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Blank Media Collective Launch Opening: 2nd June 2011

Monday, June 13th, 2011

We had a really successful opening night, and had many positive responses about the work and the exhibition concept. In total we had approximately 150 visitors and over the past week we have had on average 260 people come through the door.

We were particularly interested in hosting our exhibition at MadLab, as it’s a really interesting and creative space, and we wanted to create a blended exhibition of different works and practices that take place here. A good example of this is in reference to Paul Plowman‘s Twitter Drum, as this was conceptualised and made at the HacMan group which is based at MadLab. We also worked with Teawitter who created a fun picnic in the gallery. (more…)

Blank Media Collective Launch Opening

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Blank Media

Title: Blank Media Collective Launch Opening
Location: MadLab
Description: Blank Media Collective presents an exhibition showcasing work about social media in collaboration with MadLab, Manchester.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2011-06-02
End Time: 21:00

When: Public Preview: Thursday 2 June 2011 | Exhibition continues: 3 – 16 June 2011

Artists: Osvaldo Cibils, Jamie Crewe, Douglas Gast, Melissa Henderson, Pippa Lennox, Paul Plowman, Mark Powell, Jennifer Ross, Sarah Terry, Elizabeth Wewiora & Jennifer Steele and Teawitter.

Blank Media Collective curators are excited to present the exhibition User Generated Content. Collaboratively working with MadLab, the exhibition focuses on social media and its relevancy in this day and age.

From artists to arduino engineers, Blank Media Collective have searched ‘virtually’ every corner of the world to present to you the weird, wonderful and quirky things people are creating in the physical realm.

The diverse content of this exhibition includes facebook stalking, ‘like’ popularity contests, twitter drum, status-stealing poetry, political statements, never-ending you tube feed, cakes, flickr craft, moving image works, and a visual portrayal of an online relationship.

Blank Media Collective : User Generated Content

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

We had our drop in at Madlab 11th April- and I have to say its true what they say. Its quality not quantity that matters.


Blank Media Collective

Sunday, February 13th, 2011


Title: Blank Media Collective
Location: MadLab
Description: Blank Media Collective are curating an exhibition showcasing work investigating social media in collaboration with MadLab, Manchester.
Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2011-04-11
End Time: 19:00

Drop in Sessions:

Blank Media Collective Curators Taneesha Ahmed and Marcelle Holt will be holding a series of informal drop- in sessions at MadLab. This is an opportunity to chat about the exhibition, discuss and even show current projects and ideas.  Opportunity for people to come meet the curatorial team BLANK MEDIA COLLECTIVE in reference to the exhibition User Generated Content.

  • What: USER GENERATED CONTENT is an exhibition about social media, self-publishing and the virtual environments that we create for ourselves. The exhibition will be an exploration into the deepening relationship we now have with technology with regards to the social aspects of our lives.
  • We are interested in how these ‘highly accessible’ self-publishing tools and ‘user generated content’ has had an affect on creative practice in conjunction with the recent explosion of such sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogspot, YouTube, Vimeo etc. We want to find creative practitioners who are responding to the recent developments by removing them from the interface and transforming into a tangible form or experience.
  • The work should not remain digital but can be realized in many different formats.
  • For example it could be an event, participatory game, kinetic sculpture, an interactive toy, design product, ceramic, craft piece, photograph, literature, sound piece, film, book, an arduino product, song, a performance. Your submission should reflect on some level either your relationship with social media (in any of its formats) or comment on it as a whole. The only requirement is that it needs to exist in the real world.
  • Who:Blank Media Collective is looking for anyone from emerging artists and innovators who create work responding to the theme of social media.
  • This is open to people who may or may not define themselves as artists, designers, performers, musicians, filmmakers, writers, obsessives, bloggers, app makers, digital programmers, ceramicists, textile artists, printers, html coders, hackers, scientists, hobbyists, inventors, hackers, crafters, photographers, filmmakers, performers, printmakers and anyone else who will respond to the recent explosion the use of social media. This list is not exhaustive but an example of the diverse range of practitioners we would like to see submit.