- VISUAL ARTS
Conference in the context of Lumen Prize Exhibition
Digital Art: An Ever-Changing Art Form
22 October 2014
Academics, theoreticians and artists in a conversation about the past, present and future of digital art.
The OCC is staging a conference in parallel with the internationally acclaimed Lumen Prize exhibition
. The event aims to investigate the history and evolution of digital art, the influence of new media on contemporary art forms, and the past, present and future of this particular form of artistic expression in relation to technological advances. The conference will focus on issues including art prizes and their impact on the digital art development, the role of art in the information era, the aesthetic influences of digital art, the interface between art and research, interactive art, multimedia environments, video games, creative coding, the preservation of digital art, technological advances and their importance, and the market rules governing the digital arts.
In an attempt to bring together theory and practice and to achieve the greatest possible range of opinions, the guest speakers include both theoreticians and artists, all of whom are internationally acknowledged in their field. Having academic research, artistic creativity and maintaining a close relationship with an ever-changing art form as their starting points, the speakers will be conveying their valuable knowledge and experience to the attendants.
On the occasion of the conference and as a preview of the Lumen Prize Exhibition, the interactive work Murmur
, which won the Lumen Prize Silver Award for 2014, will be on view from October 22 to November 10 on the OCC’s 4th floor foyer (Opening hours: Monday - Friday 17:00-22:00 and Saturday - Sunday: 12:00-21:00. Free entrance).
Watch the Conference, part 1:Watch the Conference, part 2:
creditsClick here to see the programme of the conference and to read more about the speakers (go to p. 9).
Katerina Athanasopoulou: Artist and Animation Lecturer at London College of Communication, London, UK
Emiko Ogawa: Responsible for the Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Dr. Nick Lambert: Lecturer in Digital Art and Culture, Department of History of Art & Screen Media, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Genetic Moo: Artists, London, UK
Dr. Bernhard Serexhe: Chief curator ZKM / Media Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Anne-Marie Duguet: Professor Emeritus at Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
Dr. Angus Forbes: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Art & Art History, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
We Are Müesli: Artists, Milan, Italy
Angelo Plessas: Artist, Athens, Greece
Katerina Thomadaki: Filmmaker, visual artist, theorist, Paris, France
George Drivas: Moving image artist, Athens, Greece
Mark Amerika: Artist and media theorist, USA
Entrance to the event is free and on a strictly first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.