Archive for October, 2018

Stanza wins prize at CYNETART in Dresden

October 18th, 2018

The Nemesis Machine wins prize at CYNETART in Dresden. This ever evolving artwork, always different and always expanding. It has become a multi layered installation incorporating concepts of data ownership, surveillance, real time space, urban environments as well as systems based metaphors for interactive and generative spaces.  It is always different for each installed set up and is an evolving artwork. In the gallery the work can be shaped formally on the floor or also grow into different spaces. The parts of the city act as a frame for the different expression of data and information. The artwork responds to wireless sensor network and “visualizes” the environment all around us as ‘worlds’ full of data across the internet.. In essence the artwork is a smart city a hybrid internet of things (IOT) installation responding in real time and operates critically between utopian optimism and dystopian dis-function.

Summer of ….fires , accidents, guns and roses…

October 2nd, 2018

Finally getting back on my feet after the summer of ….er  moving on. Slovenia was the go to place for a bit of hard work and sunshine at the Speculum Artrium Decades Trbovlje Slovenia 2018  a great  event and a smaller version of Nemesis Machine. Artificial life has become an important field of scientific research, the basic foundation of which is the use of computer systems for creating life simulations and the principles of inorganic organisms. The question arises about what it means to be an active entity involved in the relationship between biological and artificial, between real and virtual. Artificial, virtual forms of life are by all standards living entities created through co-operation between nature, homo sapiens and machines. One of the definitions of the art of the 21st century is defined as “Machine of all machines”, ie Machine, creator and producer of other living artificial entities.

I am off to  Cynetart Dresden Germany 2018 , and will also  perform the Binary  Graffiti Club Choir. CYNETART is known for the presentation of international art positions in new media. A programme of concerts, performances and lectures is part of the festival as well as the biennial CYNETART I have been before in 2000  so I  am looking forward to the return.

Thanks to Jack Addis and Lumen for this exhibition and what  a great venue. Measures Of Life at  Humber Street Gallery. Measures of Life. Lumen. Hull UK .  “Measures of Life” an exhibition that questions time and space and the elements that define how we perceive reality.In our hyper-connected world, new realities become malleable and flexible offering more possibilities than ever before. ::vtol:: (RU), Stanza (UK), Molly Soda (US) Nicole Ruggiero (US), Refrakt (DE). I had a great few days setting up and it was a pleasure to be there.

Thanks to Ghislaine Boddington for curating the Nesta Future Festival at Tobacco Dock London UK. It was a great event and some very  interesting speakers.Vivienne Westwood, Nicola Sturgeon, Annie Mac, Akala, Ruby Wax OBE, Brian Eno, Paul Mason and Imogen Heap and I  presented some artworks in among the bodies.