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The Nijinsky Project – Faun by Jane Bustin

In Art Night, Art NIght London, Dancer, Film, Gryn, Isaac Gryn, Jane Bustin, John Snijders, London, Marriot, Nijinsky, Poppy Bowers, Uncategorized, Video on 16/10/2018 at 2:33 pm
The Nijinsky project – installation assemblage pieces:
1933 bio Nijinsky by Romona Nijinsky, cloth, acrylic, porcelain, wood, steel
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Romola’s love

work by Jane Bustin

Relentless Hatred

work by Jane Bustin

Dark Moods

work by Jane Bustin

Hothouse plants

photo 1

Misfortunes

The Nijinsky project – Faun

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Premiered for Artnight London 2018 at London County Hall, Southbank London

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Jane Bustin
Isaac Gryn 
John Snijders
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Installation and performance – Vimeo 
Highlights – Vimeo
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Duration:
13 minutes.
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Introduction by Poppy Bowers
In 1912, Ballet Russes premiered L’Après-midi d’un Faune at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Eschewing lyrical movement in favour of geometric shapes, its avant-garde choreography and sexually explicit content divided audiences, prompting both outrage and awe. The performance, now regarded as the first modernist ballet, was choreographed and performed by Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950), senior dancer of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, and also his lover.
An iconic dancer, Nijinsky was experimental in his combination of great technical skill with deep, sensual expression. Over recent years, the artist Jane Bustin has made work in response to Nijinsky’s extraordinary formal experimentation. Like Nijinsky, Bustin is concerned with locating emotion within the restrained forms of geometric abstraction. Her pared-down paintings juxtapose panels of oil paint alongside tactile media such as porcelain, silk, copper or latex, to give sensory understanding to historical subject matter.
Faun is a new collaborative work that pays homage to Nijinsky’s tumultuous life. The work comprises of three parts; six table-mounted assemblages made by Bustin, a musical score by composer John Snijders and a balletic performance by the young dancer Isaac Gryn. The table works create a conceptual and spatial framework for the performative components, taking as its starting point a published book of Nijinsky’s life.
Following his ascendency as one who heralded the era of modern ballet, Nijinsky met misfortune. Having secretly married a young dancer, Romola, a furious Diaghilev subsequently expelled him from the Ballet Russes. Failing to recover from the artistic and financial loss of Diaghilev’s patronage, Nijinsky was forced to abandon dance. Suffering from psychosis he spent his remaining years residing in and out of asylums, until his death in Surrey, England. The account of his success and decline is recited in Nijinsky’s biography written by Romola and published in 1933, a single copy of which forms the centrepiece of each table assemblage.
Each book is accompanied by monochrome panels of various media including cloth, porcelain, paint and wood, the fragility of which point to emotionally-sensitive moments in Nijinsky’s life. From tallest to shortest, the tables take the following titles from a chance finding of a 1933 newspaper review that chart Nijinsky’s psychological trauma; Hothouse Plants, Relentless Hatred, Dark Moods, Misfortunes, “I am an Artist” and Romola’s Love. Typical of Bustin’s work, the proportions of the tables relate to the scale of the human body. Here, the table heights correspond to particular ballet movements measured from the young male dancer’s body, who is the artist’s son.
John Snijder’s musical score, titled Afternoon, was created specifically for this project. It reworks the piano piece of the original orchestral work for L’Après-midi d’un Faune composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918), employing chance operations to unravel its structural order. Developed in dialogue between Bustin and Gryn, with support from Matthew Paluch and Dance Research Studio, a 13-minute dance, made in response to the music, is performed within the parameters of the tables. Combining symmetrical formations with lessening control, Gryn’s movements mirror the untangled composure of the accompanying piano, revealing an intimacy of inner tenderness and anxiety, rather than athletic display.
Contrasting sculptural materials with a temporal performative presence, Faun grapples with the troubled pursuit for artistic perfection and speaks of the psychological vulnerability that is bound up in such ambition.
Poppy Bowers, Exhibitions Curator at the Whitworth, The University of Manchester
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John Snijders ‘Afternoon’ 2018
The composition “Afternoon” was created especially for the Nijinsky Project – Faun. I took, as base material, the piano reduction made by Leonard Borwick in 1914 of the orchestral work “Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un Faune”, composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918) in 1894. For “Afternoon” I have divided the piece into twelve sections, and chose one or two representative bars from each section. These bars were paired so that the piece now contains six structural parts, which do not always follow the original’s chronology. The order of the bars, repeated over and over again, was determined using chance operations. Arriving at a final basic structure, more chance operations were used to determine, bar by bar, if, and if yes, how many notes would be altered, going either up or down in pitch, but not altering the rhythm of the bars. This results in the material remaining recognisable, but slowly deteriorating and getting out of focus until the start of the next section, where the process will start all over again. The six parts relate to the six tables with Jane’s artworks, and the musical process mirrors Nijinsky’s slow descent into developing a more and more distorted mind.
John Snijders, Artistic Director of the Ives Ensemble, Associate Professor in Music Performance at Durham University.
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Jane Bustin, artist, lives and works in London and is represented by:
Copperfield London.
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Fox Jensen Sydney & Fox Jensen McCrory Auckland
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Rebel Souls – A Trailer

