Primer is a platform for artistic and organizational development. It is located in the headquarters of Aquaporin, a global water technology company, dedicated to water purification through biotechnological techniques and thinking. Primer is developed by Diakron in collaboration with Christina Wilson Art Advisory.
With Primer, we seek to develop a new type of organization. Primer will invite artists to develop projects and initiate collaborative research to explore relations of art to science, technology and organizational development. The aim is to create sustained proximity between otherwise disparate fields of practice. What this will lead to, is one of the main questions behind Primer.
Primer’s first project, Self Passage, takes its title from the work of Rasmus Røhling, who we invited to develop a new body of work. In addition, we have curated a selection of works by artists Rachal Bradley, Vilhelm Hammershøi and Man Ray, science fiction author Peter Watts, and material by the global healthcare company Novo Nordisk and America’s space agency NASA.