Performance, Alex McLean and David Littler Yaxu, Live code
Workshop by Alex McLean on live coding pattern
Tactus (No.1), James Bulley, 2015
Total project grant (euros)
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1 May 2015 - 30 Dec 2016
Number of partners in project
Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania
Crafts Council, UK;
LAB 852, Croatia;
NETWORKED ENCOUNTERS analyses the modes of communication relevant to current technological and sociocultural realities. During past two decades face-to-face intercourses are being replaced by virtual chats, anonymous comments, official e-letters, reports and synthetic computer language with no sense of emotion and intentions of those who are behind the screen. The main aim is to create situations, platforms and spaces for human encounters, to enrich the silent “thread” conversation by voice, sound, common creativity, experiment and self-expressiveness through active participation in exhibitions, performances, sound installations, workshops and residency programmes, memory site project activities and community art events.
The exhibition “The Threads (Online Forms)”, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, will analyse the influence of online formats (such as protocols, tools and visual elements artists find online) on recent art practices. “ The Threads” will focus on and present in other ways of interpreting those “circuit-forms” that have became today’s dominant pattern. Through "Interdisciplinary Actions" - European collaborative projects and seminars - a soundless online chat form will be converted into, firstly, discursive, noisy or quiet encounters of artists from different fields of art, and secondly, of artists and audience afterwards. International artist residencies will be organised in Lithuania, Croatia and Italy with an aim to discuss the ways of communicating today.
15 artistic collaborations, uniting textile and sound mediums and resulting in music, sound or audio visual performances, community and socially engaged art forms, will tour Lithuania, Italy, Croatia, UK and beyond. The educational programme inside museum exhibitions and outside institutions (in 'sites of memory', abandoned territories, suburbs of the city, etc) will be directed towards new audiences – those who before were outside “the high culture” institutions.