FREEPORT: Teriminal MCR + Critical Talks Programme: Documentation

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Over the course of a week, FREEPORT: Terminal MCR was a space to explore art, technology and citizenship in the age of the internet. The exhibition featured new commissions from a cohort of international artists including Geocinema, !Mediengruppe Bitnik + Omsk Social Club, Kyriaki Goni, Lisa Rave and Brandon Covington Sam-Sumana.

FREEPORT: Terminal MCR was accompanied by a talks programme curated by Nathan Jones (Lecturer in Fine Art, Digital Media at Lancaster University) to intersect the exhibition programme, bringing world thinkers to The University of Salford, to question and explore the ideas platformed by the artists. Speakers at FREEPORT: Critical included: Dr Rachel O’Dwyer, Ollie Zhang, Mitra Azar, Christy Constantakopoulou and Dr Emmanouil Tranos.  A podcast by Nathan Jones, featuring the talks programme will be released at a later date, please check on our socials for updates.

FREEPORT: Terminal MCR (2019)

Parallel to the exhibition was the work exhibited on the; a platform commissioned by the NNN for the distribution of artworks, using the backstreets, black markets and divergent parts of the internet to create, exhibit and debate the value of art. QR codes placed near the work at FREEPORT: Terminal MCR were used to access additional content on the freeport site to gain further insight into the research and exploration of the artists. Find out how to navigate the platform by watching PWR’s how to guide:

FREEPORT: Terminal MCR was commissioned and produced to Abandon Normal Devices. Supported by University of Salford, co-funded with support from the Creative Europe programme and with public funding from Arts Council England.

FREEPORT: Terminal MCR is part of The New Networked Normal (NNN) The NNN explores art, technology and citizenship in the age of the Internet, a partnership project by Abandon Normal Devices (UK), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (ES), The Influencers (ES), Transmediale (DE) and STRP (NL). This project has been co-funded with support from the Creative Europe programme.

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