Dimensions of interaction
In theory, the artistic arena differs from other societal arenas in that it does not maintain a prescribed set of rules: art is rather a means through which rules are made visible and the rules themselves are the arena of play. The artistic arena in this sense is a field of contesting rules and value systems.
\The potential of art therefore is to reveal the ruptures between different rules and value systems. The way aesthetic practice makes visible the rules and ruptures between them can be a profound source of insight and value itself. Yet, in practice, the artistic arena is also suceptible to becoming solidified into its own rule-defined arena, as in the case of some art insitutions, where collectives and individuals act according to a dominant set of rules.
(c) Interaktionslabor & Architecture of Interaction 2008