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CLOT Magazine highlights & recommendations: SEPTEMBER 2018

By CLOT Magazine’s directing editors

Dawns, Mine, Crystal, Yunchul Kim.

Dawns, Mine, Crystal, Yunchul Kim, Korean Cultural Centre London, 18 September – 3 November 2018

The Korean Cultural Centre, London (KCCUK) presents Dawns, Mine, Crystal, the first UK solo exhibition by South Korean artist Yunchul Kim. Working within the realms of contemporary art, science and visual effects, the exhibition comprises installations, drawings and sketchbooks. It premieres the new work Cascade (2018), a joint commission by KCCUK, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool) and Arts at CERN (the arts programme of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva). The exhibition marks Kim’s nomination as the ‘2018 Artist of the Year, the KCCUK’s major annual award programme. More info.

The Work of Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Workshop, Natalia Fuchs and Helena Nikonole, V&A’s Digital Design Weekend London, 21-22 September 2018

The Work of Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence is an artistic research workshop by media art curator Natalia Fuchs and media artist Helena Nikonole. They will share their experience with contemporary conceptual artistic and curatorial work in the field of media art in relation to Artificial Intelligence. In the practical part of the workshop, participants will test specific tools and evaluate their own conceptual ideas regarding artificial intelligence. Everyone who already works with ideas in any creative discipline wants to start, and is interested in modern tools, including AI, is welcome to participate. More info.

Biodesign Here Now,  Open Cell for London design festival Shepherd’s Bush London 15-23 September 2018

Learn about Biodesign, the future of materials, manufacturing, architecture & fashion. We host exhibitions, performances, workshops & talks. Open Cell features 70 experimental studios in shipping containers, including the first open-access bio-lab & biomaterial lab in London. Meet emerging international designers and start-ups showcasing cutting-edge ideas that will shape our futures. Projects that break the boundaries between biology, design, and technology. More info .

Fort Process, Newhaven Fort Sussex, 22 September 2018

Fort Process is a one-day sound art and music event that utilises the extraordinary resonant spaces of Newhaven Fort. This third edition of the festival will feature performances, installations, talks, workshops and live art, and is part of an extended season that runs from July to October with events at De La Warr Pavilion, Cafe Oto and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. More info

Music for percussion + Datamatics [ver. 2.0], Ryoji Ikeda, Barbican Hall London, 30 September 2018

Ryoji Ikeda returns to the Barbican to present a show in two parts; first applying his signature musical aesthetic to acoustic instruments, before manipulating the data that permeates our world into an audio-visual spectacle. More info.


Speculum Atrium.10, New Media Culture Festival Slovenia, 13-15 September 2018

This edition of the festival sees artists reflecting on matters of Artificial Life. With Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, Victoria Vesna, Cod.Act, Robertina Sbejanic and others. More info.

Pedro Reyes, Park Nights Serpentine Galleries London, 21 September 2018 

Pedro Reyes stages an ideological-science-fiction-comedy that addresses the risks of AI, automation and the post-truth infosphere. Manufacturing Mischief is a puppet play by Pedro Reyes in which the protagonist, Noam Chomsky, finds an antagonist in the toxic individualism of Ayn Rand. Other characters include Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, who are blind to the human costs of their techno-utopias. More info.

TFT presents BLK Pwdrs: Recsund, TFT, Gosht tracks and precariat, The Glove that Fits the Hand, London 27 September 2018

An evening of noisy dancefloor electronics to celebrate the release of BLK powders by TFT, featuring performances from Recsund (quantum Natives), Ghost Tracks (Cluster Node) and Precariat. More info.

On our playlist:

Glass Knot – Present Tense 4, Foul Up 2018 (info)

Thomas Ankersmit – Homage to Dick Raaijmakers, Shelter Press 2018 (info)

Ipek Gorgun – ECCE HOMO, Touch 2018 (info)

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