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uploaded by Corinne Rockall January 2011

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Experience Design

Relational Aesthetics in Experience Design


Artwork as social interstice - an art taking as its theoretical horizon the realm of human interactions and its social context, rather than the assertion of an independent and private symbolic space

The artwork creates a social environment in which people come together to participate in a shared activity.

In Relational Art, the audience is envisaged as a community. Rather than the artwork being an encounter between a viewer and an object, relational art produces intersubjective encounters. Through these encounters, meaning is elaborated collectively, rather than in the space of individual consumption.


Bourriaud. N (1998) Relational Aesthetics


Uploaded by Corinne Rockall January 2011




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