Digital as Public Space
This session belongs to the Route 1 - Local context: How does the environment we operate in impact our work?
The internet and new digital tools have transformed the traditional “public space” and have provided new paths towards ownership and creativity. On the one hand the digital has invaded the traditional public space, offering as many opportunities as fears. On the other hand, the digital has created a brand new immaterial and universal public space that is in continuous progress. Performance has long been made in public, much of it by politicising open spaces in a form of artistic provocation, social activism or playful reinterpretation of perspective. But how are the performing arts responding to the onset of pervasive media in our public spaces? And is the digital public space the promised space for cooperative and participatory actions reconnecting with the audience?