I am happy to share open-call announcement for the workshop I run at the Digital Design Weekend at V&A in September:
“The Work of Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” is an artistic research workshop by media art curator Natalia Fuchs and media artist Helena Nikonole. Artificial Intelligence as a concept, neural network as a tool and research-based curatorial solution as an approach - that’s the scope of practice in the workshop.
According to media artist Helena Nikonole, an artistic exploration of the potential possibilities (and also potential risks) of technologies like Artificial Intelligence or Internet of Things is necessary to understand the context of modern technologically and media determined world.
Natalia Fuchs is media art curator that is dealing with historical contexts when curating exhibitions and art projects. From her point of view, it is crucial to see how new media choice for the artist correlates with topological spaces in the history of art. In other words, referencing notion to an external space is her approach to building media art communities stable and persistent; what is reflected in the “The Work of Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” which become global research community platform for the artist, curator and technology specialists.
In their original workshop Natalia Fuchs and Helena Nikonole share their experience on contemporary conceptual artistic and curatorial work in the field of media art in relation with Artificial Intelligence. Participants of the workshop are invited to join the research-based practice from exploring intuitive interest in some issue to transforming this interest into the research methodology, followed by the selection of an instrument and a form and art project development.
In the practical part of the workshop, participants will test specific tools and evaluate their own conceptual ideas regarding artificial intelligence. Everyone who already works with ideas in any creative discipline or wants to start, and is interested in modern tools, including AI, is welcome to participate.
Saturday 22 September, 10.30-15.30
Introduction on AI and art approaches; Artistic Visions; Technology Study; project concepts, and discussion with participants.
Sunday 23 September, 10.30-16.00
History of Media Arts; Media Theory; Technology Study; outcomes discussion, and public presentations from participants.
The workshop is limited to 16 participants.
Please send expressions of interest with brief info about your practice and interest in AI to [log in to unmask] before August 13, 2018. Selected applicants will be informed before August 20, 2018. Participation in the workshop is free; all transport, accommodation, visa and other expenses have to be covered by applicant.
This workshop is part of the Digital Design Weekend programme at the V&A Museum in London, UK.
Natalia Fuchs is new media researcher, art historian, international curator and cultural producer. She was graduated from the University of Manchester (MA Cultural Management), UK, and from the Danube University (MA MediaArtHistories) in Austria. Between 2009 and 2013, she was developing the Media Forum at the Moscow International Film festival, and the contemporary art fair VIENNAFAIR. In 2013 Natalia has founded art relations practice ARTYPICAL, and then was appointed as Curator of the Polytechnic Museum (Moscow)—where apart from the exhibitions (Earth Lab co-curated with Ars Electronica, On the Origin of the New at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and others), she curated Polytech.Science.Art interdisciplinary program in 2013-2016. In 2015 program received diploma of the Ministry of Culture as "The best educational museum project" in Russia. In 2016-2018 Natalia Fuchs was curator, head of the multimedia art department and deputy director of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, Russia, where she launched TECHNE platform for innovative art. Starting from 2017, Natalia is also teaching Media Art History at the Moscow State University (World Art History department) and Art&Science at the ITMO University. Her latest international projects include an exhibition of technological art "Open Codes - Living in Digital Worlds" at the ZKM Center for Art and Media (co-curated with Peter Weibel) in Germany. Currently Natalia Fuchs is advisor for Barbican Centre (London, UK) for the Artificial Intelligence exhibition to be launched in 2019.
Helena Nikonole is a media artist and lecturer whose work explores intersections of art and technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Internet of things. She presents lectures and workshops in the field of new media art and new aesthetic at different institutions including National Center of Contemporary Art (Moscow), Institute of Philosophy (Russian Academy of Sciences), Department of Art & Culture Education Programs and Rodchenko Art School. Exhibitions include “Open Codes” ZKM Center for Art and Media in Germany, “The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennial”, “New Codes of Art”, ELECTROMUSEUM (VI Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art), Polytech.Science.Art exhibition at GARAGE Museum Moscow, “Earth Lab” (The Polytechnic Museum and Ars Electronica Center collaborative project), “101” Mediapoetry Festival (St. Petersburg) and many others.
With kindest regards,
Natalia Fuchs I Наталья Фукс
Curator, Media Art Historian
ARTYPICAL I Art Relations Practice
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