Data as Culture

Partnership projects

Are you interested in open data? Does your organisation use it, share it or help promote its social, economic and environmental benefits? The Data as Culture programme helps to connect citizens, artists, and organisations to develop exhibitions, residencies, commissioning programmes and more. Please get in touch with Hannah or Julie if you’d like to work with us.

FACT, Liverpool

The New Observatory is a co-curated exhibition featuring two major new ODI commissions by previous artists in residence, Natasha Caruana and Thomson & Craighead, will be premiered. The commissions are supported by Arts Council England.

The Data as Culture programme has worked closely with FACT to develop the exhibition concept and content. The exhibition brings together an international group of artists whose work explores new and alternative modes of measuring, predicting, and sensing the world today through data and other observational methods.

Artists: Burak Arikan, Wafaa Bilal, Natasha Caruana, James Coupe, Phil Coy, Julie Freeman, Jennifer Gabrys, Bill Gaver, David Gauthier, Rachel Jacobs, Jackie Karuti, Kei Kreutler, Giles Lane and Stefan Kueppers (Proboscis), Thomson & Craighead, Liz Orton, Stanza, Jeronimo Voss.

Curated by Hannah Redler Hawes and Sam Skinner.

Open to the public: 22 June 2017 to 1 October 2017 – free entry, please check opening hours

Digital Catapult, London

Data as Culture curated Hybrid Landscapes for the working environment at the Digital Catapult headquarters opposite the British Library.

Hybrid Landscapes is an exhibition of recent work by 11 pioneering artists whose projects use, respond to or subvert digital technologies in surprising and unexpected ways. Together, their works consider some of the key social and cultural questions we might ask ourselves about emerging digital cultures, products and applications, offering complementary and alternative views.

Artists: Katriona Beales, Daniel Brown, Lewis Bush, Field, Felicity Hammond, Manu Luksch, Antonio Roberts, Evan Roth, Thomson & Craighead, Suzanne Treister, Richard Wright.

Curated by Hannah Redler Haws.

Open by appointment: 3rd April 2017 – 31 March 2018

Sound & Music

As part of the Sound & Music’s Embedded programme we welcomed Alex McLean as composer in residence at the ODI offices during 2016. During his residency Alex explored ways to incorporate data into his practice of live coding.

The Space

As co-commissioners with ODI, The Space supported artist Julie Freeman to create a major new digital open data artwork – We Need Us (2014). The Space is an Arts Council England/BBC partnership to broaden access to the arts through digital technologies.

The work has been exhibited at The Space Art Hack at Tate Modern, TED (Vancouver and Rio), Big Bang Data (London and Singapore), Lowry, Cartagena Data Festival (Columbia with the Overseas Development Agency). You can experience We Need Us online.

Jeronimo Voss, in collaboration with Radamés Ajna (BR) Applicate Against Time, 2017. (The New Observatory, June 22 - October 1 2017. Produced by FACT in collaboration with the ODI)Hybrid Landscapes at Digital Catapult, London, 2017. Design: Adrian Philpott, Philpott Design