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Daata Editions – A 2016 Round Up

In ArtBasel, Artspace, Artsy, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Frieze, ICA, New Art Dealers, NY Times, Scott Reeder, Uncategorized, Venice, Zuecca Projects on 19/12/2016 at 12:49 pm

 

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A Great Daata Year in 2016 and Looking Forward to Daata in 2017

2016 certainly has had its ‘quirks’ in the world-at-large, but Daata has had a truly fruitful and eventful year. With the final artwork releases from Season One, the inaugural Independent Brussels, Art for Tomorrow – NY Times Conference in Doha, launch of the Season Two artist commissions at NADA New York, launch of the Daata App, link up with Artsy for their ICA London Party, Gentrification with Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings at the BBar, Bauer Hotel, Venice in collaboration with Zuecca Projects as part of the Venice Architectural Biennale, sound artworks at Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen, a Venice Film Festival project in collaboration with Zuecca Projects, POSTmatter/Wetransfer project with Saya Woolfalk, the Katherine Finerty curation ‘Reuse, remix, recode, new releases at EXPO Chicago, more new releases at Frieze London, launch of New Contemporaries curated artworks, Daata x Artspace Commissions launch with Keren Cytter, Daata on DAD x Apple TV, Virtually Me at Vanity Projects curated by Tiffany Zabludowicz, Legacy Russell’s curated project ‘#WanderingWILDING: Movement as Movement‘, a new look Daata homepage, Keren Cytter screened at Art Basel in Miami Beach and screening at Festive Cultural Traffic.

Artists whom we have released newly commissioned artworks by in 2016: Larry Achiampong, Sofie Alsbo, Thora Dolven Balke, Phoebe Boswell, Jake Chapman, Keren Cytter, Graham Dolphin, Anaïs Duplan, Melanie Eckersley, Casey Jane Ellison, Tracey Emin, Hannah Ford, Ed Fornieles, Jasmine Johnson, Joachim Koester & Stefan A. Pedersen, Sara Ludy. Scott Lyman, Michael Manning, Scott Mason, Jonathan Monaghan, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Elise Peterson, Quayola, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Ariana Reines, Jacolby Satterwhite, John Skoog, Daniel Swan, Abri de Swardt, Katie Torn, Artie Vierkant, Saya Woolfalk, Zadie Xa.

Curators selecting for Daata in 2016: bitforms gallery, Gutter Records, New Contemporaries, Katherine Finerty, Legacy Russell.

Foreward texts in 2016: Loreta Lamargese, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Anton Haugen, Lindsay Howard.

Instagram takeovers thanks to Daata artists: Chloe Wise, Matt Copson, Helen Benigson, Stephen Vitiello, Florian Meisenberg, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Katie Torn, Thora Dolven Balke, Michael Manning, Jonathan Monaghan, Sara Ludy, Saya Woolfalk.

Daata in the News: i-D, Cultured Magazine, FAD Magazine, Artsy, It’s Nice That, sweet, Aston Martin, Elephant, Artspace, NY Times, POSTmatter and more.

Artists soon to be released in 2017: Yung Jake, Jillian Mayer, Camille Norment, Scott Reeder and six artists curated by Zata Banks; Laura Focarazzo, Kate Jessop, C.O. Moed, Julian Scordato, Susanne Wiegner, Antoinette Zwirchmayr. Daata will soon be announcing many other exciting plans, projects, collaborations and commissions.

Special humungous thanks to Anita Z and Danai, John, Richard, Alessandro Possati at Zuecca Projects, Andy Moss at Spike Island, Radovan & Jamie at Studio Scasacia and Sutton PR for all their work and support in 2016 to make Daata happen !!!

And with utmost thanks and huge appreciation to the artists, curators, galleries, art fairs, institutes, collectors, students, collaborators and to you the viewers who all make this possible and worthwhile.

