Marc Garrett interviews Isabelle Arvers about the AntiAtlas of Borders project. Control systems along land, sea, air and virtual state borders are the subject of work and mutation for scientists, artists, filmmakers, performers, hackers, customs agents, and workers in the surveillance industries and the military. This first of two interviews attends to the inter-disciplinary border-crossing that underpins the operational production of the project.
Rachel Falconer writes about the cyberfeminist art collective 'subRosa', a group using science, technology, and social activism to explore and critique the political traction of information and bio technologies on women’s bodies, lives and work.
Esther Belvis Pons writes about the rising interest in the notion of public space; demonstrations, camps, collaborative projects, artistic interventions, community projects, social activism. Pons explores just a few names that exemplify the different forms of engagement that deal with the complexities of this radically emergent culture, and discusses its legacy that is already dismantling certain assumed thoughts about ‘the public’.
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.
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