Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations

Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika Exhibition

Home > London > Art | Exhibitions | Free | Fun Things To Do | Galleries
by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
Event: -
A Media Network of Art
shu lea cheang, furtherfield gallery
KI - 'Trash Mistress' (2009) by Shu Lea Cheang - Photo by Rocio Campana

Living in an age of social media, the Furtherfield Gallery in Harringay, is presenting a joint exhibition featuring two obsessed network savvies. Based in the US, both Mark Amerika and Shu Lea Cheang grew up using the internet in the early 1990s, and it has influenced much of their contemporary art, which includes novels, net-based installations, social interfaces, and film productions.

In this exhibition they turn the virtual world into a physical medium. For example, there will be screenshots from Cheang's ongoing U.K.I Viral Love project. This includes a fun viral game, in which players will be taken to a Google Street view of their current location, and then be able to infect your friends with viruses. Another branch of the project is called Composting The Web, which looks a bit like a screensaver, where a dot bounces off the screen and erases computer code. You will also be able to watch her cyberpunk movie, I.K.U, from the Sundance Festival 2000. Set in the future, after apocalyptic web crash, tweeters, techies, and networkers are forced to scavenge e-trash landscape.

Amerika has an online persona called The Artist 2.0. The Artist 2.0 practices something called 'glitch aesthetics', which is basically the corruption of digital artwork, in which images have been skewed, pixilated, or manipulated in some way. At the exhibition, which runs until the 28th September, you will be able to works such as Lake Como Remix (2012) and Bit Heaven (2012).
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  19
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Fun for art lovers
When: Until 20th Oct
Phone: 44 (0)20 8802 2827
Where: Furtherfield Gallery
Cost: Free
Your Comment
More London articles
Articles from other cities
Popular Articles