Image: Scott Reeder, Nodes, 2016 (soon to be released on Daata in 2017)

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Artprojx News January 2013

In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cul de Sac, David Gryn, ESP tv, ICA, Jane Bustin, Jeremy Deller, Kickstarter, Meredith Danluck, MOCAtv, Mostyn, Nicholas Abrahams, Nick Abrahams, Poetics, Sundance on 10/01/2013 at 12:22 pm

Artprojx News January 2013 – Artist News

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Jane Bustin – MOSTYN OPEN 18

Nick Abrahams Films – ICA

Meredith Danluck – Sundance

The Poetics of Anxiety and Melancholia – MOCAtv

E.S.P TV Season 3 – Kickstarter

Summer Show – Cul de Sac

Jane Bustin at Mostyn Open 18

Jane Bustin at Mostyn Open

MOSTYN OPEN 18

Selected by: Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of MOSTYN; Adam Carr, Curator of MOSTYN; Ryan Gander, artist; and the visiting audience, for the People’s Choice.

Participating artists: Jacqueline Bebb, Jane Bustin, Cath Campbell, Tomas Chaffe, Danilo Correale, Sean Edwards, Alex Farrar, Claudio Gobbi, Gareth Griffith, The Hut Project, Yuki Kishino, Lawrence Leaman, James Lewis, Stuart Middleton, Edward Morgan, Philip Newcombe, John Henry Newton, Laura Reeves, Zhao Renhui, Hua Kuan Chen Sai, Chris Shaw-Hughes, Nikolaus Schletterer, Mathew Tom, Alaena Turner, Gwyn Williams, Jesse Wine.

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MOSTYN Open 18

12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno

LL30 1AB  Wales, UK

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10:30–5pm

www.mostyn.org

Since its inception in 1989, MOSTYN Open has functioned as a call-out to artists of any age and residing place to enter, with an exhibition of the selected artworks taking place at MOSTYN, and a prize of 10,000 GBP awarded to a single artist or collective. While continuing in this tradition, this 18th edition will also bring a fundamental addition. A prize of 1,000 GBP will be given to the People’s Choice, determined by the artist who receives the most votes from the visiting public during the exhibition’s run. In doing so, the questions that are raised, and central to this renewed edition, are: How do we examine and judge artwork? What criteria do we bring to perceiving, interpreting and understanding artwork? What really makes our favourite? Visitors are invited to make their selection at the People’s Choice voting booth.

http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/mostyn-open-18/

http://www.janebustin.com

The Posters Came From The Walls

The Posters Came From The Walls

NICK ABRAHAMS FILMS AT THE ICA

Jan 24th Screening of excerpts from films, promos etc at the ICA in London, with chat from director Nick Abrahams and David Gryn, curator at Artprojx from 7pm, videos involving collaborations with Sigur Ros, Jeremy Deller, Huggy Bear, Stereolab, Aidan Gillen and many others…

please come along plus dj’s in ICA bar afterwards

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http://www.ica.org.uk/36103/Film/A-Night-of-Nick-Abrahams-Films.html

and then on Jan 25th Screening of ‘The Bruce Lacey Experience’ by Nick Abrahams and Jeremy Deller, followed by Q + A with the directors at 6.30pm

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http://www.ica.org.uk/36107/Film/The-Bruce-Lacey-Experience-Jeremy-Deller-Nick-Abrahams-QA.html

http://www.facebook.com/events/397411923676617/

http://www.nicholasabrahams.com/

Meredith Danuck's North of South, West of East

Meredith Danuck’s North of South, West of East

MEREDITH DANLUCK – SUNDANCE

Meredith Danluck is an artist and filmmaker working in New York and Los Angeles. She has exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and Venice Biennale and has a major film installation coming up at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD). She has also screened films at a number of festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Byron Bay International Film Festival, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, and Margaret Mead Film Festival.

North of South, West of East enhances narrative storytelling by wrapping the film around the entire room. Presented in a 20-seat theatre with swivel chairs, Meredith Danluck’s remarkable four-channel narrative feature deftly unspools a darkly humorous tale of small-town folks as they try to make sense of a posthope America. Shot on location in Detroit, Michigan, and Marfa, Texas, this unique film features fantastic performances by Ben Foster, Stella Schnabel, and Sue Galloway, and a soundtrack by Marfa local punk band Solid Waste. – S. F.

