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what does digitalisation really mean?

We speak, live and breathe the digital all the time and every day, but how often do we engage with what it really means in the landscape of art and culture today?

And what does the process of shifting between the analogue and the digital mean for our daily lives?

what does digitalisation mean for the art and culture of today?​

We speak, live and breathe the digital all the time and every day, but how often do we engage with what it really means in the landscape of art and culture today?

And what does the process of shifting between the analogue and the digital mean for our daily lives?

what does digitalisation mean for the art and culture of today?

We speak, live and breathe the digital all the time and every day, but how often do we engage with what it really means in the landscape of art and culture today? And what does the process of shifting between the analogue and the digital mean for our daily lives?

issue two

digitalisation

A poet, an art historian, two musicians, four writers and eight artists explore the meaning of digitalisation in their practice and the life they see around them. In this second issue of culturala, we gather emerging artists and writers, along with some more established professionals in the field of digital art to delve into the meaning of digitalisation critically, seeking to find out exactly what happens when something shifts form the physical to the digital. 

In honour of the theme, this issue is only digital, accessible via web (computer-, tablet-, and mobile-friendly) with features such as a gallery view, kindle edition and audio version coming soon. 

FEATURING Akane Kawahara, Ben Hall, Catherine Mason, Dandara Hahn, Daniel Hengst, Elspeth Walker, Fffirst Time, Hassan Bhandari, Isabel Bonafe, Kelly Huen, Maria Kruglyak, Mia Ribeiro Alonso, Sarah Lou Sasha Maarek and Valentina Ferrari.

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ISSN 2755-2683

digitalisation

A poet, an art historian, two musicians, four writers and eight artists explore the meaning of digitalisation in their practice and the life they see around them. In this second issue of culturala, we gather emerging artists and writers, along with some more established professionals in the field of digital art to delve into the meaning of digitalisation critically, seeking to find out exactly what happens when something shifts form the physical to the digital. 

In honour of the theme, this issue is only digital, accessible via web (computer-, tablet-, and mobile-friendly) with features such as a gallery view, kindle edition and audio version coming soon. 

FEATURING Akane Kawahara, Ben Hall, Catherine Mason, Dandara Hahn, Daniel Hengst, Elspeth Walker, Fffirst Time, Hassan Bhandari, Isabel Bonafe, Kelly Huen, Maria Kruglyak, Mia Ribeiro Alonso, Sarah Lou Sasha Maarek and Valentina Ferrari.

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program

culturala conversation with muti collective

7 march 2023

In this conversation, Maria speaks to the founders of muti collective, Nuno and Tabea, about web3, DAOs and how digital technologies can support artistic practice. 

The conversation became both a video (below) and a newsletter called What can web3 bring artistic communities?

your memes could be artistic interventions 

by Chlöe Arkenbout

7 june 2023

In this newsletter, researcher Chloë Arkenbout writes about how memes can be more than fun games – they can also be a valuable artistic or political expression.

digital technologies for regeneration

by Dylan, TDF

20 june 2023

In this newsletter, activist, writer and regenerative farmer Dylan writes about his experience with TDF, a regenerative project that uses new digital technologies such as web3 and tokenomics for nature conservancy.

a digitalisation-driven climate crisis?

by Maria Kruglyak

19 july 2023

In this newsletter, editor Maria Kruglyak delves into questions of artistic responses to the digitalisation-driven impact to a world and climate in crisis. [Part 1]

ölmondnacht

by Anna Malina

1 august 2023

Ths film streaming, programmed by Bruno Atkinson, features one of Anna Malina’s latest films ölmondnacht. Anna works by  constructing and reconstructing films through digital and analog manipulation. “ölmondnacht,” she says, “is a revenge fantasy. A corrupted & glitched daydream. A futile endeavor to cope with visions of terror… Sunflower Fields Forever! It is based on scenes from various films by necrorealist filmmaker Yevgeni Yufit, cut into a new narrative influenced by the pain unleashed by Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine.”

The film is streamed on culturala in autumn-winter of 2023, coupled with a newsletter (of course) and a long-form interview conversation between Anna and Bruno.

on the new spatial language of digitalisation

with Jakob Steensen

15 august 2023

AR art image of biosphere in front of field, the deep listener by Jakob Steensen
Jakob Kudsk Steensen, The Deep Listener (2019). Augmented reality commissioned by Serpentine Galleries.

This newsletter features a conversation with the established digital environmental artist Jakob Steensen about the possibilities of digital media such as games, VR and AR to alter our perspectives on the natural environment.

speculative histories and conspiracy theories

with Esther Gabrielle Kersley

31 august 2023

Esther Gabrielle Kersley, Untitled 3, The Fifth Generation (2020).
Esther Gabrielle Kersley, Untitled 3, The Fifth Generation (2020).

This newsletter features a conversation with photography artist Esther Gabrielle Kersley about her projects on speculative histories and increasingly widespread conspiracy theories.

a study in psycho-cybernetics?

with Nina Fraser

14 september 2023

Nina Fraser, exhibition view of A Study in Psycho-Cybernetics (2023) at MAD Marvilla, Lisbon. Photo: Alexandre Ramos (Frame).
Nina Fraser, exhibition view of A Study in Psycho-Cybernetics (2023) at MAD Marvilla, Lisbon. Photo: Alexandre Ramos (Frame).

This newsletter features a conversation with collage artist Nina Fraser about her current exhibition “A Study in Psycho-Cybernetics” at MAD Marvilla, Lisbon. We spoke about cybernetics – communication systems between machines and humans – and the psychological twist of “psycho-cybernetics.”

digitalisation – an open conversation

at ChromaFlora, Lisbon

16 december 2023

An open conversation about what digitalisation actually means in the world of art and culture through culturala’s second issue on digitalisation.

Is digitalisation something we should fear? How can digital technologies function within art? And what happens to our culture, both high-brow and every-day, when we’re living in this hybrid world that’s both techy and analogue? Weaving together the various contributions in the second issue of culturala on the theme of digitalisation, the conversation will dive further into the fears, anxieties and possibilities that new technologies bring.

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