Nathaniel Stern reviews The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft exhibition, which began its life at the Fuller Craft Museum and is currently up at the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) until June 12th 2011. It engages not only with craft’s reinvigoration as a creative practice and discourse, but with how these have been shaped by, and also transformed, new technologies, new designs, new materials and new ideas.
Jake Harries & Felicie d'Estienne d'Orves are interviewed live on Resonance FM this week by Marc Garrett, Irini Papdimitriou & Jonathan Munro. Jake is Digital Arts Programme Manager at open access media lab, Access Space, and the current curator of the LOSS (Linux Open Source Sound) a website dedicated to music made with FLOSS. Felicie, a French installation artist who explores the meaning and impact of light through her work. She uses light and sound technologies to create a mysterious art of beauty and power, challenging the boundaries of her materials and our own perceptions of them.
"Twenty Digital Years Plus" is a softback book that presents and contextualises the art, performance, music and performance of digital art duo of Station Rose (Elisa Rose and Gary Danner) from their beginnings as a 16-bit open media lab in 1988 through the world wide web and web 2.0 to the present. Beginning with a series of essays before presenting an illustrated history of Station Rose, some refreshing and unexpected angles make a convincing claim for their art historical interest; for todays artists, students, historians and the imaginatively inspired digitally connected generation.
When traditional systems become obsolete, they evolve into the facilitator of their own crash. The initial position of the nine debuting artists is the shift- and notions of values within the current...
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