CLOT Magazine recommends: DECEMBER
Protocols of Uncertainty, Gossamer Fog London, until 16 December 2018
In the totally technologically mediated environment, the exponential multiplication of levels of abstraction, the widespread adoption of automation, and the consequent oversaturation of the Infosphere have brought the metaphysical and epistemological structures of modernity on the verge of collapse. The show is part of several upcoming exhibitions and events under the banner of ◊P, curated by Felice Moramarco and features works from Yen Chun Lin, Milan Mazúr, Lucia Sgrafetto, Natália Trejbalová. More info.
Tidalectics book launch and talk, TATE Modern London, 10 December 2018
Tidalectics, Imagining an Oceanic Worldview through Art and Science. imagines an oceanic worldview, with essays, research, and artists’ projects that present a different way of engaging with our hydrosphere. Tidalectics emerges from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) Academy, the only Western arts organization entirely dedicated to working on climate change and the oceans. The book Tidalectics provides a unique collection of the strongest voices in oceanic thinking, bridging arts, oceanography, history, law, and environmental studies. With curator Stefanie Hessler and Markus Reymann, director and co-founder of TBA21. More info.
BIOFABRICATE Summit, New Lab New York, 13 December 2018
BIOFABRICATE is the annual summit for the emerging world of grown materials. From algae and bacteria to mushrooms and yeast it showcases the latest disruptive research and companies growing the materials of the future. From architecture to apparel and personal care to performance, to experience how biotechnology is facilitating a new material revolution. This year speakers include Paola Antonelli, Maurizio Montalti, Christina Agapakis, Oron Catts, Suzanne Lee, Algiknit and more. More info.
Touch Me – Being a citizen in the digital age, several locations Strasbourg, 15 Dec 2018 – 3 March 2019
The first edition of the Strasbourg Biennale, Touch Me – Being a citizen in the digital age, invites you to explore the idea of citizenship in the digital era. The exhibition will portray the works of twenty internationally renowned artists who question our relationship with new technology and how the internet has profoundly affected our behaviour and society. More info.
Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art (China), 21 Dec 2018 – 10 March 2019
Titled As We May Think, Feedforward, the event will “reflect on the trajectories of technological advances and their reverberations throughout the social sphere over the past decades.” Its title references an essay written by the American engineer Vannevar Bush in the summer of 1945. In the piece, Bush imagines a universal communication apparatus and anticipates the advent of an information society. The themed exhibition will present in three sections: Inside the Stack: Art in the Digital, curated by Philipp Ziegler; Evolutions of Kin, curated by Angelique Spaninks; and Machines Are Not Alone, curated by Zhang Ga. Some of the already announced names include Lawrence Lek, Gilberto Esparza, Pierre Huyghe, Charlotte Jarvis, Lynn Hershman-Leeson and Tomas Saraceno. More info.
Dronica Festival #9, Stoke Newington Old Church London, 30 Nov-1 Dec 2018
The experimental sound-art festival returns for its 9th edition, including former of cult industrial band Sigillum S Eraldo Bernocchi, the sound performative collective The Seer, Robin Felcott solo project Metalogue, multidisciplinary artist Luca Nasciuti and the first debut of duo Jude Cowan Montague & Lisa McKendrick, Tapefeed, the UK debut of the audiovisual Berlin-based artist The Nent, and the dark ambient, drone and power electronic of London-based An Trinse. More info.
Xmas trade, Bistroteque London, 2 December 2018
A cheeky and fun Xmas event, hosted in the PDR at Bistrotheque, XMAS TRADE is a pop-up festive market featuring artists, makers, designers, fashions & merch from 25+ traders. With Prem Sahib, George Henry Longly, Celia Hempton, James Davison Studio, Jeffrey Hinton and many more. More info.
Blood In My Milk by Marianna Simnett, New Museum New York, until 1 June 2019
A new film and installation, in this light-, and sound-based work, Simnett makes use of narrative structures and fantastical modes of storytelling, like fables, to guide a cast of characters through events that expose the subtle mechanics of violence and control that surround us. More info
On our playlist:
Shelley Parker – Red Cotton, Hessle Audio 2018 (info)
bod [包家巷] – The Recurrence Of Infections [复发感染] – Danse Noire 2018 (info)
KTL – The Pyre: versions distilled to stereo, Shelter Press 2018 (info)
By CLOT Magazine Editors (Twitter @clotmagazine)