Without contextual sensibility, brilliant ideas are unable to put even a foot in our everyday world. The correct initiative within an existing system is just as important as an understanding of and creative openness to the system. For this reason, the questioning of public space is essential in the teaching and research of digital arts. In the field of “Go Public Narratives” one experiments with different concepts of the public and what is commonly accepted as “real”. Public space is becoming increasingly privatized and commercialized. This also stands true in the case of public spaces on the Internet. These spaces must be re-cultivated at all costs – sometimes even in subversive ways. The new-media artist must be sure to take back physical and virtual space. In doing so one reaches an audience that avoids cultural institutions. These works support the raising of mankind’s general sensibility.
21. November 2010 News