On 11 April, Tegan Bristow will be responding to the speakers at the Vertical Atlas event Networks.africa and will participate in a network meeting organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut with invited Dutch media festivals and -artists.
Participants: Tegan Bristow (director Fak’ugesi), Paulien Dresscher (programmer interactive at NFF), Arjon Dunnewind (director Impakt), Ward Janssen (Head Digital Culture Cinekid), Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (expert New Media / Digital Culture Het Nieuwe Instituut), Jarl Schulp (founder/creative director FIBER) and Caspar Sonnen (Head New Media/ IDFA DocLab). Artists/researchers: Natalie Dixon, Mamali Shafahi, Tamara Shogaolu, Philip Schuette and Klasien van de Zandschulp.
On 12 April Bristow will attend to the Vertical Atlas.lab at Freedomlab in Amsterdam and on 13 April, she will be speaking together with Oulimata Gueye and Moses Serubiri at Digital Histories in Africa: Ancient binary code, Earth and the future at Framer Framed in Amsterdam.
Tegan Bristow is an interactive media artist and lecturer at the Digital Arts Division of the Wits School of the Arts, Johannesburg. Lines of computer code are to her what a golden sunset is to a landscape painter – the stuff of inspiration and the spark of creative potential. Tegan Bristow is most interested in the space that digital art affords interaction and engagement, the place where she believes meaning is made. Apart from being involved in the creation of the first digital art festival in Africa, namely the Fak’ugesi, she completed her PhD titled Post African Futures: Decoloniality and Actional Methodologies in Art and Cultural Practices in African Cultures of Technology at the end of 2017. She regularly writes and presents papers at interactive technology forums around the world.