Niki Russell reviews Syndrome 3.0: The Post-Human Gospel at 24 Kitchen Street - a night of performances, by artists whose entangled relation to technology seeks to posit new forms of identity and spirituality.
Brett Scott examines the politics of the Bitcoin Blockchain and whether there will be a place for equality and democracy, as the power systems already in place begin to reshape new digital economies according to their own intentions.
Robert Jackson reviews Nathaniel Stern's Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance (2013): a critical framework that argues for the importance of embodiment in digital interactive art together with a constitutive philosophy of relationality, movement, materiality and process.
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.
Michael Szpakowski counters critic James Elkin's demolition of Flickr as a legitimate space for art, and reveals its capacity to inspire and support new kinds of practice and appreciation via his interview with Hungarian artist, Andrea Judit Tiringer.
Randall Packer interviews three artists from the Chicago glitch community: Nick Briz, Paul Hertz, and Jon Satrom about glitChicago: An Exhibition of Chicago Glitch Art, recently shown at the Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, discussing their funky (as in Chicago blues), punk-inspired disruptions and hacked creations.
Raquel Rennó writes about the Festival Cultura Digital, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - between the 2nd and the 4th of December 2011. It gathered 6 thousand people in about 20 open discussions, 20 workshops and 52 international and national projects, bringing together political institutions, artists, companies, activists and intellectuals in a hybrid format. The main goal was to change and broaden the limits of digital practices and connect to other people and networks from other cities, states and countries.
Revisiting the Curious World of Art & Hacktivism, is the first of a series of articles exploring how contemporary artists engaged with technology and activism are transcending established art behaviours. Crossing over into territories that reflect not only social and political contexts, but new dialogues of experiencing and understanding art. The politics of today becomes the background, the material and canvas of imaginative and critical play.
Spill >> Forward by Transnational Temps is an 'Online Exhibition' of images and other media of the theme of oil spills. With some works shown at the MediaNoche gallery in NY from July 30th - November 19th, 2010. TT are an arts collective exploring the interstices of art, ecology and technology.
The first of a brand new series of Mathias Jansson's study of Videogame Appropriation in Contemporary Art. This article explores the videogame Tomb Raider and Lara Croft, using Anne-Marie Schleiner's question as it's central theme, "Does Lara Croft Wear Fake Polygons?" asked in a gender analyse essay published in 2000 in the Switch magazine. Including examples of works by artists who have appropriated, intervened, hacked and critiqued this popular videogame character.
Marc Garrett interviews John Jordan and Gavin Grindon about their collaborative publication, 'A Users Guide to (Demanding) the Impossible'. "This guide is not a road map or instruction manual. It’s a match struck in the dark, a homemade multi-tool to help you carve out your own path through the ruins of the present, warmed by the stories and strategies of those who took Bertolt Brecht’s words to heart: “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”
As founder/director of the Media Archeology Lab in Colorado, Lori Emerson has (since 2009) been surrounding herself with "dead" media technologies in order to help make sense of (and critique) today's much-hyped alive ones. Montgomery Cantsin conducted this interview upon the release of Lori's new book, Reading Writing Interfaces.
Join Furtherfield co-directors Ruth Catlow & Marc Garrett for an intimate telematic gathering of Internet artist interviews & conversation with: Nick Briz, Joseph Chiocchi, Helen Varley Jamieson, Maxime Marion, Juergen Trautwein, Joana Moll.
As part of the Art of the Networked Practice | Online Symposium.
#Young_Fraud is a 'contra contest' to influence politicians and protest drastic cuts to public art funding. See the Spanish award-winners, eat Fraud Tapas and hear live Balearic Electronica in this one-day event at Furtherfield Gallery.
25 April - 21 June 2015, Open Friday to Sunday 11-5pm
The interface is the boundary across which information is exchanged, causing a transformation in one or both sides of that boundary. The artists in this exhibition, critical practitioners in art and technology, lift the veil on contemporary interfaces; setting out alternative routes, aesthetic visions and disruptive behaviours.
An extension of the exhibition co-curated by Furtherfield and Julian Stadon for ISMAR 2014. It introduces a new work and slit-scanner hack workshops by Nathaniel Stern to be created as part of a residency.
SoundCamp is a series of outdoor listening events on International Dawn Chorus Day, linked by Reveil: a 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak, relayed live by audio streamers around the globe....
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