Network Art: Practices and Positions

We wrote a chapter for this book with Kris Cohen, and the book (edited by Tom Corby) is finally out in a more affordable paperback form!  It's an interesting catalogue of writing coming very much from artists' perspective as supposed to theorists, curators, historians and critics.  Here's the blurb:

Network Art brings an international group of leading theorists and artists together to investigate how the internet, in the form of websites, mailing lists, installations and performance, has been used by artists to develop artwork.
Covering a period from the mid 1990s to the present day, this fascinating text includes key texts by historians and theorists such as Charlie Gere, Josephine Bosma, Tilman Buarmgartel and Sarah Cook, alongside descriptions of important projects by Thomson and Craighead, Lisa Jevbratt and amongst many others.
Fully illustrated throughout, and including many pictures of artworks never before seen in print, Network Art represents one of the first substantial attempts to place major artist's writings on network art alongside those of critics, curators and historians. In doing so it takes a unique approach, offering the first comprehensive attempt to understand network art practice, rooted in concrete descriptions of the systems and the process required to create it.

more here from routledge...

Outside the Material World, Tate Modern

We are going to be talking about some recent work at Tate Modern on December 12th in this event -do come along if you are able to:

+  Outside the Material World. Saturday 12 December 2009,
11.00–17.00 Starr Auditorium, Level 2, Tate Modern

To coincide with the exhibition Pop Life: Art in the Material World, this symposium explores artists' relationships to the market from the 1970s to the present by focusing on mail and ephemeral art outside the market, and in collections and exhibitions today. Given the present financial crisis, strategies of insertion and the circulation of art are reassessed by artists, curators, archivists and academics.

Speakers: Felipe Ehrenberg, Professor Dawn Ades, Thomson and Craighead, Michael Asbury, Adrian Glew, Cristina Freire and co-curators Pop Life: Art in a Material World Alison Gingeras & Catherine Wood.

See: for booking information and details of the full programme

Horizon at Impakt Festival, Utrecht

Our live installation Horizon will be re-staged at Impakt Festival in Utrecht, Holland from October 14th 2009 alongside works by Jonas Dahlberg, Guido van der Werve, Vadim Fishkin, Guy Sherwin, Glenn Kaino and Julieta Aranda.  More information on this exhibition here:

Interview with Introducing Art

'Introducing Art' have just interviewed us for Issue V of their online publication. You can read the illustrated interview here... 

Several Interruptions

Our new video work Several Interruptions is now available to watch online. It has been commissioned by the Arts Council of England especially for the re-branding of their new website, which went online today!  You can watch it online and read a short text about the work written by Sarah Cook here:

We've just set up a new blog

We're going to use it to make announcements about new work and exhibitions and other stuff that relates to our work, so please subscribe to it. On average we make around eight announcements a year.

Landscape 2.0

Edith Ruß Site for Media Art (Oldenburg) /
Kunstverein Springhornhof (Neuenkirchen near Soltau)

28 August – 15 November 2009 / Opening: Friday, 28 August 2009, 8 p.m.

We will be showing 'Flat Earth' as part of this exhibition alongside works by Masaki Fujihata, Janice Kerbal, Wapke Feenstra, Ursula Damm, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Monika Studer/Christoph van den Berg, Vaughn Bell, David Hahlbrock, Brett Stalbaum/Cicero DaSilva/, Katrin Sigurdardottir, Beate Gutschow, Beuro fur Unadwagbarkeiten, Susan Collins, Rachel Reupke, Ulu Braun, Jane Prophet

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A short film about War / Burma VJ

Glasgow Film Theatre
8th and 9th September only

The single screen version of, 'A short film about War' will be screening before Burma VJ by Anders Østergaard for two nights only at Glasgow Film Theatre.

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They told you so

Bitforms Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, New York
18th July - 2009 / Preview 16th July

We will be showing a new work, 'A universal machine for testing everything' alongside work by John Menick, Brina Thurston, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay and Raphael Lozano-Hemmer.  Curated for Bitforms by Mireille Bourgeois and Anais Lellouche.


Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
2nd July 2009 / 8pm PREMIERE

We will be premiering our new narrative documentary, 'A short film about war'  as part of this evening celebrating New Media Scotland’s 10th birthday.  New work also showing by Sarah Kettley and Distance Lab with new writing by Netwurker Mez and Hannu Rajaniemi, choreography by Sue Hawksley and music by Peter Gregson.

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