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A Goth Life – A Stranger Love Playlist – Daata Editions

In A Goth Life, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Blandy, David Gryn, Folkestone, Hannah Perry, Leo Gabin, Rashaad Newsome, Strangelove, Takeshi Murata, Terry Smith, Uncategorized, Zadie Xa on 12/03/2017 at 12:35 pm


A Goth Life … (A Stranger Love Version playlist)
Curated by Daata Editions
Space Bar & Gallery, Folkestone 13/14 March 2017 

FREE continuous screening all day 11-5pm presented by David Gryn, DIrector of Daata Editions.

Strangelove Time Based Media Festival 9-24 March 2017

A Goth Life Playlist

Takeshi Murata – Witch Rises, 2015

Jacky Connolly – Anhedonia, 2017

Leo Gabin – Girlhood, 2015


Rashaad Newsome – Put Some Respect On My Name, 2016

Ed Fornieles – Shoot, 2016

Larry Achiampong  –  The Ascent (100 Degrees), 2016

Yung Jake – How, 2016

Zadie Xa – Deep Space Mathematics // The Transfer of Knowledge 1, 2016

Tracey Emin – I Can’t Love Anymore, 2016

Jillian Mayer – Web Cam Love Song, 2016

Leo Gabin – Lips, 2015

Hannah Perry – what are you thinking about, 2015

Casey Jane Ellison – Do You Seem Wonderful Casey Automated Private Test (DYSWCAPT) 5, 2016

Jake Chapman – POODLES,  2016

Tameka Norris – i don’t feel anything, 2016

Scott Reeder – Bands, 2016

Hannah Perry – sick off smoke, 2015

Jacolby Satterwhite – En Plein Air Abstraction #7, 2016

Zadie Xa – Deep Space Mathematics // The Transfer of Knowledge 2, 2016

Rashaad Newsome – Banji In Da Basement, 2016

David Blandy – Moon, 2015

Rachel Maclean – Let It Go – Part 4, 2015

Hannah Perry – Waiting here, 2015

Leo Gabin – Awesome, 2015

Rashaad Newsome – SPICY, 2016

Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings – Vanila, 2015

Thora Dolven Balke – YD1, 2016 (sound)

Zadie Xa – Deep Space Mathematics // The Transfer of Knowledge 3, 2016

Keren Cytter – Terrorist of Love, 2016 (a Daata & Artspace co-commission)

Ed Fornieles – Poisoned, 2016

Hannah Perry – keep the peace, 2015

Jacky Connolly – Anorexia, 2017

Takeshi Murata – Plant Whisperer, 2015




Image: Takeshi Murata, Plant Whisperer 2015 (courtesy the artist and Daata Editions)

Daata Editions 5th Artwork Release – coming soon

In Amalia Ulman, Armory, Art Fair, Chloe Wise, Daata, Daata Editions, Daniel Keller, David Blandy, David Gryn, Ed Fornieles, Hannah Perry, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Takeshi Murata, Uncategorized on 27/02/2016 at 11:54 am


Ed Fornieles - Sleeping

Ed Fornieles, Sleeping 2015


Daata Editions 5th Artwork Released on Thursday 3 March 2016

coinciding with the New York art fairs …

Independent NY, The Armory Show, ADAA – The Art Show, Spring Break Art Show, Volta, Moving Image, Pulse and more …


Ilit Azoulay – Object #5
Helen Benigson – A Rude Girl Arse Glistens Like Silicone. Cluck, Cluck, Cluck. 5
David Blandy – Sea
Matt Copson – Letter from War
Ed Fornieles – Sleeping
Leo Gabin – The Heart Wants (Sound)
Leo Gabin – Fast Lost by Ho Ho Click (Video)
Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala – Exitscape 5
Lina Lapelyte – Hunky Bluff ACT 5
Rachel Maclean – Let It Go Part 5
Florian Meisenberg – the_anciety_of_influence
Takeshi Murata – Tennis
Hannah Perry – let go beat (Sound)
Hannah Perry – Waiting here (Web)
Charles Richardson – Needles
Amalia Ulman – White Flag Emoji 5
Stephen Vitiello – The Waves (after Virginia Woolf)
Chloe Wise – we had a traumatic threeway






