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The 2nd Royal College of Psychiatrists Artists Video Commission

In 21 Prescot Street, Orson Sieverding, Ranu Mukherjee, Uncategorized on 17/12/2015 at 2:43 pm

The 2nd Royal College of Psychiatrists Artists Video Commission
Curated by David Gryn, Daata Editions / Artprojx and Curator Film, Art Basel in Miami Beach.

Artists: Ranu Murkerkjee, Orson Sieverding, Terry Smith

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Ranu Mukherjee – Chimeric (dogowl living on the edge of free trade zone), 2015

Chimeric (dogowl living on the edge of free trade zone) is a 5 minute ‘hybrid film’, focused on the chimeric, as a leading aspect of imaginative experience and urban sensibility. It brings together photographic, painted and digital images, suggesting a fluid and morphing exchange between these often siloed forms of visual culture. In placing a creature, simultaneously fantastical and mundane, against backdrops of contemporary urban development layered on accumulated pasts and bathed in the radiant frequencies of telecommunications, the work is an attempt to visualize a confrontation between two kinds of speculation.

Ranu Mukherjee (MFA Royal College of Art, London & BFA Massachusetts College of Art, Boston) is an artist making animated video works, ink drawing and collage, printed textiles, and collaborative projects that take a variety of forms from audio installation to printed matter. Her works bring material. mythological and political or historical references to bear on each other and explore the construction of culture through creolization, the nomadic, ecology, speculative fiction and the unknown. Solo Exhibitions include the Asian Art Museum San Francisco 2015-16, San Jose Museum of Art, 2012 and Gallery Wendi Norris 2011 and 2013-14. Ranu lives and works in San Fransisco, USA.

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Orson Sieverding – Classify, 2015

For “Classify” Orson decided to feature various animals and plants as his protagonists. All of them were filmed in a public aquarium were they are grouped by a specific system of classification. Ignoring the offered system Orson was looking at them in terms of movement, texture and visual appeal. Referencing spectral colours, the animal’s and plant’s extraordinary blues, reds, greens and yellows form a colour system of their own. Filmed with a photographic approach, still and observing, the video almost seems to be a moving slide show.

In his work Orson Sieverding is recombining strategies within the field of sound and vision; focusing on sonic production, selective sampling, sound culture and the deconstruction of documentary categories. Orson lives and works in Berlin and Düsseldorf.

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Terry Smith – Day for Night, 2015

The term Day for Night is a set of cinematic techniques used to simulate a night scene while filming in daylight. It is also the title of a 1973 film by Francois Truffaut, where a committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional.

I wanted to make a film that had some relationship to the people and places of the surrounding area. There were many visits and several shoots at different times of the day, from early morning and throughout the day and into night, looking at all aspects, from the tourist at the Tower to the crowded streets of the local markets. But during the editing process, I decided to focus on just two moments, the period between five and nine am when the workers at Barney arrive and begin their early morning shift and late at night, once the office workers had started to slowly drift home. So the film is a kind of bookend to the beginning and end of the day.

Terry Smith (born 1956) is a British-born artist living in London and Folkestone, England. In 2008, Smith was a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Award. He is exhibited throughout the world in museums and galleries including the British Museum, The Fogg Museum in Boston and The Drawing Center in New York in 2012.


David Gryn – Curator for RCP Video Art Project

David Gryn is the director of Artprojx, screening, curating, promoting and lecturing on artists’ moving image, working with leading contemporary artists, art galleries, museums, art fairs, art schools and film festivals worldwide. In 2015 Gryn launched the online platform Daata Editions that commissions artists’ video, sound and web artworks. David is also the Curator of Film and Sound for Art Basel in Miami Beach.

The RCP Foyer Screen featuring these artworks is visible to all visitors. Open daily from 8am until 6pm. But let the reception know why you are in the building.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

21 Prescot Street
London
E1 8BB

 

Strangelove Moving Image Festival at Central Saint Martins 16-20 March 2015

In ABMB, Art, daataeditions, David Gryn, Film, Lethaby, Terry Smith, Video on 15/03/2015 at 9:24 pm

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http://strangelove2015.tumblr.com/

A festival conceived by Terry Smith, artist and David Gryn, curator, along with Mark Dunhill, Dean at CSM – to bring an art school together, empowering and engaging students, teaching staff, artists and general public via moving image from every arts discipline across Central Saint Martins.

