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Author of the BLANK Swan - Ami Clarke (with Elie Ayache)

Through the publication of her 'writing' - word for word, but notably, not as a copy - Chapter 4 of former options trader and writer on the philosophy of contingency and technologies of derivative pricing; Elie Ayache’s influential book The Blank Swan: The End of Probability, artist Ami Clarke gets to the heart of the claims made in Ayache's book, directly engaging with the contingency of writing, as equivalent to pricing in the derivatives markets.

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Data as Currency.

A Q & A with Ami Clarke by Marija Bozinovska Jones.

Sonic Acts Academy 2018 Reader

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A Q and A with Ami Clarke. Ami Clarke is a writer and an artist whose practice is informed by, investigates, and is produced through, the increasingly performative conditions of code and language in hyper-networked culture. She is also founder of Banner Repeater; a reading room and project space in London. 


Text as Market by Ami Clarke.


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Artists Re:thinking the BlockchainEdited by Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, Nathan Jones, and Sam Skinner


Format: Paperback

Size: 230 × 135 mm

344 Pages

7 B&W photo/halftones and 79 colour illustrations

ISBN: 9780993248740

Publication: September 11, 2017

Published by: University of Liverpool press.

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Low Animal Spirits by Ami Clarke.


Journal of Visual Art Practice Volume 15, 2016 - Issue 2-3: Headstone to Hard Drive, 26 Jan 2017.


John Maynard Keynes’s phrase Low Animal Spirits describes a paradox found in human nature that locates a herd-like mentality, as well as unpredictability and uncertainty, at the core of international finance: a model of mass behavioural procedures. Low Animal Spirits was a work made in collaboration with Richard Cochrane that took its cue from the oft-mentioned loss of the referent in both language and the economy that was speculated about wildly after the economic collapse of 2007/08. It employs a high-frequency trading (HFT) algorithm written by Cochrane (a former Vice President of Goldman Sachs), and ‘deals’ in words sourced from global news feeds for virtual ‘profit’, whilst speculating on their usage. The analysis produces new phenomena in the form of speculative headlines tweeted from the twitterbot @LowAnimalSpirit. As various social productions, including news, are increasingly enmeshed within algorithmic procedures, through their production, distribution and reception, it seemed an apt moment to apply an extreme version of algorithmic operation in the form of HFT to global news production. The Associated Press twitter hack of 2013 that brought about a 1% drop in the financial market in 1 minute was displayed during the exhibition as a polished metal graphic: Breaking News – Flash Crash, and generated further investigation into high-speed algorithmic procedures that seemingly conjoin language and the economy. The work developed through procedural experimentation and the following writing traces some of the ideas that came before, after and through the work, often in conversation with others. It is best thought of in terms of a report: a taking stock.

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of a final account in formation

editor: Scott Mason.


authors: Harry Burke, Ami Clarke, Chris Fite-Wassilak, John Hill, Chris Kraus, Marti Manen, Lisa Radon, Holly Stephenson.


Paperback: 120 pages

Publisher: Renaro (1 Sept. 2014)

ISBN-10: 0992983819

ISBN-13: 978-0992983819

Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.9 x 17 cm


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by Ami Clarke

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