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October 27, 2006

Furtherfield Commissions 5+5=5


Exploring Imaginative and Critical Approaches to Social Engagement

5+5=5 :: 5 short movies by 5 film makers about 5 networked art projects :: Free Media - Mongrel + Polyfaith - Chris Dooks + Golden Shot (Revisited) - Simon Poulter + Want and Need - C6 + VisitorsStudio - Furtherfield.

5 short movies by 5 film makers about 5 networked art projects exploring imaginative and critical approaches to social engagement. Furtherfield has commissioned 5 short movies about 5 UK-produced networked art projects which explore critical approaches to social engagement.

These pieces offer alternative interfaces to the artworks and the every-day artistic practices of their producers. They introduce the motivations and social contexts of artists and artists' groups who are working with DIY approaches to digital technology and its culture, where medium and distribution channels merge.

These movies each feature the concepts, contexts and techniques involved in the creation of five specific pieces of work. They include conversations between artists, audiences/participants and film- makers, talking on their own terms.

Original concept and production Furtherfield, London, UK, 2006. In association with HTTP Gallery [House of Technologically Termed Praxis], London, UK. Made with the support of Stiftelsen Laangmanska Kulturfonden and Mejan Labs in Stockholm, Sweden - Arts Council of England and Awards for All in UK.

Posted by jo at October 27, 2006 10:27 AM