Ami Clarke

Ami Clarke is an artist and founder of Banner Repeater: a reading room with a public Archive of Artists’ Publishing, and project space; opening up an experimental space for others, on a working train station platform at Hackney Downs station, London. 

Her practice continues to develop alongside her fascilitating Banner Repeater, which has become a unique research model informing her practice, in a working train station environment.

You can find out more about Banner Repeater here.

Ideas that come of publishing, distribution, and dissemination, that lead to a critical analysis of post-digital art production and networked culture, are shared in her practice as an artist and inform the working remit of Banner Repeater.

She has recently had her work included in Information edited by Sarah Cook (2016) -
an art-historical reassessment of information-based art and exhibition curation, from 1960s conceptualism to current digital and network-based practices - Whitechapel Documents in Contemporary Art and MIT press series.  See here for more details:

A Throw of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance - Banner Repeater 2016

Liquidity Symposium - ICA 9th Dec 2015

Ami Clarke reading from her ongoing script: 'Error-Correction: an introduction to future diagrams' with 'Low Animal Spirits' - a live HFT algorithm trading in world news by Ami Clarke and Richard Cochrane.


Low Animal Spirits installation 2014

Low Animal Spirits by Ami Clarke and Richard Cochrane is an HFT algorithm driven by real time data, scripted as a live onscreen score and audio work with automated ‘readers’.  Taking its cue from the oft-mentioned loss of the referent in both language and the economy, it is a live model of high frequency trading, dealing in words sourced from global news feeds for virtual ‘profit’, whilst speculating on their usage.  The analysis produces new phenomena in the form of headlines generated with the help of Natural Language processing algorithms, tweeted @LowAnimalSpirit.