Dark Ecology: Joris Strijbos - IsoScope. Photo by Michael Miller
Dark Ecology: Joris Strijbos - IsoScope. Photo by Michael Miller

VIEW SOURCE: #8


15 January 2016

Our web finds this week: Dark Ecology in the Arctic, artists experimenting with algorithms and Bitcoin creator (sort of) revealed. By Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde.


Screenshot from www.rybn.org

ADM XI
Another example of artists experimenting with algorithms and economics, creating a ‘market’ for ‘investment’ and ‘speculation’ (remember the Åzone Futures Market at the Guggenheim?). ADM XI has been curated by Inke Arns, and is co-produced by Jeu de Paume (Paris), with the support of Labomedia and Espace Multimedia Gantner.

Photo by Michael Miller of HC Gilje – The Crossing

DARK ECOLOGY
Our friends at Sonic Acts journeyed to the Arctic with their latest investigative project Dark Ecology. Over the course of five days, they travelled with a group of more than 50 artists, researchers, curators, writers and organisers to Kirkenes in Northern Norway, from where they took a bus to Murmansk in Russia, to Zapolyarny and Nikel, and back to Kirkenes. Read their incredible story, and see why we enjoy working with them.


The Bitcoin panel discussion, featuring Dr. Craig Wright.

HAS THE BITCOIN CREATOR BEEN DISCOVERED?
“‘Identity’ is not your name. Where people go wrong is that they do not see it to be the set of shared experiences with other individuals.” – Craig Steven Wright, on Twitter

The search for the mythical creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, is reaching a new height with this well-researched whodunnit by Wired. I hope that we never find out who he, or she, really is.


Photo of Lux Helsinki 2014 by Timo Newton-Syms

FINLAND’S BASIC INCOME EXPERIMENT
“The bigger change is buried under the stream of international news regarding the world’s largest basic income trial. With a closer look, one can see that basic income is only a tip of the iceberg.” Antti-Juhani Piirainen – Demos Helsinki Article

Behind the basic income experiment is a longer term plan to make Finland’s national governance agile and human-centric. It’s very interesting to follow.


Photo of Lux Helsinki 2014 by Timo Newton-Syms

THE FLOW TOWARDS EUROPE
This insightful map beautifully visualises, and helps to understand, the flow of refugees.

TURNER PRIZE: ASSEMBLE
Great to see Assemble, the artist collective operating as an architecture firm, winning the Turner Prize. Prizes aren’t the most important things in the world, but this is encouraging for everyone who believes in working with communities outside of white cubes and art fairs.

King Midas Sound & Christian Fennesz. Photo: Jimmy Mould

PROGRESS BAR AMSTERDAM
We are delighted to announce the international expansion of our popular Progress Bar events. A new Amsterdam series, presented in collaboration with the edge-riding Sonic Acts, will begin in 2016. With talks by Fader journalist Aimee Cliff and poet Roger Robinson, a performance by King Midas Sound & Fennesz, and an afterparty with Endgame, Kamixlo and Lexxi, the first event in the series is going to be a corker.

KAMIXLO’S DAZED MIX
This DJ mix for Fader by Kamixlo blends dance music from around the world into a futurist bass-laden drive.

Christian Fennesz performing in Lisbon. Photo: Luis Martins

EDITION 1
Read this Fact magazine interview with King Midas Sound & Fennesz, about their collaboration and new album, ‘Edition 1’

WAVES
…then listen to a song from the album, and walk through a beautiful haze of dread and desire.

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