Aoife in her office in ESTEC. Credit: ESA/C. Carreau, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency, organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA, is back at ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, for another three-week research period.

In the spirit of a two-way exchange during the residency, the artist is not only discussing and brainstorming with space scientists, but will also offer ESTEC employees a peek into her creative practice with a workshop aimed at scientists on 12 May, a live-art event on 16 May, and an exhibition of the collaborative artwork on 18 and 19 May.

The artist during one of her brainstorming sessions with space scientists in her office at ESTEC. Credit: ESA/C. Carreau, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

During her residency, Aoife is researching for Star Storm, a spectacular performance inspired by the physical processes that characterise the life of stars, which will premiere in September during the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.

Aoife brainstorming about various aspect of her Star Storm performance with ESTEC scientists. Credit: ESA/C. Carreau, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

More updates about these activities and the residency will come soon via this blog.