V&A Digital Design Weekend

Back for the seventh year, the Digital Design Weekend brings together artists, designers, engineers, technologists and the public to celebrate and share contemporary digital art and design. Participants take over the Museum with pop-up installations, robotics, creative electronics, talks, workshops, family-friendly events and more.

The Digital Design Weekend explores human-machine interaction, making and collaborative work. The event coincides with the London Design Festival at the V&A.

Green Man Festival

Antonio Roberts is a new-media artist and curator based in Birmingham. His practice focuses on the errors and glitches generated by digital technology. For Green Man 2017 he will create a new work inspired by seeing Battles at the festival last year. “Mirrored” (named after Battles’ first album) is a number of perspex cubes between 60 and 100cm square, each etched with his characteristic imagery depicting scenes from the festival. “Mirrored” is a development of recent work made for Short Circuit Project, Copenhagen. It builds on a recent interest in presenting his work off-screen and he will be working outdoors for the first time. Antonio will also participate in Algorave, a late night event where electronic music is generated from live algorithms.

Short Circuit – Terminal 3

Short Circuit is an ambitious international touring group show devised by British Independent Curator, Aly Grimes, and consists of ten 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’.

Short Circuit – Terminal 2

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.