RELATE is uniquely positioned within the global art and technology and scientific community: our international group explores connections between visual and performing arts and emerging technologies and practices.
RELATE’s primary focus areas are:
- The human body and its many conceptualizations as a locus and subject for artistic creation and improvisation, aesthetic experiences, and critical reflection.
- Performative and participatory artefacts, robotics, sound and music, and curatorial practice.
- Art and technology as an alternative framing of art history and art reception.
- The integration of artistic and academic methods that form a hybrid methodology for university teaching and collaborative research projects.
RELATE promotes research based teaching for the educational programs of Art & Technology (ArT), Experience Design, and the Erasmus Mundus Media Arts Cultures Graduate Program at Aalborg University.
RELATE’s research contributions are communicated through a variety of channels including international conferences, academic publishing, curation of and contributions to national and international exhibitions, performances and events. Events and exhibitions include: ISEA International, Transmediale, ARS Electronica, International EVA Project, CLICK Festival, NIME, and International ImproFestival.
RELATE is also committed to cultivating new outlets and channels for artistic-academic research projects.