16.12.06 The launch of the Fold06 magazine, containing a Kollectiv xerox junkmail poem and work by 21 other international artists, will take place at the ICA bar on Tuesday 19.12.06 from 19:00-21:00. The magazine is limited to 100 copies and will be on sale for £25. See invite here.
5.12.06 Solo show coming up in Bournville: I Have a Dream, curated by Manipa Jayawan and Maria A. Garcia-Bernal, features one video at the Bread Basket bakery and another in the Electrical Contractors shop window. Four posters are tiled on the notice boards located on Sycamore Road. The work will be on display from 11th-17th December, 9:00-17:00. See flyer and poster.
11.11.06 We are speaking at another conference in Antwerp, at MuHKA, Symposia Academy: TEACHING | LEARNING | RESEARCHING, on Tuesday 21.11.06 at 11:30.
5.10.06 We will be speaking at:
On Liberty and Art
Wednesday 18 October 2006
11.00 - 17.00
How do artists engage with liberty as aesthetic practice, historical concept and public discourse? While artists are celebrated as icons of creative freedom, critical discourse on liberty through art is often accused of being naive, politically suspect, or socially irrelevant.
This year's bicentennial of JS Mill, author of On Liberty (1859), is an occasion to re-examine how artists are promoted by the state and media as exemplars of personal liberty, creative individualism and the pursuit of happiness. In contrast, an address to liberty through art reveals how liberty as a supposedly self-evident and universal value is grounded in historical contingency, social pragmatism and cultural prohibitions.
Speakers: Bill Furlong, Victoria Walsh. Malcolm Quinn, John Russell, Bob and Roberta Smith, Dave Beech, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Jake Chapman, Amanda Beech and Roman Vasseur.
Book tickets here.
Also, we will be showing an object in waiting at:
Objects in Waiting
Private View: Wed 18 Oct 7-9pm
End Gallery, Psalter Lane Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S11 8UZ
Exhibition open to the public 19-26 Oct 2006
10-6 weekdays, 10-5 Saturdays, 1-6 Sundays
The curators in conversation in the gallery Thu 26 Oct 4pm
Local artists, students, nationally and internationally renowned artists exhibit
a diverse range of objects and ideas that were intended to be used
in an artwork but have laid dormant for some time;
a previously unseen insight into the choices that determine artistic production
Over 150 contributing artists already confirmed, including:
Owen Adams, AKENATON, Jonathan Allen, Mike Allison, Shaun Armstrong, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Istvan Balogh, Michael Bartlett, Jordan Baseman, Kostas Bassanos, David Bate, Dave Beech, Neal Beggs, David Blandy, Sarah Bodman, Hannah Bolland, Alice Bradshaw,Sue Bradshaw, Kate Gilman Brundrett, Pavel Büchler, Jon Burgerman, Jess Calow, Denise Callender, Larna Campbell, Stephen Carley, Julie Cassels, Rachel Cattle, Louise Cattrell, Sylvia Causo, Tomas Chaffe, Adam Chodzko, Karen Chung, Chris Clarke, David Clarke, Ashley Clinton, Robin Close, Maria Collingham, Paul Cordwell, Sally Cook, Michael Cousin, Ben Cove, Melanie Cove, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Gordon Dalton, Charlie Danby, Michael Day, Frédérique Decombe, Helen De Main, Shannon Donovan, Steve Dutton, Jayne Eagle, Horatio Eastwood, Angela Edmonds, Haris Epaminonda, Kier Eyles, Rosie Farrell, Lisa Fielding-Smith, Sylvia Finzi, Blue Firth, Leo Fitzmaurice, Jane Foale, James Ford, Cat Forward, Elizabeth Frolich, Patrick Galway, Maria Garton, Roger Gibson, Paul Gillespie, Pam Glew, Lena Goarnisson, David Goldenberg, Laura Gonzalez, Polly Gould, Rebecca Gould, Dave Green, Daniel Gregory, Dave Griffiths, Evi Grigoropolou, Oona Grimes, Nigel Grimmer, Anne Guest, Francesca Hague, Vanessa Halifax, Liz Hall, Saul Ham, Kerry Harker, Jerome Harrington, Ellie Harrison, Lucy Harrison, Ron Haselden, Eleanor Hawkridge, Sean Hawkridge, Phil Hawks, Keith Hayman, Russell Herron, Hewitt & Jordan, Julie Hill, Charlie Hope, Del Hoyle, Lizzie Hughes, Sarah Hughes, Candice Jacobs, Helen Jacobs, Sarah