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Steven Warwick + Nora Khan @ UnionDocs, Jun 13

9 June 2016

Steven Warwick + Nora Khan are presenting Fear Indexing the X-Files at New York’s UnionDocs, June 13.

The artist and producer also known as Heatsick will join writer Khan in presenting their research into some seminal X-Files episodes in relation to 90s internet culture, and paranoia in the “American networked imaginary” during the Clinton era.

Images, clips, and ephemera compiled for a short film in development will be presented, along with the psychological anxieties of the time they appear to represent: “Aliens replaced Communism, and fear of ghosts, and the paranormal prefaced our current Islamophobic climate, with deregulated neoliberalism continually hovering, like an invisible man in the room.”

Eariler this week, Berlin-based Warwick will also be taking part in a conversation around the revived Breadwoman and Other Tales live project with creator Anna Homler and moderated by DeForrest Brown, Jr at New York’s Printed Matter, then DJ-ing at Happyfun Hideaway on June 9.

See the Printed MatterUnionDocs and Happyfun Hideaway website for details on the respective events.**

Steven Warwick, 'Club Nutri' (2016). Detail. Courtesy Exile, Berlin.
Steven Warwick, ‘Club Nutri’ (2016). Detail. Courtesy Exile, Berlin.
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Trace Programme @ Aspirational Living, Feb 18 – 21

17 February 2016

Trace Programme is a weekend with a group exhibition and a publication launch hosted by Aspirational Living at a yet-to-be disclosed location, between February 18 and 21.

Aspirational Living is a new nomadic curatorial project founded in Nottingham. Fittingly, perhaps, there seems to be loads of Trace Programme event pages all over facebook.

Curator for the Trace Programme, Ruth Angel Edwards has invited artists and collectives such as Joseph Buckley, Kate Cooper, Hayden Dunham (aka QT), School of the Damned, Emily Pope, Erica Scourti, Jake KentDan Szor and Richard John Jones, who is also hosting an informal discussion on his research into lost lesbian, gay and queer spaces in an accompanying event TOTAL DESTROY on February 19.

A further accompanying event, a Rave Dinner Party, will be run by New York-based panhumanist collective, Communitas on the February 21.

A book will be launched on the opening evening including contributions from DeForrest Brown, Harry BurkeRózsa Farkas, Lynn Hanna, Erica Scourti and Jamie Sterns.

See the FB event page for more information and a string of posts and links in anticipation**

Joseph Buckley, 'Pervert’s Lament' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Meyohas, New York.
Joseph Buckley, ‘Pervert’s Lament’ (2015). Install view. Courtesy Meyohas, New York.
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‘Blockchain Horizons’ @ New Museum, Oct 22

22 October 2015

Artists, critics and entrepreneurs gather to discuss the cultural implications of distributed databases in the sold-out ‘Blockchain Horizons’ discussion at New Museum on October 22.

Organized by Rhizome Artistic Director Michael Connor and conceived by Lars Holdhus, ‘Blockchain Horizons’ takes on the social and cultural repercussions of these databases, understood to be secure and transparent by virtue of peer-to-peer communities that cryptographically validate each entry, in various fields, including publishing, licensing and distribution.

Participating in the discussion are Nora Khan, DeForrest Brown, and The Actual School with a work-in-progress online project titled ‘Futures Along the Blockchain’; artist, entrepreneur and founder of Monegraph, Kevin McCoy; PWR presenting a decentralised platform for publication and distribution of digital texts; and researcher and curator Rachel O’Dwyer.

See the event page for details. **

The Infinite Webring of the Eternal Internet Brotherhood, A project by Angelo Plessas interpreted by PWR, 2014.
The Infinite Webring of the Eternal Internet Brotherhood, A project by Angelo Plessas interpreted by PWR, 2014.
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