In Art Fair, Art Rio, ArtRio, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Max Reinhardt, MIRA, Rebel Souls, Sound, Uncategorized, Video, Video Art on 26/09/2018 at 2:51 am

 

Rebel souls image

Rebel Souls

curated by David Gryn & Max Reinhardt

MIRA at Art Rio, 26-30 September 2018

TRAILER https://vimeo.com/291832957

Rebel Souls is the artists video and sound program for MIRA at Art Rio, curated by David Gryn, Daata Editions with sonic accompaniment from Max Reinhardt, musician, DJ and presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction.

Rebel Souls used as its artwork selection inspiration – artworks, sounds and ideas that emanated from the rebellious and radical zones of the 1970’s – from the discordant sounds and vision of the Female Punk Artists and the rhythms, anthems and spirit of Tropicalia. Like previous projects in Moscow, Miami and London, the Gryn and Reinhardt collaboration takes the form of an artist’s moving image curated compilation, using the music and sound within the artworks as a catalyst for developing a soundscape filled with music and sonic interventions that reflects on the selected artist video program.

http://artrio.art.br/mira

Artists: Adriano Motto, Alison O’Daniel, Anna Costa e Silva, Annie Bielski, Ayrson Heráclito, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, BasicaTV, Dora Longo Bahia, Felipe Cama, Fernando Velazquez, Gabriela Mureb, Gina Birch, Guy Oliver, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Igor Vidor, Kim Gordon, Kota Ezawa, Jeremy Couillard, Laleh Khorramian, Lenora de Barros, Maria Laet, Matt Stokes, Puck Verkade, Rä di Martino, Rosie Carr, Rosie McGinn, Thiago Martins de Melo, Thora Dolven Balke, Tin Ojeda, Tromarama, X Ray Spex

Galleries include: 303 Gallery, A Gentil Carioca / Galeria Marilia Razuk, Anita Schwartz Galeria / Millan, Cavalo, Central Galeria, Copperfield London, Daata Editions, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Edouard Malingue, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Movimento, Kate MacGarry, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, September Gallery, Shulamit Nazarian, Galeria Superfície, UV, Vermelho, Workplace Gallery, yours mine & ours, Zipper.

Trailer/&sound by Jacob Gryn​
Image: Jeremy Couillard
http://daata-editions.com

Tin Ojeda – New Age Let Down – a Daata Editions New Release

In 303, Art Rio, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Max Reinhardt, New Age Let Down, Rebel Souls, Surf, Surfing, Tin Ojeda, Uncategorized on 17/09/2018 at 5:16 pm

newageletdown

Tin Ojeda

New Age Let Down

Daata Editions

http://daata-editions.com

Coming Soon … released online on 26 Sept via Daata Editions and screening at Art Rio 26-30 Sept.

New York-based artist/experimental filmmaker Tin Ojeda’s new series for Daata Editions ‘New Age Let Down’ is a montage of images in both colour and monochrome displayed against an eclectic soundtrack of improvisational jazz, rock and dissonant noise. Inspired by his ongoing fascination with a vintage 1970s film-making, Ojeda captures the scenery in a grainy texture characteristic to his films which lends them an almost nostalgic feel, while reflecting his interest in the world’s social and political situations. The jazz / punk in the background enhances the almost physical effect the films have on the viewer.

