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Opens Thursday 14 Dec

7-9pm + Afterparty

'til 28 Jan

by appointment only

 

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The universe, our perception~~~ 'unfolds on the interiority of minds’1   Intimate, unbound time laid bare ⌭ ’til it's twisted~ corrupted by a planetary mechanism of production.  Normalised >> ‘It is always the same shape.’2

'To be in the margin is to be part of the whole but outside the main body.'3  'In a holographic universe, even time and space could be no longer viewed as fundamentals. Because concepts such as location break down in a universe in which nothing is truly separate from anything else.’4  Touching an otherelsewhere. The centre ~◯ simultaneously everywhere and the margin nowhere.

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Too hot to cool_ exceeding original tolerance_

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‘Writing, power, and technology are old partners in Western stories of the origin of civilization, but miniaturization has changed our experience... has turned out to be about power... and these machines are eminently portable, mobile... People are nowhere near so fluid, being both material and opaque.’5

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1 Graham Harman | 2007 | On Vicarious Causation

2 Charlotte Perkins Gillman | 1892 | The Yellow Wallpaper

3 bell hooks | 1984 | Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

4 David Bohm | 1980 | The Holographic Universe

5 Donna Haraway | 1985 | A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century

 

 

 
Avalanche♢Neoliberal-Grooming_MillicentHawk
 

NEOLIBERAL GROOMING

 

Opening Thursday 25 May 7pm ⁙ Performance 7.30pm ⁙ Afterparty 'til late

'til 23 July by appointment

 

SHARE Lab ⁘ Gary Zhexi Zhang ⁘ SUPERCELL ⁘ Millicent Hawk

 

 

The fantasy of promise must never go to waste.

 

Scurrying across individual platform wheels``` an entrepreneurial self creating the perfect brand image whilst a darker manifestation lurks in the holes of networks, behind platforms, through portals and under seas.

 

These are the minds and the minds are the market~~~ For driving invisible hands towards glorious monopolisations. Mega rich histories. Ivory towers. Echo chambers. Glass ceilings. Silicon valley start-ups - the futuristic tech industries - dedicated to commitment and excellence in hoarding billions off the back of beautiful, entrepreneurial you.

 

'Neoliberalism doesn’t simply win because they take over the state, although it helps.  It wins because it’s a convincing story of who I am and what we can hope for – it’s a very upbeat story.'

 

Mont Pelerin Society is how this story starts and spills - to manipulation of markets and economic promise. ‘Politically bankrupt, intellectually stagnant, and aesthetically predictable.’﹋﹌

 

Scraaaaatch.

 

This is Neoliberal Grooming.

 

