Loren Briton is an artist working with critical pedagogy, unlearning and unruly matter(s); they make objects that re-position and collaborations that unlearn. Britton is responsible to matters of anti-racism, transfeminist-techno-science, and making accessibilities (considering class and dis/ability). Britton is currently an artistic researcher on the interdisciplinary project Re: Coding Algorithmic Culture within the Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems* Research Group at the University of Kassel, DE. & Britton is a co-convener of the artistic research project Meltionary that queers knowledges from computation and chemistry to unlock metaphors of melting in times of climate change, and explores unstable states of matter.

Projects

Collaborations

2021

Upcoming: with An Mertens, “Algo-Literary Publishing House”, Media Lab Prado, Madrid, ES.

2020

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“Soundings”, with Romi Morrison, curated by Miriam Wistreich and the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology as part of a series of four online commissions by Kunsthalle Amsterdam, NL in collaboration with Alt_Cph 20: Patterns in Resistance. Coded by Karl Tryggvason.

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Horizontal Conversation: “Horizontal Wayfinding Conversation: Flowing (o-r n-o-t) in the Collective”, curated by Alejandro Perdomo Daniels, at Thealit-Frauen-Kultur-Labor, Bremen, DE.

2019

Horizontal Conversation: “Horizontal Idol Conversation”, curated by Emily Coluccis, at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, US.

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with Siegmar Zacharias, Collaboration: “Training for Political Imaginaries: Posthuman Solidarities”, at FFT Kammerspiele Theater, Düsseldorf, DE.

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with Constant, Collaboration: “Collective Conditions: Work Session”, Brussels, BE.

Horizontal Conversation: ”Class Conversation: Who are We? & What is Re(a)d?”, curated by Arts of the Working Class & Project Space Festival, Berlin, DE.

2018

Horizontal Conversation: “Translation Conversation: Do you read me?”, at Stadium Berlin, Berlin, DE.

Horizontal Conversation: “Encryption Conversation: Do you read me?”, at Warte für Kunst, Kassel, DE.

Exhibitions

2020

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Interdependency, Si:Said, Klaipeda, LT.

2018

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IN, Stadium Berlin, Berlin, DE.

Dear Somebody, , Warte für Kunst, Kassel, DE.

2017

Second Date, Field Projects Gallery, New York City, US.

Play, First, Disclaimer Gallery, Brooklyn, US.

2016

Read My Lips with Kerry Downey curated by Ashton Cooper, Knockdown Ctr., Queens, US.

Group Shows

2020

Perhaps
A window?
, Stadium Berlin, Berlin, DE.

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Fluidity curated by Alejandro Perdomo Daniels, Syker Vorwerk – Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Syke-Niedersachsen, DE.

2019

Idol Worship, curated by Emily Colucci, Smack Mellon Gallery, NYC, NY, US.

2018

Daddy’s Books curated by Lauren Faigeles & Caitlin MacBride, Life Lessons, New York City, US.

Surface of a Sphere curated by Daniel Gerwin, Klowdenn Mann,Los Angeles, US.

2017

The Joi of Lyfe: with Caroline Wells Chandler and Larry Lewis, Fred Giampetro Gallery,
New Haven, US.

Curatorial

Pedagogy

Lectures and Workshops

2020

Upcoming: Workshop: Maintaining CS (Chance and Scandal), with Helen Pritchard, 4S/EAAST Society of Social Studies for Science Meeting, Prague, CZ, Online.

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Upcoming Workshop: MIAU ID, MELT (Britton L. & Paehr I.), Control Shift Festival, Bristol, UK.

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Upcoming Workshop: Future(s) Otherwise: Dreaming with Oracle Practices, with Pritchard H. Morrison R., & Snodgrass E., Alt_Cph_2020 - Copenhagen Biennale, Patterns in Resistance, Copenhagen, DK.

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Workshop: Future(s) Otherwise: Dreaming with Oracle Practices, with Pritchard H. Morrison R., & Snodgrass E., The New Alphabet School, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE.

