The Latin(o) American Digital Art project, led by Claire Taylor and Jordana here in the department, is now gearing up for a new series of events under the Cities in Dialogue theme.
The original Cities in Dialogue / Ciudades en Diálogo exhibition, which we reported about on this blog, first started out in Liverpool, UK in October 2014, and brought together four leading artists: Brian Mackern (Uruguay), Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga (US), Bárbara Palomino (Chile), and Marina Zerbarini (Argentina).
The project are now taking the exhibition to South America! The first stop will be the historical Cabildo in Montevideo on Monday 8 June, where Claire and Jordana will participate in a round table with artist Brian Mackern, whilst also bringing into dialogue the work of new artists. You can see more details on the Roundtable Event Page.
The project then moves to Buenos Aires on Wednesday 10 June where they will be running a panel on Digital Poetry and Digital Artefacts at the world-famous E-Poetry Festival. For more details on the panel, see the E-Poetry Panel Event Page.
Then, on Thursday 11 June Claire and Jordana will be giving a workshop on digital art and curation at the UNA in the Escuela de Defensa Nacional. For more details on the workshop, see the Cities in Dialogue Workshop Page.
If any of our soclas blog readers are based in Uruguay or Argentina, do pop along if you can! All of the events are free to attend, and there is no need to book, so you can go along to whichever event you like.
You can download a copy of the events flyer here: Flyer Buenos Aires
If you can’t make the events in person, then you can join in the events on Twitter! Use your computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device to join in the discussion, and even influence the shape that an artwork will take. Follow @latamcyber, or view https://twitter.com/latamcyber to see the amazing images of a digital artwork in process throughout the week of 8-13 June.
Using re-tweets, favourites, and the hashtag #citiesindialogue, you can comment on and vote for your favourite image.
Catch up on Storify!
The project will be drawing everything together in Storify, so if you miss any of the events in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, or want to see what other people thought about them, you can catch up on everything at: