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Seeds Underground Party - Shu Lea Cheang

Germinate! Broadcast! Trade! Track!

In conjunction with Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika exhibition, Furtherfield is pleased to host Shu Lea Cheang’s Seeds Underground Party.

In certain parts of the world, the vast farmlands have been colonised by genetically modified crops for our staple foods (i.e. wheat, soybeans, corns). Introduced 30 years ago, the transgenic biotechnology has since been commercialised by the patent-protected corporate sectors. Taking over the wholesale markets, the Herbicide-tolerant and pest-resistant seeds promise higher yields and profits without much ecological concerns. This year, the European Union is about to adopt a new seed policy, which favours the seed industry corporations by making all seeds subject to strict regulation. It is feared that this will hurt organic varieties and prevent seed exchange by seed farmers and savers.

Join us for a seed exchange party where packets of seeds change hands and go underground in the fields around Finsbury Park and beyond.

Bring your self-harvested homegrown seeds of sorts! Sign on to trade seeds, to adopt and germinate, to broadcast and track their distribution. Share some food, drinks and seeds stories while we celebrate the harvest season together in the relaxing setting of Finsbury Park.

+ To join Seeds Underground Party, and trade and track your seeds, please register on http://seedsunderground.net

Click on TRADE and select Furtherfield, London from the “join a seeds underground party” pull down menu.

More information: http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/event/seeds-underground-party


Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika

Opening Event: Seeds Underground Party - Saturday 31 August, 2-5pm

Open Friday to Sunday 11-5pm
Contact: info@furtherfield.org
Visiting Information

This exhibition by Mark Amerika (US) and Shu Lea Cheang (US/FR) at Furtherfield Gallery marks a significant moment for contemporary art. Amerika and Cheang are both ‘net native’ artists. They share many of the obsessions of the growing multitude of artists who have grown up with the net since the early 1990s.

They are also big “names” - internationally established artists who regularly show their work, to critical acclaim, at contemporary art galleries around the world. They have crossed over into the mainstream art world whilst maintaining a critical edge.

Amerika is a media artist, novelist, and theorist of Internet and remix culture, named a “Time Magazine 100 Innovator” in their continuing series of features on the most influential artists, scientists, entertainers and philosophers into the 21st Century.

Cheang is a multi-media artist who works with net-based installation, social interface and film production. She has been a member of the Paper Tiger Television collective since 1981 and BRANDON, a project exploring issues of gender fusion and techno-body, was an early web-based artwork commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum (NY) in 1998.

Both artists continue to shape and be shaped by contemporary networked media art cultures of remix, glitch, social and environmental encounters.

Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika at Furtherfield Gallery provides a physical interface in a local setting in the heart of a North London park to the thriving, international, networked art scene.

More information: http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/shu-lea-cheang-and-mark-amerika


*/Second Day of Summer/ - Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids* **Saturday 22 June 2013, 11-5pm** *About /Second Day of Summer/* On the second day of summer, Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids from AKC Medika in Zagreb, will gather in Finsbury Park in front of Furtherfiled Gallery. /Classical Sitting Squatters (CSS)/ is an installation made of a dozen full-sized figures or ‘sitting’ sculptures. They are reciting poetry of Gertrude Stein, Dylan Thomas and Emily Dickinson, on the input of the passers-by. + More information about the event <http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/events/second-day-summer>*/Second Day of Summer/ - Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids* **Saturday 22 June 2013, 11-5pm** *About /Second Day of Summer/* On the second day of summer, Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids from AKC Medika in Zagreb, will gather in Finsbury Park in front of Furtherfiled Gallery. /Classical Sitting Squatters (CSS)/ is an installation made of a dozen full-sized figures or ‘sitting’ sculptures. They are reciting poetry of Gertrude Stein, Dylan Thomas and Emily Dickinson, on the input of the passers-by. + More information about the event <http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/events/second-day-summer>*/Second Day of Summer/ - Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids* **Saturday 22 June 2013, 11-5pm** *About /Second Day of Summer/* On the second day of summer, Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids from AKC Medika in Zagreb, will gather in Finsbury Park in front of Furtherfiled Gallery. /Classical Sitting Squatters (CSS)/ is an installation made of a dozen full-sized figures or ‘sitting’ sculptures. They are reciting poetry of Gertrude Stein, Dylan Thomas and Emily Dickinson, on the input of the passers-by. + More information about the event <http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/events/second-day-summer>*/Second Day of Summer/ - Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids* **Saturday 22 June 2013, 11-5pm** *About /Second Day of Summer/* On the second day of summer, Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids from AKC Medika in Zagreb, will gather in Finsbury Park in front of Furtherfiled Gallery. /Classical Sitting Squatters (CSS)/ is an installation made of a dozen full-sized figures or ‘sitting’ sculptures. They are reciting poetry of Gertrude Stein, Dylan Thomas and Emily Dickinson, on the input of the passers-by. + More information about the event <http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/events/second-day-summer>

