*British New Media Art - Gate Keeping...
Ok everyone - Furtherfield is asking everyone on here why are we left
out of the loop here?
We've been going since 97...and still going strong and communicating
beyond gate keeping defaults, any answers?
It does get a bit depressing - we are working 24/7 trying our best in
the work that we do but because we are not institutionally connected we
A very annoyed individual...
British New Media Art: Conference and Book*
*British New Media Art*
At Tate Britain, Clore Auditorium
Saturday April 3, 2004, 10.00- 17.30
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
*/New Media Art: Practice and Content in the UK 1994-2004/*
Co-published by Arts Council England and Cornerhouse Publications
ISBN 0 948797 88 6
For more information:
In the past 10 years, Britain has fostered a unique set of practices in
the field of new media. This conference will look at these diverse
characteristics and preoccupations. From the net to CD-Roms to mobile
technology, British artists have found innovative, provocative and
cutting-edge ways to explore themes of popular culture, conceptualism,
social interventions, identity formations and networks and modes of
This one-day event will present some of those practices and explores how
to critically engage with new media art. What are the contexts and
structures informing curatorial decisions, public reception and artistic
practice? Finally it will consider its own history and use the past to
inform the present.
Speakers and participants include Steve Dietz (keynote), Saul Albert,
Geoffrey Batchen, Sarah Cook, Nick Crowe, Steve Dietz, Desperate
Optimists, Matt Fuller, Charlie Gere, Shilpa Gupta, Lucy Kimbell, Julian
Stallabrass, Thomson & Craighead and Carey Young.
This conference, initiated by the Arts Council England in association
with Tate Britain and Film and Video Umbrella, coincides with the launch
of /New Media Art: practice and context 1994 - 2004,/ an ACE/Cornerhouse
Publications publication (available c/o Cornerhouse Publications
http://www.cornerhouse.org/publications and at the conference.)
*New Media Art: Practice and Content in the UK 1994-2004*
Part theoretical/historical reader, part showcase of new and recent
artists' projects funded by Arts Council England, this book provides a
context for new media arts practice in the UK from 1994 to the present
day. A series of snapshots of this most exciting and contemporary of
artistic forms, the book combines newly commissioned essays and
discussions with illustrated project descriptions to offer an overview
of key developments in new media arts, drawing on the experience of
practitioners, producers, curators, writers and critics from the UK and
*Geoffrey Batchen* and *Charlie Gere* chart the early history of new media
*Steve Dietz* defines the elusive qualities of net.art
*Matt Locke* considers the cultural importance of text messaging
*Sadie Plant* writes on gaming and play
*Nico Macdonald* explains the origins and features of current
*Peter Suchin* looks at the appropriation of conceptual art
*Sarah Cook *and *Beryl Graham *highlight new curatorial challenges
*Erik Kluitenberg *discusses developing notions of online community
*Heath Bunting* and *Rachel Baker* provide practitioners' first-hand
*John Ippoliti, Lawrence Lessig* and *Jon Naughton *wrangle with the
complexities and politics of intellectual property.
Complex, fast-moving and constantly evolving, new media work by artists
can often be difficult to grasp - for general and artworld audiences
alike. Echoing its longstanding institutional support for and
recognition of this diverse area of new media practice this Arts Council
England publication is the perfect introduction to this extraordinarily
creative and innovative field.