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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