Thinking Digital Arts at The NewBridge Project (19 - 24 May)

The NewBridge Project is hosting the first Thinking Digital Arts (TDA) programme, run by Thinking Digital Conference, from Monday 19 May to Saturday 24 May. TDA is a curated programme which will investigate and celebrate the emerging area of contemporary arts where the arts, technology and digital culture collide. TDA aims to brgin together some of the most distinguished and innovative artists, designers, curators and makers from around the globe. 

Throughout the week the NewBridge Project Space and NewBridge Books will play host to the following activities:


In Conversation with Dr Sarah Cook

Monday 19 May, 7-9pm
NewBridge Books

Dr Sarah Cook chairs a conversation with artists, curators, writers and researchers working across digital media and small-press publishing. Discussion will address the effect that the evolving digital landscape has on artistic production, publication and collaboration.

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Reading Room: Thinking Digital

Tuesday 20 May - Saturday 24 May, 12-6pm
NewBridge Books and NewBridge Off-Site at Sage Gateshead

NewBridge Books has teamed up with Thinking Digital Arts to curate a selection of related publications focusing on the intersections of artistic practice, publications and digital media.

NewBridge Bookshop provides a platform for critical dialogue to explore the effects of the evolving digital landscape on artistic production and communication, and its visibility within artists’ books, critical writing and self-published or independent literature.

NewBridge Project’s new mobile bookshop, NewBridge Off-Site will also be based at Thinking Digital Conference at Sage Gateshead on Wednesday 21 May and Thursday 22 May offering a selection of related publication.


Art Hack and Exhibition 

Tuesday 20 May, 5-7pm
NewBridge Project Space

The TDA Hack will see 24 invited artists, designers and hackers come together in the NewBridge Project Space to create reflections, comments, explorations and interpretations on the theme of ‘Decentralisation’.

The TDA Hack will end with a free public exhibition, on for one night only, where visitors can check out the innovative prototype projects that have been developed during the first TDA Hack. Featured artists include: Richard BroderickCally GatehouseClifford HammettAntoine KikShelly KnottsDave LynchNora O’MurchuMartin ReicheColin RennieStevie RonnieAlexandra Sofie JoenssonAndrew Wilson and Cay Green.

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Betagrams Exhibition and Nomadic Salon

Preview: Wednesday 21 May, 6-8pm
Thursday 22 May - Saturday 24 May, 12-6pm
Nomadic Salon event: Friday 23 May, 5:30-7:30pm
NewBridge Project Space

Gabi Arrigoni of Culture Lab curates a group show investigating the notion of the prototype as a new aesthetic model. From digital fabrication to speculative design proposals, the works on show are provisional, unstable and persuasive, providing suggestions for possible futures.

Nomadic Salon is a unique opportunity to meet Betagrams exhibition curator Gabi Arrigoni who will discuss the exhibition’s central concept of the prototype with the exhibiting artists. Nomadic Salon provides a space to critically explore the range of experimental, creative art practices that are challenging the traditional status of the artwork as unique and finished object.

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Image: Tom Schofield, Neurotic Armageddon Indicator (NAI)


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