Algorithm in the Forest – Exhibition Launch

Owl Project, the third of our programme of artists in residence at Fineshade Wood, launched The Algorithm in the Forest, their new exhibition at the Arches on 1 July.


The Algorithm in the Forest is a multichannel video and sound installation that explores how natural systems have inspired algorithms that impact how we experience our daily lives. Simon Blackmore, Antony Hall and Steve Symons, the collaborative group of artists known as Owl Project, have spent time their time as Artists in Residence at Fineshade Wood exploring the forest floor, lifting up logs and looking under stones to film ants going about their business. Using cameras and software to visualise the routes taken by these creatures to allow for what seems like chaos to be rendered as pattern.

The exhibition is open everyday from 10am – 4pm until 31 August.

Algorithm in the Forest
The Arches
Top Lodge
Fineshade Wood
Near Corby
NN17 3BB

Catch up below on Owl Project’s talk from the launch, offering an insight into their work as a collective, their interest in ants, and the algorithmic approach to investigating Fineshade Wood.


Owl Project are the third of four residencies at Fineshade Wood from 2018 to 2020 as part of our two year programme, The Forest Is The Museum. The final residencies will be with Abigail Lane & Lala Meredith-Vula.