[rohrpost] Christa SOMMERER in Gdansk : Interaction Revisited

Oliver Grau oliver.grau at donau-uni.ac.at
Don Sep 17 17:42:15 CEST 2009

In the series Kasia Wozniak curated in Gdansk for Laznia
with speakers like Roy Ascott, Eduardo Kac, Martin Kemp, etc.
there is a new ..


Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia in Gdansk, Poland,

cordially invites You to the lecture of

Prof. Dr. Christa SOMMERER

>> Interaction Revisited - Interactive Art Research <<

on Monday, 26th October 2009, 6 pm

Jaskolcza Street 1 80-767 Gdansk

In 2009 Peter Weibel stated: "Artists, in the age of Youtube.com,
Flickr.com, MySpace.com, and Second Life, lose their monopoly on
creativity. Using contemporary media everyone can be artistically
creative". If we subscribe to this notion, we have to ask ourselves what
kind of implication this has for artists who are mostly concerned about
pushing the boundaries of interaction design and interactive art and work
in this field since many years How are technical aspects of these works
interwtined with their artistic content ? And can we learn something from
early notions of participatory art and see parallels in the interconnection 

between artistic message and form and their effects on mass products? By
looking at various interactive projects we address those questions and
revisit the notion of interactivity and participation from an artist
practitioner's point of view.

For more information please contact:

Kasia Wozniak
Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej Laznia
Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia
ul. Jaskolcza 1
80-767 Gdansk
Tel. +48 792003541