Jacobs, Charlie Jeffery, Susan Johanknecht, Alison Jones, Cheryl Jones, Nock Jordan, Joanna Karolini, Tony Kemplen, Sharon Kivland, James Kowacz, Venya Krutikov, Doriane Laithier, Mark Langley, Aimee Larkin, Miranda Laughlin, Joanne Lee, Stephane Le Mercier, Simon Le Ruez, Matt Lewis, Kate Longman, Anna Livia Lowendahl-Atomic, Marko Mäetamm, Bevis Martin, Paul Matosic, Imi Maufe, John McDowall, Rosemarie McGoldrick, Mark McGowan, Neil McNally, Birgit Medele, Jane Mellor, Sarah Mellor, Simon Millgate, Asuncion Molinos Gordo, Mongrel Foundation, Ben Moon, Viniita Moran, Charlotte Morgan, Simon Morris, Alban Muja, Adam Nankervis, Pat Newell, Tom Newell, Lena Nix, Thom O'Nions, Uriel Orlow, Caron Ottewell, Nina Papaconstantinou, Phyl Payne, Kate Pickering, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Laura Potter, Emily Power, Elizabeth Price, Adele Prince, Hester Reeve, Joseph Richards, Jade Richardson, Olivier Richon, Matt Roberts, Ruth Robinson, Paul Rooney, Jodie Sadler, Si Sapsford, Kate Saunders, Heidi Schaefer, Joe Schneider, Mark Selby, Mika Sembongi, Becky Shaw, Liz Sheridan, Tiphaine Shipman, Richard Sides, Daniel Simpkins, Terry Slater, Steve Smith, Andrew Sneddon, Helen Styles, Moira Third, Abigail Thomas, Matt Thomas, Helen Thompstone, Nick Thurston, John Timberlake, Jonathan Trayner, Jon Turner, Lydia Unsworth, Paul Vivian, Carl Von Weiler , Julian Walker, Marriane Walker, Roxy Walsh, Emily Ward, Susan Webber, WebsterGotts, Matt Westbrook, Julie Westerman, Penny Whitehead, Sean Williams, Charlie Youle...
Volume 5 in the series Transmission: Speaking and Listening, ‘Daily Encounters’
will be launched at the opening of the exhibition.
Edited By Sharon Kivland, Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Emma Cocker.
Contributors: Jasper Joseph- Lester, Becky Shaw, Ryan Gander, Neal Rock, Imogen Stidworthy, Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska, Nayan Kulkarni, Mike Marshall, Carey Young, Dave Beech, Robert Milin, Doug Fishbone, Richard Wentworth, Hewitt and Jordan, Malcolm Miles, Amanda Beech, and Chris Oakley.
For further details go to: www.objectsinwaiting.co.uk
13.9.06 The Future for Less will be screened on Thursday, 28.9.06, at videoclub : 4, taking place at the Phoenix Gallery, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton at 19:30.
15.7.06 The Modern Lovers discussion panel is now archived here.
Also, book launch on Wednesday for:
At the ICA, Brandon & Nash Rooms, The Mall, London
Wednesday 19th July 2006, 6.30 - 11pm
Entrance at 12 Carlton House Terrace (at the rear of the ICA). Disabled access.
Please RSVP via e-mail to email@example.com
Admission free. Free bar to start.
The launch will be accompanied by screenings from 6.30pm.
DJ sessions by participating artists and authors from 8pm.
Free access to ICA bar Jazznotjazz club night depending on capacity.
This new publication accompanies the recent exhibition Metropolis Rise : New Art from London that toured to Shanghai’s Moganshan area and Beijing’s 798 district. Displayed on specially designed wooden structures, the exhibition contained the work of over 50 London-based, international artists and included video, sound works, sculpture, performance documentation, painting, artists books, publications and ephemera. The publication further examines ideas of plurality, scene, self-organised activity and the recent histories of the contemporary metropolis through 6 specially commissioned essays and numerous selected artists’ texts. Together with over 100 colour pages of artists’ works, the publication presents a unique representation of current artistic practice in London.
Edited by temporarycontemporary, the publication includes essays in English and in Chinese by David Burrows, Suhail Malik, David Medalla, Dave Beech and Sophie Orlando, and introductions by Anthony Gross and Jen Wu. Further texts by Douglas Park, Paul O’Neill, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Francis Lamb, International Necronautical Society, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Mark Hutchinson and Cedar Lewisohn.
Artists: Caroline Achaintre, Reza Aramesh, Sarah Baker, Sam Basu, Diann Bauer, Dave Beech, Anat Ben-David, David Burrows, Lali Chetwynd, Dan Coombs, Lorin Davies, Ian Dawson, Jeremy Deadman, Patricia Ellis, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Matt Franks, Babak Ghazi, Brian Griffiths, Anthony Gross, Mark Hutchinson, International Necronautical Society (INS), Heidi Kilpelainen (HK 119), Klega, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Denise Kum, Francis Lamb, Cyril Lepetit, Cedar Lewisohn, David Lock, Caroline McCarthy, David Medalla, Flavia Muller Medeiros, Jo Mitchell, Suzanne Mooney, Alex Gene Morrison, Sophie Newell, Harold Offeh, Paul O'Neill, Luke Oxley, Douglas Park, Mark Pawson, Mark Pearson, Gail Pickering, John Russell, Hideyuki Sawayanagi, Lindsay Seers, Tai Shani, Bob & Roberta Smith, Mark Titchner, Mayling To, Markus Vater, Stella Vine, Jessica Voorsanger, Joe Walsh, Martin Westwood, Annie Whiles, Jen Wu, O Zhang
Metropolis Rise : New Art from London
198pp, 132 colour, 68 b/w, 27 x 20cm, softback, ed 1000
Chinese and English
Normal price £14.95 + pp
Publisher: Article Press. Distributed by Central Books.
Available for a special price of £10 during the launch.
Available from: firstname.lastname@example.org using UK cheque or PayPal
Also available as of 25.07.06 from Central Books: www.centralbooks.com
More information at www.metropolis-rise.co.uk & www.tempcontemp.co.uk
3.6.06 Next Thursday, the McCarricks will be performing “Music From the Third Floor”,
featuring their own live soundtrack to Blood and Xerox at The Horse Hospital:
“Music From the Third Floor”
LIVE IN THE CHAMBER!!!
*Thursday June 8th 7.30pm*
Dark, evocative, compelling, unsettling, yet strangely beautiful & hypnotic, the
new audio-visual performance from The McCarricks. Performed by cellist Martin
McCarrick (This Mortal Coil, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Therapy) & violinist
Kimberlee McCarrick, & with influence ranging from Shostakovich to the Aphex
Twin, this special performance combines their dark & evocative music with
specially made, stunning visual imagery. It’s art-meets-music - unique &
personal. The McCarricks perform 'Music from The Third Floor' to films by PG
Logo, Miki Takahashi, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Jo Ueno, Diana and Archie Bennett,
alongside the UK premiere of:
Burke Roberts (2006), 15mins
An extraordinary short film about social injustice & urban collapse from
legendary Los Angeles-based writer/director, Burke Roberts.
31.5.06 S1/Salon's Eurythmy program, featuring Kustom Kar Inferno, will be screening at FACT, Liverpool tonight:
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Sarah Baker (London) A Portrait of Bill May 2004 7’ 12” In the late eighties Sarah Baker and Bill May competed as synchronised swimmers in national US contests. May has been the United States National Champion in all synchronized swimming events since 1999 but remains unrecognized by an Olympic Committee that excludes male competitors.
Katy Dove (Glasgow) Luna 2004 2’40” and You 2003 5’ Katy Dove's kaleidoscopic compositions are a combination of the handmade and the digital combining sound and image in a kind of synaesthesia. Processes of automatic drawing suggest an affinity with free association in psychoanalytic practice as Dove employs visual and audio representation to articulate an idea, emotion or perception.
Pil & Galia Kollectiv (London) Kustom Kar Inferno 2004 4’ 45” A cast of cut-out fire-breathing motor cars perform strange rituals of terror, worship and ignition.
Diego Lama (Lima) Schizo Uncopyrighted 2004 5’ 50” The shower scene from Gus Van Sant’s 2000 re-make of Hitchcock’s Psycho is played in tandem with the original highlighting a slavish attention-to-detail in retelling cinema legend.
Dominic Redfern (Brunswick East) Roller 2004 3’ 30” A banal accident appears to be looped, reversed and restored by its own kinetic force in technology’s own daydream.
Volker Schreiner (Hanover) Counter 2004 5’ 58” Schreiner has clipped numerals from footage of taxi meters, buses, hotel doors, sports shirts, telephones and dialogue to compile a countdown in film.
Jason Pidd (London) Darkroom 2003 10’ 29” A split-screen treatment of unedited multi-cam television footage from the television show Masterchef . Unexpected and occasionally absurd relationships appear to surface in the jury as Alistair Little, Loyd Grossman and Anneka Rice discuss soufflé.
