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Nye Thompson – interview with Studio International: ‘The bots are actually the primary audience for the show’

15 MAY 2019.  In her project The Seeker, a system of machines looking at images on screen, analysing them and whispering to one other, we humans are merely peripheral intrusions, says Thompson. It’s scary, but exciting. Full article 

Watermans Gallery presents “CKRBT” a new solo show by Nye Thompson

22 MAR 2019. Machines are watching and interpreting images that are captured by algorithms operating other machines that are seemingly watching the world on our behalf. Nye Thompson’s new solo show CKRBT explores the emergent machine gaze and the unseen power structures that underpin it. CKRBT will be at Watermans Gallery in London until 26 May 2019. Press release. Exhibition guide.

“Words that Remake the World «The Seeker»” at Printemps Numérique, Brussels

22 MAR 2019. The exhibition Don’t Be Evil is being held at the Printemps Numérique festival for digital culture initiated by the Brussels Government. The event will take place at the prestigious new museum Kanal – Centre Pompidou and is organised by Gluon.be. The festival addresses the influence of Artificial intelligence [AI] on our society and our daily experience. AI has many applications in today’s society.Tomorrow, it will play a role in sensitive decisions, such as granting bank loans, medical diagnoses and piloting self-driving cars. If AI is the dream, it also raises numerous questions. What should we do when it’s impossible to explain the reasoning behind these algorithms’ decisions? More information

New video installation “INSULAE (Of The Island)” goes live at the Barbican as part of Sky Arts’ Art 50

23 FEB 2019. Nye Thompson’s new video installation INSULAE (Of The Island) goes live at the Barbican as part of Sky Arts’ Art 50, a major cultural programme examining British identity today. Flying at drone height over digitally rendered waves, INSULAE contemplates the impact of island geography on national identity in a perpetually looping virtual tour of the waters just off the British mainland. With the ocean as a metaphorical buffer between the UK and the rest of the world, we are taken on a lonely journey endlessly patrolling our watery borders. The video installation which was a joint commission between Sky Arts 50, the Barbican Centre and Lumen Arts Projects will be shown in the Barbican Level G until May 2019. More information

Living with the Internet of Things at Tate Exchange

8 FEB 2019. Exploring how the Internet of Things is affecting our lives, and how it will influence our futures – at home, at work and in our environment, Tate Exchange are holding a 2 day public event at Tate Modern. As part of this event, artist Nye Thompson will be presenting her work and undertaking a live collaborative drawing performance. More information

Nye Thompson awarded public commission on the theme of British national identity post-Brexit

17 JAN 2019. Sky Arts 50, The Barbican and Lumen Art Projects have selected Lumen Prize 2018 finalist Nye Thompson for a new public video commission to be shown as part of the Barbican’s ‘Level G’ public programme. Nye’s proposal for a video installation she is calling INSULAE was selected from a shortlist of Lumen Prize finalists. Flying low over digitally rendered waves, Nye Thompson’s video installation will explore the impact of island geography on national identity in a perpetually looping Google Earth tour of the British coastline. More information

First release of “Uninvited”, a new film collaboration with UBERMORGEN

7 JAN 2019. Uninvited is a horror film for machine networks and human-machine organisms. This short film is the first release from a new collaboration between Nye Thompson and UBERMORGEN, exploring the nature of perception and realism of the unknown and the terror of angst & exhaustion within emergent network consciousness. The film was shown in Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. More information

Projects Grant award from Arts Council England

16 DEC 2018. Arts Council England have awarded Nye Thompson a Projects Grant to support the development of her forthcoming solo show CKRBT. CKRBT will be presented at Watermans Gallery, London in Spring 2019.

“Words that Remake the World «The Seeker»” at Creative Machine 2, Goldsmiths

1 NOV 2019. More information

Nye Thompson guest presenter for BBC’s “The Art of Now: Surveillance”

23 SEP 2018. BBC Radio 4’s documentary series The Art of Now looks at contemporary art movements across the globe. Their new episode The Art of Now: Surveillance with guest presenter Nye Thompson is now available. Nye Thompson’s new installation finds unsecured video streams and interprets them with AI. Inspired by this, she explores the role of the artist in our world of mass surveillance. More information

Nye Thompson finalist in Lumen Prize 2018

01 SEP 2018. Nye Thompson is a finalist for the international Lumen Prize for Art and Technology. Her work on surveillance and insecurity Backdoored was shortlisted for the Interactive/3D category.

“Words that Remake the World «The Seeker»” at Artificially Intelligent, V&A Museum

28 AUG 2018. More information

“Words that Remake the World «The Seeker»” at Open Codes 2, ZKM Karlsruhe

01 AUG 2018. More information