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13034/north_of_south_west_of_east

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See also: Cinema Series 1 (Fight Scene) on MOCAtv http://youtu.be/Ml-Ok5qHb9E

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THE POETICS OF ANXIETY AND MELANCHOLIA – MOCAtv

Curated by David Gryn / Artprojx

Part 1

Nick Abrahams, Shoja Azari, Stuart Croft, Meredith Danluck, Jesper Just, Jumana Manna, Sam Samore and Thomas Nordanstad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMxu-gwnbaA&feature=share&list=PLLdkjkOBv9VROLLgC-a5rcrCZ9FhYVlHG

Part 2

Hans op de Beeck, Shoja Azari, Sam Samore and Thomas Nordanstad, Nicolas Provost, Ben Rivers, Matthew Stone, Kerry Tribe, Susanna Wallin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cLNJRageaA&feature=share&list=PLLdkjkOBv9VSZxJTI7O-EGXWb6NRzDGHa

http://www.artprojx.com

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SUPPORT E.S.P. TV

Season 3 on Kickstarter http://t.co/A1SODPB9

E.S.P. TV is a nomadic showcase of primarily NYC-based experimental music, video art and performance and produced for Manhattan Neighborhood Network public television. E.S.P. TV formed in January of 2011 out of Louis V E.S.P.  The following year, E.S.P. TV opened a new space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for production of the show, development of the E.S.P. LAB project, and a regular schedule of performances, screenings and special events.

Tapings of E.S.P. TV are in front of an audience with live green-screening, signal manipulation and analog video mixing. The entire night is recorded to VHS and edited into half hour episodes for airing on cable TV in New York City. After airing, the episodes are posted online at http://www.esptvnyc.com for later viewing.

E.S.P. TV has worked with various venues including: Present Company, The Schoolhouse, La Sala, 285 Kent, Vaudeville Park, Spectacle Theater andRoulette (Brooklyn, NY), Franklin Street Works (Stamford, CT), Liminal Space(Oakland), Queens Nails Projects (San Francisco), Millennium Film Workshop (New York City) as a part of INDEX Festival, Printed Matter (NYC),General Public (Berlin) and Pallas Projects (Dublin). http://www.esptvnyc.com/

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SUMMER SHOW – CUL DE SAC GALLERY

JIRO AMETANI, THORBJØRN ANDERSON, SOL ARCHER, VANYA BALOGH, DOMINIC BEATTIE, LOUIS BENASSI, HECTOR CASTELLS, VINCENT LE CHAPELAIN, CLAUDIA DJABBARI, ELISE, DAMIEN GOOD, ALEX FOX, STEPHEN HALL, DENISE HAWRYSIO, CAMERON IRVING, TIMO KUBE,TOMAZ KRAMBERGER, SAMIA MALIK, DAWN MELLOR, FLORE NOVÉ-JOSSERAND, DANIEL PASTEINER, OLIVER PERKINS, RAUL PINA PEREZ, ELLIOT POTTS, LILI REN, SVEN SACHSALBER, REBECCA SCOTT, DALLAS SEITZ, PULPSTUDIO, DAVID BRIAN SMITH, MARTINA SCHMÜCKER, JULIA VARELA, JESSE WINE, MARK WOODS

PV 12/01/2013,  7 – 10 PM

HECTOR CASTELLS PERFORMANCE

‘THERE ARE BETTER THINGS TO DO’ 8:30 PM

EXHIBITION OPEN 
13/01 – 12/02/2013

THURSDAY – SUNDAY,  12 – 6 PM

CUL DE SAC GALLERY

65 – 69 COUNTY STREET

LONDON, SE1 4AD

WWW.CULDESACGALLERY.COM

http://www.facebook.com/events/115004688674117/

David Gryn

david@artprojx.com

+447711127848

http://www.artprojx.com

PUTTY HILL at the ICA 17-30 June

In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Gryn, Entertainment, Film, Film and Video, ICA, London, Putty Hill on 08/06/2011 at 12:05 pm

Putty Hill

Putty Hill at the ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, 
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH 
17 June 2011 - 30 June 2011 
£10 / £8 Concessions / £7 ICA Members.

A young man dies of a heroin overdose
in an abandoned house in Baltimore. 
On the eve of his funeral, family and 
friends gather to commemorate his life. 
Their shared memories paint a portrait of 
a community hanging in the balance, 
skewed by poverty, city living, and 
a generational divide, united in their 
pursuit of a new American Dream.

The follow-up to Matt Porterfield's 
acclaimed directorial debut Hamilton, 
Putty Hill reveals another cross-section 
of Baltimore's dispossessed. 

