Moving Image:
Open Score: Art and Technology 2016: Art in an Overseen World
Being seen by a boundless audience is now the norm—be it friends and followers or data-mining bots who are looking on. This panel will explore the ways artists and activists are responding to our new conditions of visibility by considering tactics of withdrawal, obfuscation, and even assimilation (“normcore”), while others are questioning whether such tactics limit the potential to build empathy and solidarity. This session will focus on questions such as: What new works or activist tactics are emerging in this context? Are withdrawal and obfuscation “weapons of the weak” or potent means for transgressing and critiquing power? And, how do online communities—artistic, political, or subcultural—form amid a cultural space so quick to appropriate and commercialize difference?
Photography Credit
Lauryn Siegel
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