For those of you in Delhi, passing by Delhi, or travelling around India for work or pleasure, we are very pleased to announce a new CRUMB Professional Development Workshop, HYBRID CURATORIAL MODELS: PRODUCING AND PUBLISHING IN-BETWEEN OFFLINE AND ONLINE DIMENSIONS, in collaboration with Sarai-CSDS, Delhi.
Do attend if you are here, or please pass this on to researchers, curators, artists, practitioners in India who you think might be interested in attending.
Please find more information and how to book your place below.
Marialaura and CRUMB Team
HYBRID CURATORIAL MODELS: PRODUCING AND PUBLISHING IN-BETWEEN OFFLINE AND ONLINE DIMENSIONS
CRUMB Professional Development Workshop in collaboration with Sarai-CSDS
Saturday, 23 March 2013, 11am - 5pm
CSDS Seminar Room
29, Rajpur Road, Delhi 110054
This workshop is set within the activities of the research unit CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, UK, which has investigated the curating of new media art since 1993 through research, exhibition projects, publishing, networking and professional development for curators.
For this occasion the event will focus on curatorial and artistic practices operating within the realm of digital technology and culture in India. The aim is to disclose some of the curatorial and artistic work that has dealt with issues related to what might be termed inter-media publishing, bridging online and offline sites of production, display and distribution. The goal is to investigate the practice of curating across online and offline distributive platforms.
Through three presentations by practitioners based in India – Prayas Abhinav (Director, Museum of Vestigial Desire), Shankar Barua (Managing Trustee, The Academy of Electronic Arts and Curator, Carnival of e-Creativity) and Revue (collaborative ensemble by Mrityunjay Chatterjee and Sreejata Roy) - along with Sarah Cook (co-funder, CRUMB), the workshop will take the form of group discussions looking at the speaker's practices, critical perspectives and working methodologies within the framework of contemporary curatorial practices and digital technology. Discussions will touch upon forms and formats of presentation, the structural organisation and arrangement of artistic material, modes of production and display, audience engagement and reception and means of distribution in relation to inter-media publishing.
How does producing and publishing in-between the offline and online dimensions affect curatorial and artistic work?
What are the means of distribution adopted in this context and how has the spread and simplification of digital technology had impact on artistic and curatorial production?
What is the kind of audience interaction that such practices generates? How does the audience navigate through different sites of display?
Speakers/workshop leaders details:
Prayas Abhinav, is a writer, occasional artist and teacher based in Bangalore. He is the initiator
and the co-Director of the Museum of Vestigial Desire.
Abhinav has worked on numerous pieces of speculative fiction, software, games, interactive installations, public interventions and curatorial projects. He is interested in politics, pedagogy and the interaction of the humanities and the digital. He contributes to research and projects at northeastwestsouth (n.e.w.s) (Amsterdam, NL) and has led workshops at Center for Environmental Planning Technology (CEPT) (Ahmedabad) and Dutch Art Institute (Arnhem, NL). In the past he lead the Center for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA) at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore; http://prayas.in/
Shankar Barua, is Managing Trustee of The Academy of Electronic Arts and Curator of the annual Carnival of e-Creativity (2006 – ongoing).
His curatorial record includes, ‘Open Stage’ (1980), ‘In Search of the Avant Garde’ (1992), and ‘Edgelogue’ (2010). He is now focused upon developing 'Research & Innovation Ashram #002' in Guwahati, Assam. Barua has also worked as an adventure-travel writer & photographer, illustrator, photographer, tea-taster, musician, film-maker, and public speaker; http://www.theaea.org
Revue, is an ensemble of artist/media practitioner duo Sreejata Roy and Mrityunjay Chatterjee, who have been collaborating on various art projects in India and abroad. The area of work involves largely the city, politics of space and lived conditions. Revue works in collaboration with communities for the realisation of projects. Along with their art practices, they are involved in art and design pedagogy and media-focused research; http://www.revuenet.net/
Sarah Cook, is a curator and writer based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and co-author (with BerylGraham) of the book 'Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media' (MIT Press, 2010) and co-editor (with Sara Diamond) of 'Euphoria & Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues'. She is currently a Reader at the University of Sunderland where she co-founded and co-edits CRUMB, the online resource for curators of new media art and teaches on the MA Curating course. She is a member of the advisory board of the 'Journal of Curatorial Studies' and co-chaired 'Rewire', the Fourth International Conference on the histories of media art, science and technology with FACT in Liverpool (2011); http://crumb.sunderland.ac.uk/~sarah/
WHO IS IT FOR?
Workshop is open to all researchers, artists, curators and practitioners interested in this field of
Workshop is free but places are limited and booking is required.
HOW TO BOOK?
Please send an email to Marialaura Ghidini at [log in to unmask] by Tuesday 19th March including the following information:
1. Contact details
2. Up to 50 words on your particular area of practice in relation to this workshop, and what you hope to get from attending. Please include a URL.
3. Any special needs
This workshop has been organised by Marialaura Ghidini, doctoral researcher with CRUMB, as part of her fellowship with Sarai-CSDS which has been made possible by the AHRC International Placement Scheme, UK, the financial support of CRUMB and the University of Sunderland and the assistance of Sarai-CSDS, http://marialaura-ghidini.hotglue.me/
For more information please visit; http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/, http://www.crumbweb.org/ and http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/
Facebook event here; https://www.facebook.com/events/152849668211990/