• Fri

    Thinking Out Loud

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

    ‘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

    Free WiFi/Gratis WLAN

    Eigen+art Lab, Torstrasse 220, 10115 Berlin, Germany

    If you invite an "internet" artist to contribute to an exhibition, can you pay them in "likes"? When Bourdieu came up with his famous theory of Cultural Capital, was he just referring to how many followers he had on Instagram? Do people prefer to be told what to like? Is an endlessly scrolling interface like a painting of an infinite supper?

    On October 27, 2016 the EIGEN + ART Lab in Berlin Mitte opens the show "Free WiFi/Gratis WLAN", conceived and assembled by Berlin-based artist and reluctant engineer Brendan Howell. The gallery space has been converted to resemble a typical cafe space (with the expected free WiFi) for this exhibition of internet-based works.

    Participants include Katrin Günther, the Scandinavian Institute of Computational Vandalism,Antonio Roberts, TeYosh, Katya Isaeva, Johannes P. Osterhoff, Silvio Lorusso and Renee Carmichael. None of these artists have been paid in money, but they have been promised specific numbers of likes, links, views, follows, eyeballs or clicks on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and other social networks.

    While we don't actually have satisfying answers to most of the above questions, if you want to see the show, you will need to come down to the EIGEN + ART Lab with your laptop, tablet or smart-phone. You will certainly be confronted with a few contemporary riddles but you also might start to perceive parts of your everyday network-mediated life differently. And despite the post-utopian gloom of today's internet culture, there are a few artists who still seem to be having fun.

  • Fri

    Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016

    Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, United States

    Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 focuses on the ways in which artists have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema—screen, projection, darkness—to create new experiences of the moving image. The exhibition will fill the Museum’s 18,000-square-foot fifth-floor galleries, and will include a film series in the third-floor theater.

    Dreamlands spans more than a century of works by American artists and filmmakers, and also includes a small number of works of German cinema and art from the 1920s with a strong relationship to, and influence on, American art and film. Featured are works in installation, drawing, 3-D environments, sculpture, performance, painting, and online space, by Trisha Baga, Ivana Bašić, Frances Bodomo, Dora Budor, Ian Cheng, Bruce Conner, Ben Coonley, Joseph Cornell, Andrea Crespo, François Curlet, Alex Da Corte, Oskar Fischinger, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Alex Israel, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem and Pierre Joseph, Aidan Koch, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Anthony McCall, Josiah McElheny, Syd Mead, Lorna Mills, Jayson Musson, Melik Ohanian, Philippe Parreno, Jenny Perlin, Mathias Poledna, Edwin S. Porter, Oskar Schlemmer, Hito Steyerl, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Stan VanDerBeek, Artie Vierkant, and Jud Yalkut, among others.

    Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 is organized by Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator.


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