I wrote an essay called 'Systems Seduction: The Aesthetics of Decentralization' about ecology and systems theory for the Journal of Design and Science's essay competition and it actually won! you can read and/or comment on it here, and it'll be part of a collection published by MIT Press next year.
I am working with Kalli Retzepi, Agnes Cameron and Sam Ghantous on a workshop taking place at the end of July at the Decentralized Web Summit, San Francisco.
OPEN CALL to artists, scientists, designers, writers, anyone with an interest in DARK MATTER, to propose commissioned projects for a major exhibition, DARK MATTER, curated by Sandra Ross at Science Gallery London.
I made a trailer for Parasite (物流)
Saturday 28th April (MIT): I'm taking part in the closing discussion for the Zooetics symposium called 'Sympoiesis: New Research, New Pedagogy, and New Publishing in Radical Inter-disciplinarity' with Florian Schneider, Corinne Diserens, Lars Bang Larsen, Gediminas Urbonas, Nomeda Urbonas, Judith Barry (registration here).
Saturday 21st April (Glasgow): Some new work: if you're in town, come to the opening of the duo exhibition of me and Aniara Omann, CROSS-FEED at Market Gallery, 334 Duke St as part of Glasgow International 2018.
Friday 20th April (Glasgow): I'll be on a panel about art/technology/posthuman/etc called 'Cellular World' with Richard Parry, Jesse Darling, Cécile B. Evans, Kapwani Kiwanga and Mark Leckey, chaired by Andrea Phillips, for the opening of Glasgow International. We all look fucking miserable though.
I wrote an essay for Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar's Self-Service, a publication about the Pioneer Health Centre, launched as part of Glasgow International 2018 (available free from CCA Glasgow and elsewhere during GI). The Kernel Process will also be showing as part of their screening programme.
The Kernel Process will be showing in Jersey City as part of Body + Camera festival with Mana Contemporary on September 23rd.
Wrote an essay about myco-eco-techno-pagan imaginaries: 'a medial soup of porous objects, encrypted networks and ambivalent organisms (often including other people).' featuring art bits of Linda Stupart, James Bridle, Taru Elfving, Jenna Sutela, Essi Kausalainen, et al.
18th, Open Studio & screening at BALTIC if anyone's in the NE!
HEREAFTER: 7-10th July, short exhibition of work in progress from the Hereafter residencies at SPACE Art & Technology, with Eloise Bonneviot, Rachel Pimm, Johann Arens, Diann Bauer, Ilona Sagar and Saemundur Thor Helgason.
A nice reunion of slimes and parasites with Jenna Sutela at her solo show at Titanik Gallery in Turku, Finland, where I read some new words. I'll be doing another reading at the opening of "Neoliberal Grooming" at AVALANCHE, somewhere in Peckham, 25th May, 7PM.
Some screenings in the US! The Kernel Process will be screened in the upcoming Filmideo 2017 at Index Art Centre in New Jersey, as well as in the Body and Camera Film Festival at Mana Contemporary, Chicago. Unfortunately I can't make it to either.
On 20th April I'm participating in Beyond Telepathy at Somerset House, an free event of performances and conversations curated by Taru Elfving. I'll be doing a reading of some work-in-progress from my current project 'Erotics of the Interface', followed by a conversation with Jenna Sutela, Jamie Sutcliffe, and Luciana Parisi.
Happy to be selected for Connect/Exchange art/film development residency with BALTIC and Northern Film & Media. I will be working with BALTIC, The NewBridge Project, and fellow resident Verity Birt.
5th March, showing The Kernel Process at ZOOX Collective's screening at Platform, London.
23rd Feb, showing The Kernel Process at Whitechapel Open Screening alongside Ana Mendes, Julia Warr, Tom Cardew, Dominic Davis.
11th Feb, excited to be showing The Kernel Process as part of an amazing lineup (Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Beatrice Dillon, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Evan Ifekoya, Wojciech Kosma, Lawrence Lek, Laura O’Neill, Florence Peake) at Wysing Arts Centre's first 2017 show, ALL CHANNELS OPEN.
Currently on the shortlist for the first DARE 'radical interdisciplinarity' prize by Opera North/University of Leeds. hoping to work with some Leeds researchers on a film/performance about distributed (slime) intelligence. waiting to hear back, alongside some v excellent/intimidating company - Marina Rees, Samuel Hertz, Melanie King, Robin Dowell & Joanna Lampard.
I'm going back to Shanghai quite a lot sooner than expected, this time as spokesperson for Goldin + Senneby as an extension of their Headless project, at the 11th Shanghai Biennale. Will be talking about slime moulds, offshore finance and other polymorphous networks at Power Station of Art, 3pm, 21st January.
lacoste1 is shortlisted for Tenderflix award 2016 alongside 10 other works, which will be screened at the Horse Hospital, Nov. 25th, 7-9pm.
lacoste1 will also be showing as part of the second Bomb Factory Film Festival on November 24th! Details here.
16th October, [SHANGHAI] collaboration with Agnes Cameron for [2016 + X BREW & BLEND] on a web-based game, which will be hosted by Chronus Art Centre, SH - coming sooon.
Oct-Nov, I'll be on residency at Wysing Art Centre with the wonderful Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, mostly thinking about national internet(s), slime moulds and wireshark.
New article on the Chinternet - 'Chaos and Control', Frieze #183. (appropriately?) paywalled :/ but email if you want a copy.
15th October, The Showroom, London. I'll be leading a discussion with Karen Cunningham and Susan Schuppli (about technological inscription and material witnesses) focusing on Karen's beautiful new commission for Legion TV, Movable Type, Under Erasure.