5 Questions with Daata Editions – Elephant Magazine

In Art Basel, Charles Richardson, Chloe Wise, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Blandy, David Gryn, Elephant, Uncategorized, Video on 21/11/2015 at 10:59 am

5 Questions with Daata Editions


Text by Emily Steer

Daata Editions is an online platform that commissions digital artists’ editions—mostly video-, sound- and web-based. Season One brought together eighteen artists, who each created six pieces of work, last month joining two different collections in completion; Germany’s Julia Stoschek Collection and LA’s Hammer Museum.

Season One featured the work of; Ilit Azoulay, Helen Benigson, David Blandy, Matt Copson, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Lina Lapelyte, Rachel Maclean, Florian Meisenberg, Takeshi Murata, Hannah Perry, Jon Rafman, Charles Richardson, Amalia Ulman, Stephen Vitiello and Chloe Wise.

Here, five of the artists discuss the purpose of digital platforms in the present art world and the future of art online.

When did you start work with Daata Editions, and what do you feel online platforms can offer to digital artists?

Chloe Wise: I began working with Daata Editions for their first iteration–or season of artists I suppose–about a year ago now. For an emerging artist, especially for an artist working with digital media, it can be hard to find viewership, a consumer market, a collector base, the funds with which to produce work, and a comprehensive placement within the art world for oneself. Working with Daata Editions not only enabled the artists, including myself, to create work that otherwise may not have been made, but to circulate this work in the context of art fairs, screenings both indoors and outdoors, in a gallery setting as well as online and placing the works into great collections and institutions. This visibility and accessibility is imperative to digital work, which is in a state of growth and change, and is so easily dismissed in the constant flow of images and videos on the internet.

As a digital artist, do you consider the fit of your work on the market, or is this a secondary concern? 

Florian Meisenberg: When creating either a digital or analogue art work, I don’t start by thinking about it fitting into the market. Generally, my motivation to create art is not dependent on its degree of ‘fitability’ with anything. Although sometimes I feel embarrassed that I can’t sign my videos.

Have you felt the reception towards digital work change in any way since you began your practice?  

David Blandy: When I started exhibiting, the digital world of computing, gaming and the Internet were marginal cultural interests, the preserve of geeks like me. The Internet was dial up, computer games were making their first experiments in 3D graphics, and VHS was the standard exhibition format for video. So my work thinking about and using digital culture, using backgrounds from video games and performances inside virtual spaces, were seen as pretty alien from mainstream culture and were probably pretty mystifying to an artworld that was largely computer illiterate. Now the digital is central to our everyday visual culture–CGI on tv, adverts, films, every photo is computer manipulated, only occasional heads unbowed at train stations, contemplating the sky rather than their phone.

Do you feel that your work exists in accordance with the technology it was created for? Or is the material something that could be transferred to different tech over the years?

Matt Copson: My work exists in accordance but is not enslaved by current technology. I’m sure things would change radically with any contextual shifts, be they technological, political or financial but hopefully my work isn’t just a symptom of its time. Most of the more digital aspects of my work and installations are basic or quite a primitive use of more complex programs. I don’t care for professionalising my skills, rather I enjoy being an enthusiastic amateur with a level of distance from the technology I’m using. I like the idea of using photoshop in the same way I’d carve a sculpture with a chainsaw and sledgehammer. I see no reason why works couldn’t be transferred to different technology over the years. But my principal concern, of course, is in how they are shown/heard in the present.

What do you see being the biggest driver of digital art in the future?