More links:

http://www.strangelove.london/strangelovelondon.uk/intro.html

https://www.facebook.com/centralsaintmartins

https://davidgryn.wordpress.com

http://www.workinprogressuk.com/workinprogress/Welcome.html

https://instagram.com/elaboratecsm/

http://daata-editions.com

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Strangelove interview with David Gryn and Terry Smith

In ABMB, Art Basel, Artprojx, centralsaintmartins, daataeditions, David Gryn, Film, Terry Smith, Video, Workinprogress on 07/03/2015 at 12:09 pm

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An interview with David Gryn (Artprojx) and Terry Smith (workinprogress) about their collaboration on the Strangelove Festival.

How did your involvement with CSM on the Strangelove Festival come about?

DG. Terry and I had an initial meeting with Mark Dunhill where we all expressed our hopes to find ways to empower and unite students from across the disciplines and courses at CSM, as well as shining a light on what happens inside the college for those on the outside.

TS. It was a good basis for a collaboration, Mark was very keen to find a project that brought all of the college together under one umbrella. This made sense for David and I who have been talking about an artist’s film and video festival for a number of years.

I understand that your own practice relates to film and video work – can you tell us a bit about your background in moving image?

DG. For over 20 years I have been engaged with the promotion and curation of artists’ moving image generally in the context of the cinema, working with leading galleries, museums, art fairs and artists worldwide.

TS. Well, I come from the point of view of an artist.
I have been working in moving image since I was a student back in the late 70s but it was only in 1999 that I picked up the medium again. I am currently working on projects that combine moving image with live music and performance. But I don’t see myself as a video artist. I see myself as an artist that trespasses on other territories.

How did you select the artists whose work is included in your curated screening programmes?

DG. The majority of works are by artists I selected for the most recent Film – Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. The central starting point was for artists’ work that engages with our everyday, static surfing, and obsessive interaction with the natural language and enamour of all things digital and internet, and works that are generally playful.

TS. Although we have given titles and categories to different screening programmes, I want the viewer to treat them with pinch of salt. My choices reflect work that I am curious about, work that has made an impression on me, and work I am jealous of and wish I had made.

Moving image is an important part of virtually every programme area across CSM embracing fashion communication, graphics, animation, screen acting and directing, used in a myriad of ways and not confined to fine art moving image practice. How did that spread impact upon your ideas for the festival?

DG. The festival was intended to show or enable students to take reference from every available source – animation, painting, fashion, dance, performance, sculpture, collage, architecture, online, music, cinema, culture, history, philosophy, language, science and much much more. In essence film is a place where all our learning and experience combines into a powerful collaborative outcome. This was the essence of this festival, to encourage the college to come together to enable greater learning, collaboration, and empowerment via a medium we all use and observe daily in our work, creativity and life.

TS. Yes, I agree

Do you have a must-see event?

DG. Obviously the Armchair Surfers Digital Revolutionaries screening programme – as the digital revolutionaries are all of us as we use, observe, interrogate this ever developing medium that extends, entrances, and baffles us in equal measure. The two films of Jennifer Reeder are a wonderful, engaging, moving and witty insight into the world of post teenage womanhood. The premier of Scott Reeder’s Moon Dust, a feature film that took the artist over 10 years to make. And Beatrice Gibson’s F for Fibonacci, which was premiered during the recent Frieze Art Fair at the Laura Bartlett Gallery. There is also The Music of Regret by Laurie Simmons that I first premiered (with Salon 94 and Performa) in 2006, this features Meryl Streep and the Alvin Ailey II Dance Company. It will be exciting to see this again with different and somewhat older eyes.

TS. I am looking forward to the event on the Monday 16 March, where the screen writer and director Tony Grisoni presents For the Dark. I think this will be a stunning experience and a great way to open the festival. I like the fact that the idea began over a coffee in a cafe in Stoke Newington. I am looking forward also to the Armchair Surfers because a lot of the work is new to me. Of the screenings I chose, I think they are all must see works. We also asked Vassiliki Tzanakou and SHAPE to make their own choices. I worked with SHAPE on the selection and I am looking forward
to seeing the work of Katherine Araniello projected, who is an artist who happens to be disabled. But I guess I personally am looking forward to some of the events that have been generated from staff at CSM.

