Remote and Embodied Sensing: observations on interactive art and politically engaged practice

Symposium:


Session Title:

  • Surveillance

Presentation Title:

  • Remote and Embodied Sensing: observations on interactive art and politically engaged practice

Presenter(s):



Abstract:

  • (Short paper)

    Keywords: Interactive art, participatory art, politically engaged art, digital art, new media art, surveillance, embodiment, interactivity.

    Remote Sensing is an interactive artwork that previewed during The Image in Question conference at the University of Sydney in August 2014. Making the work led me to ask, “Why has interactive art been sidelined in recent publications about participatory art and politically engaged practice?” In this paper I discuss recent theoretical perspectives on participatory art and interactive art and the sociopolitical and cultural contexts for my work Remote Sensing, which seeks to raise awareness about surveillance. As a vehicle for social and political comment, interactive art objects might not have the ‘hit-and-run’ appeal of tactical media and augmented reality projects but as divisions between art forms become increasingly blurred perhaps it is time to rethink interactive art, which engages the user in embodied actions.

Related Links:

Category: