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workspace for experimental music and sound art
21/02/2015 - 26/02/2015
15/02/2015 - 15/03/2015
Tom Keene
Tom Keene is a media artist and researcher who investigates the role of marginal and often obscure technological objects that construct, transform and amplify the social relations of everyday life. These objects have consisted of municipal databases, systems of administration, wireless protocol, algorithms, individual electrical components, mobile devices, cloud servers, automated vacuum cleaners and biological sensors. Through these objects, Tom researches technological histories, builds contraptions and performs live experiments. His practice-based approach probes a technological agency that mediates our actions yet exists outside of a designed intent.
Tom is an outreach artist at pioneering media art gallery Furtherfield, a founding member of artist collective OSA, a freelance programmer and a core contributor to Avant, a new Journal launched at Transmediale, Berlin, 2014. He graduated from the MA Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice at Goldsmiths College in 2012. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in the form of finished pieces, contraptions and experimental workshops at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London 2013), Transmediale (Berlin 2013), Furtherfield (London 2013), Chelsea College of Art (London 2013), ISEA (Instanbul 2011), Dublin Science Gallery (Dublin 2010), Watermans Gallery (London 2010), and Tate Modern (London 2009).
‘WiFungi’, Tom Keene and Caryl Mann, V&A (London 2012)
‘Evil Media Distribution Center’, YoHa, produced with Tom Keene & Anna Blumenkranz (Berlin 2013)
‘Uncertain substance: The Viterbi Algorithm’, Tom Keene, performed at Moving Forest, devised by Shu Lea Cheang (London 2012)
‘Biosensing & networked performance’, Anna Dumitriu, Tom Keene, Alex May (Istanbul 2011)
Cybernetic Bacteria, Anna Dumitriu, Tom Keene, Dr Simon Park, Dr Blay Whitby, Lorenzo Grespan (Dublin 2009)
‘Aristotles office’, Tom Keene, Kypros Kyprianou (Brighton 2007)
Conferences & Publications

‘The Apple Barrier: An open source interface to the iPhone’ Paper for EVA 2011. Keene, Tom (2011)
‘People, Signs & Resistance: On The Front Line’, Booklet & Publication (2010)
‘Aristotle’s Office: 9 Objects & an Interface’, paper for EVA (Electronic Visual Arts Conference), London (2009)
Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

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