Art Republic is a platform dedicated to art and new technology in public and online space. The platform explores the relation between image, sound and architecture – seeking to expand the borders of the cinematic experience. Art Republic curates and commissions moving images, interactive (immersive) site-specific art installations and online screenings.
The projects created aim to reflect the contemporary and inter-disciplinary potential that finds place in the meeting between art, technology, social design and public space. The curatorial research finds motivation in exploring present-day social, political, and ecological issues. The production aims to expand the virtual experiences and to be accessible for people in their everyday life. The platform enforces social design qualitative and accessible augmented and virtual worlds, and through this investigate new aesthetic experiences also reaching the visually impaired community.
Through its local and international network within media art, academia, tech and innovation, Art Republic excavates the latest research and developments in the field of moving image and sound. It collaborates with several art organizations and institutions aiming to strengthen their program, mediation and collections with these artistic formats.
The platform was founded and directed by curator Daniela Arriado in 2012. It holds office in both Oslo and Berlin, and its projects bring together an extensive list of curators, artists, and organizations.
Art Republic's mission statement: sustainability – ethical guidelines and carbon footprint
Art Republic prioritizes art, community, and most importantly the environment. The platform prides itself in sustainable practices within the art installations, production process, and travel fares. The installations avoid the use of PVC and non-recyclable materials. The subject of the art often commits to raising awareness of human effect across ecosystems.
To minimize the environmental footprint, Art Republic avoids the shipping of artworks and equipment by engaging in local production. It partners with community organizations for materials and support, therefore localizing the economic flow. The mission is to foster ongoing partnerships that will enhance the local economy by working with area businesses and communities.
Art Republic commits to environmental improvements by engaging in practices that avoid raising the carbon footprint. This is exhibited by an extensive online network, hosting digital programs and interviews with international guests to avoid flying. The artists and curators are encouraged to travel via land rather than airfare. If flight tickets are purchased it is only through airlines offering carbon-neutral passes. Additionally, each of its projects has ongoing environmentally conscious collaborations with local food suppliers. They offer sustainable practices such as farm-to-table vegetarian and vegan options or local and organic cultivated poultry, meat and fish.
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Art Republic is a platform dedicated to art and new technology in public and online space. The platform explores the relation between image, sound and architecture – seeking to expand the borders of the cinematic experience. Art Republic curates and commissions moving images, sound art, interactive and immersive site-specific art installations and online screenings.