[ISEA2008] Workshop: Asia-Europe Foundation – 6th Asia-Europe Art Camp Ludic Times: The Art of Gaming

Workshop Statement

Venue Art Camp final presentation: The Salon, National Museum

In conjunction with ISEA2008, Asia-Europe Foundation supported by NUS Museum and School  of Technology for the Arts, Republic Polytechnic organises, from 22 until 29 July 2008, the 6th Asia-Europe Art Camp gathering 20 emerging artists from 16 countries. Conceptualised around the theme of gaming, the camp will focus on the nature of our contemporary ludic culture while taking into account the psychology of and theories about gaming. Electronic games and their roles in society will be discussed as well as the possibilities for Asia-Europe game development collaborations and industry-artist-researcher partnerships. Through an intensive programme of lectures, workshops and project work, the participants will conclude the camp with a presentation of their creative collaborations with a special showcase on the last day of the camp. The project aims at developing a platform to promote dialogue among art students and for them to learn more about one another’s contexts and cultures.

  • The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) promotes greater mutual understanding between Asia and Europe through intellectual, cultural and people-to-people exchanges. Through ASEF, civil society concerns are included as a vital component of deliberations of the ASEM.  ASEF was established in February 1997 by the participating governments and organizations of ASEM and has since implemented over 650 projects, engaging over 17,000 direct participants as well as reaching out to a much wider audience in Asia and Europe.  asef.org