This video was taken at Invisible Forces opening event at Furtherfield Gallery, Finsbury Park.
Featuring artists: Class Wargames, Kimathi Donkor, The Hexists, Laura Oldfield Ford, IOCOSE, Dave Miller, Edward Picot, Olga P Massanet & Thomas Cade Aston, and YoHa.
Our social, economic and cultural institutions are being dismantled. Control over the provision of social care, urban and rural development, and education is being ceded to the market facilitated by unseen technological and bureaucratic systems.
Undeterred, the artists in this exhibition meet the challenges that ensue with clear eyes, spontaneity, experimentation and a sense of adventure. This selection of installations, digital video, net art, painting and drawings deal with conspiracy, money, politics and hidden signals.
As we scan our cultures for maps, role-models, possible ways of living in today's world, we often encounter images of society that are created by its hidden, controlling forces. By naming, revealing, tracking, playing, making, subverting and transforming tools, circumstances and figures that give rise to current crises we enlarge the debate and extend our freedoms. And the artists in this exhibition offer examples of just some of the ways in which this might be done.
Credits: Video by Pablo Robertson de Unamuno