Monday, September 26, 2011

[Yasmin_discussions] ISEA feedback

Hi everybody,
I have participed to ISEA for the 3rd time (Nagoya, Singapore, Istanbul), and it is still a big event in many ways and not only in quantity but in the quality of programm and discussions. It is an amazing brainstorming where people from so many countries can exchange about so many medias and practices, and in addition get some thinking, theories, and perspectives about electronic and digital tools and culture.
Some little things that I can say :
- it was so important to cross electronic art (ISEA) and contemporary art (Istanbul biennal) in a place, it means in a city, and a city as Istanbul , that is still in development, and at the junction of Europe and Asia... Now we have to know where can be the junctions between these practices : are they so different, are they in the same fields, are they in different economies, how to think their environment, technics, modes of production and diffusion ? We can see that the exhibitions for the practices and conferences for the theory are still the way to present them. In which kind of public area, in which modes of knowledge and culture can we share our experiments and creation, thinking and theory ? Can it be a way to explore the future of isea ? Can it be a way to invent some new tools, new objects (as things), new spaces ? For example, I was very interested by the experimentation by the Collectif Nunc to explore the rôle of the catalogue as a way of knowledge, and creation ; and it is only one example

- I was very interesseted too by the Mediterranean forum on digital culture, and the links with the arabic revolution. It was such appropriate to speak about that in an other mediterranean country, and to learn about how people used the digital and global media in one part of the world, that could be seen as a local revolution, but concerning the total humanity. And also it would be great to follow the discussion, cause : the revolution is going on and needs to be thinked to be realized, and new models seem to be necessary to invent. But, in that way, it is not only a local problem, but a global, if we think to the difficulties that each country can have with the economic crise. New medias could help to these non institutionnal exchanges. And help to find ways to invent a virtual global public space

At the end I want to think all the people that organized this ISEA, and above all to think Baruch Gotlieb who was my panel chair about The persistence of hardware. I think we have open the beginning of a discussion about the electronic and digital environment that concern material, energy, production, economy, culture… that it would be important to follow and to developp cause it is a very crucial question in the use of these technology and its consequences, that is not so immaterial…

Regards to all
Colette Tron
Marseille, France

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