DREAM BABES: Speculative Futures Zine Launch
We're excited to share details of the next iteration of the Dream Babes project - the launch of the Speculative Futures Zine, 7-9pm, March 23rd at The Horse Hospital, London.
Loss Leader is a new moving image commission currently on display at Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague. Presented as a defective video game with a ruptured and inescapable narrative, Loss Leader builds a character portrait of a being turning to violence as an escape from an endless loop of production.
External view of Terre Thaemlitz, Interstices (2001-2003). Site-specific text installation in collaboration with Michael Oswell and Auto Italia. Window vinyl, vinyl wallpaper, poster handouts, Tokyo Blue strip light. Installation view at Auto Italia, London (2017). Photograph: Manuela Barczewski
Our reality has changed. Mark Fisher 1968-2017
Richard John Jones remembers Mark Fisher.
Rogue Agents is a group project at Firstdraft, Sydney seeking to collectively uncover ideas around figures that can disrupt, subvert and redirect power. From historical and folkloric interpretations of witchcraft to bio-technologies and body hacking, Rogue Agents will explore alternative models of being and desiring.
COME MY BABY: 4D running in 2
Read an excerpt from Holly Childs' text HAVE THE dusk deepen, performed as part of Auto Italia's Rogue Agents project at Firstdraft, Sydney.
Somewhere there is a Siren. The disembodied female voice is perhaps even more horrific than the female body. The dark in itself is not as frightening as the imagination it lures.
Liquid Skin – a new text piece by artist Roberta Vaz – takes us on a journey to self-annihilation through the prototyped self in Second Life and beyond.
Nature of the Hunt
Nature of the Hunt is a project by Auto Italia in collaboration with Harman Bains, considering what is at stake in our contemporary desire to re-imagine folkloric and historic modes of violence and resistance. Explored through a disembodied survey of twentieth-century exploitation and body horror cinema, this project asks how the biological danger associated with the nature of the female in these materials might be claimed and shaped. It enables us to explore on new terms these female subjects historically considered dangerous to society.
Thanks Rachel Finney for a really nice piece on Terre Thaemlitz ‘Interstices’, now online @map_magazine