 

``` Ilana Gershon sights Facebook as training wheels for the neoliberal self

Philip Mirowski, author of Where do Neoliberals Go After the Market

﹋﹌On Tirdad Zolghadr's Traction

 

 

SHARE Lab is a research and data investigation collective for exploring different technical aspects of the intersections between technology and society.

Gary Zhexi Zhang is an artist and researcher interested in distributed systems, including biological swarms, networked sex and national internets. Recent projects have involved workshops for DIY teledildonics, and a film about parasites. As a writer, he is a regularly contributor to Frieze and other publications. Recent exhibitions include ‘All Channels Open’ at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire and ‘Beyond Telepathy’ at Somerset House. In 2017, he will be in residence at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and CCA Creative Lab, Glasgow.

SUPERCELL is a fluid and amorphous experimental art and technology collective forming decentralised social networks with mutual interests as the basis of function. SUPERCELL's Prototype is a digital network for up to ten users, activated on screen via web browser on mobile phones and devices. SUPERCELL was formed by Millicent Hawk and Prototype was coded by Andy Anderson, full stack developer and software engineer. Thanks to Graham Stevens, interdisciplinary specialist (environmental science, art, architecture, and law) and Scott Wark, who studies internet memes.

Millicent Hawk is an artist whose work explores the enmeshment between organic matter and mechanisation. Avalanche's programme, which launched in 2015, relates to this work and research. She is a volunteer on the Executive Committee for Artists’ Union England and principally works with other artist-led project spaces and initiatives.

 
 
 
Avalanche♢Terminal-MillicentHawk

 

Nye Thompson  ⁙  UBERMORGEN  ⁙  Millicent Hawk  ⁙  Joana Moll ⊹ Cédric Parizot

 
 

 

TERMINAL>_

Opening party 17 December 2016 ⁙ 7pm 'til late

'til 12 Feb by appointment

+ Spin Sunday closing drinks 4-6pm ~ bring vinyl (not lycra)

 

_In a lounge they talk of nothing then hit the beach.

The last party will head before sunrise and swim to virtual shores on memory loss and bad pills. Live feeds into KBs and compression -------Plunged------- into insurmountable darkness

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The system of this universe will continue without a net*** like fictional dystopias on deadening seas~ indirect horizons of a landscape of events concealing future collisions nearing the event horizon /~ the point of no return____

>>> fingertips followed >>> press (silenced) • Singular tediousness of liberal markets not liberated peoples _being watched~~~ they are wasted~ ~~~love - - drowned ~~~ ~~  ~ ~~  digital watermarks to cast memory into 'culture' and 'progress' lest truth remembers the melt of our one-planet container >>> cyclical~ today's convergence of 'free' market acts~ Let's party together • tonight • and beyond. Party with the greatest hits and against the knocks~ lest to live with love be lost~ terminal>_ forever~~~

Love cannot be beaten, only people. And there is no victory in love but peace and sorrow. ‘Til power fails ~ and glory, falls.

This is TERMINAL>_

 

We are boxing with shadows   Investigatory Powers Act

Save our Human Rights Act Liberty

Why stop Union rights?   Trade Union Bill

This isn't about free trade   CETA

 
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Backdoored, 2016 | Nye Thompson

Backdoored, 2016 | Nye Thompson

 
Backdoored, 2016 | Nye Thompson

Backdoored, 2016 | Nye Thompson

 
Location - Boca Raton - from Backdoored, 2016 | Nye Thompson

Location - Boca Raton - from Backdoored, 2016 | Nye Thompson

An interview with Nye Thompson on Backdoored is online at Furtherfield.

 
Deepwater Horizon, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

Deepwater Horizon, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

 
Little Works, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

Little Works, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

 
It’s not them that are crazy it’s you, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

It’s not them that are crazy it’s you, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

 
Teredo, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

Teredo, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

 
Teredo, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

Teredo, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

 
Teredo, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

Teredo, 2016 | Millicent Hawk

 
 
Little Works & The Virtual Watchers

Little Works The Virtual Watchers

 
Detail The Virtual Watchers, 2016 | Joana Moll ⊹ Cédric Parizot

Detail The Virtual Watchers, 2016 | Joana Moll ⊹ Cédric Parizot

The Virtual Watchers is an on-going research project at the intersection of art, research and technology that questions the dynamics of crowdsourcing at contemporary State borders. It focuses on the exchanges that occurred within a Facebook group that gathered American volunteers ready to monitor US-Mexico border through an online platform that displayed live screenings of CCTV cameras... virtualwatchers.de

 
 
Detail The Virtual Watchers, 2016 | Joana Moll ⊹ Cédric Parizot

Detail The Virtual Watchers, 2016 | Joana Moll ⊹ Cédric Parizot

 
 
 
Nice Vanilla Latte, 2015 | UBERMORGEN

Nice Vanilla Latte, 2015 | UBERMORGEN

 
Nice Vanilla Latte, 2015 | UBERMORGEN

Nice Vanilla Latte, 2015 | UBERMORGEN

 
 
Avalanche♢SEIZURE_MillicentHawk
 

 

Laura Brothers  ⁙  Gregory Kalliche  ⁙  !Mediengruppe Bitnik  ⁙  Millicent Hawk  ⁙  Weather Report

 

 

SEIZURE

Opens Friday 6 May 2016, 7pm + Afterparty

 

