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News 2014 >> March


Present Fictions
at David Roberts Art Foundation




Present Fictions is a series of talks, screenings and performance lectures over two days.

Diverse events address contemporary forms of poetry, science fiction, narrative structures and ideas of neo-materialism in current art practices and investigate how they can both be informed by and question new technologies and the expanded information society. A temporary research library presents a selection of publications and materials that have informed the research for this project. The exhibition Geographies of Contamination is concurrently on display in the gallery space.

Artists and speakers include Rachael Allen, Hannah Black, Ami Clarke, Tyler Coburn, David Raymond Conroy, Robert Cowley, David Cunningham, Keren Cytter, Jesse Darling, Rózsa Farkas, Barnaby Lambert, Pablo Larios, Hannah Perry, Heather Phillipson, Cher Potter, Val Ravaglia, Sam Riviere, Erica Scourti, Richard Sides, Michael E. Smith, Lucy Soutter and Georgina Voss.

Curated by Sandra Pusterhofer with Micola Brambilla and Nina Trivedi.





Performance at ArtReview Live for an event organised by Rebecca Birch called Addresses to a Lichen-covered stick, with

The video uses screen-grabbed and then partially redacted iPhone text messages as the starting point for text produced by online Keyword generators used in SEO- it’s kind of about symbiotic relationships and aloneness/ connection.

And it’s missing the first line, unfortunately ( 'I was dead for millions of years') /


Girls Rule: the Art Project for DAZED DIGITAL



Say Not

for Girls Rule: The Artist Image Project



I made a gif of edited phone notes for the VOICE section of  Girls Rule: The Artist Image Project #2 on Dazed Digital.

DAZED Contributing Visual Arts editor Susanna-Davies Crook invited 21 artists who are women to contribute artwork to create this artist image project: contributing an ongoing dialogue around the body, voice, hand and heart .

Includes Jennifer Chan, Kate Cooper, Rozsa Farkas, Helen Kaplinsky, Leslie Kulesh, Shana Moulton,and many more.


Autoitalia Associate Artists talk


#winning & #losing: immediacy, buzz, post-authenticity

Here are some snippets of the talk I did last week at Autoitaliablurb below:

From mind programming as a route to high-performance efficiency in the new creative economy to becoming-loser online, via sincere spambots, bad faith and Google hangouts, I will be drawing on some of my in-progress and recent projects to explore what #winning means today.

I’m also going to consider immediacy and pure presence as new values, and the ethics of audience interactions when art goes online.

Some questions I’ll be asking are: if the authentic self is over, then what am I (or anyone else) still doing on Facebook?  Do spambots act in good faith- or are they by definition an example of bad faith? Are celebrities cyborgs? Is it OK to ‘use’ stuff/ people you find online- or are they using you?

Also- check out my new proejct: #WINNING (sample screengrab on right)







MJ Genève - Thursday January 30th from 8pm

A screening curated by Misery Connoisseur and Christopher Kulendran Thomas
with promotional material from: 

Brace  Brace | Laura Buckley | Dora Budor | Maja ?ule | Anne de Vries | DIS | Claudia Djabbari | Kristin Luke | Peles Empire | James Prevett | Erica Scourti

And the launch of Novembre Magazine issue #8

6 rue Ecole de Médecine
1205 Genève




Skype interview with Video Vortex


Interview and article about my work by Marta Burogorri for Video Vortex, part of Amsterdam-based Network Cultures



New blog post: In Media End

Re-jigged version of text written in the summer, about mediation, the subversive potential of hypermediacy and the move from mediums to formats/ object-based aesthetics to network based aesthetics



‘La voix humaine’ at Kunstverein München



‘La voix humaine’ at Kunstverein München

25 January 2014 – 30 March 2014

Tyler Coburn , Cécile B. Evans , R. Kelly , Kalup Linzy , Erica Scourti , Cally Spooner, Frances Stark and Amelie von Wulffen

The group exhibition ‘La voix humaine’ at Kunstverein München features works by artists that offer contemporary perspectives on themes within Francis Poulenc’s 1958 operatic adaptation of Jean Cocteau's one-act play of the same name. The exhibition takes this drama as its starting point to identify how heightened forms of affect are mediated in society today; from public exposure of emotionality in need of an audience to a consequential role technology plays in facilitating intimate relationships with its users.



