PrimerNymøllevej 78, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Aquaporin is a global water technology company, dedicated to water purification through the use of biotechnological techniques and thinking. A key component of Aquaporin’s technology is the water channel protein aquaporin which “facilitates rapid, highly selective water transport”. In short, it provides an energy efficient method of separating water from x. Aquaporin employs an open innovation business model, which in practice means that they allow for external partners and collaborators, to develop technologies, products and other application types on top of their fundamental innovation. The headquarters of Aquaporin in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark, spans 7000m2 of open factory space, laboratories, meeting rooms and offices.
Artists are invited to utilize Primer and Aquaporin at large as an occasion to develop their practice. With this emphasis we intend to facilitate an open model where artists can utilize the situation for developmental purposes as well as display. The outcomes have previously been exhibitions of new work, complemented by a selection of material and works curated by Primer. Going forward the collaborations will consist of long-term dialogues with open-ended effects and forms. Primer is intended as a platform for production, development and support for artists and the field of art in general, exploring its introduction into new spaces and professions.