The theme of the first festival is ‘Memory and Identity’. The relatively short history of film is now starting to measure up to a considerable size, and our identity is intertwined by film. Questions like ‘how does movements in film history reflect on movements in society?’, ‘how do we understand ourselves through film and moving images and its history?’ and ‘How are memories and identity treated in film and moving images?’ will be explored.
The theme ‘Memory and Identity’ is inspired by the strong focus currently on the use of archive material in moving images today. Topics for discussions that springs out of this are fact and fiction, power and powerlessness. Who gets their stories told? Can art function as democratization of archive material?’
At the Random String symposium June 10th 2016, Warwick Arts centre, University of Warwick, UK I worked live on a new dynamic code-based Kinetic Collage work using hashtags, tweets, graphics and photos scraped from Twitter. The recycled digital debris formed an abstract visual document of the symposium and resulting artwork was later microFestival held at City Arcade, Coventry 11th June 2016.
Random String was organised by Coventry-based digital artists Ludic Rooms
The Random String Symposium at Warwick Arts Centre on June 10th 2016 brings together arts professionals to look at interactive and networked technologies and their use in the creative process.
The Random String microFestival brings inspiring artworks to Coventry on June 11th 2016 and invites people to get creative with technology.
Thanks to all the lovely people at Random String for an inspiring weekend!
In the 2016 edition of the FILE Festival, after nearly a decade carrying FILE GAMES and FILE ANIMA+ independently, we decided to unite both festivals to create ANIMA+GAMES. By joining animations and games in the same event, we can point out aspects that would go unnoticed if shown under the very logic of each one of them.
It’s not about just a way to raise similarities and differences, but especially to emphasize the creative aspects that can occur in the mutual influence of both medium. To this end, we conceptualize what we call metanoumos. We are inspired by the concept already known of the games theory: the metagame, which states that any strategy or action, as well as methodologies used in games, go beyond the set of certain pre-stablished rules. They are those heterodox and external elements that affect and change the decision of who plays.
ANIMA+GAMES is an event that aims to show and to encourage the mutual influence of both medium. On one hand, the animations with its own strategies of creation and production with its already known influence from cinema, and on the other, games, with the notorious problem between narratology and ludology, and also between games and metagame.
Very pleased that my proposal for a short residency with Random String microfestival 2016 has been accepted.
Random String is a programme of events for artists and audiences exploring the creative potential of interactive and networked technology in the arts. It is organised by Ludic Rooms in association with Warwick Arts Centre.
I will be a screen-based artist in resident for 1 day on Friday 10th June for the Random String Symposium working live with a new Processing and dynamic code-based work from Kinetic Collage series. The interactive event will encourage open participation from visitors to the centre in the form of text and visuals collected via Twitter towards creating a new piece of work.
The work will be exhibited on Saturday 11th June at City Arcade, Coventry alongside other participating artworks.
More information about the artists taking part can be found HERE
‘The Random String Symposium at Warwick Arts Centre on June 10th 2016 brings together arts professionals to look at interactive and networked technologies and their use in the creative process.
The Random String microFestival brings inspiring artworks to Coventry on June 11th 2016 and invites people to get creative with technology. Everyone is welcome!
The Random StringFellowships enable six artists to explore how technologies might stimulate new directions for their work, with mentor support. They are being given a rare opportunity to play and experiment, without the pressure to produce a new body of work.
There will also be a whole host of other workshops, events and activities throughout 2016, you can follow the action on our Blog or sign up to our Newsletter to get info direct to your inbox.
Great to be included in this as a Sluice_screens ɔc 2015 Prize finalist.
Sluice__ tours the finalists of the inaugural Sluice_screens ɔc 2015 Prize to Islington Mill in partnership with Caustic Coastal. The evening screening will also mark the launch of the Spring 2016 edition of the biannual Sluice_magazine.
SLUICE_SCREENS Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, M3 5HW
Wednesday 20th April 2016
Intro to sluice at 6.30 Screening at 7-8.30 Drinks and Magazine launch at 8.30
The Sluice_screens ɔc Prize was organised by Sluice__ in partnership with The Hospital Club, London and Berlin-based ascribe, an online organisation looking to promote correct credit and copyright issues for screen-based artists.