Tin Ojeda was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1982. He studied at the University Of Bellas Artes in Argentina before moving to the United States in 2000. Ojeda’s films such as ‘Daughter’ ‘Kook Paradise’ and ‘Expencive Porno Movie’ resonated with the surfer community, and in 2017 ‘Free Jazz Vein’ brought Ojeda to the mainstream attention when it was screened at Art Basel Miami. The film also earned him the Argentinian a SURFER Award nomination for Movie of the Year. Ojeda is also the founder of a clothing brand D/M Art – Drug Money Art.

Release of these works will take place in conjunction with Daata Editions at Art Rio and in Rebel Souls, curated by David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions.

https://daata-editions.com/art/video/17-new-age-let-down

The Afterlife Will Have Everything – EXPO Sound 2018

In Chicago, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Expo Chicago, Expo Sound, Sound, Uncategorized on 15/09/2018 at 10:47 pm

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EXPO SOUND

The Afterlife Will Have Everything

CURATED BY SASKIA HUBERT FOR DAATA EDITIONS

TRAILER

Installed on the /Dialogues Stage within the exposition hall, the EXPO Sound program features a curated election of works by Daata Editions (https://daata-editions.com)—an online platform for the sale of commissioned artist video, sound, and web art editions—launching new artworks by select international artists. Additionally, a select group of artists and alumni of the School of the Art Institute Chicago are included in the 2018 program via Dr Giovanni Aloi, the SAIC Liaison.

PROGRAM STATEMENT
The capacity of voice is in flux. Powered by the rise of artificial intelligence and a growing aspiration for human embodiment, the role of voice requires us to shift perspective. To go beyond the human. Acknowledging the role of speech as it exists from new perspectives, from that of the machine. The first work, Maria Antelman’s Sin-Taks, represents a key node in this trajectory. Using spoken word, Antelman represents the perspective of search engine information processors, demonstrating a piece composed of stop-words and non-words, filtered out by search engines to help accelerate the process of harvesting information. Highlighting this distinctive method of processing information is Stephen Vitiello’s piece The Waves, which obliterates any component of human speech. The narrative—a reading of Virginia Woolf’s eponymous book—is methodically translated into a floating atmosphere of drone sounds, terminating arrays of soft distortion.

Of course, soon the afterlife will too have everything. From this vantage, young perspectives on the role of birth and death are woven together in Thora Dolven Balke’s YD4. The artist presents an introspection, driven by a selection of voices that bear semblance with one’s internal monologue, to offer both comforting and disruptive ideas to the listener. The absence of oral communication and its reconstitution within the somatic discourse of performance is reflected in Main Tool is Dummy by artist duo FlucT. The corporeal exchange draws on rhythm and nonlinearity, as commonly exerted in their work. Confronting the listener with a rich visual picture, as if embedded within the arrangement of sounds, the performative aspect of the duo is within touching distance.

The involuntary politicized voice is a facet that emerges within Matt Copson’s audio pieces. Exposing hate speech within the concealed environment of a phone call, Copson illuminates the anonymity of the perpetrator to reawaken memories about acts of discrimination; those often captured on video and spread through social media platforms.

The nature of a place solely captured by the voices that take place inside of it is John Skoog’s work. His exclusive approach to field recording within Marijuana Mars and Marlboro, rejecting the traditional execution of the medium to capture both environmental and human sounds. This selection is woven together through an explorative composition by Marina Rosenfeld that revisits ‘perceptual sound field reconstruction’ as developed in the AT&T Bell Laboratories. This technique pursues an authentic reproduction of sound as it was experienced live with a calculated array of microphones to capture spatial sound. Siting the past of today’s urbanized Bermondsey as a place of retreat, tidal rhythms of flooding and burning, polyphony, and palimpsest is surveyed in Fay Nicolson’s work Spa Songs. Drawing on concepts of Swiss Composer Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, who established the musical experience through movement, she crystallizes an integrated musical encounter between eight performers into the fabric of vocal history.

These recently commissioned works for Daata Editions are paired with sound pieces produced by current students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Jenny Boyles, Xiaolong Fang, Jack E Jacob, Yitong Lu and Kevin McGrath / Yu Nong Lin. With artists Anthony Janas and Andy Slater, High Concept Labs. Installed at the /Dialogues Stage within the exposition hall, the EXPO Sound program will provide a dynamic interlude to the panel programming at the 2018 edition.

