As part of its curatorial practice, AIS seeks out and presents works in all media that address contemporary conceptions of progress, in particular the disjuncture between social/ecological and technological advances. We are especially interested in intermedia and process-based work that critically address new regimes of the regulation of space (real and virtual) and the disciplining of the body (visceral and data).
AIS works with institutions worldwide, within the arts world but also importantly outside it, to present challenging, critical work to a wide audience.
We welcome invitations and support from institutions and individuals for curatorial projects.
collaborative artist-in-residence programme in association with the Function Creep project
Beyond Surveillance. 2010/11.
Artistic strategies against video surveillance. A programme of short videos curated by Manu Luksch. Produced by videoclub, Brighton. Featuring works by Paola Barreto, Michelle Teran, The Bureau of Inverse Technology, Caspar Below, U.R.A.Filoart, Yangachi and David Valentine.
commissioned by videoclub, presented at Lighthouse, Brighton; 4th Biannual Surveillance and Society Conference, City University London, and otehrs. available for touring.
Movana Chen at ambient.space
ambient.vista AiR 2008
Residency artists produce work in any medium addressing the studio’s unique, spectacular aspect over London. The programme commenced with Wolfgang Staehle (New York/Berlin) and Tuomas Toivonen (Helsinki), and featured philosopher and performance poet Fahim Amir (Vienna) and Shiho Fukuhara (Tokyo).
First Thursdays ambient.space 2008
Monthly exhibitions and screenings, featuring works by Melanie Gilligan, Petit Mal, Antifamily, Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel .
ambient.lounge Tokyo 2006
voluptuously blinking eye (VBI) Rotterdam 2006
The exhibition and laboratory SATELLITE OF LOVE highlights alternatives to what the larger public might consider to be ‘the renewed potential’ of the television medium. This event takes place during the The 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, which teamed up with Witte de With center for contemporary art, Rotterdam for the exhibition "Satellite of Love" (To 26 March, 2006).
Lektrolab (Emma Davidson & Paul B. Davis): Microtel
Rachel Baker: Unscheduled TV
Tina Hage ambient.lounge hostess
featured artists: Heath Bunting, Ilze Black, Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel, Juha Huuskonen
video documentation online
Urban Road Movies, for: Video As Urban Condition. 2004
Channel 26 London 2001
video programme for a TV channel at the Great Eastern Hotel, including works by Franko B, Shu Lea Cheang, F5, Bureau of Inverse Technology, Andree Korpys and Markus Löffler, Chapman Brothers, Derek Ogbourne, Motoko Ohinata, Richard Wright. Programmed by Ilze Black & Manu Luksch as part of the please disdurb me! show