Archive for August, 2016

Announcement: FutureFest Art Prize Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist selected for the FutureFest Art Prize. We received over 270 submissions from around the world and after a challenging review process, twelve artworks (three for each theme) have been selected to be showcased at the weekend festival in September. Four overall winners will be selected and announced following a live audience vote at the event. Each winner will be awarded a £500 cash prize and will have their work launched on Sedition and promoted to an international audience of art and digital enthusiasts and collectors.

The shortlisted artworks are:

Future Love

Judges: Ghislaine Boddington, Rory Blain


Future Work

Judges: Ruth Amos, Tom Berman, Geoff Mulgan


Future Play
Judges: Pat Kane, Claudia Hart, Ashley Wong


Future Thrive
Judges: Dr Morgaine Gaye, FIELD, Josh McNorton


Futurefest is Nesta’s annual festival of ideas, talks and interactive performances that will take  place from 17-18 September 2016 at London’s Tobacco Dock. The event focuses ideas and visions that will define the future in 20-30 years to come. This year’s festival is curated around four themes exploring the future of: Love, Work, Play and Thrive. This year’s festival will feature influential speakers including, Brian Eno, DJ Spooky, Will Self, Sherry Coutu and Rhianna Pratchett, and many more, alongside performances and art installations presented throughout the weekend.

FutureFest 2016 takes place at Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF from 17-18 September 2016. For tickets and information, visit:

Art In The Digital Age: Screening And Artist Talk In New York


On Wednesday, 31 August 2016, Sedition presents a screening and artist talk in New York in collaboration with Postmasters Gallery. The event is part of the Art In The Digital Age series organised by Sedition, which brings together artists, curators and digital art specialists to explore the future of art making, collecting and curation, and is the first event hosted in New York.


These Rocks Won’t Lose Their Shape by Katie Torn

These Rocks Won’t Lose Their Shape by Katie Torn


From 7pm in a private location in the Lower East Side will feature a curated selection of digital artworks by artists including Andrew Thomas Huang, Claudia Hart, Katie Torn, Monica Cook, Brian Alfred, Mark Dorf, NONOTAK, Zeitguised, Rafael Rozendaal, Lawrence Lek, LoVid and LIA. Artists Claudia Hart, Katie Torn and Monica Cook will present to discuss their work and practice in conversation with Ashley Wong, Head of Programmes, Sedition and Paulina Bebecka, Director, Postmasters. The panel will offer an insight into the diverse ways in which digital media and art practice can combine, as well as considering how artists can negotiate a career in digital art. Meural will also present a digital canvas during the event showing works by Sedition artists as part of an ongoing collaboration. The screening and talk will be followed by a social event with music by DJ Antwan Duncan from 9pm onwards.

Les Petites Romantiques - collection by Claudia Hart available on Sedition

Les Petites Romantiques – collection by Claudia Hart available on Sedition


Art In The Digital Age
: Artist Talk and Screening takes place on 31 August from 7pm in a private location. If you’re in New York and would like to attend, please contact: for further information. 


Ron Arad presents Curtain Call at the Roundhouse

Ron Arad's 'Curtain Call' at the Roundhouse, 2011

Ron Arad’s ‘Curtain Call’ at the Roundhouse, 2011


From 6-29 August 2016 Ron Arad transforms London’s Roundhouse with an elaborate large-scale installation and a series of events in collaboration with internationally renowned artists.

For Curtain Call, renowned artist, architect and designer Arad has redefined the curtain with an installation of over 5,000 cascading silicon rods. The result is a curtain or canopy which can be wandered through and explored, which catches and distorts the light, and which is both monumental and intimate. The rods hang from a steel ring 18m in diameter, within which performances will take place. In addition, moving image works will be projected onto the composite circular ‘screen’; visitors are invited to walk through the screen as an alternative to watching, more typically, from afar.

“Walk in, penetrate, cross the moving images to get inside the cylinder. You’ll be engulfed by images –a captive, but also a creator. It’s amazing what exciting things happen on both sides of the curtain.” – Ron Arad




Curtain Call was first presented at Roundhouse in 2011. As part of the 2016 installation Ron Arad has collaborated with numerous internationally renowned artists and creatives to present works on the giant circular screen. Universal Everything and Daniel Landau are among those who have collaborated with Arad for Curtain Call 2016, while Mat Collishaw and Christian Marclay are among artists from the project’s 2011 run who have collaborated for the second time. In addition to the project’s artist collaborations, a programme of events has been developed around the Curtain Call installation. Visitors to Roundhouse can enjoy performances by Matthew Herbert, Gaika, the BBC Proms and Dan Deacon, among others in the Curtain Call Live programme.



Curtain Call is presented as part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, an annual programme designed to connect innovative cultural production and new audiences. The programme also celebrates fifty years of the Roundhouse, which for five decades has presented a diverse events programme incorporating arts, music, theatre and performance. As well as showcasing the work of new and established arts practitioners, the Roundhouse works to foster the careers of young people interested in working in creative disciplines.

Alongside Curtain Call, Sedition is pleased to be releasing a new work by Universal Everything as a digital edition. Stay tuned for more updates on the new release.

Curtain Call runs from 6-29 August 2016 at Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH. For tickets and information on Curtain Call, visit: