12 July 2019 to 17 July 2019
Kensington, Courtyard Galleries
Event Two at the Royal College of Art is an exhibition of historical and contemporary digital art and a programme of events marking the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Computer Arts Society Event One exhibition at the college in 1969.
The exhibition includes work from the CAS50 collection of computer art dating from the 1960s to the present day, together with contemporary media art curated by artist platform FLUX Events, London's preeminent forum for media artists. There will also be a video programme, a selection of sound artworks and the launch of a new collection of video interviews with digital artists.
Event Two will be complemented by a series of talks, including a special event from the internationally renowned Lumen Prize for Art and Technology, Artists in the Machine, (Lumen Art Projects) and an artist talk entitled Invasive Media, hosted by FLUX Events. There will be a discussion evening hosted by the Computer Arts Society, featuring artists in the exhibition and computer art historians. These events will bring together a diverse range of practitioners to explore the dynamic relation of technology and creative practice with computers across the later 20th and early 21st centuries.
Event Two has been organised through a newly emergent network connecting the RCA, CAS, Lumen Art Projects and FLUX Events, research collaborations with the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts conference (EVA) in London and Leicester-based arts organisation Interact Digital Arts. The exhibition and related events reflect upon the 50 years since Event One surveying the impact and legacies of early computer art, and engaging critical questions on the historical evolution of technology and creative practices with computation.
An exhibition by the Computer Arts Society and FLUX Events in collaboration with the Royal College of Art, the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts conference (EVA), Interact Digital Arts and Lumen Art Projects. For more information please visit computer-arts-society.com/event-two.