[NetBehaviour] practice-based PhD thesis in art: From interaction to post-participation: the disappearing role of the active participant
varvarag at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 00:45:59 CET 2018
I have recently successfully depended my PhD dissertation at Estonian
Academy of Arts and thought to share the digital version of it, since topic
might be interesting for this mailing list audience.
Title: From interaction to post-participation: the disappearing role of the
Supervisors: dr Raivo Kelomees (Estonian Academy of Arts) and dr Pau
Waelder (The Open University of Catalonia)
Pre-reviewers: Prof dr Christa Sommerer (Interface Cultures, The University
of Art and Design Linz) and Prof dr Moises Mañas Carbonell (Faculty of Fine
Arts, Polytechnic University of Valencia)
Opponent: Prof dr Christa Sommerer (Interface Cultures, The University of
Art and Design Linz)
The practice-based dissertation analyses and contextualises passive
audience interaction through the lens of post-participation. Research
explores the shift from active to passive participation in interactive art.
By exploring interactive art history and the discourse of identity within
the field, this dissertation investigates how artworks that demonstrate no
audience involvement, but still incorporate an internal system interaction
with a data source, are addressed. In other words, the research tracks down
the interest shift from human-machine to system-to-system interaction, and
explores the reasons behind this.
In this thesis, a differentiation is made between direct and indirect
post-participation. Hence, the selected artworks are analysed from the
perspective of concept, direct or indirect post-participation components,
and realisation. In addition, related artworks by other artists are
introduced and discussed under each subcategory of post-participation.
In the end, the dissertation contributes to the evolution of interactive
art, by analysing and contextualising passive audience participation in the
form of post-participation. Author argues that the concept of
post-participation helps to address the shift from an active to a passive
spectator in the complex age of dataveillance, an age in which humans are
continuously tracked, traced, monitored and surveilled without our consent.
Please find the PhD thesis here
Varvara Guljajeva, PhD
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