Art Line is an international art project investigating and challenging the concept of public space. 14 partners from 5 countries around the Baltic Sea join to create a co-operative platform for art and academia in Poland, Sweden, Germany, Russia and Lithuania. The platform will strengthen the institutions, create opportunities for artists, and interact with people in public space, on the internet, in exhibitions, and on the Stena Line ferries between Gdynia and Karlskrona. The project period is 2011-2014.
How can one engage the ”new” public audiences and digital spaces supported by the internet for the creation and the communication of art? How can physical public space and digital space co-exist in art practice? Can temporary interactive art projects or art works. Can a temporary interactive art project on the internet, be compared with a bronze sculpture in a square? In interdisciplinary workshops, seminars and exhibitions Art Line will use digital media and cutting edge technology to explore these themes.
DIGITAL ART PLATFORM
The Art Line website will function as an experimental digital exhibition arena for art-works. Additionally, the website provides information about ongoing and upcoming projects and will function as a platform for exchange of knowledge. You can find recorded lectures and seminars here- and direct links to Facebook-, Flickr- and Twitter pages.
Telling the Baltic
A collaborative storytelling project. The Baltic Sea has many stories to tell. Stories have been sought from fishermen, lighthouse keepers, ship mechanics, ferry personnel, sailors, islanders and dockers. The stories have been gathered in a public cross-border archive, and form the raw materials for artists who use them as inspiration when creating art-works. These art-works will be part of an exhibition touring the South Baltic region.
Blekinge museum, Karlskrona: 9 June -16 Sept. 2012
CCA Laznia, Gdansk: 5 Oct.- 2 Dec. 2012
Kunsthalle Rostock: 8 Feb. – 10 Mar. 2013
Baltic Branch NCCA & NGO ArtMission, Kaliningrad: April 19, 2013 – June 03, 2013
On board Stena Vision and Stena Spirit: summer 2013
Art & Apparatus
A project in which artists in the South Baltic region experiment with waterjet-cutting and 3D-modelling technology. The models will be exhibited at Ronneby Kulturcentrum, 16 June – 2 September 2012.
Baltic Sounds Good
A set of workshops on and under the Baltic Sea where sound-artists sampled sounds for an electronic concert at Art Centre Gallery EL in Elblag, Poland. In the summer of 2012, you can listen to it on board the Stena Vision and Stena Spirit. Filmrelease on DVD.
An investigation into the role and function of public art in a series of Beta tests in Kalmar, which will be concluded with a seminar 7-8 May 2012 and an exhibition at Kalmar konstmuseum, opening 19 May 2012 and continues throughout the summer.
During the summer of 2012 containers will be located in Karlskrona city spaces where you can see works by artists from the Baltic countries. The works are all examples of a displacement, perhaps even a dissolution, of the boundaries between real and digital space. Arr. Karlskrona konsthall. 30 June – 19 August 2012.
Seminars on Art and Technology
A number of public seminars on the topic of art, innovation, digital media, as well as science and technology are organized by Blekinge Institute of Technology and CCA Laznia.
Public Space and Internet
Three sculptures are created in a workshop arranged by Galeria EL in Elblag. They are placed in three different cities by the Baltic Sea. Together they form a joint work in digital space.
Tailor-made art tours to Poland and Sweden are created in collaboration with Stena Line. The first art tour will take place in Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia may 10-13th2012.
Baltic Goes Digital
During spring 2012 a contest for artworks which utilize web-based or mobile, locative media to create a vision of imaginary, non-existing “Baltic City”, will be launched. The art works will be shown at Gdansk City Gallery in September 2012 and on the website.
During autumn 2012 a contest for the realization of a temporary artwork using digital technology in public space will be launched. The winning artworks will be exhibited in Baltic Sea Cultural Centre in conjunction with a seminar on public art, spring 2013.