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Red, White And Blue

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Mark Titchner

From 07/11/12 to 08/12/12

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Location: London Chelsea Space, United Kingdom

Special Events

Featuring: Derek Jarman, Laibach

Links: chelseaspace.org

Group exhibition exploring pop, punk and politics, with works by Peter Blake, Barney Bubbles, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Derek Jarman, Laibach, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Jon Savage, Mark Titchner and more.

London Chelsea Space,

7 November–8 December.

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Rhizomatic Model of Education

In the rhizomatic model of learning, curriculum is not driven by predefined inputs from experts; it is constructed and negotiated in real time by the contributions of those engaged in the learning process. This community acts as the curriculum, spontaneously shaping, constructing, and reconstructing itself and the subject of its learning in the same way that the rhizome responds to changing environmental conditions:

The rhizome is an antigenealogy. It is a short-term memory, or antimemory. The rhizome operates by variation, expansion, conquest, capture, offshoots. Unlike the graphic arts, drawing or photography, unlike tracings, the rhizome pertains to a map that must be produced, constructed, a map that is always detachable, connectible, reversible, modifiable, and has multiple entryways and exits and its own lines of flight. (Deleuze and Guattari 1987, 21)

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A Message from the Author – Marcus Boon

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Cover: In Praise of Copying by Marcus Boon

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“Given the topic and stance of In Praise of Copying, I wanted the text to participate openly in the circulation of copies that we see flourishing all around us. I approached Harvard to discuss options and they agreed to make the book available as a PDF online. The PDF is freely available to anyone who wants to download it, but it does come with a Creative Commons License that sets some intelligent restrictions on what you can do with it. Although generosity is a wonderful thing, this isn’t especially intended as a utopian gesture towards a world in which everything is free. It’s recognition of the way in which copies of texts circulate today, a circulation in which the physical object known as the book that is for sale in the marketplace has an important but hardly exclusive role. A PDF of a book is not an illegitimate copy of a legitimate original but participates in other kinds of circulation that have long flourished around the book-commodity: the library book; the photocopy or hand-written copy; the book browsed, borrowed or shared. We all know these modes of circulation exist, as they continue to do today with online text archives.

Perhaps these online archives just make visible and more ‘at hand’ something that was happening invisibly, more distantly, but continuously before. At the same time, something new is going on. The physical book today is one copy, one iteration of a text among others. What that means for publishers, writers, readers and other interested parties is something that we are working out—on this webpage and elsewhere.”—Marcus Boon

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Full text PDFIn-Praise-of-Copying-by-Marcus-Boon-HUP-free-full-text

And at: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/boon/

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Further Reading:

Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age

Kenneth Goldsmith

More information at: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-14990-7/uncreative-writing/excerpt

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“The recipe for my appropriation seems direct and simple enough: “On Friday, September 1, 2000, I began retyping the day’s New York Times, word for word, letter for letter, from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner, page by page.” My goal was to be as uncreative as possible, one of the hardest constraints an artist can muster, particularly on a project of this scale; with every keystroke comes the temptation to fudge, cut and paste, and skew the mundane language. But to do so would be to foil the exercise. Instead, I simply made my way through the entire newspaper, typing exactly what I saw. Every place where there was an alphanumeric word or letter, I retyped it: advertising, movie timetables, the numbers of a license plate on a car ad, the classifieds, and so forth. The stock quotes alone ran for more than two hundred pages.” (From: Uncreative Writing by Kenneth Goldsmith 2011)

WWW: World Wild Web

Paula Crutchlow & Helen Varley Jamieson, Andy Deck, Mary Flanagan, Genetic Moo, Dominic Smith, and Sarah Waterson

Aquitaine from the [borders] series by Mary Flanagan
Date:Thursday 18 October – Saturday 1 December

Opening Event: Saturday 13 October 2012, 1-4pm
co-hosted with The Festival of Mint – A Celebration of Local Growing – serving mint tea and mojito

Open Thu-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11-5pm
Contact: info@furtherfield.org

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE FOR PRINT HERE

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Have a look at the article below and let us know what you think?

INSERT DISC: a digital flaneur’s guide
By Ben Fino-Radin on Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012
For the traveler who desires a journey through space and time, a visit to Long Island City is highly recommended. The second iteration of Aram Bartholl’s DVD Dead Drop project is available at the Museum of the Moving image until October 27th. Titled INSERT DISC (produced in collaboration with Robert Sakrowski), the project presents a journey to the heyday of artist produced interactive CD-ROM’s: the 90’s.

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⇸ Around the corner from the main entrance of MMI, one will find a CD / DVD sized slot carved in the side of the museum. Come equipped with a blank DVD-R. Insert the disc. After roughly seven minutes, your disc will be returned – its heat sensitive dye freshly encoded with a complex package containing relics of the past.

/// ⇸ After returning to your personal computer, mount the disc on any Mac or PC (Linux or Windows) with at least a 2.2 Ghz processor and 8 Gb of free hard drive space. The DVD contains a virtual disk image (.vdi) virtual machine compatible with Oracle’s free and VirtualBox software. Following the simple setup instructions in the DVD’s README.txt, one will find themselves booting up a Ubuntu desktop…

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This unit initially focuses upon a range of thematic areas such as youth, memory, surveillance, mediation and realities in which the emphasis is on our relationship to our environment and the way we choose to communicate within it. You will be required to present work through an auditory or visual medium, which highlights specific examples of communication within the areas we discuss.

Following on from this you are introduced to readings within a variety of contemporary subject areas intended to both inspire and focus you in thinking about and selecting possible topics for your dissertation in your final year.

Each week a specific text will be read and analysed. In small groups you will be asked to lead a week‟s discussion in relation to an allocated text. You will be asked to prepare topics for discussion and draw up proposals for suitable research areas.

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