SOMETHING IN THE AIR
Please join us at the Kellen Auditorium - The New School, on Saturday, September 7, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm – for a screening of artworks and a conversation between curators/editors Lanfranco Aceti and Pat Badani, Convenor Prof. Sven Travis, and “ManifestAR” founding artists on the subject of Augmented Reality.
This emerging technology engages the public sphere in social and political critique by placing – in specific virtual spaces – artworks viewable through ubiquitous, smart mobile devices that integrate sensors, processors, access to networks, and visual/audio displays.
The screening of AR works will promote a debate about this new type of mediation as well as engage questions on the disruptive relevance of contemporary performance and site-specific interventions.
The artists and curators will discuss the related aesthetic contributions, and furthermore question the political and social impact of the artworks in light of increasingly globalized socio-economic complexities.