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Art After The Internet

Art After The Internet

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Ami Clarke


This course explores art after the internet and how digital media has changed art production through networked culture, and the theories that have driven this.

We will focus on visual, textual, collaborative and performative art works that explore new modes of exhibition with hybrid strategies that blur the analogue versus digital, and on/offline divide.

We will be looking at the aesthetics, sounds and textual traces that talk of a human enmeshment with technology, from software, hardware, and the very material infrastructures that support online networks, to algorithms, bots and proxies.

We will begin to explore how these produce new realms of experience, through techno-stimulation and neural entanglement, bringing about ideas of the post-human and others.

We will be looking at the material, immaterial and ideological structures that produce and rely on such an economy of attention, driven by the willing upload of our personal data within an unprecedented culture of surveillance.

We will also cast back to earlier precedents in network culture, such as publishing in general, as well as artists experiments in publishing, including textual productions such as concrete poetry and the cut up, to consider how we might founder a ‘critical’ approach adequate to contemporary working practice.

Seminars will include: Post-Human Hybrids, Art Beyond Spectatorship, From Panopticon to Protocol, Spam, Proxies, and Post-Representation, Appropriation Beyond the Object, Art and the Chthulucene.

We will be looking at artists/collectives including:

Hito Steyerl, Katja Novitskova, Hannah Black, Yuri Pattison, Eva and Franco Mattes, Joey Holder, Martine Syms, Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, Jacolby Slatterwhite, Ann Hirsch, Frances Stark, Constant Dullart, One Life Remains, Amalia Ullman, Jennifer Chan, Jonus Lund, Lucky pdf, Michael Manning, Harm van den Dorpel, Mark Leckey, Jesse Darling, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Auto Italia, Zach Blas, Thompson & Craighead, Oliver Laric, Maja Cule, Erica Scourti,, Research Centre for Proxy Politics, Cosmos Carl, Desktop Residencies, Field Broadcast …and many more.

Entry requirements:

Students must have a good grasp of English language.

It would be advisable to have a foundation in art, or BA entry standard knowledge. A keen interest in contemporary art that engages with new media and networked culture is essential. If you come to this from another arena of study, this is also fine, but please be aware that the level of the course will be around 3rd year BA Fine Art standards.

Who should take this course?

Students should take this course who want to gain an understanding of how digital media through networked culture has impacted and inflected upon art practice today. This may be to gain new understanding, or to develop and progress critically in an already established working practice, perhaps, but not solely, for further study at late BFA stage, or further on to MFA.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Ami Clarke is an artist whose practice is informed by, investigates, and is produced through, the increasingly performative conditions of code and language, in hyper-networked culture.

She is also founder of Banner Repeater; a reading room with a public Archive of Artists’ Publishing and project space, opening up an experimental space for others, on a working train station platform, London. Ideas that come of publishing, distribution, and dissemination, that lead to a critical analysis of post-digital art production, are shared in her practice as an artist and inform the working remit of Banner Repeater.

She has recently exhibited/curated works at Xero Kline and Coma, Centrespace gallery Dundee, ICA, London, Wysing Arts Centre, Museo Del Chopo - Mexico City, Hayward Gallery, collaborated with Cuss Group SA - Ithuba Gallery (British Council connect_ZA), David Roberts Arts Foundation, Camden Arts Centre, The Container, Japan. She continues to commission new artists/writers works through the Banner Repeater platform, and several publishing imprints: Banner Repeater paperbacks, Banner Repeater publishing, and the UN-PUBLISH series. She teaches at Goldsmiths BA FA crit studies, Central Saint Martins MFA, and across the UK, with a focus on post-digital strategies in network culture.

Her work and writing has recently been included in ‘Information’ Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art and MIT press, edited by Sarah Cook, August 2016. Artists Re-Thinking The Blockchain, published by Liverpool University Press, and the Journal of Visual Art Practice, Volume 15, 2017.



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