global aCtIVISm opening on 14.12.2013 - 30.03.2014. It's a big exhibition and you can find out more about the many things going on as a part of this here:
Do go take a look if you can and you can find out more about October on our website. October is a portrait of the Occupy movement when it exploded into a massive global movement during the autumn of 2011.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 0
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 0
A short film about War as part of this screening coming up on Mon Dec 2 2013 - 7:00 pm in C Space at Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. So if you happen to be in the American Heartland then maybe go take a look. The whole screening has been curated by Abigail Addison from Animate Projects -more info here: http://legionarts.org/events/gods-special-envoys
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 0
The First Person
Six Years of Mondays
You can also see pics from the opening and install in Germany on our flickr stream here:
Monday, October 14, 2013 0
We have a solo exhibition opening at MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen in Germany on 26th October, which we're excited to say will include three new works!
We're also launching a new publication at the same time looking at this exhibition alongside another show planned for early next year at Dundee Contemporary Arts. The book will include essays by Sarah Cook, Clive Gillman and a conversation between us and Steve Rushton.
Do come along to Memmingen if you and you can find out more by viewing the flyer here
Sunday, September 22, 2013 0
Transitio_MX 05 is now open in Mexico City and we're showing two pieces for it; our desktop documentary, Flat Earth and our installation, The distance travelled through our solar system this year and all the barrels of oil remaining. Do go take a look if you're in that part of the world! It's a really massive show spread across a number of venues and curated this time around by Sarah Cook
Thursday, August 29, 2013 0
We've made work for this publishing project curated by Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen. As well as being an A0 poster for the purposes of this project, the print we've made called Voyager (Micromégas) also exists as a wood block print. Here's some more info about the project taken from Tracy and Edwin's website:
The publishing project and mobile exhibition launches on Thursday at Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference. It brings together posters by Pavel Büchler, Dora Garcia, Jonathan Monk, Scott Myles, Thomson & Craighead and Marco Stout, and a text by Mark Dorrian in response to Voltaire’s story of 1752 that functions as a commentary on human foible, scientific superstitions and anti-utopias.
Published and produced by Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA).
The second presentation will take place at The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney in Spring 2014 when a new component will be included.
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It's the first time we have displayed these works in this way and if you're lucky enough to be out on the Western Isles this month then do pop in and take a look. The entire cycle of works last around 30minutes.
Flat Earth Trilogy is a series of documentary artworks each made entirely from information found on the worldwide web. The trilogy covers a six-year period beginning with Flat Earth (2007), A short film about War (2009/2010) and ending with Belief (2012). In each case, the viewer is taken around the world encountering fragments taken from real peoples' blogs, which are knitted together to form something resembling a story.
In Flat Earth, we see the visual language established where Google Earth is used as a way of joining each of these narrative moments together. A short film about War focuses more specifically on the collective gaze of photo-sharing communities like flickr as a way of apprehending the locations being spoken about, while Belief looks to the video sharing community youtube and the phenomenon of video blogging and to a lesser extent ‘trolling’, where individuals attempt to sow discord online as an end in itself.
In all of these works, we are interested in exploring how our own spheres of influence have been extended and transformed by the internet, allowing us to experience and broadcast information around the globe in ways unheard of even fifteen years ago.
Flat Earth was made with Channel 4 and Animate Projects for television broadcast, but A short film about War and Belief have been developed as gallery installations as well as the single screen videos seen here.
In the gallery version of A short film about War, a second screen logs the provenance of images, blog fragments and GPS locations of each element comprising the work, so that the same information is simultaneously communicated to the viewer in two parallel formats -on one hand as a dramatised reportage and on the other hand as a text log.
The gallery version of Belief adds a synchronised floor projection of a compass, which interacts with the montage showing us where each clip originates in relation to the geographical location of the artwork thus placing the viewer at the centre point of a cinematic data-visualisation.
In both cases, the artists’ want us to consider our own relationship with this material -the way in which information changes as it is gathered, edited and then mediated through networked communications technologies or broadcast media, and how that changes and distorts what things mean; especially for (the generally wealthy minority of) the world's users of high speed broadband networks, who have become used to the treacherously persuasive panoptic view that Google Earth (and the worldwide web) appears to give us.