Helen Benigson: I am sure the continuous and accelerating trend of the public giving up personal data to big companies will lead to some very interesting work being made. However, I also feel that as the body becomes even more exploited through medical and visceral mediation online, artists will necessarily need to drive a new concept of what intimacy, privacy and the corporeal looks like. I don’t think there has ever been more of a crucial time to bring art and technology together, than the current climate we are living in. There is increasingly a general blurring of boundaries and a development of terms such as the ‘creative’ or ‘cultural producer’, via the recruitment of artists into the technology industry which has a more general emphasis on the idea of creativity at work across many different industry sectors. Many of the concepts that have shaped the working culture in the tech industry (such as ‘play’, live-work, loft spaces and temporary contracts) are derived from artists’ working habits, like Second Home and its relationship to the Serpentine Pavilion. It is essential to understand these messy overlaps in order to try to decipher how and where art will move to as artists move away from big cities and increasingly have to work more online in order to survive.

All works: 2015, Courtesy Daata Editions

Hercules Rough Cut by David Blandy at Bloomberg SPACE

In Artist, Bloomberg, Daata, Daata Editions, David Blandy, Hercules, London, Moorgate, Moving Image, Video on 10/07/2015 at 3:40 pm


David Blandy 
Bloomberg SPACE
50 Finsbury Square
London EC2A 1HD

Exhibition dates: July 10 – September 19, 2015

Hercules Rough Cut, David Blandy’s new commission for Bloomberg SPACE, explores empire, civilisation, London and language in a hypnotically rotating, mutating installation of video and voice. Sound by Larry Achiampong. Curated by Sigrid Kirk.

More information: http://www.bloombergspace.com

David Blandy has artworks now available at Daata Editions http://daata-editions.com

Barefoot Skank – a soundcloud reissue

In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Blandy, David Gryn, Lone Pilgrim, Manasseh, Tate Britain, Whitechapel on 03/10/2014 at 1:42 pm


Barefoot Skank

From the Artprojx Archives – just for fun:

Artprojx Radio presents
the original soundtrack recording
Barefoot Skank
Barefoot Skank (Ark Dub Mix)
Produced and music by Manasseh
In Association with The Barefoot Lone Pilgrim / David Blandy
Executive Producer, David Gryn / Artprojx
2008 (Back in day)

Artprojx Dojo presents
The Barefoot Lone Pilgrim AKA David Blandy/Soul Seeker v
The Legendary Manasseh AKA Nick Manasseh/Dub Master

Live dub battle versions at: Artprojx Space, Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery



















Artprojx and Friends events coming soon in June and July 2014

In Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Blandy, David Gryn, Duro Oluwu, Jane Bustin, Jennifer Reeder, Jessica Ann Peavy, Larry Achiampong, Leo Gabin, Lina Lapelyte, Nick Abrahams, Rachel Maclean, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Theaster Gates on 10/06/2014 at 8:21 pm

Tameka Norris ‘Back to Black’ courtesy the artist and Lombard Fried Gallery NYC


Join us at some great Artprojx and other Friends events coming up soon …

June 14: Teen and Keen / Voice and the Lens – Rich Mix, London

June 26: The Astonishing – Jane Bustin & Lina Lapelyte – Hammersmith, London

June 26: More Material – Curated by Doru Oluwu, Salon 94 Bowery, NYC

June 27: Lions & Tigers & Bears – Nick Abrahams at The Horse Hospital, London

July 4: John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool


Artprojx Cinema presents Teen and Keen

at Rich Mix for The Voice and the Lens – 14 June

Artists: David Blandy and Larry Achiampong, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Jessica Ann Peavy, Jennifer Reeder





JUNE 26 – JULY 11

The Astonishing by Jane Bustin and Where are you ? by Lina Lapelyte at Austin Forum – opening June 26 with live performance and music by Lina Lapelyte




