This dissemination series of talks, texts and art excavates how contemporary art is changing with the digital.
The project expands from the research and publication project Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art (2019) based on interviews with artists connected to the Nordic region.
The digital is radically changing the conditions for art’s production, distribution, interfaces and forms. But besides 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 change what artists do, how they do it, and why. This changes art’s places, meaning and role in society.
In the technologically advanced Nordic context, in which ways does the digital affect how, why and towards what ends artists make their art? If digital dynamics in ‘society’ affect art, then, in turn, how may digital art affect dynamics in society? What are the new ways of art – and what differences are these ways and emerging roles for art going to make in the world, if at all?
The dissemination series Digital Dynamics: NEW WAYS OF ART explores these questions with the program themes:
Image: HC Gilje, lightspan forest flares (March 2014), light installation in forest outside Oslo, Norway. Photo by HC Gilje. Courtesy of the artist.