Developed at the nexus of art, science, technology and society, Post-Digital Intersections is a mentoring and cultural mediation project, offering research and art production support to 12 young practitioners from 2 universities in Romania selected through open call, who will collaborate with each other and with international artists and curators from across Europe – Annick Bureaud (FR), Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond (AU), Claudia Schnugg (AU), Dasha Ilina (FR/RU), Jan Świerkowski (PT/PL), Andrei Tudose or Sabina Suru (RO). The red thread of the program follows on post-digital practices and ideas, in a quest of demystifying the digital and finding new collaborative methodologies across fields.
Post-Digital Intersections begins with the Intersecting Realities exhibition hosted at Ștefania Palace, in Timișoara (RO), part of the Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture program. The exhibition presents 6 international artists, opening a wide dialogue of sharing practices and artistic research-oriented approaches, tackling themes surrounding environment, ecology and technological impact on both human and non-human life in contemporary society.
Following this event, the mentorship network develops both online and offline, offering a framework for practitioners from both the visual arts fields and the humanities. The program will be finalized with an exhibition showcasing their researches and projects developed within the program, hosted at the same venue as the opening show, along with a series of cultural mediation sessions and satellite events dedicated to a transparent and active dialogue with the general public in Timisoara.
The project is developed in partnership with various European centres of excellence, including Ars Electronica Export and die Angewandte – University of Applied Arts Vienna (AU), West University of Timișoara, CESI – Center of Excellence in Image Studies, the Austrian Cultural Forum in Bucharest and Simultan (RO), Leonardo/OLATS and NØ School (FR), and Instytut B61 (PT/PL).
The project is part of the national program “Timișoara – 2023 European Capital of Culture” and is financed through the European Echoes program, run by Timișoara Project Center, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the Ministry of Culture.