TMM Anthologies: Issue 1 | Technostalgia | Coline Milliard – Launch event

Launch Date: 23 March 2017 
Time: 6.30-8pm GMT
Location: Carroll / Fletcher, 56-57 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8EQ
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To mark the opening of the programme and the Technostalgia Anthology launch, The Moving Museum will host a panel discussion at Carroll / Fletcher in London on 23 March 2017. Moderated by Coline Milliard, the panel will include Alison Craighead from British artist duo Thomson & Craighead, and Professor Beryl Graham, Professor of New Media Art at University of Sunderland, and co-founder and editor of CRUMB.

The event will be live streamed by this is tomorrow.

Get involved: share technologies you’re nostalgic about with the hashtag #technostalgia2017.

Image: Constant Dullaart, Jennifer_in_Paradise, 2013. Courtesy of artist and Carroll / Fletcher.

The Moving Museum kicks off 2017 with the launch of a new platform of web-based anthologies. Technostalgia, the inaugural anthology edited by Coline Milliard, explores the aesthetics of early technologies, their legacy and impact, as well as their fetishization and appropriation in a contemporary artistic context. Participating artists include Cory Arcangel, Constant Dullaart, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Peter Luining, Lorna Mills, Paper Rad, Mark Richards, Gustavo Romano, Evan Roth, Paul Slocum, Thomson & Craighead, and Ubermorgen.

“The ubiquity of digital technology has fostered an ever-increasing yearning for the aesthetics, ethos, and legends of its early days. Yet Technostalgia — as it’s become known — isn’t just about the past, it has also become a powerful creative force. The Technostalgia Anthology explores how artists have seized this rich legacy to engage with and reflect on today’s hyper-computerized reality.” Coline Milliard, editor Technnostalgia, 2017.

The Moving Museum Anthologies is a new online publishing platform that re-imagines how a contemporary art organization shares ideas online. TMM Anthologies gives cultural practitioners the opportunity to curate and share important ideas to an online audience using Internet native media. Curators, artists, writers and technologists will be invited to discuss urgent topics, contextualize artistic discourse, and share original concepts through any format imaginable on a platform made specifically for creative material beyond the written word. This unique resource will be accompanied by a series of talks, performances, and workshops held in major cities and streamed live online.

The Moving Museum will be launching the platform as well as its first series of anthologies with catalytic support from the Arts Council England for the development and production of this program.

“Visual art is a potent medium precisely because it expresses ideas beyond words, and we want to create a platform that honors that. We created TMM Anthologies so we can talk about art using the full spectrum of what the Internet has to offer today — images, websites, sounds, videos or VR — and prepare for what it will offer tomorrow. Contemporary artists have been exploring new ways of creating art online and as organizations we must challenge ourselves to create platforms in which they can flourish” – Simon Sakhai, Co-Founder, The Moving Museum

April 2017 will see the second Anthology published, Lean Artists – Smoke Test edited by Jeremy Bailey and followed by Mildly Interesting edited by Jonas Lund.


About the speakers:

Coline Milliard is a contemporary art specialist based in London. As an art critic, journalist and editor, Coline has published extensively in periodicals including Modern Painters, Art Monthly, The International Herald Tribune, Art Review, Metropolis M and Art in America, and contributed essays in books and exhibition catalogues. In May 2015, she joined Carroll/Fletcher as Associate Director and prior to that was Deputy Editor for the global newswire artnet News, and UK Editor at LBM, in which capacity she oversaw UK coverage for ARTINFO and Modern Painters magazine. In 2010, Coline curated the first retrospective of the artist Zineb Sedira, held at the [mac] Musée d’Art Contemporain in Marseille, France. The following year, she worked on the launch and development of Ibraaz, an online publishing platform focusing on contemporary visual culture in the Middle East and North Africa region. Coline was one of two founding co-editors of Catalogue, an online publication that acted as a bridge between English- and French-speaking art scenes. She now sits on the artistic committee of Fluxus Art Projets.

Thomson & Craighead have shown extensively at galleries, film festivals and for site-specific commissions in the UK and internationally. Solo shows include Wake Me Up When It’s Over, Young Projects, Los Angeles (2017); Party Booby Trap, Carroll / Fletcher, London, UK (2016); Maps DNA and Spam, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK (2014); Not Even the Sky, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany; and Never Odd or Even, Carroll / Fletcher, London, UK (both 2013). Recent group exhibitions include Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century, LABoral, Gijón, Spain; Perpetual Uncertainty, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden; Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2016); Big Bang Data, Somerset House, London, UK; Right Here, Right Now, The Lowry, Manchester, UK; Art In The Age Of…Asymmetrical Warfare, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands; How to Construct a Time Machine, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK (all 2015) and the Nam June Paik Award, Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany (2014). They live and work between London and the Scottish Highlands.

Beryl Graham is Professor of New Media Art at University of Sunderland, and co-founder and editor of CRUMB, the resource for curators of new media art. She curated the international exhibition Serious Games for the Laing and Barbican art galleries, and has also worked with The Exploratorium, San Francisco, and San Francisco Camerawork.  Dr. Graham has presented papers at conferences including Decoding the Digital (Victoria and Albert Museum). She has written extensively on media art and curating, including for books for MIT Press and Heinemann, chapters for Routledge and California University Press, and articles in Art Monthly and British Council Magazine.