*= in collaboration with The New Networked Normal
The New Networked Normal (NNN), a project about innovation in art, communication, technology and social change. In a time of political uncertainty and rapid technological change, global events are disrupting our economic, cultural, social and geographical norms, bringing our ideals of citizenship, sovereignty and governance into question.
New technologies, emerging communities and networks are significant catalysts in this change, but they also present new models and opportunities for how citizens can live, work and communicate, providing glimpses of a future sovereignty.
NNN brings together five leading organisations in the field of contemporary media arts from across Europe, led by Abandon Normal Devices (UK) with The Influencers (ES), Kulturprojekte (DE), STRP (NL) and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) (ES), these partners have a rich history in fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and technology. Combined they have an international reputation of commissioning, producing and programming cutting edge work, which addresses the new ways society is consuming content and engaging the public in these issues.
Together this new partnership will address critical issues through an innovative public programme of digital co-productions, pop-up exhibitions, discursive events, hands-on workshops and online activities
One of the first commissions within the NNN project culminated in an alternative online exhibition space nnn.freeport.global designed and developed by PWR which will house and reveal artworks over the year.
nnn.freeport.global is an alternative space for the distribution of artworks, using the backstreets, black markets and divergent parts of the internet to create, exhibit and debate the value of art.
nnn.freeport.global could house the world’s greatest museum, largely hidden from sight, it lacks any common ground, temporality or space. It is an extraterritorial zone, a place in which time and space are rearranged and in terminal impermanence.
The New Networked Normal explores art, technology and citizenship in the age of the Internet, a partnership project by, Abandon Normal Devices (UK) Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) (ES), The Influencers (ES), Transmediale (DE) and STRP (NL). This project has been co-funded with support from the Creative Europe programme.