I’m really looking forward to working on a new microcommission for the Waterside Arts Centre Sale, Greater Manchester, UK taking place in January 2016. The microcommission will be part of a series of 4 different exhibitions by artists at Waterside between October 2015 and January 2016.
As part of Waterside Arts Centre’s 10th anniversary celebrations, we are pleased to announce a series of micro commissions designed to showcase the work of emerging artists working within two dimensional disciplines. Selected works will be presented via the Art Centre’s new 55 inch touch screen monitor whilst there will also be opportunities for utilising the wall and window space in and around the main foyer of the venue.
Waterside Arts Centre
The main part of my proposal use Waterside’s large 55″ touchscreen situated near the ticket office to display dynamic work/s from my Kinetic Collage project – Code-driven artworks created withProcessing open source software 2014 – 2015 that layer and rotate fragmented images, text and graphics appropriated from Twitter profiles and timelines.
The large touchscreen will allow the large dynamic Processing sketches to run on the screen in a way which is not normally possible when the work is viewed on a much smaller domestic-size screen. Therefore, the commission offers a great opportunity to present the the work as it was originally intended in a busy public space.
The second part of the proposal proposes a print-based installation in the foyer, gallery or window/ entrance area of Waterside Arts Centre. The dimensions, structure and choice of various print media, such as paper or transparent film will result from a direct response to the building’s architecture. However, exact details won’t be finalised until after a site visit in Novemember 2015, so watch this space to see how the work develops…..
Video screencasts of dynamic programs running in Processing can be viewed HERE
SIMULTAN 2015 “TALKING TO STRANGERS” 11th edition / 7-10 october / Timisoara RO MEDIA ART / EXPLORATORY MUSIC AND SOUND
What would Voyager 3 contain if it would be re-launched today, after 38 years? In 1977, an information package was launched into space, a symbolical selection for the human civilization, launched with the intention to be intercepted or discovered by an alien civilization. A sort of “hello” from the humans, a way of saying “we are here”. Today, maybe, such a package would contain microchips, texts with smiley faces at a correct decoding. We would probably brag about the invention of a virtual communication system, about our intelligent control systems? Our self-control or the controlling of others. We might also include some e-books about the human nature, on micro-sd cards, because we also advanced our knowledge in the field of psychoanalysis. Why wouldn’t we send a picture of Osama or of other terrorists that we cannot find, maybe they would help us with that. Maybe we could simply send a cry for help, in the hope that in the thousand years that would take them to discover it, there would still be a chance for a few of us to be saved. Or Voyager 3 could be a new Noah’s ark, a capsule of DNA for a possible reconstruction.
The Sluice_screens ↄc Prize is dedicated to the promotion of artists’ working within the digital realm. The ↄc Prize takes the form of a free to enter open submission award.
Dennis and Debbie Club
Inez do Coo
On Sept 12 one of the shortlisted artists (above) will be selected to exhibit at Sluice_2015 – Bargehouse, Oxo Tower wharf, Southwark as part of the Sluice_screens programme and will receive £500. All ten artists will subsequently be exhibited at The Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden.
Very pleased that recent video work Auroville Dream (Tales From the City)has been selected for Altered States curated by Toby Tatum and Mark French as part of this year’s Coastal Currents Festival Hastings & St Leonards, UK.
Altered States is an immersive multi-screen show of the latest experimental film and video work curated by the Hastings-based filmmakers Toby Tatum and Mark French. Altered States features moving image by over seventy of the most fascinating international moving image practitioners working today, much of it unseen in the UK.
This exhibition includes the fruits of a worldwide search for works that articulate film’s power to initiate heightened states of consciousness, transporting us across the threshold into a mind-expanding visionary state. The programme features a selection of cutting edge films that imaginatively reshape the base materials of the everyday world into something rich and strange.
Venues and dates:Electro Studios, Seaside Road, West St Leonards, TN38 0AL, UKSat 29 August from 6pm – 10pm Sun 30 August from 2pm – 6pm
Sat 29 August from 6pm – 10pm Sun 30 August from 2pm – 6pm
Featured artists:Michael Woods, Sandra Crisp, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Diego Barrera, Ellen Wetmore, Maximilian Le Cain, Ema Čulík, Duncan Reekie, Helga Fannon, Alex Carmichael, Helena G M, Leslie Supnet, Juliette Liautaud, Patrick Rowan, Theo Tagholm, Sandra Bouguerch, Philip Sanderson, Guli Silberstein, Lucinda Wells, Shaun Blezard, Sirin Bahar Demirel, Maria Nino, Grant Petrey, Mike Stolz, Alex Dickson & Greg Adsley, Eden Mitsenmacher, Tessa Garland, Joseph Curran, Anita Spooner, David Ian Bickley, Laura Focarazzo, David Asher Brook, Jeannette Louie, Laurel Beckman, Josh Weissbach, Stephen Broomer, Dalia Huerta Cano, Andrew Littlejohn, Joel Cahen, Peter Rose, Helen Flanagan, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, Enrique Piñuel, Stuart Pound, John Davis, Alex Hovet, Joe Banks (Disinformation), Ben Barton, Michael Fleming, Margarida Sardinha, Richard Ashrowan, Brice Bowman, Demian Skogr, Zachary Finkelstein, Asha Tamirisa, Nicholas Bunch, Gabriel Rud, Hans Lucas, Alisa Berger, Mirjam Bromundt, Pako Quijada, Josh Yates, Harold Charre, Evguenia Men, Michael Betancourt, Jason Bernagozzi, Mark Street, Chiara Ambrosia, Rui Hu, Kera MacKenzie, Caryn Cline, ana b. & nuno m. pereira, Callum Costello.
For more information visit Coastal Currents website HERE
Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN
Saturday 11th July 2015, 1- 3 pm
Join the Bermondsey Art Trail –Simply turn up and take advantage of our guided tours who will show you some of Bermondsey’s hidden gems, with informal talks by artists and curator’s, plus some exciting short art film screenings & live bands.
Tour 1 @ 10.30am Tour 2 @ 11.30am MEET UP POINT Tanner & Co. 50 BERMONDSEY STREET SE1 3UD 3-4 mins walk from London Bridge Station
East Street Arts is proud to present ‘Common Bodies’, an immersive exhibition of new and existing video works by over 30 artists drawn from an international open call.
Dates & Times: Friday 19th – Thursday 25th June 2015 Tue – Thu (10am – 5pm) Sat (1pm – 5pm)
Venue: East Street Arts Project Space Patrick Studios, St Mary’s Lane, Leeds, LS9 7EH
Curated and produced by artist Tom McGinn, the exhibition examines the tensions and (dis-) continuities between video and sculpture, and the varying demands they make of their audiences.
Drawing comparisons to our daily, collective engagement with both the virtual and the physical, many of the works in the show foreground the material importance of the screen, as a device for communicating lived, bodily experience, and as a site for the sharing of knowledge via the ‘common’ language of images.
The fifth edition of the Festival will take place at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia, April 21 – June 21, 2015. Space is a philisophical category as well as our everyday routhine and the basic concept of architecture. Artists turn to the architecture of the present, projects of the future and runins of the past. They explore a space that exists in the relationship with time and a space as an expansion and dimension; personal space and the space of the ‘other’.
This year the festival has received 1046 applications from 67 countries.