Combining documentary-style interviews 
with narrative techniques, Putty Hill is 
a realist film presented in a wholly unique way. 
Improvised dialogue blends with script to create 
a natural, understated, and focused picture of a 
community on the fringes of society.

Dir Matt Porterfield, USA, 2011, 87mins

SPECIAL ARTPROJX OFFER!
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Conversation Pieces: boyleANDshaw at Tate Britain 10 Dec

In Adam James, Adrian Shaw, Art, Artprojx, Biggi Stiller, boyleANDshaw, David Gothard, David Gryn, Entertainment, ICA, Keeley Forsyth, London, Malachy Orozco, Malin Ståhl, Matthew Boyle, Max Reinhardt., Performance, Performance Art, Plastique Fantastique, Sam Belinfante, Tate Britain on 25/11/2010 at 10:54 am

Conversation Pieces: boyleANDshaw

Friday 10 December 2010
2 – 3.30pm
TATE BRITAIN, Duffield Room

www.tate.org.uk

bAs at ICA 2010 photo: Biggi Stiller

This performance-based boyleANDshaw event relates their practice, which produces conditions for the creation of the new and the unexpected, to works in the Tate Collection. Tate Britain Duffield Room £5, booking recommended
For tickets book online www.tate.org.uk or call 020 7887 8888.

boyleANDshaw have worked in partnership since 2007, producing dense workswith multiple and repeated socio-cultural, philosophical and aesthetic references and themes. Committed to exploring collaborative practice, they frequently elaborate their projects with other artists and performers. They consider themselves to be catalysts, producing conditions for the creationof the new and the unanticipated.

Their performance pieces include Dynamite Fighter (Artprojx at GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, 2008), The Funnel of Love (176 Gallery, 2009), Maiastra, Please Sing! (Romanian Cultural Institute, 2009) and The Filthy Songs Of Their Fathers (Guest Projects, 2010), The Scuttler (David Gryn curated at ICA, 2010).

Among their current projects is an exploration of I Rise In Flame, Cried The Phoenix by Tennessee Williams, which they have been developing at the National Theatre Studio.

see

http://www.boyleandshaw.co.uk/

http://www.artprojx.com

boyleANDshaw at Calvert 22 @ Rochelle School 10 Nov

In Adam James, Alexander Ponomarev, Art, Artprojx, Biggi Stiller, boyleANDshaw, Calvert 22, David Gothard, David Gryn, Entertainment, Film and Video, ICA, Keeley Forsyth, London, Malachy Orozco, Malin Ståhl, Performance, Richard Strange, Rochelle School, Tate Britain on 28/10/2010 at 11:46 am
 

boyleANDshaw @ Calvert 22

 

THERE ARE THE LIVING, THE DEAD AND THOSE WHO GO TO SEA

by

boyleANDshaw

6-9pm

10 November 2010

Gallery open at Calvert 22 from 6-7.15pm

followed by the performance and drinks at the Rochelle School 7.30-8.30pm

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND NO BOOKING IS REQUIRED

In response to Calvert 22’s current exhibition, Sea Stories, the first UK solo by Russian artist Alexander Ponomarev, boyleANDshaw will be presenting a new durational experimental performance-based work called THERE ARE THE LIVING, THE DEAD AND THOSE WHO GO TO SEA. In collaboration with an array of artists, actors and musicians including Malachy Orozco, Keeley Forsyth and Richard Strange.

boyleANDshaw have worked in partnership since 2007, producing dense workswith multiple and repeated socio-cultural, philosophical and aesthetic references and themes. Committed to exploring collaborative practice, they frequently elaborate their projects with other artists and performers. They consider themselves to be catalysts, producing conditions for the creationof the new and the unanticipated.

Their performance pieces include Dynamite Fighter (Artprojx at GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, 2008), The Funnel of Love (176 Gallery, 2009), Maiastra, Please Sing! (Romanian Cultural Institute, 2009) and The Filthy Songs Of Their Fathers (Guest Projects, 2010), The Scuttler (David Gryn curated at ICA, 2010).

Among their current projects is an exploration of I Rise In Flame, Cried The Phoenix by Tennessee Williams, which they have been developing at the National Theatre Studio.

