Working mainly in sculpture and video, Chinese artist Guan Xiao (b.1983) explores how ways of seeing are now influenced by digital image circulation as an increasingly dominant source of knowledge and information exchange. In various works and installations she endeavours to expand the aesthetic and cognitive possibilities for how identity and meaning are assigned and understood.
Alice Havers (PTBM 2nd year) has this intriguing show coming up in London
Private view is Saturday 16th Jan 5-9pm also featuring PTBM student Emma Glinski….it’s called IOPINABILE FUTURE ( with a ‘strike through’ for the ‘IOP’ bit, but this blog won’t klet me do that!) So.. see this pdf for more info. the address? The show is at:
Welcome to the Cosmic Care Home
The Cosmic Care Home
We operate our Home in a transparent, open manner. We are just off the shelf, and we therefore welcome visitors and inspections from all relevant regulatory bodies, of the shelf, or otherwise. Our care, within the Cosmic Care Home, is a home for the Gold Ones.
Recent issues where computer programs and algorithms have incorrectly identified people and objects have started to open a wider debate about the socio-political ramifications of such misrepresentation. Artist Max Dovey – whom we first profiled in Imperica back in 2011 – is addressing these issues head-on in his new work, How to be more or less human.
For summer 2015, the Grundy Art Gallery presents a new commission: THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE, an experimental narrative film and multimedia sculptural installation by artist Jennet Thomas.
The film presents a kind of absurd fairy-tale, in which a strange mythical tribe surrounding the ‘Blue Lady’, based on a memory of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, holds sway. The tribe takes a fictional pilgrimage through a future-primitive world, where the difference between magic and technology is now forgotten.
And the link to info about the BOOK of the same name, published by BOOK WORKS is
The film is touring to 4 artist-run venues around England in a run-up to the big installation show at Grundy Gallery in July-August. The film will be screened followed by a debate with speakers and audience, a live performance, and drinks. Please come along:
Benedict Drew | Heads May Roll | 19 February–20 April 2014 |
This immersive exhibition attempts to make sculptural the absurdity of a life spent staring into a screen and the social anxiety induced by ‘smart’ objects via an alternative sci-fi stage set comprising of a landscape of objects, sound and projection.
Berlin-based artist and writer Hito Steyerl is one of the most critically acclaimed artists working in the field of video today. Steyerl’s work focuses on contemporary issues such as feminism and militarisation, as well as the mass proliferation and dissemination of images and knowledge brought on by digital technologies.