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This evening Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett, co-founders of Furtherfield
how they spurned the banal Britart star system to explore other art
constellations; working with emancipatory network cultures, practices
and poetics in arts, technology and social change.
Come along if you can…
Wishing you well.
This month's Cybersalon is celebrating the past two decades of digital
creativity in London and will look forward to the city's next burst of
New Media Art in the 1990s was not about a particular art form, but
rather about exploring the emerging medium itself. Some have called it
techno-deterministic, others saw it as a rise of new digital aesthetics.
What is now clear is that the best artworks from this pioneering decade
explored how the decentralised and open structure the Net encouraged the
development of virtual and real-life communities. It was this artistic
avant-garde that would find its home in the rave scene, cybercafes and
autonomist collectives. In 2013, learning from this formative
experience, both veterans and newcomers are producing many weird and
wonderful media artworks for our own times. Come to Cybersalon to
discuss the past, present and future of new media art in this vibrant
city. London's greatest contributions to digital aesthetics are yet to come!
All the Speakers
Artist William Latham will show and speak about his early experimental
work on digital sculptures, developing Mutator and its influence on the
aesthetics of the London club scene of the 1990s.
Ivan Pope, the founder of ArtNet BBS and co-director of Webmedia, will
show the thinking, creation and impact of his first Web artwork - The
Last Words of Dutch Schultz - and it's implication for today's Net
Sean Cubitt from Goldsmiths, University of London, will talk about how
the interaction between electronic artists and their technologies
creates a distinctive digital aesthetic.
Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett will discuss Furtherfield, its online
community, and their physical gallery space, and showcase the latest
trends and up-and-coming artists of London's new media art scene.
Ilze Black, Queen Mary, University of London; co-founder of network
media group Take2030; and OPEN art bureau in1990s post-Soviet Latvia.
Exhibits: David John Russell, 'Puppets of my creations'; and other new
media artworks from London 1994-2013.
Tunes: Wildlife Display Team.
See you there!
Entrance is free but please book on http://cybersalon.eventbrite.co.uk
6.30pm: doors open and drinks
Discussion: 7.00 - 9.00 pm.
Followed by drinks in the pub: The Slaughtered Lamb.
The Arts Catalyst,
50-54 Clerkenwell Road,
London EC1M 5PS
Tubes: Old St/ Barbican
Barclays Bikes: Right outside the venue
Arts Catalyst is next to Foxtons on Clerkenwell Road.
Audio recordings, tweet timeline and transcript of the discussion will
be available after each event.
A monthly meeting of minds on how the Internet is shaping society for
artists, entrepreneurs, techies, activists, academics and designers.
--- Speakers, discussion, exhibits, presentations and performances ---
and a cheap bar.
The last Wednesday of every month: 6.30 - 10.00pm
Twitter: @Cybrsalon #Cybersalon
In partnership with:
School of Media & Performing Arts, Middlesex University:
We’re collecting work to create an archive of the past twenty years of
digital culture in London. We want your old hardware and software!
A living - breathing - thriving networked neighbourhood -
proud of free culture - claiming it with others ;)
Furtherfield – online arts community, platforms for creating, viewing,
discussing and learning about experimental practices at the
intersections of art, technology and social change.
Furtherfield Gallery – Finsbury Park (London).
Netbehaviour - Networked Artists List Community.