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26 Mar

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OH WHAT WE BEN! prints available

March 26, 2018 | By |

I’ve made some A3 riso prints of my installation at Internation Anthony Burgess Foundation, as part of the GIRT SHYNING WEALS show.

Each print is in black riso on GF Smith Colorplan Real Grey.

Available for £5 plus p&p (just email me) or £3 on night of the closing party

 

 

05 Mar

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1big1 – Girt Shyning Weals exhibition closing party

March 5, 2018 | By |

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Girt Shyning Weals – exhibition closing party
Wednesday 28th March 6pm – 8pm

Come and celebrate the end of the show (and possibly the end of the world!) with myself and some amazingly morbid guest artists. Featuring apocalyptic arias from Opera Shack, doomsday AV performance from Kevin Craig, and post-human synth ambience from Raz Ullah.

Tickets here (FREE but booking advised)

International Anthony Burgess Foundation
3 Cambridge Street, M1 5BY

www.anthonyburgess.org

07 Nov

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TIME BACK WAY BACK | 23rd Nov – 9th Dec

November 7, 2017 | By |

23rd Nov – 9th Dec at Signal Films, Barrow
104 Abbey Road · Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 5QR

PREVIEW 22nd Nov – 6pm at Barrow in Furness Station, 6:30pm at Signal Films

TIME BACK WAY BACK will feature 6 new works inspired by the lost stations of Barrow – concrete graves, digital projection mapping, remixed archive film, performance, VR, and a  giant cast iron fidget spinner. The works are fragments of the present, viewed backwards through the lens of a distant future. Taking great liberties with inspiration from Russell Hoban’s cult sci-fi ‘Riddley Walker(oddly enough this months choice for Guardian book group), the show mixes Riddley’s despairing declarations with the prophetic poetry of Cumbrian school children from 2001, and live tweets from Barrovians, rendered in analogue video text and cement stencil.

Read CORRIDOR 8 review here.

29 Aug

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Society of the Spectacles – Strelnikov’s Glasses and Other Stories

August 29, 2017 | By |

1st September – 29th October 2017 at HOME, Manchester

I am showing new work as part of this group print show exploring the use of spectacles in cinema, which will be sited (or even ‘sighted’) on the 1st and 2nd floor exhibition spaces of Manchesters HOME cinema / theatre. This is the second show curated by Society of the Spectacles – the fun living, pun loving arts and film enthusiasts Susan platt and Rob Hamilton. The show features 24 artists from various practices ( graphic design, film-making, illustration, fine art and photography).

My own piece is called ‘Natural Vision’, and is a reference to the 3D cinema system developed for the first ever colour 3D film – Bwana Devil. The film (or more precisely, it’s audience) is also famously depicted on the cover of Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle – a text which is referenced by more than one work in the show. I wont post my final piece here, but I thought I’d share some of the images from my research in the meantime.

27 Mar

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Exhibitions: Punchcard Economy

March 27, 2017 | By | No Comments

My knitted data-visualisation banner Punchcard Economy – is on show at the following exhibitions:

9th March – 9th April – part of ‘Digital Labour’ exhibition at Biennale Internationale Design St Etienne, France
*Nominated for the Prix Innovation Jeunes Designers Award*

Description:

Machine knitted cotton banner, 5m x 3m

Reinterpreting the heritage of NW textile industry, whilst documenting the current reality of the ‘work’, Punchcard Economy is a machine-knitted banner based on the ‘8 hours labour, 8 hours recreation, 8 hours rest’ slogan coined by Robert Owens of the Eight Hour Day movement. The design incorporates data collected from a range of ‘workers’ in the digital, creative and cultural industries. The final work is produced on a domestic knitting machine using a combination of digital imaging tools and traditional punchcard systems.

 

Previous Exhibitions:
February 2015 – Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life – Transmediale 15’, Berlin, Germany
January 2015 – Future Everything, Manchester, UK
November 2013 – Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life – FACT Liverpool, UK

27 Mar

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Screenings: One Square Mile

March 27, 2017 | By |

ONE SQUARE MILE – a new artist film commission by myself and Chris Paul Daniels, screens at the following events and festivals:

24th – 27th May 2018 – ONE SQUARE MILE – screening at SINGULARITY NOW – Athens Digital Arts Festival – Athens, Greece

 

Winner of the Northern Artists’ Film Commission.
Psychogeography meets Open University in this surreal instructional video for sociologists, film-makers and of course property developers looking to “rightly read an area”. Employing a variety of film-making techniques, ONE SQUARE MILE hints at the rich diversity of urban spaces whilst demonstrating the absurdity of trying to represent them in any meaningful way.

