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ODI Fridays: Finding new ways to share digital art

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Fri Dec 17, 2021 13:00

Artists Mateus Domingos, Larisa Blazic, Ailie Rutherford and Shinji Toya discuss the Careful Networks project

Join us on Zoom at lunchtime for our regular ODI Fridays talks. Once you’ve signed up, we’ll send you the link to join.

In this talk, Mateus Domingos will be discussing the Careful Networks project with three of the participating artists: Larisa Blazic, Ailie Rutherford and Shinji Toya.

Careful Networks is a project initiated by Phoenix in partnership with BOM, Furtherfield, The Photographers’ Gallery, QUAD and Vivid Projects.

The temporary P2P network is home to a series of newly commissioned artworks. Each work was initially hosted by another artist. The network exists through a collaborative act of care and stewardship. Visitors are also invited to participate in this. Each of the works has been created within the constraints of a 2mb file size and without external dependencies.

About the speakers

Mateus Domingos is an artist/writer based in Leicester, UK. In parallel with his artistic practice, he is a producer for the digital arts programme at Phoenix, Leicester. Alongside the exhibition programme he works on artist development opportunities and hosts a series of meet-ups exploring digital arts practices. He regularly publishes and facilitates workshops that explore creative coding and various digital technologies. He is interested in text, narrative and the use of new digital spaces. His work has included games, 3d printing, fictional alphabets, maps and filmmaking. He runs a publishing project called Bruise.

Larisa Blazic is a London-based digital artisan, educator and feminist hacker with practice ranging from to Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) art and design. She explores a range of emerging technologies and their impact on online publishing, moving image in public space, collective creativity and participation through work exhibited nationally, internationally and online. The philosophy driving her art practice is founded on FLOSS philosophy and culture aiming to enable a deep, systematic and critical understanding of the technical, social and cultural contexts where creative practice and technology intersect in order to apply these in contemporary art and design.

Ailie Rutherford is a visual artist working at the intersection of community activism and creative practice. Her collaborative artworks bring people together in conversations about our social and economic landscape using print, performance, sci-fi visioning, games and technology as playful means to work through difficult questions and radically re-think our shared futures. Resulting works range from proposed new models for living and working together to the building of new infrastructure.

Shinji Toya is a digital artist from Japan, based in London in the UK for more than a decade. His practice uses creative programming, artificial intelligence, the Internet, participation, video, image manipulation and painting. It deals with the poetic aspects emerging in the tension between what the systems of knowledge and computation aim to capture and what they fail to capture. The recent practice of Toya critically explores the relationship between image, data, and generative processes emerging through networked participation and digital culture(s). This practice often deals with the post-digital data economy and data erasure.

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