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INSTRUMENTA #2: MACHINE/MAGIC’S PANEL DISCUSSION — MEDIA ART ECOSYSTEM (CHALLENGES AND CHANGES)

In countries with comprehensive art infrastructure, media art practice proliferate through higher education program, research institution, museum and consistent media art specific event. Nevertheless, although media art practitioner is a part of a larger art ecosystem, repeatedly they are boxed in an ecosystem by themselves or a part of other sub-ecosystem. Most of them work as designer, lecturer or even scientist. The production of media artwork is endorsed mostly by grant or commission from festival, biennial or temporary exhibition at a museum instead of being a part of a person’s collection.    

This discussion will examine several changes taking place in the media art ecosystem by comparing media art’s development in Japan and Indonesia throughout the last 20 years. Come and exchange ideas!