[ISEA2010] Paper: Michael Pinsky – Public Programming: Exploring the Power of New Technologies to Augment the Relational Aspects of Art within the Public Realm


New media, particularly the development of digital art has redefined notions of public space, a parallel virtual network in which art can be developed and presented. The artistic intervention and its context are consistent, framed within the same paradigm. Contrary to this virtual world, my interests lie within the real world encounter, how new technologies provide a new ‘relational’ platform that interweaves the participants and the artwork. The viewer/contributor can enter the work though a process of documentation and manipulation during the early stages of an artworks evolution, or at the point of its presentation, where the participant provides the final kinetic extension of the artwork.

  • Michael Pinsky (UK) has created challenging works exploring issues shaping our public realm. He has shown at the TATE, Saatchi Gallery, ICA, BALTIC, Liverpool Biennial, CCC, Tours; Armory Center of the Arts, LA and the Rotterdam International Architectural Biennial. Dr Pinsky, a graduate from the Royal College of Art, has received numerous awards including: RSA, Art and Architecture, Arts & Business, Wellcome Trust and was shortlisted for the Gulbenkian Museums Award.

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