News 2013>> December


Different Domain at the Royal Standard, Liverpool




Start Dec 6, 2013
End Jan 18, 2014

Opening with GIFs and Glitter on Friday 6th Dec

Happening online and in The Royal Standard gallery DIFFERENT DOMAIN looks at the rapidly changing culture of art online and it’s relationship with the gallery. Using a variety of platforms including The Royal Standard website, Twitter, google hangouts and two gallery based events, and through a combination of video, live performance, still image, GIF, poetry and critical writing, the exhibition asks how does an audience encounter and interact with work online and where is the physical exhibition (and the audience itself) situated within that experience?

Featuring new and existing work from Joe Hamilton, Laura Buckley, Erica Scourti, Jesse Darling, Sabrina Ratte, Sara Ludy, Molly Soda, Alexandria McCrosky, Bill Domonkos, Harry Burke and more, DIFFERENT DOMAIN examines the continually shifting contexts of art online.


Copyright/Copywrong: The Ethics of Intellectual Property at ICA



Wednesday 4 December, 6.45pm

This talk focuses on the ethical and moral issues that arise in the various debates around intellectual property - specifically as it relates to artistic practice.

Although issues of intellectual property have been hugely relevant to artistic practices prior to the advent of the Internet - collage, appropriation, found material, collaboration, to name a few elements - the digital realm and editing software allow these processes to happen more easily and more immediately, with the results widely distributed instantaneously. As digital natives become more and more comfortable with the way images and ideas are manipulated and circulated online, questions of intellectual property stand to become lost and overlooked. What are the ramifications of losing sight of such issues, not only in terms of legality but also the ethics? The discussion will address the various challenges of working in the network and assess their implications for personal and social values and behaviour.

The panel is chaired by Jaime Stapleton, speakers include lawyers Daniel McClean and Noor Kadhim, Russel Martin from Artquest and artist Erica Scourti.


News 2013 >>> NOVEMBER


Self 2 Selfie in Art Monthly


art_monthly George Vasey on self-portraiture and feminist art

"The serial photographic self-portrait was adopted in the 1980s by feminist artists such as Jo Spence and Alexis Hunter in order to rethink ways of acting. How has a newer generation of webcam artists, such as Petra Cortright and Erica Scourti, responded to their legacy and the challenge of new technology?"

Life in AdWords is discussed in George's essay.


DISCLOSURE: Old Words Made New
Ethical knowledge, sacred spaces, forgotten histories and challenging predispositions


Furtherfield and Medieval Studies Graduate Students from King's College London, and artist Erica Scourti present a contemporary representation of the subject of medieval social lives, based on the theme of ‘ethical knowledge’ through Old English. With a combination of works in the Finsbury Park surroundings, sound installations, collaborative writing, and performance.

12-4pm at Furtherfield in Finsbury Park.






Home/s at the Benaki Museum, Athens

A couple of pics from the exhibition


scourti benaki_scourti


AFRESH: A new generation of Greek artists at EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens




Some pics from the opening of AFRESH, that's my parents in the middle
(with me testing out the chocolate wrapper look)


AFRESH: A new generation of Greek artists

I'm so happy to have been included in this show of young Greek artists, in my home town's museum:

Curated by Daphne Dragona, Daphne Vitali, Tina Pandi
Opening: 24 October 2013

Participating are the artists: Christos Vagiatas, Hrysa Valsamaki, Ino Varvariti, Maria Varela, Afroditi Psarra, Marinos Koutsomichalis, Paky Vlassopoulou, Panagiotis Vorrias, Theodoros Giannakis, Natalie Yiaxi, Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos, Athanasios Zagorisios, Efthimis Theou and Thanasis Deligiannis, Valentina Karga, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Marinos Koutsomichalis, Alexandros Laios, Kernel (Petros Moris, Pegy Zali, Theodoros Giannakis), Bill Balaskas, Rania Bellou, Petros Moris, Kosmas Nikolaou, Sofia Dona, Myrto Xanthopoulou, Ioanna Ximeri, Maria Papanikolaou, Tula Plumi, Erica Scourti, Εvangelia Spiliopoulou, Anastasis Stratakis, Stefania Strouza, Maria Tsagkari, Maro Fasouli, Myrto Ferentinou, Marianna Christofides, City Index Lab + Energize.





