New Accelerator exhibition|catalogue

24 03 2023//

Exhibition continues until Mon 3 April 2023

Address: RUSKIN GALLERY, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT

Open: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

[Please see previous post for further information]

‘E_Life’ video at The New Accelerator exhibition
‘perpetual browse_r_2’ video at The New Accelerator exhibition
New Accelerator catalogue [1]
New Accelerator catalogue [2]
Catalogue essay The Machine Age by Benet Spencer
(Cont.d) Catalogue essay The Machine Age by Benet Spencer

(Below) Selection of works in the show

The New Accelerator

07 03 2023//

Really pleased to be participating in THE NEW ACCELERATOR group exhibition showing videos, E_Life and perpetual browse_r_2. The exhibiton is part of the Cambridge Festival

Address: RUSKIN GALLERY, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT

Date: Thurs 9 March 2023 – Mon 3 April

Open: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

PV: Thurs 23 March, 5pm – All welcome

Co-curated by: Hanz Hancock & Patrick Morrissey (Saturation Point) Laurence Noga & Benet Spencer

The New Accelerator, a short story by H.G. Wells from 1901, addresses technological development, introducing a new perception of reality through a tonic which has the effect of slowing the world’s rotation. Taking the same name, The New Accelerator exhibition, aims to establish a dialogue between a range of artists who have reflected advances in technology through reductive, minimal, architectonic or geometric approaches. This story chimes with the editing process and focus through which abstract artists construct their images, using processes based on limitation, a single element, or through repetition or extension. Working with various partner organisations and individuals, the project identifies an interaction between art, science, science fiction and systems. Through presenting 27 contrasting artist’s practices, the exhibition, along with symposium and catalogue essays, will address points of connection and departure within these key areas….

Exhibiting Artists: Katrina Blannin, Eric Butcher, Sandra Crisp, Natalie Dower, Tim Ellis, Julia Farrer, Árpád Forgo, Hanz Hancock + Patrick Morrissey, Stephen Jaques, Hans Kotter, Caroline List, George Meyrick, Ian Monroe, Jeremy Morgan, Laurence Noga, Milly Peck, playpaint, Carol Robertson, Sarah Sparkes, Benet Spencer, Trevor Sutton, Trisant (Julian Hughes Watts), Kate Terry, April Virgoe, Adia Wahid, Mary Yacoob

More info: https://creativeshowcase.aru.ac.uk/events/culture-calendar/the-new-accelerator-exhibition/

The London Group at Scarborough

14 03 2023//

I am delighted to be exhibiting 2 videos ‘E_Life‘ and ‘d_loop_search (UK floods)‘ in this upcoming show

‘E_Life’. (Thanks to Paul Bonomini RSA LG for photograph)

Exhibition by London contemporary artists’ collective at the Parcels Office

The London Group at Scarborough
Old Parcels Office
Westborough
YO11 1TU

1 April – 30 April

Free Entry
Open Thursday – Sunday 11am – 4pm

Private View 8th April 2 – 4pm

website: www.oldparcelsoffice.org

PV-The LG at Scarborough

The London Group at Bankside

20 11 2022//

I’ll be showing a new moving image work, particle brows_er in this forthcoming exhibition Bankside Gallery, London which will also include the diverse work of 80 The London group Members. Bankside Gallery is next door to Tate Modern on Thames riverside.

‘A considerable strength of The London Group is the diversity of art practices encompassed – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital work etc. Every medium is given equal weight and importance…’

The London Group at Bankside 24 Nov – 5 Dec 2022 open 11am – 6pm daily, PV: 23 Nov 6-9pm. Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH

More info here

particle brows_er can be viewed in the online version of the exhibition HERE

PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES —–>

16 11 2022//

S.Crisp: ‘E-Life’ HD video [5 mins 30 secs] looped. PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES. Saturation Point, Deptford, London

PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES

A film projection curated by Sandra Crisp for Saturation Point projects (Patrick Morrissey+Hanz Hancock)

Artists: Sandra Crisp, Jockel Liess & Susan Eyre

Saturation Point, Deptford, London: Fri 11 (PV) & Sat 12 Nov 2022 5:30 – 9pm

Projected Topographies presents 3 artists with unique approaches to film incorporating the study of form, surface and location

Sandra Crisp: ‘E_Life’ uses 3D generated animation to present a digital environment populated with intensely textured and dynamic geometry.
Multiple and continually transforming organic forms, each originating from a simple 3D sphere are structured and surface-mapped with eclectic visuals such as emojis, fragmented images borrowed from 24-hour online rolling-news media and others downloaded via a search engine. Particle systems generate repeated, yet varied objects throughout the film which appear to have a life of their own. Overall suggesting the possibility of a simulated future/ nature.

Jockel Liess: ‘Variations on a theme’ is a generative audiovisual system which starts from a point of fascination with the aesthetics of irregular organic patterns.
Visually as well as sonically the aesthetic of natural patterns thrives on their intrinsic imperfection which are never distributed even or orderly, are never replications of themselves. They are rather reoccurring variations that form a recognisable tapestry of familiarity across an otherwise chaotic and unpredictable structure. Prospering from the tension that arises between repetition and asymmetry, and playfully inhabit the border region between order and randomness.

