Mathias Fuchs reviews Gerald Raunig's latest book, which examines the concept and the genealogy of “dividuum”. Locating its roots in Epicurean and Platonic philosophy and referring to its controversial dispute in medieval philosophy, Raunig argues the term has gained a new relevance in the era of machinic capitalism today.
Can citizens today read, confront and resist infrastructures of surveillance? Teresa Dillon's latest project at the Seventeen, Art Centre in Aberdeen prompts reflections on solidarity, literacy and symbolism within digital civic governance, inviting us to become architects of our own knowledge and action.
Marc Garrett reviews Civic Radar, the first comprehensive monograph of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s pioneering artistic career, spanning across five decades, in the fields of photography, video, film, performance, installation, and interactive and net-based media art.
Obscurity, the latest project of Paolo Cirio, targets american mugshot websites aiming to sabotage their functioning and expose their supposed ethics. Cirio cloned some of the most known mughshots, scrambled the data profiles of the people listed in them and obfuscated their identities. At the new cloned websites, users get to decide if profiles should be kept or removed. Cirio talks about the challenges and difficulties behind his artistic work.
Statistics, probabilities, correlations – more and more quantifying methods and tools are becoming the epistemological grounding of governance in the 21st century. The exhibition “Nervous systems” – on show until the 10th of May at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin – presents artists, activists and philosophers exploring what it means living in a quantified word.
How do artists bridge the divides between disciplines to break new ground and meet the challenges of the future? What are the secrets to making collaboration work between different creative communities? We go looking for answers at Manchester’s FutureEverything, a future-focussed multimedia arts festival with exciting multidisciplinary collaboration at its heart.
Marc Garrett interviews Joseph DeLappe about his latest art venture ‘The 1,000 Drones Project - A Participatory Memorial’. He is considered a pioneer of online gaming performance art. His work examines the conditions and processes of cultural information to provoke and critique the state of military influences on everyday culture and people’s lives.
With sculptures that sell themselves on eBay and cryptocurrencies for owning GIF images, art is already in the era of smart contracts. It's time to use the same technology to solve the crisis of art cirticism. Are you ready for the Accelerationist future of critique on the blockchain?
Algorithms have become a hot topic of political lament in the last few years. Such "step - by - step" procedures, the common logic which underlies the behaviour of computational programs are now a key area of research both in the arts, media theory and political activism. Robert Jackson argues that more can be done to prise apart how contradictory algorithms are, and thus the contradictory levels of control.
Emilie Giles interviews artist Mary Flanagan about Tiltfactor's latest social game, Pox: Save the People. A new board game challenging 1-4 players to stop the spread of a deadly disease. The Tiltfactor Laboratory is a conceptual design lab that researches, designs, launches, and publishes games and interactive experiences related to technology and human values.
Ellie Harrison highlights concerns for the future of humanity and the future of art, focusing on 2 central texts: Bourriaud's Altermodern Manifesto and a faux encyclopedia entry from the future which retrospectively defines 'the Age of Stupid' released as promotional material for Franny Armstrong's film.
Marc Garrett reflects on Furtherfield’s role and direction as a rhizomatic arts collective. He argues that the mainstream art world is becoming less relevant in contemporary life. He presents a selection of artworks, projects and events shown in their public gallery in Finsbury Park over the past 2 years and discusses Furtherfield's new lab space, the Furtherfield Commons. This presentation was given at the ICA, London and to students at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester.
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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