NEWS

In The Dark: The Cello Factory

January 22 2019//

It was a real pleasure to have work in this diverse exhibition featuring work from The London Group, Lumen Prize and CAS (Computer Arts Society) which attracted 600 visitors

Here are some photos of In The Dark The Cello Factory, Jan 17-19 2019

Photo credits: The artist, The London Group

TWITTERSTORM Live Twitter-feed artwork – In The Dark Exhibition

January 21 2019//

Video of  TWITTERSTORM by Sandra Crisp – A dynamic code-based projection incorporating live Twitter-feed on the ceiling of The Cello Factory during ‘In the Dark‘ exhibition,  London, January 2019.

The Twitter live-feed (viewed as a horizontal banner of scrolling white text) connects to Twitter API and downloads tweets that use specific hashtags including: #brexit #trump #fakenews #cat #banana #topNews #onThisday

Visitors to the exhibition could also use the Twitter hashtag #cellonews to interact with the work via Twitter.

Twitterstorm is loosely based on artist Jenny Holzer’s Truisms

Viewed in the modern day, Truisms reads like an insistent, torrential Twitter feed.


Sandra Crisp – live twitter feed projection

(Many thanks to Tim for help with the coding and Nicola for the photo & video)

In The Dark

December 29 2018//

Delighted to be included in this great show alongside some fantastic artists:

IN THE DARK

17 , 18 & 19 January (2-6pm) 2019

PV Thursday 17th 6-8pm

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London SE1 8TJ

The show is on for 3 days only, with a performance led PV night, followed by a day of workshops, talks and music.

The London Group plunges into the darkness of a blacked out Cello Factory in its latest daring show.

This short experimental show combines The London Group, the Computer Arts Society and Lumen Prize. All the artworks generate their own light with interlinking projections turning the whole exhibition into an installation.

CAS are displaying networked Raspberry Pi’s and flat screen monitors embedded in light boxes. Lumen Prize have commissioned winning student artist Ziwei Wu to make a furry installation.

Several works touch on the idea of death or decay; dying planets, forensic and x-ray photographs, Memento Mori’s for TV. Do these grim pieces reflect the current mood or are they natural responses to the call In the Dark? Vorticist glow worms and twitter storms will create a dynamic and apocalyptical firmament.

Genetic Moo/ The London Group+

Full list of artists involved : The London Group : Genetic Moo, Susan Haire, Suzan Swale, Tommy Seaward, Cadi Froehlich, Jockel Liess, Paul Tecklenberg, Clive Burton, Angela Eames, Almuth Tebbenhof, Bryan Benge, Stephen Carley, Sandra Crisp, Erika Winstone, Ian Parker, Amanda Loomes, Eric Fong, David Theobald Computer Arts Society : Nick Lambert, Paul Brown, Sean Clark, Ernest Edmonds, boredomresearch, Andy Lomas, Esther Rollinson. Lumen Prize : Ziwei Wu + Matteo Zamagni, Grayson Cooke, boredomresearch, Mike Pelletier, Francois-Xavier de Costerd, Universal Everything, Lukas Marxt. Performers : Fay Burnett, Birgitta Hosea & Fanny Cox

For more details visit: Website : http://www.thelondongroup.com/in-the-dark  

Visions Opening

November 30 2018//

Quick photo of my video ‘remote city [skygardens_towers]’ from Vision in the Nunnery, Bow Arts opening last night. Exhibition continues to 16th December.
More info HERE

The London Group Annual 2018

November 14 2018//

Sandra Crisp: hashtag_mandala_2 Direct print to media on perspex 70 x 70 cm

One of my direct-to-media prints on perspex ‘hashtag_mandala_2’ from Kinetic Collage series will be included in The London Group Annual Exhibition  alongside diverse work from 50+ LG members. 

Painting, photography and other 2D media, sculpture and digital works will be hosted by The Cello Factory at Waterloo from the 5th to the 14th of December, and members will be presenting talks on selected works on the 14th from 6-8pm.

Open from 2-6pm daily

The Cello Factory, 33-34, Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ

Special Event: 14 December 6-8pm Members will be presenting talks on selected works.

‘The London Group, founded in 1913, was formed of an enlarged Camden Town Group, the English Vorticists and other independent artists. Founder members included Wyndham Lewis, Sickert, Bomberg, Gaudier- Brzeska and Epstein who coined The London Group name. Unusually for its time it had women members – from its inception. The Group has shown at least once a year throughout its existence, including during both World Wars and this is our ninth exhibition this year – a record for the Group. We are described by Michael Strain (Art UK, Dec. 2017) as ‘A group of quality and great diversity. Most of the great British artists for more than 100 years have been members’.

PRESS RELEASE PDF

The London Group website

31st Instants Vidéo Numériques et poétiques

October 04 2018//

perpetual browse_r will be included in 31st Festival Les Instants Vidéo, November 21 – 26 2018, VideoBardo, Festival VideoPoesia, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

‘VideoBardo is a collective of poetry and independent art founded in 1996 that aims to disseminate, research and theoretical debate on the language of Videopoetry. We define video poetry as a genre within contemporary art of a hybrid and transdisciplinary nature related to experimental poetry, video art and new technologies. VideoBardo is one of the most important international archives in this genre.’

VideoBardo website HERE

Uncommon Natures – Phoenix Brighton

September 12 2018//

Sandra’s Video perpetual browse_r is included in ‘Uncommon Natures exhibition at Phoenix Brighton, UK.

perpetual browse_r at Uncommon Natures, Phoenix Brighton 2018

Details: 14 – 23 September 2018

Open daily 11 am – 5 pm,

10–14 Waterloo Place Brighton, BN2 9NB East Sussex

‘Uncommon Natures’, Brighton Digital Festival’s flagship exhibition has been curated by festival director Laurence Hill from works shortlisted for this year’s Lumen Prize for Digital Art competition.

The exhibition highlights the most compelling and creative explorations into digital art. The works explore both the limits and re-imagined possibilities of technologically produced art through a diverse programme of still image, 3D interactive installations, moving image, AR/VR and AI.

Exhibiting artists: Sandra Crisp, Nye Thompson, ACCI BABA, Maeve Rendle, Jason Rouse, Jake Elwes and Karolina Ziulkoski, Cesar and Lois (League of Imaginary Scientists), Irina Zadorozhnaia and Mark Lyons.

Lumen Prize Shortlist

September 04 2018//

Delighted that my video remote city [skygardens_towers] has been selected for the Lumen Prize shortlist in the Moving Image category.

Photo: The 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.

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.

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