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Digital Art Forms In Question At Betwixt Festival

As more production tools become available on a digital platform, it’s becoming easier for anyone to produce a work of art and publish it online. Such is the rate of this phenomenon that it may become an increasingly common occurrence for the art we pay for ending up enclosed within a hard drive. If we pay for digital art, are we paying for a hard drive? This question was deliberated during a panel at the inaugural Betwixt Festival on Saturday. The four presenters – Dayang MNT Yraola, Suzy Sulaiman, Pichaya Aime Suphavanij, and Michelle Ho – discussed digital art and the role…
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Art & Bytes: Betwixt Festival To Launch End-February

Interstice – that’s the theme at the inaugural Betwixt Festival, a six-day event launching this February at the ArtScience Museum. Referring to “gaps, cracks, and a very small intervening space”, the theme sets the tone for the meeting of art, science, and technology. “As our social landscape swiftly becomes more and more digitalised, new mediums of expression emerge entwined in technology. Coding and physical computing have become tools for artists to create art that has an interactive nature to it, art that requires stimulation and participation to be art – in summary, digital, interactive art.” Falling almost perfectly in line with…
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