Dirty New Media preview: Screenings part 2

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Screenings | 6-7pm

Modulate – O>L>S

modulate_videoDescription: A short audio visual journey exploring abstract narrative, movement, shape, colour, non verbal expression and spatial awareness. Sounds sourced from “The Octophonic Loop System”8.1 sound installation by Bobby Bird /Modulate, commissioned by Francisco Lopez.

Carrie Gates – A portrait of a portrait of a portrait of nn

carriegates_videoThe images for this work were created in 2003 for a project where Carrie used a piece of OS9 software art by Adrian Ward called “A portrait of Netochka Nezvanova” to create a generative video collage of a collection of over 10 000 .psd files Carrie had prepared on the topic of “cyberculture”. This video is the remix, prepared in Feb. 2013 for an online exhibition by Ellectra Radikal and Systaime Alias Michael Borras at http://cupcake.spamm.fr/.

Kevin Carey – OTC/DXM [256_l4y3rz_0v_sYrVp_r3m1xxx]

kevincarey_videoIn response to an increase in works inspired by DJ Screw’s chopped & screwed sound and the surrounding culture, this piece looks to subvert the smoothness and fluidity of the recent aesthetic focus within the underground rap community. What results is a frustrated trip – a dirty, murky exploration of over the counter and beyond.

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media preview: Screenings part 1

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Screenings | 6-7pm

Theodore Darst – Approach

theodoredarst_videoFollowing a group shows’ theme of “home in the digital age”, Approach utilizes 3D modeling software to create a private digital sculpture garden textured, in part, with personal screenshots.

Antonio Roberts – I Am Sitting in a Room

antonioroberts_videoIn this piece I have used a script that explores the font file and damages it by randomising the values that construct each glyph. The computer, doing only what it has been instructed to do, continually attacks the font files’ data to the point where it is sometimes corrupted and not even it can interpret it correctly.

The resulting video shows the gradual damaging of the data. The viewer will struggle to find meaning amongst the visual noise whilst the computer still understands it.

Nick Kegeyan – i went home this winter (or my friends, lights, a game, and the last time i saw my childhood home)

nickkegeyan_videoi went home this winter (or my friends, lights, a game, and the last time i saw my childhood home)

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media preview: Lectures

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Lectures | 4-6pm

Jon Cates – WTF?! is D1RTY N3W M3DI∆?!

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Dan O’Hara – An Irregular and Spasmodic History of Glitches and other Systemic Stutterings

danoharaGlitches interrupt the smooth realism of our mediated experience of the everyday world, from malfunctioning train announcement boards to distorted video streams and white noise in our phone calls. But is it only machines that glitch, or does ‘glitching’ exist in nature too?

We’ll look at the way Glitch art occupies a peculiar space inbetween the crafted and the unintentional, opening up a new view of ‘natural’ anomalies, as well as an aesthetic of the artificial. We’ll also take an historical tour of artists working with broken systems, artefacts, and technologies from across the world – from dirty new media in Europe and Asia to Gambiarra traditions in the Americas – to ask, what (if anything) does malfunction mean when we copy or reproduce it?

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media preview: Optical Theremin Workshop

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Workshop | 12-2pm

Optical Theremin workshop with Circuit Ben

An optical theremin is a motion-operated instrument, based on an LM386 op-amp chip, we’ll be building them from scratch, learning the basic principles behind audio manipulation using voltage, and making some unholy racket! No soldering experience necessary.

This is what you’ll be building on the day:

The workshop is limited to 10 places, so sign up early! The cost includes parts and tuition.

signup

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media preview: Exhibition part 3

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Exhibition | 4-10pm

Jamie Boulton – C:\Users\5629a7\Pictures\IDDisplay.jpg

jamieboulton_database> Applying reality safeguards…
> Discarding morality values…
> Deactivating motivation protocol…
> Accessing Internet Database…
> Initialising…
> Ready.

URRRGH – __KWEEN_CLARISSURRRGH, __YOUCHOOB_4_EVA, __ALADDINZ_CAT

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  • clarissa made children believe we knew it all as well. now we’re adults and we’re clueless. thanks clarissa.
  • yin-yangtube. we’re all timewasters and it feels great.
  • cat stuck on a magical carpet, riding over the fuzzy memories of on-screen memories.


