Archive for January, 2014

Digital Analogy Exhibition & Encounter, MAC Bogotá

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Photo ‘Blackboard Notes’ by Roy Ascott, 1967.

Digital Analogy is an exhibition that addresses computer code from an artistic approach. The artists participating stand out as pioneers who have influenced the creation of current interactive interfaces. They are some of the pioneers of Electronic and New Media Art, as understood today.

The exhibition explores the artistic, social and scientific discourses in an effort to understand the evolution of New Media Art. Looking at the different approaches the curator seeks to comprehend some of the philosophical and technological evolutions brought to the arts. Amongst the artists featured there are works by British Professor Roy Ascott whose theories about “Telematics” influenced mobile communication. Other artists featured include Casey Reas, co-creator of the programming language processing.

Visitors to the exhibition can expect to enjoy an interactive layout with video installations, mapping projections and site-specific interventions. This initiative will give the public in Bogotá the opportunity to discover the outstanding works of the pioneers of New Media alongside an exhibition of artworks from the Sedition Curated collection including works by Matt Pyke, Jenny Holzer and Bill Viola. The exhibition will run from 8 – 28 February 2014 at MAC Bogotá in Colombia. For more information head over to the MAC website.

Invited artists:

Roy Ascott (UK), Artist and theorist
Charles Atlas (USA), Artist (dance, video and music)
Jorn Ebner (Germany), Digital drawings
Michael Kargl (Austria), Site-specific installations
David Peña, (CO) Artist
Alberto Lezaca, (CO) Artist and Lecturer
Carlos Franklin, (CO) Artist

Sedition artists:

Jake & Dinos Chapman (UK)
Mat Collishaw (UK)
Damien Hisrt (UK)
Doug Foster (UK)
Jenny Holzer (USA)
Ryoji Ikeda (JP)
Aaron Koblin (USA)
Tim Noble & Sue Webster (UK)
Angelo Plessas (IT)
Matt Pyke (UK)
Bill Viola (USA)
AES+F (RUS)
Casey Reas (USA)
Memo Akten (TK)

Sponsored by British Council Bogotá-Colombia and IFA
In partnership with Sedition
Curated by John Angel Rodriguez

Sedition at UNPAINTED, Germany’s First New Media Art Fair

LABAU at Unpainted Art Fair Image: LAB[au], Framework f5x5x5

Munich’s newest art fair is dedicated exclusively to New Media Art and is the first fair in Germany that specialises in art produced using the latest technical innovations. “Media Art is the art of today, the art that people will remember in the future” as Annette Doms, Director of UNPAINTED points out. The fair marks another step for the media arts industry that continues developing at a fast pace.

Sedition will be showcasing a selection of artworks in the fair, look out for booth 62. Director Rory Blain will participate in a panel on the topic of OFFLINE/ONLINE, an investigation that was initiated at the OFFLINE ART: New2 exhibition at XPO last year.

Sunday, 19.01.2014, 13:00-14:00.
UNPAINTED talk, Postpalast
“OFFLINE/ONLINE” with Philippe Riss (xpo gallery, Paris), Aram Bartholl (artist), Kim Asendorf
 (artist), Rory Blain (Sedition), Klaus vom Bruch (media art professor) / moderator: Florian Mueck

And if you can’t attend the fair, IKONO will stream the best artworks featured on the fair online:

UNPAINTED Night at IKONO.TV
18th January at 8pm GMT+1
To view head over to the IKONO Website.

The SEDITION programme AT UNPAINTED includes works from:

Casey Reas, 100% Gray Coverage
Rafael Rozendaal, Bauhaus
Aaron Koblin, Flight Patterns
Memo Akten, Simple Harmonic Motion 8
Quayola, Natures 3
Mark Amerika, New Aesthetic TV

Read more about the fair, exhibitors and read the full programme on their website.