Events 2012 - information about upcoming events

Also see:

971 Horses + 4 Zebras
Wimbledon Space
Curated by Jordan Baseman and Gary Thomas

Dates: 2 November - 9 December 2012
Open: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pmClosed: Weekends and Bank Holidays
Screening and Panel Discussion at Tate Modern: Thursday 29 November,

Contemporary artists are increasingly using animation techniques in a wide variety of approach and style. This international and eclectic
programme celebrates the unpredictable processes of experimental animation, with a focus on how animation as a labour intensive process
and form is being applied in the creation of conceptual artworks. The exhibition title is taken from a work by Yu Araki in which images of
horses, appropriated from the internet, reference the pre-cinema animation of Eadweard Muybridge.

971 Horses + 4 Zebras will tour to CAST (Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania), Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia,
and The British School at Rome, in 2013.

"At some point in the near future when historians recognise that the photochemical cinema is a brief iinterlude in the history of the animated
image, represesntation will become, like narrative, a subcode of interpretation rather than an essence of motion pictures." Sean Cubitt,
'The Cinema Effect', 2004.

Events 2011

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Letra&Música means Lyrics/Letter&Music. “Letra” means lyrics but also letter in portuguese, referring to typography. “Letra e música” is the way we invoke the author of lyrics and music at the same time.
I'm inviting graphic designers and artists to reflect around the theme Designing for the Music Industry. After a brief introduction and discussion it will be given to each participant the same similar base to work on. The “white canvas” is a craft sheet of paper 50x70cms, produced originally as the wrapping paper for the music shop Quebra Orelha (Ear Break), in Portugal. Printed as a background is a simulation of a Google search for images connected with music and ears. Each person will make one or more interventions using various techniques (wood type, drawing, painting, collage, folding, etc). Fell free to bring your own materials. You will have access to wood type, paint, colour paper and more. Digital files can also be provided for computer based work.

This workshop is part of the MA Graphic Design Final Show.
It will take place in the exhibition space.
Camberwell College of Arts, North building, 1st floor, 45-65 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UF
Please chose from the following dates:
3th September, Saturday, from 12h00 to 5 pm
5th September, Monday, from 11h00 to 4 pm
Limited to 8 people per day. RSVP until 25th August

For more information please contact:

With the support of: Camberwell Letterpress and Quebra Orelha record shop

(events 2008 and previous)

CAT 2010 Symposium

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Wednesday 3rd February 2010
British Computer Society
First Floor, The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
London WC2E 7HA
Speakers include: Robin Baker, Maria Chatzichristodolou, Paul Coldwell, Stroud Cornock, Douglas Dodds, Fra ncesca Franco, Darko Fritz, David Garcia, Jeremy Gardiner, Sue Gollifer, Janis Jefferies, Isaac Kerlow, Nick Lambert, George Mallen, Bonnie Mitchell, Frieder Nake, Michael O'Rourke, Helen Plumb, Jane Prophet, Bruce Wands, Richard Wright
Ideas Before Their Time - Connecting the past and the present in Computer Art CAT Project Symposium
"There is a mine, a treasure trove, a hoard - I cannot emphasize this too strongly - of art ideas that emerged in the early decades of computers that still have not remotely been explored. We know how this happens. The next big thing comes along and the Zeitgeist has its demands: things get left behind ... "- Brian Reffin-Smith
The Symposium
Taking Brian Reffin-Smith's quote as an inspiration, we intend to explore the ideas that have arisen over the lifetime of "computer art" since the 1960s but have not been fully developed. Over the past four decades, computer artists have innovated in sign ificant ways but many of the concepts they explored were never taken to their conclusion. Primitive technologies and changing art practices consigned many of these ideas to obscurity. In the course of the CAT Project, and the CACHe Project that preceded it, some intrigu ing ideas came to light. We intend to re-examine those ideas in order to create a synergy with current practice, both in theoretical and practical terms. The areas we are examining are presented as f ive broad themes:
- Computer Art & Cybernetics
- Computer Art & Aesthetics
- Computer Art & Space
- Computer Art & Output
- Computer Art & Technocultures
A dedicated website with online booking is available at
CAT Project Team: Nick Lambert, Jeremy Gardiner and Francesca Franco

