‘Being Social’ Exhibition News

via Marc@Furtherfield; this video was taken at the opening of the Furtherfield Gallery in the heart of Finsbury Park, in April 2012. The show featured artists: Annie Abrahams, Karen Blissett, Ele Carpenter, Emilie Giles, moddr_, Liz Sterry and Thomson and Craighead.

Being Social at Furtherfield Gallery from Furtherfield on Vimeo.

“Since the mid-90s computers have changed our way of being together.
First the Internet then mobile networks have grown as cultural spaces
for interaction – wild and banal, bureaucratic and controlling -
producing new ways of ‘being social’. Visitors were invited to view art
installations, software art, networked performances and get involved
with creative activities to explore how our lives – personal and
political – are being shaped by digital technologies.”

Link to the exhibition 25 Feb – 28 April 2012.
furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/being-social

The Being Social exhibition Tour in England.

The exhibition will now be touring 6 venues in England in 2014. Leeds (2
different venues), Blackpool, Sunderland & in the London areas of
Lewisham, Hammersmith & Fulham.

Selected Reviews written about Being Social:

Furtherfield: from virtual to physical.

Furtherfield Gallery opens with exhibition questioning online society
Culture. By Katie Scott
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-03/12/being-social-at-furtherfield-gallery

The People’s Serpentine Gallery of North London. By Erica Scourti.
http://www.labkultur.tv/en/blog/furtherfield-virtual-physical

Being [Social] [Media] [Art] (by Mark Amerika)
http://professorvj.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/being-social-media-art-by-mark-amerika.html

The Furtherfield Gallery’s debut show in its new Finsbury Park home will
make you question what you put online. By George Nott.
http://bit.ly/ADVF3A

Wired.co.uk Podcast 67: Cyborg snails, homeless hotspots, BBC downloads.
By Nate Lanxon.
http://www.wired.co.uk/podcast/episode-67