URBAN MEDIA ART ACADEMY | BEIJING
CITY OF SHIFTING ENERGIES: In the context of the hybrid city
8-10 November 2018: Lab + Lectures + Field Trips
14 November 2018: Symposium Shifting Matters with Urban Media Art
Location: @ The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing
Framework: Media Architecture Biennale (MAB18) – www.mab18.org
Organised in collaboration with The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and Media Architecture Biennale 2018, and supported by the Goethe-Institut Beijing.
The three-day program invites students, artists, curators, architects, filmmakers, musicians, theorists and others with interest in media art to examine urban media art in the context of Beijing.
We will explore the curatorial theme of City of Shifting Energies, how rapidly shifting and philosophically contradicting energies progress the hybrid city. We will examine how media art in the context of Beijing can intervene in and negotiate the city’s spaces of shifting energies: What can urban media art do as a mean of intervention among shifting energies (from ancient to historical and hi-tech) in Beijing, and how may art contribute to negotiating Beijing’s urban futures?
The theme is conceived especially for Beijing with an action research program of a field trip, Lab+Lectures, seminars and a symposium.
On 14 November we will visit the URBAN MEDIA ART ACADEMY symposium Shifting Matters with Urban Media Art at the Media Architecture Biennale 2018 in Beijing. Expert speakers will investigate the issues of art shifting matters in cities, environments, politics, communities, intelligence and cities through visionary perspectives and discuss these perspectives in practice: How can media art shift matters in cities today?
In the evening we will visit the live performance Digital Calligraffiti where you will meet calligraffiti
artists who facilitate to write statements which will be projected in realtime.
About The Urban Media Art Academy
The Academy is a networked educational model that investigates and intermediates What Urban Media Art Can Do – why when where and how – for people, communities, society, our cities and sustainable future environments. The Academy is initiated by Tanya Toft Ag and Susa Pop, realized in Beijing in collaboration with The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and Media Architecture Biennale 2018, and supported by the Goethe-Institut Beijing and the European Union / Creative Europe Programme
The Urban Media Art Academy is founded in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Thailand. Further
founding and networking partners are the Connecting Cities Network and the Media Architecture
Institute. UMAA is co-funded in the framework of Future DiverCities and the European Union,
Creative Europe Program
Free upon registration.
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Co-funded by Future DiverCities project in the framework of Creative Europe Programme