Strangelove London website – for upcoming and future festival in London and worldwide

http://www.strangelove.london/strangelovelondon.uk/intro.html

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STRANGELOVE MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL 2015 devised and programmed in collaboration with Central St Martin’s 

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Strangelove Moving Image Festival 16-20 March 2015

In Art Basel Miami Beach, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Central St Martins, CSM, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Kings Cross, Strangelove, Terry Smith, University of the Arts, Workinprogress on 27/02/2015 at 12:59 pm
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Still from OM Rider (2013) by Takeshi Murata, courtesy Salon 94 and Ratio 3

Central Saint Martins is pleased to announce Strangelove – an ambitious college wide moving image festival devised and programmed in collaboration with artist Terry Smith (workinprogress) and curator David Gryn (Artprojx).

Usingspaces throughout the Kings Cross campus the festival programme will include screenings, installations, talks, workshop, events and symposia to generate cross-disciplinary discussions and draw attention to the way moving image has become an inescapable part of our everyday experience.

The festival will celebrate the diversity of moving image practice and explore the relationship between art, fashion, communication design, drama, performance and popular culture featuring the work of students through to prominent and established international artists, designers, directors, screen writers and performers.

19 events, as well as the exhibition in the Lethaby Gallery, will be open to the public, allowing a glimpse into the fascinating and innovative world of moving image at Central Saint Martins.

Throughout the Festival there will be an information desk in the Crossing at the front of the Granary Building.

Featuring artists including:

Anne Bean, Babette Mangolte, Beatrice Gibson, Brian Alfred, Brian Bress, Cecile B. Evans, Charles Richardson, Ciprian Mureşan, Clunie Reid, Dara Birnbaum, David Blandy, Douglas Gordon, David Austen, David Bickerstaff, Elizabeth Price, Gary Stevens, Gun Holmström, Hayal Pozanti, Jennifer Reeder, Joan Jonas, John Smith, Jon Rafman, Jordan Baseman, Kevin Frilet, Larry Achiampong, Laurie Simmons, Leo Gabin, Livia Benavides, Mark Wallinger, Marnie Weber, Martha Rosler, Maya Watanabe, Mikhail Karikis, Nate Boyce, Ornana Films, Parker Ito, Paul Bush, Prem Sarjo, Rachel Rose, Rashaad Newsome, Saya Woolfalk, Scott Reeder, Stephen Irwin, Susan Hiller, Tabor Robak, Takeshi Murata, Tony Grisoni, Veronika Reichl, Vest&Page, Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein, Yan Xing and many many more artists, film makers, students, teaching staff with their works from across the Central Saint Martin’s creative and artistic disciplines and output.

For the official and comprehensive information with booking details – see http://strangelove2015.tumblr.com/

Tuesday 17th March | 14.30 – 17:30
Studio Theatre
Free
UAL staff and students only

Other guests can get access – more information on how – coming very soon – email artprojx@gmail.com

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Armchair Surfers Digital Revolutionaries (Screening)

Tuesday 17th March.

14.30 – 17:30

Studio Theatre
Free
UAL staff and students only

Curated by David Gryn and Terry Smith

We are all digital revolutionaries – as we use, observe and interrogate this ever-developing medium that extends, entrances and baffles us in equal measure. These programmes present works that engage with our everyday static surfing and obsessive interaction with the natural language andour enamour with all things digital and internet.

Screening programme

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Still: Un Chien Andalou, Ciprian Mureşan 2004, 51” David Nolan Gallery, Wilkinson Gallery

Part 1: IP Overlords
Running Time: 48 mins

Un ChienAndalou, Ciprian Mureşan 2004, 51” David Nolan Gallery, Wilkinson Gallery
A-PHAN-OUSIA, Maya Watanabe 2008, 4’45” 80m2 LiviaBenavides
Rock Your Body, Brian Bress 2005, 4’45” Cherry and Martin Gallery
A Lifetime of Likes, Hayal Pozanti 2014, 25” Jessica Silverman Gallery
Vatican Vibes, Tabor Robak 2011, 5’16”, team gallery
The Tent, Elizabeth Price, 2012, 12’, MOT International
IP Overlords, Hayal Pozanti 2014 12” Jessica Silverman Gallery
Oh Baby, Leo Gabin, 2013, 2’49” Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Peres Projects
Scroll Sequence, Nate Boyce, 2014 5’33” Altman Siegel Gallery
OM Rider, Takeshi Murata 2013 11’39” Salon 94, Ratio 3
Mobile Blinders, Hayal Pozanti 2014, 15” Jessica Silverman Gallery

Parker Ito Wipeout XL 2014 (screen res) 4

Still: Wipeout XL (Miami Beach), Parker Ito 2014, 15’44” Chateau Shatto

Part 2: Wet Dave (boom boom)
Running Time: 50 mins

ChimaTek: Hybridization Machine, Saya Woolfalk 2013 3’40” Leslie Tonkonow Gallery
Under Thunder and Fluorescent Lights, Brian Alfred 2014 3’, Ameringer McEnery Yohe
Wipeout XL (Miami Beach), Parker Ito 2014, 15’44” Chateau Shatto
Virtual Diaspora, Hayal Pozanti, 2014 22” Jessica Silverman Gallery
Rehearsal (Miami edit), Charles Richardson, 2014 4’ Cabin Gallery
A Minute Ago, Rachel Rose 2014 8’43’’ Pilar Corrias Gallery
Empathy Box, Hayal Pozanti 2014, 22” 2014, 25”, Jessica Silverman Gallery
Wet Dave (boom boom), Clunie Reid 2009 5’34” MOT International
KNOT, Rashaad Newsome 2014 4’ Marlborough Gallery
Juan Gris Dream House, Jon Rafman 2013 2’ Zach Feuer Gallery

Barefoot Skank

Soundtrack to Samurai Story by David Blandy, Barefoot Skank, by Nick Raphael / Manasseh Sound System with Artprojx in Dub

Part 3: How happy a thing can be
Running Time: 47 mins

Samurai Story, David Blandy and Manasseh 2008 8’10” Seventeen and Artprojx, commissioned by Parabola
How happy a Thing can be, Cecile B. Evans 2014 9’30’
How to make extinction, David Blandy 2014, 9’48”, Seventeen
F for Fibonacci, Beatrice Gibson, 2014, 16’20” Laura Bartlett Gallery
To Bite, Biters (Larry Achiampong and David Blandy), 2015, 3’35”

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Still: A Million Miles Away, Jennifer Reeder, 2014

Wednesday 18th March

10am-17.30pm

Studio Theatre

In Focus screenings by

Martha Rosler

Mark Wallinger

Susan Hiller

Douglas Gordon

Yan Xing

Jordan Baseman

Laurie Simmons

Scott Reeder

Jennifer Reeder

Strangelove London website – for upcoming and future festival in London and worldwide

http://www.strangelove.london/strangelovelondon.uk/intro.html

https://www.facebook.com/centralsaintmartins/

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David Gryn

+447711127848

Artprojx worldwide

Curator, Art Basel in Miami Beach Dec 2015

Daata Editions launching May 2014

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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
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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.

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/usefulresources/rcpsychenewsletters/enewsletters2014/april2014/eveningevent.aspx

 

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.

 

 

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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.

Curator

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.

http://www.artprojx.com

 

Artprojx Newsletter October 2013

In Art Basel, Artprojx, David Blandy, David Gryn, Frieze Art Fair, GalleriesNow, Jane Bustin, Lux, Meredith Danluck, Miami Beach, Nina Danino, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Terry Smith, Video Art, Zarya on 11/10/2013 at 2:01 pm

Artprojx Newsletter October 2013

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Artprojx related projects include:

Nina Danino 12-23 Oct

Art, Cinema and the Soul – talk 22 Oct

David Blandy, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Terry Smith – RCP. Oct

Nick Abrahams – ZARYA 1-15 Oct

Meredith Danluck – ZARYA 16-31 Oct

ART:FILM Think Tank and Public Panel – Frieze 17 Oct

Jane Bustin in Jerwood Drawing Prize – Oct

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013 – Film program – 5-8 Dec

Communion by Nina Danino

Communion by Nina Danino

Artprojx Cinema presents COMMUNION, 35mm, 10 mins (2010) by Nina Danino,

a film installation at Heath Street Baptist Church, 84 Heath Street, Hampstead, London NW3 1DN

12-23 October 2013. Screening time 12 noon – 6pm (except Sundays 1- 6pm)

Communion by Nina Danino is a portrait of a young girl filmed by cinematographer Billy Williams BSC, creating a silent, translucent image, which draws on the paradox between beauty as iconic, secular glamour and as religious interiority.