Stuart Gurden (Glasgow) eye-may-mah 2003 9’ 15” An apocryphal tale about Brian Wilson’s 1970’s visit to Iceland. A journey to an extinct volcano reputed to contain traces of Wilson’s visit is interlaced with scientific research into the workings of LSD on the human mind and an account of Wilson’s brief meeting with the Maharishi Yogi who gave him the mantra “eye-may-mah”.
Kevin Heavey (London) CloudR 2003 3’ 56” A series of candy-coloured explosions erupt leaving an industrial skyline intact. Aircraft and birds leave a trail of confetti animation in their path. Charlton Heston narrates an audio-guide to Friedrich Nietzsche accompanied by soft rock muzak.
Steven Ball (London) Sevenths Synthesis 2001 6’ 20“ Animated abstracted synthetic sound-to-image/image-to-sound digital materialist parsing experiments collide with trad pagan Beltane folk dance remixed Seven Step Polka in fragmentary, fractured and fast digital scratch mix. A hybrid of materialist and spatial exploration.
Morten Larsen (Aarhus) Foxie Cutting Birthday Cake 2003 17’ Real-time footage, internet images, animation and Amiga software with 8-bit sound are collaged and strung together in five scenes with an astral web of yarn.
Francis Gomila (Newcastle Upon Tyne) Animal Stories 2004 14’ 20” “When you wake up in the middle of the night and your husband’s not there… the barn is rather close to the house… a wife usually knows”. Gomila’s sleuth study on zoophilia dubs stock imagery of domestic animals with four intimate accounts from a television documentary.
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to buy tickets please call 0151 7074450 or go to http://www.fact.co.uk
1.5.06 New Kollectiv curatorial project:
Modern Lovers, a survey of contemporary art practices in dialogue with Modernism, opens at Three Colts Gallery, Greenheath Business Centre, Three Colts Lane, Bethnal Green E2 6JB (nearest tube: Bethnal Green , buses: 254, 106, 388, 8, D6) on May 12 - Jun 4, Fri-Sun 12-6. The Private View is on May 11, 18:00 - 21:00, and there will be a live performance by sala-manca on May 26th, 19:00. Modern Lovers is accompanied by a catalogue (14.80 cm x 14.80 cm) including essays by Avi Pitchon, the sala-manca group and the curators (£5 + p&p, available from email@example.com).
A discussion panel about the exhibition themes, as well as the catalogue launch, will take place at Goldsmiths College on the 27th of May, chaired by Dr. Suhail Malik (Senior Lecturer & Course Leader Postgraduate Fine Art Critical Studies at Goldsmiths College) and with the participation of Tom Morton (curator, Cubitt Gallery, and regular contributor to Frieze magazine), Sirko Knüpfer (artist), sala-manca (artist group), Dr. Amanda Beech (artist, curator and senior lecturer at the Wimbledon School of Art), Matthew Poole (course director of MA Gallery Studies, dept. of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex). For details and to book places email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featuring work by: Florian Balze, Bernd Behr, Claire Hooper, Jacob Dahl Jürgensen, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Lapinu, David Mabb, Goshka Macuga, David Maljkovic, Gail Pickering, planningtorock and sala-manca
We will also be showing new film The Future for Less, which is included in Modern Lovers and features an original soundtrack by Les Georges Leningrad, atThe Researchers is an exhibition featuring work completed as part of the Cocheme Fellowship at The Byam Shaw School of Art, opening on the 4th of May at 18:00.
27.4.06 Late notice, but we are in this show which opens tomorrow, featuring Europe After the Rain and Jelly-Bikers from Hell:
Private View Friday April 28th 2006 6.30 until late
April 29th - May 21st 2006
open Friday-Sunday 12-6pm
Curated by Richard Priestley
Sarah Baker, Sam Basu, G-BRECHT, Sean Dawson, Stewart Gough, Dave Hemmings,
Saron Hughes, Chris Jones, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Peter Liversidge, Ian
Monroe, Steve Setford, Dylan Shipton, DJ Simpson, Richard Woods
Slider is another off-site Cell Project utilising a factory building Cell
has acquired a long-term lease on in Hackney Wick and is gradually
converting into workspace for visual artists. The exhibition will take place
over a 5000 square foot section of the building, already divided into nine
large spaces which have pristine white walls, but old factory floors and
ceiling which create a striking contrast between the old and the new,
metaphorical of the buildings conversion from manufacturing to studios,
which is what the spaces will eventually become, and the areas redevelopment
from industrial to Olympic village.
