Anders Anglesey reviews Furtherfield's touring exhibition Digital Zoo - Life from the World Wild Web after its launch in Leeds for the Culture Vulture, February 2014.
In addition to the more child-oriented installations three pieces offer a more thought provoking and grown-up look at the consequences of the increasing degree to which technology is colonizing our everyday lives.
Stephanie Bailey reviews Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery for Leap magazine, November 2013.
In this strange, digitized treatise, a certain real- ity becomes clear. The virtual world has become an environment in its own right, as organic and as evolutionary as the trees outside in Finsbury Park.
Kevin Holmes interviews Mark Amerika about his show at Furtherfield Gallery for the Creators Project, 9 September 2013:
"reality is less about false representations of high definition data and has more to do with the process of taking hold of the data and creatively remixing it into the reality of the moment. Glitch is a powerful way of foregrounding that process and can also lead to some remarkable stylistic effects that oftentimes challenge the viewer to feel the sublime tendencies of the digital image."
In this interview by Jean Kay at Furtherfield Gallery before the launch of their exhibition, Amerika and Cheang kindly shared their thoughts on data collection, gentrification of the internet and the artist 2.0 commodified.
Imperica interviews Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika about their show at Furtherfield Gallery, 30 August 2013:
"Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika are both critically acclaimed, 'net native' artists, who have grown up with the creative evolution of the web – yet they possess very different styles. The two are bringing their diverse, multi-media work – encompassing weird and wonderful storylines from the collection of human orgasm data to “glitch aesthetic” stand-up comedy – together for an exhibition opening ... at Furtherfield Gallery..."
aqnb announces the coming Mark Amerika and Shu Lea Cheang exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery, 26 July 2013.
"The two artists have been working across disciplines for decades and no doubt have a lot to teach this next generation of digital artists that we at aqnb find so interesting, if they haven’t already."
The gallery has some excellent exhibitions coming up and I recommend that you see the current one, Glitch Moment/ums, which has been exhibited in the gallery with tremendous orchestration and thought. You might end up in the live glitch submissions room for hours - the work is incredible.
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