Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, November 19, 2012
I've just finished installing a new piece called Ingress/Egress @ the Richmond Art Gallery. The exhibition is called Temporary Assignment and it's up from November 19th - 30th, only a short run, but there will be a closing reception on Friday, November 30th from 7-9 PM and you're invited! After 20 years the gallery is re-surfacing their walls, so they've invited 10 artists to create work that goes right onto or in my case, right into the gallery wall. There's some really interesting work in the show, so I hope you get a chance to drop by. Here's the gallery's website for details about getting there: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/
And here's some background on my piece from the official statement:
Ingress/Egress explores notions of affect and agency and the roles that language, technology and architecture play in determining identity and defining the limitations or expectations of body and self.
Each tableau can be read as an entry point or an exit, a virtual portal to explore or escape the public dialogues, private monologues and ambient textual noises that envelop our bodies and inform or intrude upon our innermost self.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Hey All, The Process, another video from the Acts of Domestic Terror series is being screened this Friday, November 9th @ VIVO Media arts centre, 1965 Main Street, Vancouver. I'm very happy to be included in the program of In Media Res, curated by The Automatic Message, especially as this will be the very first public screening of the video. It all starts @ 8:30 PM and goes til 1 AM, not sure what time my piece will be on, but if you can make it down it'd be great to see you and I'd love to hear what you think.
Monday, September 17, 2012
' Food is Power, we use it to change behaviour '. That's the opening line from Terminator, a short new video piece that's going to be making it's debut this September, at screenings in the UK, as part of One Minute Volume 6, curated by Kerry Baldry.
On the 27th it'll be at the Horse Hospital in London in the autumn programme of the London Underground Film Sessions http://www.thehorsehospital.com/now/london-underground-film-sessions-autumn/and on the 30th, it will be screened (via pedal powered cinema) in Alexandra Park in Manchester, as part of an event called One Day Wonder(ment). On October 25th, Aid & Abet in Cambridge will screen it as part of an event called Dark Hours/ Fixed Space and then on November 24th, it will be appearing @ The Museum of Club Culture in Hull.
The video is part of a longer series called Acts of Domestic Terror, which explores issues surrounding food sovereignty, radical gardening and DIY politics. In Terminator, a mysterious figure called 'The Activist' performs a number of Situationist inspired back yard interventions designed to provoke resistance against 'Terminator Seed Technology' and promote the global battle to maintain biodiversity.
I'm very excited that the piece is going to be premiering in the UK with it's long history of horticountercultural politics and I'm busy working on completing the rest of the series, which I hope to show more of soon! If you're in the neighbourhood for either screening and have a chance to have a look, I'd love to hear what you think.