The project Public Gallery for Digital
Arts started in 2005, during the XIII Biennial of Cerveira. Ar
first, this artistic project aimed at the interchange between
artists and artistic works through their participations at a
distance. Later, and during 2088, its interventation was widened
so as to welcome the participation of artists that
simultaneously resort to the real and the virtual space in the
production of their works. In this second stage, the use of the
virtual domain was intensified by contacting artists with works
created in the SecondLife platform.
Thus, since its start, the P. G. D. A.
project's ambition was to enhance a continuous flux of urban
intervention and creation on the virtual space. With this
attitude we have favored, from its beginning, a questioning
about the artistic praxis and the author's idea, in the sense
that the authorial identity becomes diluted, first as
confrontation with the urban space and then by the shared
artistic practice, which is favored by the global virtual
process itself. Hence, this project reckons as current /
contemporary practice the assumptions annunciating the loss of
the work at art aura, by favoring the support for the outdoors
on the public space, which inevitably leads ti its dilution (of
the work) in the urban landscape.
This activity of dilution emerges from a
situational assumption, in the sense that rhe undifferentiated
public finds the works without mediating processes, which allows
for a renewed and further share of the sensitive. It is worthy
to note that by valuing the outdoor support with the statutory
designation of public gallery, this term implies already a
continuing questioning of the current institutions at the
presentation of the Work as Monument.
Finally, by carrying out the P. G. D. A.
project, it is aimed to suggest new issues related to the
contemporary understanding of the artistic space and to value a
symbiosis between the real and the virtual world, between the
artist's manufacturing and the file produced by tha avatar.
For the 16ª
Biennial of Cerveira, the artist gravador Choichi Nishikawa & Takashi Masai (Japan)
[Portugal Lisboa (211,6,39) ] and the Sunflower Aichi avatar (Wafa Bourkhis / Tunísia) [Portugal
Lisboa (106,2,41)] were invited to participate at the Public Gallery