Over the summer, Claire participated in a taller in conjunction with colleagues at the Universidad de Tres de Febrero in Argentina, who are working on a net.art project entitled Radiografía del Net.Art en Latinoamérica. Vitalidad creativa en riesgo de Extinción. Participants in the taller included Diego Dalla Benetta, Liliana Koselevich, Alejandro Schianchi and Marina Zerbarini, plus Ignacio Nieto connecting up from Chile.
During the taller, the participants discusssed the role and shape of net.art in a contemporary context, in particular looking at important antecedents in its development. Discussion focused on issues such as the representation of memory in net.art, the role of net.art within the broader context of new media (particularly the growth of social media), and the radical or avant-garde impulses of net.art.
After much fruitful discussion, the group agreed that the event had created a positive space for sharing ideas, and hope to hold further collaborative events in the future. Watch this space!