‘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.’
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.
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.
The London Group Open exhibition continues until 1st December 2017
The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London SE1 8TJ Open 2pm – 6pm daily
Moving image and performance exhibition Visions in the Nunnery returns to the Nunnery Gallery for its tenth edition. One of Frieze’s not-for-profit recommended exhibitions, Visions will showcase over 100 artists selected from all over the world, opening with Dryden Goodwin and including artists Marina Abramović, Ori Gersht, Susan Hiller, Mikhail Karikis, Richard Layzell and Uriel Orlow throughout the programme.
The theme of the first festival is ‘Memory and Identity’. The relatively short history of film is now starting to measure up to a considerable size, and our identity is intertwined by film. Questions like ‘how does movements in film history reflect on movements in society?’, ‘how do we understand ourselves through film and moving images and its history?’ and ‘How are memories and identity treated in film and moving images?’ will be explored.
The theme ‘Memory and Identity’ is inspired by the strong focus currently on the use of archive material in moving images today. Topics for discussions that springs out of this are fact and fiction, power and powerlessness. Who gets their stories told? Can art function as democratization of archive material?’
At the Random String symposium June 10th 2016, Warwick Arts centre, University of Warwick, UK I worked live on a new dynamic code-based Kinetic Collage work using hashtags, tweets, graphics and photos scraped from Twitter. The recycled digital debris formed an abstract visual document of the symposium and resulting artwork was later microFestival held at City Arcade, Coventry 11th June 2016.
Random String was organised by Coventry-based digital artists Ludic Rooms
The Random String Symposium at Warwick Arts Centre on June 10th 2016 brings together arts professionals to look at interactive and networked technologies and their use in the creative process.
The Random String microFestival brings inspiring artworks to Coventry on June 11th 2016 and invites people to get creative with technology.
Thanks to all the lovely people at Random String for an inspiring weekend!