Translating Art Installation into ICT: Lessons Learned from an Experience at Workspace

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In an interactive digital art, the artwork consists in producing relationships between an active audience and a dynamic art-system [8]. These relationships are part of the concept of relational aesthetics, a tendency in contemporary art in which art is a set of artistic practices that produces a social experience completing the artwork [5]. According to Fels [26] people build relationships with objects external to their own self depending on how deeply embodied the person is into an object or an object is into the person. These objects may be other people, devices, or other external entities. For artists, achieving a deeply type of embodiment is challenging [26]. Issues relating to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) are important to interactive digital art and may help artists in decision-making. In interactive digital art, artists need to be concerned with the behavior of the artwork, the audience experience interacting with it or even each other, and in participant experience and their degree of engagement [9].
Interactive art is a form of art that privileges experience over static objects. Taking the advantage of the new technologies, interactive digital art can create innovative ways to stimulate and engage audience to interact with the dynamic art-system [8]. However, it is necessary more empirical research on translating or transposing the essence of artistic expression from an interactive traditional art installation to an interactive digital art.
Translation is regarded as a process of transformation an object into an equivalent object in a different language or format retaining, as far as possible, the content of the message, features and functional roles of the original object [4]. Aiming at observing the p...

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