From object art to connected art – Workshop
Stella Veciana (DE)
Dan Norton (GB)
The REVALUING MEMORY workshop gives local artists and scientists the opportunity to use various interaction techniques to develop connected art practices. The workshop is based around the simple creative behaviours of selecting and mixing to build a mesh of connectivity around an exhibition and event focused on “the (co)existence of bios and techne”.
Each participant brings to the workshop a work of art, that is, or is represented by an object no bigger than a potato. During the one-day event, participants will share their knowledge and develop skills and resources to collaborate with each other for a joint sustainable art network in Maribor. The collaborative outcomes of the workshop will generate a Raablabs art installation for the MFRU-KILIX festival.
Stella Veciana is an artist and researcher who’s research fields are focused on the exploration and development of artistic cooperative practices and participatory scientific approaches that can contribute towards a transformation to a globally aware sustainable society. Her media art and site-specific installations have been exhibited at KunstWerke Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Cultural Capital Thessaloniki, Artists Museum Lodz, Parc Cientific de Barcelona, among others. Currently she is working for the German participation platform “Forschungswende”, which advocates civilian involvement in science, and is supported by the Federation of German Scientists. Furthermore, she is teaching at the Leuphana University. She is founder and editor of the Research Arts platform.
Dan Norton is an artist who works with digital collections. He builds AV installations, events, and live software sets. His work is shown in a variety of arenas, including media and fine art forums; technology institutes; Film Festivals, and Music events as: Closing the Alt:W Event – CCA Glasgow, Waka Espai d’Art – Palma, Spain, Supernova – Touring exhibition, Pixelache – Pixelazo – Helsinki to Medellin, ablab – Sao Paulo, Festival of Electronic Language Brazil, JavaMuseum Edition 06 (Wilfried Agricola de Cologne) MasterPlan – Online Exhibition 2003, RamShack – Venice Bienniale in Zenomap, Scotland. In 2009 he co-founded WAKA Espai d’Art, an independent art gallery and cultural association in Palma Spain. Currently he is working at the project Mixing the Library for the British Library Labs London (http://labs.bl.uk/).