CALVERT 22 FOUNDATION

22 CALVERT AVENUE

LONDON, E2 7JP

+44 (0)207 613 2141

info@calvert22.org

www.calvert22.org

Rochelle School
Arnold Circus
London E2 7ES

also coming soon …

boyleANDshaw @ ICA photo: Biggi Stiller

Conversation Pieces: boyleANDshaw

Friday 10 December 2010
2 – 3.30pm
TATE BRITAIN, Duffield Room

This performance-based boyleANDshaw event relates their practice, which produces conditions for the creation of the new and the unexpected, to works in the Tate Collection. Tate Britain Duffield Room £5, booking recommended
For tickets book online www.tate.org.uk or call 020 7887 8888.

boyleANDshaw @ ICA photo: Biggi Stiller

http://www.boyleandshaw.co.uk/

Contort Yourself – panel discussion 16 June

In Art, Artprojx, Choose your Character, David Blandy, David Gryn, Film and Video, Harold Offeh, ICA, Irit Rogoff, Jan Hendrickse, London, Performance, Video Art on 14/06/2010 at 8:47 pm

16 JUNE 2010
In Conversation

David Gryn, Dr Alison Rowley, Dr Anthony Downey, Irit Rogoff

7 – 9pm
ACME Project Space, 44 Bonner Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9JS

Limited capacity for all free events. To reserve a seat, please email: info@contortyourself.org
A panel discussion centred on identity trends and categories explored in the exhibition. The role of curators, critics and art professionals in relation to how trends are generated and operate in the art world will also be considered. The session will be chaired by Dr Alison Rowley, and moderated by Ulrika Frink, RCA CCA (Inspire) Student.

CHAIR:
DR ALISON ROWLEY: Reader in Art and Design, Liverpool School of Art and Design
Dr Alison Rowley is presently working on a book entitled Common Gestures, Class Acts: Studies in ‘young British art’, an analysis of the return in the 1990s of neglected histories of British social and political life since 1945 in key works by artists grouped under the heading ‘yBa’. Dr Rowley’s research interests centers around modern and contemporary art; feminist history, theory and practice in the visual arts and cinema; psychoanalysis and aesthetics; aesthetics and politics and configurations of social class in British art.

SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES:
DR ANTHONY DOWNEY: Programme Director, MA Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Institute
Dr Anthony Downey completed his PhD and is currently researching a book on ethics, politics and aesthetics and the production of knowledge in contemporary art. He sits on the editorial board of Third Text, and is a London correspondent for Flash Art and he has also published essays, criticism and interviews in over twenty different publications and has recently given papers and chaired conference panel.

IRIT ROGOFF: Curator, theorist, and founder of the Department of Visual Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London
Irit Rogoff is a curator, theorist, and organiser who writes at the intersections of the critical, the political, and contemporary arts practices. Her work across a series of new “think tank” PhD programs at Goldsmiths (Research Architecture, Curatorial/Knowledge) is focusing on the possibility of locating, moving, and exchanging knowledge across professional practices, self-generated forums, academic institutions, and individual enthusiasms.

DAVID GRYN: Director, Artprojx
David Gryn is the director of Artprojx which has been promoting artist’s film since 2001. He has worked with artists such as Christian Marclay, Sarah Morris, Mark Wallinger, Susan Hiller, Jeremy Deller, Dexter Dalwood, Jane Bustin, Mark Leckey, William Kentridge, William Eggleston, Willie Doherty and institutes including Gagosian Gallery, White Cube, Whitney Museum, Matt’s Gallery, ICA, Sadie Coles HQ, Victoria Miro, Tate Britain, Prince Charles Cinema. see http://www.artprojx.com

David Blandy's 'Choose Your Character' - Street Fighter battles at the ICA produced by David Gryn

Press Release

Contort Yourself Works by Harold Offeh, Jan Hendrickse and David Blandy

ACME Project Space Gallery, 44 Bonner Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9JS

Curated by the first year MA Curating Contemporary Art (Inspire), Royal College of Art                                         Exhibition: 4 June – 27 June, 2010

Open Thurs – Sun, 11.00am – 6.00pm

Contort Yourself brings together the work of three UK based artists who twist, stretch, and re-appropriate notions of the construction of self through performance, digital video and sound. In exploring the theme of self-realization, the works playfully critique processes of identity formation and re-formation. The title of the show ‘Contort Yourself’ is inspired by the popular love song of the same name by James Chance and The Contortions which situates the body in an abstract imaginary space, where thought and matter become enmeshed. In borrowing this title, the exhibition alludes to hybrid trans-mutational categorizations and the miscegenation of cultural specificities.

