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Art Hack Practice: Critical Intersections between Art, Innovation and the Maker Movement [Research Portfolio]

O'Hara, Suzy (2019) Art Hack Practice: Critical Intersections between Art, Innovation and the Maker Movement [Research Portfolio]. Book and projects.

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O'Hara, Suzy and Coniffy, Helen (2016) Sunderland 10 x 10. [Artefact]

O'Hara, Suzy and Smith, Dominic (2018) Recoding the Wall 2018. In: ReCoding the Wall, 18 March 2018, Hope Street Xchange, University of Sunderland.

Victoria, Bradbury and Suzy, O'Hara (2016) Evaluating Art Hacking Events Through Practice. In: ISEA 2016 (International Symposium for Electronic Art), 16 - 22 May 2016, Hong Kong.

Suzy, O'Hara and Di, Mainstone (2018) Wonderlooper, 2018 by Di Mainstone Reinventing Sunderland through innovative art making. [Show/Exhibition]

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Additional Information: An increasing number of cultural organisations (e.g. MIMA, Grizedale Arts, Arte Util) have been exploring the social function of art and the integration of creativity into ordinary life. In doing so, they have been radically repositioning the museum against the elite posturing of the Western canon of art history in order to foreground non-hierarchical approaches to co-production and collaboration and their role as active civic agents and activists that can generate use value to build and engage diverse communities through art-making. O’Hara’s co-edited volume, Art Hack Practice: Critical Intersections between Art, Innovation and the Maker Movement, (2019, Routledge), brings together global case studies of arts-led models of innovation emerging at the nexus of art-making, innovation and maker-culture. This volume applies the same radical lens to investigating the role and processes developing within models of art-making and curatorship that are emerging at the fringes of interdisciplinary and cross-industry collaborations and contexts for innovation. Featuring artworks and projects by twenty-three contributors, located across four continents, each chapter exemplifies practices that challenge perceived distinctions between sites of artistic, social and economic production by brokering new, direct ways of working between them. The book refocuses attention from maker spaces and innovation labs as sites for commercial ventures and start-ups to the use of these spaces by artists and curators to create and disseminate art. The book repositions artists and curators as ‘active innovation agents,’ who play a central role in securing the future social, economic and cultural prosperity and sustainability of global economies and societies. It is the culmination of an internationally significant body of practice-led research initiated in 2012 that investigates how art, design and curatorial praxis are responding to novel contexts for collaboration production emerging between the arts, commercial industries and research, fostered by the Creative Economy.
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Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 10:18
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 13:31


Author: Suzy O'Hara ORCID iD

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