Kate Southworth
Since the beginning
Works in Cornwall United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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glorious ninth (http://www.gloriousninth.net) is a collaboration between artists Kate Southworth and Patrick Simons. They make artworks and DIY installations for galleries, online and other places. Recent works have started to explore the use of protocol as a medium. Kate Southworth is research leader of the iRes research cluster in Network Art at University College Falmouth (http://www.ires.org.uk).
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Electronic Village Galleries


Electronic Village Galleries
Friday 6th May @ 6.00 – 9.00pm
Zennor
Village Hall, Zennor TR26 3BT, Cornwall, UK
     
    
Free event.........
Electronic Village Galleries Zennor
is
an event showing a collection of new media art videos. The evening will
be hosted by Andy Whall and includes a discussion with Michael
Szpakowski. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the artwork, food,
wine and discussion.
     
The DVblog Collection
is curated by Michael Szpakowski and Doron Golan and it includes works
by nationally and internationally known artists: Martha Deed, Millie
Niss, Steven Ball, Nathaniel Stern, Giles Perkins, Kerry Baldry, Robert
Croma, Rupert Howe, Jim Punk, Donna Kuhn, Morrisa Maltz, Sam Renseiw,
Liz Sterry, Eddie Whelan, Alan Sondheim.
     
     
Discuss Online........
Texts
by Verina Gfader on a few of the artworks being shown at the event are
featured on the Electronic Village Galleries Website
Many of the
artworks featured at the event are viewable online.  You can post your
thoughts and interpretation of the works on the Electronic Village
Galleries Website http://evg.dematerial.org

Come and Have Your Say........
VOX
POPULI : Vidocumentation by Delpha Hudson will be through ‘vox pop’
interviews, negotiated with the public at the event, through dialogue.
 Audiences will be asked which digital work they most like or dislike,
and why. Drawing on the idea of 'found’ sound or footage, the vox pop
interviews will not be controlled or edited by post-production
processes,  just placed on the web.
     
     
Have a look at what's on and come along if you can!
http://evg.dematerial.org
Electronic Village Galleries Zennor
is part of a pilot project devised by Kate Southworth at University
College Falmouth which is supported by Arts Council England.  Electronic
Village Galleries aims to develop a distributed platform that supports
artists to host new media art events in their local village or town
hall, and which links together local art communities in Cornwall and the
South West of England with network and new media art and its global
communities. It’s an experiment, so please join in and help to shape it!
     
     
Forthcoming  Events:
Electronic Village Galleries: Liskeard Public Hall – Friday May 20th
   

DISCUSSION

Electronic Village Galleries: Penryn, Cornwall, UK



Electronic Village Galleries
Friday 15th April @ 6.30 – 8.30pm
Penryn Town Hall, Higher Market Street, Penryn, Cornwall, UK
http://evg.dematerial.org

Free event.........
Electronic Village Galleries Penryn is an event exhibiting four collections of
network, sound and new media art.  The evening will be hosted by Fi
Henshall and include discussion with Rob Gawthrop and Patrick Simons.
Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the artwork, food, wine and
discussion.
Each collection has been selected especially for the
Electronic Village Galleries by a diverse range of new media curators
and artists. At the Penryn event there will be collections by Beryl
Graham, Patrick Simons, Furtherfield and Kurator. These will
include works by Rob Myers, Moddr, Karen Blissett, Julian Oliver and
Danja Vasiliev (newstweek), Susan Collins, Carry Peppermint and
Leila Nadir (ecoarttech), Rachel Reupke, Thomson  & Craighead, Les
Liens Invisibles, Oliver Ressler, UBERMORGEN.COM and from a number of
art radio stations.

Discuss Online........
Texts by Verina Gfader on a few of the artworks being shown at the event are
featured on the Electronic Village Galleries Website
Many of the artworks featured at the event are viewable online.  You can post your
thoughts and interpretation of the works on the Electronic Village
Galleries Website http://evg.dematerial.org

Come and Have Your Say........
VOX POPULI : Vidocumentation by Delpha Hudson will be through ‘vox pop’
interviews, negotiated with the public at the event, through dialogue. 

Electronic Village Galleries Penryn is part of a pilot project devised by Kate
Southworth at University College Falmouth which is supported by Arts
Council England.  Electronic Village Galleries aims to develop a
distributed platform that supports artists to host new media art events
in their local village or town hall, and which links together local art
communities in Cornwall and the South West of England with network and
new media art and its global communities. It’s an experiment, so please
join in and help to shape it!
Forthcoming  Events:
Electronic Village Galleries: Zennor Hall – Friday May 6th
Electronic Village Galleries: Liskeard Town Hall – Friday May 20th

DISCUSSION

DISCUSSION

Destructural Video


Hi Mary and others,
I should clarify that I don't think that protocol is the glue that allows you and me to talk to each other - but that maybe it is the glue that holds together art that is made from discrete elements. Extending Alexander Galloway and Eugene Thacker's writings, I see protocol as that which organises and controls discrete elements within any distributed system. Protocol as a medium enables the portability of relational artworks and artworks without a central point of focus. So protocol is useful, but nonetheless is a system of control. I am particularly interested in how artists 'come to' systems of control - in particular Agnes Martin's grids and Sol LeWitt's alogorithms. I would suggest that both Martin and LeWitt work within a logic of co-existence: that is, they don't destroy the grid, or algorithm, but they do fragilise it.

I'll send you a couple of papers that I presented at this year's ISEA in Belfast which start to map some of these ideas.

all my very best
kate

DISCUSSION

Destructural Video


Hi Marc,
I couldn't disagree with you more. I've been writing about the similarities and differences between net art and 'relational art' for the last few months and have read and re-read several texts by Nicolas Bourriaud. And it seems to me that (in Relational Aesthetics, for example) he articulates very well indeed the socio-economic context within which artists were making work during the 1990s. He understands, I think, the significance of the shift to artists devising the parameters of the situation within which inter-subjective encounters emerge.

I think his articulation of these shifts is highly relevant to anyone working in the emerging areas of distributed network art, and especially to anyone, like me, obsessed with the role of protocol in distributed work.

I haven't got the quote exactly, but ten years ago, Nicolas Bourriaud was asking 'what is the 'glue'' that holds relational work together. What a killer question!

Ten years later, I'd suggest, possibly, that protocol is the 'glue' that that holds temporally and spatially discrete elements together and is the organising frame of relational, network and other non-centralised contemporary art practices.

all my very best
Kate