Featuring Paula Crutchlow & Helen Varley Jamieson, Andy Deck, Mary Flanagan, Genetic Moo, Dominic Smith, and Sarah Waterson.
The artists in this exhibition work and play with living organisms and technical things, systems and language, to explore how our relation to the natural world is changing. They introduce us to the unruly life going on in other natural webs of communication, knowledge and feral exchange. Gallery visitors (humans and dogs) are invited to view videos, interact with art installations and social media and undertake walks in the surrounding park with its other animals and edible plants.
in absentia is a site-specific web-based project by J. R. Carpenter presented by Dare-Dare. in absentia hacks the Google Maps API to address issues of gentrification and its erasures in the Mile End neighbourhood of Montreal. A satellite view of the neighbourhood is haunted by postcard stories to and from former tenants forced out of the neighbourhood by economically motivated decisions made in their absence.
Cityscapes enables people to share experiences of places where they live, have or might have lived. It reflects shared physical and imaginative space. Its theoretical basis resides in locative art and pyschogeography. The camera and descriptive text are its locative technologies; the pyschogeography are the spaces we inhabit. Browser-based, it embeds mapping software and geographical locating services in a wiki framework. It is built entirely on open source.
Marc Garrett interviews Patrick Lichty, renowned conceptually-based artist, writer, curator and activist. He has exhibited internationally since 1990. This two part interview includes discussion about his work with The Yes Men, other art projects such as Sprawl, 8 Bits or Less, other works, curation, ideas about culture and life.
An interview with Chris Dooks, a 'Polymath' exploring various creative avenues, making his art using different media. Whether it be directing arts-based TV documentaries, explorative psychogeographical projects, design, composing and making music or audio visual installations.
Trending Culture: You Can't Do it All
I was thinking about waves of expansion of creative discourse in parallel with the exponential increase of the production of information in media (Internet, etc). While I do not have quantitative data, my observations seem to sugggest we are undergoing another burst in the development of technological tools of production that challenges practitioners to keep up. Let me illustrate what I'm trying to get at through a historical observation.
Interviews, exhibitions, films and presentations are the many forms the project Networked Cultures, initiated by Peter Moertenboeck and Helge Mooshammer, collaborates on architecture, art and theory and investigates urban network processes as well as spaces of geocultural crises.
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