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.
McKenzie Wark, the author of The Beach Beneath the Street, will give a talk at Furtherfield Gallery about his latest book The Spectacle of Disintegration - Situationist Passages Out of the 20th Century, in which he puts the work of the Situationists in a broader, deeper context. Richard Barbrook will be giving an introductory talk.
As part of the Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones! exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery, Dave Young is holding a workshop on the subject of drones on Saturday 18 May. Participants are invited to investigate the use of cybernetic military systems such as remotely piloted aircraft (drones) and the Disposition Matrix, a dynamic database of intelligence that produces protocological kill-lists for the US Department of Defense.
On Sunday 21 April Drake Music will run a hackday to create and share new instruments that break down disabling barriers to music making. Run in partnership with Furtherfield and Music Hackspace, makers will have the opportunity to work towards the creation of more accessible musical instruments.
Two Scratch workshops for children and their parents at Furtherfield Gallery on Saturday 13 April: a morning session with 6-9 year olds (10-12pm) and an afternoon one with 9-12 year olds (1:30-4pm). During this workshop, children will practise using computational thinking and design in creative projects through a variety of activities.
'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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