Theory and Practice of Media Art: Aesthetic Parergons and Perspectives
21.05 - 21.05.2010
Program: [Art. Science. Technology.]
Place: Ural Federal University
Theory and Practice of Media Art:
Ekaterinburg, May, 21 2010
As new media art becomes more ubiquitous, it is crucial to see through its trendiness to its epistemological and aesthetic implications. Operating in the convergence between the arts, science and technology, media art instigates a new set of cognitive phenomena and mandates new practical and discursive agendas. With its strong multisensorial effects, captivating and enthralling, it challenges the world of traditional art, while in its turn being confronted by the grasping hands of the entertainment and cultural industry. Its unique modes of sensory engagement suggest new paradigms of cognition and proprioception. Empowering the viewer to relate to the work in multiple ways, electronic/interactive art raises issues of controllability and determination, refracted through disciplines from physics to politics and economics.
While there is a growing body of theory pertaining to the practice of media arts internationally, in Russia the development of this field is still sporadic. The seminar is intended to introduce to Ekaterinburg audience some of the most important issues of international media art theory and practice and to instigate further discussions, research and practice in this science- and technology-rich region.
In conjunction with the seminar, there will be a presentation of a series of interactive media installations by Ural artists as well as the works from the collections of the Center for Art and Media Technologies (ZKM Karlsruhe), Ars Electronica Center (Linz).
Contact: Ksenia Fedorova, senior researcher at EB NCCA, lecturer at Ural State University, Department of philosophy – firstname.lastname@example.org +7 9126383408