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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:

Walter Hugo & Zoniel’s Spectra and highlights of the 2016 Liverpool Biennial

The 2016 Liverpool Biennial is under way, and features an interactive installation by Sedition artists Walter Hugo and Zoniel. The Biennial, which has been running since 2009, is the largest festival of its kind in the UK and presents diverse public artworks in traditional and non-traditional art spaces across the city. The festival provides a platform for local and international artists as well as supporting the careers of emerging artists.

This year’s Liverpool Biennial runs from 9 July until 16 October 2016; some of the prominent locations in which to the discover the Biennale include Cains Brewery and Tate Liverpool. At Open Eye Gallery on Liverpool’s Waterfront, Walter Hugo and Zoniel present a large scale installation piece titled Spectra on the facade of the gallery.

The installation began as an interactive public work over the weekend of 8-10 July; during this time people of all ages were invited to catapult paint-filled balloons at the external wall of the gallery. The colours used were given to participants based on their responses to questions about their relationship to art and to the space. The resulting layers and sequences of colour can be read as a kind of encoding of the artistic interests of Biennial visitors.

SPECTRA by Walter Hugo and Zoniel

SPECTRA by Walter Hugo and Zoniel


Spectra follows on from Walter Hugo and Zoniel’s installation work The Physical Possibility Of Inspiring Imagination In The Mind Of Somebody Living, which was presented at the 2014 Liverpool Biennial. For this work, the artists filled a derelict building with jellyfish and opened the space to visitors every evening at sundown. Digital editions derived from the work are also available as digital editions on the Sedition curated platform. Explore the Echoes of Toki collection here.


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Echoes of Toki #1 by Walter Hugo and Zoniel


Alongside the installation by Walter Hugo and Zoniel, Open Eye Gallery has hosted a number of events and exhibitions during the Biennial. Between 6 and 11 July Ben McDonnell was among artists presenting work in Telling Tales at 46-41 Duke Street. The exhibition, which explored the recreation of experience through diverse media including sculpture, photography and sound, was presented by Open Eye as part of the Liverpool Biennial Fringe programme. McDonnell’s work was among those presented by RCA, Subject Matter and Sedition at The Campaign in March.

Other artists to look out for at the Liverpool Biennale include Ian Cheng, whose installation Emissary Forks for You at Cain’s Brewery takes the form of a guided exhibition tour led by a small virtual dog, Susan Treister’s HFT The Gardener at Liverpool John Moore University and Oliver Laric’s 3D scans (and associated data) of statues from the Walker Art Gallery.

There is also plenty to explore at the Biennial for those interested in the intersection of art and the digital. FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool are running a series of workshops introducing young people to electronics, co-design techniques and programming. FACT plays host to a panel discussion on the permanence and material cultural significance of data on 14 September; panelists include Jussi Parikka and Hannah Redler. As part of MakeFest 2016 FACT will be travelling to Manchester to present current maker projects (including an appearance from the Robot Orchestra) at the Museum of Science and Industry on 20 and 21 August.Curator-led guided tours of Cains Brewery, Open Eye Gallery and other venues are interspersed throughout the festival, while on 22 September the Another Version Of Events moving image programme presents Circuit Breakers, a series of film and video works made with new technologies.

Liverpool Biennial 2016 takes place at venues throughout Liverpool until 16 October 2016.

Spectra by Walter Hugo and Zoniel is presented at Open Eye Gallery, 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1BP until 16 October 2016.

Sedition Artists Nominated For The 2016 Lumen Prize


SIGNALS by Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva

Five artists and artist groups whose work is featured on the Sedition platform have been selected for the longlist of the 2016 Lumen Prize. The list for the Prize, which celebrates art made using digital rendering and production techniques, was chosen from over 550 entered works.

The Lumen Prize aims to promote digital art on a global stage, creating new conversations and opportunities for artists working with digital media. To be eligible for entry, works must have been developed using digital techniques; this includes – but is not limited to – sound, animation, moving image, gaming technology and applications.

The longlist of nominees include four artists whose work is also presented as digital editions on Sedition. Listed for the Moving Image Award is SIGNALS by Nicolas Sassoon and Rick Silva; the SIGNALS project is available on Sedition as a collection of digital editions. German art and design collective Onformative have been nominated for the 3D/Sculpture Award for their installation Anima-iki, while Carla GannisSelfie Drawings Book project has been selected in the Mixed Reality category. Claire Reika Wright’s piece Turmoil, accompanied by a soundtrack by composer Louise Utterson, has been selected for the moving image award.

A further addition to the longlist is one of the latest artists to join Sedition’s curated platform. Mike Pelletier, whose work Time Of Flight was recently launched as a digital edition, was selected for his motion capture animation work Performance Capture Part Two.

The Lumen Prize longlist was announced on 13 July at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference in London. The shortlist will be selected by a jury including Senior Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Douglas Dodds, Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Shanghai Curator, WeiWei Wang and award-winning filmmaker, Michael Fukushima. The public are also invited to choose their favourite work from the longlist in the People’s Choice Award vote, which opens on 10 August. The works which can be nominated for the People’s Choice Award can be viewed on the Lumen Prize Online Gallery.

The shortlist of artists will be announced in September, before the overall winners are announced on 29 September at the Lumen Winners’ Gala at Hackney House, London. The work of the shortlisted artists will then be presented in the fifth global Lumen Prize exhibition tour, which this year will visit Shanghai, New York City, London, Leeds and Caerphilly.

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016

This year, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition features works by Jane and Louise Wilson, Ron Arad, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Yinka Shonibare.

The Summer Exhibition is a cornerstone of UK art – every year since 1769 it has invited artists from across the world, whether established or unknown, to submit works to the largest open call in the UK. Entries are put before a committee and the selected works are displayed through the summer months alongside works by leading contemporary artists.

The 2016 exhibition is curated by Richard Wilson RA and runs from 13 June to 21 August at Burlington House, Piccadilly. The exhibition’s overarching theme is the artist duo; Wilson has specially chosen long-term collaborators whose work represents the art world today.

Among the works presented are a photographic installation derived from Jane and Louise Wilson’s Chernobyl series. The installation lines the main staircase of the Royal Academy. Jake and Dinos Chapman present prints from their Human Rainbow series as well as their sculptural work The New Arrival, while Tim Noble and Sue Webster present their neon and aluminium work Forever.


In addition to the work of artist duos, the Royal Academy Summer Show contains over 1200 individual works by international artists – including works by a number of practitioners whose work is on Sedition. Ron Arad will exhibit Spyre, a large scale kinetic sculpture in the Royal Academy courtyard for the duration of the exhibition, while works by Michael Craig-Martin,Tracey Emin, Rachel Howard, Bob and Roberta Smith and Gordon Cheung can be seen on a tour of the galleries. Also showing work in the galleries is Yinka Shonibare, whose large scale installation can be seen wrapping the building in Burlington House in London’s Piccadilly.

Alongside the Summer Exhibition, the work of Sedition artists can be purchased as gift cards from the Royal Academy gift shop and foyer. You can read more on how to purchase the cards here. Alternatively, visit the Royal Academy online shop to explore the listed works.

You can see the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition from 13 June to 21 August at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

Sedition Guide to the 3rd International Biennial of Digital Art in Montréal

Opening in Montréal, Canada this June is the 3rd International Biennial of Digital Art (BIAN) presented alongside the 17th annual ELEKTRA festival of art music and new media. The biennial runs from 3 June to 3 July, while ELEKTRA takes place from 1 to 5 June.

The theme of this year’s biennial is ‘Automata’, art made by machines for machines, which features a large scale exhibition at Arsenal Contemporary Art in an expansive 50,000 square industrial space in the Griffintown district of Montréal. The exhibition includes works by international artists with a section dedicated to artists from Switzerland. The work of Sedition artists, Pascal Haudressy, Zimoun and Matthew Biederman are also featured in the exhibition. A selection of Sedition gift cards will be available for sale at Arsenal for the duration of the biennial.


