DIALOG AT THE 27TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONIC ART / ISEA 2022 BARCELONA (MINDSPACES) [11/6 – 18/6, 2022]Γιάννης Κουκουλάς
DIALOG AT THE 27TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONIC ART / ISEA 2022 BARCELONA (MINDSPACES)
Interactive /Digital Art installation in public space Plaça Corominas, Barcelona
27th International Symposium on Electronic Art
Dates: June 11th to June 18th. Free access.
Opening: Saturday June 11th 7pm-10pm.
DïaloG is an interactive urban media art installation exploring the themes of alterity, strangeness, and immigration, in a performative way. The work presents two pieces that are at the same time artworks and aliens. They are confronted with a new environment where they don’t belong to… yet. They will have to adapt their language, build common knowledge, integrating all new artifacts and natural phenomena that constitute now their environment. This includes the other living beings moving around them, and, eventually, they will have to understand each other. While we use the concept of language very broadly to include speech, performance, gesture, utterance, and even data, we focus on strangeness from an ontological perspective, trying to mark a terrain of possibilities for the intersection of interpersonal and digital experiences in the urban sphere. MoBen and Refik Anadol take the notion of “dia-logos” (through-word, through speech) embedded in the etymological roots of the word “dialogue”, more understood as an informational thread processed through an iterative feedback loop between perception, and expression, and push it to a level of transactional complexity activating the potential difference between virtuality and visuality. In this way, we aim to create a unique, site-specific language between each of both works we are presenting as living entities and their unknown public, and also, between our works that are initially alien to each other – a language of unexpected and indefinable machine expressions that adapt themselves to the constant flow of data representing real-time environmental, societal, and human actions.
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