Video of TWITTERSTORM by Sandra Crisp – A dynamic code-based projection incorporating live Twitter-feed on the ceiling of The Cello Factory during ‘In the Dark‘ exhibition, London, January 2019.
The Twitter live-feed (viewed as a horizontal banner of scrolling white text) connects to Twitter API and downloads tweets that use specific hashtags including: #brexit #trump #fakenews #cat #banana #topNews #onThisday
Visitors to the exhibition could also use the Twitter hashtag #cellonews to interact with the work via Twitter.
Twitterstorm is loosely based on artist Jenny Holzer’s Truisms
Viewed in the modern day, Truisms reads like an insistent, torrential Twitter feed.
(Many thanks to Tim for help with the coding and Nicola for the photo & video)
Delighted to be included in this great show alongside some fantastic artists:
IN THE DARK
17 , 18 & 19 January (2-6pm) 2019
PV Thursday 17th 6-8pm
The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London SE1 8TJ
The show is on for 3 days only, with a performance led PV night, followed by a day of workshops, talks and music.
The London Group plunges into the darkness of a blacked out Cello Factory in its latest daring show.
This short experimental show combines The London Group, the Computer Arts Society and Lumen Prize. All the artworks generate their own light with interlinking projections turning the whole exhibition into an installation.
CAS are displaying networked Raspberry Pi’s and flat screen monitors embedded in light boxes. Lumen Prize have commissioned winning student artist Ziwei Wu to make a furry installation.
Several works touch on the idea of death or decay; dying planets, forensic and x-ray photographs, Memento Mori’s for TV. Do these grim pieces reflect the current mood or are they natural responses to the call In the Dark? Vorticist glow worms and twitter storms will create a dynamic and apocalyptical firmament.
Genetic Moo/ The London Group+
Full list of artists involved : The London Group : Genetic Moo, Susan Haire, Suzan Swale, Tommy Seaward, Cadi Froehlich, Jockel Liess, Paul Tecklenberg, Clive Burton, Angela Eames, Almuth Tebbenhof, Bryan Benge, Stephen Carley, Sandra Crisp, Erika Winstone, Ian Parker, Amanda Loomes, Eric Fong, David Theobald Computer Arts Society : Nick Lambert, Paul Brown, Sean Clark, Ernest Edmonds, boredomresearch, Andy Lomas, Esther Rollinson. Lumen Prize : Ziwei Wu + Matteo Zamagni, Grayson Cooke, boredomresearch, Mike Pelletier, Francois-Xavier de Costerd, Universal Everything, Lukas Marxt. Performers : Fay Burnett, Birgitta Hosea & Fanny Cox
One of my direct-to-media prints on perspex ‘hashtag_mandala_2’ from Kinetic Collage series will be included in The London Group Annual Exhibition alongside diverse work from 50+ LG members.
Painting, photography and other 2D media, sculpture and digital works will be hosted by The Cello Factory at Waterloo from the 5th to the 14th of December, and members will be presenting talks on selected works on the 14th from 6-8pm.
Open from 2-6pm daily
The Cello Factory, 33-34, Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ
Special Event: 14 December 6-8pm Members will be presenting talks on selected works.
‘The London Group, founded in 1913, was formed of an enlarged Camden Town Group, the English Vorticists and other independent artists. Founder members included Wyndham Lewis, Sickert, Bomberg, Gaudier- Brzeska and Epstein who coined The London Group name. Unusually for its time it had women members – from its inception. The Group has shown at least once a year throughout its existence, including during both World Wars and this is our ninth exhibition this year – a record for the Group. We are described by Michael Strain (Art UK, Dec. 2017) as ‘A group of quality and great diversity. Most of the great British artists for more than 100 years have been members’.
perpetual browse_r will be included in 31st Festival Les Instants Vidéo, November 21 – 26 2018, VideoBardo, Festival VideoPoesia, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
‘VideoBardo is a collective of poetry and independent art founded in 1996 that aims to disseminate, research and theoretical debate on the language of Videopoetry. We define video poetry as a genre within contemporary art of a hybrid and transdisciplinary nature related to experimental poetry, video art and new technologies. VideoBardo is one of the most important international archives in this genre.’