JUNE 26 – AUG 1

MORE MATERIAL. Curated by Duro Olowu

June 26 – August 1



A group show featuring work by: Caroline Achaintre, Sylvie Auvray, Zoe Bedeaux, Amy Bessone, Josh Blackwell, Jane Bustin, Alexander Calder, Nick Cave, Kate Daudy, Sarah De Teliga, Estate of Jimmy DeSana, Francesca DiMattio, Rachel Feinstein, Sylvie Franquet, Theaster Gates, Paula Greif, Hassan Hajjaj, Matthias Merkel Hess, Barkley Hendricks, Cyrus Kabiru, Sandy Kim, Kueng Caputo, Ajay Kurian, Takuro Kuwata, Claude and Francois Lalanne, Glenn Ligon, Antonio Lopez, Studio Lumiere, Carrie Mae Weems, Man Ray, Helen Marden, Sam McEwen, Marilyn Minter, Takeshi Miyakawa, Estate of Carlo Mollino, Tommaso Corvi Mora, Rick Owens, Antonio Pippolini, Michael Roberts, Cindy Sherman, Malik Sidibe, Amy Sillman, Lorna Simpson, Laurie Simmons, Alessandra Spranzi, Juergen Teller, Stanley Whitney, Madame Yevonde, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm/Sunday 1pm-6pm

T: 001.212.979.0001




JUNE 27 – JULY 19

Lions & Tigers & Bears by Nick Abrahams

at The Horse Hospital – opening on June 27



JULY 5 – NOV 30

Jane Bustin in the John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2014



David Gryn david@artprojx.com 




See Artupdate http://artupdate.com/en/

Artprojx Cinema presents Teen and Keen at Rich Mix 14 June

In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Bruce McLean, David Blandy, David Gryn, Jennifer Reeder, Jessica Ann Peavy, Larry Achiampong, Lina Lapelyte, Linda Hirst, Rachel Maclean, Rashaad Newsome, Sonia Boyce, Tameka Norris, Terry Smith on 30/05/2014 at 10:02 am
morgan sucker

Still: Jennifer Reeder – A Million Miles Away

Artprojx Cinema presents



Rich Mix,  35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA


The Voice and the Lens

Saturday 14 June 2014


Artists: David Blandy and Larry Achiampong, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Jessica Ann Peavy, Jennifer Reeder

Teen and Keen is a selection of films by artists that explore and reflect the culture and identity of late teenage-hood. The artists’ using Youtube, social media and music video devices to convey the coming of age, finding of self image and voice, independence and sexual awakenings, the aching desperation for cool, the excitement of the new, depression and our constant and incecent striving to reinvent the teen wheel.

The Voice and the Lens takes place at the Whitechapel Gallery and Rich Mix, as part of the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival and is organised by Sam Belinfante and Ed McKeon. Other artists and musicians performing and works being screened include: Michael Snow, Jayne Parker with Lore Lixenberg, Samuel Beckett, Ed Atkins, Elizabeth Price, Lina Lapelyte, Sonia Boyce, Terry Smith with Linda Hirst, Shirin Neshat, Laurie Anderson, David Lynch, Bruce McLean, Anri Sala, Laure Prouvost, Bill Viola, Mikhail Karikis, Robert Ashley.

jive turkey_still_peavy

Still: Jive Turkey – Jessica Ann Peavy

LINKS to more info








Still: Rachel Maclean – Over the Rainbow (courtesy the artist and Rowing http://rowingprojects.com/)

Artprojx events May June July 2014

In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Barcelona, Dara Friedman, David Blandy, Film, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, Jane Bustin, John Lawrence, John Moores Painting Prize, Kota Ezawa, Larry Sider, Leo Gabin, Lina Lapelyte, London, LOOP, Mark Coetzee, Martin Creed on 15/05/2014 at 7:55 am
Lina Lapelyte, Candy Shop, video still_3’47. Photo Victoria Lucas

Still: Lina Lapelyte, Candy Shop

MAY 17

Artprojx presents The Miami Film Selections. Artist Sound of  Film at Moscow Museum Nights with artist sound and music by DJ Max Reinhardt