Susan Eyre: ‘Aóratos’ transports the viewer between everyday locations and terrains visually transformed via the use of an endoscope, a microscope, and cameras launched in a high-altitude balloon.
The film takes the precept that wormholes exist in our universe and imagines journeying through hidden landscapes, distorted spacetime and alternative perspectives. Envisaging potential encounters with cosmic strings, space foam, primordial chemistry, radioactive particles and escaping gravity the work conjectures on the enduring allure of traversing a wormhole.

Saturation Point is a curatorial and editorial platform for systems, non-objective and reductive art, mainly in the UK. We commission and publish reviews, interviews and other writing by established artists working in this field.

Susan Eyre

Jockel Liess

PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES [Video]

15 11 2022//

PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES

A film projection exhibition by Sandra Crisp for Saturation Point projects (Patrick Morrissey+Hanz Hancock)

Artists: Sandra Crisp, Jockel Liess & Susan Eyre

Saturation Point, Deptford, London: Fri 11 (PV) & Sat 12 Nov 2022 5:30 – 9pm

Projected Topographies presents 3 artists with unique approaches to film incorporating the study of form, surface and location

FOR FULL PRESS RELEASE, PLEASE SEE PREVIOUS POST

Saturation Point is a curatorial and editorial platform for systems, non-objective and reductive art, mainly in the UK. We commission and publish reviews, interviews and other writing by established artists working in this field.

Susan Eyre

Jockel Liess



PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES

12 11 2022//

PROJECTED TOPOGRAPHIES

A film projection exhibition by Sandra Crisp for Saturation Point projects (Patrick Morrissey+Hanz Hancock)

Artists: Sandra Crisp, Jockel Liess & Susan Eyre

Deptford, London: Fri 11 (PV) & Sat 12 Nov 2022 5:30 – 9pm

Projected Topographies presents 3 artists with unique approaches to film incorporating the study of form, surface and location

Sandra Crisp: ‘E_Life’ uses 3D generated animation to present a digital environment populated with intensely textured and dynamic geometry.

Multiple and continually transforming organic forms, each originating from a simple 3D sphere are structured and surface-mapped with eclectic visuals such as emojis, fragmented images borrowed from 24-hour online rolling-news media and others downloaded via a search engine. Particle systems generate repeated, yet varied objects throughout the film which appear to have a life of their own. Overall suggesting the possibility of a simulated future/ nature.

Jockel Liess: ‘Variations on a theme’ is a generative audiovisual system which starts from a point of fascination with the aesthetics of irregular organic patterns.

Visually as well as sonically the aesthetic of natural patterns thrives on their intrinsic imperfection which are never distributed even or orderly, are never replications of themselves. They are rather reoccurring variations that form a recognisable tapestry of familiarity across an otherwise chaotic and unpredictable structure. Prospering from the tension that arises between repetition and asymmetry, and playfully inhabit the border region between order and randomness.

Susan Eyre: ‘Aóratos’ transports the viewer between everyday locations and terrains visually transformed via the use of an endoscope, a microscope, and cameras launched in a high-altitude balloon.

The film takes the precept that wormholes exist in our universe and imagines journeying through hidden landscapes, distorted spacetime and alternative perspectives. Envisaging potential encounters with cosmic strings, space foam, primordial chemistry, radioactive particles and escaping gravity the work conjectures on the enduring allure of traversing a wormhole.

Saturation Point is a curatorial and editorial platform for systems, non-objective and reductive art, mainly in the UK. We commission and publish reviews, interviews and other writing by established artists working in this field.

Susan Eyre

Jockel Liess

“E_Life” video at Morley gallery, London

22 07 2022//

Below are photos of my new video, ‘E_Life’ projected in the basement of the beautifully refurbished Morley gallery as part of The London Group’s CATCH YOUR BREATH group exhibition, London. Thanks to Morley for use of their super projector which provided the launch for this new work. Exhibition continues until Thursday 28 July 2022.

Also exhibiting the the basement space are artists Carol Wyss (illuminated sculpture), Eric fong (photography on lightbox) and Jockel Liess (code-based audiovisual)

Morley Gallery
61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT
Weds 20 July – Thurs 28 July
Open: Mon – Fri 12 – 5pm , Sat 1pm-5pm
Artist’s Talks: Sat 23 Jul, 3 – 4pm
Nearest tube: Lambeth North or Waterloo

Coming soon – CATCH YOUR BREATH: The London Group and Invited Artists

01 07 2022//

I’m really looking forward to taking part in upcoming The London Group exhibition CATCH YOUR BREATH where I’ll be showing a new video entitled ‘E_Life’ which will be projected in recently reburbished Morley gallery, London, UK 20-28 July. The exhibition will be across 2 venues, 3-30 July 2022: Morley gallery with 27 artists and St John’s Churchyard, 23 artists.

