The ninth Share Festival, held in Turin, Italy in May 2016, awards a "Share Prize" for best electronic art on the festival's theme of "House Guests," which raises a series of questions about everyday living and the Internet of Things, inspired by Casa Jasmina, a human-centered model IoT home:
[Machine translation from Italian]
What happens when art would abandon the screens of our computers, kiosks, galleries and becomes domestic art?
How can this provocative guest escape the cyberspace and to become part of the family?
When the net art becomes "Art of the Internet-of-things", as can blossom in the kitchen, in the bedroom, on the terrace?
How does the artistic economic structure when homes become permeated by the internet and social media? This "guest house" and 'a friend, a tenant, a squatter, an illicit lover who enters by the back door while the surveillance cameras are distracted?
When the digital art enters the private property - something similar to the much-loved family portrait hanging on the wall - who is the owner of this art, one who collects, who keeps it?
How can children inherit this art?
What new roles can be played by artist, gallerist, curator and the godmother?
The best art for the home is produced in the same house?
The deadline for entries is Feb 14.
The artistic director will chair the international jury of the ninth edition of the Share Prize consists of:
Paola Antonelli, Curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, Designer and Architect
SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI, pilot and captain ESA astronaut Air Force, the protagonist of Futura, the second long-duration mission ASI
Jasmina Tešanović, feminist, activist, writer, journalist, translator and director
CHIARA GARIBALDI, architect, designer, founder and general manager of platform Piemonte Share
The jury will select the six works nominated for the award. Applicants will be invited to attend the XI edition of the Share Festival, which will take place in Torino 19 to 28 May 2016 at the facilities of " House Jasmina " and FabLab Torino in collaboration with Officine Arduino and ToolBox Co-Working.
(via Bruce Sterling)