Dedicated to showcasing new media artworks, Plugin New Media Section is now in its 3rd year of running between November 12th to November 15th 2015 at the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC).
This year galleries, architecture and design studios and new media related initiatives, such as maker spaces, game labs, digital art collectives and project spaces will be gathered in a single space under a curatorial theme proposed by Dr. Ebru Yetişkin: X-CHANGE.
X-CHANGE is about the emerging practices of production and interaction in new media cultures. Different actors of national and international new media scene will be distributed on the same platform and their exclusive works will be accessed within Plugin New Media Section. In this way, the viewers will have the chance of experiencing and interacting with their latest productions.
Transcending beyond the binary distinctions of low-tech and high-tech, organic and inorganic, physical and digital, Plugin New Media Section will host one of the most remarkable artworks of contemporary new media artists, makers and designers. Galleries will also present the most significant new media art works to visionary collectors and visitors of Plugin Istanbul 2015.
The section will not only focus on video art installations, but also on presenting a wide array of genres that make up the digital art and design scene: sound and light installations, kinetic sculptures, interactive and generative design, hologram installations and robotic designs.
Plugin aims for variety of x-change not only in its choice of works but also in terms of its program. As a fresh addition to the fair scene, the section will include a workshop series of maker movement for younger generations of new media art. The talk program will also have the x-change of scientists, artists, designers, academic researchers and makers as well.
Istanbul is now the place to be for x-change in new media art with ever growing new hype for collecting digital art. With its bold choice of using only black walls and having a darker lighting throughout the section, Plugin New Media Section will stand out with a attention-grabbing audio-visual identity while still being an integral part of the fair.