*/Second Day of Summer/ - Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids*

**Saturday 22 June 2013, 11-5pm**

*About /Second Day of Summer/*

On the second day of summer, Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids from AKC
Medika in Zagreb, will gather in Finsbury Park in front of
Furtherfiled Gallery.

/Classical Sitting Squatters (CSS)/ is an installation made of a
dozen full-sized figures or ‘sitting’ sculptures. They are reciting
poetry of Gertrude Stein, Dylan Thomas and Emily Dickinson, on the
input of the passers-by.

+ More information about the event
<http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/events/second-day-summer>


Second day of summer - Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids

On second day of summer, Maja Kalogera & Med-i-kids from AKC Medika in Zagreb, will gather in Finsbury Park in front of Furtherfiled Gallery. They will present Classical Sitting Squatters. They are quite a joyful bunch, they recite, chirp, sing, blink, sit still, just name it. You are invited to join them/us for a drink and meet them in ‘person’, on Saturday 22 June 2013, between 11am and 5pm.

ABOUT THE WORK

Classical Sitting Squatters (CSS) is an installation made of a dozen full-sized figures or ‘sitting’ sculptures. They are reciting poetry of Gertrude Stein, Dylan Thomas and Emily Dickinson, on the input of the passers-by.



ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Med-i-kids is an open group of street artists which connected in Medika, Zagreb. Their mission is to make public artworks to raise awareness and question the many dogmas present in Croatian society, the very same society positoned in third place as one the most courrupted countries positioned.

Maja Kalogera is an artist, curator and catalyst who consistently places herself at the convergence of art and technology. Born in Zagreb, she holds B.F.A. from School of Applied and Visual arts, Zagreb and M.Arch. from Architecture University, Zagreb. From 1999 she is member of the online collective wowm.org. Her creative work over the past 15 years has included a wide range of mediums: digital and interactive media, photography, painting, video and film. In 2005, she founded Center for synergy of digital and visual arts, a Zagreb based NGO, that provides her unique approach focused on synergy between traditional art media with new, digital media. In her own artwork she is interested in ways how people participate in physical and virtual spaces. Lately she started to collaborate with med-i-kids on socially engaged projects.


About One Minute Volumes 1-6
In partnership with 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Furtherfield Gallery is pleased to host One Minute Volumes 1-6 curated by the film-maker Kerry Baldry over three consecutive weekends in January and February 2013. The programme will also be shown at 20-21 later in 2013.
One Minute Volumes 1-6 are an eclectic mix of artists moving image constrained to the time limit of one minute and includes over 80 artists at varying stages of their careers.
The artists involved range from established figures, such as Guy Sherwin and Catherine Elwes, to comparative newcomers through a multinational roster of those in between; and the methods deployed and content treated of are hugely diverse, a master class in the very short form film.
Gabrielle Schwartz writes in a recent review in Varsity, a Cambridge University publication:
&#8216;There was no way of knowing what is going to come next; only that (while it might be beautiful, it might be funny, it might be incredibly weird) either way, it would be finished in a minute’s time - and so you might as well wait and see. This element of expectation as well as the consistently thought-provoking and entertaining quality propelled me through the volume, never once resulting in boredom&#8217;.
These programmes have toured nationally and internationally including, among others:FACT in Liverpool, Artprojx Space - London, Directors Lounge - Berlin, London Underground Film Sessions - Horse Hospital, London. National Museum of Contemporary Art, in Bucharest, Plymouth Arts Centre, S1 Artspace - Sheffield, The Hull Short International Film Festival, Castlefield Gallery - Manchester, Peloton Gallery - Australia.
Sat 19 - Sun 20 January 2013: One Minute Volume 1-2Sat 26 - Sun 27 January 2013: One Minute Volume 3-4Sat 02 - Sun 03 February 2013: One Minute Volume 5-6
Open 12-4pm Contact: info@furtherfield.org
More information: http://oneminuteartistfilms.blogspot.co.uk/ www.furtherfield.org

