Friday, September 25, 2009

Taxed:24 Hour Interview Snickers

A Foundation Liverpool
67 Greenland Street
Liverpool L1 OBY

Midday 24th September - Midday 25th September.

A none stop 24 hour programme interviewing many artists, curators, musician and insomniacs, creating a portrait of the city over one day.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

White Columns - Registered

White Columns
320 West 13th Street
(Enter on Horatio Street, between Hudson
and 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10014

Elena Bajo, Margarida Correia, Gregg Evans, Claudia Weber.
Curated by Ryan Evans and Amie Scally

White Columns is proud to present “Registered”, an exhibition featuring the work of four artists selected from White Columns’ online Curated Artist Registry.

Accessed via our website, the Curated Artist Registry is an online navigable database of over 600 artists who are not affiliated with a New York City gallery.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Denk Mal

A Foundation London
Rochelle School & Club Row
Arnold Circus
London E2 7ES

Until Sunday 20 September 2009, 10-6pm
MA fashion & Design Enterprise, Graduation Exhibition, Class of Zowie Broach and Anna-Nicole Ziesche, University of Westminster.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Suki Chan - Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk

Free to Air: Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk Suki Chan
Thursday 10 September - Saturday 12 September 2009, 7.30 - 9pm

Chan's multi-screen moving image installation explores ideas surrounding freedom of speech and expression in an impressionistic study of London's diverse and ever changing population.

Commissioned and presented by Film and Video Umbrella in collaboration with A Foundation and 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning and funded, as part of 'Free to Air', by London Councils.

"The latest video work from Hong Kong-born, Manchester-based artist Suki Chan sees the hotly-tipped installation dreamer turn her attentions to London for a twin-screen impressionistic portrait of the city, weaving across the capital at twilight.

A contemplative, hazy tumble through security guards, graffiti artists, commuters and economists, this sleepwalk shifts from the subversive and aspirational to everyday monotony and mundanity, from travellers slumbering on buses to businessmen and groups of skaters."

Off Street

11 September - 4 October 2009

Site specific works by Spanish artists: Elena Bajo, Jacobo Castellano, Josechu Davila, Democracia, Maider Lopez, PSJM and Avelino Sala, curated by Blanca de la Torre.

Seven artists with radical strategies for engaging with urban spaces present works specially concieved for A Foundation London including a live performance on the bandstand of Arnold Circus.

Supported by Arts Council England, Matadero Madrid and SEACEX.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ben Rivers - A World Rattled of Habit

4th september - 17 october 2009

A Foundation Liverpool
67 Greenland Street
Liverpool L1 OBY

We are pleased to announce an exhibition by artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers’ in the Furnace gallery at A Foundation, Liverpool.
Ben Rivers’ work often explores mankind’s relationship with the wilderness, and with ways of hermetic world-making. Primarily shot on black and white 16mm film, his works are difficult to place in a specific time, depicting lives lived at the edges of society, or imagined landscapes populated with the soundtracks of old films and cinematic trickery.

The exhibition at A Foundation will present many of Rivers’ existing works including the acclaimed Ah, Liberty!, winner of the Tiger Award at Rotterdam Film Festival, and This is My Land, a portrait of Jake Williams, who lives alone in the forests of Aberdeenshire separate from society and with a unique perspective on time – he creates hedges by putting up bird feeders, allowing the birds’ droppings to germinate and grow.

Rivers’ films and models will be shown throughout the space using the Furnace’s architecture and creating unique spaces for screening. The exhibition will also include a new suite of etchings produced especially for this exhibition.
Ben Rivers was included in ICA’s Nought To Sixty programme and has forthcoming screenings and exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.

photos by Julia Waugh.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nick Crowe – The Reporters of the BBC Website

Nick Crowe

The Reporters of the BBC Website

In late 2002 the BBC News website underwent a subtle redesign. Nothing radical was changed – only some headings and the positions of a few logos. During this period, however, the BBC also started to introduce a new element into its pages – a few journalists started to appear as thumbnail portraits.

This tactic has been common in print media for some time – the inclusion of a small picture of the author to locate the text within the experience and opinion of a real human being. However, their function in a website differs from their function in the colour supplement of a magazine – they partake of the fluidity of the medium, their pictorial information starts to merge with the image of the news to be conveyed.
The originally very small images are built out of a CLUT (Colour Look-Up Table) consisting of exactly 122 single colours. For the book, the images from the Internet have been enlarged by 600%. This reduces their colour range, so that the pictures look pixelated, giving the impression of a digital source in the book itself, even once transferred to print.

Nick Crowe has been dealing with mechanisms of information transfer in the Internet for many years. The Reporters of the BBC Web Site is a further investigation of these medial strategies.