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NEW MEDIA SCOTLAND

 

En Escocia existe una intensa actividad artística desarrollada con los nuevos formatos expresivos basados en soportes digitales que no sólo es prácticamente desconocida en España, sino que además posee una calidad y una especificidad sólo al alcance de una estricta pertinencia poética.

 

LINDSAY PERTH

En el terreno social, la artista escocesa, Lindsay Perth (www.dk-city.net) ha creado con la ayuda de New Media Scotland (www.mediascot.org) una ciudad virtual para chavales con problemas de violencia. Perth hizo una selección de animaciones por computador 3D, una selección de cinco artistas de netart y una selección de videos, todos ellos de artistas escocesas.

 

DK-CITY

Lindsay Perth
http://www.dk-city.net

 

El objetivo de la implantación de DK CITY es construir un espacio en línea urbana diseñado con la influencia de las experiencias de grupos y de sus comunidades. Se utiliza una tecnología y el interfaz más comúnmente usado para el diseño industrial o arquitectónico en terceros mundos más complejos e inmersivos.

Esta ciudad ficticia tendría una narrativa urbana y sería ocupada por habitantes con historias verdaderas e irreales, historias que vienen dadas a través del trabajo en grupo, de la puesta en común de ideas individuales.

DK City is an online urban community created by artist Lindsay Perth. The work was created during the artist's residency at Street Level Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland. The residency, which took place between January and March of 2001, was supported collaboratively between Street Level and New Media Scotland.

The design, events and people that inhabit DK City developed from collaborative discussion and workshops between the artist and 4 young people from a truancy unit based within the Douglas Inch Centre, Glasgow.

Online virtual reality and 3D environments have come to be associated with their potential for escape, the hiding of identities and utopian ideals. The constructs which have evolved around this form of media reflect these aims: avatars, fantasy roleplay and idealised futurist landscapes.

The young people who worked on this project have quite a different agenda in mind. They have chosen to depict scenes from their own existence, or at least semi-fictional versions of the same. The portrayal of scenes of alienation and urban dereliction (the "decay city" of the title) reveal much about the young people's attitude to the utopian planning concepts which shaped Glasgow's architecture during the late 20th Century. By choosing to make this explicit through vrml technologies, they deliver a critique of the way we view and use such techniques, implying a failure of the dream of a 'perfect' networked society. At the same time there is much humour to be found, and an intelligent grasp of influences from other genres of 3D

computer graphics, from games to cinema and television. The end result is a multi-layered portrait of a city as they see it, with the quirks and foibles of everyday life intact, rather than antialiased out of the picture.

Lindsay Perth has been working as a digital artist with arts organisations in Scotland for three years in the form of residencies, tutor and workshop co-ordination. Commissioners have included New Media Scotland, Street Level, Stills, and Project Ability. She is one of the founder members of artists' group Elevator and continues to explore the creative uses of new technologies.

Douglas Inch Centre School was founded by a doctor of psychology who was researching the different causes of perpetual truancy. The School is located within the Out-Patients Department of Forensic Psychiatry. It is a truancy unit for 14-16 year old adolescents who have been referred to the school via the Social Work Department.

DK City has received funding from Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Arts Council National Lottery Fund as part of Scotland's Year of the Artist.

 

 



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