Digital Futures

Two talks open to all UAL PhD and MA students
Venue: Small Lecture Theatre, Wilson Road, Camberwell College of Arts, SE5 8LU
Ten years ago we were talking about a wired world, not a wireless one. Some predicted that art as a whole would ‘go digital’. Few anticipated the extraordinary evolution of mobile phones and social networks. ‘Digital Art’ is becoming harder and harder to define, and mainstream art absorbs new technology - even ‘traditionalists’ use blogs. This series of talks looks at some adjustments we may need to make. With the decline of newspapers, what happens to the art critic’s column? Can we incorporate the power of computer graphics, the reach of the ‘wireless’ world, and make something that really counts as art? Or should we continue with ‘old media’ as if nothing has changed?
Thursday, November 26, 5pm:
Matthew Collings
Matthew Collings is an art critic and artist who has written many books about art, including "Blimey!" and "This Is Modern Art". The latter was based on a TV series by the same name, which he wrote and presented for Channel 4 (it won a Bafta). Matthew's paintings are done in collaboration with his wife, the mosaicist, Emma Biggs. They are exhibited regularly at the Fine Art Society in London.
Thursday, December 3, 5 pm:
Martin Rieser
The Art of Mobility
Martin Rieser gives an overview of contemporary artists' work, including his own practice, using mobile phones and related media in public space, including the aesthetic and perceptual issues emerging around mapping and narrative in this new wireless world of augmented place and space. In 1989 he curated the Electronic Print exhibition at the Arnolfini, the first show of its kind in the UK.
Image: Matthew Collings/ Emma Biggs "Melchior" oil and collage 2008
Image: Matthew Collings/ Emma Biggs "Melchior" oil and collage 2008


“MATINHA” project is now on.line

portuguese contemporary art online

Arteportugal aims to introduce and make attainable emerging Portuguese contemporary art in a national and international context. The exclusively online format, in Portuguese and English, has two permanently articulating functions: that of a platform for the promotion of the represented artists and an art gallery. It is a meeting point for Portuguese artists and those residing in Portugal who are still defining their creative paths or are consolidating or even reinventing more far reaching trajectories, thus providing sound artistic proposals and a wide ranging outlook of the Portuguese creativity in the field of visual arts. From Susana Anagua

Barbara Rauch - Leaving Drinks, Wed 24th June

As you might be aware, Barbara Rauch (Acting Director of the SCIRIA Research Unit and Research Fellow, Fine Art Digital Environment) will be leaving UAL to take up a new post as Assistant Professor at Ontario College of Art & Design, Canada. To see her off, there will be leaving drinks in the upstairs room at the Morpeth Arms, Millbank, from 5pm on Wednesday 24th June. All are welcome!

The Morpeth Arms
58 Millbank

PS: If you want to sign a card for Barbara please pop into the Research Office in Wilson Road until Wed!
Cheers, Tobias

SCIRIA OpenMind Lecture Series - Architecture/Pure Data/Graphical Programming

Wed 17 June 2009 from 2pm
@ Camberwell College of Arts
MA Digital Arts Seminar Room Basement
Wilson Road
London SE5 8LU

You are invited to attend three presentations followed by discussion:
1. ‘Buildings that draw themselves (to a close)’ by Manuela Antoniu (Artist-Architect)
‘How would a building gesture, faced with its own demise? What traces, what kind of mark-making would enable it to outlast, if only for a moment longer, the demolition that would reduce it to so much inert matter?’
2. ‘Pure Data/Graphical Programming/Triggered Interaction’ by Edward Kelly (Composer, performer, engineer, developer of Pure Data software and teacher)
Edward Kelly is a British composer and software designer living and working in London, UK. His work encompasses live performance, live video composition, information feedback, electroacoustic composition and traditional notated music (
3. Andy Stiff (Course Leader MA Digital Arts Camberwell)
Andy’s presentation will connect the presentations above.



SCIRIA OpenMind Lecture Series - Games Art

By Corrado Morgana

Wed 3rd June 2009 from 2pm
@ Camberwell College of Arts
Seminar Room Basement
Wilson Road
London SE5 8LU


Games Art does exactly what it says on the tin, art that uses, abuses and
misuses the materials and language of games, whether real world, electronic
or both. The imagery, the aesthetics, the systems, the software and engines
of games can be appropriated or the language of games approximated for
creative commentary. It is just this re-use that excites and stimulates.

Digital games are important not only because of their cultural ubiquity or
their sales figures but for what they can offer as a space for creative
practice. Games are significant for what they embody; human computer
interface, notions of agency, sociality, visualisation, cybernetics,
representation, embodiment, activism, narrative and play. These and a whole
host of other issues are significant not only to the game designer but also
present in the work of the artist that thinks games. Re-appropriated for
activism, activation, commentary and critique within games and culture,
artists have responded vigorously.

Media arts has always been involved with playful practice but only recently
has it engaged with videogames directly. This presentation will look at the
work of online media arts organisation’s gallery arm HTTP
and its work with games art for the past 4 years. An ongoing process that
has, in collaboration with The London Games Festival Fringe, attempted to
bring together artists, gamers, hackers, theorists, curators, activists,
thinkers and doers all of kinds.

