How much can users really know about the functioning of the cameras which are embedded in their devices? Backdoored, Nye Thompson's recent work, explores the role of softbots in a world of smart objects and unsecured surveillance cameras. Millicent Hawk interviews the artist on the technology, aesthetics and universal conditions that make this work both compelling and uneasy at once.
Filippo Lorenzin interviews Nicolas Sassoon, a Vancouver-based artist making use of early computer imaging processes to render fantastical visions of architectures, landscapes and domestic environments. His latest work, INDEX, has been presented on the homepage of Rhizome in the first weeks of October.
Josephine Bosma interviews Zeljko Blace on his involvement in the exhibition and program 'contesting/contexting SPORT 2016' and discusses how it contests the field of SPORT through critical art and activist practices.
The Xenofeminist Manifesto, published in 2015 by the Laboria Cuboniks collective, is one of the most provocative and elaborate current examples of techno-feminism that is, once again, on the ascent. What drives this resurrected hype and what is new about it, 30 years after the emergence of cyberfeminism? Furtherfield invited Laboria Cuboniks to engage into a conversation with artists Cornelia Sollfrank and Rachel Baker.
The Critical Atlas of the Internet, Louise Drulhe’s latest project, is a virtual and physical exploration of Internet space. Wishing to represent the geography and architecture of the unseen, Druhle includes cyber-spatial analysis in her practice and reflects on sociological, political and economical issues. Louise Drulhe talks to Chloe Stavrou about her work.
Obscurity, the latest project of Paolo Cirio, targets american mugshot websites aiming to sabotage their functioning and expose their supposed ethics. Cirio cloned some of the most known mughshots, scrambled the data profiles of the people listed in them and obfuscated their identities. At the new cloned websites, users get to decide if profiles should be kept or removed. Cirio talks about the challenges and difficulties behind his artistic work.
Lynn Hershman Leeson interviews Nam June Paik. A historical interview between acknowledged pioneers of video and media arts. First published by Artweek, April 1980 Electronic Art and posted here on Furtherfield to celebrate the upcoming publication of Hershman Leeson's monograph, Civic Radar.
Annet Dekker in conversation with Russian artist Olia Lialina about her historical net art piece 'My Boyfriend Came Back From The War (MBCBFTW) created Twenty years ago, in 1996. Part of two exhibitions at HEK in Basel and MU in Eidhoven, paying hommage to MBCBFTW, a new approach to keeping history alive.
Filippo Lorenzin interviews Antonio Roberts, UK based artist whose research is focused on the influence of corporate logic on people and their way to perceive reality. He's currently showing among others in, Jerwood Encounters: Common Property until 21st Feb 2016.
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