Re-search, re-enactment, re-design, re-programmed art

  • Kinetic and programmed art has been a trend of contemporary arts that flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. Kinetic artworks often incorporated technology, at that time still immature, and involved the audience in the production of visual, sound, and somatic effects. Gruppo T was the pioneering group at the forefront of this groundbreaking vision of art as reproducible, participatory, and interactive. Through an action research project and the methodological tool of reenactment, a group of researchers, designers, and artists has proposed an alternative way to conserve Gruppo T artworks. The project 'Re-programmed Art: An Open Manifesto' originated from the ephemeral and experimental features, as well as fragility, of the works by Gruppo T - that is, from the difficulties of practice, conservation, technology, and market that have confined them for far too long to the margins of mainstream art history. We conceive reenactment not just a mere restaging but as re-designing, re-thinking, updating, and reprogramming a series of works by Gruppo T.

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Author:Serena Cangiano, Davide Fornari, Azalea Seratoni
Parent Title (English):Over and over and over again : reenactment strategies in contemporary arts and theory / ed. by Cristina Baldacci, Clio Nicastro, and Arianna Sforzini ; Cultural Inquiry ; 21
Publisher:ICI Press
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2022/04/14
Year of first Publication:2022
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/05/10
Tag:Open design; Preservation; Programmed art
Gruppo T
GND Keyword:Gruppe T; Kinetische Kunst; Reenactment; Konservierung
Page Number:10
First Page:142
Last Page:150
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 70 Künste / 700 Künste; Bildende und angewandte Kunst
8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / ICI Berlin
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0