Alien Communication by Harold Offeh (b. 1977) utilizes a variety of lenses to distort his features; magnifying his eyes, lips and teeth to exaggerated proportions whilst referencing historical representations of the ‘other.’ It interrogates the ever-contested site of the body, and latent or forgotten memory.

David Blandy’s (b. 1978) The White and Black Minstrel appropriates humour to pose questions which relate to the degree to which the self is formed by its immersion in the world of records, films and television. His clown-like white minstrel figure simultaneously appropriates a sub-cultural formation and explores the inverse of modes of popular cultural stereotyping

Artist in residence Jan Hendrickse’s (b. 1966) work exists across the boundaries of performance, improvisation, installation and socially engaged practice. Trained initially as a musician, Hendrickse’s new commission, Self Portrait, is an interactive sound installation examining the structures and parameters of self-categorization through visitor participation in the form of telephone as transporter and generator of immediate sound, and as a self-referential object.

Alongside these works additional research documentation offers fragments from the artists’ creative processes; sketches, notes, documents and supplementary material illustrate a rich frame of reference. The material questions and explores a multitude of influences within perceived spheres of national, popular and personal identities.

An accompanying series of events includes a panel talk at ACME Project Space Gallery  on 16 June 2010, with Dr Anthony Downey, Professor Irit Rogoff and David Gryn.

Additional information about talks and events held during the exhibition can be found on the following websites: www.contortyourself.org & http://www.acme.org.uk/projectspace.php

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=125333610824919&ref=ts

Contort Yourself Events_______________________________________

ICA LIVE WEEKEND PRODUCED BY DAVID GRYN – YouTube Highlights

In Adam James, Art, Artprojx, Aura Satz, boyleANDshaw, Brian Catling, David Blandy, David Gothard, David Gryn, Film, Gryn, ICA, Infinite Livez, JocJonJosch, Keeley Forsyth, Linda Hirst, Malachy Orozco, Malin Ståhl, Mark Leckey, Max Reinhardt., Neo Empire, Ninja Tune, Patrick Coyle, Performance, Plastique Fantastique, Sam Belinfante, Screenings, Shoja Azari, Street Fighter, Tai Shani, Terry Smith, Tony Grisoni, Video Art, Wimbledon on 27/05/2010 at 4:29 pm

Image from the screening of Shola Azari's Windows

  1. ICA LIVE WEEKEND – PERFORMANCE etc YouTube HIGHLIGHTS
  2. David Blandy – YouTube
  3. Tai Shani – YouTube
  4. boyleANDshaw – YouTube
  5. Terry Smith – YouTube
  6. Aura Satz  – YouTube
  7. Brian Catling – YouTube

Artprojx at LONDON SEEN – LOOP FESTIVAL BARCELONA

In Art, Artprojx, Barcelona, Choose your Character, Culture, David Blandy, David Gryn, Entertainment, Film, Film and Video, Film and Video Umbrella, FormContent, Gasworks, Gryn, Hotel Catalonia, ICA, LOOP, Lux, MOT International, Ninja Tune, Ramblas, Screenings, Video, Video Art on 13/05/2010 at 11:56 am

LONDON SEEN – LOOP FESTIVAL BARCELONA

Saturday 22 May

10-1pm

Sala Fòrum // Hotel Catalonia Ramblas // Barcelona

London Seen offers an overview of venues for moving image practices in London through the presentation of a number of spaces and platforms, invited on the basis of their critical engagement with and display of video and film. The event will consist of a combination of presentations and brief screenings followed by a panel discussion. Each participating venue has selected a moving image work or a curatorial project that exemplifies their approach. The idea is that these presentations will provide a basis for critical reflections around the participants’ respective location, mission and mode of operation on the London art scene. The participants are:

Artprojx // Film and Video Umbrella // FormContent // Gasworks // LUX // MOT International

David Gryn will be discussing the processes of collaboration between his own Artprojx company and the artist David Blandy. How they create projects, the interactions and the outcomes. Gryn and Blandy have done projects in Liverpool at the A Foundation, Artprojx at the Prince Charles Cinema, Artprojx Dojo at Artprojx Space, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Britain and Anthology Film Archives in NY and most recently as part of the David Gryn produced ICA Live Weekend – Performance projects with Choose Your Character. David Blandy has featured in various Artprojx cinema screening compilations have been played internationally.

