Isolation and solitude are words that most visual artists will relate to, they work alone in a studio, a shed or at home so the prospect of enforced isolation may seem like the perfect time to make art. At the moment things are different though! It’s not just isolation or social distancing, the entire fabric of society has been ripped apart before our eyes.
This exhibition shows how The London Group artists are reacting to the current social and world climate
Featuring work from 51 members in all mediums. Take a walk, wall by wall through digital renditions of colour, movement, form and texture.
A group show in January with London Group members and friends including the Computer Arts Society, The Lumen Prize and Flux Events. (please see previous post for more details)
The Cello Factory, 9th – Sat Jan 2020 , 33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ
Below is a quick installation pic of my projection onto black fabric in the exhibition space. As an experimental event, it was a great opportunity to try out new ways of presenting my on-screen images in a real-world space.
Inspired by the popularity of last year’s exhibition In The Dark Jan 2019, The Cello Factory, Waterloo The London Group are hosting an even darker sequel this January 8th – 11thIn The Dark : EVEN DARKER
I will be projecting a large-scale and recent 3D image onto black fabric which will be installed in the exhibition space.
The London Group are hosting an Even Darker sequel combining members’
work with artists from Flux Events and the Computer Arts Society (CAS).
This will be a four day experimental show in a blacked out Cello
Factory with talks and performance curated by The London Group. As
before, the one stipulation is that the artworks either generate their
own light or can be projected onto. This simple rule means all the
works interlink and the whole group exhibition becomes a foreboding
installation filling all surfaces of this unique space.
In the Dark 2020 : Even Darker
A group show in January with London Group members and friends including
the Computer Arts Society, The Lumen Prize and Flux Events.
Thur 9th – Sat 11th Jan 2020 2-6pm daily Free The Cello Factory 33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ
PV 6-8.30pm, Wed 8th Jan including Bad Choreography performances by Stephen Carley Artist Talks 6-7.30pm, Sat 11th Jan followed by a performance collaboration between Blanc Sceol and Victoria Rance.
The London Group:
Moich Abrahams, Clive Burton, Stephen Carley, Peter Clossick, Sandra
Crisp, Angela Eames, Eric Fong, Cadi Froehlich, Genetic Moo, Vaughan
Grylls, Susan Haire, Aude Hérail Jäger, Judith Jones, Jockel Liess,
Amanda Loomes, Mocksim, Darren Nisbett, Sumi Perera, Victoria Rance,
David Redfern, Tommy Seaward, Almuth Tebbenhoff, Paul Tecklenberg, David
Theobald, Tisna Westerhof, Erika Winstone, Carol Wyss
Jonathan Armour, Chirag Jindal, Ann Grimm
Maria Almena, Oliver Gingrich, Aphra Shemza
Paul Brown, Sean Clark, Ernest Edmonds, Andy Lomas
A new digital print by Sandra entitled VERTITECTURE fake_news_mix will be exhibited in The London Group Open 2019 PART II
4 – 14 December
Private View: 3 December
Artist Talks: 13 December
The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious artists’ co-operative, The London Group, is delighted to announce both the member and the selected exhibitors for its 84th open exhibition. The London Group Open 2019 offers a wonderful opportunity for emerging and established artists to raise their profile, win cash prizes, and exhibit their work alongside the Group’s esteemed members. No commission will be charged on any works sold during the 2019 exhibition in line with the Group’s commitment to give artists ‘a boost in a tough career, thereby nurturing and supporting the development of the art of the future’. (Susan Haire, President).
Really pleased to have ‘perpetual browse_r_2’ video inlcuded in THE WRONG biennale, in USER PREFERENCES pavillion curated by maria cynkier, artists include: laurene bois-mariage, isabel bonafé, james bryant, timothy cape, sandra crisp, milena edelstein pinheiro, kio griffith, zander porter, leslie tucker, tina willgren.
‘what’s the wrong’s mission? to create, promote and push positive forward-thinking contemporary digital art to a wider audience through a biennial event that gathers a vast selection of curated artworks, embracing the artists, curators and institutions of today’s exciting digital culture global scene
where does the wrong happen? the wrong happens both online, offline and beyond the online happens in pavilions; virtual curated spaces in any accessible online media where selected artworks are exhibited the offline happens in embassies; institutions, art spaces, galleries and artist run spaces in cities around the world’
Really pleased to be selected with ‘perpetual browser_2’ for one of my favourite festivals Simultan 2019 – ‘Will There Be a Time When it Will Not be’ 8—10 NOVEMBER 2019 CORNELIU MIKLOSI MUSEUM TIMISOARA, ROMANIA http://www.simultan.org/2019/en/video-art/
“The world we know and understand now will no longer exist in the near future. Although the speed of change fueled by science and technology is remarkable, it often goes unnoticed, because the deepest structural changes happen almost imperceptibly and quickly become norms. We have entered a period of instability, many of our assumptions and certainties are blown up. Every day, our expectations and forecasts are reversed.”