RHIZOME Artist Profile

with Daniel Rourke

I'm interested in where agency resides when our desires, intentions and behaviours are constantly being tracked and manipulated through the media and technology that we inhabit; how can we claim to have any "authentic" desires?

Facebook's "About" section actually states, "You can't be on Facebook without being your authentic self," and yet this is a self that must fit into the predetermined format and is mostly defined by its commercial choices (clothing brands, movies, ice cream, whatever). And those choices are increasingly influenced by the algorithms through the ambient, personalized advertising that surrounds us.

more here




Our Bodies, Our Selfies

Spent half of last week in Liverpool, taking part in Our Bodies, Our Selfies: Reclaiming Overshare for Its Revolutionary Potential, a three-day experimental group workshop by Jesse Darling which explored taking "control of our bodies and our selfies in the age of identity production. Does this mean sharing less? Sharing more? Sharing differently?"

a tumblr was made: overshare4potential

in between incessant cross-platform banter with the other participants, I also over-shared an old diary entry (well, not that old... unfortunately) and caught an unidentifed disease from the beyond budget hostel we stayed in. Fun times!


now I know where
my brand has been going wrong


Home/s at the Benaki Museum, Athens

an exhibition of ArtUP!
Media Art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

11 October – 17 November, 2013,
Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe, Athens
Opening: Friday, 11 October at 20.00

What does it mean to ‘feel at home’ and where is home nowadays?
Which habits tie us to it and how do we perceive them?

Partcipating artists:
Firat Bingöl (Turkey), Yoana Buzova (Bulgaria), Ergin Çavu?o?lu (Bulgaria), Makis Faros (Greece), Jenny Marketou in collaboration with Martha Giannakopoulou (Greece/USA), Medea Electronique (Greece), Ali Miharbi (Turkey), Vladimir Mitrev (Bulgaria), NullPointerConstant (Greece), Arzu Ozkal & Claudia Costa Pederson (Turkey/USA), Personal Cinema (Greece), Erica Scourti (Greece), Raycho Stanev (Bulgaria), Ozlem Sulak (Turkey), Lina Theodorou (Greece), Hakan Topal (Turkey), Borjana Ventzislavova (Bulgaria)

Curators: Daphne Dragona, Katerina Gkoutziouli

The exhibition Home/s will also be presented online on the ArtUP! platform: www.goethe.de/artup





Screening at Richard Saltoun Gallery

Thursday 26th September 7:30 pm, Richard Saltoun Gallery, Fitzrovia

Curator’s talk for Alexis HUNTER & Jo SPENCE

Curator George Vasey will give an introduction and explanation behind the work of Alexis Hunter and Jo Spence, two British feminist photographers working during the 1970s and 1980s. A selection of video works by Alexis Hunter, Jo Spence, Nina Wakeford and Erica Scourti will also be screened.

 The Richard Saltoun Gallery exhibition is open until this Friday - 27 October 2013





Editing Experimenta 2013 Tumblr

In the run up to the BFI London Film Festival I will be editing the Tumblr for the Experimenta strand of the LFF, which is co-programmed with LUX, programmed by Helen de Witt, Benjamin Cook and William Fowler





Interview with Regine Debatty for #A.I.L - artists in laboratories

Tune in 4pm GMT on Resonance 104.4FM, Wednesday 25th October

"The new episode of #A.I.L - artists in laboratories, the weekly radio programme about art and science on ResonanceFM, London's favourite radio art station, is aired this Wednesday afternoon at 4pm….the episode will focus on online language and communication, algorithms, forms of mediated intimacy, and distributed art works. Amongst others!"




