For tanz yearbook 2022, the international magazine for ballet, dance and performance, we have written the lead article “Hybrid” focussing on the body and space in the context of the physical and the digital: the hybrid.
Exploring the future of artistic-cultural spaces requires looking at physical spaces together with digital media networks. Polyphonic hybrid cultures are anchored and embedded in physical spaces, while at the same time they are increasingly distributed, formed, disseminated, shaped, and negotiated across digital networks. With the increasing of the physical and the digital, new scenarios and new forms of experience and participation in artistic-cultural life emerge.
The article addresses these complex developments across artistic fields, reflecting on examples of contemporary artistic practices.
The way people communicate and connect around the world today, is being radically redefined by digitalization. With the acceleration of digitization as one of the most obvious consequences of the pandemic, the use of digital tools is experiencing an unprecedented rise among arts and cultural institutions and practices.