The ADA Network curates and commissions artwork, exhibitions, events and publications presenting and critiquing digital and media arts.
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.
As part of the ElectroSmog Festival ADA began the Korawiki project: a catalogue of projects from Aotearoa New Zealand using communications technologies to present, perform, and collaborate over time and distance. The korawiki now forms the basis of the artbase on this website.
The ElectroSmog festival was hosted by De Balie in Amsterdam, in March 2010. ADA participated in a number of global discussions during the festival, and we organised events and commissioned new artworks that engage with issues of remoteness.
STELLA BRENNAN and SU BALLARD (eds), 2008.
A comprehensive anthology, The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader provides a snapshot of digital art practice in Aotearoa New Zealand with essays, artists’ pageworks and personal accounts that explore the production and reception of digital art.
The ADA Network presented Cloudland, a showcase of New Zealand artists for ISEA 2008 in Singapore. Curated by Su Ballard, Stella Brennan and Zita Joyce the exhibition featured film, video, installation, and sound works by Len Lye, et al., Stella Brennan, Alex Monteith, Kentaro Yamada, Bruce Russell, PSN Electronic and Adam Willetts.