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  • Sat, 26 Apr 2014
  • 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM
  • Tickets: Free, just turn up

i-Scan responds to the Bluecoat’s current exhibition, The Negligent Eye, which reflects artists’ experimentation with computers, rapid-form and 3D scanning and digital multiplication. ‘Scanning is riddled with an internal contradiction: is it a close reading or a glance?’ asks the exhibition’s curator Jo Stockham.

In response to the themes in The Negligent Eye exhibition we will be bringing together some of the most exciting theorists and artists working within the field to discuss where we are now with these new technologies and what the future holds.

The day is free and runs from 10am to 6pm:





The Negligent Eye exhibition* open.

Maurice Carlin continues creating his screenprint/scanning installation for The Negligent Eye exhibitionin the Vide



Scanning/printing activities

3D printing demonstrations from Liverpool John Moores University & Maplins, and photocopy scanning workshops, including:

Create an object based self portrait with artist Becky Peach who will be inviting the public to empty their pockets or bags and use the objects to create multi layered photocopy/scans taking inspiration from Jyll Bradley's work in the exhibition.

Lol Baker (LJMU) will be displaying and demonstrating part of his Fab Lab, an area within the LJMU Art School which houses 3D printing equipment and laser cutters. He will demonstrate how the machinery works and its possible future usage, including small 3D printers which will be printing objects throughout the day. Lol will be on hand to answer questions about this new technology and how artists and students are applying it to their work. 


Introduction to The Negligent Eye by Jo Stockham in the gallery


i-Scan session 1 presentations and discussion:

Jo Stockham- keynote talk, Mark Wright – tacit knowledge & tangible interaction in 3D printing, Nathan Jones - digital poetry glitch, Hans-Jörg Pochmann – digital dirt, Margaret Rahaim – textiles & the digital, Charlie Gere -responds and leads discussion


break: refreshments & chance to see exhibition/demonstrations


i-Scan session 2discussion:

A panel comprising Charlie Gere, Mark Wright, and Jo Stockham discusses future possibilities for scanning and invites researchers, some of The Negligent Eye artists, and audience members, to respond to some of the exhibition themes and discuss the creative possibilities that scanning has opened up.


Conversations carry on informally. Opportunity to see the show and catch last half hour of demonstrations and Maurice Carlin at work.

After i-Scan, you are invited to the launch of SYNDROME (Click for tickets & further info), 8pm at the Dome, Kitchen Street. Syndrome is a new lab and events programme exploring interaction and affect in new media performance, organised by Mercy, in partnership with Hive. The event features new work by Nathan Jones and Mark Greenwood, Hive, and resident artist Hannah Silva. Venue: The Dome @ Kitchen Street.

* The Negligent Eye exhibition, which runs till 15 June, features work by Cory Arcangel, Christiane Baumgartner, Thomas Bewick, Jyll Bradley, Maurice Carlin, Helen Chadwick, Susan Collins, Conroy/Sanderson, Nicky Coutts, Elizabeth Gossling, Beatrice Haines, Juneau Projects, Laura Maloney, Bob Matthews, London Fieldworks (with the participation of Gustav Metzger), Marilene Oliver, Flora Parrott, South Atlantic Souvenirs, Imogen Stidworthy, Jo Stockham, Wolfgang Tillmans, AlessaTinne, Michael Wegerer, Rachel Whiteread, Jane & Louise Wilson

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