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Fridays, 12 February – 18 March 2016, 18.45-20.45 (6 week course)
This course, led by curator and writer Helen Kaplinsky, explores the changing landscape for producing and experiencing art in the age of increasing reliance on the digital. The origins of the internet, early examples of networked structures and artistic experimentation with cybernetics, net.art and new media art will provide an introduction for an overall focus on current tendencies in producing, circulating and experiencing art. In conjunction with the course, the Taylor Digital Studio at Tate Britain is hosting an artist-in-research who is testing social platforms for their dialogic and participatory potential.
How have contemporary artists responded to the new online ecology? What does it mean for online and offline identities as well as the changing value systems of governance? How is the space of the museum being transformed in the age of digital infrastructure? The course provides an exciting opportunity to explore these highly topical questions in conversation with the tutor, the resident artist and peers.
Helen Kaplinsky is an independent curator and writer based in London. She has undertaken fellowships with the Contemporary Art Society and the Arts Council Collection, both of which considered the relationship between property and collections, including work by net.art, New Media and post-internet artists. In recent years she has contributed to programmes at Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery, Tate (Britain and Liverpool), The Government Art Collection, ICA (London), The Photographers Gallery (London) and Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Liverpool). She has programmed with and for project spaces in London key to supporting networked and post-internet practices including Banner Repeater, Arcadia Missa and Lima Zulu.
Week 1: Introduction to Network Ideology
Week 2: Digital Citizen
Week 3: Digital Landscapes and Infrastructures
Week 4: Digital Assets
Week 5: Digital Institutions
Week 6: Digital Futures
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