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Vivid Projects announces Bcc: an international group exhibition co-presented by Decoy Magazine (Vancouver) and Vivid Projects (Birmingham).

The exhibition draws from Decoy Magazine’s unique email subscription programme, which commissioned new work by digital artists around the world from 2016 to 2019. The programme used a collective patronage model and endeavoured to protect the rights of artists through an informed, sustainable, and contractual sharing platform. The exhibition at Vivid Projects features an archive of digital works from 19 Bcc: commissioned artists , representing a diverse group of contemporary, international, emerging, and established digital artists whose works contend with the limitations and opportunities of alternative distribution channels.

Bcc: deals with the transformation of media distribution ethics and the conventions around our perception and understanding of the artwork as an object. The affordances of any artwork—its medium, size, price, genre—determine how it is exhibited, distributed, stored, commissioned, and archived. Bcc: is a call to reflect on how everyday and allegedly private networks delimit privacy, through the free circulation of small files and artworks in particular—and how the mode of delivery regulates and shapes the capacities of an artwork. We want to further challenge these ideas by bringing artworks designed for online circulation into a physical exhibition space, in order to expand the works’ potential audience from a private screen to a shared public space. Through this exhibition, we consider the complex challenges of distributing digital artwork while acknowledging its insistent materiality and physicality.

Participating artists: Jeremy Bailey (Canada), Scott Benesiinaabandan (Canada), Renick Bell (Japan), Anthony Discenza (USA), Santa France (Latvia), Donato Mancini (Canada), Olivia McGilchrist (Jamaica), Lorna Mills (Canada), Jonathan Monaghan (USA), Nick Montfort (USA), Sabrina Ratté (Canada), Antonio Roberts (UK), Claudia Salamanca (Colombia), Nicolas Sassoon (Canada), Ieva Saudargaitė Douaihi (Lebanon), Sydney Southam (Canada), Alexandra Spence (Australia), Rodell Warner (Trinidad & Tobago), Xuan Ye (Canada)

Curated by Lauren Marsden for Decoy and produced by Antonio Roberts for Vivid Projects.

Public Preview: Friday 6 September 6-8pm | Curator’s Talk: Saturday 7 September, 2pm.

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I have been commissioned by Decoy Magazine to produce a new artwork for Bcc: their subscription programme for unique digital art:

Bcc: is a monthly digital art subscription curated by Decoy Magazine.

By subscribing to Bcc: you will receive a newly commissioned artwork to your inbox each month, in the form of a small digital file. These digital artworks are released exclusively to subscribers. The works have never been exhibited before, will only be released once, and will not be presented anywhere else for one year.

Each month’s subscription fee goes towards commissioning a new artwork from prominent and emerging digital artists working in such forms as sound, video, jpgs, gifs, code, ASCII, interactive media, text art. This project is more than a mailing list, it is an act of collective patronage and support for a generation of digital artists.

If you want to see some new work from me be sure to sign up the programme before 27th June!

The Arts in a Digital World Summit

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.

The Arts in a Digital World Summit, 15th – 17th March

From 15th – 17th March I’ll be in Montreal, Canada to participate in the The Arts in a Digital World Summit.

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.

The Summit will initiate a series of crucial conversations within the arts community. To get the conversation started, we have invited some 250 artistic and administrative leaders in the Canadian arts sector, as well as digital experts and strategic thinkers, to represent the vast diversity of the sector and to contribute to the testing and understanding of our new Digital Fund for the arts.

Participation in the event is by invite only (soz) but some of the events will be streamed via the Summit’s website.

_ģ̶Ł̶1̶ɫ̶C̶ʮ̶_Δ┌┼-, 12-14th September

In Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada from 12-14th September? Some of my recent work will be exhibited alongside some great artists at _ģ̶Ł̶1̶ɫ̶C̶ʮ̶_Δ┌┼-, an exhibition curated by jonCates, at Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum.

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“Glitch Art With jonCates” is a thematic symposium taking place in Regina, Saskatchewan with visiting artist, Jon Cates (Chicago). The symposium, presented by Soil Media Suite, will include live and remote participation with artists and researchers working with glitch phenomena. The symposium will also include a production workshop, panel presentations, artist talks,University outreach, live performance, remote presentations utilizing NUMBERS.FM, Tumblr, and Facebook, interpretive projects and receptions.

If, like me, you cannot physically be there fear not! In additional to the IRL things there’ll also be not-so-IRL things happening online via: HTTP://NUMBERS.FM, https://www.facebook.com/GL1tch.4RT and http://gl1tch-4rt.tumblr.com

Bran Van 3000



Bran Van 3000, originally uploaded by Susan Moss.

Bran Van 3000, who are my all-time favourite band, were playing together for the first time in many many years in Montreal on July 1st. I have to see them before I die, liek srsly! Here’s a video for y’all: