Dialogues: A Hybrid Art Project

Kalpaxi, Elisavet (2022) Dialogues: A Hybrid Art Project. In: Connective Symposium, 17th - 19th November 2022, Fontys University of the Arts, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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This presentation focuses on Dialogues, an art project that was instigated in July 2022, and which focuses on artists’ connectivity through art. The first instance of this project sought to instigate a dialogue between eight independent artists. The artists exchanged artworks in pairs and installed and experience them in their own personal spaces for a period of 10 days. During that period, live-streaming sessions allowed audiences to observe the work in space. The project began as an exploration of hybrid spaces of exchange, and interventions that blend physical/virtual realities and private/public conceptions of space. The aim was to use this experimental stage as a starting point to draw decisions for a larger project that would involve more artists and funding for insurance, transportation, and technical support. This presentation concentrates on the factors that contributed towards our change of plans, and the expansion of the project through its dissemination instead. In particular, it will elaborate the benefits of retaining the project’s institutional independence and the role of trust and generosity in the production of meaningful and productive opportunities for exchange (and ‘connectivity’). Finally, it will also present some observations regarding functions of art that are sometimes overlooked. This presentation is divided into two parts. The first part, led by Dr. Kalpaxi focuses on the concept and theory of Dialogues and includes contributions from some of the project participants (Marie Molterer, Basil Olton, Messua Poulin Wolff and Wei-Hsiang Weng). The second part, held by Ann Shuptrine, one of the participating artists, consists of a performance workshop inspired by her action research, ‘Vital Signs’. This will give conference participants the opportunity to engage with the concept of connectivity as well as the ethos behind the Dialogues project.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2022 10:56
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2022 10:56
URI: https://bnu.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/18622

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