Kristian Lukić reviews Armin Medosch's New Tendencies – Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961-1978), comparing the movement's approach and relationships with the wider contemporary art world with art at the threshold of the Information Revolution.
That Ends That Matter is a three-channel video installation by Jean-Paul Kelly exploring the lack of transparency elucidating a direct relationship between physical materiality and subjective perception of each individual. Kelly regularly attended the City of London Magistrate’s court in Central London as a visitor for eight weeks, recollecting a process whereby documentation is strictly prohibited.
Garrett Lynch reviews HFT The Gardener, the recent exhibition by Susan Treister at Annely Juda Fine Art, London. The review relates Treister's work to the artistic visualisation of networks and the links between network structures and art practice.
In the second of this two-part interview we focus on Burak Arikan's recent exhibition Data Asymmetries, at Winchester School of Art. Carleigh Morgan speaks to the exhibition's curator, new media theorist Jussi Parikka, on the affordances of networks and their uses in Arikan's artworks.
How does network mapping exist as a tool for visualizing a politics of control as well as routes of emancipation from surveillance? In the first of a two-part interview series, artist/technologist Burak Arikan addresses this question in the context of his work on network mapping and diagramming the invisible forces of power that shape our contemporary moment.
The reason many people on the left are excited about proposals for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is that it acknowledges economic inequality and its social consequences. In reality, however, UBI provides political cover for the elimination of social programs and the privatization of social services.
An appreciation of David Daniels, the great shape-poet, who died in May 2008. one of those figures who straddles the divide between digital and pre-digital art and literature. His art is about liberation, uninhibited outpouring, spontaneity and fun. Co-published by Furtherfield and The Hyperliterature Exchange.
From Vooks to ebooks, from the iPad to the Google settlement, and from print-on-demand to new styles of writing, Edward Picot attempts to analyse the effects of the digital revolution on the publishing industry, and to make some educated guesses about how things may develop in the next few years.
The New Aesthetic is a new art meme, originally defined by James Bridle as a method of collecting materials which point towards an infatuation with the agency of computing. Although it has existed in it's current form since last year, it's sudden emergence has set off plenty of scholars, writers and artists into profuse flusters. But here's the question - can the new aesthetic be more than a meme? More to the point, does it want to be? Is it capable of a direction?
In Part Four of his series on classic Videogames and their appropriation into contemporary art. Mathias Jansson explores Pac-Man, with a selection of examples of how the game has impacted artists' work and contemporary art culture.
Furtherfield presents Superdiversity: Picturing Finsbury Park, an exhibition collaboration between researcher and artist Katherine Stansfeld and local people and communities in London’s Finsbury Park. The exhibition maps a multiplicity of meaning and experience of Finsbury Park in an exploration of what place and difference mean in today’s global London. Support gratefully acknowledged from Ordnance Survey, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities.
Monsters of the Machine at laboral, Spain, is a group exhibition with a contemporary take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, seeing the world through her eyes now. Shelley’s classic, gothic horror and science fiction novel, has inspired millions since it was written 200 years ago in 1816, and then published anonymously in London in 1818.
London's Permaculture Design Course - Spring Into Action! and Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N (Active Community Transformation In Our Neighbourhoods) are a different kind of permaculture course - positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us!
Deep Water Web is a poetic essayistic meditation around phenomena straddling contemporary and historical geopolitical contexts of the UK and Australia; a continuous hyperlandscape, an environment composed from local manifestations of global ecologies, between points in the northern and southern hemispheres in the UK and Australia, online and in the physical space of Furtherfield Gallery.
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