26.04.2012 : we, the public
Workshop with Damian Jurt and Swann Thommen on 26, 27 April 2012 at the Conference We, the Public. Organizer SARN :: Swiss Artistic Research Network & Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Here you find the Notes on the first Swiss Artistic Research Network conference “we, the public” in Lucerne in 26th/27th of April 2012. In there you find two texts on the workshop www.collective-view.ch - On Real-Time Webcam Images.
Analyzing and communicating with artistic means forms the core of artistic research and offers a multitude of methods and competences to public and professional spheres. The majority of artistic research projects impact on public contexts by contributing to both innovative and socially engaged solutions. Artistic research often functions as a bridge between the process of creating artworks and explaining, processing, and positioning them in a public framework. Artistic research is – more than in established fields of research – transdisciplinary and involves the public as central stakeholders. The conference we, the public invites researchers to present and discuss their work from this perspective and focus on the new forms of interaction and knowledge, methods and tools emerging from artistic research.
16.11.2011 : Beyond Reality – Die Webcam als Medium
Lecture by Damian Jurt at Symposium Inside Out-of-Home-Displays on 16 November 2011 at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
For more information see the Video Casts.
In recent years artistic productions have again increasingly been articulated in public spaces. The difference to the interventions staged in the 1960s and 1970s lies in the fact that project initiators today use the Internet to make their projects accessible to a wider public. That raises issues of the relationship between public and the space of the internet. Due to new media technologies (Internet, Smartphones, iPad) we also increasingly perceive the public from a perspective of distance. How does that change our perception of the public sphere? The Internet represents an intersection that brings together different technologies, contents and actions. Performative practices which are organized through social networks, media devices like the webcam or the smartphone, and the technologies that make all this possible, overlap. It is a connection which we can paraphrase with the term performativity.