Corrado Morgana is a Media artist, electronic musician (retired) and
researcher. He is currently a part time research student at University of
the Arts London. He has recently co-curated 'Zero Gamer' and also
'Game-Play', a national touring exhibition which explores playful
interaction and goal-oriented gaming through media arts practice. He has
also been involved in various large scale collaborative projects. These
include Node.London a practical framework for media arts whose March 2006
season presented over 140 media arts events within London and also Open
Congress at Tate which mapped free, libre and open source strategies onto
general cultural production. He has produced video work, collaborative
online projects and performed live electronica at various international
venues, has dabbled in virtual reality research and has taught extensively
about online practice. He has worked in a variety of digital guises from web
developer to computer salesman. Most importantly he is an incorrigible


NEU/NOW Festival - Call for nominations
Online application opens 15 April
Deadline for applications: 29 May

The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) is pleased to announce the pilot of a festival that will present the most exciting and creative NEU artistic talent NOW emerging across Europe in the frame of the NEU/NOW Festival.

The NEU/NOW Festival will show selected work from graduating students from all art disciplines from all over Europe, first on line, followed live on 19-22 November 2009 in Vilnius, Cultural Capital of Europe.

download flyer here:

2 students of each of the following categories can be nominated by Camberwell College
  • Design
  • Film
  • Music
  • Theatre and Dance
  • Visual Arts
The festival is in Vilnius (Lithuania)
5000 Euros available as a fee
Festival is in late November 2009

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Digital arts organization onedotzero announced a final call for submissions to their upcoming festival, which kicks off at the BFI Southbank in September before heading out to a world and UK tour. In its twelfth year, this is the first time the festival has ever toured their event. The organizers want your "digitally inflected" moving image works, which can span music video, animation, motion graphics, narrative shorts, experimental, documentary and generative art. The deadline is May 29th.

Visions in the Nunnery 2009
You are warmly invited to the Private View Friday 22nd May 6.00-9.00pm.


*next Tuesday 12 May - 12.30pm - 5pm*
we are all meeting at Greenwich University for a symposium

Andy Stiff and Jonathan Kearney are presenting at this symposium titled:
Digital Noise - what place, what value?

there are several other speakers and lots of dialogue and discussion.

More details to follow
click here for a map to the Stephen Lawrence Gallery at Greenwich University

This symposium will look at the issues of noise in a digital environment. A wide definition of noise will be considered with several speakers presenting the ideas they are working on within fine art practice based research.

The stating point for the symposium is the exhibition 'Digital noise' which is being held at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery. In this exhibition collaborative duo, chris+keir, present a body of work which has grown from an internet communication. The performance based work is documented in the show and reveals the digital communication and mis-communication that has occurred behind the scenes. Noise is revealed as the interference in this process and is then developed further by a series of interventions by Jonathan Kearney. Kearney has taken the existing exhibition and using a series of techniques that utilise digital noise he has added to the work on show.

Both chris+keir and Jonathan Kearney will present their ideas and the thinking about 'digital noise'. The question as to its place and value will be further explored by Andy Stiff who will be considering the role of digital in actually restoring a physical environment that has been lost to the noise and chaos of the city that now surrounds it. Jonnet Middleton will also present a current research project she is working on at Birmingham City University. Several current MA research students from Camberwell College of Art will make presentations about their current work in a 'Pecha Kucha 'style (ie talk over 20 images for 20 seconds each).

All of these presentations are exploring the open issue of the digital and the implications for this, as yet unmapped, territory. The symposium will provide plenty of space for dialogue and discussion with the hope that the gathered wisdom of those attending will contribute to further exploration.

here for the symposium info again

here for info about the exhibition

FADE Research presents: Jungo Yoon

The Idea of the 'Numinous'
A Presentation of practice based research as a partial submission for the award of MPhil

Wednesday 13th May 2009

Room AG26 (Block A, Ground Floor (above the canteen, left from the lift)

Chelsea College of Art and Design
Millbank, London SW1P 4JU


Slade Technology Fayre - Thursday 7th May - I'm assuming this is FREE to attend

Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square

Workshop sessions 11-5pm
Evening Event 5-9pm

Open Call: Anybody using technology in an interesting way to make art- or trying to make art!
Loosely modelled around the format of a science fair, Slade Technology Fayre is an informal non-hierarchical event, which seeks to gather skills and experience into the school and escalate the conversation surrounding work that makes use of technology in an interesting way.

At the Fayre all participants are both teachers and learners. Simply, the goal is to present projects or research that have a technological component. The only rule is that at some point along the line the research must have the aspiration to be read as an artwork.
For people used to presenting work in a critical context this is an opportunity to take a step back and share information about the often-invisible activities happening in the computer. For those less engaged with a critical sphere, the Fayre is an opportunity to get involved in a discussion about how the work is operating critically as well as technically

The Fayre will feature:

- Speed dating- a quick introduction to each participant and their research
- Day-time workshop sessions
- Small group critiques
- A discussion event exploring the role of technology in art practice.
- Stands from useful companies
- An evening free for all.

