Local Area Artworks

Period: PIT start - ultimo 2014

The idea is to develop a number of interventions in art institutions that exploit the potential of public wifi connections as a means for participation. This provides a socio-technical infrastructure for the public to actively participate in the interpretation of individual artworks and exhibition concepts (from the bottom up).

Research Questions:

  1. What tensions exist in the interplay of local/global networks and writeable/readable systems?
  2. How might the issue of spatiality and the role of physical presence in online networks encourage different modes of participation?
  3. Do these participatory interventions encourage critical reflection on the socio-technical topologies and systems of control over meaning within the cultural field?