New Media Art as a Powerful Tool to Get a Better World
Our world is facing many changes, from climate change to political instability. After the pandemic, war, violence, discrimination, and intolerance, still are on the streets, on a daily basis. Arts Connection Foundation (ACF) wants to show that in times like these, it is more important than ever to find ways to come together and take care of our body, mind, and spirit. ACF will produce this year’s Miami New Media Festival (MNMF) as an event with in-person (indoor and outdoor), and online activities, between October and December.
Art can be a powerful tool for healing. It can help to express emotions, connect with others, and find meaning in difficult times. New media art can inspire artists and members of the community, to find a common ground and take action to make a difference in the world. ACF believes that art expressions are always an answer to our present, and have a curative effect on our society. Communities should be the main actors in this cure. Some public spaces in our neighborhoods, such as museums, art galleries, plazas, town squares, libraries, etc, can be the heart of this healing process. ACF wants to gather and share new media artworks and performances, that help to reflect and get the better of this difficult time.
Consequently, the MNMF is calling artists to produce video artworks about their thoughts on Global Healing.