Examples of the kind of projects you may want to show: Physical Computing, 3D printing, Robotics, Net Art, Novel Projection Methods, Hacking (hardware or software), Lighting, Live Video, Processing, Max/MSP, Isadora…etc etc etc

Email: to get involved. Include a little info about you and put FAYRE in the subject. All welcome.

Picture and Script - Ana Dinescu Artsbar show

Private View 9 April from 7pm until late
6 April until 18 April.
Exhibition Open 5-10pm daily (except Sunday)
Artsbar is a new FREE TO EXHIBIT small art space and bar upstairs of the Funky Munky in Camberwell,
several students have shown there in the 2 months it has been open.

Atlas: Separated by Intervals - 14th April

Andrew Stiff will be showing a new film 'Pasar Malam' at the:

The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston Road,
London, NW1 2BA

Private View: 14-04-09
Showing: 14-04-09 > 20-04-09


A call to artists.

This year's Camberwell Arts Festival will work with Bob & Roberta Smith to
Make Your Own Damn Festival! We are looking for artists who are
interested in developing new or existing work based on this theme that
takes an innovative approach to encouraging community participation. A
small fee of £350 per artist is available to contribute towards material
costs, installation costs and the artist's time.

We are looking for work that can take place in public and alternative
spaces throughout Camberwell, such as parks, pavements, bus shelters,
shops and other sites within the SE5 urban environment. For those
unfamiliar with the local area, it is not a prerequisite to select your
ideal exhibition/performance site as we can work with you to find a
suitable location.

The deadline for submissions is 13th April 2009. Please send information
about your proposed work, an artist's statement, images of previous works
(or links to images) and contact details to or
post your submission to Camberwell Arts, c/o Camberwell Leisure Centre,
Artichoke Place, SE5 8TS.

The Camberwell Arts Festival 2009 will take place from Saturday 20th June
to Sunday 28th June. The Festival is a partnership between artists,
residents, traders, community groups and organisations within SE5. It is
co-ordinated by Camberwell Arts, Camberwell College of Arts and South
London Gallery.

SCIRIA AppliedMind Workshop Series - Networking physical objects, interacting with the Internet

Conducted by Leon Barker PhD
13-14 May 2009, 10am-5pm
Camberwell College of Arts
MA Digital Arts Room
Wilson Road
London SE5 8LU
The workshop explores how physical objects can be made to be responsive to input from web users. Participants will be formally taught how to create interactive objects that are linked to the Internet. Using the knowledge acquired in these workshops participants will be able to create objects that can be affected by changes in online web content or can respond to web user input.
Course structure and content
The course consists of a lecture followed by a series of practical hands on exercises, and then concludes with a project and discussion. Participants will be given a formal understanding of how to interface physical objects with the Internet. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to discuss how this can be used in their own studio practice. The main components of the workshop will require participants to work in pairs designing scenarios where networking objects through the Internet could prove either useful and/or entertaining. Participants will present their ideas to the group and after a discussion the most interesting ideas will be built in larger groups under guidance of the tutor

Part 1: Networking objects
- Lecture "Mixed reality continuum"
- Designing physical networks
- Presentations and discussions
Part 2: Implementation
- Using Arduino
- Connecting arduino to the internet
- Developing new scenarios

For more details please email

The Personalised Surface

New Approaches to Digital Printmaking
3 April 2009, Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
10.30- 17.00

In association with University of the Arts London and AHRC

This symposium is the latest in a V&A series focused on innovation in contemporary
printmaking. It aims to explore the role of surface within fine art digital print from a
variety of perspectives including those of practitioners, critics and curators. The role of
surface will be addressed within an expanded concept of digital fine art printmaking,
from the purely digital inkjet print through to 3D prints and monitor based output.

The symposium draws on the V & A's unique collection of contemporary prints and
digital art, and is the conclusion of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
funded project, The Personalised Surface within Fine Art Digital Printmaking conducted
at the University of the Arts London ( The
symposium will be led by Professor Paul Coldwell and Dr Barbara Rauch, (University
of the Arts London).

Speakers will include the artist Michael Craig-Martin, Marilyn S.Kushner, Curator
and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections New-York
Historical Society, Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints at the V&A, Ruth Pelzer
Montada, artist and lecturer Edinburgh College of Art in Edinburgh, Catherine Mason
Author of A computer in the art room and artists, Dan Hays and Bruce Gernand.

£25, concessions available, Students £5

Book now
020 7942 2211

Forum for Drawing

Tuesday March 10th 2009
5.30pm – 6.30pm

Guest Speaker
Catherine Elwes, Professor of Moving Image Art at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL

Room 105
London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince’s St
London W1G OBJ

Rome Conference
Drawn Encounters: Complex Identities
Real Time Travel

Where artists once took a line for a walk, travelling with pencil and sketchbook, they are as likely now to journey with a moving image camera – some to gather data to be used in the creation of paintings or sculptures, but increasingly to form the basis of video projects, both single-screen and installed works for the gallery. The time-base of ‘raw’ video footage is co-extensive with the ‘real time’ of travel and offers a third eye onto a parallel universe of digital representation, linked to but not reducible to the experience of motion through the landscape. The resulting encounters with the landscapes of Australia and the UK form the basis of the international screening project Figuring Landscapes, currently in production at UAL.