Stef Lewandowski – Data Necklace

steflewandowski_datanecklaceData. It’s all around us. Much of what we do on a daily basis leaves digital records of our activity behind us.

It turns out that there are tiny, hidden stories in the data that we create just by being ourselves, and we can turn those stories into beautiful things.

The Data Necklace is a wearable visualisation of a person’s Twitter feed over time, that can serve as a permanent reminder of how often they use a particular word.

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media preview: Exhibition part 2

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Exhibition | 4-10pm

Dec Ackroyd – Cityscape #46

decackroyd_cityscapesCityscape #46 image is from a series of GIF based images that are made to resemble city skylines, the images are created using digitally broken image files

Jason Soliday – Harbinger Variations

jasonsoliday_harbingerHarbinger Variations consists of five disassembled, reprocessed, and remixed versions of a track entiteld Harbinger Bit that I posted to my Soundcloud in early 2012. Harbinger Bit itself is comprised of disassembled, reprocessed, and remixed audio from various live performances in late 2011.

Charlotte Frost and Rob Myers – #arthistory

charlotterob_hasharthistoryThese 3D printed models of the Twitter hashtag ‘#arthistory’ rendered here in plastic and in gold-plated stainless steel are a playful way to think about what art history might be in the age of social media and crowd-sourcing. The entire artwork comprises both the creation of the ability to render this piece of digital text in 3D form and its ownership/use by anyone. There is a dedicated website (http://hasharthistory) that explains the project and points to how the tags can be obtained. It also features links to places where you can see the hashtag in use and join in (i.e. tagging real world items as ‘art history’), these include a Flickr gallery, a Tumblr blog and of course the #arthistory Twitter stream. The project is also a three dimensional and/or practice-based rendering of an argument made by Charlotte Frost in an online art history article entitled: ‘Is Art History Too Bookish?’ In this article ­ which is deliberately offered online, rather than in print ­ Frost asks after the extent to which the format of printed books have contributed to the way we think about art. In this sense, the tags ponder the physical nature of textual objects and the future of art discourse. The work is also closely related to Myers’ series of ‘Sharable Readymades’ which is the creation of 3D printable models of iconic works of art.

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media preview: Exhibition part 1

Dirty New Media will be making its way to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 21st March as part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival. Over the week I’ll be providing an overview of the upcoming event.

Exhibition | 4-10pm

Kate Pemberton – Tracert

katepemberton_tracertTracert (pronounced trace route) is an examination of how traditional craft ideas translate into the modern multi-media networked world. A sampler has been cross-stitched by hand from a transposed graphic of a tracert DOS command.

Benjamin Gaulon [aka recyclism] – KindleGlitched

recyclism_knidleglitchedThe Aesthetics of Planned Obsolescence / Readymades Glitch Art.
KindleGlitched is a series of glitched kindles donated, found or bought on eBay, signed by the artist.
The generated visual are unique and permanent. No battery required.

Jeff Donaldson – 16bit Edition Glitch Scarf – source: Atari ST emulator read error

jeffdonaldson_glitchscarfThe 16bit Edition Glitch Scarf is a continuation of the exploration of glitch imagery as a new paradigm in textile design. Beginning in 2001 by preparing video game systems with wires to alter their function, textile renders of 8bit glitch patterns began with the 1st edition, 8bit glitch scarf in 2007. Limited to 20 pieces, the pattern was created with a prepared Nintendo Entertainment System then, rendered as a wearable glitch knit at a 1:1 pixel to knot ratio. The 16bit Edition Glitch Scarf pattern was created with an Atari ST emulator running a classic demo scene release at a different resolution than it was coded for. A read error glitch result was then chosen and rendered as a glitch textile again at a 1:1 pixel to knot ratio.

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Dirty New Media // REVOLUTION 02

THURSDAY 21 MARCH | 4-10PM | THE BARBER INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Free admission, no booking required. Dirty New Media. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk. Facebook event link.

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Dirty New Media, 21.03.2013

An engaging day of performances and interactive installations from digital artists, hacktivists and new media explorers from the West Midlands, Chicago and beyond. Artworks take the form of hacked and customised hardware, accessories, demos, lectures, data-mangling, projection and more!

This eclectic, expectation bending event is presented by Vivid Projects in association with artist/curator Antonio Roberts and The Barber institute of Fine Arts.