The brief You Tube trailer features extracts of several David Blandy films.

Blandy at the ICA

Blandy's Choose your Character at the ICA

Blandy's Artprojx Dojo

Blandy at Artprojx Dojo

Review – Live at the ICA … DAVID BLANDY, TAI SHANI, boyleANDshaw, BRIAN CATLING, AURA SATZ, TERRY SMITH

In Adam James, Adrian Shaw, Art, Artprojx, Aura Satz, boyleANDshaw, Brian Catling, Choose your Character, Culture, Damon Packard, David Blandy, David Gryn, Film and Video, Gaming, ICA, Infinite Livez, JocJonJosch, Linda Hirst, Malachy Orozco, Mark Leckey, Matthew Boyle, Max Reinhardt., Music, Neo Empire, Ninja Tune, Performance Art, Rough Trade, Sam Belinfante, Screenings, Shoja Azari, Street Fighter, Tai Shani, Terry Smith, Uncategorized, Video Art on 10/05/2010 at 10:40 am
ICA Live Weekend – Performance etc … produced by David Gryn 6-9 May
See YouTube highlights of all the events and YouTube moments from:

JocJonJosch

DAVID BLANDY, TAI SHANI, boyleANDshaw, BRIAN CATLING, AURA SATZ, TERRY SMITH

Aura Satz

Over 4 days there were so many great moments, pieces and a general vibrant, creative intensity at the ICA.

Shija Azari"s Windows screened by Artprojx

As a young artist it was a place of discovery, aspiration, idea nurturing and artistcally forming and it really feels like that it is possible again.

Street fighter battles in David Blandy's day

The works and projects each day worked on so many levels beautiful, aesthetic, rough around the edges, challenging, musical, poetic, engaging, audience enchanting, scary, awkward and much more.

Tai Shani's rehearsals

Over the 4 days the ICA proved it can be a creative hub, exhibiting ground-breaking, experimental, risk and chance taking art – enabling and nurturing the artists to do so.

Tai Shani's performance

All the artists put their vision on the line – creating wonderful aesthetic, aspirational and challenging feasts and treats for all the large numbers of visitors.

boyleANDshaw's The Scuttler

The staff at the ICA, care passionately about delivering the work and joined in to great supportive effect – they all played their part in making it such a great few days..

Terry Smith is Drunk and Disorderly

Send in your comments on the 4 days …
More images from the day …
Terry Smith
Brian Catling’s Mr Rapehead
boyleANDshaw’s The Scuttler

David Blandy's Choose Your Character

Infinite Livez dj-ing at ICA

YouTube

Tai Shani’s performance at the ICA ‘Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82′

In Art, Artprojx, Cartune Xprez, Culture, Damon Packard, David Gryn, DJ, Entertainment, Film, Film and Video, Fun, Gryn, ICA, Jacques Rivette, Jen Wu, Jim Hollands, Jo Mitchell, Live Art, Lynne Marsh, Mark Leckey, Music, Owen Hills, Performance, Performance Art, Screenings, Tai Shani, Video, Video Art, William Greaves on 06/05/2010 at 11:06 pm

Tai Shani’s performance:

‘Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82′

Friday 7 May

ICA – LIVE WEEKEND 1 – PERFORMANCE etc …

Produced by David Gryn

Tai Shani

TAI SHANI
‘Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82′
Performance: 7:30pm & 9:15pm Main Gallery (30mins)

On a sound stage, an actress is being filmed auditioning for a role in a fictitious film based on a strange, actual sequence of events that took place in West Germany in the hot summer of 1982. Over the course of 25 days in three unrelated, tragic incidents members of the US and UK peacetime army stole tanks and rampaged through various German towns and countryside leaving behind a trail of destruction, ultimately driving themselves over bridges and into trains to their deaths. The actress Maya Lubinsky is auditioning for the role of Katja Riemann, a young woman who gets run over by a tank driven by Private Charles S. Keefer, her boyfriend.

