In a psychoanalytic review of the online exhibition Body Anxiety, curated by Leah Schrager and Jennifer Chan, Laura González explores fear, symptom, sublimation and the pleasure of looking in relation to the body of the artists shown.
Remembering the heroic age of arts computing is often a family affair in Hannah B Higgins and Douglas Kahn's book Mainframe Experimentalism, which leads Rob Myers to ask just how much the rest of us can come to love this neglected but key moment in art digital history.
Since 1999, pioneering cyberformance artist Helen Varley Jamieson has been exploring the Internet as a space for live performance and social engagement. We discuss the evolution of her work, as well as her most recent cyberformance, “we r now[here],” which debuts at the upcoming Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium (March 31 – April 2), a globally netcasted event in collaboration with Furtherfield.
The first day of the Sonic Acts festival featured some of the most prominent men in philosophy, electronic music and sound art today, including OOO practitioners Graham Harman and Tim Morton, M.E.S.H., Vessel Florian Hecker and Reza Negarestani. Nathan Jones attended this day for Furtherfield.
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.
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.
What if Turing's centenary was not just a way of recapitulating or celebrating the discoveries of his legacy, but a rare chance for unearthing some surprises within Turing's own constructions which reveal new ways of approaching the agency of computation? Robert Jackson reflects on how the humanities and the arts could reclaim the unpredictable elements of Turing's legacy which other fields seemingly ignore.
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?
Join Furtherfield co-directors Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett for an intimate telematic gathering of Internet artist interviews & conversation with: Nick Briz, Joseph Chiocchi, Helen Varley Jamieson, Maxime Marion, Juergen Trautwein, Joana Moll.
As part of the Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium.
#Young_Fraud is a 'contra contest' to influence politicians and protest drastic cuts to public art funding. See the Spanish award-winners, eat Fraud Tapas and hear live Balearic Electronica in this one-day event at Furtherfield Gallery.
25 April - 21 June 2015, Open Friday to Sunday 11-5pm
The interface is the boundary across which information is exchanged, causing a transformation in one or both sides of that boundary. The artists in this exhibition, critical practitioners in art and technology, lift the veil on contemporary interfaces; setting out alternative routes, aesthetic visions and disruptive behaviours.
An extension of the exhibition co-curated by Furtherfield and Julian Stadon for ISMAR 2014. It introduces a new work and slit-scanner hack workshops by Nathaniel Stern to be created as part of a residency.
SoundCamp is a series of outdoor listening events on International Dawn Chorus Day, linked by Reveil: a 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak, relayed live by audio streamers around the globe....
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