2018 Art + Technology

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Dates: 24 June – 10 July 2018
Location: Khalifa University

The second edition of Abu Dhabi Art’s Art + Technology workshops took place from the 24th of June to the 10th of July, 2018. The three workshops were led by both international and local established artists, including Feng Mengbo, Carl De Smet (Noumenon) and Alaa Edris. 

Subjects ranging from smart materials to music and portraiture were explored. Students were able to use their skills and newly acquired knowledge about art to experiment with new art forms including sound art, video art and interactive media. 

 

Abu Dhabi Art 2018 Art + Technology Workshops:

1.       Carl De Smet (noumenon) Workshop | “Obscure Object”

Carl De Smet works on sculptures in motion. For 2018 the artist created “The Obscure Object”, an interactive sculpture that responds to near-field communication, together with students from the University.

2.      Feng Mengbo Workshop | “Karaoke Box

Feng Mengbo has collaborated with students on developing a Karaoke experience for music lovers, who are invited to share their talents online. The Karaoke Box will be activated on the Corniche and at Manarat Al Saadiyat in the lead up to Abu Dhabi Art.

3.       Alaa Edris Workshop | “Experimental Portraiture”

In this interactive workshop, Alaa Edris shares her experience of working with technology to create contemporary art. Using the advanced 3D hologram technology, the artist works with students to transform portraits of the viewers into 3D holograms. Students also learn about the history of portraiture and about how artists used their self-portraits in contemporary art.  

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