Does the camera ever lie? A new exhibition shows that photography has been doing exactly that since its inception. From fairies at the bottom of the garden to ghostly visitors, here is a slide show of the best manipulated images (from the BBC Website). • Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop is atContinue Reading

“Cartography is the signifying practice of both location and identity, a mode of writing through which we can uncover a set of general laws. Much of the argument I am making regarding the un-mapping, re-mapping and counter-cartographies to be found within contemporary art practices revolves around the structures and signifying systems by which knowledge isContinue Reading

A Rough Mix: Brian Eno & Jennifer Jacquet (An Edge Conversation) INTRODUCTION by John Brockman Composer/artist Brian Eno and Jennifer Jacquet, a postdoctoral researcher who studies “shame”, were brought together for the Edge-Serpentine Gallery colloboration for Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Garden Marathon, where Jacquet talked about on the role of shameContinue Reading

Mara Mori brought me a pair of socks which she knitted herself with her sheepherder’s hands, two socks as soft as rabbits. I slipped my feet into them as if they were two cases knitted with threads of twilight and goatskin, Violent socks, my feet were two fish made ofContinue Reading

Strangest is their reality, their three-dimensional workmanship: veined pebbles that have an underside, maps one could have studied for minutes longer, books we seem to read page after page. If these are symbols cheaply coined to buy the mind a momentary pardon, whence this extravagance? Fine as dandelion polls, theyContinue Reading