Somewhere We Will Meet Again (White Version) - Pascal Haudressy

Somewhere We Will Meet Again (White Version) – Pascal Haudressy


Sedition will give a presentation of the distribution of digital art during the professional networking event International Marketplace for Digital Art (IMDA) as part of ELEKTRA taking place at Cinémathèque québécoise from 1-2 June 2016. The conference provides a platform from which to discuss the future of the digital art market. Sedition’s Head of Programmes and Operations Ashley Wong will introduce the work, context and potential future of Sedition on 2 June at 4:30pm. The presentation will contribute to a wider conversation about the distribution and collection of digital art.


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The Perspection collection by Matthew Biederman and Pierce Warnecke


Sedition will launch three new digital editions by Matthew Biederman and Pierce Warnecke from the Perspection series on 2 June with a launch event following IMDA at 5pm at Cinémathèque québécoise. The collection includes three audiovisual works created exclusively for Sedition.


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PARALLELS by NONOTAK – digital edition available on Sedition


From 1 to 5 June, BIAN and ELEKTRA will be joined by MUTEK, the international festival of digital creativity and electronic music. Taking place at several venues in Montréal, MUTEK provides a platform for innovative and emerging artists working with audiovisual techniques.

Sedition artists NONOTAK and Matthew Biederman & Pierce Warnecke will be showing their latest work in interactive evening performances, both at A/Visions. NONOTAK will present their new work Shiro on 3 June at A/Visions 1. The interactive piece, which begins at 19:30, combines experimental techno, light and shadow, and multilayered projections across screens and the bodies of performers.

Biederman and Warnecke will present their work Perspection (Cubed) at MUTEK on 3 June. The work is a new version of the artists’ collaborative project Perspection, which projects geometric forms which, using 3D tracking, combine into a single shapeshifting image. Perspection (Cubed) is a site specific installation whose projectors and speakers add new dimensions to an already multidimensional work. The interactive installation is built using custom hardware and software.

On 4 June Matthew Biederman will take part in a panel discussion titled Experimental A/V design at the Phi Center. The discussion, which is part of MUTEK and takes place from 2-4pm, is hosted by Dynamic/MTL.

BIAN  takes place at Arsenal Contemporary Art, 2020 Rue William, Montréal, QC H3J 1R8, Canada.

ELEKTRA is held at Arsenal and at SAT, 1201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X 2S6, Canada. Part of ELEKTRA, IMDA is held on 1 and 2 June at the Cinémathèque québécoise, 335 Boulevard de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2X 1K1, Canada.

MUTEK takes place from 1 to 5 June at various venues across Montréal.


Electronic Art In Domestic Spaces: Sedition presents work in Share Festival, Turin

The Lonely One In The Autumn by LIA


Sedition presents a curated display of works by eight artists Ryan Whittier Hale, Shu Lea Cheang, LIA and Katie Torn at the Piemonte Share Festival in Turin, Italy. The annual festival, which runs from 19 to 28 May 2016, is dedicated to supporting contemporary art in the digital age. Share is hosted by Casa Jasmina and Fablab Torino in partnership with Toolbox Coworking and Officine Arduino, the festival is led by the festival’s artistic director Bruce Sterling, science fiction writer, journalist.

The theme of the eleventh edition this year is ‘House Guest’, exploring alternative electronic networking, electronic art and networked appliances in the home through an exhibition, workshops and panel discussions.

Works by the selected Sedition artists will be shown in a curated display throughout Casa Jasmina alongside six prototypes for home appliances which, by incorporating elements of maker and open source culture, will reimagine the Internet of Things in the home.

Untitled by Ryan Whittier Hale

Untitled by Ryan Whittier Hale


The six projects featured in the exhibition are the shortlisted works for Share Festival’s annual Prize. The works were selected by panel of expert judges including Bruce Sterling, author and curator and digital artist Chiara Garibaldi. Visitors can explore the projects including a surveillance coffee machine by Carlo Galli, a 3D-printed timepiece by Christoph Laimer, a satirical web installation by Lauren McCarthy, and a Kinect-controlled music installation by Jean-Michel Roland. Works are displayed in different rooms of a simulated home at Casa Jasmina, giving a sense of how the ideas on display might translate into the home of the future. During the Festival one overall winner will be announced as recipient of the Share Prize. In 2014 the prize was won by Sedition artist LIA for her Filament Sculptures, which brings algorithmically generated forms into the physical realm.