Curated for Daata Editions by Saskia Hubert & David Gryn

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Maria Antelman | Daata Editions
Thora Dolven Balke | Daata Editions
Jenna Boyles | School of the Art Institute Chicago
Matt Copson | Daata Editions
Xiaolong Fang | School of the Art Institute Chicago
FlucT | Daata Editions
Jack E Jacob | School of the Art Institute Chicago
Anthony Janas |High Concept Labs
Yitong Lu | School of the Art Institute Chicago
Kevin McGrath / Yu Nong Lin | School of the Art Institute Chicago
Fay Nicolson | Daata Editions
Marina Rosenfeld | Daata Editions
John Skoog | Daata Editions
Andy Slater | 3Arts/High Concept Labs
Stephen Vitiello | Daata Editions

https://www.expochicago.com/programs/expo-sound

Rebel Souls curated by David Gryn & Max Reinhardt for MIRA at Art Rio 2018

In Art Rio, Brazil, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Max Reinhardt, MIRA, Music, Rebel Souls, Sound, Uncategorized, Video on 14/09/2018 at 12:38 pm

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Rebel Souls curated by David Gryn & Max Reinhardt

MIRA at Art Rio, 27-30 September. Preview 26 September

http://artrio.art.br/

Rebel Souls is the artists video and sound program for MIRA at Art Rio, curated by David Gryn, Daata Editions with sonic accompaniment from Max Reinhardt, musician, DJ and presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction.

Rebel Souls trailer – https://vimeo.com/290254453

Rebel Souls used as its artwork selection inspiration – artworks, sounds and ideas that emanated from the rebellious and radical zones of the 1970’s – from the discordant sounds and vision of the Female Punk Artists and the rhythms, anthems and spirit of Tropicalia. Like previous projects in Moscow, Miami and London, the Gryn and Reinhardt collaboration takes the form of an artist’s moving image curated compilation, using the music and sound within the artworks as a catalyst for developing a soundscape filled with music and sonic interventions that reflects on the selected artist video program.

The collaboration is designed to add a flavour to the art fair and the city, aiming at creating a sound and visual identity for the fair whilst showcasing great artist digital, video, sound artworks.

Videos by artists include works by: Adriano Motto, Alison O’Daniel, Anna Costa e Silva, Annie Bielski, Ayrson Heráclito, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, BasicaTV, Dora Longo Bahia, Felipe Cama, Fernando Velazquez, Gabriela Mureb, Gina Birch, Guy Oliver, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Igor Vidor, Kim Gordon, Kota Ezawa, Jeremy Couillard, Laleh Khorramian, Lenora de Barros, Maria Laet, Matt Stokes, Puck Verkade, Rä di Martino, Rosie Carr, Rosie McGinn, Thiago Martins de Melo, Thora Dolven Balke, Tin Ojeda, Tromarama, X Ray Spex

Galleries include: 303 Gallery, A Gentil Carioca / Galeria Marilia Razuk, Anita Schwartz Galeria / Millan, Cavalo, Central Galeria, Copperfield London, Daata Editions, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Edouard Malingue, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Movimento, Kate MacGarry, Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, September Gallery, Shulamit Nazarian, Galeria Superfície, UV, Vermelho, Workplace Gallery, yours mine & ours, Zipper

A Talk: Treble Souls 
David Gryn & Max Reinhardt in conversation. Moderated by Gabriela Davies. Gryn & Reinhardt joined by Davies will discuss their collaboration between the film/video & music/sound programming.

Programmes, in order of play 

Both played on 26th
Part 1 played on 27th and 29th
Part 2 played on 28th and 30th

 

Rebel Souls – part 1 (2hrs)

Kota Ezawa – Beatles Über California

Dora Longo Bahia – Silver Session – Vermelho

Gina Birch – Feminist/Scream

Laleh Khorramian – Water Panics in the Sea – SEPTEMBER Gallery

Maria Laet – Pneuma I – Galeria Marilia Razuk

Matt Stokes – these are the days – Workplace Gallery

Puck Verkade – Bon Voyage – Dürst Britt & Mayhew

Ayrson Heráclito – senegal – Zipper

Básica TV – Parade – UV

Rosie Carr – The Fall and the British Museum

Guy Oliver – And You Thought I Was Bad?

