This exhibition by Mark Amerika (US) and Shu Lea Cheang (US/FR) at Furtherfield Gallery marks a significant moment for contemporary art. Amerika and Cheang are both 'net native' artists. They share many of the obsessions of the growing multitude of artists who have grown up with the net since the early 1990s.
Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika at Furtherfield Gallery provides a physical interface in a local setting in the heart of a North London park to the thriving, international, networked art scene.
Featuring artists Alma Alloro, Melissa Barron, Nick Briz, Benjamin Gaulon, José Irion Neto, Antonio Roberts and Ant Scott.
The artists in this exhibition appropriate the technological and digital medium in order to make what is known as Glitch Art. These technically, imaginative disruptions include different approaches with the media whether it exploits software or hardware and includes video, sound and glitch textiles.
Two weekends of picnic, talks and games with Class Wargames. On the 23rd there will be a debate around the leader of the Haitian Revolution, Toussaint Louverture, now regarded as an important icon of anti-slavery struggles; on the 30th a talk about gaming the 1791-1804 Haitian Revolution led by Richard Barbrook and Fabian Tompsett of Class Wargames. Both Saturdays will kick off with a picnic in the park and continue with an afternoon of collective playing.
To accompany Invisible Forces, Furtherfield presents a programme of public play, games, making and discussion led by alert and energetic artists, techies, makers and thinkers: Class Wargames, The Hexists, Dave Miller, Olga P Massanet and Thomas Cade Aston.
Every Saturday 3 March - 28 April 2012, 12-3pm (excluding 7 April)
In a series of workshops facilitated by Ele Carpenter and Emilie Giles Furtherfield invites all gallery visitors to take part in one or more Saturday morning embroidery sessions and come together to stitch a term from the Raqs Media Collective’s text ‘A Concise Lexicon of/for the Digital Commons’ (2003), chosen in relation to the specific theme of the Being Social exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery. Throughout March and April 2012.
Furtherfield presents Moving Forest 500 Slogans workshop at Victoria & Albert Museum. Join AKA the Castle for up to 5 slogan workshop sessions, December 2nd-4th at the V&A, as part of Moving Forest London 2012 initiative. Read, recite, sing, shout, scream, murmur, memorize, burn and plot the 500 slogans as the main thread through the 5 acts of MOVING FOREST.
'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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