What does it mean to love in the Internet age? How are digital interfaces reshaping our personal relationships? What do new technologies imply for the future of the romantic sphere? How do screens affect our sexual intimacy? Are the new means of connection shifting the old paradigms of adult life?
The advent of the Internet and smartphones has brought about a split in the romantic lives of millions of people, who now inhabit both the real world and their very own “phone world”. In terms of romance and sexual intimacy, these phenomena have generated new complexities that we are still trying to figure out.
By bringing together the work of several international artists, the exhibition Data Dating attempts to explore new directions in modern romance: new forms of intimate communication, the process of commodification of love through online dating services and hookup applications, unprecedented meeting and mating behaviors, the renegotiation of sexual identities, and changing erotic mores and taboos.
Data Dating is curated by Valentina Peri in partnership with Galerie Charlot Paris.
Watermans Art Centre event
Ship Ahoy (1942)
Bert Lahr is fondly remembered as the cowardly lion i The Wizard of Oz, but he starred in many more films including this comedy musical about a stressed writer who decides to take a cruise. Lahr plays Skip, who books their tickets to Puerto Rico - because that's the destination of a troupe of pretty girls.
Tickets : £7.50 / £6.00 concessions
Films are preceded by a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
Musical Museum, Brentford event
Talk: Carole Waddle - "Design is not a Naughty Word"
Carole Waddle will talk about her art work and her art process as developed on the design courses run by John Allen, Textile Designer. She will also have examples of embroidery that was influenced by her design work on his courses.
(previously advertised was Melanie Bowles - The Supper Cloth which is cancelled-apologies for any disappointment)
Information which may be of help for visitors:
Please arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Giving you time to sign in, peruse our sales table, and library, and help yourself to coffee/tea. There will be a few news & notes before the talk. We are a very friendly group and you will receive a warm welcome.
For info. your first visit to one of our Friday evening meetings is free, second and third visits are £10.00 each and thereafter we ask you to please join our membership-a happy group of embroiderers & textile enthusiasts of all skill levels & ages (we also have a Young Embroiderers Group), with lots of fun and interesting activities on offer.
Kingston & District Embroiderers' Guild event