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

  • Thu
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    Short Circuit - Terminal 2

    A plus A Gallery, Calle Malipiero, 3073, 30124, Venezia, Italy

    http://www.shortcircuitproject.com/

    SHORT CIRCUIT – TERMINAL 2
    + Exhibition opening - 09.02.2017, 7pm
    + Exhibition continues - 10.02.2017 – 09.03.2017, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 12 – 6pm
    A plus A Project Space, Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3079, 30124 Venice, Italy​

    ARTISTS
    Emily Mulenga, Juneau Projects and Antonio Roberts (Birmingham, UK)
    The Cool Couple, Kensuke Koike and Ryts Monet (Venice, IT)
    Honey Biba Beckerlee, Johan Knattrup Jensen/MAKROPOL and David Stjernholm (Copenhagen, DK)

    Short Circuit is an ambitious international touring group show devised by British independent curator, Aly Grimes, and consists of nine new media artists and collectives in an attempt to re-assess the archetypal framework of a travelling exhibition. It proposes a new experimental model of display realised in three different locations across Europe to include Birmingham, Venice and Copenhagen. The project’s structure aims to investigate new ways that exhibition spaces can present touring shows in the Digital Age and will manifest as a highly experimental research project susceptible to failure. It might glitch, trip, malfunction or ‘short circuit’.

    A touring exhibition or ‘travelling exhibit’ is a type of exhibition that is available for circulation to one or more venues in addition to the premises of the organiser. Its structure typically comprises a grouping of works that tour together, arriving as a complete set at each participating venue. This method enables the sharing of new ideas, draws connections between artists across geographical boundaries, attracts new audiences, allows for the diffusion of knowledge and local cultures, provides fresh interpretations of artists’ work and brings opportunities to share production costs.

Workshops

  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017

    Art and Tech Social: Command-line image manipulation with ImageMagick

    18:00 - 20:30Birmingham Open Media, 1 Dudley St, Birmingham B5 4EG

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-and-tech-social-command-line-image-manipulation-with-imagemagick-tickets-26945719372

    Join us for local food and drinks from Southside and get hands-on making with a bunch of like-minded folks interested in art and tech. This new monthly event aims to inspire emerging creatives and offer peer-to-peer tech support in a friendly, collaborative environment. Each workshop is different, featuring a different guest speaker and activities.

    7th March 2017 – ‘Command-line image manipulation with ImageMagick’ (previously named 'The Language of Programming’) led by Antonio Roberts (@hellocatfood)

    ImageMagick is a suite of command-line utilities for manipulating images. Most of its capabilities can be found in programs with a graphical user interface (GUI) such as GIMP or Photoshop. ImageMagick differs in its ability to use algorithms and programming to quickly batch process a number of images, add effects, convert between common and uncommon file formats, apply filters, generative special effects, and more!

    In this workshop Antonio Roberts will introduce you to the using the terminal to perform tasks usually carried out by GUI programs. By the end participants will have learnt:

    how to install ImageMagick
    How to convert between file formats
    How to view advanced metadata
    How to apply a variety of effects to images
    How to optimize files for print and internet
    How to create animated gifs with only a few keystrokes

    Participants should bring:

    A Mac or Linux computer. For those without one please contact louise@bom.org.uk . If participants are willing to do so please install ImageMagick prior to the start of the workshop: https://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php#macosx

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    The Arts in a Digital World Summit

    Arsenal, 2020 Rue William, Montréal, QC H3J 1R8, Canada

    http://artsinadigitalworld.ca/en/

    Digital technologies have a major impact on how we work, communicate and engage with our community, with citizens, with the world , and the arts sector in Canada is no exception. How can the arts be amplified, adapt and thrive in the digital world? The Canada Council for the Arts is organizing The Arts in a Digital World Summit to answer these questions and more.

Performances

  • Fri
    03
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    2017
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    04
    Mar
    2017

    KODEN pres: 003

    22:00 - 06:00Amusement 13, 71 Kent Street, B5 6RD Birmingham, United Kingdom

    https://www.facebook.com/events/674001256116282/

    KODEN have but together a team of exciting Artists, Photographers, Visual Artists and vibrant personalities to produce some inspiring pieces of work to be placed in the club during the event. Our goal is to capture all senses during your time at the venue from sounds, sight, feel, taste and maybe scent also to heighten the experience.

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    Where – Amusement 13, 71 Kent Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    When - 03/03/17, 22:00H - 06:00H

    The venue of choice is situated in Birmingham’s gay quarter on Kent Street. Amusement 13 has hosted some unreal events in the past with some amazing artists to brag and is definitely one of Birmingham’s most underground venues hands down.

    RA link: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?923358

  • Sat
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    2017

    Steve Davis (DJ Set)

    21:00 - 03:00Hare & Hounds, 106 High St, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JZ

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1058712664256641/

    Supersonic Festival in association with the Hare & Hounds 10th Anniversary Series Present
    Steve Davis (DJ Set)

    with support from
    Graham Dunning - Mechanical Techno Set

    Plus
    Visuals from Hellocatfood

    Tickets from https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Birmingham/Hare-And-Hounds/Super-Sonic-Festival-Presents-Steve-Davis-(DJ-Set)/12910549/

    Steve Davis - the legendary sporting phenomenon from the 80s who took snooker to new heights and as presenter of The Interesting Alternative Show on Pheonix FM brought prog and jazz oddities to his cult audience, now turns his hands to the decks. As a hobby which he claims has spun out of control, his notorious 2016 Glastonbury set at the 500 capacity Stonebridge bar was mobbed by a curious turned shocked and enthralled crowd. With a packed out DJ diary since, Steve has continued to woo party goers from Bluedot to Bloc Festival. Drawing from an eclectic array of influences: Magma, Caravan, Oscar Perry, Soft Machine and Gong to name but a few - Steve spins together a unique set in his quest to deliver the music he loves to lovers of the party.

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    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

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    2017

    The Arts in a Digital World Summit

    Arsenal, 2020 Rue William, Montréal, QC H3J 1R8, Canada

    http://artsinadigitalworld.ca/en/

    Digital technologies have a major impact on how we work, communicate and engage with our community, with citizens, with the world , and the arts sector in Canada is no exception. How can the arts be amplified, adapt and thrive in the digital world? The Canada Council for the Arts is organizing The Arts in a Digital World Summit to answer these questions and more.

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