UpStage will feature in the exhibition “Culture and Practice” accompanying the 2016 Libre Graphics Meeting. The LGM is hosted this year by the University of Westminster, and the exhibition will be in the university’s London Gallery West, in the Harrow campus. “Culture and Practice” opens on 15 April as part of LGM, and runs until the end of May.
If you are in London, we encourage you to visit the exhibition and to attend LGM – it is a vibrant gathering of developers and users of free and open source software for graphics. The exhibition will feature artworks made with FLOSS software, and addresses the LGM theme of ‘Other Dimensions’.
Previously, UpStage has been presented at Libre Graphics Meetings in Brussels (2010) and Vienna (2012).
Below is the LGM Exhibition media release.
LONDON GALLERY WEST LIBRE GRAPHICS CULTURE AND PRACTICE 15 APRIL – 22 MAY 2016 London Gallery West is delighted to present Libre Graphics Culture and Practice, bringing together work by artists and designers whose creative practices are influenced by free software – software whose source code is freely shared. Enabling new approaches to intellectual property and copyright, digital artisans and creative technologists have emerged with concerns around participation, collaboration and co-creation in creative software development. The selected work allows a critical look at software as cultural production, rather than just technological tool. LIBRE GRAPHICS CULTURE AND PRACTICE INCLUDES #ADDITIVISM (MOREHSHIN ALLAHYARI & DANIEL ROURKE), DAVID BREZNA, RUJI CHAPNIK, PAT DAVID, JULIEN DESWAEF, PATHUM EGODAWATTA, ERIK FLOCK, MOHAMED GABER, NATHANIEL GAMA, GIRIN STUDIO, CHRISTOPH HAAG, JOHN-DANIEL HARRINGTON, BRENDAN HOWELL, CHARLES CELESTE HUTCHINS, BORNA IZADPANAH, SARANG KULKARNI, LIBRE GRAPHICS MAGAZINE, MANUFACTURA INDEPENDENTE, AOIFE MOOEY, MOREVNA PROJECT (KONSTANTIN DMITRIEV), VAISHNAVI MURTHY, OPEN SOURCE PUBLISHING, CHIARA PASSA, JAMES PUCKETT, RELEARN, DAVID REVOY, DAN REYNOLDS, SANDRINE ROMARIE, MEIR SADAN, POOJA SAXENA, MANUEL SCHMALSTIEG, FEMKE SNELTING, UPSTAGE, URCHN (BASSAM KURDALI), DAVEY WHITCRAFT AND MURRAY BOWLES AND OTHERS The Libre Graphics Culture and Practice exhibition is one of events running parallel to the 11th edition of the Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM), hosted by Westminster School of Media, Arts & Design at the University of Westminster, 15 – 18 April 2016. https://libregraphicsmeeting.org Libre Graphics Meeting 2016 is supported by Autonomous Tech Fetish | Common house www.commonhouse.org.uk, Bryden Wood www.brydenwood.co.uk, Fossbox www.fossbox.org.uk, Furtherfield www.furtherfield.org, The Software Sustainability Institute www.software.ac.uk and the University of Westminster www.westminster.ac.uk With thanks to the LGM Community, Colin Bailey, Dave Crossland, Hans Dieter Reichert, John Perez, Alice Pugini, Antonio Roberts, Ashley Smith, and the Students of BA Graphic Design Communication at the University of Westminster. EXHIBITION PRIVATE VIEW Friday 15 April 2016, 6 – 8pm EXHIBITION OPENING TIMES Until 22 May, 9am – 5pm daily Free admission, open to all.