ruth catlow
Since 2002
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Ruth Catlow was born in London 1968.

Ruth is an artist and co director of furtherfield.org. She works with a range of digital and network media as well as sculpture, writing, music and drawing, exhibiting in the streets and other public spaces, in galleries and on the Internet. Most of the works connect with specific (often unsuspecting) audiences in a specific condition i.e. on their way to work, doing the shopping, taking the kids to school etc. Or they intersect strangely with dominant and pre established genres in the mass media such as pornography on the Internet. In this way Ruth communicates her intimate and often raw perception of the big human subjects of love, sex, community, responsibility and freedom.

'A Diary of Objects in the Streets' is a website which documents the impromptu siting of a series of portable sculptures in public spaces with photographs and diary commentaries. The sculptures, made from materials and objects found in the streets, break with the conventions of interaction in London's public spaces.

Other recent projects explore personal expressions/representations of sexuality both domestic and mythic. They are Domestic Idols (selected by Sarah Cook for Lo-Fi), Mesmerized and Time to Smell the Flowers. Latest projects include a series of short films for the web such as 'Responsibility is yours' featured by Zbooks and 'One Among 400,000' a javascript driven collage of text, image and sound about the protest in London to stop the war against Iraq.

Ruth is co-director of furtherfield.org, formed in partnership with artist, Marc Garrett in 1996 as an alternative platform for the creation, promotion, and archiving of new work for public viewing and interaction. Furtherfield collaborates with independent visual artists, digital/net artists, writers, critical thinkers, musicians and noisemakers with a special focus on work developed and produced outside the recognised institutional support structures (colleges, galleries, corporate and public funding). Furtherfield.org explores new and imaginative strategies for communicating ideas and issues in a range of digital & terrestrial media contexts.

Furtherfield's activities focus on presenting works online and organising global, contributory projects, which exist simultaneously on the Internet, the streets and public venues.
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London Calling


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London Calling


Hi Ben,
I think it may be a mistake to think in terms of a generational schism - unless you are actually looking to create one: )
I do agree tho that the Furtherfield approach is unlikely to be tagged 'jstchillin'.
Our approach has always been to work with others (including people not like us) to create a more imaginative, shared art context, acknowledging the Internet (and the world) as a place that can be shaped.
You want a reading group like the one at Cooper Union, you need a platform to speak from or too? why not start one up?
We might be able to help in some way. I suspect that we are practically neighbours so get in touch and we'd could meet for a chat.
Thanks to everyone for their thoughtful and genuine contributions to this discussion.
cheers,
Ruth
http://furtherfield.org - art, technology and social change

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Rich White live online tonight at FurtherStudio


Hello,

For the second FurtherStudio real-time, live, online residency, Rich
White is working on a project called Create/Remove.

In 'Create' Rich is exploring the theoretical, conceptual and practical
possibilities of creating an 'original' net/software artwork - that is,
a work that remains unique in a digital environment. 'Remove' concerns
censoring art available on the net. The result will form a comprehensive
archive of censored artworks.
Visitors are invited to contribute to both strands of the project by
emailing html, javascript and actionscript for use in 'readymade'
net.artworks in 'create' and sending in or suggesting artworks to be
censored for 'remove'.

Rich will be working online tonight at http://www.furtherstudio.org
20.00-21.00 GMT. Why not pop in to take a look at how the project is
going, donate your script and chat with Rich.

See you there
cheers
Ruth

FurtherStudio: http://www.furtherstudio.org
Furtherfield:http://www.furtherfield.org

DISCUSSION

Rich White live online tonight at FurtherStudio


Hello,

For the second FurtherStudio real-time, live, online residency, Rich
White is working on a project called Create/Remove.

In 'Create' Rich is exploring the theoretical, conceptual and practical
possibilities of creating an 'original' net/software artwork - that is,
a work that remains unique in a digital environment. 'Remove' concerns
censoring art available on the net. The result will form a comprehensive
archive of censored artworks.
Visitors are invited to contribute to both strands of the project by
emailing html, javascript and actionscript for use in 'readymade'
net.artworks in 'create' and sending in or suggesting artworks to be
censored for 'remove'.

Rich will be working online tonight at http://www.furtherstudio.org
20.00-21.00 GMT. Why not pop in to take a look at how the project is
going, donate your script and chat with Rich.

See you there
cheers
Ruth

FurtherStudio: http://www.furtherstudio.org
Furtherfield:http://www.furtherfield.org

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FurtherNoise - Visitors Studio feature live interview with Australian sound artist Jodi Rose


FurtherNoise - Visitors Studio feature live interview with Australian
sound artist Jodi Rose in conversation with Furthernoise editor Roger
Mills.

Wednesday 10th December 2003 at 23.30 GMT

http://www.furtherfield.org/furtherstudio/visitorsstudio
(requires recent flash plugin; broadband connection advised)

Jodi Rose is a nomadic writer and sound artist. Originally from Sydney,
Australia she is now travelling the world recording the sound of bridges
in search of their secret voices and language. This project is part of
her research for a Masters in Media Art at Melbourne University, School
of Creative Arts. Bridges recorded include the Anzac Bridge, Sydney; My
Thuan Bridge, Vietnam; Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam; Maatinkaari Bridge,
Helsinki and F60 Bridge, Lausitz Germany.

'I love bridges, the way they arch out across an emptiness to connect
with the other side. They occupy a space in-between, the threshold
between worlds, countries and states of mind. Looking fragile and
tenuous, resembling a spider-web spun across the void and creating a
path where there was previously only air, the bridge hangs suspended
improbably by threads'.

Jodi Rose - http://www.singingbridges.net
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