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Katriona Beales, Are We All Addicts Now?, installation view, Furtherfield Gallery, London. Photo: Pau Ros; Courtesy: the artist and Furtherfield
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Ethics, art and technology: the need for a human-centred approach

At a recent symposium in London, academics, technologists, artists and film makers gathered to discuss the politics and ethics of art technology. Artist and writer Alistair Gentry attended and was struck by the need for a much closer relationship between the tech and ethical tendencies in this ongoing and vitally important debate.

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digesting politics

this is a blog run by the keep it complex collective to document our a-n bursary funded DIGESTING POLITICS series

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Post-election breakfast, as part of a-n’s Assembly Bristol.
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Post-election breakfast: “Artists can keep the focus on the big issues”

For the Post-election breakfast session as part of a-n’s Assembly Bristol event, four speakers discussed issues that ‘can sometimes mean having to have a difficult conversation’. Prior to this, facilitator Rivca Rubin asked those assembled to spend a few minutes reflecting on the outcome of the election. Here we report some of those reflections.

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Presentation

Wow! Not quite all change at the top (yet) … When I started the work for the festival I had a strong feeling that I couldn’t go on working in the same way as before so the opportunity came at a good […]

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Where are we now?

Where are we now? Our Hack & Host a.n “Artist-led Group Bursary” funded project kicked off on Friday 12th May. The intention of the project, titled “Thrash Out: Artists as Political Activists” is to explore the notion of the artist […]

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with drawings by Emily Sparkes and Greg Basterfield.
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In Venice with… Rachel Maclean

During the opening week of her Scotland + Venice film, ‘Spite Your Face’, artist Rachel Maclean spoke to Emily Sparkes about politics, inappropriate nose-touching and pasta pomodoro.

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Rachel Maclean pictured at  Chiesa di Santa Caterina where her film, Spite Your Face, 2017, is being shown. Photo: Patrick Rafferty; Courtesy: Scotland + Venice
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A Q&A with… Rachel Maclean, Scotland + Venice artist

For her Venice Biennale film, Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean has created a re-working of the Pinnocchio story that explores power, political lies and the rise of populism. Moira Jeffrey talks to her about the themes and form of the work.

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