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Much digital aesthetics (and practices) explains art as/through an emergence of relations (e.g. networks, agents, actants). And yet this relational meaning is given without an account of the possible existential groundings that motivate the individual to embark in an artistic journey to begin with.

What is art, an art practice, if not an exigency to answer questions about the self?