Annet Dekker in conversation with Russian artist Olia Lialina about her historical net art piece 'My Boyfriend Came Back From The War (MBCBFTW) created Twenty years ago, in 1996. Part of two exhibitions at HEK in Basel and MU in Eidhoven, paying hommage to MBCBFTW, a new approach to keeping history alive.
Gretta Louw writes about Guido Segni’s 'A quiet desert failure', an ongoing algorithmic performance in which a custom bot traverses the datascape of Google Maps in order to fill a Tumblr blog and its datacenters with a remapped representation of the Sahara Desert.
Marc Garrett interviews Annie Abrahams and asks what has inspired her, personally, artistically and culturally. Abrahams is known worldwide for her net art and collective writing experiments and is internationally regarded as a pioneer of networked performance art.
11 August 2015 (All day) - 16 August 2015 (All day)
Ritualistic Art, the Collective Mind as Creative Artist, and the Serpentine Cosmic DNA Dance of Evolution and Emergence
Deadline: 7 August 2015
The Masterclass Networked Rites & the Quest for Morphic Fields of Compassion (11-17 August ) brings together transdisciplinary artists and researchers who collectively explore ritualistic and cybernetic art forms, utilising the island's ancient mythology and the local ceremony of the Holy Snakes of Mary to produce a digital entity -- a prototype morphic field.
Filippo Lorenzin interviews Guido Segni about Top Expiring Internet Artists, an art project that ranks internet artists on the basis of the expiring date of their websites. They discuss artworks, and the hypercompetition, charts and the state of the Web Art scene (if it does exist).
The interface is the boundary across which information is exchanged, causing a transformation in one or both sides of that boundary. The artists in this exhibition, critical practitioners in art and technology, lift the veil on contemporary interfaces; setting out alternative routes, aesthetic visions and disruptive behaviours.
The exhibition introduces a new work and slit-scanner hack workshops by Nathaniel Stern to be created as part of a residency.
25 April - 21 June 2015, Open Friday to Sunday 11-5pm
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