‘The Digital Domestic’ is a newly commissioned performative lecture resulting from a collaboration between artist Antonio Roberts and curator Aly Grimes.
Since the birth of the internet in 1989 the speed of its development has led to a radical shift in the way that ‘the home’ appears today in the global North. The online domain continues to infiltrate the physical world, downloading itself into our homes through the ‘internet of things’ – a phenomenon best described as ‘the colonisation of the domestic environment by similarly networked products and services intended to deliver convenience’. Drawing inspiration from cultural theorists Hannah Arendt and Helen Hester, Roberts examines the impact of automation, smart devices and digital assistants on domestic labour and hypothesizes how we will operate in the home in the years to come.
Antonio Roberts is a digital artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK
Aly Grimes is an independent curator, producer and co-founder of Stryx project space in Birmingham, UK
This event forms part of the public programme of Dora Garcia’s exhibition ‘Red Love’ at Tensta konsthall as part of CuratorLab at Konstfack University. The full programme can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/
This event was supported by Eucida – European Connections in Digital Art