In this special feature Steve Jampijimpa Patrick writes about "YAMA" the Warlpiri word for a shadow, or reflection. A word that signifies the nature of existence in Australian Aboriginal Culture, YAMA is also the name given to the multimedia installation made by artists from the Warnayaka Arts Centre with Napanangka (Gretta Louw) for the Networking the Unseen exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery.
Michael Szpakowski offers some notes on the photography of London art teacher Joseph Cartwright, who operates under the Flickr name Noitsawasp. This is the second of three articles about the use of Web 2.0 photosharing service Flickr, by self defining artists, outsider artists and hobbyists, to share and be mutually influenced by each others work.
Josephine Bosma reviews the controversial but worthwhile exhibition about whistleblowers, Internet rebels and digital vigilantes at HMKV in Dortmund. The show puts together activist art projects, documentation of criminal acts and political activists such as Snowden in one space, and asks what they have in common and how they are different.
The “As rights Go By” exhibition at freiraum Q21 aimed to unfold the irregularities of a ‘regular legal system’ in today's postdemocratic societies. The 15 works on show, curated by Sabine Winkler, focused on the complex dynamics of this system and on the sociopolitical asymmetries that it allows.
What kind of digital content do we consume and what culture do we create? How are we “feeding” today’s digital markets? How ephemeral is digital Pop culture? Under the theme of Digital Pop, Athens Digital Arts Festival 2016 aimed to capture the different aspects of Pop in the digital era, focusing on the response of artists and users alike.
For the exhibition „Manifesto“ Julian Rosefeldt collaged the texts of numerous manifestos — from Futurism to Pop Art, Conceptual Art or Dogma 95 - into poetic and entertaining monologues. Forming new narratives into thirteen videos, manifesto collages are brought to life by unexpected characters in different contexts.
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.
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.
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.
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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