Andrea Williamson, Ollie Dook and Liz Wilson in discussion with Mikhail Karikis, Lydia Heath and Louis Joe Sainsbury.

#1 Synthetic Ecology 2017

David Blandy, Chris Paul Daniels & Sam Meech, Ollie Dook, Julia Goodlife, Helga Jakobson, Jinjoon Lee, Sam Mercer, Charlotte-Maeva Perret, Sam Williams, Andrea Williamson, Liz Wilson & Jules Varnedoe.
Curated by Louis Joe Sainsbury, Mikhail Karikis and Lydia Heath.

In its first iteration, Synthetic Ecology hosted an evening of contemporary artists’ moving image screenings and talks accompanied by a day of peer-to-peer professional development workshops for artists. Synthetic Ecology Moving Image Festival 2017 was in collaboration with and hosted at O N C A Gallery, Brighton. Funded by the Arts Council England.

1st – 2nd April 2017, O N C A Gallery
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Programme 1

Ollie Dook, Smashing Windows, 2016, 9.43 mins
Andrea Williamson, Fabrications of Flight, 2017, 4.41 mins
Liz Wilson, The Rhythm Machine, 2017, 4 mins

Artists Ollie Dook & Liz Wilson were in conversation with Louis Joe Sainsbury, Mikhail Karikis and Lydia Heath following the programme, also including a Q&A via Skype with artist Andrea Williamson.


Programme 2

Charlotte-Maeva Perret, SPECTACULAR BOREDOM AIRMAXIMUM FREEDOM, 2016, 7:49 mins
Chris Paul Daniels & Sam Meech, One Square Mile, 2016, 7.25 mins
Jinjoon Lee, Nowhere in Somewhere, 2017, 2.54 mins

Artist Chris Paul Daniels was in conversation with Louis Joe Sainsbury, Mikhail Karikis and Lydia Heath following the programme.


Programme 3

David Blandy, HD Lifestyle, 2016 6.40 mins
Julia Goodlife, Recreational bathers, 2016 5.38 mins
Sam Williams, until they feel – ahead of them – a barrier, 2016 9.18 mins

Artists Julia Goodlife & Sam Williams were in conversation with Louis Joe Sainsbury, Mikhail Karikis and Lydia Heath following the programme, also including a Q&A via email read aloud with artist David Blandy.


Workshops

Jules Varnedoe – A video-poetic, culinary, performance based around research in oceanic futurism.
Sam Mercer, End Game – A presentation/lecture of a work-in-progress centred around the industries and cultures in Barrow-in-Furness, a town currently known for two industries: within the Devonshire Dock–a large, beige shed constructed in the 1980s–to build the submarines used for the Trident nuclear programme; and the construction of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Helga Jakobson, Shared Boundaries – A presentation/lecture on Rational compassion, in conjunction with a workshop investigating how humans can interface in a responsible and engaged way with non humans.


Workshop with Jules Varnedoe on Oceanic Futurism


until they feel – ahead of them – a barrier, Sam Williams, 2016


Helga Jakobson’s workshop/lecture ‘Shared Boundaries’



One Square Mile, Chris Paul Daniels & Sam Meech, 2016