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.
Pedro Marum reviews IGNORANCE: The Power of Non-Knowledge, an event of Disruption Network Lab in Berlin, which discusses ways and strategies to explore, unveil and unmake ignorance and its political, legal and social uses in everyday life.
The 2015 film Dreams Rewired (dirs. Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhardt, Thomas Tode) screened at Watermans, London on Nov 13th. By comparing historic and current responses to new media, the film makes links between time periods and spaces. This review takes snippets from the film as starting points to introduce some of its main themes.
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.
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.
Furtherfield presents Please identify yourself, a new exhibition by artist collective THEY ARE HERE, informed by their residency at Furtherfield, as well as online & offline activities across Finsbury Park.
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.
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When traditional systems become obsolete, they evolve into the facilitator of their own crash. The initial position of the nine debuting artists is the shift- and notions of values within the current...
The Internet hosts an increasing number of artistic works that reflect the phenomenon of sound, but how can the features of a social platform such as Twitter be used to establish a discourse centered...
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