Between looks: art and algorithm – future of the past – I am invited by Rejane Cantoni to talk about my curatorial practice at the Itau Cultural School : this course approaches the production and conservation of electronic and algorithmic art. I will share my research about my ongoing projects: Decolonizing Art and Video Games through the Art & Games World Tour.

art & algorythm by isabelle arvers itau cultural

How do artists produce, maintain, and archive electronic and algorithmic art? How do institutions select, curate, collect, and preserve digital born cultural artifacts? How do collectors invest in digital born art? What is the future of the digital art market?

These are some of the questions that guide the course Entreolhares: art and algorithm, in its second edition with the theme the future of the past, which takes place from May 3rd to 18th at Escola IC and is mediated by artist and researcher Rejane Cantoni.

In the meetings, ideas will be shared by artists, institutions, and academics in wider networks; ideas derived from conversations with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Isabelle Arvers, Leno Veras, and Kendall Warson. The goal of the course is to discuss the challenges of creating, maintaining, and preserving algorithmic art online and offline. Focused on making, the course aims to put into perspective the practices, theories, strategies, and the tools of maintenance, preservation, collecting, and monetization of digital born art.

The course is structured in two axes, in interspersed meetings. The Ideas Lab axis focuses on the development of projects based on a working methodology. The Experiment axis, on the other hand, focuses on sharing the experiences of reference artists and curators in the field, dealing with two main themes: archive and diffusion. At the end, students will be invited to present their ideas, strengthening possible networks and collaborative constructions.

Registration will take place on the IC School platform from 9am on April 6th until 6pm on April 12th. There will be 50 places available.

Between looks: art and algorithm – future of the past