The Art-ificial Boundaries is a live and interactive performance by Desis Lab ELISAVA, set to be presented within the framework of London Design Festival this coming V&A Digital Design Weekend 2017.

The project aims to showcase and push the limits of approved behaviour in our day-to-day lives, inviting the audience to reflect on topics such as our choices, our daily activities, when we like or dislike something and all the opinions in between, for an online and offline environment. The Art-ificial Boundaries is the performance of a critical and speculative reflection.

Think of the applause, the scroll down, the swipe, the double-click or even daily actions that might not fit literally to the definition of approval. A digital and interactive experience brought to you by ELISAVA students from Barcelona, to let you reflect on everyday choices in order to operate, design and transform your existence; to choose the life you want.

The audience is invited to explore artificial pathways. They will be asked to decide or to approve. Our cultural understanding and our own behaviour is formed by the approval and the positive public response. Approval is intrinsic… But what if you choose the life you want? What if art smashes down the systems that domesticate the mind?

A live & interactive performance presented & made by ELISAVA Barcelona Design School Students. Curated by Prof. Arianna Mazzeo (Desis Lab/Elisava) under the tutoring of Dani Armengol with the Social Media Coordination of Marzio Veno (Lottarox/Stockholm).


The Art-ificial Boundries @ London Design Festival 2017
23-24 September, 10.00- 17:00, V&A Digital Design Weekend
Seminar Room 4, Learning Centre, Level 3, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

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