Sunday, June 24, 2007

Where technology meets Art

There is a place where technology meets Art: my house.


There will always be a need for cutting-edge art that uses technology to communicate a deeper message, and it is important for the Biennale to reflect that. But every artist working in the west today is working in an environment where computers, consumer technology and the network are pervasive, and this must impact their work just as much as the religious disputes of the renaissance influenced artists like Titian and Veronese.

Perhaps we need to distinguish more carefully between art that is informed by technology or uses only those tools that are commonplace, like screens, and art that takes things further and exists at the leading edge. The radical, entrepreneurial and experimental aspects of the artist’s engagement with technology can too easily be overlooked when everyone has video installations in their portfolio.

Bill Thompson

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