10–14 Waterloo Place Brighton, BN2 9NB East Sussex
‘Uncommon Natures’, Brighton Digital Festival’s flagship exhibition has been curated by festival director Laurence Hill from works shortlisted for this year’s Lumen Prize for Digital Art competition.
The exhibition highlights the most compelling and creative explorations into digital art. The works explore both the limits and re-imagined possibilities of technologically produced art through a diverse programme of still image, 3D interactive installations, moving image, AR/VR and AI.
Exhibiting artists: Sandra Crisp, Nye Thompson, ACCI BABA, Maeve Rendle, Jason Rouse, Jake Elwes and Karolina Ziulkoski, Cesar and Lois (League of Imaginary Scientists), Irina Zadorozhnaia and Mark Lyons.
The Lumen Prize for Digital Art celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition, exhibitions and events worldwide.
A not-for-profit based in Wales, UK, Lumen’s annual juried competition draws entries from artists globally and has given away more than US$50,000 in prize money since its launch in 2012.
Since its first show in London’s Cork Street back in 2013, Lumen has staged more than 40 exhibitions in venues across Asia, Europe and the US, as well as seminars, workshops and lectures. We work with a wide range of partners to create new audiences and opportunities for artists’ work, such as commissions, acquisitions, exhibitions and speaking engagements.
‘Visions in the Nunnery is back – the Nunnery Gallery’s renowned showcase of recent moving image and performance. Three programmes will present an international overview of some of the most exciting and boundary-pushing digital art, showing over 60 international artists selected from over 1,000 submissions.’
Programme 3 is headed by Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams, who is presenting both performance and film as part of Visions’ closing programme.
Delighted to be selected for the Lumen prize longlist with my video perpetual browse_r The full longlist is online to view: HERE
Until September 1st, you can vote for your favourite artworks for the People’s Choice Award on Lumen website.
‘The Lumen Prize for Digital Art celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition, exhibitions and events worldwide. A not-for-profit based in Wales, UK, Lumen’s annual juried competition draws entries from artists globally and has given away more than US$50,000 in prize money since its launch in 2012.
More than a competition Since its first show in London’s Cork Street back in 2013, Lumen has staged more than 40 exhibitions in venues across Asia, Europe and the US, as well as seminars, workshops and lectures. We work with a wide range of partners to create new audiences and opportunities for artists’ work, such as commissions, acquisitions, exhibitions and speaking engagements.’
‘Altered States was part of this year’s Waterloo Festival, borrowing its title from the 1980 science fiction movie of the same name directed by Ken Russell. In this a scientist submerges himself into a sensory deprivation chamber and partakes of hallucinogenic drugs in an attempt to access new states of consciousness. As time passes, his grip on reality begins to slip away…
The works explore altered states in a variety of contexts, from perceptual, psychological and philosophical to societal, technological and geographical and encompass a broad range of moving image practice, ranging from video collage and hand drawn animation, to documentary, flicker films, performance and CGI.
Artists include members of the London Group, invited artists and artists chosen from an open call in response to the title.’
Artists: Bonnie Begusch, Bryan Benge LG, Sandra Crisp LG, Mark Dean, Mellissa Fisher, Eric Fong LG, Susan Francis, Genetic Moo LG, Georgie Grace, Inger Lise Hansen, Daria Jelonek, Debbie Lee, Amanda Loomes LG, Daniel McKee, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Svetlana Ochkovskaya, Piotr Piasta, Eda Sarman, Katrina Stamatopoulos and Alexandra Spence, David Theobald LG and Joe Vallory, Charlie Tweed and Ubiqk (Peter Gudynas).