Events

Exhibitions

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    2017

    Thinking Out Loud

    09:00 - 17:00Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

    http://theodi.org/meetups/thinking-out-loud

    ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is the fifth Data as Culture art exhibition at the Open Data Institute. The exhibition is built around the practice of the 2016 ODI Sound Artist in Residence, Alex McLean, with a group of artists, designers, makers and musicians that he has collaborated with. Openness and processes of making – where any end results are left partly undone – are at the heart of many of the projects on display. The exhibition draws connections between the ways in which humans have captured, encoded and distributed data, and made it meaningful through pattern throughout history. From pre-Columbian Quipu and the ancient art of weaving to computer software environments, it introduces us to creative notions of code, and the ways in which it can carry both language and thought.

    The exhibition features artists and makers who are driven by radical intentions to expose the inner workings of the systemic structures we live with. We are encouraged to engage with these ourselves through art, software, folk songs, glitch aesthetics, chance encounters and knitted jumpers.

    Artists: Felicity Ford, David Griffiths and Julian Rohrhuber, Ellen Harlizius-Klück, Dan Hett, David Littler, Alex McLean, Antonio Roberts, Sam Meech, Amy Twigger-Holroyd

    Curated by Alex McLean and Hannah Redler

  • Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017

    Ways of Something

    12:15 - 14:30The Victoria, 48 John Bright St, Birmingham, B1 1BN

    http://flatpackfestival.org.uk/event/ways-of-something/

    Take a mashup of images historically specific to the 21st century, bring them into direct relation with John Berger’s 1972 critique of western art traditions (see Ways of Seeing), and with no cut corners you have Ways of Something. Conceiving this intergenerational commingling was Canadian artist and curator Lorna Mills, who incentivised 114 network-based artists to each contribute one-minute video snippets overlaid on Berger’s original script and voice-over. The resulting heady stew of animation, 3D rendering, gifs, film remix and webcam performance is presented in association with Vivid Projects.

    The screening will be preceded with an introduction by Antonio Roberts

Workshops

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Performances

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    09
    Jul
    2017

    Algorave - Bluedot Festival

    Bluedot Festival, JODRELL BANK OBSERVATORY. CHESHIRE. UK

    http://www.discoverthebluedot.com/profile/algorave-1

    Bluedot with OVO Energy is an award-winning festival of discovery at the grounds of a deep space observatory. Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, bluedot combines a truly stellar line-up of music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks.

    An Algorave is a party where electronic music is generated live from algorithms. The word was coined around 2012, initially as a kind of joke, but has since taken hold with Algoraves taking place in over 40 cities around the world.

    At an Algorave, the creation of algorithms are brought into the experience of the music itself. This process is opened up by projecting the code on screens in the venue, so audience members can see how the music they hear is being made. This is often complimented by algorithmically generated visuals projected alongside the code.

Lectures

  • Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017

    Ways of Something

    12:15 - 14:30The Victoria, 48 John Bright St, Birmingham, B1 1BN

    http://flatpackfestival.org.uk/event/ways-of-something/

    Take a mashup of images historically specific to the 21st century, bring them into direct relation with John Berger’s 1972 critique of western art traditions (see Ways of Seeing), and with no cut corners you have Ways of Something. Conceiving this intergenerational commingling was Canadian artist and curator Lorna Mills, who incentivised 114 network-based artists to each contribute one-minute video snippets overlaid on Berger’s original script and voice-over. The resulting heady stew of animation, 3D rendering, gifs, film remix and webcam performance is presented in association with Vivid Projects.

    The screening will be preceded with an introduction by Antonio Roberts

  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017

    Copyright as Frame and Prison

    18:30 - 20:30Phoenix, 4 Midland St, Leicester, LE1 1TG

    www.phoenix.org.uk/event/copyright-as-frame-and-prison/

    Alongside our exhibition No Copyright Infringement Intended, this discussion will highlight the disruptive power of technological innovation on culture and copyright.

    Using the works within the exhibition as a starting point, a panel featuring artists and copyright experts will discuss how emerging technologies are shaping creative processes, how (perceptions of) copyright enable and inhibit those technologically-enabled processes and the appropriateness of appropriation.

    This event is free. Booking will be open soon.

  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017

    No Copyright Infringement Intended Curator's Tour

    13:00 - 19:00Phoenix, 4 Midland St, Leicester, LE1 1TG

    http://www.phoenix.org.uk/event/curators-tour/

    Join No Copyright Infringement Intended curator Antonio Roberts for a guided tour of the exhibition, followed by a chance to ask questions about the show. The tour will be preceded by a short presentation called Ctrl + C, looking at the one-way system of cultural appropriation by corporations.

    The tour is free to attend. No booking necessary.

Curating

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    07
    Apr
    2017
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    May
    2017

    No Copyright Infringement Intended

    Phoenix, 4 Midland St, Leicester, LE1 1TG

    http://www.phoenix.org.uk/event/no-copyright-infringement-intended/

    No Copyright Infringement Intended is a group exhibition exploring the relationship between copyright and culture in the digital age, investigating how the concept of ownership and authorship is evolving and coming into conflict with outdated copyright and intellectual property laws.

    Since the 1990s the internet has provided the opportunity for mass copying, redistribution and remixing of content – profoundly changing the way culture is produced and shared and sparking legal battles and debates that still rage on. Today, the increasing availability of technologies like 3D scanning and 3D printing have extended the ability to digitally copy and reproduce to the physical realm.

    For many people now, mass sharing, copying and remixing seems like a natural form of self expression. Rather than embracing this change and using it to their advantage, rights holders and lawyers often resort to reinforcing outdated laws – penalising those who copy – and placing barriers on technology’s ability to share information and content freely.

    Meanwhile, among artists there is widespread misunderstanding of copyright and how it affects their work. The phrase “No Copyright Infringement Intended” is often used as an attempt to avoid repercussions of copyright infringement. The phrase has no legal standing, but its widespread usage shows a lack of awareness of existing laws and the consequences of breaking them.

    Featuring 10 national and international artists working across a range of creative practices, the exhibition highlights the ongoing tension between production and copyright, considers the new artistic, social and political possibilities created through this tension and suggests new ways forward for artists, rights holders and the wider creative community.

    The exhibition includes work by Nick Briz, Emilie Gervais, Nicolas Maigret, Christopher Meerdo, Jan Nikolai Nelles & Nora Al-Badri, Duncan Poulton, Fernando Sosa, Andrea Wallace & Ronan Deazley

    Curated by Antonio Roberts, a new media artist and curator based in Birmingham. Kindly supported by Arts Council England

Other

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