In this expanding screentest which occurs on a fractured timeline, the lives and fictions of Katja Riemann, Maya Lubinsky and Maya’s body double overflow and hemorrhage into each other creating a spiraling narrative told through film, heroines, anti-heroines, animated props, an overbearing narrator and a Neanderthal from a parallel universe.

The performance is accompanied by a live score by David J. Smith (Guapo, Stargazers Assistant and Amal Gamal Ensemble)

ICA Theatre Film & Video Screenings selected by Artprojx

2pm Jo Mitchell – Concerto for Voice & Machinery II

3.25pm Mark Leckey – Cinema-in-the-Round

ICA Theatre Film & Video Screenings selected by Tai Shani

4.30pm
Cartune Xprez
Part psychedelic insurrection, part cartoon road show, they harness the energies of video artists who remix commercial imagery to the extent of anarchy and animate their way out of Sunday Morning Cartoons. Previous shows have included Paper Rad, Bruce Bickford, Takeshi Murata, and Shana Moulton, who have since been featured in the Whitney Biennial, the MOMA in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, and many others.

6pm
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm by William Greaves, United States, 1968, 75 minutes

In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York’s Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they’re making. A couple enacts a break-up scenario over and over, a documentary crew films a crew filming the crew, locals wander casually into the frame: the project defies easy description. Yet this wildly innovative sixties counterculture landmark remains one of the most tightly focused and insightful movies ever made about making movies.

Jen Wu

8:00pm
Jen Wu – Half Light, 5mins 2009

The dead weight of a sleeper drifts between the syncopal darkness of the cinematic night and the waning daylight of a world that feels no less other. Shifting between modes of cinematic identification, inhabiting surrogate bodies and self obliteration in the face of the familiar Half Light sensitively makes manifests a mesmeric, recondite and affective territory.
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Damon Packard

Damon Packard – Spacedisco One, 2007, 58min
To sum it up. “Spacedisco One” will not only shatter your perception of reality as we know it, it will break it in half ad infinitum, pairs of two, so am I, pairs of two, so are you, until the soul’s binary code is revealed and, biting its own tail, destroyed in the blink of a serpent’s eye. You will melt like a marshmallow in the furnace of hell. And if everything has been said and if everything has been done, we still have the possibility to make a movie about it, a sequel to reality.

10pm
Jim Hollands – Here, 2007, 70min

(3D glasses will be supplied)
A hallucinogenic dissolution between the screen and the viewer forming a radical new art agenda for the 21st century. Here is a seventy-minute remix of a rarely seen existing work written by Joe Orton, called ‘The Erpingham Camp’. Originally screened on TV in 1966, it has been experimentally remixed in sound, image and words, with subtitles, and partly in anaglyphic (red/cyan) 3D. Large parts of the work operate under flicker frequencies of 8-13hz, and as such are viewable by epileptics or those prone to seizure at their own risk.

Music:
DJ set in Bar from 7pm
Owen Hills (of Wooden Spoon and Dollboy) . Kraut and cosmic musics

Tai Shani (1976) is an artist living and working in London. Fantastical and televisual, Tai Shani’s performances and films contain cartoon props and extravagantly costumed large casts of archetypes and pseudo-historical characters drawn from popular culture and counterculture mythologies. Referencing early science fiction, Greek tragedy and theatrical spectacle they are accompanied by voice over soundtracks reminiscent of radio plays that alternate between familiar fictional styles and narratives and self-reflexive texts that delve into the mechanics of simulatory channels and their agency. Often dramatising historical phenomena, Shani seeks to underpin the axis point of their transformation from historical to fantastical. Chaotic, a-historical and non-linear in form, Shani’s work explores fictional strategies, the cinematic corruption of memory as well as conflicting temporal structure in the ‘real’ and the mediated.

Recent Tai Shani exhibitions and performances include:
The Herzeliya Biennial, Israel; The Royal Academy, London; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Spike Island + Arnolfini, Bristol; A Foundation, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; ARTIS Centre for Fine Arts Hertogenbosch, Stedelijk Museum Hertogenbosch; Liverpool Biennial 08; Artprojx at Rio Cinema, Dalston. She also writes and performs music as Cherry Mash Cherry.

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