Over 800 international entries were whittled down to ten finalists and West Midlands based Amy Lunn was selected from the shortlist to receive £500 and have her work was shown at Sluice_2015, Sluice__’s biennial art fair which, in 2015, was hosted at The Bargehouse on the Southbank, London. The ten finalists were then screened at The Hospital Club in December 2015 – January 2016. In addition to Aprils screening at Islington Mill the works will also be shown in the coming months at Lux Glasgow and the Gallery Weekender Berlin.
The ten finalists are Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Dennis & Debbie Club, Declan Colquitt, Inez do Coo, Sandra Crisp, Aurele Ferrier, Tessa Garland, Caitlin Griffiths, Lawrence Lek and Amy Lunn.
The Sluice_screens ɔc 2015 prize judges were Charlie Levine from Sluice__, Masha McConaghy from ascribe and Ali Hillman from The Hospital Club. Hillman comments:
“Sluice__ bring attention to highly credible artwork across a number of disciplines, in this instance screen based media. The recent Sluice fair during Frieze week demonstrated their commitment to showcase art forms ranging from performance to painting, new media to site specific installation and the attendance and reception of the fair showed London’s appetite for a variety of contemporary art offerings in this busy period reaches beyond the pull of Regents
Moving Image Margate is a screening and moving image installation planned to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th 2016 and will run from 5th – 14th March 2016. This exhibition is part of a programme of events designed to celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March, and will include theatre, poetry, street art, exhibitions, talks and workshops.
Venue – Margate House 39-41 High Street, Margate, CT9 1DX
Really enjoyed being invited to take part inJump Cut exhibition in the crumbling splendour of the semi-derelict Averard Hotel, Lancaster Gate 15th February 2016, curated by Saturation Point Projects/ Slate Projects.
Artists: Sandra Crisp, Peter Henderson, James Irwin, Patrick Morrissey, Charley Peters, Durrill Weller.
Saturation Point projects presents a one night only event hosting the work of six artists engaing with film as an ontological extension of thier practices. The Averards Hotel, a previously abandoned venue in west London provides the architectural backdrop to an evening of films exploring systems thinking, geometric abstraction and post digital landscapes.
On 13th January 2016 I visited Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF to complete research and development for a micro commission due to launch mid-February 2016. The 10 Microcommissions were awarded to 10 artists via open submission process for Waterside’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
Waterside Arts Centre is a thriving and vibrant arts venue in the heart of Sale in Greater Manchester. Comprising a theatre, art galleries, studios and workspaces, the centre is an important regional hub for both performance and visual art.
At Waterside, I will be exhibiting code-based dynamic work from Kinetic Collage project (2015) on a 55″ display screen located in the foyer.
Although I have previously exhibited elements of Kinetic Collage project as screencast videos in Common Bodies, East Street Arts, Leeds, W.Yorkshire, June 2015, for example this will be the first opportunity I’ve had to show Kinetic Collage as intended – Processing sketches running in realtime. For this venue, the work will run on the 55″ screen located in Waterside’s foyer. I’m really looking forward to making this happen!
As ever, when testing out digital files between different platforms, therewere a few glitches to begin with. But thanks to help from project organiser Mario Popham, we found a work-around to deal with file issues (mainly the usual Mac/ PC issues) All the Processing ‘sketches’were eventually exported from Processing into standalone Java mini-programs, that may be easily launched from the desktop connected to the display screen.
I created 7 standalone exports so that a different work will berunning each day whilst the centre is open, forming a rotating exhibition that includes the majority of the works from the project, viewed over time. To accompany the display, I will also produce an image printed direct onto aluminium or perpex which will be located nearby in the foyer. I aam now keen to explore different forms of presentation media for static images of the work other than the usual inkjet print for display at Waterside, I hope to use perspex or amuminium which will visually lift and suspend the image in a similar way to how an onscreen image appears.