Artists at the Digital Borders
IVC joins research fellowship In collaboration with the artist collective Anti-Customs Enforcement ACE funded by the Cross Culture Program CCP of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen IFA from Germany.
Under the title “Artists at the Digital Border”, IVC as host organization in Lebanon is curating several interviews, round tables, and workshops with various Lebanese artists working in conjunction with international reciprocates in order to collect testimonies and research data to accumulate into writing a manifesto concerning artists’ mobility and digital borders.
The research group is now conducting semi-public interviews “Salons” with artists from several countries around the world, talking about the relationship between the body and the virtual: How the artist’s body encounters borders in the virtual; the use of technology in art vs. physical presence; border crossing and how it affects the artistic practice.
Anti-Customs Enforcement (ACE)
Digital Borders is a multi-locational physical and digital interactive project that explores the notion of borders and the artist’s right to roam. Examining the impact arising from digitized borders, an interactive installation will consist of a series of screens in participating cities that will sense and react physically, visually, and sonically to touch. Once installed, Digital Borders will serve as a space for dialogue on issues of digitized borders. Small panel discussions and salons will allow an audience further interaction and the ability to add their voices to the Digital Borders Manifesto.