Digital art symposium focus 'transitional city'

Aotearoa Digital Artists symposium project manager Vicki Smith (left), of Hari Hari, and digital...
Aotearoa Digital Artists symposium project manager Vicki Smith (left), of Hari Hari, and digital artist Birgit Bachler, of Austria, at Turboweb in Vogel St this week. Photo by Peter McIntosh.

Dunedin is being reinvented this weekend. The 2013 Aotearoa Digital Artists symposium has brought artists to the heart of the city to redefine its art.

The eighth annual symposium, ''Space: Network: Memory'', features panels, talks and art installations by New Zealand and international digital artists and academics which re-examine the contemporary city and its networks and memories.

''The idea of a transitional city emerged from what happened in Christchurch and how it is impacting on the rest of the country,'' Aotearoa Digital Artists symposium project manager Vicki Smith, of Hari Hari, said.

''All cities are transitional. You have that happening here in Dunedin at the moment with the historic warehouse precinct, which is an area businesses are moving back into and enlivening again.''

The first featured artist, Birgit Bachler (28), of Knittelfeld, Austria, has installed her di4lo9 artwork at Turboweb in Vogel St. The symposium runs until tomorrow.

Add a Comment



Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter