Sites and Para-Sites:


Networking Art

Sites and Para-Sites: Networking Art--Venue: The ICA, Brandon Room, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH: Date: Monday, March 20, 7:30 pm: Tickets: £3/£2 ICA members; ICA box office 020 7930 3647.

The London Consortium, the ICA and NODE.London present a conversation on how networks make artworks. Why might (or might not) media artists and organisations choose to utilise networks to generate and distribute artworks? What does the prevalence of networks in media arts reflect about the increasingly networked character of contemporary culture and society? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the network model in comparison to other organisational structures? A panel of professionals with differing relationships to media arts and its networks will examine these questions and invite discussion from the audience.

Panel includes Ruth Catlow, artist, co-founder and co-director of and HTTP [House of Technologically Termed Practice] and a Voluntary Organiser for Node.London ; Kelli Dipple, integrated media and performance artist and Webcasting Curator at Tate; Shu Lea Cheang, digital artist working in the field of net-based installation, social interface and film production; Tom Corby, artist, writer, curator, academic at the University of Westminster, and editor "Network Art: Practices and Positions," recently published by Routledge; Helen Sloan, director of SCAN, the new media art agency in the South of England; and moderator, Professor Steven Connor, Academic Director of the London Consortium.