On Friday night the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston opened an exhibition called Current (produced in partnership with Folly). http://www.current-experiment.org.uk/ The first piece of digital art to be collected as part of the Harris Museum permanent collection was also announced as Thomson & Craighead’s piece 'The distance travelled through our solar system this year and all the barrels of oil remaining' (2011)
Last night about 25 people gathered at i-camp in Munich for "Update the Upgrade!" - an informal evening of short presentations about what people are up to at the moment. It was organised by the Upgrade! München team, at the suggestion of artist Susanne Wiegner, who was one of five presenters during the evening.
Recently I read Claire Bishop's excellent article 'Con-Demmed to the Bleakest of Futures: Report from the UK' (http://www.e-flux.com/journal/view/209). Where she argues "that in the wake of the general election in May 2010, which resulted in a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition-the UK’s first coalition government since 1945—the ensuing cuts to culture cannot be seen as separate from an assault on welfare, education, and social equality.
Although I am not an artist nor an expert in any way, I have a very strong faith in art, tremendous respect for artists and those who enable and convey art in so many different ways. I feel privileged to be able to make a small contribution to that with my work as a translator. Admittedly, some artists and art projects feel closer, mean more to me personally than others, but I am in an extremely fortunate position to be able to become at least somewhat acquainted with work that I might otherwise not have been aware of.
The latest mix on Futuresequence comes from Stuart Bowditch aka Hybernation who regularly DJs for events such as Recluse, run by Alex Monk and Isnaj Dui and has released most recently on Cotton Goods in July last year. Stuart was invited to DJ in October last year at the launch event for Alex Monk's album 'The Safety Machine' at St Pancras Church, London.
i spend a lot of my time trying to work out how to realise & sustain various creative projects & activities. one way to do this is to devote a lot of time to applying for grants, mostly futilely but with just enough success to keep me on the funding treadmill. small amounts of money come in, which then have to be accounted for & reported on. i can't live without some income, but i often dream about how much more i could get done if so much of my time wasn't taken up with this.
SIGNAL & NOISE 11 OLD FORMS FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Signal & Noise Media Art Festival, presented by VIVO Media Arts Centre (http://vivomediaarts.com) in Vancouver BC Canada, is now accepting submissions for its 11th annual festival of single and multi-channel audio & video work, audio visual performance and installation.
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