The Centre brings together a group of researchers who are seeking new knowledge and understanding of how network and computational culture has and is changing the production and reception of art and … read more
TPG Geekender: Experimental Photo School
Nicolas Malevé @ The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Sunday 29 May 2016, 10:00 – 13:00
The workshop A Bag Of Visual Words explores photography and computer vision with the Scandinavian Insitute of Computational Vandalism.
Today “computer vision” techniques are pervasive, integrated in smartphone cameras, surveillance systems, and cloud-based image search and tagging. Over the last 15 years, computer vision engineers have increasingly used so-called “visual vocabularies”, clusters of algorithmically determined visual features to index and order image collections. But what precisely are these features in visual terms? What can photography practices offer to (and receive from) these techniques?
Presentations and discussion @ The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Thursday, 17 March, 18:30
In this panel discussion, we will explore the ways in which photographs are read, sifted, and evaluated in online platforms. Speakers will address advances in machine learning, the challenges of connoisseurship online, and the new forms of cultural value being created in online imaging platforms. [Read more…]
Nicolas Malevé @ Transmediale, Berlin
Sunday, 7 February, 12:00 – 14:00
moderated by Jussi Parikka
with: Anne-Marie Duguet, Oliver Grau, Joasia Krysa, Constant (Michael Murtaugh, Nicolas Malevé)
The archive is unbound, no longer restricted to a space of storage or a logic of cultural memory. Today the archive is also a site of sharing, distribution, education, critique, imagination, and artistic activity. This panel brings together curatorial, artistic, and academic perspectives on media art in order to discuss the role archives can play in curation, spatial design, and technology-based art practice. The panelists will discuss examples such as Erkki Kurenniemi’s archival and technological art, artistic projects with the Asger Jorn Archive, and other innovative examples of ways the archive continues to be reimagined. Also at stake are how archives can feed into (media arts) education. How does the archive shift when it becomes an active online environment that can work against reification of knowledge? [Read more…]
Garrett Lynch @ #performingself
Garrett Lynch uses the ‘virtual’ world of Second Life as a staging point for work dealing with identity, representation and place. Within the ‘virtual’ world the artist’s representation wears a sandwich board stating “I’m Garrett Lynch (IRL)”, a reference to the performance work Trouser – Word Piece (1972-1989) by Keith Arnatt. The boards statement is both an abbreviation of the artist’s national identity (Ireland) and an acronym for ‘real’ location (In Real Life), that which is outside of the ‘virtual’. [Read more…]
In the first of Goldsmiths’ 2016 Digital Arts Computing masterclass series, Belgian artist, programmer and data activist Nicolas Malevé talks about his work with cartography, information structures, metadata and the means to visually represent them.
Nicolas Malevé is a visual artist and software developer. His trajectory combines an art practice with technical curiosity. A core member of the association Constant for Arts and Media since 1998, Nicolas has closely studied digital culture, organised and participated in numerous debates and events. Together with Michael Murtaugh, he developed a research project called Active Archives, working with visual archives and exploring new ways to navigate and question them. While doing this, he developed my interest in the techniques that are used to classify, annotate and disseminate large collections of images. As a consequence, his interests include computational photography, the networked image, digital archiving and the curatorial dimension of algorithms.
Katrina Sluis @ Animate Projects in partnership with QUAD
Friday 22 January 2015, Derbys (UK)
Animate Projects in partnership with QUAD are holding an informal seminar on critically engaged digital practice. Artists and curators will make brief provocations, referencing notable artworks, organisations and events, to set a context for a discussion addressing questions that may include:
How do we square embracing and utilising technological change and forms, with critical interrogation?
Does public strategy help or hinder, lead, follow or shape practice?
How does creative innovation and experiment blur distinctions across commercial and cultural practice? [Read more…]
Annet Dekker @ Digital Horizons, Virtual Selves: Rethinking Cultural Heritage in the Museum
Research Centre for Material Culture, Leiden (the Netherlands)
Thursday 20 January 2016
Organised by Karin de Wild and Liza Swaving
This presentation will focus on attempts that have been made to preserve online cultures: from large institutes that scrape content and invent new documentation methods, to ‘amateur’ examples that form their own ‘networks of care’, and finally by paying attention to the stories, myths and fictions that survive through analogue means and stick in human memory. [Read more…]
In this new essay, writer and researcher Andrew Dewdney responds to Daniel Rubinstein’s essay What is 21st Century Photography? published by The Photographers’ Gallery in July 2015.
