a participatory arts project about identity
a question • a creative endeavour • a research project • a community
We are an international team of artists, musicians and programmers building an online/offline community through which we are exploring the concept of identity.
We are looking for your input while developing two different artworks, both dealing with our topic.
- An audiovisual installation that features texts, recordings, music and images from the community and from us.
- A multimedia show for violin, electronics and video that merges community contributions with our approach to art.
In the section “You, Us and the Project” you will gain insight into our thoughts and we hope for your comments and inspiration.
Contribute: How can you participate?
If you like to make music, if you take pictures wherever you go, if you love to write or design, if you are a camera freak or an all night creative programmer, or if you are just interested in personal freedom of choice, then What if? is for you.
Send us ideas, links, photos, music, films, texts, interviews that pick up on our topic: commercials you love, ads you hate, quotes that inspire you and links to art works you have found or you have maybe made yourself. We would love to hear from you.
These are some of our current questions to get you inspired:
What if we could live our lives regardless of the expectations of society, family, friends or colleagues?
What if our body, our gender wasn’t our limit?
What if we took the freedom to be who we want to be, and how can we express this in our art?
What if? is limited. It will exist for three years. We started on 1st of February 2014 and will finish the project in 2017. During that time we will continuously work on the blog. We will throw ideas at you and wait for your comments and replies.
What if? is funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF as PEEK-research, project number: AR 259-G21 under the title “TransCoding–From’Highbrow Art’ to Participatory Culture”: Click here for more information: https://what-ifblog.net/about/transcoding-introduction/
Further financial support for the artwork by BMUKK Wien/Austria