scemfa

browsing the web for inspiration to write my website proposal; found a site that may well be important for future development of my work:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/scemfa/

Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art (SCEMFA)

SCEMFA is a research group at the Slade School of Fine Art. SCEMFA opened in 1995 and for the past 15 years has provided the opportunity for leading artists to focus on research into Electronic Media and Fine Art, contributing to debate on a national and international level for events, exhibitions, broadcasts, collaborations and online.

there is a 14 week exhibition at ucl ending on 17 april; the final fortnight susan collins is exhibiting (she is the director of SCEMFA. hopefully i’ll find time to get there next week.

(Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: noon – 5pm
North Lodge, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT)

http://susan-collins.net/

 

this is brilliant:

martin john callanan   (m@greyisgood.eu)

I Wanted to See All of the News From Today provides an immersive experience by amassing the front page of hundreds of newspapers from around the world and displaying these images within the screen space of a single webpage. Continuously gathering data from the newspapers without pause, the work reduces each paper to an image, a node in a networked text – totalized, overwhelming, and illegible.

 

this  by thomson & craighead   http://thomson-craighead.net

LONDON WALL

Click here to hear the artists interviewed by Robert Elms on BBC London radio.London Wall is a physical manifestation of the invisible city all around us; a poetic snapshot of social

networking traffic from within a three-mile radius of the Museum of London.

Over a ten-day period, publicly available status updates from popular websites like twitter and facebook willbe selected then published as a vast array of typeset posters revealing the idle mutterings of ourselves to

ourselves as a form of concrete poetry.

London Wall is a clunky cottage industry, where the artists manually manufacture a collision ofpublic electronic space with the public physical space of the museum.

 

Click here to hear the artists interviewed by Robert Elms on BBC London radio.

 

i very much like the concept of archiving  contemporary social activity by converting the medium and displaying it in a quasi-traditional way – also the combination of visual fine art/ text/ poetry resonates very much with a lot of what i have been grappling with for the past few years

(i’m not sure how to get rid of the boxes around this – i’ve edited the pictures so that they fit, and also adjusted the text, but it doesn’t look very satisfying!)