Know the laureate of the S+T+ARTS Residency “Urban mobility, exploring new imaginaries”

Russell Perkins is the laureate of the S+T+ARTS residency “Urban mobility, exploring new imaginaries” proposed by the Fondation Fiminco in collaboration with the Sony Computer Science Lab in Paris.

Russel is an American artist living and working in New York. He is a graduate of Wesleyan and Oxford Universities, where he studied European literature, philosophy, and history. In 2018, he obtained a Master’s degree in Visual Arts at Hunter College in New York. In his work, the artist explores how economic imperatives and emerging technologies impact on the body, using a range of mediums including video, music, choreography and sculpture.

From the beginning of 2021, Russell Perkins will benefit from a 5-months artist residency at Fondation Fiminco and work in close collaboration with researchers from Sony CSL Paris, notably its Creativity, Artificial Intelligence and Music teams.

Music inherently suggests mobility – for this reason, we call a portion of a musical composition a movement. Russell Perkins aspires to create connections between the dynamics of a musical composition and the mobility of bodies and objects through the city. How do our patterns of movement generate moments of harmony, tension, or dissonance? Based on models for projecting mobility in urban space and using augmented musical composition and artificial intelligence, Russell Perkins will invite us to explore these questions and, through sound, to imagine other possible futures.

Foundation Fiminco is one of the Regional Centers spreading the S+T+ARTS initiative at a local level. Discover other activities promoted by the Centers HERE.