This year, the NEoN Digital Arts Festival (November 4-10, 2019) is very pleased to organize an expanded 3-day symposium entitled, Re@ct: Social Change Art Technology. NEoN Re@ct will involve 30 international speakers over three days addressing a diversity of issues and practices engaging activist digital art.
Many artists involved in digital arts have historically been prompted to react and respond to local, national, global, social and political crises (i.e. around issues of environmentalism, gender equality, exploitation, colonialism, militarism, emancipation). Re@ct will be a platform to critically examine the relevance and impact of past and present practices, theories and strategies – to engage an uncertain future through an exploration of the creative potential of digital art.
Re@ct Syposium registration is FREE and now open:
Re@ct will shift between four venues in Dundee over the three days of the symposium:
Day 1, Wednesday 6 November – V&A Dundee
Day 2, Thursday 7 November – morning West Church/afternoon Chamber East
Day 3, Friday 8 November – Steps Theatre
Dr. Maria Chatzichristodoulou, London South Bank University
Steve Lambert, Co-Director, Center for Artistic Activism, NYC USA
Amanda McDonald Crowley, Independent Curator, Cultural worker, and Educator, NYC USA
Professor Sean Cubitt, Goldsmisths University of London
Bogosi Sekhukhuni, NTU – fabriclab/Africa, South Africa
Marisa Morán Jahn, MIT and The New School, USA
Mercedes Vicente, Adam Lockhart, Tony Dowmunt, Alicja Pawluczuk, Francesca Franco, BD Owens, Jon Blackwood, Fernando Martín Velazco, Claudia Mandel Katz. Joanna Walsh, Virginia Crisp, Diana Georgiou, Giulia Casalini, Janna Ahrndt, Ray LC, Fruzsina Pittner, Lulamile Mohapi, Violeta Vojvodic Balaz, Dennis Delgado, Martin Zellinger, Conor McGarrigle, Dale Collier, Tom Keene, Johanna Hoffman and Andy Best.
Re@ct Symposium Co-Chairs
Professor Joseph DeLappe, Abertay University
Dr. Laura Leuzzi, DJCAD, University of Dundee
Professor Sarah Cook, University of Glasgow
NEoN (North East of North) aims to advance the understanding and accessibility of digital and technology driven art forms and to encourage high quality within the production of this medium. NEoN has organised exhibitions, workshops, talks, conferences, live performances and public discussions and established itself as a platform to showcase national and international digital art forms. By bringing together emerging talent and well-established artists, we aim to influence and reshape the genre. We are committed to helping our fabulous city of Dundee, well known for its digital culture and innovation, to become better connected through experiencing great art, networking and celebrating what our wee corner of Scotland has to offer in the field of digital arts.