Can art contribute to making everyone feel good in the city? And in this light, what is the potential that is brought about by the projects realized in the public space? Are they dialogue-related, are they exclusive or are they just an ornament of the city life? In other words: do they make things more esthetic or are they carriers of change?
To what extent can we, as creators and organizers of such activities, contribute to the meeting of the postulate of Irish artist and curator Paul O’Neill for the “creation of a sense of existence outside” by creating conditions in which “various social groups can mix, coexist and look for a >>(per)formative basis for the emerging community<<”?
International workshop for students of interior design and architecture are held in Gdansk from 13 to 18 October. They are organised by professors of FH-Mainz, Department of Interior Design and Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Department of Furniture Design. The Lower Town was chosen for the point of departure for the workshop – students are introduced to the district, its architecture and structure as well as The Outdoor Gallery activities.
Gdańsk is a city linked to multiple images: the Tricity, the historic seaport, the Baltic sea, mass tourism, the fall of communism, modern shipbuilding, the Hanseatic league, precious amber – and many others. Visitors come to Gdańsk in search of these images and Gdańsk meets their needs.
ART MESH is an interactive project which encourages its viewers to have active involvement in the newest art. The project has a form of multi-media game whose main objective is to encourage its participants to active co-creation. Art Mesh uses the glitch effect, i.e. digital error in an image used to transform graphics and video.
The project participants literally transform a work of new art by their opinions but at the same time they expend context for their perception and understanding. The result of interactions between the image and participants’ opinions will be a collection of art-mems, available on a website The Interchange and during the project résumé When is a neighbour a stranger? Art Mesh is a follow-up of the interactive action: Let’s Do It Together (2011–2014).