I'm back from holiday (mostly working unfo) and need to put lots of stuff up...in the meanttime, make sure you catch this:

Caddy Life: An Improvisation Series 

A new series of Field Broadcasts conceived for your computer desktop.  

Live: 16 - 18 September 2013

Broadcasting are: 

Rebecca Beinart, Annabelle Craven-Jones, Patrick Coyle, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Candice Jacobs, Sam Mercer, Kolanchoe, Samuel Rodgers, Erica Scourti, NaoKo TakaHashi

A Field Broadcast project in collaboration with NearNow at Broadway, Nottingham

The artists making broadcasts for Caddy Life have spent time together, in the domestic context of a residency at Primary House, Nottingham, and during a road trip exploring sites of transmission, network and communication in rural Derbyshire.  The broadcast series has been devised collectively and will include individual artists' works, improvisations and interruptions.  

To receive the broadcasts please download the Field Broadcast: Caddy Life software.  Once installed the software will sit quietly on your desktop, waiting.  When an artist makes a broadcast it will 'ping' and display the live video stream directly on your desktop.

Install Field Broadcast: Caddy Life





Misery Connoisseur pics

Some photos from Misery Connoisseur launch at Enclave Projects

Misery Connoisseur Vol 2 is now on sale.



Yoga in action, with my visualisation workshop in the background




Anguish beyond whirrs


Anguish beyond whirrs: new blog post (at last!) on sincerity, bots and intimacy online


Onassi Foundation commission for Constantine Cavafy- call for contributions

A test shot from the proposed video

Working title: Out of Time

I am looking for people would like to contribute to a video I have been commissioned to make by the Onassi Foundation to commemorate the life and work of Constantine Cavafy.

Read here more more details


Colm Cille's Spiral: video postcards

Would you like to receive a personal, private Instagram video postcard sent directly to your email address as part of a commission for Derry City of Culture?

In exchange, I would like you to ‘complete’ the video by adding the meta-data: a title, 3 or more tags, and optionally a caption.

Send me a message when you want to receive a video between the 8th August- 12th September; I will respond as quickly as possible from wherever I am, whatever it is I'm doing.

The texts (meta-data) I receive will be used in for the next part of the project in a variety of media and versions, including an exhibition in Derry in Decemeber.

Lots more info here- and thanks in advance!

The Essex & London knot of Colm Cille’s Spiral, a series of contemporary art and literature commissions and dialogues rethinking the legacy of 6th Century Irish monk Colm Cille, or St Columba unfolds across Ireland and the UK, starting and ending in Derry-Londonderry for City of Culture 2013.





>>>> JULY


You Could've Said
(a Google keyword confessional for radio)

A screen recording of You Could’ve Said- a livebroadcast on fieldbroadcast.org


Playing on Thursday 24th July, Friday 25th July and 4 subsecquent Fridays at 17:25 on basic.fm

With a live broadcast version on fieldbroadcast.org 24 July 2013

The top occurring three-word phrases from personal texts written over a busy 4-months
period- including diaries, essays and blog posts- were used as search terms in Google’s keyword tool, which assists search engine optimization by offering alternative and similar phrases for use in web copy, in order to make websites score higher in Google rankings.

The long-list of phrases suggested were edited down to create texts that act as a personal confessional spoken through the words of thousands of web-users worldwide.|



The Female Fool
(aka my thesis)

Valie Export, patron saint of female fools

Want to read my dissertation? I haven't edited it so it's also a document of the 10 days torture that was writing it.

The Female Fool: Subversive Approaches to the Techno-social Mediation of Femininity

It starts like this:

"Standing in the streets of Vienna wearing a makeshift wooden box, Valie Export, in her performance Tap and Touch Cinema (1968) asked male members of the public to touch her bare breasts, which were covered by the curtains hung across the front. Re-enacting and making visible the objectification of the female body in Hollywood cinema, Export’s double play of self-affirmation and submission to the discourse exemplifies what I will be considering in this thesis: the subversive strategies of the female fool."


