[ISEA2011] Panel: Karin Hans­son, Thomas Lil­jen­berg & Jo­hanna Gustafs­son Fürst – Per­form­ing Democ­racy: Fine Art as a Pro­to­type for Par­tic­i­pa­tion

Panel Statement

Panel: Mind the Gap

This the­matic art pro­ject in a sub­urb of Stock­holm is a means to gen­er­ate prob­lem areas in focus for a re­search pro­ject on mul­ti­modal com­mu­ni­ca­tion and de­mo­c­ra­tic de­ci­sion-mak­ing at Stock­holm Uni­ver­sity. Artists’ ac­tions, in­stal­la­tions and me­di­a­tions cre­ate a di­rect con­fronta­tion with the place and its in­hab­i­tants, and ex­plore the dy­namic global & local re­la­tion­ships that con­sti­tute its con­text. The art pro­ject is a col­lab­o­ra­tive process where no­tions of democ­racy are ex­am­ined in order to in­ves­ti­gate, ex­pose, en­hance and / or re­model re­la­tions of the site.

  • Karin Hans­son is an artist & cu­ra­tor. She works as a se­nior lec­turer in Media Art and is also a PhD stu­dent at The Royal In­sti­tute of Arts in Stock­holm and The Com­puter & Sys­tem Sci­ence De­part­ment at Stock­holm Uni­ver­sity, SE. Within the frame­work of the arts or­gan­i­sa­tion As­so­ci­a­tion for Tem­po­rary Art [a: t] (Åsa An­der­s­son Broms and Nils Claes­son et al), Hans­son pre­vi­ously car­ried out a se­ries of the­matic art pro­jects and ex­hi­bi­tions re­lated to in­for­ma­tion so­ci­ety and chang­ing con­di­tions for democ­racy: Best be­fore – on the In­for­ma­tion So­ci­ety, Ten­sta Kon­sthall (1999) The Art of Or­ga­niz­ing, Gallery Enke­huset (2000), Money – a com­men­tary on the new econ­omy (2001) and Pub­lic Opin­ion (2002) at House of Cul­ture in Stockholm. This paper is writ­ten to­gether with artists Jo­hanna Gustafs­son Fürst (gustafssonfurst.se) & Thomas Lil­jen­berg (thomasliljenberg.se), and re­searchers at the The De­part­ment of Com­puter & Sys­tems Sci­ences at Stock­holm Uni­ver­sity (dsv.su.se/en); Love Eken­berg, Mats Daniels­son & Aron Lars­son.

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