Space – A Digital Art Festival, Oct. 4-8 2016 @ Goethe Institut and the Shifteye Gallery
New technologies and digitalization are influencing how modern societies run – everything from how we access goods and services to how we socialize are continuously being transformed. Computers and mobile phones are often considered necessary tools that are highly valued both at work and at home. With the good comes the bad – our online lives leave us vulnerable to potential security threats as well as open us up to challenges to our personal and societal well-being.
The Goethe-Institut Kenya, in collaboration with Mbithi Masya and Youth Knows No Limits (YKNL), is organizing a Digital Art Festival with the objective to create a forum for dialog, exchange and presentation of digital art.
Five artists have been asked to consider how we consume and interact in/with the digital sphere and how these influence or are influenced by traditional value systems and global trends. Through their medium of choice, they have been encouraged to bring their perspective and style in the exploration of digital possibilities to comment on the social and psychological implications of digital technologies.
The participating artists include Awuor Onyango, Bazil Ngode, Chris King, Melisa Allela and Lenny Njagih as well as Musa Omusi. The festival programme consists of screenings, talks, workshops, an exhibition of the artworks as well as the performance of “Winterreise” by the German artistic research and production collective Institut für angewandtes Halbwissen.
Find an overview of all the events happening during “Space – A Digital Art Festival” on Goethe Institut-Nairobi Facebook event Page
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