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Crit Club with Pete Ashton
9 October @ 18:00 - 20:00
For the fourth Crit Club of 2018 we’re happy to welcome Pete Ashton.
Over the last few years Pete Ashton has ticked a fair few of the “emerging artist” boxes but, perhaps as befits the nature of his work, has found himself with more questions than answers about the nature of his practice and why he’s doing this art thing in the first place. Having spent his Black Hole Club membership experimenting and taking stock, he’ll be using his Crit Club slot to decide what to do in 2019. Warning: this talk may include rabbits.
This event is free and open to the public.
Pete Ashton’s art can be seen as a collaboration with systems, building from a fascination with the potential of cameras in a computational era. He is one half of the Birmingham Camera Obscura project and anchored the Instructions for Humans exhibition at BOM on surveillance and machine learning in 2017. If pushed he will describe his work as about the mutable nature of perceived reality through the programmable nature of the human mind, and then go on about it for hours. He lives in Stirchley, the cultural centre of Birmingham, with Fiona, a lop and a lionhead. Hail Eris.