This Thursday Fold Lab opens it's doors again from 3pm-11pm. Up Is A Relative Concept Exhibition will continue from 3pm-7pm and will be free to enter before 7pm.
From 8pm Fold Lab also presents Most Dismal Swamp a mixed-reality biome, an art platform, a multi-scalar mystic fiction, a forecasting laboratory, a long tail, a transitional ecosystem, a party, a cognitive scaffold, a bad dataset, a curatorial MMORPG, a memeplex aggregator, a planetary weirding studio, and a record label supported by Arts Council England. Get Tickets through Resident Advisor.
Fold Lab will be dedicating an evening to Most Dismal Swamp and screening Whale Fall and Swamp Protocol at FOLD
Whale Fall is a heretical bestiary; an anomalous taxonomy of the diverse bodies that inhabit the hallucinatory mixed-reality paradigm of our contemporary swamp scape.
The film combines scenes shot on location with various artists, a bespoke virtual environment hosting a weird biome of digital life, with other commissioned footage and CGI.
The result is kaleidoscopic glimpse into of the lives of these speculative ecologies. Multiple logics, systems, and realities are entangled within Whale Fall, illustrating the mixed-reality paradigm we live in: a pervasive, horizonless swamp scape that seems at once ecstatic, dismal and absurd.
Baojiaxiang Scrabulous Anomaly in the Re-write Department Confraternity of Neoflagellants Department of Decay Lewis Den Hertog Plastique Fantastique Bianca Hlywa Agf Hydra Marija Bozinovska Jones with MBJ London Natalia Janula Alexandra Koumantaki Peter Lee Christopher MacInnes PianoPrinceOfAnime Hannah Rose Stewart Marta D. Strazicic Tea D. Stražičić Theo Triantafyllidis Jennifer Walton
Swamp Protocol is an atmospheric "procession of the damned... a procession of data that science has excluded..."
The film combines scenes shot on location with various artists with other commissioned footage, CGI and neural processing. The result is an ambient and hallucinatory narrative that spreads like a thick fog of dank swamp gas. Multiple logics, systems, and realities are entangled within Swamp Protocol, illustrating the warped mixed-reality paradigm we live in: a pervasive, horizonless swamp scape that seems at once ecstatic, dismal and absurd.
Murky and disorienting landscapes, cursed ASMR, fungal figures, dank rituals, experimental intimacies, virtual conspiracies and weird choreographies are at the heart of Swamp Protocol, offering us new ways to think about how we might navigate the post-digital swamp scape we live in. Might these, emergent rituals, tacit procedures and new ways of thinking be the formation of a 'dank enlightenment'?
Swamp Protocol's dark atmosphere is intensified by the haunting soundtrack by producer and genre-fluid DJ Anni Nöps
David Atlas Iain Ball Lara Joy Evans Samuel Capps Holly Childs Lea Collet and Marios Stamatis Porpentine Charity Heartscape Marija Bozinovska Jones with MBJ London Wetware Will Kendrick Rachel McRae Ménard Benoît Sarah Montet Anni Nöps Eva Papamargariti Jakob Kudsk Steensen Viktor Timofeev Kyle Zeto-Thorne