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Join Furtherfield on Resonance 104.4FM
Wednesday, March 9th 2011.
Time 7-8pm (UK - GMT).
Hosts: Ruth Catlow, Irini Papdimitriou & Jonathan Munro
Special Guests: Simon Poulter & Ellie Harrison
Simon Poulter is a practising artist with a live folio of commissions and projects. Much of his work crosses over from exhibiting and creating projects as an individual as well as working with others. He has facilitated creative technology labs working with over 200 artists nationally and internationally through his work with PVA MediaLab. And has recently been working with architectural design teams. Was an artist in residence at Metal, in Southend - on - Sea, Essex, and continues to work with them and other artists on socially engaged and technological projects. http://simonpoulter.co.uk
Ellie Harrison's practice emerges from her continual attempt to strike-a-balance between the roles of 'artist', 'activist' and 'administrator'. She uses skills and strategies drawn from each of these perspectives to create playful and engaging work, in-and-out of art world contexts, which aims to expose and challenge the systems which control and rule over our lives, be they political, ethical, social, economic,technological or infrastructural. Her work takes a variety of forms including performance spectacles, interactive installations, collaborative projects, political campaigns, media interventions, websites and coach trips. www.ellieharrison.com
Simon will be discussing his recent paper Anarchy and the Big Society Machine. Originally presented as a talk and paper for Goldsmiths MA Interactive Media, earlier this year. "Anarchism in an electronic age defies definition and will always tend towards sets of values or ways of thinking and doing that evolve from tensions in the individual and collective process. We could say that in this respect anarchism is defined as useful tension between community (or state) and self. Correspondingly, any dogmatic attempts to discuss anarchism are simply evocations of a dynamic process, illuminating, infuriating and then discarded. But they are not without purpose or an element of progression from one place to another, that is to say in negotiating the behaviours of the individual and the state."
Ellie will be discussing mainly about her Trajectories project (soon to launch) and thesis 'How to Reconcile the Careerist Mentality with Our Impending Doom', as well as her position about the function of art and role of the artist in an age of economic and environmental crisis (essays Altermodernism: The Age of Stupid on Furtherfield and How Can We Continue Making Art?). We will also discuss about her new major exhibition at Watermans Arts Centre called A Brief History of Privatisation.
Also showcasing music and noise, providing a rolling lineup of experimental creative adventures for your amusement.