Tech can destabilise delicate biological nuances in us plants and animals > systems crash > subtleties erase ~~~   Psychopathy transmutes from humans into non-biological systems.  Figures from chaos are calculated, incapable of cellular drift.  Seizure extends neural pathways with a sudden succession of apparently inexplicable dives  assimilating wealth through the lives of others >>> Fatal error.

Seizure is a scam - a calculated payoff where the ones and zeroes render human, plant and animal into facets / of spent time / labour / price.  Capitalism is computation at its most ruthless.  This cool asymmetry of a psycho mind induces fatal arrhythmia on a global scale.  Networks need mutuality [1] if we’re to ‘fail better’ [2] faster.  Without decisive manoeuvre this is the end << the ultimate catastrophe >> realising our own shut down and full termination of the planet as we know it today.

We can hold our breath ‘til nuclear war kicks off or robotic armies hit the assembly lines >> hotting planet aside <<  But there’s something ancillary to control - it’s that locked in mortal combat the apathetic will destroy, with force, symmetrical collusion within our midst  Seizure is less about unintentions and more about a particular pathology of domination that’s (not entirely) masked by technology.

Abiogenesis is a theory by which living organisms form from non-living matter.  Facts can be redetermined.  Fictions realised.  New spontaneous generation of life can occur  Derivative from old English ‘gelang’, ‘belong’ meant at hand, together with.  Perhaps by considering where and how we belong we might question ownership, to be held by, and instead look to inclusion, to belong with

 

The notion that all these fragments is separately existent is evidently an illusion... this way of life has brought about pollution, destruction of the balance of nature, over-population, world-wide economic and political disorder and the creation of an overall environment that is neither physically nor mentally healthy for most of the people who live in it.

David Bohm (1980) Holographic Universe - Wholeness and the Implicate Order

 

As Seb Franklin, author of Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic writes, ‘Control should be understood as the logical basis of a worldview that imbricates literal practices of computation, the new organizational and infrastructural concepts these practices facilitate, and metaphors derived from the electronic digital computer and its processes with a system of value production that can produce profit only by exploiting and dispossessing human life.’

 

SEIZURE  6 May - 5 June by appointment

 

 Attribution: Julia Whitty text and "Flash Crash" 2010

[1]  Peter Kropotkin: (1892) The Conquest of bread, (1902) Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution(1903) Modern Science and Anarchism.  Opposing ‘Social Darwinists’ Kropotkin argued against a view of competitive 'struggle for existence' between organisms, a struggle in which only the fittest survived.  His view was that it neglected another type of struggle, also present in Darwin's works, between organisms and the environment; and in this struggle mutual aid was one of the most effective means of survival.  Fritjof Capra, 'Things exist by virtue of their mutually consistent relationships.'  [2] Samuel Beckett | Cornel West

 

Gregory Kalliche | Startup Grotto

 
 
Hotfixes~~~Avalanche♢MillicentHawk

Hotfixes ~~~   Thursday 17 December from 6pm

Incl. TTIP* Christmas Song.  Open 'til 31 Jan by appointment

Eva Fàbregas ⁘ Holly White ⁘ Fran Meana ⁘ Edgar-Walker  ⁘ Jon Pilkington ⁘ Millicent Hawk

In artistic production and in the thick of office politics, the photocopier has repeatedly played a significant role in the production of work and in its unceasing inspiration to mark festive celebrations in office-based parties at the end of each working year...

Hotfixes ~~~  interweaves Microsoft’s user interface; Siegelaub’s Xerox Book*; and the pedestrian, office-based Christmas party, which amidst indifferent furniture plays host to cathartic and temporal devolution from corporate politics to anarchy ~ a blurring of cognitive divide.    ~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~

Sign the petition against TTIP

*  Xerox Book (1968) was conceived of as an exhibition in print.  Seven artists (Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris and Lawrence Weiner) had 25 pages of works that were bound into an artists’ publication. Downloadable version

TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a proposed 'free trade' agreement negotiated in almost total secrecy by the EU and US in round table discussion by select corporates with vested financial interests in the agreement of their sales terms between nations.  The US term is TPP, Trans-Pacific Partnership.  Amongst many of the alarming agreements within this (not so good for most) 'deal' is ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement).  Seen by any rational person as outrageous, under ISDS corporations can sue government in private for loss of sales under new legislature passed to protect citizens - such as setting carbon emissions or labeling GM food products.  Watch Joseph Stiglitz discuss TPP.  Democracy Now

 
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Hot* Thanks for your deal 2015 | Weather Report ☀☁☂☃   - Jon Pilkington ⊹ Millicent Hawk

Hot* Thanks for your deal 2015 | Weather Report ☀☁☂☃   - Jon Pilkington ⊹ Millicent Hawk

 
 
 
From Behind 2015 | Jon Pilkington

From Behind 2015 | Jon Pilkington

 
 
 
TTIP Explained 2015 Paper chain cut from EU document | Millicent Hawk

TTIP Explained 2015 Paper chain cut from EU document | Millicent Hawk

 
 
A shell 2015 detail | Eva Fàbregas

A shell 2015 detail | Eva Fàbregas

 
 
A shell 2015 detail | Eva Fàbregas

A shell 2015 detail | Eva Fàbregas

 
 
 
Tattoo ideas 2015 | Holly White

Tattoo ideas 2015 | Holly White

 
 
Brother 2015 | Edgar-Walker