Spring Editorial 2018 – Introducing Furtherfield’s season of exploratory and critical art and blockchain essays, interviews and events.
Bringing together artists, musicians, technologists, engineers, and theorists to join forces in the interrogation and production of new blockchain technologies.
The first book of its kind, intersecting artistic, speculative, conceptual and technical engagements with the the technology heralded as “the new internet”.
Bad Shibe is a sci-fi novella by Rob Myers set in a future society that may or may not be based on a descendant of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency, where it’s as hot and as dusty as a virtual money mining rig.
Life seems to speed up as we get older. Gallery visitors insert themselves via webcam into an online video that updates every 3 minutes. It grows denser over time and they are reduced to flickers on the screen.
This film made with Pete Gomes broadens the current debate about the impact of emerging blockchain technologies.
What is the relationship between state corruption and economic collapse in Greece? Lina Theodorou, artist and creator of the board game ‘Pawnshop- Days of Mistrust’, talks with Ruth Catlow about Grexit, Brexit and crisis in Europe.
The boundaries of public and private ownership and space are shifting. Sociality-machine was a collective research artwork to learn about social life in the network age. Commissioned by Digital Learning Studios, Tate.
A weekend of open image play, jargon-busting discussion, hacking and hands-on-exercises, to find out how we might shape #futurefinance since Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. A Photographers Gallery Micro-residency
The Blockchain is the technology that underpins Bitcoin the revolutionary decentralized digital currency. This touring exhibition for Digital Catapult features artists using the Blockchain to discover how it might impact life, for better or worse.
A conversation with Tim Waterman about the negotiation of the commons: the landscape commons and across digital networks. Part of Furtherfield’s Reading the Commons programme
An exhibition and lab series questioning how we might produce, exchange and value things differently in the age of big data and the Blockchain. With artists, activists and alternative finance specialists. As part of Furtherfield’s Art Data Money programme
How is the way we value and organise the things in our lives changed by the Internet and Google search? Drawn and digital image triptychs.
Furtherfield Gallery exhibition – “The interface is the sense organ of the computer, whereby it becomes part of human culture” – Søren Bro Pold. Featuring artists: Zach Blas, Branger_Briz, Mez Breeze, Heath Bunting, Jennifer Chan, Francesca da Rimini, Genetic Moo, Nathaniel Stern
Participatory artwork – A new online game of 3 Player Chess to remaster conflict. Now ‘pawns join forces to defend world peace!’
An open artwork and online game-building game to draw, make and play games about the future of your local community.
Furtherfield’s exhibition tour of UK Shopping Centres
An interview for Lady Justice | New Criticals
Furtherfield’s Do It With Others campaign for artistic freedom on the net
An essay about a 2009 net art intervention to activate the rhetoric of Gustav Metzger’s earlier protest work Reduce Art Flights (2007), in the context of the collapsing natural environment and financial markets.
An essay about experimental teaching and peer-learning that centres around a weekly open drawing class run as part of the Art and Design degrees at Writtle School of Design.
Furtherfield Gallery exhibition, June – August 2012, featuring: Class Wargames, Kimathi Donkor, Laura Oldfield Ford, The Hexists, IOCOSE, Dave Miller, Edward Picot, Olga P Massanet and Thomas Cade Aston, and YoHa.
This essay by Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett explores what form ecological art might take in the network age, and shows how DIWO (Do It With Others) practices underpinned Furtherfield’s Media Art Ecologies programme (since 2009).
A telematic performance with 6 performers.
An exhibition that introduces us to the unruly life going on where technical networks meet natural webs of communication, knowledge and feral exchange. As part of Furtherfield’s Media Art Ecologies Programme.
A short film by Marc Garrett and Ruth Catlow. A dirty protest against the forces of neoliberalism in the incestuous worlds of ‘high’ art and mass media; featuring BBC coverage of Frieze Art Fair and The Guardian’s promotion of Charles Saatchi.
A short film by Marc Garrett and Ruth Catlow in which they ritually burn a copy of The Sun newspaper.
An exponential growth pledge using the Pledgebank social utility. Ruth and Marc won’t fly for art for six months but only if 6 others will do the same AND replicate the pledge.
A network performance from the ARPANET dialogues, as part of Readingclub 22nd October 2013
Reading Club is a project by Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez, inspired by Brad Troemel’s Reading Group and the Department of Reading by Sönke Hallman.
A collection of artworks, texts and resources about freedom and openness in the arts, in the age of the Internet. Freedom to collaborate – to use, modify and redistribute ideas, artworks, experiences, media and tools.
VisitorsStudio is a Media Art project, in that it is ‘art through and with electronic digital media… a hybrid of…
A 5 day protest performance projected at Postmasters Gallery, New York
Online platform for realtime audiovisual collage and remix.