Lenora de Barros – Calaboca – Anita Schwartz Galeria + Millan

Jeremy Couillard – Moonlight Sounds – Real Estate (Unofficial Music Video) – yours mine & ours

Anna Costa e Silva – Ofereço companhia / I offer company – Galeria Superfície

Kim Gordon – Proposal For A Dance – 303 Gallery, New York

Alison O’Daniel – The Deaf Club – Shulamit Nazarian

Annie Bielski – Trash Has Stories To Tell, Too – SEPTEMBER Gallery

 

Rebel Souls – part 2 (2hrs 20mins)

Rosie McGinn – Drums

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca – Estás Vendo Coisas / You Are Seeing Things – Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel

Básica TV – Bottoms Up! – UV

Felipe Cama – Imagens Surradas (Selfie) – Zipper

Gina Birch – In Love, Live

Laleh Khorramian – TITLE SONG – Bauch Bein Po – SEPTEMBER Gallery

X Ray Spex – 3 songs

Fernando Velazquez – Mindscapes#9, after Cajal – Zipper

Puck Verkade – Bang, Bang – Dürst Britt & Mayhew

Adriano Motto – Horror Horror – Cavalo

Rä di Martino – Poor Poor Jerry – Copperfield, London

Thora Dolven Balke – Simulator – Cavalo

Igor Vidor – Rio Olympics 2016 – Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea

Thiago Martins de Melo – Bárbara Balaclava – Cavalo

Gabriela Mureb – Sem Título – baba, mmmmm, Língua – Central Galeria

Tin Ojeda – New Age Let Down – Rio Version – Daata Editions

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard – File under Sacred Music – Kate MacGarry

Tromarama – Serigala Militia – Edouard Malingue Gallery

Social media:

@artrio_art

@daataeditions

@davidgryn

@imaxreinhardt

Hashtags:

#rebelsouls

#artrio

#daataeditions

#davidgryn

#maxreinhardt

http://artrio.art.br/mira

Artwork design: Jeremy Couillard with David Gryn/Daata Editions

Compilation: Andy Moss at Spike Island

Trailer: Jacob Gryn

https://vimeo.com/290254453

Daata Things in Every Thing at Assembly Point 26-29 July

In Assembly Point, Daata, Daata Editions, Daata Things, daataeditions, Every Thing, Peckham, Uncategorized on 06/07/2018 at 10:05 am

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-05 at 21.21.03.pngEvery Thing
An artist multiples event

27 Jul — 29 Jul 2018
Opening: Thursday 26 Jul, 6–9pm

Assembly Point, 49 Staffordshire Street, London SE15 5TJ https://assemblypoint.xyz/

Assembly Point presents Every Thing – a collaborative artists’ project that will showcase a wide range of multiple and unique works for sale from collaborators past and present.

Every Thing is a project that acknowledges the collective place of multiples and artists’ editions within contemporary culture and commerce. Assembly Point is working with Daata Editions and Paper Cuts to present a vast range of things over four days, extending across categories of art media including: prints, publications, photographs, sculpture and performance; in addition to digital media such as moving image, sound and web.

Every Thing will present and offer for sale the work of more than sixty international artists over the course of the project, alongside a public programme of workshops, performances and talks.

Daata Things in Every Thing, artists featured: Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Sara Ludy, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Jon Rafman, Scott Reeder, Saya Woolfalk, Zadie Xa https://daata-editions.com/art/playlists/daata-things-for-every-thing

A Daata Things Trailer / Event details here FB event here

Image still: Scott Reeder on Daata Editions

The Nijinsky Project – Faun by Jane Bustin – Art Night London at the Marriot, London County Hall – July 7

In Art Night, Art NIght London, Dancer, Isaac Gryn, Jane Bustin, John Snijders, London, Marriot, Nijinsky, Uncategorized on 29/06/2018 at 12:44 pm
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The Nijinsky Project – Faun by Jane Bustin. 
 
