Just when you thought you couldn’t take it with you – here are some clever artists telling you that you can (on the bus, the train, the office, the park, the grocery store…)…..and HOW.
Got a Palm? An Android? An IPad? IPhone? The Afflatus Project is dedicated to promoting art on basically any screen that you have kicking around in your knapsack, briefcase, or pocket. I ask you – how cool is that?
Let’s just ponder for a minute what this means for the traditional ways in which people view and experience art. Rather than the mapped tour of art consumption offered by museum that governs how and when we see art, and even how we think about it, art on mobile devices delivers a certain level of freedom to the viewer while challenging those crumbling walls of authority.
Another function of this art is that it pushes artists to start thinking about relating to their audiences and their presentation spaces in new, innovative ways.
These guys are definitely onto something….Now what does this idea remind me of?????