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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DISCUSSION

FurtherStudio this evening


Hello,

Jess Loseby will be working online in the FurtherStudio this evening
from 7pm GMT (that's 8pm for Brits). Why not pop in to take a look at
how the project is going and to chat with Jess.

http://www.furtherfield.org/furtherstudio

See you there
cheers
Ruth

DISCUSSION

this morning at FurtherStudio


Hello,

Jess Loseby will be working online in the FurtherStudio this morning
from 10amGMT (that's 11am for Brits). Please pop in to take a look at
how the project is going and to chat with Jess.

http://www.furtherfield.org/furtherstudio

See you there
cheers
Ruth

DISCUSSION

FurtherStudio


Hello everyone,

In 5 minutes we'll be online for an hour at
http://www.furtherfield.org/furtherstudio/

It'll be good to hear your comments about the beta version of
FurtherStudio and if you have time, to contribute to Jess Loseby's
project bob@nowhere.tv. Grab a coffee and we'll see you there soon.

cheers
ruth

furtherfield
http://www.furtherfield.org

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

DISCUSSION

Furtherfield are beta-testing FurtherStudio- Monday 18th August


Furtherfield are beta-testing FurtherStudio

You are invited to join Jess Loseby online, on Monday 18th August, for
the first, informal beta testing of FurtherStudio.

Chat with Jess and watch her PC desktop as she works between:-
4- 5am (los angeles) 6- 7am (new york) 11- 12am (London) 1- 2pm
(barcelona/brussels), 3.30- 4.30 (delhi) 8- 9pm (sydney)

About FurtherStudio

FurtherStudio is an exploratory, year long project, set up to create
online, real-time, net art residencies during which time the artists
need not leave their studio or home environments, as the FurtherStudio
web facility offers a public window on the artist's PC desktop as they
work.

The curatorial theme of 'appropriation and ownership of ideas, services,
products and images' is explored with the artist through a programme of
open studio events and discussions between artists, net art critics and
anyone interested in exploring creativity on the Internet. More about
FurtherStudio at
http://www.furtherfield.org/furtherstudio/docs/about.html

We are very pleased to announce that digital/ net artist, Jess Loseby
will be kicking off FurtherStudio with her project, 'bob@no-where'.
During the course of the 3 month long virtual residency Jess will send
emails to 'Bob' with html, flash and video artworks attached. These
emails will take the form of love letters, hate mail and trivial musings
and will be constructed from the artist's emotional take-over and
transformation of artists works archived within the furtherfield.org
website.

The online real-time open studio events are timetabled to take place
three times a week for the next 3 months. Please visit the FurtherStudio
calendar for dates of future events. There should be at least one event
a week that is friendly to your specific time zone. Visit the
FurtherStudio Calendar at
http://www.furtherfield.org/furtherstudio/docs/calendar.html

FurtherStudio is a Furtherfield project.

-concept, design and project co-ordination by Marc Garrett and Ruth
Catlow
-programming and design by Neil Jenkins (www.furtherfield.org &
www.devoid.co.uk)
-supported by the Furtherfield team
-funded by the Arts Council of England
-in kind sponsorship:
---server, by Ivan Pope (www.ivanpope.com) (also thanks to Steve Hanlon)

--- Untangled Web Solutions

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

DISCUSSION

Re: what bad taste?


Hi Ivan

re:
their attack on McQueen is in incredibly poor taste

They were selected and then vetoed which is usually regarded as an excuse for a
moan.
I share their disappointment. Though I wouldn't have risked being so impolite,
in case it was misinterpreted as sour grapes ;-)

I was surprised that they got as far as they did, a rare match of crazies-
artists and warlords alike.
Now I will have to imagine what the results would have been.

cheers

Ruth

Ivan Pope wrote:

> I am amazed that they were ever proposed in the first place. What state is
> going to let two crazy mixed up artists loose as official War Artists.
> At the same time, I think that their attack on McQueen is in incredibly poor
> taste. So they didn't get selected, so they attack the artist who did.
> Ho, hum. Storm in teacup as usual.
> Cheers,
> Ivan
>
> --
> Ivan Pope
> ivan@ivanpope.com
> www.ivanpope.com
> www.tochki-inc.com
>
> "Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death"
> Hunter S. Thompson
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "ruth catlow" <ruth.catlow@furtherfield.org>
> To: <list@rhizome.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 1:40 PM
> Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: what bad taste?
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> > The Chapman Brothers have been dropped as Britain's official artists in
> > Iraq over questions of bad taste. They raise some very pertinent issues
> > in this article.
> >
> > http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/media/story.jsp?storyB2111
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