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Relocating the Frame: Object-Oriented (1.) and Locative Art (2.) Environments

Coulter-Smith, E. and Price, Colin ORCID: (2005) Relocating the Frame: Object-Oriented (1.) and Locative Art (2.) Environments. In: CHArt 21st Annual Conferance 2005: Theory and Practice, 10th - 11th November 2005, British Academy, London. (Unpublished)

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The locative project is in a condition of emergence, an embryonic state in which everything is still up for grabs, a zone of consistency yet to emerge. As an emergent practice locative art, like locative media generally, it is simultaneously opening up new ways of engaging in the world and mapping its own domain. (Drew Hemment, 2004)

Artists and scientists have always used whatever emerging technologies existed at their particular time throughout history to push the boundaries of their fields of practice. The use of new technologies or the notion of ‘new’ media is neither particularly new nor novel. Humans are adaptive, evolving and will continue to invent and explore technological innovation.

This paper asks the following questions: what role does adaptive and/or intelligent art play in the future of public spaces, and how does this intervention alter the relationship between theory and practice? Does locative or installation-based art reach more people, and does ‘intelligent’ or ‘smart’ art have a larger role to play in the beginning of this century?

The speakers will discuss their current collaborative prototype and within the presentation demonstrate how software art has the potential to activate public spaces, and therefore contribute to a change in spatial or locative awareness. It is argued that the role and perhaps even the representation of the audience/viewer is left altered through this intervention.

1. A form of electronic imagery created by a collection of mathematically defined lines and/or curves.
2. An experiential form of art which engages the viewer both from within a specific location and in response to their intentional or unintentional input.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: locative art, locative media, adaptive art, public spaces, technology
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Tanya Buchanan
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 12:49
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:13

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