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

Re: Fwd: FW: Digital Artists: Call for Entries


Just before the recent 'critiquing of the critics', i posted to Rhizome with a very serious question; about artists being invited to submit work, with an assurance that their work would not challenge the interests of the sponsors.

'critiquing of the critics' launched its analysis and damning judgment, of a moment of friendly appreciation among artists and writers who have each shared work in progress and contributed thoughtful and critical debate to this list over the last year.

The first represents a money/power taboo and the second a human emotion taboo.
I wonder how useful or necessary are these restrictions are?

Artist's self censorship- who needs the first amendment?

regards
ruth

Michael Szpakowski wrote:

> This call was posted to the list directly a couple of
> days back.
> Both Ruth Catlow & I pointed out then that they're
> willing to pay , if you're willing to self censor for
> the benefit of their corporate sponsor. The
> extraordinary turn of phrase was " non pornographic
> and nonpolitical" I think, althoguh interestingly this
> appears only as "non pornogrphic" in the pdf
> attachment here.
> So politics and pornography is out but apparently a
> bit of corporate whoring is completely acceptable.
> best
> michael
> --- Rachel Greene <rachel@rhizome.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Begin forwarded message:
> >
> > > From: Trevor Smith <TSmith@newmuseum.org>
> > > Date: Tue Jun 3, 2003 10:00:52 AM US/Eastern
> > > To: "'rachel@rhizome.org'" <rachel@rhizome.org>,
> > > "'d.kreckler@ecu.edu.au'" <d.kreckler@ecu.edu.au>
> > > Subject: FW: Digital Artists: Call for Entries
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Jon Tomlinson
> > [mailto:digital@bigdaddyenterprises.biz]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 8:54 AM
> > > To: jon@bigdaddyenterprises.biz
> > > Subject: Digital Artists: Call for Entries
> > >
> > >
> > > Good morning...
> > >
> > > As part of an event I am putting together, I'd
> > like to feature the
> > > work of
> > > approximately 10 digital artists. The nice thing
> > is that I'll be able
> > > to
> > > pay them for the efforts. So... if you know of
> > anyone who would like
> > > to
> > > participate, would you mind passing along the
> > attached Call for
> > > Entries?
> > >
> > > Thanks... take care,
> > > Jon Tomlinson
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
> > ATTACHMENT part 2 application/pdf x-unix-mode66;
> name=DIGITALCFE_2.pdf
>
> =====
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DISCUSSION

Re: lapdance: new ''''work''''


I love this piece of work!
beautiful choreography- have they been dancing long?

x ruth

Jess Loseby wrote:

> the word ''work'' used in the broadest possible sense of the word.
> ...what can I say my internet connection was down and I had (literally) far too much time
> on my hands this morning. (and I thought it was funny)
>
> lapdance
> http://www.rssgallery.com/lapdance.htm
> flash 6 + sound
>
> (rough on a dial-up, sorry)
>
> jess.
>
> o
> /^ rssgallery.com
> ][
>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Digital Artists: Call for Entries


I think they're looking for conservative art that won't challenge the interests of the sponsors
and we all think that's OK. OK?
;-)
ruth

Michael Szpakowski wrote:

> <* Non-pornographic and non-political>
> this is an interesting equation!
> michael
>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Re: open call to make mediocre stuff


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EASE PRESS : V4tunate
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artists will run, hyperactive, sitting on tinder can be tuff

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all physical bits blown offline you won't never put it off and won't
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be a shame.
it will ask for further detail, point at you and laugh
and lame will be awarded with a Membership Agreement,
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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Re: open call to make mediocre stuff


ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup

EASE PRESS : V4tunate
yester is no headline, sponging mediocre stuff.
artists will run, hyperactive, sitting on tinder can be tuff

scribelis9.phpthiz pog/inforgothizorme questtp://rions: hiz org
ime.onfo@rome
/un: http://scriberhizsubome.able org/subphizref->erenc-> es/subscribe.rhiz

give ho/2scribe: http://romate.org/supSubport

all physical bits blown offline you won't never put it off and won't that
be a shame.
it will ask for further detail, point at you and laugh
and lame will be awarded with a Membership Agreement,
subject to the terms, held on the record, set out in your online black
will,
back will back

put my thing down flip it and reverse it