RELATIONAL ART VERSUS R-TECH
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In "Documents," a French journal, Nicolas Bourriaud formulated a new aesthetics for contemporary art. His theoretical leaning, summarized as "relational art," gives a new interpretation of the aesthetic object. The object is no longer materially or conceptually defined, but relationally. In Bourriaud's words, "What is produced are connections with the world broadcast by the object." Bourriaud's aesthetic formula can not be viewed outside the developments in the new media. "In the era of simultaneous communication," Bourriaud says, "forms only take shape in on-line time; they can be reactivated at will and are subject to change." The new aesthetics in art would also seem to have an analogy in the new media. In "Wired," Catherine Distler described the R-tech or relational technique that views the essence of technology "relationally." Bourriaud and Distler "meet" each other in such contexts as Interface Design and interactive installations.



GUESTS
Max Bruinsma
Miltos Manetas
Jordan Crandall
Michael Samyn
Dirk van Weelden


ID
Critic, Editor Items
Artist
Artist, Curator
Artist, Webmaster
Writer

SOURCES
Catherine Distler
Nicolas Bourriaud

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DEBATES
Relational Art vs R-tech      DOOM & Quake
Pornography & Techno-lust      Brains & Computers
Wargasm in Magazines      Bits & samples
Avantgarde of Advertising      Cinema & Artistic Programming
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