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Workshop: MELT DOWN: Climate CRYsis MELT (Britton L. & Paehr I.), DGTL FMNSM, HAU, Berlin, DE.

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Lecture: Meltionary: Heating Matters / Change Flux & Workshop: Subtle Shifts: Instability Story Hour, MELT (Britton L. & Paehr I.), Goldsmiths University of London, Digital Arts Computing, London, UK.

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Lecture: Persisting Flux : Softening Matter : Heating for Radical Social Change & Workshop: DISPERSE! DISSOLVE! DISSENTEGRATE! Cooking up Flux, MELT (Britton L. & Paehr I.), at Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe, DE.

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Workshop: Burn, Dream and Reboot! Speculating Backwards for the Missing Archive on Non-Coercive Computing, with Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass, Romi Morrison & Joana Moll, CRAFT, ACM FAT* conference on Fairness, Accountability andTransparency in Machine Learning, Barcelona, ES.

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Workshop: Code, Layers, Infrastructures, with Isabel Paehr, Jörn Röder & Kamran Behrouz and The New Alphabet School, Supported by Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin & The Common Room, New Delhi, IN.

2019

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Lecture: WE Orientation: Configuring Queer Pedagogies, invited by Prof. Dr. Isabelle Lorey, Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne, DE.

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Lecture: Making Translucent: En/Countering Categorisation*, MELT (Britton L. & Paehr I.), at DGTL FMNSM, Hellerau Festspielhaus, Dresden, DE.

Workshop: Algorithms by Body: Exploring Polyphonic Reading Through the Protocols of the Machine, with Goda Klumbytė, MATTERS ASymposium Capital of Culture, Kaunas 2022, Kaunas, LT.

Lecture: Diffractive Shifting Translations, LE SALON & DAS KAPiTAL, M x M Critique, Berlin, DE.

Lecture: Dear Somebody,, invited by Prof. Christie DeNizio, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, US.

Lecture: Diffracting Pedagogy, invited by Prof. Sean Nash, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, US.

2018

Lecture: Trans re lational Objects: In Search of a Common Strategy for Arts and Computation, with Goda Klumbyte at the Institut für Kunst und Kunsttheorie, Intermedia, invited by Prof. Torsten Meyer, University of Cologne, DE.

Workshop: On Visibility and Queer Curating, with Queering Space (Asad Pervaiz, Res, and Christie DeNizio), Alfred University, Alfred, US.

Texts

Peer Reviewed

2019

“Doing thinking: revisiting computing with artistic research and technofeminism” with Goda Klumbytė, and Claude Draude, in Digital Creativity, special issue on Hybrid Pedagogies, 30(4): 313-328.

Non-Peer Reviewed

2020

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Loren Britton & Helen Pritchard. ‘For CS’. ACM Interactions, 2020.

“Abstracting Otherwise: In Search of A Common Strategy for Arts and Computing”, with Goda Klumbytė, ASAP/Journal, John Hopkins University Press, 5.1, 19–44.

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“Re-Imagining HCI: New Materialist Philosophy and Figurations as Tool for Design”, with Goda Klumbytė & Claude Draude, arXiv: 2003.02312, published on 4 March 2020,

Book Chapters

2019

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“Dear Dawn, Can I Hold You?” Queer Objects, Editors: Chris Brickell and Judith Collard, Otago University Press & Rutgers University Press, Print.

Conference Papers

2020

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“Burn, dream and reboot!: speculating backwards for the missing archive on non-coercive computing” Authors: Helen Pritchard, Eric Snodgrass, Romi Ron Morrison, Loren Britton, Joana Moll. FAT* ‘20: Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency, January 2020, Pages 683. https://doi.org/10.1145/3351095.3375697

2019

“From “case studies” to “concern studies”: lessons from bringing together arts practice, new materialism and computing”, with Goda Klumbytė and Claude Draude, Conference: “Relations of Humans, Machines and Gender”, October 2019, TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE.

