Visions in the Nunnery 2018

August 31 2018//

Very pleased that my video remote city [skygardens_towers] will be exhibited in Bow Arts’ ‘Visions in the Nunnery’ survey of recent moving image works 2018.

There are 3 different programmes and my work will appear in programme 3 – Lead artist Bedwyr Williams

Images, from top: Tina Keane, Couch, detail (2003) © Tina Keane, courtesy England & Co © the artist; Melanie Manchot, still from Out of Bounds (C), detail (2017) © Melanie Manchot; Bedwyr Williams, still from Hypercaust, detail (2017) © Bedwyr Williams.

Date: Tuesday November 27 – Sunday December 16

Private View: Thursday November 29 18:00 – 21:00

Address: The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

‘Visions in the Nunnery is back – the Nunnery Gallery’s renowned showcase of recent moving image and performance. Three programmes will present an international overview of some of the most exciting and boundary-pushing digital art, showing over 60 international artists selected from over 1,000 submissions.’

Programme 3 is headed by Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams, who is presenting both performance and film as part of Visions’ closing programme.

Full programme details on Bow Arts website HERE

Download Full programme PDF HERE

The Lumen Prize longlist

August 02 2018//

Delighted to be selected for the Lumen prize longlist with my video perpetual browse_r
The full longlist is online to view: HERE

Until September 1st, you can vote for your favourite artworks for the People’s Choice Award on Lumen website.

(Image: Lumen Prize)

‘The Lumen Prize for Digital Art celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition, exhibitions and events worldwide. A not-for-profit based in Wales, UK, Lumen’s annual juried competition draws entries from artists globally and has given away more than US$50,000 in prize money since its launch in 2012.

More than a competition Since its first show in London’s Cork Street back in 2013, Lumen has staged more than 40 exhibitions in venues across Asia, Europe and the US, as well as seminars, workshops and lectures. We work with a wide range of partners to create new audiences and opportunities for artists’ work, such as commissions, acquisitions, exhibitions and speaking engagements.’

Altered States Online

July 05 2018//

‘Following on from our successful exhibition of artists’ moving image at this year’s Waterloo Festival we have built an online channel bringing together the 22 films for you to enjoy.’

 Altered States took place June 11th-18th 2018 at The Crypt of St John’s Waterloo, London SE1 8TY as part of Waterloo Festival 2018

The ALTERED STATES CHANNEL  will run only until 30 Sept 2018.

Altered States opening party (photo: Eleanor Bentall)

‘Altered States was part of this year’s Waterloo Festival, borrowing its title from the 1980 science fiction movie of the same name directed by Ken Russell. In this a scientist submerges himself into a sensory deprivation chamber and partakes of hallucinogenic drugs in an attempt to access new states of consciousness. As time passes, his grip on reality begins to slip away…

The works explore altered states in a variety of contexts, from perceptual, psychological and philosophical to societal, technological and geographical and encompass a broad range of moving image practice, ranging from video collage and hand drawn animation, to documentary, flicker films, performance and CGI.

Artists include members of the London Group, invited artists and artists chosen from an open call in response to the title.’

Artists:  Bonnie Begusch, Bryan Benge LG, Sandra Crisp LG, Mark Dean, Mellissa Fisher, Eric Fong LG, Susan Francis, Genetic Moo LG, Georgie Grace, Inger Lise Hansen, Daria Jelonek, Debbie Lee, Amanda Loomes LG, Daniel McKee, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Svetlana Ochkovskaya, Piotr Piasta, Eda Sarman, Katrina Stamatopoulos and Alexandra Spence, David Theobald LG and Joe Vallory, Charlie Tweed and Ubiqk (Peter Gudynas).

Curated by London Group members David Theobald and Genetic Moo.

Click HERE for artist biographies and more info

Altered States preview night

June 12 2018//

Great and busy preview last night (11/06/2018) for ‘Altered States’ artists’ moving image exhibition in the dark & atmospheric St John’s Crypt, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY

Altered Stated continues: June 11th-18th 2018, daily, Mon-Sat 1-8pm and Sun 12-6pm

Altered States at the Waterloo Festival more info HERE

Altered States

May 20 2018//

I have been invited to show video perpetual browse_r in forthcoming Altered States, a selection of artists’ moving image curated by interactive installation artists Genetic Moo and David Theobald.

