Conference in the frame of Areas of Conflu(x)ence project
Curator: Tincuta Heinzel
Participants: David Bihanic, Christian Denker, Peter Tomaz Dobrila, Anne-Marie Duguet, Bogdan Ghiu, Paulo FerreiraLopes, Sophie Fetro, Pierre-Damien Huyghe, Heike Helfert, Augustin Ioan, Marko Kosnik, Ciprian Mihali, Patrick Nardin, Tincuta Parv, Rainer Prohaska, Gemma San Cornelio.
Locations: Studio Astra / *. ARTLABS Centrala termica 3, Sibiu.
Dates: 4 – 6 October 2007
The Art, Space and Technology in the Digital Era Conference proposes an international debate around the relation between art and technology in the contemporary digital age. It specially underlines the impact of new media on our life. The digital technologies have created a new model of perception of the diverse aspects of the reality. The changes they produce make us reconsider the condition of our modern life, while they drive us to explore their potential. The post-modern syntax is re-modelled and new positions are defended sustaining the arguments of a super-industrialised society. Science and technology must always force the borderlines of knowledge in our times, while art must mirror these experiences. Our way of life and our expectations change constantly according to these new limits. The importance we give to the different aspects of life and the way our activities model the space are constantly questioned and reconceived according to the permanent flow of innovations. What models of perception and understanding of our environment do we employ? How do we use the potential of our tools, if we admit their influence on our way of life? What traps are to be avoided? What are we to expect from technology? Should we worry about the place of the new technologies in our life? Considering artistic and aesthetic experiences, we will study the ways in which digital technologies influence image, sound and space today.