Beyond The Interface London

It's Alive! part of a group show organised by Furtherfield

25 APRIL - 21 JUNE 2015

Open weekends 12-6pm

Furtherfield Gallery, Finsbury Park London N4 2NQ

Beyond the Interface is an exhibition and series of events presented by Furtherfield, where leading international contemporary artists explore the technical devices that pervade our lives.

The interface is the sense organ of the computer, whereby it becomes part of human culture
Soren Bro Pold
How much of our life do we spend in front of screens? Typically young adults in the UK spend more than a third of their waking lives watching TV or using computers, smartphones and tablets.2 These glowing rectangles are just one interface through which we contribute to the growing global human-machine network.

Beyond The Interface London is a remix of an exhibition co-curated by Furtherfield with Julian Stadon for ISMAR 2014, the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, that took place in Munich in September 2014.

It's Alive! by Genetic Moo sees two populations of parasites and a screen image combine into a living interface. Webcam, maggots and ants. The webcam looks out into the space and slowly builds up an RGB image of what it sees. The maggots feed on movement and are rip through the interface. The ants continuously wander across the surface of the image looking to repair damage caused by the maggots. Filling in holes with fine trails, their programmed desire is to restore order. The three intertwined activities; webcam, maggots and ants, operate as a living ensemble; continuously being reconfigured. A parasitic interface consuming energies from whatever it shares a space with.

The piece was specially adapted to work with the view of Finsbury Park.

Furtherfield Gallery in Finsbury Park Testing at home

Beyond The Interface Munich

It's Alive! part of a group show at ISMAR 2014 in Munich

September 2014

Beyond The Interface is a group show in Munich as part of ISMAR 2014 curated by Marc Garrett of Furtherfield and Julian Standon.

Genetic Moo 2017