Misery Connoisseur & MC Live






As part of the extended MC programme, marking the launch of the second issue of Misery Connoisseur at Enclave Projects, I ran Mental Movies, a 4-hour visualisation and guided imagery workshop that memebers of the public could join in.

All the visualisations are on my Soundcloud page, take a listen.

A SMALL HICCUP reviewed on this is tomorrow



"Erica Scourti’s ‘Unsent Letters’ are like magic eye puzzles, for which the viewer must relax into a hazy half-focus
in order to receive their corrupted message; as what has been written becomes clear it remains ambiguous as to
whether the words have been degraded by force of emotion or encrypted against detection."

Review by Beth Bramich

  e_scourti   e_scourt



Appropriation Beyond the Object at Banner Repeater

Open call exhibition selected by Ben Vickers, Alana Kushnir, Helen Kaplinsky and Ami Clarke.

Opening night: 21st June 6.30-9pm. 22nd June – 7th July.

Project Space: Ovidiu Hulubei, Scott Mason (with writing by: Harry Burke, Annie Davey, John Hill, Pedro Neves Marques, Sally O'Reilly, Frances Scott), Arnaud Desjardin and the Everyday Press and Erica Scourti

Reading Room: Steven Paige, Michael Hampton, Cristina Garrido.

Off-site: SE Barnet tweeting @BRartreader #masslyobserved.

Promotional video: Toby Huddlestone.

The selected works all take very different approaches to the open call out, and we hope that in combination they will enable us to begin a conversation about what might be meant by ‘appropriation beyond the object’, that touch on structures emergent with new technologies, both historically and contemporary, that shift our relations and alter our contractual agreements with one another, both subtly and significantly.

MORE INFO at www.bannerrepeater.org


image by Ovidiu Hulubei


Misery Connoisseur launch + performance

The Second issue of Misery Connoisseur is launching at Enclave Projects on Friday 21st June from 7-10pm with a performance by Andreas Schmidt and Music from ECTOPIA.  

The extended MC programme for Saturday (12-6pm) will engage the audience with physical, phonic and visually stimulating experiences from Dave Charlesworth, Erica Scourti and Matthew Drage.

Artists in Misery Connoisseur Vol 2






NEW VIDEO!! Monkey Mind, 40:00



NEW VIDEO!! Monkey Mind, 40:00 A meditation video journal.

Member of the members of the Insight Timer app community- which is the ‘social’ element of the iPhone meditation app- responded to my call on the message boards to take part in a Skype mediation and to send me their meditation journals. These were processed through a text analysis tool and rewritten, then recorded by the writers, to form the voiceover.

Many thanks to those who took part:

Dana Garrett, Delaware, USA
Gaëlle, Oslo, Norway
C Robb Worthington, North Carolina, USA
Sean Fournier, Arkansas, USA
Raye, Tujunga, California, USA
Dawn-Starr, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nisha, West Ealing, UK

Made for screening on this is tomorrow as part of A Small Hiccup at Grand Union



I've handed in my dissertaion, hurrah!

It's about the figure of the fool in mediated performance- I'll post some of it up at some point, once my brain has recovered



>> May

Finally got round to making pages for Freecycle Piece and Life in AdWords...





A Life in AdWords, Algorithms & Data Exhaust. An interview with Erica Scourti
with Marc Garrett, Furtherfield

"Millions are blissfully unaware of the technological forces at work behind the scenes when we use social network platforms, mobile phones and search engines. The Web is bulging with information. What lies behind the content of the systems we use everyday are algorithms, designed to mine and sort through all the influx of diverse data."







Domestic Pursuits Residency with Field Broadcast


Field Broadcast are working with Rebecca Beinart, Annabelle Craven-Jones, Patrick Coyle, Oscar Gaynor, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Candice Jacobs, Samuel Rodgers, Erica Scourti & NaoKo TakaHashi as a part of Domestic Pursuits with The Broadway, Nottingham's Near Now programme.

Domestic Pursuits is a project that will develop new approaches to live broadcasting through collective experimentation. Working from residency space, PRIMARY House, the project considers the domestic contexts of broadcast reception and the infrastructure that enables its transmission.


