Posts Tagged: contemporary art
Economic Disobedience and Avenging the Imaginary in the Age of the Never-Ending Culture Wars
Are we tired of talking about the obvious value of culture yet? If indeed, according to the Australian government, that art is useless and culture has absolutely no value, this coven of creatives are brought together to plot an imaginary revenge that involves feminist futuring, witching brews, holograms, assassin laundromat cells and economythologies. Shall we? [...]
Interceptions at ArtScience Museum Singapore
Interceptions was held at ArtScience Museum Singapore – a series of Random Blends 2017 the 9th annual Department of Communications and New Media (CNM), National University Singapore Media Design Showcase. This year the theme Interceptions is a creative forum for radical thinking about the dynamic role new media and communication play in the world today, [...]
The Divine Trash Strata – Ghetto Bienalle – Port au Prince.
…the clue lies there…symbols of the divine show up in our world initially at the trash stratum. – Philip K. Dick In late 2009 I went to Haiti, invited to take part in the first Ghetto Bienalle – Port au Prince. I was hosted by a community of artists called Artis Resistanz – who combine [...]
Transnational Artistic Practices and Local Perspectives?
As the 2015/16 course leader for the MFA at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Faculty of architecture and fine Art, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, (Kunstakademiet i Trondheim, Fakultet for arkitektur og billedkunst). I was pleased to be invited by the MFA candidates I have nurtured for the past year to write a foreword for their Graduation [...]
The Artist is staged : “I am Googable”, therefore, I am
There was a time in the early 2000s when wireless Internet hubs in public spaces became popular within the computer sub-cultures, arguably spawning future Anons when the aspiration was not to be ‘Googable’ but to be mercurial and faceless. In many cases, you only become aware of the name of the actual real life person [...]
Don’t mess with my settings: Do not disturb my circles (Noli turbare circulos meos)
Recently The Deep Lab released a compilation book with reflections to digital culture, the post-Snowden Internet, and cyberfeminism. You can download it for free or buy a hard copy. This was created in a hot house event by a women art collective. The fact that the group identifies as artists is refreshing, they are critical [...]
Terrestrial Radio Gardens, Bureau of word witches and Donning an Evolutionary StraitJacket
At the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, 5 ‐8 December 2014 Launceston, Tasmania, I am covening a panel ‘Hacking the Metropolis’. It features paper presentations which draw attention to the structures and sociopolitical dynamics, which govern our spaces, reflecting on how our communication channels are constructed, offering visions of, or new perspectives on, current [...]
Occult computing for artists: an introduction.
Recently I was commissioned by un Magazine projects to write a paper for their eight point two issue. The launch is early december I will add a link when it is available electronically. Here is a breif abstract: Occult computing for artists: an introduction A Guest + A Host (+ 127.0.0.1 | local host) = Ghost 00 Preface The text [...]
What is a digital perm?
Miss Despoinas: Pataphysical Salon_What is a digital perm? Is a presentation of artworks alongside mechanisms towards collective enquiry. What is a digital perm? is approached as a fundamental pataphysical question concerning our evolving relationship with tools. What is a digital perm? explores and provides a perceptual hairstyle. Participation is welcome. A Pataphysical Salon leads us to speculate [...]
At the moment a pre production period is taking place for the first iteration of Pataphysical Salon at ESC in an exhibition Ministry of Hacking curated by Reni Hofmüller, co produced by the steirischer herbst festival in Graz. The leitmotif of the Ministry of Hacking is summed up by these eclectic departments: ‘Department of Trust’, ‘Department of Shadows and Waves’, ‘Department of [...]