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  • Data Disinformation

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  • Chair Per­son: Helen Sloan
    Pre­sen­ters: Vicky Isley, Paul Smith, Susan Collins, David Cot­ter­rell, Si­gune Hamann & Susan Sloan

    The panel seeks to in­ves­ti­gate and re­visit the po­lit­i­cal role that art can play in sub­vert­ing stan­dard­ised vi­sual form and lan­guage. Data ma­nip­u­la­tion and vi­su­al­i­sa­tion con­tributes to a large part of con­tem­po­rary dig­i­tal arts prac­tice. A ten­dency to sep­a­rate out frame­work/plat­form and con­tent has meant that analy­sis of the ma­te­r­ial of vi­sual forms that arise from artis­tic processes can be over­looked. This panel ex­am­ines di­verse ap­proaches to the ma­nip­u­la­tion and vi­su­al­i­sa­tion of data ap­pro­pri­ated by vi­sual artists. While the works pre­sented by the pan­el­lists are not overtly po­lit­i­cal, there is a strong pres­ence of chal­lenge to the vi­sual tropes used by those en­gaged in pro­duc­tion in an in­dus­try con­text such as film, gam­ing, jour­nal­ism and mar­ket­ing.

    The panel seeks to in­ves­ti­gate and re­visit the po­lit­i­cal role that art can play in sub­vert­ing stan­dard­ised vi­sual form and lan­guage.  Pan­el­lists will be drawn from artists in the con­cur­rent Bro­ken Still­ness ex­hi­bi­tion at ISEA, who are in­ter­ro­gat­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween his­tor­i­cally em­bed­ded forms of image mak­ing, es­pe­cially paint­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy, with those dig­i­tal prac­tices that are still in de­vel­op­ment or rel­a­tively un­ex­plored such as com­puter an­i­ma­tion, mo­tion cap­ture/track­ing, mod­el­ling soft­ware and high de­f­i­n­i­tion.  The work pre­sented and the pan­elists will ex­plore the new forms that are emerg­ing from an in depth ex­plo­ration of dig­i­tal tools com­bined with an un­der­stand­ing of more es­tab­lished forms of im­age­mak­ing in the vi­sual arts. Be­yond the con­cen­tra­tion of the dig­i­tal on speed, col­lec­tivism and band­width in much dig­i­tal work, the panel will call for a sub­tle ap­proach to mak­ing work.

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