2016 (English)In: ISEA 2016: Journey to Abadyl / [ed] Martin Koplin, 2016Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) [Artistic work]
The People’s Smart Sculpture (PS2) panel discusses future-oriented approaches in smart media art, developed, designed, and exploited for artistic and public participation in the change and re-design of our living environment. The actual debate about a smart future is not taking into account any idea of media art as an instrument for to realize the social sculpture, mentioned by Beuys or as social sculpture itself. The People’s Smart Sculpture is the only large-scale Creative Europe media-art project (2014-2018) in this context. It fosters participative-art and collaborative media-art-processes. The artistic results and the open approaches of the project will be discussed by 5 panelists from 5 countries. The project itself is constituted by 12 project partners in 8 European countries with more than 350 artists and creatives from 29 countries worldwide. The approach works on two levels: the implementation of cultural participation projects by media artists and the ongoing optimization of the art and participation aspects. PS2 integrates diverse groups of people to participate in the non-institutional setup of structures for the people´s re-design of their urban, societal and living environment. Artists, citizens, creatives with a new user’s perception and new skills are able to „medialize“ the Cultural R>evolution of art, culture, society, and science: into spaces of a new public.