Share Festival takes place at between 19 – 28 May 2016 at CasaJasmina, Via Egeo 16; Fablab Torino, Via Egeo 16; and Toolbox Coworking, Via Montefeltro 2, Turin, Italy.


Sedition presents works in Milan Design Week 2016 for Elle Decor Italia’s Soft Home


In April, for Milan Design Week 2016, Elle Décor Italia presents Soft Home, Interiors and Digital Experience, an interactive installation at Palazzo Bovara in collaboration with H-ART and UdA Architetti. Sedition is delighted to present a display of curated works by acclaimed artists throughout the exhibition, which explores the future of the home.

During Soft Home, the work of fifteen Sedition artists will be displayed in different locations throughout the interactive exhibition space. Visitors can discover work by renowned artists including Brian Alfred, Mat Collishaw, Donata Wenders, Jia, Mark Dorf, Quayola and others in experimental home settings throughout Palazzo Bovara. The curated works follow themes including Synthetic Landscape, Time, Still Life and Human Nature.


The home is a familiar, comfortable and intimate space, in which we come into contact with an array of objects and devices which help us to carry out day-to-day actions. How could this space change in the future? In what ways are designers, makers and programmers working to change the domestic space now? Soft Home examines how of objects and arrangements within the home are being changed and how these changes can adapt and enhance our actions, creating the possibility for different kinds of interaction in our home environments.


Visitors to Soft Home will be able to experience new designs, concepts and softwares in an interactive environment which simulates how advancements in digital media can work with domestic architecture and design. The exhibition is arranged according to themes related to contemporary living; videos, active fact-finding experiences, a dedicated Tumblr site and the interactive installations themselves provide a variety of ways to engage with and experience the work on display.

Triangle Cloud by Brian Alfred is among the artworks by Sedition artists on display in Soft Home

Triangle Cloud by Brian Alfred is among the artworks by Sedition artists on display in Soft Home

Sedition actively works at the intersection of design and connectivity, exploring new avenues through which creative innovations and digital communication channels can come together and bringing the concept of the exhibition into new online and IRL (in real life) spaces. We are delighted to be contributing to the Soft Home conversation. This is an opportunity for design lovers to experience art differently; through different styles of distribution, scales and styles of display.

Soft Home, Interiors and Digital Experience takes place from 11-24 April at Palazzo Bovara, Corso Venezia, 51, 20129 Milan, Italy. Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge.

Photos from The Campaign at The Royal College of Art

Photos by: Andrew Crowe / @brainfloat and Ben McDonnell

Visit The Campaign, a group exhibition featuring the work of twelve talented artists at the RCA’s Dyson Gallery in Battersea, London until 10 April 2016. Presented in collaboration with The Royal College of Art and Subject Matter, the exhibition features photography, print, animation, video and web-based works by Fine Art students at the RCA.

The Campaign considers how artists working with increasingly sophisticated digital media and information management systems might locate or express ‘pure creativity’. The exhibition is the culmination of a programme of talks and workshops by Subject Matter, in which leading art industry figures offered insights and advice to emerging artists.

Artists in the exhibition are: Ben McDonnell, Feifei Yu, Jazbo von Magius Gross, Jinjoon Lee, Josh Leon, Kyle Zeto, Louise Long, Melissa Magnuson, Shigetoshi Furutani, Steven Aishman, Theo Ellison and Tim Sullivan.

All works in the exhibition are available for sale via Sedition or Subject Matter. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the RCA’s Fine Art Bursary Fund, which offers financial aid to students to support and nurture their artistic careers.

Sedition is pleased to support the show by releasing The Campaign collection, which comprises five video works by Josh Leon, Jinjoon Lee, Steven Aishman, Ben McDonnell and Shigetoshi Furutani. The collection is available to buy, view and trade on your digital devices as a complete set or as individual artworks.

View and purchase The Campaign collection available on Sedition in digital edition of 50 each, and print editions available from Subject Matter.

The Campaign presented in collaboration with The Royal College of Art & Subject Matter

Shigetoshi Furutani, The Trifle of Immaturity

Shigetoshi Furutani, The Trifle of Immaturity


Sedition presents The Campaign in collaboration with The Royal College of Art and Subject Matter from 6-10 April 2016 at the School of Fine Art’s Dyson Gallery in Battersea. The Campaign is a group exhibition by top emerging artists currently studying at the prestigious institution.

