Tag Archives: sci-fi

Guan Xiao at ICA

This show of Guan Xiao at the ICA looks super-relevant to some of the material + research interests in our pathway-

Guan Xiao: Flattened Metal in association with K11 Art Foundation

20 Apr 201619 Jun 2016

Exhibition Opening: Tuesday 19 April, 6pm – 9pm, ICA Bar. Free and open to all.

DJ sets by Eddie Fiction + Friends

https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/guan-xiao-association-k11-art-foundation

Guan Xiao, Documentary: From National Geographic to BBC, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Antenna Space

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.

INOPINABILE FUTURE- Show by PTBM’s own Alice Havers including Emma Glinski

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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:

155 Battersea Park RD, SW84BU

Be there!

REACTOR at Zero Kline, Coma

Here’s something a bit more light- hearted at the cool little gallery run by that curious double act Pil and Galia Kolletciv  on

It’s a show by the  the rather extraordinary group called REACTOR – from Nottingham. Some of you may remember they visited us a couple of years ago?

They are bonkers- but in a good way. Especially if you are into Performance, Cults, Costumes, Sci- Fi

Reactor
The Gold Ones

58 Hackney Road
London E2 7SJ

31.10.15 – 22.11.15TheGoldOnes

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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.

http://www.xero-kline-coma.com/archive/Reactor/Reactor.html

Opening times: Sat., Sun. 12:00 – 18:00 or by appointment

Max Dovey- PTBM Alumni- great interview about his latest show

Max Dovey – PTBM Alumni

is interviewed here about the fascinating research behind his current show which opens in Rotterdam next week….link to the interview here

https://www.imperica.com/en/in-conversation-with/max-dovey-beyond-the-person-beyond-the-image

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.

How To Be More Or Less Human Max Dovey: beyond the person, beyond the image

Jennet’s show at Grundy Art Gallery ( and book)

This summer I have to blow my own trumpet- I have a big new project called

THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE

that is manifesting as a Multimedia installation show experimental fiction film, and my first Book. Here is the info

THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE at GRUNDY ART GALLERY

link here: http://www.grundyartgallery.com/programme/

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

UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE on tour

Jennet’s new film THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE

is on tour in April!

Watch this  trailer

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:

GRAND UNION BIRMINGHAM 9 April

Speakers:  Erica Scourti, Tim Dixon, and Zara Dinnen

PRIMARY  NOTTINGHAM 16 April

Speakers: Jennifer Thatcher, Sonya Dyer and Niki Russell

OUTPOST NORWICH  23rd April

Speakers: Oreet Ashery, Melanie Jackson, Paul O’Kane

CUBE BRISTOL 30 April

Hito Steyerl at ICA

Jennet Recommends…

Hito Steyerl at the ICA

How Not To Be Seen. A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, Hito Steyerl, 2013, HD video file, single screen, 14min

5 March 27 AprIL 2014

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.

Here is the link  http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/hito-steyerl