Bringing together young asylum seekers and refugees, family, friends and other professionals to re-animate a disused corner of Finsbury Park the ‘Seeds From Elsewhere’ project by They Are Here, based at Furtherfield Commons, supports each participant to grow flowers, plants or edible produce from their respective homeland.
Rosa Menkman looks at 'the art of creative problem creation' through digital art works which open up spaces for alternative discourses, comparing these works with the Dadaist 'logic of the madmen' and questioning the historical framing of certain artforms as 'weird'.
One & Other is part of the Zabludowicz Collection’s annual Testing Ground project. The show is a curatorial collaboration between MA Curating students from Chelsea College of Arts and CASS, London Metropolitan University. One & Other threads the simultaneously disturbing yet beautiful dualities between the simulated daily persona humans perform and genuine human presence – the distinction between real and the Other.
Marc Garrett Kicks off this year's Choose Your Muse series of interviews, with artist Carla Gannis. A visual storyteller, using 21st Century representational technologies to narrate through a “digital looking glass” reflecting on power, sexuality, marginalization, and agency.
Kristian Lukić reviews Armin Medosch's New Tendencies – Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961-1978), comparing the movement's approach and relationships with the wider contemporary art world with art at the threshold of the Information Revolution.
That Ends That Matter is a three-channel video installation by Jean-Paul Kelly exploring the lack of transparency elucidating a direct relationship between physical materiality and subjective perception of each individual. Kelly regularly attended the City of London Magistrate’s court in Central London as a visitor for eight weeks, recollecting a process whereby documentation is strictly prohibited.
The reason many people on the left are excited about proposals for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is that it acknowledges economic inequality and its social consequences. In reality, however, UBI provides political cover for the elimination of social programs and the privatization of social services.
An appreciation of David Daniels, the great shape-poet, who died in May 2008. one of those figures who straddles the divide between digital and pre-digital art and literature. His art is about liberation, uninhibited outpouring, spontaneity and fun. Co-published by Furtherfield and The Hyperliterature Exchange.
From Vooks to ebooks, from the iPad to the Google settlement, and from print-on-demand to new styles of writing, Edward Picot attempts to analyse the effects of the digital revolution on the publishing industry, and to make some educated guesses about how things may develop in the next few years.
The New Aesthetic is a new art meme, originally defined by James Bridle as a method of collecting materials which point towards an infatuation with the agency of computing. Although it has existed in it's current form since last year, it's sudden emergence has set off plenty of scholars, writers and artists into profuse flusters. But here's the question - can the new aesthetic be more than a meme? More to the point, does it want to be? Is it capable of a direction?
In Part Four of his series on classic Videogames and their appropriation into contemporary art. Mathias Jansson explores Pac-Man, with a selection of examples of how the game has impacted artists' work and contemporary art culture.
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.
London's Permaculture Design Course - Spring Into Action! and Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N (Active Community Transformation In Our Neighbourhoods) are a different kind of permaculture course - positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us!
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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