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Ami Clarke talk

the talk has been given at:

Central Saint Martins MAFA, University of the Arts London 2021,

Conditions Studio Programme 2022,

Critical Finance Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2020,

The New Centre, New York, seminar: Artistic methodology: from research to praxis 2021.

The Underlying - 00:00-25:00

and then

DAAP - 30:10-38:00

A talk on some recent work focussing on The Underlying that was shown at arebyte gallery in 2019, followed by some works in progress that have developed during two residencies: risk related residency at RADAR - Loughborough University, and the Beyond Matter residency at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany 2021. 


After a short 5 minute break - I then introduce you to the Digital Archive of Artists' Publishing with Wikimedia UK, a project that we launched at Banner Repeater in 2020.  A collaborative project, with the support of Wikimedia UK, it is inspired by the site of Banner Repeater’s public Archive of Artists’ Publishing on Hackney Downs train station, with 11,000 people passing a day, in response to the need for a similarly dynamic approach to archiving in an online context.

After you have watched the video we will then reconvene online for further discussion - please bring your questions! 

brief details:


The Underlying is a body of work by Ami Clarke commissioned by arebyte gallery in 2019, that includes the works:

Lag Lag Lag (video interface with live sentiment analysis),

Derivative (Virtual Reality with live sentiment analysis),

The Prosthetics (prosthetic optics, blown glass), sound work with Paul Purgas and sand drift - installation

The Underlying was short listed for the LUMEN prize and has been selected for The Whitechapel Gallery London Open in 2022.

Banner Repeater

The Digital Archive of Artists Publishing (DAAP) is an interactive, user-driven, searchable database of Artists’ Books and publications, that acts as a hub to engage with others, built by artists, publishers, and a community of producers in contemporary Artists’ Publishing, developed via an ethically driven design process and open-data methodology. 

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