Victoria Walsh (RCA), Andrew Dewdney and Ionna Zouli (LSBU) and Emilie Pringle (Tate)
AHRC RCA / Tate Collaboration
This collaborative and interdisciplinary research project between Tate, the Royal College of Art and London South Bank University (2013/14) was based upon the recognition that contemporary professional practice, policy-formation and understandings of cultural value remain resolutely analogue despite the profound changes in how knowledge and contemporary culture is being produced and experienced. [Read more…]
Garrett Lynch @ Photo Mediations
Photomediations Machine is a curated online space where the dynamic relations of mediation as performed in photography and other media can be encountered, experienced and engaged. [Read more…]
Annet Dekker, 10 December 2015, @ Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2015, in Belgrade
Whilst video art is just being accepted in the commercial and museum art worlds, it is overtaken by the proliferation of web-based video that is increasingly delivered via all kinds of networks and based in databases. [Read more…]
Current Research by Annet Dekker (as part of a residence at CCS, Bard College, February-June 2015)
It could be argued that the transformation from analogue to digital archives and archiving has shifted from selecting single documents in favour of seeking relations between documents and stimulating audiences to actively participate in curating archival and museum collections. [Read more…]
with: Harm van den Dorpel, Aymeric Mansoux, Martine Neddam, Michael Murtaugh, Anne Roquigny, Robert Sakrowski, Katrina Sluis
Thursday 26 November 2015, 13:00 – 17:30
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Gym, Amsterdam
During a one-day-open market with workshops, lectures and performances, How to Do Art With Networks shows how networks are art.
How to Do Art With Networks provides an opportunity to share experiences, to experiment with platforms, tools and media, to conspire and discuss questions of sustainability, growth and informality. The day is based around several existing net-art-works that act as catalysts to show different perspectives, scales, potentials and pitfalls. [Read more…]
Andrew Dewdney and Victoria Walsh @ PARSE Biennial Research Conference on TIME
4-6 November 2015, Gothenburg (Sweden)
How are artists, curators and theorists responding to the new conditions of hypermodernity and chrono-reflexivity within the spaces and time of the art museum? Marked by a distributed archival aesthetic, post-digital culture directly challenges the museum’s logic of collection, as well as exposing the flaws of the atemporal modernist aesthetic hang. [Read more…]
Current Research by Andrew Dewdney
I am working with a longstanding research collaborator, Professor Victoria Walsh, on rethinking the theoretical intersection between art, media and technology through the prism of the strategic and curatorial practices of museums and their response to the rise of network culture. [Read more…]
4 and 25 October @ The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Join us for our inaugural “Geekender”, a weekend of events and workshops devoted to digital culture on 24th and 25th October at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Saturday night we will open late until 9pm, with a party to celebrate 25 years of Photoshop. Experience the delights of being hands-on with Photoshop version 1.0, a live “cut and paste” studio (SouthBank Collective) and a Photoshop Battle. Photoshop Layer Cake and RGB Drinks will be served from the Photoshop “Toolbar” whilst Adam Brown (Buncefield Records) will translate your favourite JPEG images into sound in a special DJ set. Visuals taking you through the history and culture of Photoshop will be provided by Central Saint Martins MA Photography Students.
PhD research by Nicolas Maleve (collaborative PhD with The Photographers’ Gallery)
Today, as we are confronted on a daily basis with millions of images on the Internet, grasping the visual world seems an overwhelming task. [Read more…]
PhD research by Ioanna Zouli (AHRC funded – CDA award)
Ioanna’s PhD research is part of a developing discussion on the contemporary museums’ relation to digital technology and network structures. The study employs Tate as the institution under focus and examines the dynamics of institutional practices as a response to contemporary technological developments. [Read more…]
PhD research by Gaia Tedone
Gaia’s current research project considers the shifting conditions of the photographic image within contemporary culture at large, exploring how digital technologies and social media are opening up new spaces for encountering and exhibiting visual material. [Read more…]
PhD research by Garrett Lynch
Currently Garrett’s research and practice focus is exploring the thesis that networks are a transformative factor in contemporary art practice. [Read more…]