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Critical Kits: Art, technology and distributed participation

When:
30 November, 2016 all-day
2016-11-30T00:00:00+00:00
2016-12-01T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
Liverpool Small Cinema
57 Victoria St
Liverpool L1 6DE
UK
Contact:
Neil Winterburn
07528316230

Critical Kits: Art, technology and distributed participation

howieb-and-olo

Wigan Athletic F.C. mascot Howie B being filmed by John Spencer & OLO at the Re-Dock GYM JAMS event at Howe Bridge leisure centre Atherton.

 

Wednesday 30th November 2016 10am – 6pm

 

Re-Dock are organising a symposium on the 30th November 2016 about participatory art: in particular, looking at critical practice around participatory art that uses technology. The event will take place at A Small Cinema Liverpool.

To find out more see the project GitLab.

As part of a generation of artists giving equal critical focus to both participation and technology, we think we’ve identified a problem. Much of the documentation of this work fails to capture the richness, complexity and difficulty of working across contemporary art practice, community engagement and technical cultures.

We’d like to invite you to critically reflect with us on the opportunities in evolving participation, technical and network cultures for the better distribution of artistic practice.

Normally much of the presentation of this work uses formats shaped by print and broadcast media, reports, documentary films and photographs. We want to explore how formats shaped by networked culture, such as github repos, instructional guides and maker kits could be used to communicate the social and cultural meaning of projects as well as their technical function.

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