The ADA Network curates and commissions artwork, exhibitions, events and publications presenting and critiquing digital and media arts.
Space, Network, Memory: Media Art and the Transitional City is a 5 day BookSprint that will include documentation and discussion of media art practices from around Aotearoa that engage with these interconnected themes (space, network, memory).Taking place at XCHC in Christchurch it will gather a group of up to 10 participants for an immersive creative writing project facilitated by Adam Hyde.
ADA Mesh Cities is a series of events held over 2013-15. It proposes to address the role of media arts in the city, exploring key issues such as urban space, social engagement, memory and speculative futures through a series of symposia and artist workshop tours. The latest event in the programme is the ADA BookSprint November 23-28 2015.
The ADA Mesh Cities Artist Tour 2014 is being facilitated by the collaborative team Trudy Lane and Halsey Burgund, with their project Sound Sky (http://soundsky.org/) a new geo-located audio work envisioned for Christchurch. Participants can learn about and participate on location in this contributory art project for Christchurch
Mesh Cities Artist for 2013 is Dr Janine Randerson who will developing a collaborative network for a new work. ‘Neighbourhood Hope Index’ uses clouds and sound to map affective zones in post-earthquake Christchurch. The framework for this artwork stems from the emergent currency of data in the plan for a better city. A so-called silver lining for the embattled inhabitants is that a ‘smart’ city may emerge where the instrumental measurement of traffic flows, water quality, air quality and urban weather can be remedied.
The Netwalking Tour, a series of master classes and workshops with Simon Pope, will take place April 2013. The ADA Network will host public workshops in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington that will draw upon Pope’s recent work that has taken the form of walking-as-art. The workshops will explore an expanded notion of dialogue and negotiation.
A distributed masterclass, anchored by Kahn’s keynote and participation in the Whanganui ADA Symposium, followed by speaking and performance events in Christchurch and Auckland and informal time meeting with local practitioners.