Catherine Elwes will discuss key works shown in the exhibition and air some of the issues that have been raised with collaborators and colleagues in the UK and Australia during the process of selecting and writing about the work for the catalogue.

The Forum for Drawing seeks to nurture a broad interpretation of drawing from hands-on pencil on paper to the digital, video and performance within the context of creative practice at London College of Fashion. It aims to foster dialogue between staff, researchers and interested students, where informal presentations of work can precipitate discussion and ideas can be exchanged. Colleagues from throughout the University are welcome.

For further information or to be placed on the emailing list please contact
Charlotte Hodes, Senior Research Fellow in Drawing, LCF

Transition - Private view tonight Wednesday 6-9pm Bargehouse

Thanks to everyone who came. I'll get some photos up on MADA TV when i get time.

Future of Sound Future of Light Music event and symposium on Synaesthesia - Goldsmiths: 24th March - FREE

Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths Screenschool, Sound Practice Research Unit
and Centre for Contemporary Music together with Sonic Arts Network

Future of Sound / Future of Light brings together an international collective of vanguard artists, musicians, animators and digital masters to unveil cutting edge immersive audio visual innovations at the Great Hall, Goldsmiths, including Future of Sound regulars The Sancho Plan (pictured), UVA, Scanner, and Tal Rosner.
See full list of artists below.


Presented by Martyn Ware (Heaven 17, Human League)

Symposium on Synesthesia

Media Resources Building, Screen 1
2.00 – 6.00 > free event

Dr Julian Henriques (chair)
Andrey Smirnov (keynote speaker)
Andy Cameron
Derek Holzer
Rob Mullender
Dr Mike Grierson

Future of Sound

The Great Hall
7.00 – 10.00 > free event

The Sancho Plan
Tal Rosner
United Visual Artists
Sophie Clements
Andy Cameron

For more information about the performance email Amie Ouzman

For press enquiries contact

Library Workshops:
Discover the hidden Library!
Wilson Rd, Library & Learning Resources Open Access IT Suite (Room 114)

These 'surgeries' are being run by the library to make sure that people are able to get the best out of the facilities. Their were some in March, but we've missed them.
To book, you need to go to the linrary at Peckham Road. The booking forms will be at the front desk.

Uncovering Images - Thurs 23rd April 3:00 - 4:00
Discovering the E-Library & ATHENS - Wed 29th April 11:00 - 12:00
Newspaper Articles Online (Nexus) - Thurs 07th May 2:00 - 3:00
Materials Resources at UAL - Wed 13th May 3:00 - 4:00
Discovering the E-Library & ATHENS - 18th May 11:00 - 12:00
Uncovering Images - Tues 26th April 4:00 - 5:00
Credo - So much better than Wikipedia! - Wed 03 June 3:00 - 4:00
Finding Magazine Articles - Thurs 11th June 4:00 - 5:00
Using Other Libraries Collections - Fri 19th June 11:00 - 12:00
Discovering the E-Library & ATHENS - Mon 22nd June 11:00 - 12:00

==CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice)
invites you to the following seminar exploring==

Aspects of current research
into Improvisation and Performance
A short performance by the Ecosonic Ensemble featuring the ‘Ouija Board’ will be followed by a discussion
lead by the specially invited guest speaker Taina Riikonen, Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Sibelius Academy in Finland.

4pm on Wednesday 18th March
Performance Laboratory,
M108, Media Block,
London College of Communication,
Elephant and Castle

All Staff and Students welcome.
Wine afterwards.

The discussions will explore some of the following areas:
the roles of instruments (acoustic/electronic/mixed) as cultural and material producers of musical interaction
the sonic and verbal definition processes of authorities in the improvisation
the different fine-textured nuances of embodied communication in rehearsal/performance processes
embodiment, collective authorities and electronics
The Ouija board, developed by Thomas Gardner, is a new form of group musical instrument. Based on the real-time video analysis of the shadows cast by the hands of the performers, it reframes many of the conventions of traditional, tactile instrumental control

It allows the relationship between sound material from loudspeakers (location recordings, processed live sound, synthesised sounds) and the embodied act of performance to be investigated more deeply. This occurs both in a formal research processes and during performance, where the Ouija board acts as a bridge between acousmatic and traditional instrumental / vocal techniques.

The tactile quality of traditional acoustic instruments is in contrast to this remote, shadowy form of engagement. It is a negative instrument, between two worlds, casting a human shadow on the acousmatic curtain.