Featuring soundtrack by Graham Massey.
One Square Mile was co-commissioned by University of Salford and Quays Culture.

Previous screenings:

12th – 13th April 2018 – screening at Moving Images – Static Spaces: Architectures, Art, Media, Film, Digital Art and Design – Altinbaş University, Istanbul

29th November – 10th December 2017 – screening as part of POLYRHYTHMIA, Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Manchester, UK

November 2017 – PLACE MAKING – screening as part of ONE MINUTE at VINTAGE MOBILE CINEMA, THIS WAY UP CON, HullSeptember 2017 – screening at – Bideodromo Festival 2017, Bilbao, Spain
September 2017 – CHANNELS FESTIVAL, Melbourne, as part of CONDITIONAL SURPLUS programme
April 2017 –  part of ‘Under Construction’ at Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, UK
April 2017 – part of ‘London Overground’ at Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, UK
April 2017 – Synthetic Ecology, Brighton, UK
March 2017 – HOME, Manchester, UK
January 2017 – Airspace Gallery, Stoke, UK
December 2016 – Lightwaves Fest, Salford, UK

27 Mar

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Screenings – Ceci N’est Pas Un Spectacle

March 27, 2017 | By |

My knitted animation CECI N’EST PAS UN SPECTACLE is screening at the following festivals:

23rd – 25th February 2018 – screening at ONE MINUTE NORTH WALES – Balaclafa Carn, Caernarfon, Wales

The film was developed as part of my Montreal Human Futures residency in 2015 with Mutek, National Film Board of Canada, quartier des Spectacles and FACT, Liverpool. It forms part of a larger body of works entitled On est tous un groupe d’amis ici” (we are all friends here).

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

4th May 2017 – screens at Crafts Council Real to Reel Film Festival, London, UK

28th-29th April 2017 – screens at Le Mup Film Festival, Montreal, Canada

 

 

31 Jan

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INHERENT PROCESS @ FABRICA GALLERY

January 31, 2017 | By |

My short film KNITTED HORSE FIREWORK is exhibited as part of a series of artists films looking at artistic processes at FABRICA Gallery, Brighton. The works are being exhibited in the window of FABRICA from 20th – 28th February, and will also be part of a special screening and artists talk with curator and film-maker Jayne Wilson on 1st of March.

The full programme is 30 minutes long and can be seen here.

JAYNE WILSON
All That Mighty Heart (9:22mins)
Hey Presto! The Secret of Sound Travel (2:01mins)
As You See (7:50mins)

SAM MEECH
Knitted Horse (1 min)

SELLOTAPE CINEMA
Fairburn Conspiracy (1 min)

JOHAN RIJPMA
Descent (1:26 min)

STUART POUND
Lindy Hop (1 min extract)

THOMAS KYHN ROVSING HJORNET
Disciplin og Fylogenese (1:42 mins)

KATE GOODWIN
Dawn of the Rainbow (2:53 mins)

25 Nov

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One Square Mile @ Lightwaves Fest, Salford

November 25, 2016 | By | One Comment

ONE SQUARE MILE – a new artist film commission by myself and Chris Paul Daniels, premieres at LIGHTWAVES festival in Salford, from 9th – 18th December. The film is one of four artists films that have been curated as part of the Northern Artist Film Programme, which is in itself part of a much larger festival of digital art works that will be installed in and around Salford Quays

At 7 minutes, our film is mercifully short, but incredibly rich, comprised of a variety of film-making experiments and techniques that aimed to canvas the diversity of spaces within our One Square Mile ‘area of investigation’, whilst at the same time highlighting the absurdity of trying to represent and quantify a place as complex as Salford and Media City. The film was shot over 3 months, using a questionable research methodlogy that produced many hours of fantastic footage, that was then distilled down to it’s final form. Psychogeography meets Open University only to be co-opted by the  Re-Generation Game. I am extremely proud of our ‘film baby’.

One Square Mile was co-commissioned by Univeristy of Salford and Quays Culture, and will at some print, I believe, be screened as a pre-feature short at HOME, Manchester.

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