"Access modes" is a term used by Timothy Morton to describe the way we interact with things / objects. A thing / object should be understood in a phenomenological sense: like any object, subject, phenomenon and connections between them, in other words, anything. Access modes include cutting, eating, thinking, ignoring, photographing, hammering, drawing, storytelling, microscope exploration, chipping, collider acceleration, scientific writing, statistics, and any kind of use. In everyday experience, people tend to make things neutral and "tamed", they notice their existence only when things break or behave in a non-standard way.
Scientists, armed with all sorts of tools and technologies, extract data from things, and this makes things "strange". Artists use other modes of access, including themselves in the mode of viewing data and objects, while artists, entering into a dialogue with strange things, not only gain access to things, but also open access to themselves, new connections are created. The task of scientists and artists is similar: they explore things (the world) without trying to fit them into neutral systems that are accepted not to notice.
An important feature of this exhibition is that the artists, participating in it, created their works balancing between science and art. Each artist made his way to his object, using his unique set of means of access, creating actual connections between himself and the object of study. Art, science and personal experience form a new object, included in the relationship with the gallery space and the relationship between other objects in this room (among the visitors of this exhibition). It is this experience of artistic inclusion that opens the most relevant mode of access to things today, which allows one to live scientific data and methods into personal experience, to bridge the gaps between people and non-people. Looking closely at each work, you can feel and hear this attunement between things. Attunement to things is something we can do, even if the perception of things in their entirety is impossible.