[NetBehaviour] Ars Electronica 2006
mark at memecortex.net
Thu Sep 7 00:13:25 CEST 2006
did anyone else attend this years Ars Electronica event in Austria?
If so, I'd be interested in knowing what people thought of the
Placing Re:Placing Media Arts talk hosted by Andreas Brockmann?
An attempt to gather together various theorists and curators and
other 'worthy' people, to try to understand the present state of
Media Arts, and question why the mainstream art world wasn't taking
Media Arts seriously (!). I felt the talk became too much of a
desperate cry for the attention of an older parent. Rather than
getting on with what is happening within the media arts scene and
enjoying the 'privileges' afforded by not having to contend with the
issues that come with so much mainstream arts, (such as ‘high’, ‘low’
brow, or the difficulties of navigating the marketing/sales system of
many galleries etcetera etcetera) It seems that many want to take
these issues on as well. Surely the beauty of media/digital arts is
that they are attempting to bypass these old structures? Attempting
to invent new ones?
Also, post-conference, there was discussion of what constitutes good
media arts anyway? I'm certainly on a continuous path to
understanding that myself.
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