At VID art|science we recognize that the wisdom and practices of non-Western cultures can often inform contemporary research. For example, the methods of Chinese and Indo-Tibetan medical systems have often been shown to be effective, and the concepts of physiology from these systems can inform new ideas in modern research. These systems view the body-mind- spirit as an interconnected whole, suggesting that contemporary notions of systems biology and biological informatics may bring about a new view of health and well-being.

We are studying the diverse systems of medicine that have evolved around the globe. Many of these systems view life as being inherently interconnected with the environment, and have often developed sophisticated understandings of healing with plants. At VID, Artists and Scientists are investigating the effects produced on human stem cell homeodynamics by traditional healing sounds and rhythms developed in traditional societies.

At VID art|science we are exploring how sacred places/geometries and prayer may affect our consciousness and biological dynamics. We are creating healing spaces and art installations that integrate sounds, movement and visual arts to provide an experience of interconnectedness.



ART is a 6 months platform where participants will be guided through a personal journey focused on the creation of a ritual performance.



Experiencing Elements of Nature
lecture: Voices and vision from Stem-cells, mutant vibrations for a new
paradigm of regenerative medicine  –  Prof. Carlo Ventura,
Butoh and ritual theatre: Yuri Dini
Afro Dance: Giuseppe Orrù
ART weekend workshop 29-30/ 10 /2016
ART Residency: 29/10-6/11/2016

Healing Paths
Lecture and meditation:
Compleating the circle: Arts and Sciences as an Unbroken Whole –
Dr. David Muehsam
Butoh and ritual teatre: Yuri Dini
Contact Dance: Nica Portavia
ART weekend workshop 26-27/11 /2016,
ART Residency: 26/11-04/12/2016

Transition states – Retrieving the meaning of dark and light
Lecture: Ancient Healing rituals: the role Of plants, songs and water  –
Dr. Tania Re
Butoh, masks and solstice ritual: Yuri Dini and Valérie-Anne Desmaret
ART weekend workshop 17-18/1 2/ 2016
ART Residency: 14-20/12/2016

Yin-Yang : Dance  of the Opposites
lecture: Cell- polarity – the relevance of asimmetry –
Prof. Carlo Ventura
Butoh and Ritual Theatre: Yuri Dini
Costume and Make-up: Julia von Stietencron
ART Weekend workshop: 18-19/03/2017
ART Residency: 18-26/03/2017

Ancient and Contemporary Mysteries
Lecture: Transcultural perspective on consciousness –
Dr. Tania Re
Butoh and Ritual Theatre: Yuri Dini
Music and Choral Composition: Paul M. Henry /
Gianpaolo Salbego
ART Weekend Workshop: 15-16/04/2017
ART Residency: 15-23/04/2017

ART final Residency: Solo and Group Performances


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