Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller "Opera for a Small Room" 2005

audience events and art machines

  This week I presented the Keynote Lecture at COFA’s PostGraduate Research Conference. Everyone was generous and offered wonderful responses that are going to feed into the next…

Douglas Bagnall  Cloud Shape Classifier (2006) installed at the DPAG 2013

even newer machine aesthetics

Bagnall’s works do not just demonstrate machinic vision but prefigure a move in contemporary art from the stable aesthetic object to the unstable and impure real-time process of machine aesthetics.

Simon Ingram The Hydrogen Line Sept 2014.

Simon Ingram’s radio machines

the artist and his painting machine have become a very particular assemblage of flows.

looking for McCahon and Ernst

Stella Brennan The Middle Landscape 2010, installed in Among the Machines, 2013. Photograph by Max Bellamy.

more than the simple defence

Thinking about what can be gained from an ecosophical approach to contemporary art


among the machines

This exhibition offers a speculative map for the future histories of media, machines and humans.

Imagining Disaster

Since September 11 2001 a culture of everyday fear has lead to a kind of habitual uncertainty.

the audience and the art machine

Perhaps in 1972 this was the right place to leave the art machine: bashing at the operations of modernity…

The Chair Did It

Increasingly complex laws of compensation, cause and effect replaced the deodand, but the nonhuman objects and their crimes did not go away.

Top ten: Roundtable (Gwangju Biennale 2012)

Before I went, I had heard stories of the dis-function that had permeated this Biennale. For many it had became a record of how collaboration can never be…