The Future of Art

The Future of Art
an immediated autodocumentary

What are the defining aesthetics of art in the networked era? How is mass collaboration changing notions of ownership in art? How does micropatronage change the way artists produce and distribute artwork? The Future of Art begins a conversation on these topics and invites your participation.

This video was shot, edited and screened at the Transmediale festival 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

Conceived and Edited by Gabriel Shalom
Produced by KS12 / Emergence Collective
Executive Producer: Patrizia Kommerell
Assistant Editor: Clare Molloy
Production Assistant: Annika Bauer


Aaron Koblin
Michelle Thorne
Caleb Larsen
Régine Debatty
Heather Kelley
Vincent Moon
Ken Wahl
Reynold Reynolds
Bram Snijders
Mez Breeze
Zeesy Powers
Joachim Stein
Eric Poettschacher

Including Video Material From:

Vincent Moon, Achim Kern, Born Digital, Daniel Franke & Christopher Warnow, Memo Akten, Ian Mackinnon, Taj Dhami, Liisalotte Elme, Zeesy Powers, Reynold Reynolds, Patrizia Kommerell & Gabriel Shalom, Aaron Koblin, Alessandro Ludovico & Paolo Cirio, Iepe, Akiz

Music, Sounds and Performances by:

The Arcade Fire, The Crowd, Daniel Franke & Christopher Warnow, Monolake, Daito Manabe, Zeesy Powers, Arlt, Ei Wada, Gabriel Shalom (8 years old), by Laurie Bellanca

Special Thanks:

Elyse Harrison, Studio Neptune, Cifarelli Art Consulting, Henrik Moltke, Beckie Darlington, Open Design City, Cara Bell Jones, Ela Kagel

CC 2011 BY-NC-SA
KS12 / Emergence Collective

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  1. Posted February 8, 2011 at 12:23 am | Permalink


  2. Posted February 8, 2011 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    English subtitles would be great…

    • Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:23 am | Permalink

      Good idea! It’s certainly on our to do list. If anyone is reading this and feels like helping with the process of writing the English (or French or German or Japanese, etc!) subtitles already, you can contribute here using the Universal Subtitles tool:

  3. Posted February 8, 2011 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    nice one. some inspiring opinions in there. Nevertheless, the future of art stays mysterious.

  4. qui-que
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Nice, simple key points. Good start !
    my 2 cents… such direction’s a little ambiguous.. the evidence of “arts awesome digital present” does not seem so much to back up it’s ideologies.. disseminate or paint ?.. cake or death ? .. here in the uk, it does not even so much exhist

  5. qui-que
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    … wow/

  6. Posted February 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Let’s make the world a better place through art! … every human being is a creative mind in motion ; )

    Nice doc! Congratulations.

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