How We Became Metadata

You are invited to the Private View of the exhibition inaugurating The Gallery at 309 Regent Street on: Tuesday 8th June, 6:30-8:30pm

9 June 2010 – 5 September 2010, 9:00 – 17:00

Martin John Callanan
Corby & Baily
Eunju Han
Eduardo Kac
susan pui san lok
Ruth Maclennan and Uriel Orlow
Thomson & Craighead
Curated by Marquard Smith

University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1 2UW

FutureEverything – Serendipity City

FutureEverything, taking place 12-15 May in Manchester UK. Expect world premieres of astonishing artworks, an explosive citywide music programme, visionary thinkers from around the world, and awards for outstanding innovations.

Serendipity City: The FutureEverything 2010 main exhibition, featuring architecture-inspired art, a curated selection of city-drifting iPhone and Android apps, jaw-dropping data visualisations including Martin John Callanan’s A Planetary Order, and a selection of FutureEverything 2010 Award nominees. The venue is The Hive (47 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN), a spanking new Northern Quarter location.

Furtherfield on ResonanceFm

THOMSON & CRAIGHEAD are being interviewed on Resonance FM this Tuesday evening by Marc Garrett and Charlotte Frost. As far as we know it’s a live program, so that should add a certain unpredictability to proceedings especially as we have no idea what they’ll be asking us! The other guest on the show is Corrado Morgana and if you’re not near a radio for the live show then the podcast can be downloaded here later on in the week.

Liverpool to Liverpool: Chronicles of an Aimless Journey

Liverpool to Liverpool tells the story of an epic journey by Simon Faithfull from Liverpool, UK, to Liverpool, Novia Scotia. Faithfull made about six drawings a day throughout his journey, documenting the minutiae of daily life on land and sea, from Liverpool to Liverpool, with his Palm Pilot. This book includes 181 digital drawings, and Faithfull’s often wry, imagist commentary on the landscapes he was passing through and the humans he encountered – from English Liverpudlians crouched under umbrellas to Canadian Liverpudlians with moustachioed lips and pick-up trucks – as he drew them. The book serves as a reminder of Liverpool’s maritime past, its historical dependence on the shipbuilding industry and transatlantic trade, and the survival of these global connections today. Both the words and images in this fascinating book attest to the survival of the texture and detail of individual everyday lives even in our restlessly mobile world.

FILE Prix Lux – Voting now open

Martin John Callanan needs your vote… his work ‘I Wanted To See All the News From Today’ is a finalist in the first FILE Lux Prix for electronic and digital art.

To vote simply select the work ‘I Wanted To See All the News From Today’, enter your email address to vote, then verify your vote by clicking on the link you receive to your inbox.

FILE PRIX LUX has the intent of rewarding, motivating and stimulating the emergence of new talents in the area of electronic and digital languages. Since 2000, FILE – Electronic Language International Festival constitutes an international interdisciplinary platform for the development of innovative and creative projects in the area of arts and technologies. FILE is a cultural, nonprofit organization that promotes a reflection on the main themes of the global contemporary electronic-digital context, always in a transdisciplinary vision in the political complexity of our time’s cultural universe. For ten years now, FILE has collaborated, through exhibitions and symposiums, with the aesthetic-technological development that the new electronic-digital languages offer to contemporary cultures, as well as it has positioned Brazil in the world context of those new trends. In 2010, FILE will accomplish a long-awaited objective: to award to some of the projects an international prize in money.

Thank you!

Field Broadcast 8 – 16 May 2010


Thirty-three artists will send live broadcasts from fields direct to your desktop. All works, whether video, animation, performance, sculpture or live data will be created in the field with no editing or post-production. Each broadcast will be viewed by a dispersed international audience, at office desks, in cafes, on trains and at kitchen tables.

To receive the field broadcasts go to and follow the instructions. Once you have installed the viewer application each broadcast will arrive directly to your desktop, through your internet connection, opening in a pop-up window.

Field Broadcast will be live for 24 hours a day from May 8th to May 16th. Times of individual broadcasts will not be published in advance. All broadcasts are live and will not be repeated.

Artists: Bram Thomas Arnold, Ed Atkins, Dave Ball, Christopher Bassford and Jonathan Ryall, Richard Bevan, Sara Bjarland, Martin John Callanan, Susan Collins, Dan Coopey, Alexander Costello, David Cotterrell, Michael Cousin, Juan Cruz, Sean Edwards, Simon Faithfull, Florencia Guillen, Hamilton, Southern and St Armand, Toby Huddlestone, Fritha Jenkins, David Kefford, Olivier Leger, Pernille Leggat Ramfelt, Neil Luck, Revati Mann, Elizabeth McTernan, Alex Pearl, Eric Rosoman, Jennie Savage, Rob Smith, Dan Walwin, Ian Whittlesea, Luke Williams, Laura Wilson.

Curated by Rebecca Birch and Rob Smith for PROJECKT in conjunction with Wysing Arts Contemporary Presents