No Country for Old Tweets: An archivist’s-in-training impressions of life in the times of social networks

By Zefi Kavvadia I am (training to be) a (digital) archivist. Coming from a more “traditional” humanities background (literature and language studies), the importance of documenting and preserving was relatively given, even if seldom talked about. My literature and cultural studies seminars all revolved around and made use of heritage and memory material meticulously preserved […]

For The Time Being – Artist Statement

For the Time Being is an experimental programme of photo-performance, conceived as a response to the everyday presence of social media. The project invites 5 international contemporary artists Agil Abdullayev, Feng Mengbo, Max Grau and Tamara Kametani and artist collective Agorama to reflect on the role of image sharing networks in their personal lives.  Through […]

Moses the Lonely Londoner, Agorama

11 – 12 MAY, 11:00- 18:00, Interactive installation ** Moses the Lonely Londoner, Agorama Eranda Studio at The Photographers’ Gallery This project takes inspiration from Moses Aloetta, the main character in Sam Selvon’s novel The Lonely Londoners, which follows the lives of various Caribbean immigrants around the period of the Windrush generation in London. By […]

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09 MAY, 18:30 – 19:30, Lecture – performance bbBbddDdyYyy_ssssss_a_cCccCAAaGGgee, Max Grau Eranda Studio at the Photographers’ Gallery bbBbddDdyYyy_ssssss_a_cCccCAAaGGgee will explore the influences of social media upon our everyday communications and self-identities. Interweaving slides, speech, video clips and music, Max Grau will unfold a series of interactions with his ‘avatar’, inhabited on Snapchat. What types of […]

Feng Mengbo

Feng Mengbo  lives and works in Beijing. He is a professor of Digital Media at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. Being one of the earliest Chinese artists exploring digital-born art, he has produced a variety of works around new media and video game since 1993. His practices incorporate multiple media, including painting, video, […]

Agorama

Agorama is a London based collective of four artists and curators. They seek to engage in the distributed exhibition model and engage with the multi-sitedness of this developing artistic practice. Alongside their artistic and curatorial practice, they also provide education and workshops on digital literacy and technology. In this project, through an online/offline presence, Agorama […]

Tamara Kametani

Tamara Kametani is a Slovak born London based artist. Kametani’s practice is largely informed by local and global current affairs and spans photography, video, and installation. Kametani is particularly interested in the role technology plays in the construction of historical narratives, with the relationship between aesthetics and politics being at the core of the inquiry […]

Agil Abdullayev

Agil Abdullayev is based in Baku, Azerbaijan. Abdullayev primarily works in the medium of moving image, performance and photography. His practice examines the contrast between the East and West related to subjects such as public and private life, gender, and social media culture. In this project, he proposes to introduce the character ‘Lady Adele Rashida […]