I’m currently working on a new outdoor solar powered sound installation to be sited in Highfields Park, Nottingham in Sept-Oct, 2013. Here are some photos of the test rig and the proposed site.
Terry Flaxton and I have recently conducted an interview with video pioneer and counter-cultural visionary John “Hoppy” Hopkins. Click on this link to view.
On Feb 28th, I met with Alan Summers to discuss the next stage in the development of the In Darwin’s Garden project. Alan has produced a preliminary augmented reality (AR) visualisation of the mulberry tree that can be viewed using smart phones or ipads using the “Junaio” application.
I have posted the text of an interview I made with pioneering Japanese video artist and experimental film-maker Takahiko Iimura in 2010, first published in The Moving Image Review and Journal, (MIRAJ) Vol 1, Issue 2. Intellect Books, London, 2012.
Takahiko recently participated in “Digital Aesthetic 3″ (Oct-Dec 2012), an exhibition and symposium I curated in collaboration with the Harris Museum, Preston. See the Digital Aesthetic 3 web site for more info.
During my visit to New York last week I did an interview with Andrew Haik Demirjian for “Art on Air” at the Clocktower Gallery. We talked about the forthcoming new edition of my book and other recent projects. The interview will be broadcast later in the year to coincide with the publication of the book.
The 2nd Edition of my book “A History of Video Art” will be published by Bloomsbury later this year. I have been working on a new updated and extended text and the new edition will be produced in a larger format with additional images. The book will be available in both paperback and hardback and the cover design will feature Peter Campus’ seminal videotape “Three Transitions” (1973).
Alan Summers, who is collaborating with me on this site-specific project at Charles Darwin’s home at Down House in Kent, has recently produced a new series of visualisations which will be published as part of a forthcoming Leonardo publication. The feature will include an on-line interview by Vince Dzieken with myself, Alan and Rowan Blaik, head gardener at Down House.
The University of Central Lancashire has released a short film to coincide with this event, which has been posted on Youtube and can be viewed by clicking on this link.
The Digital Aesthetic 3, 2012 Conference and Exhibitions at the Harris Museum and the PR1 Gallery in Preston opened on Friday, Oct 5th. We celebrated with a wonderful dinner at Heathcotes Brasserie on the Friday evening. Artists at this table include Mary Lucier, Peter Campus, Kathleen Graves, Paul Harrison and Terry Flaxton. There are more images of the dinner on my facebook page.
I have posted the transcript of an interview I made with Sei Kazama and Hatsune Ohtsu during my visit to Tokyo in 2010. Click this link to view the text.