If you need any further information please contact Sarah Kaldor CRiSAP Research Administrator

Peckham Space Camberwell Foyer - Private View: Thursday 6-8pm

27 February - 19 March 2009
The Peckham Space exhibition features newly commissioned work from the artists Harold Offeh, The People Speak, Lottie Child and

Private View: 26 February, 6 - 8pm
Mobile Conference: Sunday 15 March 12.30 - 6pm

Peckham TV, was the inaugural commission of Peckham Space in June 2008, featuring artists Harold Offeh and The People Speak. Offeh's research into Afro-futurism asked residents in Peckham to consider the future of their neighbourhood. During this research a resident proposed a 'positive advert' for Peckham to combat negative media portrayal of the area.

Peckham Street Training was Peckham Space's second project featuring artist Lottie Child & net art organisation Child's research into playful uses of public space was taken to Gloucester Primary School where students were invited to develop an alternative tour of Peckham using Street Training techniques developed during workshops.

Mobile Conference invites you on a playful tour of off-site artist projects in South London. The tour takes place across four different venues including an art college (Camberwell College of Arts), a housing estate (4-5 Sceaux Gardens), a library (Peckham Library) and a pub (The Bun House).

Kinetica Art Fair 2009 - 4 day event: February 27 - March 2


madatv Preview: 'Peep Show' by Giles Walker.

The Kinetica Art Fair will provide collectors, curators, museums and the public with a unique opportunity to view and purchase artworks from leading international galleries, artist's collectives, curatorial groups and organisations specialising in kinetic, electronic and new media art.

Kinetica's aim through the fair is to popularise artists and organisations working in these genres and to provide a new platform for the commercial enterprise of this field.

Alongside the fair there will be special events, screenings, tours, talks, workshops and performances. These events will involve some of the world's most eminent leaders in the fields of kinetic, electronic and new media art.

For those that came to my failed attempt at the Kinetica Museum, they have a show at the P3 Gallery [University of Westminster]. Highly recommended....(Andy)
On Saturday there's a talk on Curating and exhibiting New Media Art - also one of Andy Stiff's groups D-Fuse are presenting a video piece throughout the 4 day event. Cost £10.

Opening Hours

Friday 27 February - Opening performance event: 20:00-22:30hrs Saturday 28 February: 10:00 - 22:00hrs Sunday 1 March: 11:00 - 22:00hrs
Monday 2 March: 09:00 - 16:00hrs

P3 Gallery 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS

Moving Image Research Forum - 4th March

Dear Friends,

A reminder that the second meeting of this University-wide Moving Image
Research Forum is being held next week on Wednesday 4 March from 2 - 5pm, in
the Greek Street Viewing Theatre, Central St Martins College of Art and
Design, 107-109 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DU Central St Martins.

This is an opportunity for students to talk informally about their research
interests and screen short extracts from their own work, or works they are
studying. A few people have already indicated that they would like to
present work, if you would also like to do so and haven't yet let me know,
please do so as soon as possible so that we can keep things moving along.

The Cross Currents event at Byam Shaw will start at 5pm, however I must
clarify that this event is only open to staff and PHD research students
based at Byam Shaw and Central St Martins.

Steven Ball

Steven Ball
British Artists Film & Video Study Collection
Central St Martins College of Art and Design
107-109 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0DU
United Kingdom
telephone: 020 7514 8159


Programmed and Organised by the Goldsmiths Digital Studios.Supported by the Goldsmiths Graduate School and the Department of Computing. noise=Noise: Mind Body BrainDate: 21 January 2009

Location: Great Hall, Richard Hoggart BuildingTime: 18:30-21:00Mind Body Brain is an evening concert exploring noise (music) through research into new interfaces for musical expression and perceptions of noise. The evening will be split into two segments. In the first segment each artist will give a synopsis of their current work and research. The second segment will be a live concert. This event brings together artists from music, computing,
design and psychology. Through the course of the evening you may hear ghost voices and mainselectricity through Disinformation; a brain playing music through Mick Griersons’ brain computer interface, and strobe-ing lights and sounds with John Bowers’ infra-instruments. Curator: Ryan Jordan. Artists:DISINFORMATIONThrough his ground-breaking Disinformation project (active since 1995),noise DJ and installation artist Joe Banks pioneered the use of electromagnetic (radio) noise from sources such as live mains electricity, lightning, industrial and IT hardware, laboratory equipment, trains, magnetic storms and the sun as the raw material of musical and fine-art publications, exhibits and events. Disinformationhas been the subject of ten UK solo exhibitions, experienced by over 100,000 people and described by The Guardian as some of the most beautiful installations around. ATWOODRobert Atwood has been experimenting with improvised performances on improvised instruments for several years, first as part of Toronto's "Urban Refuse Group" and subsequently as a solo project in London, UK. He also has explored improvisational music with traditional instruments and effect-processed instruments with Toronto's "Brain Harmonic", and has used and developed sound feedback and sequencing software for performances with London's "Openlab" collective, and live-coding feedback patches for Loss-Livecode. His broad theme of sound performances is the improvisational reaction to generated feedback, in electronic circuits or in software synthesis. In this performance he will use Feedback Machine #1, consisting of a discarded 8-inch woofer cone with a homebuilt
amplifier rig and some pedal-effects. The feedback loop is completed by the performer's hands which conduct sound directly from the speaker cone to a pickup microphone. The result of this feedback is further processed by a specially-developed sequencer program, which samples segments of the sound, sequences them into a loop, and also feeds the output of the loop back into the individual samples. Thus there are two feedback loops on different time scales which the performer will attempt tocontrol, with only partial success, resulting in an unpredictable polyrhythmic performance.

