This is the workspace of Magda Tyzlik-Carver.

News and Projects:

Art as Exhibition, Conference, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Secession Gallery Vienna
26 June 2014

I will present essay and presentation titled Breathing Data: thoughts on curatorial systems at the conference Art as Exhibition organised by Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and Friends of Secession. The conference seeks to investigate how exhibition formats may be inherent in specific modes of artistic production and subsequently in an artwork itself. Significantly an interweaving of both artistic and curatorial practice is involved, which on the one hand documents a development toward formats of presentation, and on the other hand coincides with the rediscovery of the object as an independent agent. The interlocking of exhibition, mediation, collection and archive conflates aesthetic and education policy agendas in occasionally indistinguishable ways. Thus it becomes clear that those fields of education, knowledge and information regarded as "common goods" introduce a dynamic into the work-as-exhibition event in the sense of a medial information process. To explore what this implies for the perception of the increasingly reevaluated physical object will be one of the common threads of the panel and the subsequent artist talks at the Secession.

Full programme available here

Cultural Transformation, Technology and Urban Development, Roundtable Symposium, Aarhus University
27 March 2014

In my paper presented during this roundtable symposium, and titled Common Practice: what art worlds are created? I locate my curatorial practice within the many dimensional situation created by intersections of technology, public institutions, artistic practices, audience participation, language, and the self. The task is to think of material arrangements created as the result of practices that bring together all these elements, and the desire behind it to rethink the relations created together with others – human and non-human participants.

Common practice is a curatorial research project that brings together practice of curating and commons/commoning to perform non-representational manipulations of text, language, people, and other things. The investigation looks at what is materialized as result of common practice beyond the systems, organisms, communities and resources. In other words: what art worlds are created?

Perpetrator: the Human in the Machine at the u s e r u n f r i e n d l y
The first UK solo exhibition for Ubermorgen 'u s e r u n f r i e n d l y' opens on 11 October in Caroll/Fletcher gallery in London. In the accompanying catalogue my essay 'Perpetrator: human in the machine'. The publication can be downloaded here U S E R U N F R I E N D L Y

from the press release:
u s e r u n f r i e n d l y is the first solo exhibition in the UK for UBERMORGEN - the Swiss-Austrian-American duo founded in 1999 by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard. The exhibition features installations, videos, websites, actions, pixellated prints, digital-oil paintings and photographs in a hyper-active, super-enhanced exploration of censorship, surveillance, torture, democracy, e-commerce, and newspeak. The works seek to destabilise our understanding of the influence of technology, corporations and governments on our everyday lives and subvert the dominant networks of power that structure our world.

(...) The exhibition will be accompanied by a 32pp publication featuring an essay by curator Magda Ty?lik-Carver and conversations between UBERMORGEN and Austrian quantum physicist Dr. Tobias Noebauer and between UBERMORGEN and Edward Snowden.

exhibition and series of linked events (co-curated with Janet McEwan)
14-21 June, CMR, Redruth, Cornwall, UK

Gaslighting opens on 14 June in CMR in Redruth. Among artists: Dom Allen, Chris Anthem, Ismet J Khawaja, Moe Satt, Tim Shaw, K K Stone, Systaime, Ubermorgen, Kate Walters, Ian Whitford, Tintin Wulia and others.

For more information visit the Gaslighting website

Ghost Factory
exhibition of Ghost Machine (work by Andrew Prior and Magda Tyzlik-Carver)
22 -23 March, CMR, Redruth, Cornwall, UK

Documentation of this short work-in-progress exhibition is now available on the Ghost Machine website here

from the invitation to the Ghost Factory:

"This is a voluntary work experience and there is considerable doubt it will be of any use in this life or thereafter.

Ghost Machine is an application [*] for instant remediation. It translates pdf files and quicktime movies into sound and video format. It is built with MaxMSP and can be downloaded on the Ghost Machine website."

To find out more about the project go to Ghost Machine

Local Colour: Ghosts, Variations
In Edit Mode Press, 2012, Malmö (S)

I colaborated with Andy Prior on a project Ghost Machine which is our response to the invitation to contribute work to LOCAL COLOUR: Ghosts, variations

LOCAL COLOUR : Ghosts, variations is a collaboration between In Edit Mode Press and Canadian poet Derek Beaulieu. The publication takes as its point of departure, Paul Auster’s novella Ghosts, and, in particular, Derek Beaulieu’s reworking of Auster’s text, Local Colour. The publication collects and counterposes a wide array of strategies and approaches. It features both textual and aural contributions and contributions that combine text and sound. We hope it will prove an ambitious, vigorous collection that oscillates and moves between textual narrative, graphical mark, and aural impression, exploring these different realms whilst rendering uncertain any easy distinction between them.


