Invisible Forces16.Jun.12 - 11.Aug.12
Exhibitions: Thursday to Saturday 12 noon - 3pm.
£ FREE advance
Artist Talk, 23.Jun.12, WORKSHOP: Saturday 23 June 2012 - 1-5pm
Artist Talk, 30.Jun.12, WORKSHOP: Saturday 30 June 2012 - 1-5pm
Performance, 04.Jul.12, Wednesday 04 July 2012 – 9-11am
Performance, 11.Jul.12, Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11am-5pm
Walk / Tour, 21.Jul.12, WORKSHOP: Saturday 21 July 2012, 2-5pm
020 8802 2827
Please join us for the Opening Event on Saturday 16 June 2012, 2-5pm
Our social, economic and cultural institutions are being dismantled. Control over the provision of social care, urban and rural development, education and freedom of expression, is being redistributed to private enterprise at a global level.
The Internet – a world-spanning database with billions of creators – shapes and reflects the production of social, political and economic realms by the prevailing powers and those actively resisting them. The Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, Anonymous and Wikileaks show how increased access to tools, debate
and distribution of culture has motivated and enabled new forms and styles of individual and collective action, changing how agency is perceived and politics is done.
Undeterred, the artists in this exhibition meet these challenges with clear eyes, spontaneity, experimentation and a sense of adventure. The resulting mix of installations, digital video, net art, painting and drawings deal with conspiracy, money, politics, hidden signals and frustration fatigue.
As we scan our cultures for maps, role models, possible ways of living in today’s world, we often encounter images of society that are created by its hidden, controlling forces. By naming, revealing, tracking, playing, making, subverting and transforming tools, circumstances and figures that give rise to current crises we enlarge the debate and extend our freedoms. And the artists in this exhibition offer examples of just some of the ways in which this might be done.
For more information please download the press release: (313kb) http://www.furtherfield.org/gallery-files/Invisible-forces-press-release.pdf
and visit: http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/invisible-forces
Free public play, games, making and discussion:
Exhibition ends Saturday 11 August 2012
Open Thu-Fri 2-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm
Furtherfield is supported by Arts Council England and Haringey Council Furtherfield - A living, breathing, thriving network http://www.furtherfield.org - for art, technology and social change since 1997