Thing Power: Debate, May 17
In an effort to get a better grip on the notion of ‘thing power’, this debate will call attention to the work of several artists and designers with the aim of discerning the power of things in action.
How do artists and designers explore, reveal, and deploy ‘thing power’ through their work? How do they use interactions between things to creatively catalyze innovative design solutions and novel artistic experiences? And can a better appreciation of ‘thing power’ lead to possible scenarios for a more sustainable future? This debate will focus on the respective experimental strategies the artist and designers on the panel have taken to generate and cultivate sensations of responsive ‘thingness’ in their work.