okno public01 festival 24 > 26 may 2006
production by so-on
“what if we treat everything that exists within the web of networked and non-networked creative artefacts, physical and non-physical people, actions and activities, as the material that makes up the creative artefact?”
Recent technological developments have given rise to a diverse and compelling range of creative productions, resulting in crossovers traversing disciplines as people explore unconventional uses of tools and technologies. Trends emerging in digitally networked artistic practice are making a decisive impact on performance and interactivity in socially engaged artistic ventures.
okno is interested in these creative and unpredictable innovations that stem from unruly combinations of scientific, mediatic and technologic artefacts: seeds to grow new forms of expression where old structures are crumbling...
the first okno public01 will take place between 24-26 May 2006 in Brussels
okno offers a virtual and physical public forum for reflection on technologically-inspired media arts. We tend to be a physical and online meeting place for artists, and want to facilitate a dialogue on current forms of artistic practice with an creatively engaged audience. We want a form of media art that is digital, collaborative and networked, interactive and realtime, performative and shared, indivisible in its audio-data-visual output.
The cultural and aesthetic influences of media technologies will be critically discussed in the context of an alternative festival setup. The processes and results of artistic research will be presented in a program of round table discussions, performances, experimental concerts, interactive installations and workshops.