Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th July, 2006
The Digital Art Weeks PROGRAM (DAW06) is concerned with the application of digital technology in the arts. Consisting again this year of symposium, workshops and performances, the program offers insight into current research and innovations in art and technology as well as illustrating resulting synergies in a series of performances, making artists aware of impulses in technology and scientists aware of the possibilities of the application of technology in the arts.
[Kon.[Text]], this year’s Digital Art Weeks SYMPOSIUM concerns the use of the Performative Surround in the arts and the technology that drives it. The Performative Surround pertains to the immersive quality and quantity of the setting of a performative artwork that uses electronic media enhancement. Enhanced media art is any artwork that uses electronic media to communicate in part or in whole its message to the viewer. The viewer may be therewith integrated into the performative arena through the use of the communicative powers of the applied media.
In a series of lectures, demonstrations, panels and performances, artists and researchers will examine the use of electronic media in articulating the performer’s presence through the possibilities of the multi-sensuality of electronic media. The possibilities of blurring the divide between public and performer to bond them through the powers of dissemination and inclusion inherent within the technology behind the performative surround will also be considered as well as how communication between both performer and public can be interactively networked in real time through various forms of computer enhanced dialoging.
To draw a parallel between the symposium’s title [Kon.[Text]] and the phrase “in the body of the text” in terms how both performer and public are virtually networked by the expansion of the real into virtual, issues in media enhanced performance and its re-embodiment into the domains of hyper-reality will be tangibly demonstrated in a series of evening performances.
The organizers of the Digital Art Weeks ETH Zurich have sought out and selected presentations, demonstrations and performances on many themes specific to performance using electronic media that explore a concept of the Performative Surround in terms of how computer-mediated communication and dialog takes place between performers and viewers and how it tends to aid in dissolving the divide between performer and viewer.
Topics this year for PAPERS, DEMONSTRATIONS and PERFIORMANCES include:
Topics this year for PANELS concerning in relationship to the Performative Surround include:
Concept: Art Clay, ToneText©2006
Stefan Müller Arisona
Digital Art Weeks c/o
Computer Systems Institute
ETH Zentrum, RZ H 18
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Parallel Event – Interactive Futures - http://cfisrv.finearts.uvic.ca/interactivefutures
Conference Center - VisDome ETH Zurich - http://www.icvr.ethz.ch/vrai_german/visdome/frame.htm
Co-sponsor - sitemapping.ch - Swiss Federal Office of Culture - http://www.sitemapping.ch
Co-sponsor - Computer Systems Institute, ETH Zurich - http://www.cs.inf.ethz.ch
Research Partner - Situated Body http://www.situated-body.net
Industry Partner - http://www.stereolith.ch
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November 24, 2006, at 08:43 AM