Matthew Britton

Matthew Britton’s Art Squad @ Google Docs

1 December 2015

Matthew Britton and Art Squad launch an ongoing artwork set in Google Docs, where it can be edited collaboratively by anyone invited to process.

The idea started with a piece Britton created earlier this year called which inspired the creation of a virtual environment “in which participants can have an ephemeral exchange of ideas and expressions” intended to make them consider how they are using the web page as well as the tools at their disposal.

The Art Squad Google Doc can be shared with anyone, and can be added to, edited, or deleted by anyone, thereby creating a kind of egalitarian community interaction within a single document.

See the Google Doc to view the collaborative art work and follow its progress. **

Matthew Britton Art Squad Google Doc


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Out of Office @ Arcadecardiff, Apr 22 – 30

23 April 2014

The Out of Office is on at Cardiff’s Arcadecardiff, running April 22 to 30.

Led by Matthew Britton and featuring Emilie Gervais, Constant Dullaart, Kim Asendorf, Jonas Lund, Shia LaBeouf and more the exhibition is a “micro curatorial platform” using an email auto-reply to  distribute art.

Aiming to “suggest an even more intimate way of distributing and viewing online works”, the focus is on engaging “primarily in the comfort of your own mailbox”, so no need to be on location because the work can also be viewed via rollover links and the mailto: function online at the Out of Office website.

Here your inbox will be greeted by a ‘readme Spam Poem’ or Shia Labeouf’s glitched-out portrait of his back above muscle-bound Google advertising.

See the Arcadecardiff website for details. **

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