For its thirty-year anniversary, transmediale in collaboration with curator Inke Arns, fabricate a space for exhibiting alien matter. The exhibition features thirty artists from Berlin and beyond envisioning the Earth as inhabited with terrestrial materials that are warped by man and technology thus encompassing the possibility to be or become alien to humans.
Bringing together young asylum seekers and refugees, family, friends and other professionals to re-animate a disused corner of Finsbury Park the ‘Seeds From Elsewhere’ project by They Are Here, based at Furtherfield Commons, supports each participant to grow flowers, plants or edible produce from their respective homeland.
Rosa Menkman looks at 'the art of creative problem creation' through digital art works which open up spaces for alternative discourses, comparing these works with the Dadaist 'logic of the madmen' and questioning the historical framing of certain artforms as 'weird'.
One & Other is part of the Zabludowicz Collection’s annual Testing Ground project. The show is a curatorial collaboration between MA Curating students from Chelsea College of Arts and CASS, London Metropolitan University. One & Other threads the simultaneously disturbing yet beautiful dualities between the simulated daily persona humans perform and genuine human presence – the distinction between real and the Other.
Marc Garrett Kicks off this year's Choose Your Muse series of interviews, with artist Carla Gannis. A visual storyteller, using 21st Century representational technologies to narrate through a “digital looking glass” reflecting on power, sexuality, marginalization, and agency.
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.
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.
In this essay Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett set out to show how the collaborative networked practices of the DIWO (Do It With Others) series of Email Art and co-curation projects (since 2007) underpinned the development of a series of projects, exhibitions and interventions that formed Furtherfield's Media Art Ecologies programme (since 2009) to explore what form an ecological art might take in the network age.
Lawrence Bird interviews Ricardo Dominguez about The Transborder Immigrant Tool (TBT), a hand-held device to aid crossers of the Mexico-US border. A project created by the University of California at San Diego’s Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT) 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, and still evolving today. It includes input from other members of the collective: Brett Stalbaum, Micha Cardenas, Amy Sara Carroll and Elle Mehrmand.
Annet Dekker in conversation with Russian artist Olia Lialina about her historical net art piece 'My Boyfriend Came Back From The War (MBCBFTW) created Twenty years ago, in 1996. Part of two exhibitions at HEK in Basel and MU in Eidhoven, paying hommage to MBCBFTW, a new approach to keeping history alive.
Patrick Lichty in his essay explores the aestheticization of unmanned mobile devices more commonly known as drones. What emerges is a cultural landscape where a burgeoning remote air force polices the globe while the images generated by them elicit a perverse visual fascination amongst certain subcultures, whilst also being flown by techno-enthusiasts. What is developing is a complex set of relations that is abstracting power, interaction, and representation.
Brett Scott examines the politics of the Bitcoin Blockchain and whether there will be a place for equality and democracy, as the power systems already in place begin to reshape new digital economies according to their own intentions.
This exhibition presented by Furtherfield shows us life with blockchain technologies: a self-owning forest with ideas of expansion, a self-replicating android flower, a tale of lost innocence, a DIY money making rig, a Hippocratic Oath for software developers, a five minute marriage contract.
Featuring Jaya Klara Brekke, Pete Gomes, Rob Myers, Primavera De Filippi of O’Khaos, Terra0, Lina Theodorou and xfx (aka Ami Clarke).
Furtherfield Presents Offline Is The New Luxury, an exhibition by Alison Ballard. It is a collection of works exploring our relationship with technology and the Internet. When daily encounters are increasingly mediated by online technology, how is this affecting our experience of live-ness, presence, and time?
As demonstrated by the works in the NEW WORLD ORDER exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery, blockchain technologies and cultures display a remarkable capacity to embody the interests of diametrically opposed political ideologies. Manpowertop looks more widely at the subject of Silicon Valley companies and how their promotional media envisions "the future" of their technology's role in society.
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