Discussion Shifting Networks of Art and Knowledge
Panel discussion with Lars Bang-Larsen, Kathryn Weir and Geraldine Juárez
Moderator: Maibritt Borgen
Shifting Networks of Art and Knowledge
The session discusses the multiplicity of the concept of the network, and how it is both a constant and itself constantly shifting, whether applied to art, technology or the organization of socio-economic flows. Networks can both be carriers of information as well as knowledge-producing forms in themselves. How have artists been taking up network forms and forms of networking, for example to expand their fields of practice or through new communications media such as the Internet? What is the role of networks
in artistic research today, in response to global urgencies? Is there again a need to expand and rethink, to shift the networks of art and knowledge? The presentations will look at historical shifts as well as discuss the need to move beyond Western frameworks of knowledge and even beyond the human, in the face of planetary ecological turmoil.
Part of the event Coherence, Diversity and Networks in Artistic Research, The International Center for Knowledge in the Arts, Copenhagen, 28.10-29.10 2020. www.artisticresearch.dk