Daniel García Andújar will be the next participant in the Cultural Observatory. Image Structures, breaking the code culminates the fourth edition of this conference cycle on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:30pm in the Aula Magna at IED Madrid.
Daniel (Almoradí, Alicante, 1966) is a multimedia artist and art theoretician, current Vice-president of the AAVC (Associació d’Artistes Visuals de Catalunya). He is one of the most critical and ironic creators of the current artistic panorama, focusing his work on the fields of videoart and net.art.
His pieces reflect on the current use of technological and communications media in order to deconstruct their hierarchical system through the free circulation of information, cooperation networks, and new concepts such as hacktivism.
One of his projects, based on the idea of de-individualization and collectivity, which has major repercussions in the media, is Technologies to the People, the platform of a fictitious company with services such as “Street Access Machine,” which allows you to take out money that has been previously donated with credit cards. The intention is to end begging on a global scale.
Other significant projects include online platforms for various cities in which debates are stirred about cultural and artistic politics, with a fluid dialogue among users that can express themselves free of censorship of any type: e-valencia.org, e-sevilla.org, and e-barcelona.org.
The Cultural Observatory is a space created for the Master of European Design Labs to examine contemporary trends in the world of creation, faced from very diverse perspectives and with the intervention of major international figures in design and philosophy. In the next edition, all of the Masters of Design and Innovation will share this programming.
More information at Daniel García Andújar’s website.
November 3rd, 2010, 19:30
Palacio de Altamira
c/ Flor Alta, 8