Daily project documentation: fieldbroadcast.tumblr.com



Grand Union, Birmingham
Opening Friday 24 May 2013, 6–8pm

Exhibition continues 25 May to 5 July, Thursday to Saturday 12–5pm

Is it always good to talk?

‘A Small Hiccup’ is a traveling exhibition, events programme, publication and online commission exploring diseased language, curated by George Vasey.

Featuring new work by Jeremy Hutchison, Leah Lovett, Fay Nicolson & Oliver Smith, Siôn Parkinson, Erica Scourti, Simon Senn, Holly Pester, Charlie Woolley.

download press release

Dates and Venues:
'Don't go into a butchers asking for a piece of cod'
Friday 17 May 7.30–9.30pm
Film programme co-curated with Cheryl Jones
Exhibition continues:
The Newbridge Project (Newcastle) 13th July to 30th August (PV 12th July)
Limoncello (London) 16th July
More details will be posted on gallery websites.
this is tomorrow (online) 1st June launch




Erica Scourti, Unsent Letters, (detail) 2013


ICA Friday Salon: Instant Publishing/Automatic Writing

3pm, 10 May 2013
£5 / Free to ICA Members

This ICA Friday Salon organised by Duncan White (artist, author and researcher, CSM, London) and Louise O'Hare (Publish And Be Damned, London) looks at immediate distribution, teasing out the relationship between experimental writing and publishing practices.

With videos and performances from Caroline Bergvall, Riccardo Iacono, Fiona James, Erica Scourti and Camilla Wills this Salon elaborates on themes established by the video programme installed at the PABD 2013 fair in March this year.



Camilla Wills, Foreign Experiences, 2013


Nice review of The Digital Now on We Make Money Not Art

"Erica Scourti's video were among my favourite. Taking her cue from stock video sites corresponding to the key words 'woman', 'nature' and 'alone', the young artist filmed herself performing each action described in the title."







Just got round to adding these videos which re-use clips from Woman Nature Alone...

Where Sins Are More Sinful from Swoon on Vimeo. YouTube playlist of re-used clips

Drones / Birds – Princes of Ubiquity

Had a great time in Brussels seeing The Digital Now at Towner' Art Gallery and attending Look up in the Sky, a mini-symposium on drones by James Bridle and Honor Harger at BOZAR...here's some pics (until the decent ones arrive)

e_scourtiWoman Nature Alone install

e_scourtiInstallation view

james_bridleJames Bridle


The Digital Now
: Drones / Birds – Princes of Ubiquity




Preview: 10 April 2013
Talk with James Bridle (UK) and Honor Harger (NZ) at BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts: 16 April 2013

The Digital Now is an exhibition series which aims to look thematically at relevant artifacts within the current artistic context and media art related discourse. 
The first edition entitled “Drones / Birds – Princes of Ubiquity” is inspired by the New Aesthetic and focuses on the ways we experience our digital condition: always on, always there. Drones or UAV’s (Unmanned Arial Vehicles) have been related to this New Aesthetic debate ever since it started.

The exhibition is curated by Bram Crevits (BE) and will present work by internationally acclaimed artists David Bowen (US), Paolo Cirio (IT), Marcus Coates, (UK) Christoph De Boeck & Patricia Portela,  (BE/PT), HC Gilje (NO), Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum (NL), Erica Scourti (GR), Addie Wagenknecht (US) and Zimoun (CH).

The Digital Now is produced by Cimatics and featured in the off-program of Art Brussels, the international contemporary art fair (April 18 -21, 2013).


Some new texts online…

You Know You Like It Really
(or, the secret allure of objects)

A speculative essay about appropriation, critical detachment and expression (includes Wonder Woman references in case you're wondering what the pics mean)

Art For the Internet: an overview of internet galleries and projects   

Because You’re Not Worth It:
a ‘fun’ piece about feminist mottos and being an ungodess for Sadie magazine


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Performing Documents and Becoming Nomad conferences

>> I am presenting Life in AdWords and Facebook Diaries at two conferences

Performing Documents, Arnolfini, Bristol

Friday - Sunday, 12-14 April, 2013

 The Performing Documents Conference is the culminating public event of this research project, exploring the re-use of live art archives. Over three days, artists, theatre-makers, digital-media practitioners, archivists and scholars from around the world will gather for a series of lectures, dialogues and performances, reflecting on the state of contemporary performance and its documents.