Artists include: Nick Abrahams, Cory Arcangel, Dara Birnbaum, Pierre Bismuth, Martin Creed, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Kota Ezawa, Dara Friedman, Leo Gabin, Theaster Gates, William Kentridge and Philip Miller, Lina Lapelyte, Ryan MacGinley, Ari Marcopoulos, Takeshi Murata, Laurel Nakadate, Rashaad Newsome, Nicola Thomas




MAY 29

Artprojx Cinema presents… After/Hours/Drop/Box: Oliver Sutherland // HENGE

Hackney Picturehouse Cinema – Screen 1. 10pm Thursday May 29th. Tickets on sale now.





JUNE 5-7

3 Day Forum on Engaging audiences. LOOP Studies.  June 5-7 2014

In parallel with LOOP Fair and Festival


morgan sucker


Artprojx Cinema presents Teen and Keen at  Rich Mix for The Voice and the Lens – 14 June 

Artists: David Blandy and Larry Achiampong, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Jessica Ann Peavy, Jennifer Reeder





3D work by Jane Bustin

JUNE 26 – JULY 11

The Astonishing by Jane Bustin and Where are you ? by Lina Lapelyte at Austin Forum – opening June 26 with live performance and music by Lina Lapelyte




Jane Bustin in John Moores Painting Prize 2014 – July 5



JUNE 27 – JULY 19

Lions & Tigers & Bears by Nick Abrahams at The Horse Hospital – opening June 27




David Gryn david@artprojx.com http://www.artprojx.com +447711127848

Promoting and Selling New Media, Moving Image, Performance and Installation. MiAL Panel Discussion 14 April 2pm

In Anna Gritz, Artists Talk, Artprojx, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art, David Blandy, David Gryn, Gil Leung, Lux, MiAL, Rowing, South London Gallery, Tyler Woolcott on 29/03/2014 at 11:06 am

MiAL Panel Discussion:

Promoting & Selling New Media, Moving Image, Performance and Installation

MiAL Panel Discussion FREE for UAL Students

Monday, 14 April 2014 2pm – 4.40pm

Chelsea College of Arts
Main Lecture Theatre
16 John Islip St

United Kingdom


Sarah Fortais, Installation shot: Anglomophone Performance, Penthouse International Magazine for Men (October, 1973), Letters to the Editor.

Gil Leung, LUX, Head of Programme

David Blandy, Artist, UAL Alumni of Chelsea College of Art
Anna Gritz, South London Gallery
David Gryn, Artprojx, Consulting Agency
Tyler Woolcott, Rowing, Contemporary art gallery

The Discussion:
The promotion and sale of art is often presented as a contentious issue with no straightforward method, process or system.

Rules and ‘understandings’ for purchasing art have seemingly developed and continue to develop according to a nebulous set of arrangements.

However, there are guidelines and they can be deciphered. They also can be adapted to the increasingly normative media of installation, performance and moving image in emerging artists’ practice.

Through a growing community of galleries, commissioning public organisations and an increasingly educated audience, the possibilities of sustaining creative practices centred on new and ephemeral media are evolving.

Made in Arts London has invited a number of key professionals – specialising in the creation, commissioning, promotion and sale of new media, moving image, performance and installation – to discuss the topic from a number of perspectives; the artist, the curator, the gallerist and the consultant.

The panel will answer questions from members of the audience.

The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception. Drinks generously provided by our partners at Brewdog.



Panel Bios:

David Blandy / Artist
David Blandy is an artist who uses performance, video and installation to analyse our relationship with the popular culture that surrounds us, investigating what makes us who we are. Blandy has exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. He is represented by Seventeen Gallery and his films are distributed through LUX.
David is UAL alumnus of Chelsea College of Art.

