Preview/Opening 6:00-8:30 PM, 14/02/20
The Benham Gallery,
Cuckoo Farm Studios
Boxted Road, Essex
I will be exhibiting four new sculpture/installations at the Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester CO4 5HH.
The exhibition will run from Feb 14th to Feb 20th, Gallery open 10AM to 5PM daily.
The preview will be on Friday, Feb 14th from 6:30-8:30 PM.
I will be making a presentation about my work as an artist, writer and curator as part of “Songs of Experience” at the Istanbul Experimental Film Festival at Soho House, Istanbul @ 5:30 on Nov 14th.
This recently completed sculptural sound piece is entitled “The Sound of One Wheel Spinning (After Duchamp)”. Over the past year I have been developing ideas for new works which are more purely sculptural, although still constructed from familiar domestic objects. This work makes a clear and direct reference to Marcel Duchamp’s famous Bicycle Wheel “readymade”, replacing the physical action required to rotate the wheel with a motorised control, whilst also adding a sonic element. Two children’s toy “exhaust systems” have been attached, so that the silent operation of the Duchampian wheel is now a thunderous roar.
I will be making a presentation about the background and relaunch of the EDAU Film and Video Artists’ Study Collection on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Video Vortex 12, Spazju Kreattiv,Valletta.
I am pleased to announce that the Film and Video Artists’ Study Collection, formerly located in the Electronic and Digital Arts Unit (EDAU) at the University of Central Lancashire has recently been transferred to the Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences at the University of Malta in Valletta.
Once it has been catalogued and restored, it will once again be made accessible for scholarly research.
I have been developing a new version of my gallery installation “Blue Sky Thinking”, one of four new works which will be exhibited at the Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge during March 2019.
On October 4th I climbed the series of four chain routes to reach the summit of Mt Ishizuchi in Ehime Prefecture, Japan recording the sounds and images of my ascent with a 360 degree video camera. The panoramic images and sounds of the mountain landscape I have recorded will be used to develop an immersive video and sound installation which reflects my fascination with the cross-fertilization of Eastern and Western aesthetic sensibilities, both for the landscape and its tradition in art and for the intersections between nature and technology, which has been a major theme in my work for many years. The completed installation will premiere during March 2019 as part of my forthcoming solo show “The Sky is For All” at the Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge.