Do It With Others at the Dark Mountain

You are invited to contribute to a Mail-Art project across physical and digital networks towards an open exhibition at HTTP Gallery, London.

We live in a time of social, economic and ecological unravelling. All around us are signs that our whole way of living is already passing into history.- Uncivilisation, The Dark Mountain Manifesto.

The Dark Mountain Project is ‘a new cultural movement for an age of global disruption.’ It aims to ‘question the stories that underpin our failing civilisation, to craft new ones for the age ahead and to write clearly and honestly about our true place in the world.’ Do It With Others (DIWO) at the Dark Mountain is a cultural collaboration for this age. “Uncivilisation,” the Dark Mountain Manifesto, calls for a cultural response to our current predicament. Its challenge is offered to network-minded artists, technologists, writers and activists as a provocation – to work together to re-envision the narratives and infrastructures that govern our relationships with the natural world, and how they might be unravelled and rewoven to reconfigure our place in it. As “Uncivilisation” concludes, ‘The end of the world as we know it is not the end of the world full stop.’

Artists, technologists, writers, activists and all other living beings are invited to correspond with each other across physical and digital mail networks. Transmissions and missives may take the form of texts, images, sound, net movies, objects, software programmes and instructions and will be assembled for an exhibition of all submissions offering new myths and maps for future uncivilisation at HTTP Gallery.

Do It With Others at the Dark Mountain is a collaborative project by Furtherfield.org and The Dark Mountain Project.

Do you want to Do It With Others at the Dark Mountain?

E-Mail: go to the NetBehaviour website, subscribe to the NetBehaviour email list, correspond and join the explosive discussions in image, text, sound, movie and code.

Mail via Royal Mail: working with, or around, striking mail-workers, send chain letters, circular interviews, or invent some rules for Royal Mail object relay.
All submissions should arrive at HTTP Gallery by Thursday 26 November 2009 addressed to:

DIWO, HTTP Gallery
Unit A2, Arena Design Centre
71, Ashfield Rd
London N4 1NY

Join the Open Curation event: Friday 27 November 2009 12-3pm to decide how to best display all submissions and entries at HTTP Gallery. Join us at the gallery or online by webcam, instant messaging and Skype.
To learn how visit the HTTP Gallery website.

Follow the blog on the above website where Dark Mountaineer, Dougald Hine will be your guide to the emerging landscape of email and snailmail exchanges.

Attend the Open Disassembly Event: Wed 30 January 10, 7-9pm Full Moon.
Assemble at HTTP Gallery for the closing event to help us disassemble the display and to choose the work you would like to take home with you.

Exhibition: Private View Wed 2 December 2009, 7-9pm Full Moon.
Gallery open Fri 4 – Sat 12 Dec 2009, Fri-Sun 12-5pm. Re-opening 8-30 Jan 2010.
Do It With Others


What: Do It With Others at the Dark Mountain
Where: On-line and at HTTP Gallery, Unit A2, Arena Business Centre, 71 Ashfield Rd, London N4 1NY
When: Nov 2009 - Jan 2010
Further Details:
-Visit the HTTP Gallery website
Deadline: various