About One Minute Volumes 1-6

In partnership with 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Furtherfield Gallery is pleased to host One Minute Volumes 1-6 curated by the film-maker Kerry Baldry over three consecutive weekends in January and February 2013. The programme will also be shown at 20-21 later in 2013.

One Minute Volumes 1-6 are an eclectic mix of artists moving image constrained to the time limit of one minute and includes over 80 artists at varying stages of their careers.

The artists involved range from established figures, such as Guy Sherwin and Catherine Elwes, to comparative newcomers through a multinational roster of those in between; and the methods deployed and content treated of are hugely diverse, a master class in the very short form film.

Gabrielle Schwartz writes in a recent review in Varsity, a Cambridge University publication:

There was no way of knowing what is going to come next; only that (while it might be beautiful, it might be funny, it might be incredibly weird) either way, it would be finished in a minute’s time - and so you might as well wait and see. This element of expectation as well as the consistently thought-provoking and entertaining quality propelled me through the volume, never once resulting in boredom’.

These programmes have toured nationally and internationally including, among others:
FACT in Liverpool, Artprojx Space - London, Directors Lounge - Berlin, London Underground Film Sessions - Horse Hospital, London. National Museum of Contemporary Art, in Bucharest, Plymouth Arts Centre, S1 Artspace - Sheffield, The Hull Short International Film Festival, Castlefield Gallery - Manchester, Peloton Gallery - Australia.

Sat 19 - Sun 20 January 2013: One Minute Volume 1-2
Sat 26 - Sun 27 January 2013: One Minute Volume 3-4
Sat 02 - Sun 03 February 2013: One Minute Volume 5-6

Open 12-4pm
Contact: info@furtherfield.org

More information: http://oneminuteartistfilms.blogspot.co.uk/ www.furtherfield.org



Focus on {crowdsourced} Noir Project by Josefina Posch:

{ crowdsourced } NOIR / Love Beyond Recognition is a process based work of art by Josefina Posch encompassing a sculptural installation and an Internet based live stream. The digital part of the project is developed in collaboration with artist and new media developer Mike Blackman.

The creation of both parts is based upon crowdsourcing which is the practice of outsourcing tasks to a broad, loosely defined external gro

up of people. The idea is generally to introduce new or more developed skill sets or a larger work force to achieve some specific goal.

During the spring and summer of 2012, the public will be able to participate in the creative process as models by having a body-part cast, these castings will later be assembled into full figure sculptures, and by giving their opinion about the different film noir clips I will use as a base for the video stream dialog. In this part the public will get a chance to sit down at a computer, watch a short 2-3 min film noir clip and answer the questions prompted while the clip is running. These answers will later become the database for the keyword search in the finished art piece.

The Film Noir genre appeals to me since it often contain scenes and dialogues where a confrontation with a possible deadly outcome is taking place with sexual attraction present as an undertone, and where both parts have equal strength and the ability to destroy the other. Philosopher and critic Jan Verwoert makes a parallel with such confrontations in film with Hegel’s theory in Phenomenology of the Spirit, pointing out “…to be recognized (loved) by the other first of all means to be destroyed by the other and vice versa…”

Furthermore I am Interested in the genre’s roots in German Expressionism and from the American depression, since Film Noir addressed various social ills that sprung up in society as a direct result of the economic downturn; a situation that feels pertinent at this time, considering recent economic events in the Western World.

