Art and Sustainability – Sessions at DLD12

MUNICH, January 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

– Yoko Ono as guest of honor

– Extensive art-sessions and exhibitions

For the eighth time the “Digital-Life-Design” Conference takes place from January 22nd until January 24th in Munich. The name says it all as the dialogue about art and design is strongly connected with an interdisciplinary exchange. With this aspiration in mind DLD presents a series of discussions, organized and presented by the co-director of the Serpentine Gallery London, Hans Ulrich Obrist. The prelude on January 22nd is a conversation with artist, musician and film maker Yoko Ono. Her credo is “Imagine Peace” which makes her an exceptional personality and an icon of the peace movement. Together with John Lennon she held the legendary “Bed-In for Peace” at Amsterdam’s Hilton Hotel.

“Connect the Unexpected” and interdisciplinary relations – this is DLD’s philosophy. The amount of creative potential will be released during the high-quality round “Lights of Africa” on January 23rd on the subject of ‘ecopreneurship’. Hans Ulrich Obrist moderates the discussion with Jamie Drummond, Executive Director of Bono’s organization, artist Olafur Eliasson, who is well known for his stagings with light and electricity, Google-Chief Joseph Mucheru who is responsible for sub-Saharan Africa and Kenya and Arthur Itotia Njagi, program manager of IFC-Initiative “Lighting Africa”. Economic growth in Africa is strongly depended on electricity access. DLD will therefore deal with how to accomplish this goal, the necessity of entrepreneurial spirit, the importance of ecological sustainability, solar technique and “off-grid” energy and the role of fine arts.

The second DLD Arts Session will deal with new digital art forms. “Ways Beyond the Internet” addresses especially new digital art forms: how and where does art emerge with the Internet’s logic that the information society experiences through increasing digitalization and new ways of image productions and how is this reproduced within a non-digital reality? Artists and “Digital Natives” as Cory Arcangel (New York), Karen Archey (New York), Ed Fornieles (London) Keller/Kosmas (Berlin), Oliver Laric (Berlin), John Nash (London), Rafael Rozendaal (Amsterdam/Rio) will talk about their work and “Post-Internet” projects. The artists expose their work together with Ryan Trecartin, Helen Marten and Timur Si-Qin in the DLD12 exhibition “Ways Beyond The Internet”, realized by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Johannes Fricke Waldthausen.

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Michael A. Pries
Corporate Communications
Hubert Burda Media

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