Stanza exhibited at The Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum as part of Digitally Yours Exhibition

March 21, 2007 by stanza Leave a reply »
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I am showing Urban Generation at The Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum.

The Arts Council of Southwest Finland are organizing an international exhibition of digital art. The exhibition will be shown in the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum starting 31st March until 13th May 2007. Several internationally recognised artists working digitally have been invited to take part in the exhibition, and their work will be exhibited together for the first time. The key theme of the exhibition is human approach to digital technology. While digitality is often seen merely as technology, Digitally Yours points out through the works exhibited that it is a significant part of our humane everyday life. They represent an audience who may not be familiar with contemporary art, but are very familiar with the digital world.

CONCEPT

Despite its mundane quality digitality is something that changes people. In this spirit Digitally Yours challenges existing conceptions of art by transforming the character of artworks as well as the roles of artist and spectator. Digitally Yours provides experiences, joy, participation and a great deal to reflect upon for a broad spectrum of audiences. Digitally Yours deals with the inevitable co-existence of people and the digital world. The exhibition maps the changes in life and art in a time that is characterised by the digitalisation of culture. The artists in the exhibition use digital technology, but with a critical attitude.

Within the arts, digitality creates a new type of community and collective participation that involves both those who create art and those who consume art. Digitally Yours makes the social character of the digital visible through art. Digital art makes people open their eyes and consider humane and geographical differences in an entirely new way.

I am showing this work:
Urban Generation: Multiple cameras are accessed randomly in real time to make an urban tapestry. What you see is an evolving, generative artwork. These images are from taken London, and they happen as you see them, in real time. The installation versions of this work can be presented in art galleries using projectors or plasma displays. This online artwork represents many realities that exist in city space. The observed real time surveillance society is re worked into a series of grids. This presents London to a global online audience. The data that you see is protected by the data protection act. Here it is re mixed into what you see, which is this online artwork that look like a filmic experience. First made in 2002 the work was recently re -tested and some technical issues have been ironed out for 2005.

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