November 14, 2014
Networked Bodies: Digital Performance Weekender | photos

Some highlights from Networked Bodies, the Digital Performance Weekender, at Watermans Gallery last weekend (07/11/14 – 09/11/14) in London. The gallery looked superb with some very interesting and diverse works – very happy with the way three of my works were exhibited. The symposium also had a few highlights, I was particularly interested in Julian Maynard Smiths paper which explored ideas of what is ‘real’ and ‘virtual’ as part of networked practice.

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Above: The Sandwich Board.

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Above: The Distinction Between Here and There, Now and Then and to the left on the computer A network of people who attended an exhibition and contributed to the creation of this work.

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Above: The Anatomy of a Human Breath by Kasia Molga & Adrian Godwin.

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Above: A paper given by Steve Dixon as part of the Symposium theme Telecollaborate Practices.

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Above: A paper given by Julian Maynard Smith as part of the Symposium theme Telecollaborate Practices.

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Above: A paper given by Body > Data > Space as part of the Symposium theme Connecting Senses.

Below is the full programme for the event.

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March 26, 2014
Netscapes exhibited as part of A-EYE

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Netscapes will be exhibited within the exhibition A-EYE: An exhibition of art and nature­-inspired computation as part of the Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) 50th annual convention at Goldsmiths, University of London from the 01-04/04/14. Full details below.

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A-EYE:
An exhibition of art and nature­-inspired computation

This art exhibition is organised as part of a convention (AISB50) commemorating both 50 years since the founding of the society for the study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (the AISB) and sixty years since the death of Alan Turing, founding father of both Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, will be held at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK from the 1st to the 4th April 2014.

The exhibition is the first of its kind at the AISB convention and it incorporates various aspects of generating artworks using various artificial intelligence techniques (swarm intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, artificial neural networks, multi-­agent systems, artificial life and any other algorithm) or method that derives from the natural world.

Exhibition Date:
1-4 April 2014

Private View:
Monday 31st March, 17:00-20:00
Harold Cohen will give the opening speech in the exhibition venue.

Venue:
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Academic Building

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February 14, 2014
Update: The Augmented Plateau: Art and Virtual Worlds in HUMlab 2007-2013

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A group show I’m part of opens on Thursday April 10th (10/04/14) at Umeå University in Sweden. The Augmented Plateau: Art and Virtual Worlds in HUMlab 2007-2013, is a seven year overview of all artistic residencies and contributions to the HUMlab Yoshikaze Second Life space. The show is curated by Sachiko Hayashi, features works by:

Alpha Auer, Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, Fau Ferdinand, Garrett Lynch, Katerina Karoussos, Pyewacket Kazyanenko, SaveMe Oh, Selavy Oh, Oberon Onmura, Maya Paris, Kristine Schomaker, Goodwind Seiling, Alan Sondheim, Eupalinos Ugajin, Juria Yoshikawa.

and contributions by:
Marx Catteneo, Jo Ellsmere, Mab MacMoragh, Steve Millar and Evo Szuyuan.

10th April – 30th April 2014 @ HUMlabX, the Arts Campus at Umeå University, Sweden
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, Noon – 4pm
(18th, 19th, 20th and 21st April Closed)

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November 10, 2013
The Distinction Between Here and There, Now and Then

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Some new work I’ve been finishing and polishing for quite some time is finally complete. The Distinction Between Here and There, Now and Then is a work about performance that occurred through the internet in two stages and which is presented/documented as a diptych with series of framed artefacts. For a full description and more images see the work’s page on my site.

The work relates back to some of the posts I’ve made here over the last few weeks; works that employ Chinese painters as part of the process of creating the work (e.g. The Most Infamous Girl in the History of the Internet / Attractive Student / Parked Domain Girl, Copyrights, Tiananmen Square Paintings (20 years later)). I’m looking for more works that do this so if you know of any send me an email through the contact page on the site.

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October 31, 2013
u s e r u n f r i e n d l y by UBERMORGEN

Yesterday I had a chance to see the UBERMORGEN exhibition at Carroll / Fletcher Gallery in London. Not the best exhibition I’ve seen at this gallery, a shame for the gallery who have put on some great shows this year and UBERMORGEN who are interesting artists.

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Above: Aram Bartholl’s Wifi router curation/exhibition concept Offline Art exhibiting UBERMORGEN’s net.art.

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Above: Deep Horizon by UBERMORGEN.

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Above: AnuScan by UBERMORGEN.

The show is a retrospective of sorts of what seems to be about ten years of practice. This is suggested through the exhibition statement; “the Swiss-Austrian-American duo founded in 1999 by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard” and “The exhibition includes two new installations”, however the works aren’t presented very well to give a sense of chronological progression. The first works you encounter when you enter the gallery is the mini-exhibition of net.art on Wi-Fi routers (an exhibition within the exhibition). In these UBERMORGEN’s net.art works, the oldest in the exhibition, have been curated by Aram Bartholl as part of his curation/exhibition concept Offline Art. The idea is interesting because of the presentation but the work itself looks and feels very dated, jarring dramatically with the presentation mode and making it seem as if it’s a gimmick to give extended life to work that would otherwise be less interesting.

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Above: CCTV (A Parallel Universe) by UBERMORGEN.

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Above: Vladimir by UBERMORGEN.

By far the most interesting works in the show were (V)ote-Auction, “a platform that enabled trading of electoral votes in the presidential race between George W. Bush and Al Gore” and Do You Think That’s Funny? – Snowden Files.

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Above: (V)ote-Auction by UBERMORGEN.

The exhibition text in the gallery lacked some of the depth I wanted on the works however the free publication (as a pdf) offered by the gallery is perhaps the most useful text to read. There is also an interesting review of the exhibition on the Furtherfield website.

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