Louw reviews the book "From estranger to e-stranger: Living in between languages" by Annie Abrahams and finds in it, both a significant history of networked performance art, and a sharp and poetic critique of language and everyday culture in the age of networks.
In this second article on Accelerationism Jackson interrogates its philosophical roots and particularly its dealings with skepticism. Ordinaryism suggests that skepticism cannot be refuted nor endorsed, only inhabited as a salient vulnerable condition.
Exhibition curated by Bassam El Baroni featuring Hisham Awad, Katia Barrett, Amanda Beech, Leonardo Cremonini, Martti Kalliala, Yuri Pattinson, Nelmarie du Preez, Matthew Poole, Patricia Reed, Walid Sadek and Mohammad Salemy, in the non-profit arts space Ashkal Alwan, in Beirut, Lebanon.
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.
Samantha Penn visits ‘Big Bang Data’, a major travelling exhibition currently set within London’s Somerset House until 20 Mar 2016. It explores how data affects us all through the work of artists, designers, innovators and thinkers.
Darko Aleksovski interviews artist Toni Dimitrov about his work 'Total surveillance' featured in the group exhibition SEAFair ’11 'Energy, Biopolitics, Resistance strategies and Cultural subversion'. Curated by Melentie Pandilovski, Elena Veljanovska, Zoran Petrovski, ending on the 20th November at the Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art, SEECAN (South East European Contemporary Art Network) and Kontejner, Zagreb.
Daniel Rourke reviews works commissioned by curator Shiri Shalmy for the ongoing Data as Culture project, by artists Paolo Cirio and James Bridle, that deal explicitly with the concatenation of data. What happens when society is governed by a regime of data about data, increasingly divorced from the symbolic?
Sophia Kosmaoglou interviews Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir, co-founders of Ecoarttech (2005). An artist duo working at the intersection of media, technology, and environments. Drawing on ideas and methodologies from digital studies, philosophy, literature, ecological science, critical/cultural studies, and art. Their work uses mobile technology and digital networks to offer alternatives to both the idea of the technological fix and the romantic return to nature.
Rob Myers brings together the history of conceptual art and the future of Bitcoin-style blockchain technology for what would have been a panel presentation at The White Building for V&A Digital Futures: Money No Object.
The failure of digital media to communicate does not always translate into a failure to signify. In "The Glitch Moment(um)", Rosa Menkman demonstrates the technical, theoretical and practical basis for the creation and analysis of Glitch Art. Rob Myers.
DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! is a new video work (2012) by Everything is Terrible!, a self-described "found footage chop shoppe". DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! is an active catalog which describes, invents and destroys concepts as it arranges video footage into flows of multiple cuts that map the use of dogs in cinema and television.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The Games for Cities programme is hosting the first international conference with leading ‘city-game’ design experts from around the world. Games for Cities is an initiative started by Play the City...
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