Being that the theme relates to Curating and New Media, I thought it
worth posting the details of the event on the Crumb list...
Wishing all well.
20 October – Special Event – Collaborative Curating and New Media.
Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, King’s Cross
Panel discussing issues chaired by Irini Papadimitriou,
Eleanor Dare and Lee Weinberg (http://www.wix.com/Vains_Pro/VAINS),
Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett (Furtherfield artists:online media arts
Community and Ele Carpenter , Curating, Goldsmiths
Eleanor Dare and Lee Weinberg are interested in in the role of
embodiment and subjectivity within digital contexts, particularly within
the context of programming for the arts. What does programming bring to
the arts, how does it change the materiality and ontology of artistic
output and conception? Through VAINS (the Visual
Art Interpretation and Navigation System) we explore and offer
medium-specific tools for investigating computational artworks. We also
bring to this practice an investigation
of the ways in which subjectivity and embodiment might be acknowledged and
deployed within so-called virtual contexts. Together we have developed
both software and methodological initiatives that constructively
confront curation within a digital domain.
*Marc Garrett – Co-Founder & Co-Director*
Marc is an artist, curator, writer, activist, educator and musician.
Emerging in the late 80s, early nineties using agit-art tactics from the
streets, exploring creativity via unofficial, experimental art platforms
such as pirate radio and digital bulletin boards (BBS). Dedicated to
exploring arts and various forms of social & technological hacking. Marc
hosts a weekly radio show for Furtherfield on Resonance FM and is
principle editor, coordinating the team of writers in their review of
contemporary media art and cultural context on the Internet. He has
written and co-edited various publications on the subject of media art
such as the popular Artists
Re: Thinking Games. He co-curates exhibitions and residencies, is
(slack) moderator for the Netbehaviour email list. Marc is currently
studying his PhD at Birkbeck University on the theme of Art, Technology
and Social Change.
*Ruth Catlow – Co-Founder & Co-Director*
Ruth is an artist, curator, writer and educator. In 1996 she emptied her
studio, ‘gifted’ her sculptures to public space and turned to the
Internet as a medium of connection, openness, exchange and activism. In
1997 she co-founded Furtherfield with Marc Garrett. She is responsible
for Furtherfield’s organisational and artistic programme development
with a focus on Media Art Ecologies. She co-curates exhibitionsdirects
artistic, participatory and technical projects. Ruth is an
internationally exhibited artist and regularly contributes to
publications, books and conferences. She is currently Senior Lecturer
and Course Manager at Writtle School of Design.
Ele Carpenter is Lecturer in MFA Curating at Goldsmiths College,
Published papers include:
(2010) Activist Tendencies in
Craft. In: Art, Activism and Recuperation, Concept Store #3. Eds Cox,
Haq, Trevor. Arnolfini: Bristol.
(2010) Intervention & Revolution,
Interview with Gregory Sholette. In: Cook & Graham, et al,. A Brief
History of Working with New Media Art: Interviews with Artists. The
Green Box: Berlin.
(2009) Strategy and Tactics of Curating. In: Time at
Work, CECAC 2008. Milan: Post Media Books.
(2008) Art-Activist Symmetry
in the artwork of Oliver Ressler. (2007) Filming Stable: Interview with
Kate Herbert. In: K. Herbert, Stable. Gloucester Cathedral.
Art in the Digital Age. In: No Fixed Abode, Sheffield.
The Open Source Embroidery was inspired by Ele’s PhD research
investigating the languages of participatory and collaborative practice
in new media and socially engaged arts practices. The Open Source
Embroidery project investigates the shared characteristics of
collaborative production and programming for craft and computing. The
project has produced exhibitions, workshops and artworks including the
Html Patchwork. Ele is currently facilitating a new artwork called the
Embroidered Digital Commons (2009 – current), a distributed embroidery
of ‘A Concise Lexicon of / for the Digital Commons’ written by the Raqs
Media Collective, 2003. Each of the 26 terms of the lexicon are stitched
by artists, crafters and programmers around the world.
her post doctoral research with CRUMB (Curatorial Resource for Upstart
Media Bliss) at the University of Sunderland in 2008. Her curatorial
practice-based research focused on socially and politically engaged art
activism with and without new technologies.
Irini Mirena Papadimitriou is Head of New Media Arts Development at
Watermans (http://www.watermans.org.uk/exhibitions/exhibitions.aspx), a
venue dedicated in presenting innovative work as well as supporting
emerging and established artists working with new technologies. She is
also a member of the Digital Programmes Team at the V&A
(http://www.vam.ac.uk/) with main responsibilities the Digital Design
Drop-in programme, a monthly digital art and design ‘show & tell’
presentation in the Sackler Centre Digital Studio and the Digital Design
Weekend, an exciting weekend of free events, talks and workshops
celebrating contemporary digital art and design which coincides with the
London Design Festival. Irini is also a board member at Goldsmiths’