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Project Relational Bodies

Keywords: Interactive Art Installation, Aesthetic Experience, Participatory role, Social Connectivity, Interactivity, Relational Aesthetics

This project was created and influenced by the theories of relational aesthetics of Nicholas Bourriaud Relational Architecture Rafale Lozano-Hemmer

One definition of "relational architecture" is "the technological actualization of buildings and public places with alien memory." By adding and removing audiovisual features, relational architecture disrupts the building's master narratives and forces users to rethink the space in new ways.

According to Nicolas Bourriaud, “relational aesthetics is "a set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social environment, rather than an isolated and private space.”

In parallel, the “Relational Bodies” project's entire research is motivated by a desire to gain perspective. The link between people and the technological material used in art, as well as the social context in which it is put, can be better understood through the use of interactive art and narratives.

“Lost Symbols” 2022 Prototype test

The work with interactivity or social connectivity is the foundation of the MFA thesis to lead the creative process and use in relational Bodies.

This study examines how technology is used in the Aesthetic Experience of Participation: Generating Social Connectivity in Interactive Art Installations » This research examines how the use of technology in the context of an interactive art installation helps to generate relational aesthetics and fosters social connectivity. To do so, we compare the various forms of interaction and examine closely the interaction strategies utilized in new media art, which allow the participant to take an active role in engaging with, and even triggering, the interactive character of the installation. We examine the work of three artists or art collectives whose work exemplifies this idea: Random International, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and Daan Roosegaarde. This study emphasizes the importance of considering the expanding social environment resulting from technological innovation, which announces a future in interactive art installations.



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