Open Media Ecologies: a screening and discussion
An hour-long screening of works, followed by an open discussion between UK Associate Basia Lewandowska Cummings, Shama Khanna (curator, Flatness.eu), Fabienne Hess (artist), and Julie Freeman (artist and Art Associate at the Open Data Institute).
FREE (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org)
What differing strategies are deployed by artists working with open data as a source material? And, what ethical, political, and aesthetic questions do they raise? From an artwork assembled from data collected during a geo-magnetic storm, to an operatic cast of animated soldiers singing threats, this event will screen and discuss moving image works by artists who have been exploring the creative possibilities offered by data, and images derived from the public domain.
Do such works challenge their makers, users, critics and researchers, to develop new vocabularies in relation to the moving image? And, in a moment of unease about privacy, enclosure, and the end of net-neutrality, how have artists offered us new critical perspectives on situating these works and anxieties in our digital ecologies?
The programme will include works by: Semiconductor; Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson; Fabienne Hess; Thomson & Craighead and others.