Digital art, meditation and future

28 Jun

One of the most radical exhibitions of digital art by Nicolas Maigret and ThePirateCinemaBrenda Howell, titled “The Pirate Cinema“, uses P2P bit-stream system exchanges and screens where the user is required to download and the sources of the movies, with the IP (Internet address) shown in the right corners of three screens, the environment being chosen for the art project “Torrent Freak”, and can be viewed online through the link of the exhibition.
The shallower concept of digital art is the one that can be found also in Wikipedia, which says that is the one produced in environmental computational graph, also there is quoted the definition of Wolf Lieser, according to which: “They belong to the digital art the artistic works Which, on the one hand, have a specifically media visual language and, on the other hand, reveal the metacharacteristics of the medium “, which is larger than the previous one.
But they both reject a much more complex concept that preceded it: what is art? Was there a metaphysical, symbolic or linguistic purpose in art? Or something else yet?
We have already clarified the false dichotomy between objectivity and subjectivity of art, also the dichotomy of utility and uselessness, since it depends only on the perspective of reading, see the source of Duchamp, and still have more the question of metacharacteristics, said above, but in the Truth is not the characteristics that are outdated, but the very medium that is a metame, ie, can happen in an indirect way all previous arts.
Examples of these meta-medias are digital photographs immediately revealed and easily worked by software, editions of videos and textual production in any style.
The question of the technical reproducibility of the work of art must be understood to be prior to the digital age, the work of Walter Benjamin, who died in the midst of World War II, already defined the new profile of pre-digital art: “The extraordinary growth Which our media have experienced in their adaptive and precise skills, impose significant changes in the near future to the ancient industry of the beautiful, “quoting Paul Valery in his work Pièces sur l’art (pp. 103-104), so it is not this Which differs from digital art.
Perhaps a still little understood connotation of these meta-midias is their ubiquity, that is, the multi-presence, and this may accelerate the process of contemplation of art, of course some question whether this is art, but time will say that it is and still more the public Growing, as shown by the popularization of, for example, photographic art, in the billions of Instagram users, with undoubtedly artistic photos, not all of them of course, but in the thousands.
If the contemplation of the beautiful leads to meditation then it may be a time of meditation, although some may say that it is liquid, perhaps because it is not useful, it will use good videos to relax can be useful.



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