Screenshot of 'Permaculture Network', an agent-based simulation that explores the landscape and ecology surrounding Sakiya, an Art, Science and Agriculture institution in Ein Qiniyya, Palestine. Work made as part of a Schloss Solitude Web Residency while in-residence at Sakiya.
Screenshot of 'Future Gardens' (2021), a simulation work about gardening and uncertainty, made in conversation with the Mecklenburgh Square Garden and exhibited as part of Blue Sky Gardening, an exhibition of garden proposals and propositions.
Screenshot of 'Transparencia Index' (2021), a platform to explore 'classified' requests in the Mexican Freedom of Information archives, made in collaboration with Federico Pérez Villoro and Tiger Dingsun.
The first 10,000 years
'The first 10,000 years', a simulated hurricane insurance market, built with Gary Zhexi Zhang as part of a longer project about finance and catastrophe.
The first 10,000 years (development process)
'The first 10,000 years', screenshot from development process (overlaying 50 years of hurricane paths).
Agnes Cameron (UK associate) is an artist and engineer whose work explores complex systems using agent-based models. She often works as a technical collaborator with artists, performers, students and researchers, with a particular interest in open data and simulation projects. In recent years, her work has come to focus on collaborative and distributed knowledge systems, and the (mis)use and adaptation of web infrastructure.
As a UK associate at Delfina Foundation as part of The Politics of Food programme in Autumn 2022, Agnes will develop a new project exploring British food policy, and the impact of legal and trade agreements on what and how we eat. Based on her work with open data and ontology design processes, she will be looking particularly at the role of bureaucratic systems and research institutes in shaping our food systems.
Agnes works with the Knowledge Futures Group, developing tools for open data curation and sharing, is a resident artist at Somerset House Studios, a part time specialist technican at UAL’s Creative Computing Institute and 25% of the research studio Foreign Objects. Her work has been shown at institutions including Akademie Schloss Solitude, Printed Matter, Rhizome, Bloc Projects, New York Live Arts, and the Internet Archive.
Agnes was born in Brighton, UK, and is currently based in London, where she has lived since 2020.