It was a great pleasure to take part in SELF SERVICE exhibition of artists’ moving image in the atmospheric St John’s Crypt, Waterloo, London – A The London Group and Friends event Curated by Genetic Moo and David Theobald as part of Waterloo Festival 2019. Here are some photos of the event:
‘The age of automation will be the age of do it yourself”, Marshall McLuhan
More and more we are being asked to do things ourselves. From shopping to car insurance, services that traditionally required a human representative have been redesigned so that customers complete their business interacting only with machines. Some might argue this gives us more flexibility and choice and while others see us all becoming unpaid employees, required to do the work in order to access what we need.
Taking its lead from the check-out counters of supermarkets and petrol station forecourts, this exhibition brings together 20 moving image works that respond to this idea of ‘self-service’. Works were contributed by members of the London Group, invited artists and artists chosen from an open call in response to the title.
Self Service curators
10th to 16th June 2019 Daily, Mon-Sat 1-6pm and Sun 12-4pm Crypt of St John’s, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY FREE Preview: Wed 12th June, 6-9pm
Artists are: Katerina Athanasopoulou, Steve Carley (LG), Sandra Crisp (LG), Vardit Goldner, Geeske Jansen, Helena Klakocar, Daniel McKee, MOCKSIM (LG), Genetic Moo (LG), Charlotte C Mortensson (LG), Svetlana Ochkovskaya, Piotr Piasta, Duncan Poulton, Sue Ridge, James Rosamond, Eric Schockmel, Alcaeus Spyro, David Theobald (LG)
More information and map on Waterloo Festival website HERE
Self Service is The London Group & Friends exhibition at Waterloo Festival 2019, more information HERE
Artists will be presenting talks on the 22nd from 6.00 – 8.00pm
This is a London Group exhibition showing diverse work from a selection of members: Wendy Anderson, Clive Burton, Ece Clarke, Peter Clossick, Sandra Crisp, Tricia Gillman, Susan Haire, Alexandra Harley, Alexander Hinks, Gillian Ingham, Matthew Kolakowski, Graham Mileson, Kathleen Mullaniff, Eugene Palmer, Claire Parrish, Ian Parker, Sumi Perera, Alexander Ramsay, David Redfern, Tommy Seaward, Suzan Swale, Paul Tecklenberg,Bill Watson, Erika Winstone, David Wiseman.
This month I’ve been experimenting with test prints on acrylic for forthcoming London Group LG@KCC exhibition at Kensington & Chelsea College, Hortensia Road, London, May 2019. I will be showing a large image from recent Blender 3d Vertictecture series.
Images from Vertitecture series use complex 3d structures populated with visuals downloaded from online searches for disparate contemporary themes such as *fake news* *Ebay kitsch* *global protests*. They were also created using a combination of diffuse and transparent surface textures so I’m looking at how the resulting varied transparencies can work best with the clear acrylic media – The idea is to take the image off the screen to a medium that has screen-like qualities and exploits artificial light or daylight, and integrates that into the work.
The image will use a process called Direct to Media UV Printing.
Direct to Media UV Printing is a large format, full colour plus white, ultra-fine inkjet printing process which allows artwork to be printed directly on to virtually any flat surface up to 3m x 2m and up to 50mm in depth, or larger sizes using roll-to-roll printing, giving artists greater flexibility in the production of larger works. The nine colour channels are loaded with CMYK plus two light colours alongside white and a varnish and separate primer.
Ultra-fine droplets of ink are deposited directly on to the printing media which is then almost instantly cured, or dried by UV (ultraviolet) light. The specially developed ink droplets are bonded to the surface of your chosen media – giving you a smooth, stable, abrasion resistant and long-lasting image which is weather-resistant for up to five years.
Genesis Imaging, London
In the first test (above) I tried out various gradient masks in image editing software before printing in order to make selected areas more transparent. However, it turned out that the image files could be printed without editing and the full range of transparency variations reproduced perfectly as faithful to the original image (below)
From the test print results, I also noticed that there can be an interesting random unpredictability in that sometimes solid white areas of the image print as totally transparent, so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens when the full-scale print is completed.
The final print will be 85 cm x 85 cm x 1 cm acrylic and mounted away from the wall by using wall posts to give the appearance of a suspended image.
LG@KCC exhibiting artists include: Wendy Anderson, Clive Burton, Ece Clarke, Peter Clossick, Sandra Crisp, Tricia Gillman, Susan Haire, Alexandra Harley, Alexander Hinks, Gillian Ingham, Matthew Kolakowski, Graham Mileson, Kathleen Mullaniff, Eugene Palmer, Claire Parrish, Ian Parker, Sumi Perera, Alexander Ramsay, David Redfern, Tommy Seaward, Suzan Swale, Paul Tecklenberg, Bill Watson, Erika Winstone, David Wiseman.
The event will take place at the SESI Gallery of Art, in Sao Paulo city June 26 to August 11, 2019. The GIF online program will be launched during the exhibition opening, on June 25.
Fragments of borrowed online visuals are collaged together and explore the limits of motion, transparency, compression & pattern dither texturing. Google Street View visuals and a large fuzzy mobile phone alongside web graphics, for example are layered/ compressed together and animated across an 8-frame timeline [1280 x 720 pixels].