ICAW Documented Art Space

Mission concept


The project seeks to explore a contemporary nexus of time, place and person(s) to facilitate conversation, exchange ideas, trade or other communication through contemporary International art practice. International symposiums, artists work can now take place in REAL - TIME where Picture-State-Place become transported over unlimited geographical distances via the ether of the digital age. The artists will explore the realisation of visual ideas using REAL - TIME Skype Art Connect as a medium in its own right. Although the REAL - TIME works will be realised through the camera lens the resultant art work will be conceptually distinct from either photography or video. The rendezvous implied by the project, reflects our focus as artists’ networks as analogous to the viral, neurological and geographical worlds referenced, and increasingly augmented, by mobile devices and interactive information design. The verisimilitude of Satnav the iPhone/Smart Phone and Skype are a reality and an illusionistic projection/imposition of order; the works will explore the phenomenon of the real and ephemeral within a broad interpretation of the theme.


The project will  focus on Creative R&D in the use of new media and disseminate findings  and conclusions via Training Presentations to Network artists and the public by holding Cafe Art Meetings making connection between Wales European Network Partners


Cafe Art  Meetings will enable the public to engage in the debate of issues as well as being available for  taking an active part in the project in works exploring  four elements: time, space, the performer’s body, and a relationship between audience and performer. The meetings will engage International artists and the public in physical venues as well as broadcasting over geographical distances through REAL-TIME Skype Art Connect.


An important part of the Project is to maintain a constant  state of connectivity and mobility between the Network partners through a series of REAL-TIME Skype Art Connect meetings which we will call Cafe Art Meetings. The idea is to set up informal venues for artists to exchange ideas, deliver Visual Presentations, and explore the use of Skype as a Visual Art Medium with the rigour of conceptually distinguishing it from video works.  Possible research with  Performance Art;  Instruction Based Art,  Intervention based art et al working over geographical distances in REAL-TIME via the Internet as LOW COST; LOW CARBON; HIGH TECH means of dissemination.


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