Fri 23 Apr 13:00-14:00 at YouTube Live

Making art for a change

For this talk we are delighted to be joined by British/ Colombian Artist Matthew Plummer-Fernández. Matthew will be sharing his latest work-in-progress & ideas around digital art practice in response to the climate crisis.

Credit: Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

Credit: Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

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Plummer-Fernández's work has been exhibited extensively, and commissioned by institutions including the Victoria & Albert Museum and Somerset House in London, AND Festival in Manchester, and ZKM in Karlruhe. His works Digital Natives and Disarming Corruptor are in the collection of Centre Pompidou in Paris, and in 2014 Disarming Corruptor received an award of distinction at Ars Electronica. He received an MA from London's Royal College of Art in 2009, and completed his practice-based doctorate at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2019. Plummer-Fernández is currently an associate lecturer at the Creative Computing Institute, University of Arts, London, and a researcher at Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London. 

This Lunchtime Talk will be broadcast live on Watershed's YouTube channel.

British/Colombian artist Matthew Plummer-Fernández's interest in the interrelation of algorithmic systems, popular culture, and contemporary issues, forms a varied body of work influenced by the traditions of Generative Art, Critical Design, and Internet Art, that he describes as algopop

In this talk Matthew Plummer-Fernández will be discussing new motivations and shifts in his art practice that act in response to the climate crisis. Matthew's recent works include experiments in Augmented Reality, agroecology, willow shaping, online community building, and an essay about cryptocurrencies embedded inside a JPEG.   

Join us on Fri 23rd April, 13:00-14:00 for the talk and to take part in the discussion afterwards.

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