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“Diffractive Readings: New Materialism Cyberfeminism Computing”, with Goda Klumbyte, & Claude Draude. 4S: Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Sept 2019, New Orleans, US.

“Re-Imagining HCI: New Materialist Philosophy and Figurations as Tools for Design”, with Goda Klumbytė & Claude Draude.Workshop Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Exploring the Intersections of Philosophy and HCI, part of the Computer-Human Interaction Conference, May 2019, Glasgow, UK.

Arts Publications

2020

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“57th collected significant residue transmission between MIT and SliMoSA 3” with Goda Klumbytė, 2038, Architecture Biennale, Arts of the Working Class, Print.

“Untitled. By Queering Space” with Johnathan Payne & Asad Pervaiz, Art of Darkness, Arts of the Working Class, Sixth Issue, Print.

2018

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“(V)empirical Structures and Roses in Reginastraße: After Dialectics”, with Goda Klumbytė, PRECOG magazine, vol. 4, pp. 10-15.

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“Ima(GE/IN)ING Through HOLDs.” Leave Your Obsessions under the XXXmas Tree, Arts of the Working Class, Fourth Issue.

Education

Institutional Education

2017

MFA Painting & Printmaking, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, US

2014

BFA Painting & Drawing, Summa Cum Laude, SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, US.

BA, Art History, Summa Cum Laude, SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, US.

Further Education

2019

Beyond Humanism: Cyborgs – Animals – Data Swarms, Philosophy Faculty, University Köln, DE

Posthuman Knowledge(s), Utrecht Summer School, Utrecht, NL.

2018

Social and Political Suffocations, NOISE Summer School of Gender Studies, Utrecht Summer School, Utrecht, NL.

Awards

2016

Barry Schactman Scholarship, Yale University, New Haven, US.

Gloucester Travel Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, US.

Experience

Institutional Affiliations

2019–21

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Researcher for “Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture”, Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science — funded by the VW Stiftung, University of Kassel, Kassel, DE.

2020

Associate Lecturer, i-DAT, University of Plymouth, UK.

2018–19

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Researcher for “Reconfiguring Computing Through Cyberfeminism and New Materialism (CF+)”, Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for — funded by the Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (HMWK) University of Kassel, Kassel, DE.

Events organized within position:

Sollfrank, C.; Klumbyte, G.; Draude, C.; Britton, L. Workshop: “Cyberfeminist legacies, technofeminist trajectories, computational practices: where are we today?”, Reconfiguring Computing Through Cyberfeminism and New Materialism (CF+), ITeG, University of Kassel, DE, November 2018.

Sinders, C.; Klumbyte, G.; Britton, L.; Draude, C. Workshop: “Building a feminist data set and a feminist technological praxis”, Reconfiguring Computing Through Cyberfeminism and New Materialism (CF+), ITeG, University of Kassel, DE, January 2019.

Snelting, F.; Klumbyte, G.; Britton, L.; Draude, C. Workshop: “m-e-t-h-o-d-o-l-o-g-i-e-s (or not): doing things together with computational practice and feminist theory”, Reconfiguring Computing Through Cyberfeminism and New Materialism (CF+), ITeG, University of Kassel, DE, March, 2019.

Buchmüller, S.; Britton, L,; Klumbyte, G; Paehr, I.; Treusch, P. “Pulling the Strings Together: Techno-politics, practices and strategies at the intersection of computing/theory/arts”, Reconfiguring Computing Through Cyberfeminism and New Materialism (CF+), ITeG, University of Kassel, DE, April, 2019.

Teaching

2020

“Pedagogy of Captivating Technologies”, The New Centre for Research and Practice, Online School, Michigan, US. & Berlin, DE.

2019

“Germinar: Language, Power, Storytelling”, Gestik, Gender Studies, University of Cologne, DE.

co-taught with Jespa Jacob Kleinfeld

Website by Rosie Eveleigh