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Co-created staging: situating installations
Oslo School of Architecture and Design. (Interaction Design)
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society, Avdelningen för Design och datavetenskap.
2011 (English)In: Interactive Media Arts Conference, IMAC2011, Re-new digital arts festival / [ed] Ass. Prof. Morten Søndergaard, ArT / Aalborg University, Copenhagen, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Staging is the creative act of showing something to an audience.When staging, the artist choose and create the context, situationand structure of the presented object, play or installation. The chosen context and situation provide background for the audience interpretations. Meaning is co-created between the artist and audience, based on the cultural and individual understanding of the context and situation. The term installation is open, ambiguous and undefined. One does not completely know what to expect and where to find an installation. It is open towards many interpretations. In this paper we present how we worked with staging of two interactive installations in different exhibition situations, to provoke and motivate different interpretations, expectations and interactions. We argue for staging as a communicative strategy to attract and motivate diverse audiences and user groups to collaborate and co-create through interpretation and interaction. Further we argue that installations have to be open to many possible structures, interpretations, interaction forms and roles the user can take, and shift betweendynamically. When the user dynamically restructure, shift rolesand thereby re-situate the installation, the user is a co-creator in the staging act. We call this dynamic staging.

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Copenhagen, 2011.
Keyword [en]
interactive art, tangible interaction, interactive music, interactive sound design
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Humanities Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Art History Musicology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-7907OAI: diva2:405849
Interactive music compositionInteractive Sound Design
Available from: 2011-03-24 Created: 2011-03-24 Last updated: 2014-09-23Bibliographically approved

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