Curating In the In Between

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  • Curating In the In Between

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  • Following on from the Daring Curating workshop held at Fak’Ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in September 2017, in which the hacked-together term “curatoriality” was used to describe the way in which the practice of curating is applied in various degrees according to context and local conditions, this two-day workshop will bring together curators and producers/artists working in-between art and technology. In keeping with the ISEA theme ‘In-between the Cracks’, it will share examples of places and times where curatorial practice (or the curatoriality applied) was as much a result of serendipity, chaos or risk-taking as of careful planning. Contexts and local conditions (Durban to Dundee and everywhere in between) in which hustling and getting things done takes priority over theoretical frameworks will be celebrated. Framed around how ‘the hack’, like curatoriality, involves both informed prior experience and a blind new attempt or best guess at how it will work, the workshop will pull itself up by its bootstraps, insert itself into the interstitial, and evolve as local and international participants get to know and learn from one another.      crumbweb.org

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