Art Night London 7 July 2018
An Installation and Performance featuring dancer, Isaac Gryn & pianist and composer, John Snijders.
Book your Free place here
 
The Nijinsky project – Faun
Saturday 7 July 2018

Installation and performance 

Artist: Jane Bustin
Dancer:  Isaac Gryn
Pianist: John Snijders
Music:  Afternoon, variation of Debussy’s “Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un Faune” by John Snijders

at

King George V Room
Marriott Hotel
London County Hall

Westminster Bridge Road
Southbank
London SE1 7BP

Performances: 
6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm
Duration: 13 minutes

Introduction by Poppy Bowers
In 1912, Ballet Russes premiered L’Après-midi d’un Faune at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Eschewing lyrical movement in favour of geometric shapes, its avant-garde choreography and sexually explicit content divided audiences, prompting both outrage and awe. The performance, now regarded as the first modernist ballet, was choreographed and performed by Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950), senior dancer of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, and also his lover.
An iconic dancer, Nijinsky was experimental in his combination of great technical skill with deep, sensual expression. Over recent years, the artist Jane Bustin has made work in response to Nijinsky’s extraordinary formal experimentation. Like Nijinsky, Bustin is concerned with locating emotion within the restrained forms of geometric abstraction. Her pared-down paintings juxtapose panels of oil paint alongside tactile media such as porcelain, silk, copper or latex, to give sensory understanding to historical subject matter.
Faun is a new collaborative work that pays homage to Nijinsky’s tumultuous life. The work comprises of three parts; six table-mounted assemblages made by Bustin, a musical score by composer John Snijders and a balletic performance by the young dancer Isaac Gryn. The table works create a conceptual and spatial framework for the performative components, taking as its starting point a published book of Nijinsky’s life.
Following his ascendency as one who heralded the era of modern ballet, Nijinsky met misfortune. Having secretly married a young dancer, Romola, a furious Diaghilev subsequently expelled him from the Ballet Russes. Failing to recover from the artistic and financial loss of Diaghilev’s patronage, Nijinsky was forced to abandon dance. Suffering from psychosis he spent his remaining years residing in and out of asylums, until his death in Surrey, England. The account of his success and decline is recited in Nijinsky’s biography written by Romola and published in 1933, a single copy of which forms the centrepiece of each table assemblage.
Each book is accompanied by monochrome panels of various media including cloth, porcelain, paint and wood, the fragility of which point to emotionally-sensitive moments in Nijinsky’s life. From tallest to shortest, the tables take the following titles from a chance finding of a 1933 newspaper review that chart Nijinsky’s psychological trauma; Hothouse Plants, Relentless Hatred, Dark Moods, Misfortunes, “I am an Artist” and Romola’s Love. Typical of Bustin’s work, the proportions of the tables relate to the scale of the human body. Here, the table heights correspond to particular ballet movements measured from the young male dancer’s body, who is the artist’s son.
John Snijder’s musical score, titled Afternoon, was created specifically for this project. It reworks the piano piece of the original orchestral work for L’Après-midi d’un Faune composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918), employing chance operations to unravel its structural order. Developed in dialogue between Bustin and Gryn, with support from Matthew Paluch and Dance Research Studio, a 13-minute dance, made in response to the music, is performed within the parameters of the tables. Combining symmetrical formations with lessening control, Gryn’s movements mirror the untangled composure of the accompanying piano, revealing an intimacy of inner tenderness and anxiety, rather than athletic display.
Contrasting sculptural materials with a temporal performative presence, Faun grapples with the troubled pursuit for artistic perfection and speaks of the psychological vulnerability that is bound up in such ambition.
Poppy Bowers, Exhibitions Curator at the Whitworth, The University of Manchester

John Snijders ‘Afternoon’ 2018
The composition “Afternoon” was created especially for the Nijinsky Project – Faun. I took, as base material, the piano reduction made by Leonard Borwick in 1914 of the orchestral work “Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un Faune”, composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918) in 1894. For “Afternoon” I have divided the piece into twelve sections, and chose one or two representative bars from each section. These bars were paired so that the piece now contains six structural parts, which do not always follow the original’s chronology. The order of the bars, repeated over and over again, was determined using chance operations. Arriving at a final basic structure, more chance operations were used to determine, bar by bar, if, and if yes, how many notes would be altered, going either up or down in pitch, but not altering the rhythm of the bars. This results in the material remaining recognisable, but slowly deteriorating and getting out of focus until the start of the next section, where the process will start all over again. The six parts relate to the six tables with Jane’s artworks, and the musical process mirrors Nijinsky’s slow descent into developing a more and more distorted mind. 
John Snijders, Artistic Director of the Ives Ensemble, Associate Professor in Music Performance at Durham University.

