Article in SCB Journal, Vol. 1 October 2017, an artistic research journal presented by the Screen City Biennial, Stavanger, Norway.
How may art, as autonomous manifestation and a domain intimately related to human experience, take part in the technological development of cities today?
The Screen City Biennial developed out of curiosity and attention to the meeting between expanded moving image art and the urban domain. While the urban context is undergoing profound transformations with the implementation of ‘intelligent’ technologies, furthered by political visions of a technologically optimized near-future reality, new queries arise that exceed dusty goals of the avant-garde of how art can act as necessary counter-element in the power structures of urban space.
This article takes a look at the contemporary, technological context, considering potential current roles for media art in the urban domain of the intelligent city.