• On audience attitude in participative and interactive forms

    Author(s):
    Garrett Lynch (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Contemporary Art, Networked Art
    Subject(s):
    Contemporary art, New media arts, Performance
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    InDialogue 2016
    Conf. Org.:
    Nottingham Contemporary
    Conf. Loc.:
    Nottingham Contemporary
    Conf. Date:
    December 2016
    Tag(s):
    Networked Art, New Media Art, Participation
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M62N4ZH23
    Abstract:
    Audiences are experiencing a growing apprehension and distrust of interaction in art and a reluctance to engage with art that employs it. Interactive art can be categorised in broadly two ways: works that are highly technological or works that are highly social. While apprehension of interaction in art has always existed it is proposed that rather than originating from fear of technology or social embarrassment, it now originates in an understanding of what technology can do (e.g. surveillance, data harvesting etc.) and a hyper-awareness of the self in the public sphere. This paper introduces a proposed term, Bahaviour [bah, as in bah humbug, and behaviour], as a means for articulating and discussing negative audience attitudes in participative and interactive forms. The paper was presented at InDialogue 2016 and followed by a open lunchtime discussion on the topic; specifically artist’s experiences with negative audience attitudes, strategies to address these and issues of institutions and platforms. Slides are available below or on Google Docs.
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