Saturday 08 - Saturday 15 December 2012
Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion

Open Tue-Sat 12-4pm
Contact: info@furtherfield.org

More information:
www.crowdsourcednoir.org
www.josefinaposch.com
www.furtherfield.org

Josefina Posch - Noir - Love beyond Recognition
Seeking to investigate new modes of audience experience, {crowdsourced} Noir / Love Beyond Recognition is a process-based artwork encompassing a sculptural installation and an interactive stream across the World Wide Web. Both parts of the project are based on the notion of &#8220;crowdsourcing&#8221; and the use of public domain archives for works of art. The physical installation will be exhibited at Konstepidemin Gallery, Gothenburg (SE), with live interactive streams at Furtherfield Gallery, London. Visitors will be able to search for keywords from a database of short clips selected from the online public domain Film Noir Archive and hear them play through sourced short clips dialogues containing those words, while a live video stream connecting the two venues in London and Gothenburg will show the sculptural installation intercut by those dialogues and related video footage. A compelling cinematic experience is created. Visitors at Konstepidemin Gallery will be also able to see the live stream and hear the dialogues selected by the London-based audiences.
Saturday 08 - Saturday 15 December 2012
Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion
Open Tue-Sat 12-4pm Contact: info@furtherfield.org

More information:
www.crowdsourcednoir.orgwww.josefinaposch.com 
www.furtherfield.org

Josefina Posch - Noir - Love beyond Recognition

Seeking to investigate new modes of audience experience, {crowdsourced} Noir / Love Beyond Recognition is a process-based artwork encompassing a sculptural installation and an interactive stream across the World Wide Web. Both parts of the project are based on the notion of “crowdsourcing” and the use of public domain archives for works of art. The physical installation will be exhibited at Konstepidemin Gallery, Gothenburg (SE), with live interactive streams at Furtherfield Gallery, London.

Visitors will be able to search for keywords from a database of short clips selected from the online public domain Film Noir Archive and hear them play through sourced short clips dialogues containing those words, while a live video stream connecting the two venues in London and Gothenburg will show the sculptural installation intercut by those dialogues and related video footage. A compelling cinematic experience is created. Visitors at Konstepidemin Gallery will be also able to see the live stream and hear the dialogues selected by the London-based audiences.

Saturday 08 - Saturday 15 December 2012
Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion

Open Tue-Sat 12-4pm
Contact: info@furtherfield.org
More information:

www.furtherfield.org


[Borders] By Mary Flanagan

Mary Flanagan travels overland and undersea in virtual worlds. Her journeys in the worlds are caught on video. Her avatar scouts the boundary lines of ‘heritage’ landscapes built by “residents”. Her walks are inspired by Thoreau, the great American writer and walker, who knew that ‘all good things are wild and free’.

This [Borders] represents Chichen Itza, a Mayan archaeological site on the Yucatán Peninsula in contemporary Mexico.

[borders] uses online shared virtual places as settings for walks that examine virtual property ‘ownership’ and the construction of historical truth in 3D virtual worlds. In the project, I visit virtual recreations of heritage sites and walk their borderlands. In the course of these explorations, I have captured the unexpected glitches and disruptions in an otherwise seamless environment through video recording. This project has historical underpinnings: According to the 19th Century French writer Baudelaire, the flâneur is a figure who moves through the labyrinthine streets and hidden spaces of the city. The flâneur discovers both low culture, the underworld, and the high culture, fashionable world, but remains somehow disassociated. Wordsworth took to pastoral scenes in his commitment to drifting in space, using the walk as a research method. In the US, the same idea was sustained in Thoreau’s insistence to stroll without a specific goal in order to encounter the spiritual possibilities inherent in a landscape.

More [Borders] and info on:

http://www.maryflanagan.com/borders

http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/www-world-wild-web