'COVFEFE: LANGUAGE IN A MEME ECONOMY' | AMI CLARKE
WOMEN IN CONCEPTUAL ART SYMPOSIUM | CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART
LOW ANIMAL SPIRITS AND ERROR-CORRECTION: AN INTRODUCTION TO FUTURE DIAGRAMS
Error-Correction: an introduction to future diagrams (2010 - ongoing) and Low Animal Spirits (2014).
by Ami Clarke
The scripting of language and code conjoin with a suspect ‘liveness’ of performance in Ami Clarke’s assemblage of two works; Error-Correction: an introduction to future diagrams (2010 - ongoing) and Low Animal Spirits (2014). Error-Correction: an introduction to future diagrams is a script reflecting on the influence of calculus, in which each articulation is just one of many takes, constantly re-edited, that references and includes openly appropriated texts, contemporary commentary, news items, anecdotal evidence; culminating in an interrelated convergence of many interwoven threads, whereby the voice (through language) is constituted between someone else's thoughts and the page. Serendipitously, the work conjoined with Low Animal Spirits (2014) a High Frequency Trading (HFT) algorithm dealing in world news, speculating on what is 'about' to trend, that speaks of the highly volatile production of language within the calculus of a meme economy. Drawing on a critical post-human perspective, any subject to speak of, emerges from this assemblage via an untrustworthy body with faulty equipment, produced in synthesis with it's environment, that feels through prosthesis with a body that matters, without mattering.
Supported by Arts Council England, LUX, Chelsea College of Arts, and Chelsea Arts Club Trust.
Cold Bodies, Warm Machines: Art, Technology + the Posthuman NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, 2017,
Xero Kline and Coma, London, 2017,
New Gradients of Measure by Ami Clarke - two dashboards accumulating new forms of measure drawn from DNA sequencing at 23andMe, whilst critiquing the phenomenon that has become known as the Genomic Gaze - all the ways that the business models of genetic research lead to highly biased outcomes - in conjunction with the work: Alexa, Google, 23andMe - see above.
Ami Clarke works within the new behaviours emerging from code and language in hyper-networked culture, with a focus on the interdependencies between language and the economy. She developed an accumulative dashboard as critical essay throughout the exhibition period drawing on her experience as an adolescent at the ‘Tall Girls Clinic’, Great Ormond street childrens hospital, amid new ‘readings’ of her biocode via online DNA analysis: 23andme. Several voice recog ‘dialog agents’ can be overheard brokering her data as they learn language through negotiation skills, drawing on historical forms of measure previously used to calculate what degree of rights, if any, the subject might be afforded, amidst future projections of new gradients of measure within the burgeoning techno-capitalist landscape.
New World Order - Gallery Filodrammatica, Rijeka
New World Order - Aksioma, Ljubljana
New World Order - Futherfield Gallery
reviewed online: State Machines (amongst many others), in print: Neural.it 2017.
'AMI CLARKE, AUTHOR OF THE BLANK SWAN'
screen capture of 3D render of clay cuneiform table, with astronomical
procedure text for Jupiter:
Mathematical rules for the area of a
British Museum COL: http://bit.ly/26LAyRI
Model by British Museum Photographic Department.
Recently published in Science 351
Elaine Sturtevant: Author of the Quixote (2009).
Elaine Sturtevant, 2009
Editor: Udo Kittelmann
Publisher: Walter Koenig
The book was launched at the ICA with a talk by Ami Clarke and Elie Ayache for the ICA Technology Now series.
Through the publication of her 'writing' Chapter 4 - word for word - but notably, not as a copy - of 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.
LOW ANIMAL SPIRITS | TWITTERBOT @LOWANIMALSPIRIT | BREAKING NEWS FLASH CRASH
Low Animal Spirits took its cue from the
oft-mentioned loss of the referent in both language and the economy - and
displayed an HFT algo’s portfolio as it traded in world news, live, as the
twitterbot @LowAnimalSpirit tweeted speculative headlines and an
associated work: Breaking News Flash Crash showed exactly how
interdependent social media and the calculus of the financial markets had
become, through a process of analysis and prediction of past and future
Exhibited at Banner Repeater, End User at The Hayward Gallery, London, Museo del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico.
see reviews here:
LOW ANIMAL SPIRITS | TWITTERBOT @LOWANIMALSPIRIT | BREAKING NEWS FLASH CRASHincluded in DOCUMENTS OF CONTEMPORARY ART: INFORMATION | WHITECHAPEL GALLERY
Edited by Sarah Cook
Part of the acclaimed 'Documents of Contemporary Art' series of anthologies, Whitechapel Gallery.
This anthology provides the first art-historical reassessment of information-based art in relation to data structures and exhibition curation, examining landmark exhibitions and re examining work by artists of the 1960s to early 1980s, from Les Levine and N.E.Thing Co. to General Idea and Jenny Holzer.
Artists surveyed include David Askevold, Iain Baxter, Guy Bleus, Heath Bunting, CAMP (Shaina Anand & Ashok Sukumaran), Ami Clarke, Richard Cochrane, Rod Dickinson, Hans Haacke, Graham Harwood, Jenny Holzer, Joseph Kosuth, Christine Kozlov, Steve Lambert and the Yes Men, Oliver Laric, Les Levine, Eva & Franco Mattes, László Moholy-Nagy, Muntadas, Erhan Muratoglu, Raqs Media Collective, Erica Scourti, Stelarc, Thomson & Craighead, Angie Waller, Stephen Willats, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Elizabeth Vander Zaag.
Sarah Cook is a curator and researcher, and co-author with Beryl Graham of Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media (MIT Press, 2010). She is Dundee Fellow at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee.
Paperback, 240 pages, 210 x 145 mm
First published 2016
LOW ANIMAL SPIRITS | TWITTERBOT
@LOWANIMALSPIRIT | BREAKING
NEWS FLASH CRASH
AT MUSEO DEL CHOPO, MEXICO CITY
BANNER REPEATER ARCHIVE OF ARTISTS' PUBLISHING + LOW ANIMAL SPIRITS by AMI CLARKE and RICHARD COCHRANE, with ISAAC OLVERA: THE DEATH OF PAPER at MUSEO UNIVERSITARIO DEL CHOPO, MEXICO CITY.
Exhibition: 16th April - 28th June 2015.
For more information about Museo Universitario Del Chopo, Mexico City - see here: