[NetBehaviour] Peer to Platform: Artist Collective vs. Social Network

netbehaviour netbehaviour at furtherfield.org
Tue Apr 16 12:05:46 CEST 2013

Peer to Platform: Artist Collective vs. Social Network

1 May 2013


£10 / £8 Concessions / £7 ICA Members / £5 ICA Student Members

This panel discussion will highlight the overlaps between the way in 
which a radical artist collective functions and how individuals operate 
together within the most contemporary of frameworks, the social network.

If the radical artist collective is posited as a network for shared 
political ideals and collaborative production, could it be proposed that 
an emerging generation of digitally-native artists is more comfortable 
establishing such structures online? Perhaps the accessibility of 
virtual space, the promise of relative anonymity and the corporate 
overtones of online platforms provide the perfect forum to continue the 
legacy of groups such as Bernadette Corporation.

Reflecting on the notion of the network and questions of authorship, 
ownership, self-promotion, and sincerity, the conversation will explore 
the ways in which – arguably – the peer-to-peer bond of the artist 
collective has been replaced by the virtual connections of Facebook and 

Chaired by Ben Vickers, the panel will comprise Lizvlx from 
UBERMORGEN.COM, Metahaven and Ruth Catlow from Furtherfield.

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