MICK GRIERSONMick Grierson is an experimental artist specialising in real-time interactive audiovisual research, with specific focus on cognition and perception. He works in film, music, and software development, both inside
and outside industry, designing, developing and producing new approaches to creating audiovisual experience. In addition to working in traditional roles in film and television, he has designed commercial audiovisual software for the entertainment industries, which has led to several high profile commissions, including title design and digital audiovisual installations for the hit TV show Derren Brown: Trick ofthe Mind. In January 2008, he collaborated with the Sonic Arts Network to create a freely available interactive audiovisual interface for use by the deaf and hard of hearing. In addition he is lead developer on the Mabuse Audiovisual Composition Software Environment. He is currently working on a three year fully funded AHRC project on audiovisual cognition at Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studios.

is a live coding band with Dave Griffiths, Alex McLean and, occasionally, Adrian Ward. Grifiths writes programs to make noises, pictures and animations. He lives in London where he makes film effects software and computer games. McLeanhas been triggering distorted kick drum samples with Perl scripts for far too long. He is a PhD student of Arts and Computational Technology at Goldsmiths College. Griffiths and McLean are both members of the Openlab free software artists collective and the TOPLAP organisation for live algorithm promotion. BOWERS & LIAM WELLSBowers and Wells will simultaneously perform GforGuitar (Wells) and GforGround (Bowers). The performances will be accompanied by computer generated sounds and images derived from multiple cross-modal feedback processes. All material will be tuned in relation to harmonics and
sub-harmonics of the AC supply frequency 50 Hz, our fundamental, G.John Bowers works with home brew electronics, self-made instruments and reconstructions of antique image and sound-making devices, alongside contemporary digital technology. He is concerned with making performance environments that combine sound, vision and human gesture at a fundamental physical level. Recent work includes projects to build a music synthesizer using 19th century techniques (The Victorian Synthesizer), explorations of random circuitry (Ohm-My-God), aminiaturisation of Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville's Dreamachine (My Little Dreamachine), and a reconstruction of early television technology (This Nightlife Instrument). He was recently artist in residence at Fylkingen in Stockholm. He is co-founder of the Onoma Research label and also plays electric guitar in the fundamentalist noise rock band Tonesucker. John Bowers is part of the Interaction Research Studio, Department of Design,
Goldsmiths, University of London. Wells is a UK based artist working in a number of improvised practices,which explore repetition & irregularity in multiple layered non-linear audio/ visual works. Through a number of linked practices including drone-based noise compositions/ improvisations, installation, video-performances and networked/ net art, he explores textural detail and difference within immersive environments. He is a postgraduate student at theUEA's Electronic Music Studio and is currently Course Leader of Norwich University College of the Arts' (BA Hons) Film and Video. Previously he has been involved in the creation of networked improvisationalenvironments through involvement with a variety of organisations,including the co-curating of various multi-site works with n0media ( and has recently performed audiovisual works at DIT (Ireland), Fylkingen (Sweden), Norwich Gallery (UK) and City Gallery (Lithuania). Wells is also one third of neo-noise–prog outfit TRANSEPT who have recently been awarded an Arts Council England Escalator Grant for New Music.

----Nick Montfort: Changing the Way Interactive Fiction is Told Date: 22 January 2009Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott BuildingTime: 18:00 - 20:00This is a special event co-hosted by the Goldsmiths Digital Studios and New Media Forum, Dept. of Media and CommunicationsStories give pleasure and provoke not only because of what happens in them, but also because of how they are told. It is not just the sequence of incidents that makes Lolita, Ulysses, or The
Odyssey so compelling, but also the perspectives used, the order in which events are related, and the distance of the narrator from the characters. Nick will describe techniques for automatic narration, discussing an implemented architecture for interactive fiction development. The system allows many different sorts of interactive fiction to be programmed, and, using a general plan for narrating, allows the telling to change during interaction.NICK MONTFORT is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the Program inWriting and Humanistic Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. FUTURE EVENTS

FUTURE EVENTS 1. Joe Banks: Disinformation - Research, Development, and Experimental Painting5 February 2009Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott BuildingTime:
18:00 - 20:00The Disinformation art project was conceived in 1995 as a strategic extrapolation of the modes of production associated with underground experimental music and electronic noise (considered as a highly specialised, esoteric, and sometimes confrontational form of popular culture) into the territory associated with more conventional forms of visual fine art and "high" culture. 2. Giorgos Artopoulos & Eduardo Condorcet: The House of Affects Project. Correlating Digitally Distributed Narrative to Adaptable Spaces19 February 2009Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott BuildingTime: 18:00 - 20:00The House of Affects is an interactive audiovisual environment aiming to use several video projections in a dark room. 3. Arthur Elsenaar: Fundamentals of the Computer-controlled Human Face as a Medium for Kinetic Art.5 March 2000Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott Building
Time: 18:00 - 20:00 Controlling the human face by a computer instead of the brain can make the face perform in unexpected and often surprising ways. 4. Derek Holzer: TONEWHEELS: Experiments in Opto-Electronic Synthesis and Graphical Sound [TBC]19 March 2009Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott BuildingTime: 18:00 -
20:00TONEWHEELS is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound, inspired by some of the pioneering 20th Century electronic music instruments such as the Variophone [Evgeny Scholpo (USSR) 1930], the Welte Light-Tone Organ [Edwin Emil Welte (DE) 1936], the ANS Synthesizer [Evgeny Murzin (USSR) 1958], and the Oramics system [Daphne Oram (UK) 1959]. 5. Rachel Armstrong: Bio Feminism: Move Over Darwin Respondent: Joanna Zylinska26 March 2009Location: Seminar Rooms, Ben Pimlott BuildingTime: 18:00 - 20:00Bio Feminist science promotes the
treacherous biology of the cyborg challenging notions of aliveness, performing every transgressive act possible within autopoietic systems at a molecular level and redefining our view of evolution.For more information check: http://www.thethursdayclub.netTo find Goldsmiths check

Objects: Approaching Sculpture

A Group Show of Camberwell Students
Janina Josephin Holloway, Christiane Luck, Satu Viljanen, Rachel Watts
Private View: Thursday 15th January 6-9pm
Show runs: 14th – 18th January 2009, 12pm – 6pm daily
The Empire Gallery, 30 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ

SCIRIA OpenMind Lecture Series - Autonomatic and SCIRIA Associates Present Research

Thu 29th January 2009
@ Camberwell College of Arts
Seminar Room Basement
Wilson Road
London SE5 8LU

Presentations (2-4pm):
• Dr Katie Bunnell (Autonomatic) ‘Autochina’, an online design tool for ceramic tableware surface design.
• Tavs Jorgensen (Autonomatic) ‘One Liner’, the use of motion capture technologies in the
creation of slumped glass forms.
• Drummond Masterton (Autonomatic) ‘The creative application of CNC milling technologies in
the production of decorative patterning for metalwork’
• Dr Justin Marshall (Autonomatic) ‘Automake’, an interactive generative design tool for
creating one-off rapid prototyped forms.
• Steve Brown (Royal College of Art) ‘The Physicality of Print and the Role of Interpretative Mediation Within Applied Art Screenprinting Practice’
• Andrew Folan (Lecturer at National College of Art & Design, Dublin) – ‘Grasping the
Autonomatic, a Research Cluster at University College Falmouth, explores the use of digital
manufacturing technologies in the creative process of designing and making three dimensional
‘We are design practitioners with skills and experience indesigning in ceramics, metals, glass, plaster, plastics,amongst other media. As creative researchers we have a basic urge to invent new ways of making things, to ask“what if?” , “so what?” and “what next?”. Through ourindividualistic and autonomous approach to using digital technologies we hope to inspire other designers and makers to approach digital technologies with a creative mindset.’

Wilson Road Gallery - MA pathway curated exhibitions

brief – a small curation team will be formed from these pathways and they will announce their themes and process

illustration in mon nov 17 / out fri 21 upper
digital arts in mon nov 24 / out fri 29 upper
book arts in mon dec 1 / out fri 5 upper
printmaking in mon dec 8 / out fri 12 upper
graphic design in mon jan 26 / out fri 30 upper
drawing & d-m in mon jan 26 / out fri 30 lower
trans arts in mon feb 9 / out fri 13 upper&lower

the purpose is to show mixed work and follow the themes and process set out by the pathway curating groups
during 09 there are further opportunities for other pathways to curate and for pathways to hold their own shows at the time of the symposia
the themes for curation can be as wild or and imaginative as you would like
organise one group crit during the week and your ‘opening’
create appropriate signage / information about the event internally & externally
use the gallery protocol guidelines that describe the functionality of the spaces and health and safety process for risk assessment of work and for installing – these parts are non negotiable