The internet is dominated by controlling and selecting (and censoring) structures and algorithms. Dutch artist Harm van den Dorpel questioned how he as an artist could intervene in these structures, and built a complete up and running digital social network Delinear.info. With this work, van den Dorpel wants to undermine the dominant linear structures which are central to the feeds of mainstream social media.
Wednesday December 20th, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Instituut), will take the work of Olia Lialina as a starting point for a talk and screening programme. The influence of technological developments on our culture as well as society will be his main focus. What does the internet mean to the arts and visa versa? Is the internet ephemeral, or is it matter, actual material you can work with?
On the speaker
Kuitenbrouwer is an expert in the field of interactive media. He teaches, writes and lectures on various crossroads of culture and technology. He studied contemporary history, became an artist for a while and plays improvised music and develops sonic games in OORBEEK – a collective of artists, musicians and theorists.
Since 2009, Kuitenbrouwer works at Virtual Platform (now Het Nieuwe Instituut) where he develops crossover programs to share knowledge and practice on different aspects of electronic culture.
On the artist
Olia Lialina is part of the net.art movement. Her work is canonical in the field of internet art, and of lasting influence. Today Olia Lialina describes herself as a web artist and animated GIF model. She also writes on digital folklore and user culture. Lialina is a professor for New Media at Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany.
On Cultural Matter
In a series of presentations, screening and talks LIMA provides a platform for the international discussion of digital art and aims to develop new strategies for the presentation and preservation of these artworks.
Lecture by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
December 20, 7.30 PM
7,50 / 5
Free with Cineville
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