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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

The next Open Call for the Social Art Ward will be opened in early 2023.

 

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Drawing with wind
by azhang
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Title:
Drawing with wind

Author:
azhang

Description:
The machine detects winds speed and direction, feeding fluctuant weather data into a robotic drawing board that moves, rotates and wiggles based in the live data. The artist attempts to co-operate with the apparatus, making marks on the unstable surface and turning the invisible feeling of wind into abstract drawings. “Technology is a way of revealing, a mode of being concerning which we are questioning.” - Martin Heidegger in The Question Concerning Technology. Could we reach a state of understanding between human, nature and technology? The project aims to explore the relationship between human, nature and technology by bring unfamiliar possibilities into our sensory experience. Digital technology is fasting the change of many areas in life, in this project, the use of the machine proposes a positive future. By questioning how these computer algorithms can reimagine seemingly fixed concepts of reality, we hope it might help us to find an interpretation of coexistence or unfold a new perspective. Wind, as a metaphor for an ever-changing state of uncertainty, is reflecting the urgent global issues of climate change and unsettling social conditions effecting by technologies. The interactions between man and machine in nature become a response or reflection on how people coordinate within the current situations. As the person interact with the machine in nature, translating their sensory experience into expressive drawings, the process becomes a channel to unite with art, nature and technology in the present moment. “Drawing with wind” is a collaboration project between artist Hua Zhang and Ashley Yuqi Zhang.
Description:
The machine detects winds speed and direction, feeding fluctuant weather data into a robotic drawing board that moves, rotates and wiggles based in the live data. The artist attempts to co-operate with the apparatus, making marks on the unstable surface and turning the invisible feeling of wind into abstract drawings. “Technology is a way of revealing, a mode of being concerning which we are questioning.” - Martin Heidegger in The Question Concerning Technology. Could we reach a state of understanding between human, nature and technology? The project aims to explore the relationship between human, nature and technology by bring unfamiliar possibilities into our sensory experience. Digital technology is fasting the change of many areas in life, in this project, the use of the machine proposes a positive future. By questioning how these computer algorithms can reimagine seemingly fixed concepts of reality, we hope it might help us to find an interpretation of coexistence or unfold a new perspective. Wind, as a metaphor for an ever-changing state of uncertainty, is reflecting the urgent global issues of climate change and unsettling social conditions effecting by technologies. The interactions between man and machine in nature become a response or reflection on how people coordinate within the current situations. As the person interact with the machine in nature, translating their sensory experience into expressive drawings, the process becomes a channel to unite with art, nature and technology in the present moment. “Drawing with wind” is a collaboration project between artist Hua Zhang and Ashley Yuqi Zhang.

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