Screen walks

CSNI partner institutions Fotomuseum Winterthur and The Photographers’ Gallery have invited selected artists to perform guided explorations of specific online and digital spaces in which their core artistic research and practice takes place. Each video stream is conceived as a format blurring the boundaries between a guided tour and a …

The underground is no longer (or never was) the exclusive realm of technocrats or geophysics experts

Talk by Helen Pritchard @Borough Road Gallery, 17.00, 5th February 2020. All welcome.

The contemporary infrastructural complex of mining and measuring undergrounds depends on software tools for geological data handling, interpretation, and 3D-visualisation. Such tools power techno-colonial subsurface exploration with computational techniques and paradigms. In this talk I will present …

Naming can also be a covering over

Talk by Laura Hopes @Borough Road Gallery, 17.00, 8th January 2020. All welcome.

In this talk I explore the power dynamics inherent within the naming of something; the conferring of ownership, of defining accessibility to or relationships with a subject. Central to this examination is the theoretical and political sleight …

Derivative works and images of protest in Hong Kong

Talk by Wing-Ki Lee @Borough Road Gallery, 17.00, 4th December 2019. All welcome.

Background reading: Wing-Ki Lee, “Derivative Work and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: Three Perspectives”, in Visualizing the Street: New Practices of Documenting, Navigating and Imagining the City, edited by Pedram Dibazar and Judith Naeff, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University …

ImageNet Birthday Party

CSNI’s Nicolas Malevé participated in ImageNet Birthday Party with guest of honour Dr. Fei-Fei Li (Stanford University), and chaired by Prof Alan Blackwell (University of Cambridge). ImageNet has become one of the most influential visual datasets in the fields of Deep Learning and AI. More than 14 million photographs were …

Operation Earnest Voice

Over 4 days in January 2019, CSNI researcher Katrina Sluis worked with the artist Jonas Lund to transform the 3rd Floor of The Photographers’ Gallery into an influencing office tasked with reversing Brexit. Part installation, part performance, part working think tank, Operation Earnest Voice aimed to explore and interrogate the numerous tools, methods and strategies used to influence …