1. How would you describe your practise/project and how did it start?
Agora Digital Art is an art forum to talk about New Media Art and Technology.
The project was launched on 1 June 2020. Agora produces one to two virtual talks each month. It is currently like the typical sprint-run in any start-up. We check different hypotheses, then we see what works or what can be re-designed.
How did it start?
It took me some time to articulate the idea, but I knew that I wanted:
- to support women artists,
- to explain why Digital Art is Contemporary Art,
- to create a platform where people actively learn, freely talk and truly connect,
- to add a digital-like experience for the participants.
For those reasons, a forum is the best place to be. With the additional ingredient of the VR environment.
In the Agora forum, the participants reflect and listen to what is said by the artist. Then, the audience actively interacts with the speakers and exchanges points of view. As a result, the entire community – artist and audience – expand their perspective and gain a broader understanding.
For the networking part, you may sit with an artist, an art professional, a collector, a gallerist or a gamer without noticing at first. Overall, the VR element allows better quality networking, based on what you say rather than the way you look.