Goldsmiths, University of London
I'm an Artist and Curator, based in London. I am currently working on my PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London and teach at the art department. I work in close collaboration with the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel, as well as working on independent projects, both in Israel and internationally.
In my research, I am interested in how new media art challenges traditional perceptions of curatorial practices. (I think of new media as the use any form of mediation tools which are introduced to the arts, and make an impact on what is perceived as an artistic medium. Included in this are either digital, online art or collaborative and community based art practices)
Through a re-reading of the ICOM code of Ethics for Museums I am looking to re-define curatorial practice and the role of the contemporary art museum in a networked society. (if you want to read the ICOM COE, here it is: http://icom.museum/who-we-are/the-vision/code-of-ethics.html)
In ISEA conference this year, I will be presenting a project I am working on with artist and programmer, Dr. Eleanor Dare.
VAINS or the Visual art Interrogation and Navigation System is an interdisciplinary work in progress. It aims to be an interactive website which offers repository, search and content recommendation tools tailored to viewing digital art in an online environment.
In the past two years, we have been experimenting with alternative ways to search and access digital art online, putting an emphasis on repositioning the body in the encounter with art works online.
The presentation given at ISEA 2011 in Istanbul will concentrate on three tools developed on the course of the last year: The Visceral Navigation Tool, The Abjection Application and The Neural Navigation Tool. All these offer an encounter which highlights bodily presence, and which tries to bypass internet browsing based on language.
We will discuss these tools and introduce our theoretical methodologies - which frame our practice within the larger fields of HCI, Curatorial Practice, and New Media Practices.