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5786157Digital Citizen: The Precarious Subject
DateFriday 25th January 2019 to Sunday 16th June 2019
DescriptionThis exhibition draws on the imagination of contemporary artists to inspire a conversation on ideas of citizenship in the digital age. We are said to live in the era of 'fake news' - online propaganda which significantly endangers democracy. Sophisticated AI and CGI technologies have irreversibly blurred the distinction between reality and simulation. We voluntarily subject ourselves to constant surveillance of our online presence, while enjoying the apparent anonymity which grants us the illusion of freedom and encourages the upsurge of internet trolling. In the time of unprecedented speed of information circulation which has weakened the importance and integrity of the public space, have we lost the ability for informed political action? Are we still able to form a community or has the fragmentation of the present moment deprived us of the capacity of being active enabled citizens? Digital Citizen - The Precarious Subject investigates new possibilities of digital tools and networks for rethinking historical forms of nationalisms and citizenship. The exhibition revels in digital avatars, game environments and 'total worlds' that open up new spaces for creation and fluid gender identities. It asks the question of whether it is still possible to foster new transnational forms of togetherness and activism in the digital realm. Artists include: James Bridle / Alan Butler / Laura Grace Ford / Peter Hanmer / Daniela Ortiz / Jonas Staal / Kate Stonehill / Petra Szeman / They Are Here / Alan Warburton
Time(s)From Jan 25, Mon, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm, Tue 10.30am-6pm, ends Jun 16
LocationBALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art
Pricefree
Telephone No.0191 478 1810
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BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art
AddressSouth Shore Road
Gateshead
NE8 3BA
Telephone No.0191 4781810
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