Let’s Play: The art of the digital (Nov 2, 2019)

Let’s Play, The art of the digital: This weekend during Amsterdam Museumnacht young artists and designers show their digital artworks in the subway stations Weesperplein, Waterlooplein and Central Station in Amsterdam. These stations form a digital art gallery with moving and soundless artworks. Information about the art works and artists is shown using Augmented Reality.

One of our CMD students Victor Zumpolle was selected to show his work “Blokje om”! His work will be shown at the Weesperplein subway station on 2 November from 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a prize-giving ceremony for the artworks at 1:00 AM. You can vote via the Let’s Play Art Gallery app.

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“Blokje om” by Victor Zumpolle

Digital art: Scott Snibbe

In an earlier post called “Participatory Street-up Innovation” I wrote about how invisible material relations and interventions could be detected and made visible. And that this creative process from invisible to visible would be a role for artists.

A great example of visualizing an invisible or abstract process is the interactive artwork “Boundary Functions” (1998) by Scott Snibbe. The artwork shows people walking on a raised floor and projected lines between them which makes visible how personal space and relationships changes between these people. Snibbe: “Personal space, although we call it our own, is defined by others and changes without our control.” Interdependence and the social construction of reality, are the themes that can be found throughout all of Snibbe’s artwork.


Karin van den Driesche