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Arts & Culture
Digital technologies are changing our every day culture in a multitude of ways. We are living in the middle of the post-digital age. The Internet is omnipresent – particularly in the arts and in culture. Digital art (from remixes and GIFs to net-art to virtual reality and interactive text-based adventures), creative activism and politico-cultural questions on decision-making all are points we want to discuss with you at re:publica. Or even better - let’s build prototypes!
What roles do museums and exhibition spaces play in today's world? What can libraries do to close the digital gap? How is the distribution and consumption of music and other media changing? What are the latest developments in VR and what impacts will they have on us as a society? How are our personal interactions and societal values changing? We would like to discuss open approaches in cultural institutions, the opening of archives, creative activism, as well as collaborations between the maker scene, programmers, and artists.
This thematic cross-road invites artists, cultural experts, representatives of cultural institutions and researchers to contribute to this track - we welcome installations, performances, exhibitions, workshops and other contributions at least as much as a talk or panel. Your session can be anything from a Bingo to a theater piece.
We look forward to your projects, ideas and topic on arts & culture and are eager to see what kinds of experiences new technologies will offer us in the future.
- Arts & Culture-Kampire is a core member of Kampala’s Nyege Nyege collective. She’s one of East Africa’s most exciting young DJs, travelling outside Uganda to play festivals in Europe, UK, Burkina Faso and Democratic Republic Of Congo. Her sets of bass-heavy music are inspired by her upbringing in a mining town along Zambia’s copper belt, where she listened to Congolese music and African pop.
- Arts & Culture-A premiere collaboration of renowned artists Kudzanai Chiurai (Zimbabwe) and M.anifest (Ghana). With WE LIVE IN SILENCE, Kudzanai Chiurai addresses the complexities of race, gender, colonization and the post-colony, imagining colonial futures and contesting dominant colonial narratives. M.anifest and band create a live soundtrack to the film, a special composition performed live for the first time. A special highlight not to be missed.
- Arts & Culture-A genre-bending performance fusing video, live poetry recital and collected sounds. Navigating elbow rooms provided by history, myth making and social commentary, Kwame Write unearths the map consolidating the musical and mystical connections linking water bodies, Black bodies and vibrations.
- Arts & Culture-You’re invited to join us and our local partner, Impact Hub Accra at a pre-re:publica street party on 13th December as we kickoff re:publica Accra with good vibes, great music, food and wild cocktail mixes from the Republic Bar!
Venue: Impact Hub Accra
- Arts & Culture-During this workshop, UK based producer Afrodeutsche will show and tell about her Ableton Live workflows, her writing process and how she uses Ableton Live on stage during performances. The workshop is hosted by Ableton Certified Trainer Emile Hoogenhout.
- Arts & Culture-In a world saturated with information, how do you provide space for people to explore ideas without boring speeches and presentations? How do you encourage alternative thinking and creative approaches on key business, socio-cultural and tech issues in countries like Ghana where critical thinking is systematically ignored or Germany where panels at tech conferences and text heavy power point slides are still the norm?