Jane Bustin, artist, lives and works in London and is represented by Copperfield London
http://www.copperfieldgallery.com/

With special thanks to: Aida Bañeres Argilés, Poppy Bowers, Richard Grimes, Isaac Gryn, Jacky Lansey – Dance Research Studio, Will Lunn, Morley College – Ceramics Dept, Matthew Paluch, Aina Pomar – Copperfield London, Zarina Rossheart – Art Night London, Thornhill Pianos, John Snijders

Birdman Style – Daata Editions – Athens

In Art Athina, Art Fair, Athens, Birdman, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Elliot Dodd, Greece, Jacky Connolly, Jeremy Couillard, Scott Reeder, Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos, Uncategorized on 21/06/2018 at 2:12 pm
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Image still: Jeremy Couillard
Suite for Absynth in D minus USB 1008

Daata Editions has curated a new playlist ‘Birdman Style’ for Birdman Yakitori & Pub in Athens, launched during Art Athina June 21- 24. Daata has collaborated with the fair’s Artistic Director Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos and the playlist features artists Jacky ConnollyJeremy CouillardElliot Dodd and Scott Reeder.

TRAILER

View and shop the playlist HERE

Phillip Birch – New Commission on Daata Editions – Office Shadow

In Art Basel, Art Video, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Lyles & King, Office Shadow, Phillip Birch, Uncategorized, Video, Video Art on 11/06/2018 at 12:46 pm

Office-Shadow-3 (Sisyphus Rock)

Daata Editions are excited to announce the release of Phillip Birch’s new commissioned artworks titled Office-Shadow (Personas). Birch has produced six short films that take place on a single floor of a computer generated office building. Each video acts as a single chapter of a longer narrative which is told through the point of view of a first person perspective.

Using this perspective, Birch (b. 1978, Detroit) is utilizing the language of video game design which allows the viewer to project themselves into the space as if they are themself the protagonist. The videos draw on Jungian psychology, the mundanity of office work, the visuals of Role Playing Games and the language of Greek mythology to create a world that is at once familiar and unfamiliar.

Birch is represented by Lyles & King and his recent solo exhibitions and performances include Milespires and Reliquaries, Lyles & King, NY; Entering God Mode, Jack Hanley, NY; The Crown of Modernity, 47 Canal, NY; The Hand of God, Essex Flowers, NY; The Chair After Its Method of Implementation, Cleopatra’s, NY.

TRAILER

The Nijinsky project – Faun by Jane Bustin – Art Night London – July 7

In Art Night, Art NIght London, BFI, Copperfield, Gallery, Isaac Gryn, Jane Bustin, Jane Gryn, John Snijders, Marriot, Nijinsky, Uncategorized on 03/06/2018 at 4:43 pm

The Nijinsky project – Faun by Jane Bustin

A performance and installation featuring:

Dancer, Isaac Gryn

Pianist, John Snijders

Art Night London – July 7

King George V Room, Marriott, London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7PB

Faun is a performative installation by artist Jane Bustin, inspired by Nijinsky’s iconic work, the first modernist ballet, L’après-midi d’un faune. Bustin presents six artworks each featuring the 1933 biography of Nijinsky by his wife Romola. The live premiere performance conceived by the artist, features her son, dancer Isaac Gryn, alongside a deconstructed version of Debussy’s original composition, titled Afternoon, specially composed by pianist and artistic director of the Ives Ensemble, John Snijders, and will be played live. The installation explores themes of structure and geometry found within relationships of nature and nurture, perfection and failure. Alongside a publication text by curator Poppy Bowers.

Performances at: 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm
running time: 13 minutes

Pre-registration required/walk-ins will be admitted depending on capacity

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nijinsky-project-faun-by-jane-bustin-tickets-47239788479

http://2018.artnight.london/projects/jane-bustin/

http://www.copperfieldgallery.com/jane-bustin.html

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