Ivan Puig and Andrés Padilla Domene (Los Ferronautas) built their striking silver road-rail SEFT-1 vehicle to explore the abandoned passenger railways of Mexico and Ecuador, capturing their journeys in videos, photographs and collected objects. In their first London exhibition, commissioned by The Arts Catalyst and presented in partnership with Furtherfield, the artists explore how the ideology of progress is imprinted onto historic landscapes and reflect on the two poles of the social experience of technology - use and obsolescence.
With the launch of a new work 'randomSeed Online' within the 'Theatre of Restless Automata' exhibition, you are now able to view the development of this computational system remotely, in real-time on the web. Watch how the circle of pixels develop an intricate pattern that can yield structures that resemble patterns in needlework or natural forms.
In the wake of the FBI seizure of Indymedia Uk's commercial servers, Irational.Org, Furtherfield and Ivan Pope are hosting a workshop to look at models for 'collective servers' and to ask a series of questions regarding security, legal responsibility, autonomy, collectivism and the 'terms of engagement' between users and administrators of these data 'homes'.
'RE / PRE / SENT / PAST' features works by media artist Markus Soukup that explore different phenomena from dreamscapes to long distance travel recordings, as well as attempted considerations of societal change in relation to technological developments.
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