Martha Lane Fox explores how artists collaborate creatively online. In the age of the internet, who needs galleries?
Just twenty years ago, the internet was perceived as extraordinary and new. Now it is part of our daily routine. In the mid-90s, the early internet facilitated collaboration between international artists who wanted to challenge the structures of the traditional arts world. Twenty years later, how do artists use a more corporate and commercial internet? Is it a medium or a marketing tool? And what relationships do traditional galleries have with digital art? For some artists, the internet is a means of exploring and highlighting how digital technologies shape our lives.
Featuring artists and curators including James Bridle, Ben Vickers, Thomson and Craighead, Kate Genevieve and David OReilly.
Producer: Gill Davies
An Overtone production for BBC Radio 4.