On Saturday 6th August Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett from Furtherfield led, or rather collaborated on the 'Do It With Others - Art and Solidarity in the Age of Networks' event, with Gretta Louw and They Are Here (Helen Walker & Harun Morrison) and writer Tim Waterman.
Wysing arts made & edited a video of the afternoon. We’ve already had many great responses - here’s the link to it on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slsMC5sm3zM
It was a full house with a dynamic and critically engaging audience. Together we had presentations and discussions about art as a commons (defined as the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society) in the age of networks and neoliberalism. We asked how practices, circulation, appreciation and stewardship of the arts can be emancipated for all. Presentations and discussions include work drawing on the summer programme at Furtherfield's Gallery and Commons lab, exploring tensions between digital inclusion and cultural diversity in the digital global hegemony.
Here’s a link to Wysing’s page featuring the day’s event - http://www.wysingartscentre.org/archive/events/saturday_symposia_6_august/2016