3. MadeScapes^ pushing pixels.

  4. MadeScapes^ talks, tonight!

    Find out more here - https://www.facebook.com/events/447122758699287/?ref=22

  5. MadeScapes^ is online

  6. MadeScapes^ travel snacks

  7. MadeScapes^ is sleeping

  8. MadeScapes^ glasses

  9. MadeScapes 1st <3


  10. TRAWLER in 300 words


    From an electro-tropical internet basecamp, the lone user trawls the webs of reference, collecting and filtering vast tracts of data into some semblance of self.

    “Rather than portraying a decentred, fragmented, disembodied self, personal homepages are actually attempts at identity integration by demonstrating to others what is important to the individual”

    Vincent Miller, Understanding Digital Culture, 2011         

    The trawler no longer seeks to accumulate material goods in order to communicate himself to the world. For the trawler, fantasy comfortably rubs shoulders with reality; the unreal is as real as everything else. A two dimensional rendering of a three dimensional object is three dimensional, and the trawler collects these, tagging them into groups, filtering them into collections: nothing is without relevance. The trawler inhabits the gaps between original thought and plagiarism, where someone else said something that loosely approximated what he was already thinking. The trawler is the latest product of an age when quotation provides the dominant creative outlet; he occupies a space where consumption of everything is faster, easier, and more affordable. In creates his personal homepage, he creates himself; he consumes himself. The Trawler self-curates and makes himself available for consumption by other users.

    As his collection builds so his narrative develops, revealing his personal preferences as he curates himself into existence. Even the rejected has its place. As in life, the trawler’s work is revealed in front of a live audience, his self-documented narrative – an accumulation of parts of other people’s own narratives – is inextricably linked to the loops and fades of the myriad visual and audio samples he uses as his references.

    Returning again to locations of interest or relevance, the trawler reinforces aspects of his persona, and as other locations fall out of favour he deletes them. In this sense, the trawler occupies a place to which it is possible to return and remove his footprints.

    Trevor H Smith



    From an electro-tropical internet basecamp, the lone user trawls the webs of reference, collecting and filtering vast tracts of data into some semblance of self.

    MadeScapes invites you to witness the trawler in all his glory as we make our first foray into combining our installation work with performance. From a broadband-enabled mock-desert island, a solitary blogger will navigate through our collective online sketchbook.

    Multiple screens and projections will reveal the trawler’s behaviour in a most public fashion, establishing and eradicating myriad mini-narratives along the way. As he makes his selections, themes will inevitably be repeated and images and video clips revisited, revealing his personal preferences as he creates his online identity.


  12. Jack joins THE FILE ARTS

    If you’re interested in any kind of digital art, then you should check out The File Arts, an online artspace/gallery where people can buy and collect art created specifically for the digital realm.

    Why are we telling you this? Because The File Arts have approached MadeScapes ^ own Jack Addis and asked him to sign up with them! You can find Jack’s work on a whole host of artist’s networks, magazines and blog-posts, so it was only a matter of time before his glitching hit them in the face.

    The File Arts allows digital art enthusiasts to pay the price they think the art is worth, and as creator Andre Brocatus says on his about page, once the source file is yours you can do with it as you wish, from scrutinising it up close to posting it as your Facebook profile pic.



    The File Arts on Tumblr


    Oh, and they’re based in the Netherlands, where Jack has a show coming up too, but more about that later…

  13. willkendrick:

    MADESCAPES ^, Proxy, 2012

    TROVE GALLERY, Birmingham


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  15. New MadeScapes ^ website up and running

    Our new-look website is out and about. We’d love you to take a look at MadeScapes.com where you’ll find images and info about past and present shows…more additions to follow…

    (Source: madescapes.com)