Oproep 3: Digitaal werken in de kunsten
On.Each.Sec aims at exploring the web as a new space for creating and exploring art, talking liveness, and finding new ways of shaping creative communities and international collaborations in the digital art world.
In this phase of the research, XOR has planned to explore the meaning of aura and liveness in digital art. Aura was used by Walter Benjamin in his influential 1936 essay The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Benjamin argued that 'even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: Its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be.' He referred to this unique cultural context i.e. 'its presence in time and space' as its 'aura'. Aura is a quality integral to an artwork that cannot be communicated through mechanical reproduction techniques (such as photography) On.Each.Sec will explore the notion of liveness in two different realms • Creating art: Performer/artist-audience interaction, and its effects on the creative process • Experiencing art: Audience involvement and participation
By gathering artists, musicians, coders, choreographers, dancers and performers, five performances and web-based installations will be created to explore the techno-cultural meaning of liveness, originality, and being in space, time. Two of which will be selected through an open call and other pieces will be created by invited artists. Through these artworks, On.Each.Sec will introduce a practical framework for ideation, creation of digital art for the artists from the region as well as other parts of the world. On.Each.Sec aims at reflecting on the topics such as: • How does the online co-presence and the ability to interact and to share information in real-time create liveness? • How to use social and online liveness for creating participatory artworks over the web? • What’s the meaning of aura in the digital age and how to use the web to establish the artwork’s presence in time and space? • How to use the web to create meaningful connection and interaction between the performer/artist and audience in live performances?
Arash Akbari firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m interested in connecting the virtual and the physical worlds and at the same time creating an online art space that focuses on queer perspectives. For this I will invite artists to find a place or an object in the public space in Brussels or Flanders and produce a work around that. It will be exhibited online but activated through an opening event that happens at the chosen space.
As scenic creators always celebrate making contact, in a shared territory. The distance required between the bodies with the current pandemic put us in a kind of check, and there, in that grid, half immobile, From that place we stopped to think and ask ourselves: How to continue creating and meeting with the audience? Can we use digital media to create a different form of scenic spatiality?