CATCH YOUR BREATH: The London Group and Invited Artists

St John’s Churchyard & Morley Gallery

Overall dates: 3rd – 30th July 2022

Catching one’s breath can happen if surprised, impressed or even shocked by something, such as an extraordinary object or image stumbled upon that instantaneously changes a familiar viewpoint. It can also be a time to pause or reflect and take stock.

Life in 2022 continues to appear full of uncertainties – After a tumultuous few years with a global pandemic and other crises including the war in Ukraine, and events such as climate change. However, in others ways perhaps we have reached a point of emergence; a tipping point where the potential for possibilities seems real once again.

In St Johns churchyard, Waterloo The London Group and invited artists whose work fits the discipline of sculpture and installation are responding to the theme, whilst Morley Gallery will host a member’s only exhibition.

Work in the newly refurbished Morley Gallery will include a diverse range of media such as painting; drawing; mixed media; photography on lightbox; small-scale sculpture; code-based audiovisual; video; archival digital and woodcut print techniques. Whilst artists respond in the historic Churchyard gardens using wood; steel & wire; site-specific installation; found objects; bamboo canes & plastic foil; tarpaulin; soil, water, clay, straw, sand, and cement; papier mache and paint, and much more.

Themes across both exhibitions are equally diverse: a work that incorporates dust collected from the Saharan desert; a minimalist blue sphere evokes oxygen(breath); reference to the futility and consequences of all wars; NASA images as an ephemeral reminder of our impact on nature; painting about the joy of the moment; 225 bright red pin wheels mounted on red canes, rising and falling over a grass mound; a work that catches the breath of visitors to the exhibition and a piece inspired by a book that starts with the words ‘Breathing In’ and ends with ‘Breathing Out’.

Morley Gallery
61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT
Weds 20 July – Thurs 28 July
Open: Mon – Fri 12 – 5pm , Sat 1pm-5pm
Artist’s Talks: Sat 23 Jul, 3 – 4pm
Nearest tube: Lambeth North or Waterloo

For full list of artists: CLICK HERE (The London Group website)

For private view details please drop me an email from the Contact page

WISH YOU/WE WERE HERE/THERE…[The Power Of The Postcard]

09 04 2022//

Venue: BOOKARTBOOKSHOP

Address: 17, Pitfield Street, Hoxton, LONDON, N1 6HB, UK

Date: 8-22 April Wed – Sat 12-6pm

WISH YOU/WE WERE HERE/THERE…[The Power Of The Postcard] Displayed in the window of BOOKARTBOOKSHOP, 17 Pitfield Street, London, UK
WISH YOU/WE WERE HERE/THERE…[The Power Of The Postcard] (Sandra Crisp, bottom left)

This exhibition, conceived in 2020 during lockdown when we were all separated from each other, explores the power of the postcard and contemplates the effects of the global pandemic through the medium of video stills, sound recordings, sculptures, found objects, photos, prints, drawings, poetry & paintings. Curated by Sumi Perera LG and includes postcards by 39 members of The London Group
More information included in this article HERE
The exhibition can be viewed online HERE

My postcard is a still image from short video loop, ‘City Rooftop Garden Retreat‘ (below): ‘A virtual and imaginary space to be in current times, changed by the pandemic.’


LG Xmas Exhibition at the The Cello Factory

08 12 2021//

I’m showing a version of ‘stuck_suez’ video at The London Group Christmas Exhibiton 2021 alongside an ‘Audiomaps’ video by Stephen Carley LG upstairs at The Cello Factory. Be great to see you there! Thanks so much to Nicola Schauerman for use of the really nice monitor.

Exhibiton details

The Cello Factory: 33-34 Cornwall Road, SE18TJ [close to Waterloo station]

8-16 December 1-6 Late night Weds 15th Dec

6-8 Artists Talks 9 Dec 6-8

You can view the video online here: ‘stuck_suez’ 2021

In Plain Sight – Thelma Hulbert Gallery

10 08 2021//

I will be exhibiting a new video ‘perpetual browse_r C-19‘ in upcoming exhibition:- In Plain Sight: The London Group & Thelma Hulbert and her London Group Friends

Video still perpetual browse_r C-19 2021 1080 x 1080 pixels Sandra Crisp

28 August – 30 October 2021
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LX

Curators are Judith Jones LG and Tim Craven LG (and Deborah Smith). Here, Tim Craven outlines the premise for the exhibition where members were asked to create new work around the theme

The simple and unifying premise of my fully formed idea was that each participating artist would be required to hide something of their choice in a new piece of work. The hidden element could be elementary, a trick of the eye, or complex in concept and execution, but it must be detectible in some way by the viewer: i.e. in plain sight.

Tim Craven

I responded to this premise with a new video perpetual browse_r C-19 where complex, dynamic 3D structures are textured-mapped with layered visual fragments borrowed from the web that refer to Covid-19 and the uneasiness of life during the pandemic pandemic.

More about In Plain Sight on The London Group website HERE

View perpetual browse_r C-9 on this website HERE