Anna Gritz / South London Gallery
Anna Gritz is Associate Curator for Film, Performance and Talks at the South London Gallery, where she is currently working on forthcoming projects with Sidsel Meinchede Hansen, Jill Magid and Bonnie Camplin. She was previously Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) London where she works on projects with notably Lis Rhodes, Cally Spooner, Stefan and Franciszka Themerson and Michele Di Menna. Prior to this, she worked at the Hayward Gallery, London and at apexart, New York. Next to her institutional work she has organized independent exhibitions at ISCP, New York; Raum Drei, Cologne; MU, Eindhoven; the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art and New Langton Arts, San Francisco. With Fatos Ustek she is currently devising an alternative educational format that is loosely based on misdirected research, the sit in, Rorschach tests, and Joan Baez’ Institute for the Study of Nonviolence. Her writing has been included in Art Monthly, Art Agenda, frieze, frieze d/e and flashart, exhibition catalogues and books.

Gil Leung / LUX
Gil Leung lives and works in London. She is Head of Programme at LUX,
London. Recent exhibitions and projects include Exchange at Flat Time
House, London, and works at Oberhausen Film Festival, Curated by,
Vienna, Image Games at Tate Modern and solo show Bedroom Tour in
collaboration with Am Nuden Da. She writes for Afterall, Art Agenda,
Spike and other independent publications.

Tyler Woolcott / Rowing Projects
Tyler Woolcott is the Founder & Director of Rowing, a contemporary art gallery in London. Tyler has curated various independent art projects and participated in collaborative lectures with artist Andy Holden at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London, and Spike Island, Bristol. Together with Holden, Tyler developed a theory based on the Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape about art works and what it means to ‘arrive after the party of art history.’ Tyler has worked in arts organisations with a site-specific remit including Artangel, London and Creative Time, New York. Prior to this, he worked at the Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavour.

David Gryn / Artprojx
Artprojx, founded and directed by David Gryn, screens, curates and promotes artists’ moving image, working with leading contemporary art galleries, museums, art fairs and artists worldwide. David consults and lectures on Arts Marketing and Arts Event strategy and delivery, as well as Audience Development and Fundraising Strategies.
David is a UAL alumnus of Central Saint Martins.

If you are a UAL student you can book your place for free stating your name and course, RSVP to claire@madeinartslondon.com

If you are a non-UAL student or member of the public you can book your place here on Eventbrite: https://madeinartslondontalk.eventbrite.co.uk
£8 for non-UAL Students
£12 for non-Students


Wanderers through a sea of fog, an artist talk at the Royal College of Psychiatrists

In 21 Prescot Street, Aldgate, Art Video, Artists Talk, Artprojx, David Blandy, David Gryn, Film and Video, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Terry Smith on 29/03/2014 at 7:18 am
Terry Smith

Terry Smith – About Face, 2013

Wanderers through a sea of fog:

A talk by artists; David Blandy, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Terry Smith and curator David Gryn about the Film and Video Art Commission for the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Date: 6.30pm on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Venue: Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB

The College President, Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE FRCPsych, will introduce the talk.

The artists were selected and commissioned to create a moving image work for the foyer of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ new building at 21 Prescot Street.

Their art works were conceived and modified specifically for the new space and their presentation on a bank of three screens, offering staff, members and visitors contemplative and a visual provocation.

The College’s decision to prioritise the inclusion of contemporary art in this way signals both a recognition of psychiatry’s importance to visual and aesthetic culture, as well as the importance of the institution to work with a wide array of partners from across the cultural spectrum.

The lecture will begin at 6:30pm prompt and will be followed by a drinks reception. Please note: there is a charge of £5 per place to attend this lecture, payable on the evening.

Places are limited for this event and will be allocated on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.To reserve your place, please email Thomas Kennedy at tkennedy@rcpsych.ac.uk by Monday 14 April 2014.



