[NetBehaviour] CAC #5. October 26-28 Paris.

Chiara Passa chiarapassa at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 16:07:46 CEST 2016

Dear all

I'm glad to forward you the press release, plus links about the 5th
Computer Art Congress [ CAC.5 ] – October 26-28, 2016. MSH Paris Nord.


The Computer Art Congress is an international gathering around art,
science, technology, and design. Its first edition was celebrated in Paris
(2002), then the CAC traveled to Mexico City (2008), then came back to
Paris (2012), and recently was hosted in Rio de Janeiro (2014). In fourteen
years, a community of artists, curators, researchers, scholars, scientists,
designers, students, and professionals has contributed to the domain with
artworks, papers, round tables, workshops and exhibitions, exploring
questions such as “emerging forms of computer art”, “post-digital art”, and
“computer art for all”.

In 2016, the 5th edition of the Computer Art Congress will take place in
Paris, organized by the Citu-Paragraphe research team at University Paris 8
in partnership with the University of Michigan, the University of Hong
Kong, the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and the RAN (Réseaux d’Art
Numérique). The selected topic for this edition is “archiving and
questioning immateriality”.

CAC.5 calls for contributions interested in reflecting on the artwork as a
material object, but also invites a consideration of the complex processes
that surround a work of art. In this respect, the artwork might be regarded
from the potential emotional and or intellectual effects that it might
trigger, whether foreseen or not in advance by the artist. Such effects
could be deployed in small or large scale, from small teams to the entire
world via networked technologies and distributed exhibition spaces.
However, the Internet and electronic devices have proven to be less stable
and long-lasting than they seem. How should one deal with artworks when we
take into account their multidimensional nature (designed for and perceived
in a non stop shifting universe): temporal, spatial, exploratory,
communicational, collaborative? Any inquiry of archival and representation
becomes a complex subject.

CAC.5 believes that such entry points raise problematic issues that also
demand one to interrogate the “Material” supports that give form to an
artwork; the archival methods that artists, curators, collectors and
institutions employ in their practice; the remix and re-cataloging
appropriations that common users and audiences put in place; Furthermore,
we hope these initial questions will push our discussion towards
speculative visions on archiving subjectivity, creating obsolescence, and
preserving/conserving meta-organic relationships (i.e. relations among
technical, social, and individual organs understood as autopoietic

The list of topics prefers but is not limited to:
- Archiving Art, Design, Science, and Technology
- Matter and substance of artworks
- Physical and metaphysical effects of artworks
- Space and time of artwork effects
- Perception and uses of artworks
- Speculative scenarios for artwork deployment, distribution and
- Art and data
- Digital art and culture.

Programme http://www.computer-art-congress.org/index.php/programme/



Chiara Passa - media artist
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