Dirty New Media

/-;-/-;-/– AV Performances –\-;-\-;-\ 7 – 10pm

Minuek
Norah Lorway
Circuit Ben

/-;-/-;-/– Screenings –\-;-\-;-\ 6 – 7pm

Modulate, Carrie Gates, Theodore Darst, Antonio Roberts, Nick Kegeyan, Jennifer Chan, Kevin Carey, Michael Lightborne, Sian Macfarlane, Bryan Peterson

/-;-/-;-/– Lectures –\-;-\-;-\ 4 – 6pm

Jon Cates
Dan O’Hara

/-;-/-;-/– Workshop –\-;-\-;-\ 12 – 2pm

Optical Theremin Workshop with Circuit Ben
Sign up here: http://dnmthereminworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk/

/-;-/-;-/– Exhibition –\-;-\-;-\

Benjamin Gaulon [aka Recyclism], Jeff Donaldson, Dec Ackroyd, Jason Soliday, Charlotte Frost and Rob Myers, Kate Pemberton, Jamie Boulton, URRRGH, Stef Lewandowski

/-;-/-;-/– Super Special Essay –\-;-\-;-\

Shawne Holloway + Steven Hammer

Free admission, no booking required. For further information and times, please contact 0121 414 2261 or email education@barber.org.uk

Dirty New Media is presented as part of the University of Birmingham’s first Arts & Science Festival, a week long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus.

BYOB Birmingham Thanks

BYOB Birmingham happened on Friday 16th March and it was a great success! For those who like statistics, in the end the event had 18 artists (plus videos from VIVID’s archives), 22 beamers, and nearly 200 people attend.

My thanks for making the night awesome go to:

  • Flatpack Festival, which has been going for six years, for putting on a great festival and allowing BYOB to be part of it
  • VIVID, whose amazing gallery space was perfectly suited for this event. There were worries about there being too many cables and causing a power outage due to too many beamers, but the excellent VIVID staff were on hand to make sure it all went swimmingly
  • Bobby Bird from Modulate and Gary Judge (aka Arcade) for providing awesome music throughout the night. Many times I received comments about how well the music matched the event. Also, Cylob FTW!
  • Shelly Knotts, for being helping me on the day, taking photos, keeping me sane, and for buying me lunch 😉
  • Rafaël Rozendaal, for coming up with the BYOB idea and allowing anyone to do as they wish with it
  • The people of Birmingham and West Midlands, for coming out in your hundreds to support the event
  • And last, but not least, my thanks go to all of the artists that traveled from all over the country to be part of BYOB Birmingham!

Be sure to check out the artwork from all of the exhibiting artists:
Alan Brooker, Ewa Mos, Daisy Hogan, Antonio Roberts, Chris Plant, Modulate, James Warrier, Sarah Rose Allen, Paul Harrison, Kate Spence, Elizabeth Howell, Soraya Fatha, Leon Trimble, Michael Lightborne, Matt Murtagh, Pete Ashton, AAS

If any of my readers took any gifs, photos or videos (even phone quality is great) upload them to Flickr/Youtube/Vimeo and tag them “BYOB Birmingham” or send them to byobbirmingham@gmail.com and, with your permission, they’ll be used in a video documenting the event.

In the meantime here’s some photos from the event

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Photo by Modulate

 

BYOB Birmingham

BYOB Birmingham

BYOB Birmingham Flatpack Festival 2012

Photo by minuek

 

Keep an eye on byobbirmingham.tumblr.com for more future events

Exhibition Catalogues!

After a few hiccups at the post office the catalogues from some exhibitions and festivals where my work was shown have arrived!

What is your glitch? 1bitgifavibmpbmpcmykbmprgbjpgmpgpcxpixpngppmsgisvgtgawebp was shown alongside a host of really awesome glitch videos at Leeds International Film Festival last November.

Leeds International Film Festival programme

Leeds International Film Festival programme

I'm on the bottom-right, first page

 

Thanks to John McAndrew for organising the screening and for sending me to catalogue.

The second catalogue comes all the way from Connecticut! I Am Sitting in a Room was shown at a celebration of Alvin Lucier’s life and work last Novemeber (it was a busy month):

Alvin Lucier: A Celebration programme

OMFG an autograph!

 

Alvin Lucier: A Celebration programme

Thanks to Andrea Miller-Keller at Wesleyan University for curating that part of the show and to Alvin Lucier for signing the booklet!