DATE: 29-03-2017

Latest news about NAIP: blended mobility intensive week

On 22-26 March, the intensive week of the blended mobility in the project NAIP: Training Artists Without Borders took place in Iceland, hosted by Iceland Academy of the Arts (IAA).

The aim of the blended mobility in this project is to explore strategies for generating material for artistic projects using digital tools and mediating the material through online platforms. The course entails the intensive week in Iceland as well as continuing collaboration of students throughout the spring semester.
This intensive week in Iceland, The Internet in Art and Music, has been an opportunity for participants to exchange with each other and develop projects in groups that draw upon the internet as an aesthetic, as a vehicle, as an ecology that we live and work in. Students and teachers from Iceland Academy of the Arts, Royal Conservatoire The Hague, Prince Claus Conservatoire Groningen and Yong Siew Toh Conservatoire of Music in Singapore have been participating in the course.

The majority of the three days have been organized around group peer-to-peer exchange where participants develop their project and explore through different exercises and discussion formats how their projects can be extended and deepened.

Additionally, the group work was enhanced by a series of talks throughout the three days - where students will hear from speakers that represent the cutting edge of the art and music field in terms of their engagement with the internet.
The course leader was Alexander Roberts from IAA’s Performing Arts Department. The speakers were Maria Olson, with the talk Speaking on the internet as an aesthetic and vehicle for art, Holly Herndon with the talk Speaking about the internet as a sonic space and a reflection on how the internet has brought about a trans human wherein we exist and live increasingly online, Owen Hindley with the talk Speaking on New Texhnology and The Internet as a tool for Music Composition, and Lóa Björk Björnsson with the talk Speaking on Memes as Art Specifically in Relation to its Feminist Political Capacity.

For more information about NAIP please contact the Project Manager 
Þorgerður Edda Hall at