Based in Glasgow, Dan’s work addresses the impact of technology on our society, investigating the increasingly blurring boundaries between the real and the virtual. Applying media theory through an artistic exploration of our perception of the world. He seeks to provoke an increased awareness of the impact of technology on our lives through his work, creating the space for us to analyse these effects.
During his residency with Brighton Digital Festival and Blast Theory Dan will be engaging with festival venues to install online and offline interventions. These interventions prompt us to plug-in, disconnect and reflect on our merging horizons of physical/virtual, online/offline environments and engagements. Through sharing recordings, findings, questions and other stimuli from recent artistic engagements, we will explore how technology affects us in such private and public contexts.
Participants are invited to share their own experiences of how technology has affected them, and discuss the role of the artist in addressing this.
“Its nice to have a space that you aren’t connected online.”… “We seem to loose minutes, hours a day, scrolling through this digital debris.” … “You aren’t in control of how you get there and what you see on the way…someone else is”…“have we become less deliberate online.”…” “I’ve not really sat down and thought about it until…”
Anyone interested in contemporary art and digital culture.