Re: Dakar Arts Festival

Transmedia storytelling, Cybercrime, Trust, Artscam.

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The “Re: Dakar Arts Festival” documents an art festival scam practice, that can be followed in an interactive installation and online through social media channels. In this transmedia story both fiction and reality blends, when swiss artist Heidi H. and gallerist Peter prepare for the “Dakar Arts Festival”.

The installation, in form of Heidi’s suitcase, represents the ongoing festival preparations an the correspondence with the fraudulent festival organizers. Several entrance points give the audience a possibility to further investigate the story online, where the full complexity of the artscam unfolds.

By exploring plot-lines of different characters, that are spread out over the internet, the audience can dig deeper into the story world.

Website: www.dakarartsfestival.net

A paper with the title “Transmedia Storytelling and Online Representations – Issues of trust on the Internet” written by Andreas Zingerle and Linda Kronman is presented and published at the Cyberworlds 2011 Conference, Banff Center/Canada.

This project was developed during an Artist in Residence Program at subnet.

Exhibitions:

2013:
26ER STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER Stuttgart/Germany.

2012:
SIGGRAPH ASIA, Singapore.
DYSTORPIA, LP Artspace, NYC/USA (versio(n) 2).
PARAFLOWS, Vienna/Austria.

2011:
CYBERIDEOLOGIES, UAVM Virtual Museum, Portugal.
SCHMIEDE, Hallein/Austria.

 

Publications:

  • Kronman, L., Zingerle, A. (2013), Re: Dakar Arts Festival-Exploring Transmedia Storytelling Methods to Document an Internet Scam. Interactive Storytelling. Springer International Publishing, 253-256.
  • Kronman, L., Zingerle, A. (2011), Transmedia Storytelling and Online Representations–Issues of Trust on the Internet. Cyberworlds (CW), 2011 International Conference on. IEEE.

 

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