Oproep 3: Digitaal werken in de kunsten

Taking the technology in art out of its black box

Naar welke uitdagingen voor digitaal werken in de kunsten gaat je interesse uit?

Some artists get frustrated and demotivated when trying to work with technology and art. The reason for this, most of the times, can be explained by the difficulty of reaching the depths of their process and actually understanding the hidden mechanisms behind a software, hardware or any technological tool. To tackle this challenge, I believe in open-source solutions and community driven creation.

Waarom wil je graag deelnemen aan deze oproep?

Being always interested in art as well as its technological processes, I envisioned many projects using tools that I barely knew how they worked or even knew someone I could reach to ask questions. As soon as I realized I needed to deepen my knowledge about the tools for my works I started learning and developing a network of creators to help and improve workflows and ideas. Having received a bachelor's degree in cinema and media studies I boosted even more how much I could learn and teach into the subject, having conceived a graduation project entirely aimed at this effort of trying to appropriate and enpower myself into my creative process while doing art. But I mostly worked by myself and missed having people to discuss, that being the reason why I'm enrolling in discussion groups and programs such as this one.

Hoe kan jouw werk met deze uitdagingen een impact hebben op de fairness en duurzaamheid van de kunsten van Vlaanderen en Brussel?

Coming from a country that really lacks technology development, research and industrial production, my goal always has been to offer means of production for the needy, in an effort to challenge the current geographical status quo of technological art towards more fair and broad contributions. Not only in the fields of art, I think that empowering people to know and discuss technology makes a more reasonable debate regarding environment, social disparities and colonisation in its multiple forms. The role of technology, being dialectical, must be understood as a tool more than a result for population at risk.


Caio Antônio caiocp.fernandes@gmail.com