2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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New Exhibition opens 1 March at Islington Arts Factory, London

We’re super excited to be starting the new year with an exhibition at a location that we’ve been desperate to hang our work in since…well, forever!

‘Ghost in the Machine’ opens on Friday 1 March and runs until the 8 March at Islington Arts Factory, welcoming all to the preview from 6pm, 1 March, for a glass of vino!

Expect to see new work from each artist.



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We have a new artist!

It’s all go here at the Ipconfig\flushdns Collective HQ!

We’re pleased to introduce you to Subash Thebe, our newest addition to the troupe. His oeuvre is very idealistic; he listens and responds to music through the medium of paint. In case you were thinking that he may have finished listening to Slayer’s entire Raining Blood album (some of his marks can appear a little aggressive at times) you couldn’t be further from the truth. He much prefers classical.fm.


Error 404 Exhibition at A-side B-side Gallery, Hackney Downs Studios, Hackney

Our recent exhibition at A-side B-side Gallery was a success! Artwork was as diverse as ever with quite a strong focus upon the human figure, reflecting the transition from human sincereity to mechanical indifference.

News Release: Error 404



Ipconfig/flushdns Collective: Error 404

19 – 25 September 2012

Private View: 20 September 2012

Calling a person a machine has long been an insult to humanity. A machine built to replicate the appearance and social exchange of human beings is contentious still.

To want to emulate, rip off, or physically ‘be like’ something else can appear unsavoury, narcissistic and against nature, as the benevolence of humanity emphasises the importance of individuality and admires the unique. Yet we still brood, desiring to be fitter, healthier and more productive.

In some ways a robot or a machine is the manifestation of these collective aspirations. A pre-programmed, outwardly controlled entity doesn’t feel pain, experience loss or times of hardship. When emotions and pain take hold, the streamlined computer logic of a machine may appear constructive in alleviating the oppressive force of grief. If our emotions were not of consequence, perhaps we would not suffer, and bad experiences would not inform our future lives.

The collective’s inaugural exhibition, Breathe & Reboot, charted the artists’ coping strategies in a world where a fine art graduate may feel alienated from the job market. In response to feeling cast adrift, we invent our own logical route to guide us to where we would like to be. Error 404 is an impediment in this logic; as logic cannot account for the irrationality of emotions that we may face along the way.

A computer system epitomises logic and rationale; however a computer can throw up an Error 404 message when a request cannot be found and it is unknown why. If a computer can lapse and fail to reach a conclusion, then this unsettles us further still. Faith in logic, when logic has failed forces us to confront our fears, deal with our emotions and accept that we are only human.

A-side B-side Gallery, Hackney Downs Studios, E8 2BT, London

Wednesday 19 – Wednesday 25 12 – 6pm, admission free, http://www.asidebsidegallery.com/

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Zoe-Lee Skelton | zoeleeskelton@gmail.com

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