Masters & Servers: Networked Culture in the Post-Digital Age
Abandon Normal Devices
Total project grant (euros)
Percentage of budget funded
1 Sep 2014 - 31 Aug 2016
Number of partners in project
Drugo more, Croatia;
Link Art Center, Italy;
Abandon Normal Devices, alongside a network of partners across Europe, have started a two-year project which will include a variety of works by media artists, activists and creators, who traverse the frontiers of contemporary art, radical entertainment and amateur invention. It will be a European adventure looking at a new generation of digital intervention.
Masters & Servers will embark on a multi-faceted exploration of the different ways in which human invention, both individual and social, can turn digital technologies into a powerful ally. Open calls, commissions and exhibitions will reveal themselves over the coming months but to start off we would like to introduce the European partners who will be joining us.
Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art is a non-profit cultural institution based in Ljubljana (Slovenia) interested in projects that utilise new technologies in order to investigate and discuss the structures of modern society. Over the last ten years Aksioma has grown from producing individual projects to organising and producing an annual programme of events inside and outside gallery spaces, at home and abroad. It also runs Aksioma | Project Space with a focus on artistic practices that hack the role of mass media in society and interpret its narratives through a subversive, critical and ironic manner.
Link Centre for the Arts of the Information Age
Link Art Centre is a multi-functional centre promoting artistic research with new technologies and critical reflections on the core issues of the information age. Created in 2011 by former art gallery owner Fabio Paris, freelance curator Domenico Quaranta and business consultant Lucio Chiappa, The Link Art Centre does not exist in a space, but in its activities in Italy and beyond. Its programme often manifests through group exhibitions, workshops and lectures.
Working as a non-profit organisation in the field of culture since 1999, Drugo More identifies and explores topics of social relevance and general interest to the community we all live in (locally, regionally and internationally). Their artistic programme is interdisciplinary, connecting with discourses in science and cultural theory, because they believe that art is important as a cognitive tool. This contemporary arts organisation opened a new exhibition space in spring 2014, which will be focusing on the presentation of new/post media art.
This year d-i-n-a’s flagship festival, The Influencers, will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The festival is an atypical platform for unconventional art, radical entertainment and gurellia communication curated by Bani Brusadin, Franco Mattes and Eva Mattes. Since 2004 the Influencers has grown to become an important cultural event in Barcelona, Catalonia and internationally; annually inviting audiences to experience experiments, rebellious projects, inventions and adventures with everyday technology and the collective imagination.
Until August 2016, Masters & Servers will explore networked culture in the post-digital age, a joint project by Aksioma (SI), Drugo more (HR), AND (UK), Link Art Center (IT) and d-i-n-a / The Influencers (ES).