Hamburg Open Science
As part of the Hamburg Open Science (HOS) initiative, Hamburg's universities developed a series of projects from 2018-2020 that aim to make scientific research results and data accessible to the public as well as to other researchers*. In the individual projects, new approaches to open access publications were developed, repositories for research data were established, and the digital transformation at the universities was accompanied. As of 2019, the HFBK Hamburg was also part of Hamburg Open Science. Together with the Digital/Material Workshop, 3D scanning methods were tested for capturing artistic objects and the audiovisual documentation of performances. On the one hand, the aim was to develop technical processes with which the delicacy and materiality of an artistic sculpture can be appropriately mapped; on the other hand, procedures were also to be developed with which not only individual objects, but also installations, exhibitions or ephemeral events can be documented in their spatiality and temporality. In this context, the Online Gallery of the HFBK was established.
Another sub-project was dedicated to the creation of an artistic repository by productively reinterpreting the term "research data". The aim of this repository is not only to be an archive for the artistic production of the university, but also to document those artistic practices that otherwise remain invisible: the productive failures, the irritating inspirations and unexpected encounters. The repository aims to give artists and theorists the opportunity to add an additional dimension to their work through cross-connections and contextualization. Thus, the focus is not on presentation and self-presentation, but rather on research, collaboration, and a fluid form of knowledge generation, a meandering through the artistic work of the HFBK Hamburg.
Participants 2019/20: Daniel Kulle, Johannes Klever, Fabian Hesse, Oliver Leo