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Data Art Day

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Birmingham Open Media

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http://instructionsforhumans.com/dataartday/

As part of the Instructions for Humans exhibition at BOM (Birmingham Open Media, on Saturday 25 November three guests will join artist Pete Ashton to share their work and ideas about using data and information in art.

The event is not about computers or programming, but the practice of using information in all art forms. Pete is particularly interested in those who do not consider themselves “digital” attending.

2-5pm: Guests from a range of art backgrounds will be in the gallery talking about their work and what inspires them:

  • Hannah Redler Hawes is an independent curator representing Data as Culture, the art programme for the Open Data Institute. She was previously Head of Arts Programme at the London Science Museum.

  • Nikki Pugh is an artist whose work is centred around interactions between people and place: often using tools and strategies from areas such as pervasive games and physical computing to set up frameworks for exploration. Her work Colony uses GPS data as an art material and she will be bringing Orrery for Landscape, Sinew and Serendipity to the gallery.

  • Kruse is an artist whose Drawing Apparatus will be available to borrow during the week. Her practice is primarily concerned with drawing and has included video, sound, sculpture and performance. She is currently developing a body of work that explores the role of information and data in autistic experience and culture, using lo-fi and digital drawing methods.

  • Pete Ashton will be talking about Data Cult where he worked with two performance artists to make work about data tracking technology.

5-7pm: A semi-formal gathering with snacks and drinks in the basement for artists and practitioners who use information in their work.

The event is free, but please reserve a place for the gathering from 5-7pm to help judge numbers.

If you're an artist working with or about information in ways similar or radically different to the above, we would love to have you in the room. Please feel very welcome to attend.

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Data Art definition: Data Art can be defined as using data, or information, as a material which can be shaped and formed as a sculptor might shape and form clay. The artist has to respect the material they are using, understand its strengths and behaviour, but is not beholden to its meaning. Data Art uses information to tell a new story about the world, not simply record what has happened. It treats photos not as documentation but as raw material for new adventures. Data Art is distinct from Dataviz (data visualisation), a technique used to communicate information clearly and efficiently to audiences.


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