In this course, we are not interested in returning to the worn-out binomial art and technology, nor to the conceptual emptiness of the "new" media. We assume, especially in the post-pandemic context, that culture has been digitalized, and it is up to us to think about the new aesthetic, political, and social particularities of art and image.
The focus of the course is the current artistic creation and the cultural experiences that emerge in the context of networks, with a focus on their flaws and on strategies for deconstructing the distributed surveillance that operates in the data sphere.
No prior knowledge, program, or specific tool is required. Anyone interested in the subject can take the course.
Giselle Beiguelman investigates the aesthetics of memory and develops projects of artistic interventions in the public space and with digital media. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture History and Aesthetics of the Project at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism – University of São Paulo (FAUUSP). Beiguelman is the author of several books and articles on the contemporary nomadism and the practices of digital culture. She was the Head of FAUUSP’s Design Course from 2013 to 2015, where she has been teaching since 2011. She is the author of several books and articles on art and digital culture, and her artworks are in museum collections of Brazil and abroad, such as ZKM (Germany), the Latin American collection of the University of Essex, Jewish Museum Berlin, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, MAC-USP and MAR (Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro), among others.