St John’s Crypt, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY

June 11th – 18th 2018 Daily, Mon-Sat 1-8pm and Sun 12-6pm (FREE)

Preview: Mon June 11th, 6-9pm, all welcome

Altered States poster

‘Responding to the Waterloo Festival’s theme Transforming Minds, this moving image exhibition takes as its inspiration Ken Russell’s 1980’s science fiction film, Altered States.’

The 22 works, which will be on display in the historic crypt of St John’s Waterloo, explore altered states in a variety of contexts, from perceptual, psychological and philosophical to societal, technological and geographical. ​

Artists include: Bonnie Begusch, Bryan Benge LG, Sandra Crisp LG, Mark Dean, Mellissa Fisher, Eric Fong LG, Susan Francis, Genetic Moo LG, Georgie Grace, Inger Lise Hansen, Daria Jelonek, Debbie Lee, Amanda Loomes LG, Daniel McKee, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Svetlana Ochkovskaya, Piotr Piasta, Eda Sarman, Katrina Stamatopoulos, David Theobald LG, Charlie Tweed, Ubiqk (Peter Gudynas) and Alan Warburton.’

More info HERE

Waterloo Festival/ Altered States

May 09 2018//

I will be showing a new video perpetual browse_r in ALTERED STATES: Exhibition of Artists’ Moving Image with The London Group and Friends.

Crypt, St John’s Waterloo, Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8TY.

June 11th -18th 2018, preview evening, open to all, June 11th, 6-9pm

Interview with Nicola Schauerman and David Theobald about ALTERED STATES on the Waterloo Festival Blog HERE

London Group member

May 02 2018//

Delighted to be elected as new member of The London Group.

Many thanks to the selection committee.

The London Group

‘The London Group is a thriving democratic artists’ collective practicing in all disciplines, from painting and sculpture to moving image, digital and performance, with a full annual events programme in London and beyond – the Group regularly shows abroad. The London Group currently holds many of its events at The Cello Factory, Waterloo, London.

The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious artists’ collective
The London Group was set up in 1913 by thirty two artists including Walter Sickert, Jacob Epstein, Wyndham Lewis, David Bomberg, and Henri Gaudier Brzeska, with the aim of creating a powerful artist-run group to act as a counter-balance to institutions such as the Royal Academy. The founding group created a unique structure for an organisation, that has gone on to successfully nurture the careers of many of Britain’s best-known artists.’

About the London Group HERE

Read London Group article ‘Five New Members’ HERE

About The Schauerman Digital Art Prize – Genetic Moo

December 05 2017//

I’m really delighted to be awarded The Schauerman Digital Art Prize for my video remote city [skygardens_towers] exhibited as part of The London Group Open 2017!

The Schauerman Digital Art Prize is a new prize and part of The London Group Open 2017

The prize went to Sandra Crisp for her experimental video work Remote City (skygardens_towers) which pans through elevated levels of a fragmented and futuristic city featuring sky gardens, and empty high-rise towers that humans appear to have left behind. She says the “hybrid models are textured with borrowed / downloaded visuals and smartphone-camera stills, embedded into their multi-faceted surfaces.” Sandra’s piece is both playful and dark and a really skilful use of 3d and video. We love it.

The selected artwork was shown as part of the London Group Open in November 2017 and the winner received £500. All forms of digital art were considered including video, still image, sound, 3D, web, game art, interactive, installation, VR, electronics, robotics, etc…

This prize is selected by London Group members Genetic Moo (Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup). Nicola’s parents, Marie & John Schauerman, were creative throughout their lives and excited by new technology. This award is in memory of their enthusiasm and support.

Genetic Moo

More about The Schauerman Digital Art Prize on Genetic Moo website

Schauerman Digital Prize

November 28 2017//

Really excited to be awarded the first Schauerman Digital Prize by Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup from Genetic Moo at The London Group Open

Sandra Crisp: remote city (skygardens_towers) Video still 8

We’re delighted to announce our first Schauerman Digital Prize winner is @SandraCrisp whose digital art practise captures exactly what excites us about this medium. The world is changing, technology is changing and art should be changing too.

Genetic Moo

The London Group Open exhibition continues until 1st December 2017

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London SE1 8TJ
Open 2pm – 6pm daily

The London Group website HERE