Exposition

From 'Highbrow Art' to Participatory Culture – A Potential for Change (2016)

Barbara Lueneburg

About this exposition

Through the arts research project TransCoding (funded by the Austrian Science Fund as PEEK AR 259-G21) we wish to encourage participation in the development of a musical-multimedia show and an audiovisual installation by offering participatory culture via the web 2.0. Since February 2014, the TransCoding team has built a network of various social media channels around a main hub, the WordPress site what-ifblog.net. Here we introduce our topics of multimedia art and contemporary (art) music, community participation, and the ongoing creation of our show under the categories "Art we love", "You, us and the project", and "Making of", respectively. In a fourth category we choose "identity" as our main topic for the content of the show and the blog. The concept of identity offers a framework for the project that is universally relevant and unites our otherwise diverse international community members. The blog is our main contact point with our community, currently at more than 1000 members, and affords them the opportunity to participate in our project. Via calls for entries we encourage our visitors to contribute images, sounds, and texts that we incorporate in our artwork. Through our social media channels we invite to speak out, share discourse and take influence on the creation of our artwork, thus empowering our followers to express their own identities and participate in the creative process. We afford our community members authority in shaping our work and offer them a platform to meet and make their interest clear. As we invite contributors to exercise influence in the joint artwork, we look at change as viewed through the power relationship between artist and community. The (commonly) hierarchic relationship between the artist and audience/followers is being changed into one of permeability and mutual influence. Consequently we explore not only how the artist as researcher can engender social change, but also how the participating community can do so through their contributions to the project. By delving into the participants' motivations, we learn more about their interests as well as about their reasons for creating and for wanting to be a part of our participatory community. The romantic principle of the individual composer-genius working beyond established rules or external controls is obsolete for us; we investigate the role of the artist within this community and ask how granting creative influence to our community alters traditional (power) models of artist-audience relation and if the interaction consequently adds meaning to both. TransCoding is located at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz/Austria. Contents: 1. Introduction: Introduction to TransCoding-From 'Highbrow Art' to Participatory Culture: what is it about and who is involved? 2. Methodology: Positioning ourselves as researchers and artists in the respective fields and introducing the central artworks and the strategies employed in our research project. 3. Case studies: Detailed investigation on the level and the area in which we grant authority in decision-making to our community. Outline of areas of success and conflict our project yields. 4. Conclusion: Demonstration of how TransCoding engenders social and/or artistic change.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsparticipatory art, authority, community, collaboration, permeability, artist-community relationship, social change, artistic change, power relation artist community, contemporary music
date21/02/2016
published03/10/2016
last modified03/10/2016
statuspublished
share statusprivate
affiliationTransCoding is located at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz/Austria.
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/253119/253120
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/ruu.253119
published inRUUKKU - Studies in Artistic Research
portal issue6.
external linkhttp://transcoding.info, http://what-ifblog.net


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255750 #GYHAFY-on-FB Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255734 The process of making art Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255639 Making Art Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255603 #GYHAFY on FB Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255575 Gloria_installation Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255557 Catrina Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255550 Sarah Sherlock - winner of the drone remix challenge on what-ifblog.net Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255497 Slices of Life–The Shirt Barbara Lueneburg | Katarina Michelitsch All rights reserved
255478 FAWM-ANDY-Soundcloud Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255475 Soundcloud_remix Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255464 The treasure out there – the author in talk with the former arts team Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255449 Blogging for TransCoding - in Discussion with the Arts Team Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255438 Entry Fairy Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255433 Contemporary Fairy Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255419 what_if_we_had_wings Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255390 Read me in the personalised version of Ricardo Tovar Mateus Barbara Lueneburg | Ricardo Tovar Mateus All rights reserved
255387 Read me in the personalised version of Ricardo Tovar Mateus Barbara Lueneburg | Ricardo Tovar Mateus All rights reserved
255383 Cicadas Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255363 Time's person of the year 2006: YOU Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255334 Soundtrack to "Read me" in the personalised version of Maria Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255321 "What if we had wings?" for violin, live-electronics and video | excerpt Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255307 Degree of the community's authority in decision-making. Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255281 Read me Clio _3_ Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255279 readme_single "Read me" in the personalised version for Clio Em All rights reserved
255277 Read me Clio _2_ Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255269 Countries reached on what-ifblog.net in 2015 Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255263 Freedom of expression Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255242 "Read me – personalised version for Gloria Guns Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255233 what if we had wings-Reseacher Clio Montrey All rights reserved
255226 Clio Montrey on FAWM Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255222 Barbara Lueneburg at Fawm Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
255218 Clio Montrey Unison Shot All rights reserved
255207 Barbara Lueneburg @Mihai Cucu All rights reserved
254826 Who Are You This Spring? Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved
254820 Community of TransCoding | What if Barbara Lueneburg All rights reserved

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