DIGITAL ZOO: Life from the world wild web, is an exhibition tour of UK shopping centres that invites audiences to explore and marvel at new patterns of human and digital behaviours in the network age.
Personal information is exchanged with increasing frequency, and daily lives are becoming ever more public, as if in a public zoo. People are both animals and visitors; hunters, trackers, observers, naturalists and zookeepers; and educators and pundits. The longer-term social effects of this collective public performance are awaited…
The exhibition includes experimental software, interactive videos, installations, workshops, networked and mobile media created by internationally recognised artists inspired to explore the ways in which our lives are being shaped by digital technologies, and challenge the concept that digital art is only accessible in galleries or online. DIGITAL ZOO explores how digital networks and social media offer the potential for a more open relationship between artists and audiences, changing the life of an artwork in the world, and the ways in which people encounter it, and sometimes collaborate in its creation.
Featuring artworks by Andy Deck, Mary Flanagan, Genetic Moo, Liz Sterry, Thomson & Craighead, Pete Gomes, and a new interactive mobile artwork commission by Transnational Temps.
Please visit Furtherfield Website or details of the artists, artworks, tour dates and venues, to download the press release, and for links to more video and images of the exhibition.
Digital Zoo is supported by Arts Council England through the Strategic Touring programme.
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