A digital art workshop for people above 65 years old is taking place at the Onassis Cultural Center
The monumental exhibition from London’s Barbican Centre on the impact of digital technology on Arts and Culture is taking place at the Onassis Cultural Center!
For the Onassis Cultural Centerf, digital technology is a bridge that connects the past with the future, tradition with progress. So in this workshop people over 65 years old aim to build traditional projects “of their lives” using digital media! Collective memory and personal experience, Folk Art and Tradition, daily practices and arts of another time, transformed by the use of new technologies to come back to life, more alive than ever before!
In this original workshop, participants will all together embroider an interactive handiwork, combining the crafts of traditional folk art with digital technology! This handiwork however, will not only be created by conventional threads, but also with threads that electrical current runs through, thus allowing the electrical thread running beneath each letter.
By pressing these embroidered letters, sensors will be activated that will activate audio narrations already recorded by the participants during the workshop. Each time a different personal story will be activated, from the people involved in the group.
The Digital Revolution starts after 65!
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