Screens as Gestures in Interactive Art Assemblage

Charu Maithani


The interaction in the contemporary media art installations can be viewed as a process of transformation as the parts of the installation engage and respond to each other. This paper considers interactive media art as assemblages and argues screens to be gestures of this assemblage. The screens activate and rearrange the relations between the elements of the assemblage by providing multiple connections between them. By examining two artworks, Breath (1991/92) by Ulrike Gabriel and Shadow 3 (2007) by Shilpa Gupta, the paper extrapolates the aesthetic experiences gestured by the screens.


Article received: April 25, 2018; Article accepted: May 10, 2018; Published online: October 15, 2018; Preliminary report – Short Communications

How to cite this article: Maithani, Charu. "Screens as Gestures in Interactive Art Assemblage." AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 17 (2018): 147−155. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i17.278


assemblage theory; screens; gestures; interactive art; capacity

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