The project PKKB (Postdigitale Kunstpraktiken in der kulturellen Bildung) studies post-digital art scenes that generate new forms of aesthetic self-appropriation, production, and communication. A particular focus lies on art practices that incorporate digital technologies as material and/or subject matter to pursue new aesthetic questions. The project combines basic research and design as applied research to develop practical insights and innovative concepts for cultural education.
The artistic engagement with novel technologies holds the potential for a critical examination of the corresponding media and algorithms, and their inscription in cultural and social participation. Through the deliberate design and use of digital environments for aesthetic expression, the eye can be trained to recognize the superimposition of digital and physical spaces and their reciprocal relationship.
The project emphasizes this interrelationship between the digital and physical, and aims to identify the recurring principles in post-digital art practices and their potential for cultural education. This requires not only an analysis of the technologies and forms of expression used in these scenes, but also an exploration of the appropriation strategies and presentation spaces of the respective actors. Basic research forms the starting point for the development and testing of aesthetic mediation strategies, which will also be analysed in the project itself.
The project is carried out by an interdisciplinary team with backgrounds in media studies, aesthetic education, media art, and design. It is carried out in close cooperation with partners from the fields of art, culture, and education: Computerspielemuseum, DAM Gallery, Digitale Gesellschaft e.V., Digitale Kultur e.V., Grimme-Institut, Mediale Pfade, Medienwerkstatt Potsdam, NOME, Open Knowledge Foundation, REMIX.MUSEUM, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten, Studio NAND.
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).