This dissemination series of talks, articles and exhibitions will excavate and discuss how contemporary (Nordic) art is changing with the digital.
The project is a continuation of the research and publication project Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art, which, based on interviews with artists connected to the Nordic region, examines how digital dynamics in society – in the context of the welfare state – influence contemporary art.
The digital is radically changing the conditions for art’s production, distribution, interfaces and forms. But more than offering new tools, it reconfigures the life worlds and imaginations of artists. Globally and instantly interconnected, artists experience to be able to touch and affect the world at scales beyond locality. Digital technology and culture inevitably changes what artists do, how they do it, and why. This changes art’s places, meaning and role in society.
In the technologically advanced condition in the Nordic context, in which ways does the digital affect how, why and towards what ends artists make their art? What are the new ways of art – and what difference are these ways and emerging roles for art going to make in society and the world, if at all?
The dissemination series Digital Dynamics: NEW WAYS OF ART will explore these questions throughout 2019.
Image: HC Gilje, lightspan forest flares (March 2014), light installation in forest outside Oslo, Norway. Photo by HC Gilje. Courtesy of the artist.