About the artists:

David Blandy

David Blandy – Wanderer Through a Sea of Fog, 2013

David Blandy – Wanderer Through a Sea of Fog, 2013

“Wanderer Through a Sea of Fog” is a three screen video work that forms a meditation on our relationship to the sublime in the digital age. The work documents an unending transition between psychological states, a passage of the soul, from fog to clarity, with the constant presence of the “dark wood” of Dante’s Comedy. A digital version of the artist, as though exited from an old computer game, walks through landscapes formed from adapting and combining paintings by the Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich. Our environment has changed, as we move to a more digitally-mediated life, but our anxieties, confusion and awe in the face of nature remain.

David Blandy is an artist who investigates our relationship with the popular culture that surrounds us, investigating what makes us who we are. Blandy has exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including Kiasma, Helsinki; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart; Baltic, Gateshead, and was the recipient of the Great North Run Moving Image Commission 2011. In 2010 he was Winner of “The Times/The South Bank Show Breakthrough Award”, and he is represented by Seventeen Gallery. His films are distributed through LUX.




Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski – Solstice, 2013

Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski – Solstice, 2013

Shot over the course of a few days prior to the Glastonbury Festival 2013, on the ley line running through the Vale of Avalon, Solstice is an exploration of the histories, landscape and atmosphere of what has come before and what will be. A landscape film in which the artists play with light and architecture to create a dreamy montage of loosely connected and at times abstract imagery, leaving the narrative up to the eye of the viewer. A poetic offering of something that is both myth and reality.

Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski live and work in London. Their multi-disciplinary practice encompasses video, music, performance, installation, screenprints and sculpture. Their work has been shown in London, New York, Berlin and Paris. Recent group exhibitions include Oblique at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow; Les Urbaines, Lausanne, Switzerland and E-Vapor-8 at 319 Scholes, New York. Recent performances by their band Das Hund include Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; Zabludowicz Collection, London and Cell Project Space, London. Their Artists Commission was published in Issue Ten of Art Licks Magazine, which also featured them on the cover. Their 2012 solo exhibition Danse-moi vers la fin de l’amour was the culmination of a two year project by the artists, exploring the freedoms that result from the hedonistic ritual of dance. In 2011 they were shortlisted for the Converse/Dazed Emerging Artist Award with The Whitechapel Gallery. They also run French Riviera a gallery space in Bethnal Green, London, which operates as an extension of their long-standing collaboration.


Terry Smith – About Face, 2013

In the diagnosis of many physical and mental conditions observation is paramount. But every day we all make decisions about our fellow travellers by their dress sense, demeanour and disposition; we have soft forensic eyes that observe constantly. Artists have used portraits and in particular self-portraits to explore the nature of looking and being looked at, this work About Face attempts to bring this painting characteristic to the moving image. Assembled from hundreds of still images, this is a stop-motion animation synced to three screens.

Terry Smith lives and works in London’s East End. He has created large-scale installations and site-specific interventions worldwide since 1994. The building interventions began with a series wall cuts in houses ready to be demolished in East London by gaining illegal entry and making the work in secret. Other works that evolved from this period include Capital, 1995 an intervention in Gallery 49 at the British Museum, six wall cuttings at Tate Modern during its reconstruction in 1996, and at MACBA, Barcelona where he fired 35,000 staples into the walls of the museum.

Preoccupied with exploring and experimenting in new media, recent projects, have included Broken Voices 2007, The Foundling 2009 both works that incorporated a tour of performances from Liverpool to Venice, and made a series of works for a choir in Caracas, Venezuela called Caracol 2010. In 2011 his solo show Parallax, curated by David Thorp at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, brought together for the first time many of the diverse strands to his practice. In 2012 he made two performance works, Combine and Unsung. In 2013 he has had a major presentation of his work in New York, one in partnership with the New Museum and Ideas City, which consisted of a 20m x 12m drawing on the outside of buildings in the East Village, and the other at The Drawing Center.


David Gryn / Artprojx

David Gryn is an internationally renowned art curator and was instrumental in selecting and working with the artists for this project. Gryn screens, curates and promotes artists’ moving image and other art projects, working with leading contemporary art galleries, museums, charities, art fairs and artists worldwide.