Previously at the ICA - Events
21 May 2016
From the readymades of Duchamp in the early 20th century, the ‘culture jamming’ of anticonsumerist activist/artists in the 1990s, to contemporary memes of Kanye created by internet forum users, appropriation and ‘remixing’ have always been a part of (counter) cultural practices such as art and filmmaking, activism and hacking. But these techniques are also used in advertising, marketing and other corporate practices that operate within the attention economy. With the boundaries blurring between art and advertising, creativity and monetisation, can we work the tools forced upon us by digital corporations to interrupt the flow of attention in a productive and creative way?
Who’s jamming who? is a one-day workshop for young people (16+) exploring the possibilities of digital culture jamming, using widely available online tools, social media (taking content from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, Tumblr, Youtube etc.), online image editors (pixlr), online gif makers (makeagif.com), and the online presentation tool newhive.com.
Participants will learn to make their own gifs in the morning, and in the afternoon, use the multimedia publishing platform Newhive to create standalone internet artworks.
Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau creates sculptures, drawings, performances and films. His work addresses abject materials, negative affective states, and the ambiguities of language and objects. Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau was an Associate of Open School East, 2013-2014. He runs The Bad Vibes Club, which is a research project into Morbid Ethics, runs Radio Anti with Ross Jardine, and collaborates with Ben Jeans Houghton as the ARKA group. He lives and works in London.