Derek Beaulieu, Local Colour (printed book)
Steve Giasson, Couleur Locale (printed book)
Cia Rinne, Securiousity (printed booklet)
Peder Alexis Olsson, Title TBA (print)
Jörgen Gassilewski, After Image (print)
Craig Dworkin, Unseen Colour (print)
Elisabeth Tonnard, Monochromatic Bits (print)
Martin Glaz Serup, Title TBA (printed book)
Eric Zboya, Untitled # 1 & 2 (Local Colour) (prints)
Ola Ståhl, Colour’s Gravity (printed book and prints)
Magda Tyzlik-Carver & Andy Prior, Ghost Machine (printed booklet)


Pär Thörn, Sound Interpretation of Derek Beaulieu’s ‘Local Colour’(sound piece)
Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, First of all there is Blue, Brown and I got ham, White and Blue (this section includes education) (sound pieces)
Ola Lindefelt, Title TBA (sound piece)
Andreas Kurtsson, Voice Range, Dialect Genre (sound piece)
Helen White, Local Ghosts (sound piece)
Ola Ståhl, Colour’s Gravity (recorded speech)
Gary Barwin, Local Colour (sound piece)
Ola Ståhl & Carl Lindh, Music Box (sound piece)
Magda Ty?lik-Carver & Andy Prior, Ghost Machine (software and videos)

Curatorial Ego, Conference and Workshop
9-11 December, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus (DK)

As part of the annual curatorial programme EGO? Århus Kunstbygning hosts a research workshop and a public conference with the theme of the curatorial ego. Contributors include: Paul O'Neil, Joasia Krysa, Livia Paldi, Lars Bang Larsen.

I will present my research on curating.

Researching BWPWAP, International Research Conference and PhD Workshop
22-24 November, Leuphana University of Lüneburg (DE)

organised by Digital Aesthetics/Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University, reSource transmedial culture berlin/transmediale, Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, it was meeting of people and ideas.

and i was there ;) presenting 'Solar system as it realy is and curating in/as common(s)', more to come at the transmediale 13. Fragment of my contribution is available here

Workshop Erkki Kurenniemi: Online Archive
14 September, dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (DE)

As part of dOCUMENTA (13) I moderated a workshop with members of Constant group Michael Murtaugh and Nicolas Malevé, Joasia Krysa, Geoff Cox and Tarek Atoui. The seminar and the workshop introduced the project commissioned by Kurator and dOCUMENTA (13) in partnership with Central Art Archive of the Finnish National Gallery and Contemporary Art Museum KIASMA, and supported by Arts Council England.

These Will Attend You May, arting and research meetup
21/22 June, Falmouth/Cornwall (UK)

This seminar is upcoming in June and co-organised together with Helen Pritchard (HighWire/Lancaster University) and Gillian Wylde (University College Falmouth).

empyre soft skinned space
February 2012,

currently participating in a discussion on empyre list on the subject of in/compatible research, following on from the reSource Methods event at transmediale.
Moderated by Gabriel Menotti

in/compatible research, reSource Methods, transmediale festival
31January - 5 February, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin( DE)

transmediale 2012 is an in/compatible being. Incompatibility is the condition that arises when things are not working together. With transmediale 2012, we are investigating the productive and destructive sides of incompatibility as a fundamental condition for cultural production in times of crisis. In this context transmediale 2012 calls for a transversal approach. With our theme in/compatible we are acknowledging that there is equally the need for creative hacks and modifications, as there is a need for a refusal of the quick re-integration into business as usual.

I will have a pleasure to take part in the reSource Methods symposium, part of the transmediale festival programme, discussing in/compatible research practices with Robert Jackson, Andrew Prior, Morten Riis, Carolin Wiedemann, Marie Thompson, Nina Wenhart, Magnus Lawrie, Christian Ulrik Andersen, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Geoff Cox, Thomas Bjoernsten Kristensen, Rosa Menkman, Gabriel Menotti, Lasse Scherffing, Matthias Tarasiewicz, Baruch Gottlieb, Morten Breinbjerg, Zach Blas.

Independent School of Art (Penryn)
5 January 2012, 7.30 - 9pm, Penryn, UK

I gave this talk at the Independent School of Art in Penryn last week. It was a 12th talk, which means that ISA is already one year!

for previous projects see Archives.