Aura of Cross-Culture
Art festivals are the best occasions for speaking out or gathering people. Nevertheless, the credit of an art event is decided
entirely by the direction and themes it sets out in the first place. Aura Spurt-- Remoteness Nearby aims to, in the short term,
bring an international perspective by inviting eminent artists from all over the world to take part and, in the long term,
prepare Taipei as a platform for the exchange of digital artists at an international level. Additionally, the event highlights
the cultural assets of Taipei, a city looking forward to playing a more active role in the Asia-Pacific area.
Aura of Diversity
In contrast to stereotypical art events that distance themselves from the public with overly academic issues, this event sends out a
clear message through colorful, animated activities that the public is welcome to get involved. Such public involvement is especially
promising in Taipei, a city with quite a comprehensive infrastructure of digital technology and networking where people are
familiar with the application of such innovations.
Aura Spurt -- Remoteness Nearby consists of performances, exhibitions and lectures, exhibiting works include a variety of images,
network, music and dance created by eminent local artists as well as well-known artists from all over the world. Their work presents
diverse issues with different media, maneuvers and fashion, meanwhile, it brings out provoking points of view and values.
Aura of Artistry
There are many fairs focusing on digital technology every year in Taipei, nevertheless they focus on the transactions of consumer goods.
Aura Spurt -- Remoteness Nearby presents the dynamics of digital art creation in Taiwan and further reveals the potential and possibilities
for the local digital art community. The goals of serving art in digital forms that form the focus of this event are firmly established, and
serve to distinguish the event from the various other art events in Taipei.
Despite the cogitative nature of artistry, Aura Spurt -- Remoteness Nearby is sharing and amusing. Compared to conventional art creation,
digital artwork usually is inspired by daily life, therefore it is close to daily life. This is reflected in the fact that many digital artists favor
presenting their art in a humorous, entertaining style.
Aura Spurt -- Remoteness Nearby is also educational. In addition to the activities of the event proper, the website and publications are
the most convenient learning tools for interested people. Many programs are interactive --a unique advantage of digital technology--
to provide an environment for exchange as open as possible. To art lovers, it is an opportunity to communicate with art in digital forms;
to the public, it is an enjoyable occasion to learn about the relationship between art and technology.