Furtherfield

Furtherfield Gallery in the heart of Finsbury Park

Furtherfield provides platforms for creating, viewing, discussing and learning about experimental practices at the intersections of art, technology and social change.
Our mission is to co-create extraordinary art that connects with contemporary audiences providing innovative, engaging and inclusive digital and physical spaces for appreciating and participating in practices in art, technology and social change.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Association or society

Opening hours

The gallery is open during exhibitions: Thursday to Saturday, 12 noon - 3pm

Free Saturday morning activities (booking advisable) 10 - 12 noon
You can just drop in but booking may be advisable for more popular activities.
Children are welcome but should be accompanied by an adult.

Admission charges

FREE

Getting there

Tube: Manor House, Finsbury Park
Buses: to Finsbury Park (Seven Sisters road): 29, 254, 253
to Finsbury Park Station: 153, 253, 254, 259, 29, 4, N253, N279, N29
to Manor House (Green Lanes): 141, 341
Train: Finsbury Park, Harringay, Harringay Green Lanes

Additional info

Eating and drinking

The gallery is just two minutes from Finsbury Park Cafe which serves a range of homemade food and beverages to be enjoyed adjacent to the boating pond and children's play area.

Toilets

Accessible toilets are available.

Resources

We also produce exhibition resources to help community groups, schools and colleges on their visit to Furtherfield Gallery. These are designed to help groups explore the exhibitions and to engage with the different themes, issues and processes explored by the artists in the exhibitions and more broadly within contemporary art.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Beyond the Interface - London

  • 25 April — 21 June 2015 *on now

Open Fri to Sun, 11-5pm
Private View: Friday 24 April, 6-8pm
Public Opening: Saturday 25 April, 2-4pm

Beyond the Interface is an exhibition and series of events presented by Furtherfield, where leading international contemporary artists explore the technical devices that pervade our lives. 



“The interface is the sense organ of the computer, whereby it becomes part of human culture” - Søren Bro Pold [1]



How much of our life do we spend in front of screens? Typically young adults in the UK spend more than a third of their waking lives watching TV or using computers, smartphones and tableta.[2] These glowing rectangles are just one interface through which we contribute to the growing global human-machine network.



Nowadays a multitude of sensors proliferate in these same devices along with the chips and transmitters that are embedded in all consumer goods. Our actions are tracked, our utterances and exchanges are monitored, and our behaviours inform the design of future media, systems and products. This is the cybernetic loop.

The interface is the boundary across which information is exchanged, causing a transformation in one or both sides of that boundary. Between individuals, corporations and states; beliefs and disciplines; components of computer systems; or machines and living beings. Interfaces have always been a site of control, hidden in plain view: symbolic, social or technological. Seduced and habituated, we forget to question how we are dominated and reprogrammed by the very facilities that are supposed to free us as part of the digital revolution. Lori Emerson suggests this is an “overwhelming push to disempower users/consumers with closed devices”. [3]

As you approach Furtherfield Gallery in the middle of London’s Finsbury Park, you will notice that the external walls have been transformed into an immersive installation of lush, rippling images of water lilies, leaves and other organic forms. Giverny Remediated is an installation of performative prints by Nathaniel Stern (US) continuing his ‘Compressionism’ series of work. Part of Stern's Compressionist series, this work references Monet's immersive painting installation Water Lilies, painted a century ago, only in this case the artist has strapped a hacked scanner to his body in order to create the works.

In a new commission Stern will create ‘Rippling Images of Finsbury Park’, a new public artwork created in the boating lake (which sits adjacent to Furtherfield Gallery). The artworks will be available to download by public USB installed in the Gallery walls as part of Dead Drop, the offline, anonymous, file sharing, peer to peer, network.

Beyond The Interface - London is a remix of an exhibition co-curated by Furtherfield with Julian Stadon for ISMAR 2014, the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, that took place in Munich in September 2014.


NOTES
[1] Interface Criticism, Aesthetics Beyond Buttons edited by Christian Ulrik Andersen & Søren Bro Pold
[2] http://www.kpcb.com/internet-trends
[3] 'Against the Frictionless Interface! An Interview with Lori Emerson'

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Furtherfield Gallery
McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park
London
N4 2NQ

Getting there

We are less than 10 minute walk from both Manor House and Finsbury Park tube station and approximately 15 minutes walk from Haringey Green Lanes and Harringay stations.

Tube: Manor House, Finsbury Park
Buses: to Finsbury Park (Seven Sisters road): 29, 254, 253
to Finsbury Park Station: 153, 253, 254, 259, 29, 4, N253, N279, N29
to Manor House (Green Lanes): 141, 341
Train: Finsbury Park, Harringay, Harringay Green Lanes

By car
Visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible. There are pay and display parking facilities nearby for visitors wishing to travel by car.

Additional info

EATING AND DRINKING
The gallery is just two minutes from Finsbury Park Cafe which serves a range of homemade food and beverages to be enjoyed adjacent to the boating pond and children's play area.

TOILETS
Accessible toilets are available.

Website

http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/beyond-interface-london

Getting there

Tube: Manor House, Finsbury Park
Buses: to Finsbury Park (Seven Sisters road): 29, 254, 253
to Finsbury Park Station: 153, 253, 254, 259, 29, 4, N253, N279, N29
to Manor House (Green Lanes): 141, 341
Train: Finsbury Park, Harringay, Harringay Green Lanes

Furtherfield
Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park
London
Greater London
N4 2NQ
England

Website

www.furtherfield.org

www.furtherfield.org/gallery

E-mail

info@furtherfield.org

ale@furtherfield.org

Telephone

020 8802 2827/1301

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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