First TV Image of Mars (Hand Colored)

A real-time data translator machine converted a Mariner 4 digital image data into numbers printed on strips of paper. Too anxious to wait for the official processed image, employees from the Telecommunications Section at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, attached these strips side by side to a display panel and hand colored the numbers like a […]

‘What Do We Need to Talk About?’ post-Covid Zoom play

In his new play “What Do We Need to Talk About? The Apple Family: Conversations on Zoom,” which was live-streamed by the Public and YouTube, playwright-director Richard Nelson has brought together characters from a former piece, but each is now isolated in their upstate homes during this pandemic, connected only through the internet for this joint family call. With […]

Suze May Sho : Project Probe

In 2008 collective Suze May Sho built a small exhibition space in our studio in Arnhem. The space was called Probe (‘test’ in German) and was designed as a test lab for radical exhibition concepts. The space – open to public only online – measures a somewhat six cubic meters. Its dimensions were flexible: walls could be […]

Mishka Henner

Using Google Street View, Mishka Henner collects images of isolated women in remote locations identified by research reports and online forums of people looking for sex workers. With this work he raises the question of the rights of the subjects whose images are shared, stored and circulated online in an alienating process. His use of […]

Joy Buolamwini’s work AI Ain’t I A Woman explores how AI can discriminate against minority ethnic faces

MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t detect her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, […]

Hito Steyerl: Power Plants

Hito Steyerl is a German filmmaker and artist whose work explores the complexities of the digital world, art, capitalism, and the implications of Artificial Intelligence for society. Her recent artworks cover subjects as diverse as video games, surveillance and art production. Steyerl’s series of projects at the Serpentine Galleries is positioned around ideas of ‘power’. Beginning […]

SGaawaay K’uuna

A Canadian film made in language spoken by just 20 people in the world to preserve the endangered dialects of British Columbia’s Haida people. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/28/canadian-film-made-in-haida-language-spoken-by-just-20-people-in-the-world

Jonathan Jones: How to use John Berger’s ‘language of images’ on Trump, polar bears and Kim Kardashian

In the 70s, the late critic revolutionised our appreciation of the visual arts. How do his ideas translate to contemporary culture? A statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled in Firdaus Square, Bagdhad, April 2003 Berger was strongly influenced by Marxist ideas of class struggle. In Ways of Seeing, for instance, he calls such art historians […]

Cooking with Scorsese, Hato

Iron-cooked ham and cheese sandwiches, cailles en sarcophagi, explosive pissing beef balls; low, high, accessible, obscure, comical – food, like art, is served up in various guises, but whatever form it takes, it shares the common traits of being a stimulant as well as a necessity for living. Food and art also share a common […]

Les choses, Georges Perec, 1956, extrait

  Jérôme avait vingt-quatre ans, Sylvie en avait vingt-deux. Ils étaient tous les deux psychosociologues. Ce travail, qui n’était pas exactement un métier, ni même une profession, consistait à interviewer des gens, selon diverses techniques, sur des sujets variés. C’était un travail difficile, qui exigeait, pour le moins, une forte concentration nerveuse, mais il ne […]