A Slider is a slang term given by experienced mountaineers, back-country
snowboarders, skiers and ice-climbers, for an avalanche. Based upon personal
experience of the moment an avalanche begins, with a loud crack, and an
instantaneous and dramatic shift of the landscape, the curator applies the
term to an exhibition of dramatic and large scale works and installations by
artists on the border of an area now earmarked for radical development for
the London 2012 Olympics. The unique nature of this exhibition, as a
one-time project, challenges preconceptions of how and where contemporary
work might be viewed.
The concept and title for the show deal with dramatic change - in this case,
the 'avalanche' of redevelopment will redefine the locations landscape.
Scale is also implied within the term Slider, and artists invited to
participate will draw focus to human scale by exhibiting large, or small
scale works which affect the viewer by expanding or retracting their own
sense of scale in comparison with the work.
Many of the artists included will make new pieces that expand their own
dialogue through the use of scale and there is an intent to encourage large
scale and ambitious works from artists who have never before had the
opportunity to showcase at this scale.
The Wallis Road building will continue to expand over the next 12 months to
become Cells major studio location, with long leases unaffected by the
compulsory purchase Olympic zone development, the site offers long term
security to the areas artists, who will benefit from the increased transport
links and focus placed upon the area.
All rooms used for the exhibition will be available as studios after the
show ends. Interested parties should register their interest by sending a cv
and description of practice to email@example.com and see website for details
22/03/06 Metropolis Rise is a contemporary survey of UK art in China, curated by Anthony Gross and Jen Wu of temporarycontemporary. The exhibition, which includes The Future for Less, will take place 13 - 23 April 2006 at Moganshan Art Village, Shanghai, and then 1 - 21 May 2006 at DIAF 06, 798 Space Beijing. More details here.
Also, Kustom Kar Inferno will be screened in Liverpool at Fact, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L14DQ, as part of S1/Salon's Eurythmy program on the 31st of May.
01/03/06 Kollectiv animations will be on display at the Animation Videotheque at Site gallery in Shefield from the 11th of March till the 29th of April.
21/01/06 Little Private Governments 20 February 2006 - 25 March 2006
Little Private Governments is a group exhibition of painting, drawing, sculpture, and video works by six international contemporary artists. The exhibition showcases the work of emerging artists, Amanda Beech, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, and Roman Vasseur alongside establishd figures Jake & Dinos Chapman, Jenny Holtzer, and Martin Kippenberger.
Curated by Amanda Beech & Matthew Poole
"Murder as a Fine Art (the Ritualised Death of the International Mural Artist)", 2005, by Roman Vasseur
date(s): 20 February 2006 - 25 March 2006
press release and poster here.
DJ set at Hugo's Speaker Palace, 14 Andre St, London E8 (near Hackney Downs station) on the 18th of February:
Brainlove Records presents
NAPOLEON vs CHURCHILL (and other tall tales):
A night of solo performances
Put a note on the back of your hand. Stick a pin in your calendar.
Set the alarm on your phone. Put a post it note on the fridge.
Or whatever it is you do. On February 18th, there is very special event in London's picturesque Dalston, at Hugo's Speaker Palace - a buried gem of a venue, tucked away on the first floor of a creaky black building off a cobble-stoned alleyway by the rattling elevated train line in darkest Hackney. It is an Aladdin's cave of fairy lights and hypnotic projections, walls lined with speakers and a stage made out of ancient pool tables... and the very best solo performers from all around the country will be inhabiting it, for one night only.
Napoleon IIIrd is a man from far in the foggy north, his backing track hissing from an old tape machine; he plays a new kind of special pop music that sounds like it's been gliding above the pink dawn cloudscape then fallen to earth like a raindrop and popped on your eardrum.
Vicki Churchill is a multi-disciplinary audio-visual performer from deepest london, who looks like an angel but sings like a breathy devil. Those of you who spot indie trains might know her from as Japanese Intelligence Mind Control or Sweetie, and as an ex-Schla La La.
Imagine Tim Ten Yen playing from the corner stage in a busy Tokyo casino, a sharp-suited crooner busting sat-down dance moves with his sinister cat, breaking the hearts of those lucky souls who wander past the speakers with his home made Yamaha ballads.
Pagan Wanderer Lu is a sociological investigator from the rainy lands far to the north west, who presents his findings in the medium of lo-fi pop with a pile of plastic instruments gleaned from the dusty shelves of charity shops and the jumble boxes of restless car-boot searches.
And finally, London's premier Israeli electro-intelligentsia couple Pil & Galia Kollectiv will be dusting down their formidable collection of rare and beautiful records for your late night delectation.
How could you miss it?
Hugo's Speaker Palace, E8
DJs till late
News from 2005 is archived here.