Becoming Nomad: Hybrid Spaces, Liquid Architectures and Online Domains

10 April 2013 at York St John University, York, UK

By setting up dialogues between bodies and spaces, this event seeks to explore the new practices, philosophies and intensities evoked by the continuously shifting coordinates of contemporary corporealities, and to renegotiate notions and experiences of spatial embodiment in contemporary theatre and performance contexts.
TaPRA Performance and New Technologies Inter-conference Event 2013


  Facebook Diaries (2008)


Unconscious Archives #7




Couple of photos from Unconscious Archives #7 where I showed Artists Fear (2012) and Woman Nature Alone (2010)

Unconscious Archives transverses noise core and vision spectacle bringing together expanded cinema and sonic propositions from London and afar; #7 featured Alex MacKenzie, Adam Bohman and myself.


New work online: Weighted Transcription Workout

Weighted Transcription Workout from Erica Scourti on Vimeo


Seven podcasts, lectures and artist talks are simultaneously filmed and transcribed while wearing weights, and cut together in order of decreasing legibility. to improve knowledge and muscle tone: part of a series on good intentions gone wrong, neo-liberal values and self-betterment multi-tasking.

To be continued.

Shown as part of Artists Videos: Instant publishing at Publish and Be Damned at the ICA, with work by Fiona James, Clunie Reid, Anne Tallentire, Duncan White and Camilla Wills, a showreel reflecting upon practices of writing and distribution, and teasing out the relationship between experimental writing and publishing practices.

Weighted Transcirption Workout on monitor 1

Clunie Reid watching her video on monitor 2

icaDuncan White's video on monitor 3

Artists Videos: Instant publishing
installed on three monitors at Publish and Be Damned, at the ICA.


Unconscious Archives #7

Alex Mackenzie, Adam Bohman, Erica Scourti

>> I'll be showing Woman Nature Alone and Artists Fear at this wonderful event at east London's Apiary Studios

scourtiAlex MacKenzie, Intertidal 2012

Artists Fear, Erica Scourti 2012

Tuesday 26th February 2013
Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, London, E2 9EG
Door Times: 7pm

Tickets: £6 donation on the door

Unconscious Archives transverses noise core and vision spectacle bringing together expanded cinema and sonic propositions from London and afar.

UA returns with folly and foray into oceanographic plundering, cataclysmic foley and crowd sourced emotions.
Alex MacKenzie (Canada) presents a special extended dual 16mm live film and sound work exquisitely capturing the marine environments of the Canadian coastline present and past using a veritable feast of techniques including hand cranked cameras and camerless film.
Adam Bohman unleashes a creeping array of apprehensive noise from household items and made instruments.
Erica Scourti brings us two video works capturing her unflinching desire to ascribe human attributes to media generated debris.




Publish and Be Damned 2013, ICA London



The annual Publish And Be Damned self-publishers fair returns for its second year at the ICA.
The fair features over 50 publishers with experimental editorial directions and distribution strategies operating outside the mainstream.

Organised by Kate Phillimore and Louise O'Hare as PABD in association with the ICA. 

Artists Videos: Instant publishing
Fiona James, Clunie Reid, Erica Scourti, Anne Tallentire, Duncan White and Camilla Wills
11am - 7pm, Theatre

Artists videos are installed throughout the fair, playing with ideas of automatic writing and instant publishing. Reflecting upon practices of writing and distribution, and teasing out the relationship between experimental writing and publishing practices, this installation of silent video will serve as a starting point for talks and discussion at an upcoming ICA Friday Salon.

Curated by Three Letter Words and Duncan White. Organised by Publish And Be Damned in association with the ICA. Special thanks to The Block.




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