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EVENT

"Curating Digital Art" panel event


Dates:
Tue Jul 08, 2003 00:00 - Fri Jun 27, 2003

Curating Digital Art" panel event
Tuesday July 8th, 2-4pm
Commonwealth Institute, London
Admission Free

In recent years, digital art has presented an increasing curatorial challenge to art institutions. Digital art practice often suggests an emphasis upon systems rather than objects, remote rather than local events, and privileges reproduction over authenticity. Significant galleries such as the Walker Art Centre, ICA, Whitney Museum of Art and Tate Modern have all tackled the issue of institutional support of digital art, with varying degrees of success.

This panel brings together a range of curators involved in the definition of contemporary digital art. They will discuss a number of questions, including:

*Can digital art be considered within a larger visual arts framework, or should it be considered as a separate discipline?

*What are appropriate means for presenting digital art -- are galleries valid display systems for it, or is a process-based residency model more successful?

*What are the specific aesthetic challenges of digital art and are the various institutional frameworks addressing these challenges?

*Who is shaping these new models of artistic production? Are certain experimental art practices not being represented because of their means of production?

*How representative is the digital art that gets shown in galleries of the scope of actual digital art practice?

Panel members: Charlie Gere (chair), Helen Sloan, Honor Harger, Walter van der Cruijsen, Beryl Graham

The panel is part of Plug-in 03, annual degree show of the London College of Music and Media, a Faculty of Thames Valley University (TVU)

For further details and map, see http://www.tvu.ac.uk/plug-in03/prog3.html or contact James Coupe, Lecturer in Digital Art: james.coupe@tvu.ac.uk


EVENT

"Curating Digital Art" panel event


Dates:
Tue Jul 08, 2003 00:00 - Fri Jun 27, 2003

Curating Digital Art" panel event
Tuesday July 8th, 2-4pm
Commonwealth Institute, London
Admission Free

In recent years, digital art has presented an increasing curatorial challenge to art institutions. Digital art practice often suggests an emphasis upon systems rather than objects, remote rather than local events, and privileges reproduction over authenticity. Significant galleries such as the Walker Art Centre, ICA, Whitney Museum of Art and Tate Modern have all tackled the issue of institutional support of digital art, with varying degrees of success.

This panel brings together a range of curators involved in the definition of contemporary digital art. They will discuss a number of questions, including:

* Can digital art be considered within a larger visual arts framework, or should it be considered as a separate discipline?

*What are appropriate means for presenting digital art -- are galleries valid display systems for it, or is a process-based residency model more successful?

*What are the specific aesthetic challenges of digital art and are the various institutional frameworks addressing these challenges?

*Who is shaping these new models of artistic production? Are certain experimental art practices not being represented because of their means of production?

* How representative is the digital art that gets shown in galleries of the scope of actual digital art practice?

Panel members: Charlie Gere (chair), Helen Sloan, Honor Harger, Walter van der Cruijsen, Beryl Graham

The panel is part of Plug-in 03, annual degree show of the London College of Music and Media, a Faculty of Thames Valley University (TVU)

For further details and map, see http://www.tvu.ac.uk/plug-in03/prog3.html or contact James Coupe, Lecturer in Digital Art: james.coupe@tvu.ac.uk


EVENT

I, ROBOT (PHASE ONE)


Dates:
Wed Aug 21, 2002 00:00 - Mon Aug 05, 2002

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I, ROBOT (PHASE ONE)

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An intelligent telerobotic installation by James Coupe

In collaboration with Hedley Roberts and John Williamson

I, ROBOT (PHASE ONE)

Wednesday 21st - Sunday 25th August

Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS

Telerobotics makes it possible to represent oneself in remote places through a network. But how do others know that the robot is operated by a real person? And how do we know that the robot is representing the world accurately back to us?

I, Robot is a new art project that explores artificial intelligence, physical computing and remote control. It is an installation consisting of a social network of robots, live video streams and genetic algorithms.

For three weeks in August, Artsadmin will host I, Robot. This will culminate in a five-day exhibition, where visitors will have the opportunity to compete to parent robots and remotely participate in the robots' evolution within a sealed environment.

Opening times and further news about I, ROBOT (PHASE ONE) will follow in the next few weeks. For more information about the event or artist, contact Mark Godber at Artsadmin: 020 7247 5102 / mark@artsadmin.co.uk

This project, as part of the Artsadmin Artists' Bursary Scheme, is supported by the Arts Council of England, CIDA, Creative People, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and London Arts. It is also financially supported by the London College of Music and Media, a Faculty of Thames Valley University.

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Mark Godber
Artsadmin
Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London E1 6LS

Tel: 0207-247-5102
Fax: 0207-247-5103

mark@artsadmin.co.uk
http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/

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