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ACT Festival 2015. TEKTONICS

25 Nov 2015 – 28 Nov 2015

Gwangju, South Korea

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Four days of exhibition, workshops, lectures, artist talks, panel discussions, performances, and screenings. Bringing together leading Asian and international talent to share, collaborate, and inspire.

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We typically measure the effects of technology on contemporary art and design by noting where and how change is happening. Rightfully so, as tools and modes of working evolve rapidly. However, as we move into an era of machine learning, mass-customization, and synthetic biology — all new and unfamiliar paradigms — the need to define and clarify guiding principles intensifies; we can’t hope to understand what the future will yield without surveying the present, and excavating the past. “You can’t have art without resistance in the material,” nineteenth century craftsman William Morris observed. Now, what does that statement mean in the twenty-first century?

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