Friday, May 29, 2009

The Centre Of The Universe

Private View on Friday 29 May 2009 - 6pm-9pm
(The Car Park end of) Abbot St
London E8

Curated by Catherine Borra, artists featured in “The Bunker” include Jenny Moore-Koslowsky, Justin Gainan and Pim Conradi. This is Conradi’s first public exhibition, despite the fact that he’s in his sixties. The artist, who lives in an art squat in Peckham, makes Buckminster Fuller-esque geometrical structures out of found materials.

The Bunker is propelled by the search for different spaces and modes of operation. Pushing expectations for the future forward, we can trigger the motor of history to act, evolve and motion.

The Centre of the Universe is a nomadic art space run by Catherine Borra, Nina Trivedi, Olivia Hegarty, Gedvile Bunikyte, Jordan Hunt & Matthew Stone. They organise art exhibitions and events in spaces accessed for free.

Not quite an exhibition, but a deep challenge to an environment. In an abandoned and unidentified post-war bunker, spreading out underneath Dalston, East London, this show is a response to the space it inhabits and to the history it recalls.

(The environment is very damp. Please wear appropriate shoes.)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Invisible Means Of Support

PGDip Fine Art Show
23 – 25 May 10am – 4pm & 26 May 10am – 6pm
Venue: Club Row
Rochelle School
Arnold Circus
London E2 7ES
Tube: Old Street

The Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design is an intensive studio-based taught course in visual art practice. It challenges students to re-evaluate their work and explore a wide variety of materials, methodologies and approaches.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Zineb Sedira - Currents of Time

Currents of Time: New Work by Zineb Sedira
Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA
21 May – 25 Jul 2009

Floating Coffins was filmed on the little known but beautiful coastline of Mauritania, a bird watcher's paradise. It is also where the world's shipping is beached and broken up, drawing parallels with another of the region's characteristics - the habour city of Nouadhibou, which has become a point of departure for African migrants trying to reach Europe.

This unique phenomenon on the Saharan shores represents both a hazard to shipping and an ecological threat. Also the sea becomes a space of ‘decline' and an inactive landscape where lifeless ships and human bodies can be found rejected by the sea.

Acclaimed international artist Zineb Sedira is also showing new photographic and light box works to accompany Floating Coffins at Rivington Place.

The installation is presented on a complex arrangement of 14 screens with layered sound compiled by Mikhail Karikis. The work lingers with surreal ease on figures removing scrap, birds arriving, and the extraordinary landscape where desert, sea and man's struggle to survive, all combine.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sasha Grey - The Girlfriend Experience

"The movie is about transactions. It sounds cold or clinical to say this, but I think that's what life is. Life is just a series of transactions. We all want something, whether it's emotional or monetary. Even if you're someone who says, 'I want to sit here and just be left alone.' You are going to have to negotiate on some level just to achieve that."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Cell Project Space - Look! No Hands

Cell Project Space & Studio Headquarters
258 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9DA
1st May- 14th June 2009

the apparatus are still running
Athanasios Argianas • Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth • Simon Faithful

Works about performance made for the camera's moving image or audio equipment's sound. This exhibition explores how performance can be mediated by film and will attempt to question what constitutes a performance and how a film or recording of this can reach beyond documentary practice. Athanasios Argianas has been preoccupied with the possibilities and limitations of transferring the structure of language.
Elements of one language are separated and used to form the base for another.

Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth present documentation of their performances and interventions. The artists often use light as a medium and a subject, working with projected video and lighting apparatus to produce illusionistic or theatrical results.
Simon Faithfull’s ideas can be described as an ongoing investigation into the incomprehensible scale of the earth as an object. Faithfull will exhibit an early video piece, ‘Going Nowhere’ 1996, a pivotal work which prefigures camera experiments such as '30Km' 2003 or interventions such as 'Shy Fountain’ - a fountain that only exists when no-one is there'

Monday, May 11, 2009

East Village Boys - Contribute

East Village Boys is an online magazine based in New York City that specialises in showcasing intimate portraiture as well as interviews with a variety of people.

"If you get what we are doing and would like to contribute to the site we welcome new contributor submissions and ideas. We accept any format: video, audio, images, text, but we would prefer them digitally. Please send examples of your work or your ideas to EDITOR@EASTVILLAGEBOYS.COM."

Friday, May 8, 2009

HOUSE - Brighton
The Regency Town House, The Permanent Gallery, Clifton Street, Grey Area, Lighthouse, Phoenix Studios, Wellington House.
2nd - 25th May 2009

Where Open Houses transform homes into galleries, HOUSE inverts this concept, bringing the ‘domestic’ into local small galleries and art spaces. HOUSE includes six curated projects - featuring special commissions, outsider art and a home cinema - that draw on different artists’ interpretations of this theme.

Phoenix Brighton hosts visits to the studios of six Phoenix artists. These artist-led tours will introduce visitors to nationally and internationally acclaimed artists who work in the city, but rarely exhibit here. The tours provide a wonderful opportunity for informal discussion with the artists.

The final element links HOUSE and the Artists Open Houses festival. Selectors’ Choice, upstairs at The Regency Town House, showcases work by artists exhibiting in the Open Houses. The exhibition mixes accomplished, dynamic and thought provoking work in a stunning gallery space.

HOUSE brings a rich mix of diverse and innovative new work to the Brighton festival season. It might lead you to you think again about the simple domestic space.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Semiconductor - Brilliant Noise

Brilliant Noise from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

Brilliant Noise takes us into the data vaults of solar astronomy. After sifting through hundreds of thousands of computer files, made accessible via open access archives, Semiconductor have brought together some of the sun's finest unseen moments. These images have been kept in their most raw form, revealing the energetic particles and solar wind as a rain of white noise. This grainy black and white quality is routinely cleaned up by NASA, hiding the processes and mechanics in action behind the capturing procedure. Most of the imagery has been collected as single snapshots containing additional information, by satellites orbiting the Earth. They are then reorganised into their spectral groups to create time-lapse sequences. The soundtrack highlights the hidden forces at play upon the solar surface, by directly translating areas of intensity within the image brightness into layers of audio manipulation and radio frequencies.