The exhibition explores the question of how and along what lines creativity might emerge in a society seemingly dominated by ephemera and in which information is increasingly managed by new media. The Campaign considers what happens to notions of gesture, craft, concept and ‘pure creativity’ when the act of making art and the role of the artist are mediated in varied and changing ways.

Alongside the exhibition, works by five artists in the show will be launched on Sedition. Works by Steven Aishman, Shigetoshi Furutani, Jinjoon Lee, Joshua Leon and Ben McDonnell are released as digital editions as part of the The Campaign collection. Furutani renders his own experiences into forms, examining collective, fragmented and generative memories. Lee’s work is an aesthetic investigation into the formation of collective social memory, while Leon’s video work creates an interplay between violence and seduction. Aishman’s methodically gathered ephemera considers how intimacy is managed and escapes management, while McDonnell explores the inherent or constructed stillness of the image.


Ben McDonnell, At The Still Point

Ben McDonnell, At The Still Point

All works in the show are available for sale as print and digital editions to benefit the RCA’s Fine Art Bursary Fund. The fund seeks to nurture the artistic careers of students by offering financial aid to talented individuals who would otherwise find it difficult to afford to attend, as well as funding opportunities for travel, materials and residencies.

The Campaign is both an exhibition and a campaign to support long term diversity and innovation in the arts in the context of a society increasingly influenced by the digital media. Prior to the exhibition a series of talks and workshops hosted by Subject Matter for RCA students to engage with art world innovators and inspirational figures including Sedition’s Director, Rory Blain.

Artists featured in the show: Ben McDonnell, Feifei Yu, Jazbo von Magius Gross, Jinjoon Lee, Josh Leon, Kyle Zeto, Louise Long, Melissa Magnuson, Shigetoshi Furutani, Steven Aishman, Theo Ellison, Tim Sullivan.

The Campaign runs from 6-10 April 2016 at the Dyson Gallery, School of Fine Art, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN.

Sedition Partners To Present Art On Public Screens In Norway

For 2016, Sedition has partnered with i/o/lab to display works on public screens around Stavanger, Norway as part of Public Art Screens, a programme dedicated to presenting contemporary video art and animation in public spaces to bring take art out of the gallery and into everyday life. Public Art Screens works with a number of venues including schools, public squares, hospitals, and art spaces around the city including Gosen Skole, Vitenfabrikken, Tou Scene, and KinoKino. The programme aims to increase awareness of work that engages with questions around technology, furthering existing debates and placing artworks in public space to push the boundaries of what can be called an exhibition space.

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The Shrine by Eric Schockmel, digital edition


For Public Art Screens, the work of an international artist working with video and animation will be featured each month in 2016. In January, the work of Eric Schockmel launched the programme with a series of 3D animated works from his What If You Created Artificial Life And It Started Worshipping You series that imagine futuristic worlds. Schockmel explores the relationship between technology, art and culture through complex visualisations which see “motion graphics as an opportunity for storytelling”.

Auto-Monuments 7 by Angelo Plessas

Auto-Monuments #7 by Angelo Plessas, digital edition


For the month of February, Angelo Plessas features his Auto-Monuments series of short videos from Sedition of the surrealist garden of Las Pozas in Mexico created entirely on the iPhone. Pleassas’ work spans across video, installation, publishing and internet art. His work actively opens up potential for interaction and the reinvention of familiar online behaviours, visual landscapes and timeframes. “The internet could be called a monument to an ever-changing present. (It) appropriates time in an interesting way, and I am fascinated by (how humans behave in order to deal with this appropriation).” – Angelo Plessas

Each month the artists presented in Public Art Screens in 2016 are:


Watch a video preview of the programme:

Find out more about the Public Art Screens programme and venue locations on their website at:

i/o/lab Centre for Future Art is a non-profit organisation that develops professional artistic projects to advocates arts and new technologies in the region. Sedition is pleased to support i/o/lab and Public Art Screens in 2016 in our mission to bring art to screens and to make the best of contemporary art accessible to all.