Communion installation at Heath Street Baptist Church by Nina Danino (photo by Barbara Monteiro)

Communion installation at Heath Street Baptist Church by Nina Danino (photo by Barbara Monteiro)

Tuesday 22 October, 6.30 – 8pm: “Art, Cinema and the Soul” a discussion including Nina Danino (artist), Sarah Cooper (writer, lecturer), Ewan King (Minister of Heath Street Baptist Church), Gilda Williams (curator, art writer and critic). Heath Street Baptist Church, London. Followed by drinks.

http://www.artprojx.com/communion_nina_danino.html

https://davidgryn.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/communion_by_nina_danino/

http://www.galleriesnow.net/shows/communion/

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Still: David Blandy – Wanderer through a sea of fog

Royal College of Psychiatrists. Film and Video Art Commission, 2013 at 21 Prescot Street. OCT 2013

David Blandy – Wanderer through a sea of fog. Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski – Solstice. Terry Smith – About Face. Curated by David Gryn.

The foyer of the Royal College of Psychiatry’s new building at 21 Prescot Street proudly hosts three specially commissioned video artworks. These works, shown in rotation, were conceived for the space and presentation on a bank of three screens.

https://davidgryn.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/david-blandy-samuel-levack-and-jennifer-lewandowski-terry-smith-rcp-film-and-video-commission-2013/

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Still: Ekki Mukk by Nick Abrahams

Ekki Mukk by Nick Abrahams in the Artists Focus Series selected and curated by David Gryn at ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art. 1-15 OCT

https://davidgryn.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/nick-abrahams-ekki-mukk-at-zarya-in-vladivostok/

http://zaryavladivostok.ru/ru/exhibitions/today

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Still: Good News/Bad News by Meredith Danluck

Cinema Series III (Good News/Bad News), 2013. 13min.

by Meredith Danluck 

Selected and curated by David Gryn at ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art. 16-31 Oct

Danluck’s ongoing body of work, The Cinema Series addresses cinematic tropes, archetypical identities and narrative expectation.  Good News/Bad News is the third in the series and explores the various interpretations of what our feelings “look like” when interpreted cinematically. Fifteen actors from different backgrounds were selected and given a sparse script and minimal direction to embody their personal version of how receiving both good news and bad news looks and feels. Exhibited here as a two-channel wall projection, the film demonstrates the common narrative device of receiving good news or bad news on the telephone.  Shown side by side we see each actor’s body language and face change as we follow them through opposing emotions.  Patterns emerged during this process; a hand to the face to show grief, a quick shuffling of feet to show joy, posing a question as to where consensus originates, with the audience or the screen?

Meredith Danluck graduated from School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. She has exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, Reina Sofia Museum, MoMA, PS1 Museum, Venice Biennale and has a major film installation coming up at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD) Fall of 2012. She has screened films at a number of festivals including Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Byron Bay, Hamburg International and Margaret Mead. In the spring of 2008 Danluck directed her first documentary feature, The Ride, a documentary about cowboys and the American identity which screened at MoMA  as part of an exhibition about the American West curated by Eva Respini. The Ride had it’s official World Premiere at the South by South West Film Festival in March of 2010.After that she immediately flew to Siberia to  direct another feature documentary, Art Hard, about the world’s largest artwork in the world. Her most ambitious work up to date is a four channel feature film entitled, North of south, West of East which was commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and screened at Sundance 2013. These four feature length narrative films play simultaneously in perfect symphony. She was selected for the Sundance 2013 Writers Lab as well as the 2013 Sundance Directors Lab for her upcoming feature. She most recently showed the first installment of the Cinema Series in a solo show with Leslie Fritz this summer.  Danluck lives and works in New York.

http://zaryavladivostok.ru/ru/exhibitions/today

ART:FILM Think Tank and Panel Discussion – Frieze. 16/18 Oct

http://www.friezefoundation.org/film/

Wednesday 16 October, Frieze London auditorium, ‘New Partnerships Between Art & Film’, think tank (invitation-only): This think tank invites experts from the art world and film industry alike to discuss existing genres and markets as well as new possibilities for developing films in a hybrid financing landscape. The challenges of new types of ownership, exhibition and distribution will be addressed, so as to develop and propose new ways of working across art and film.

Friday 18 October, Frieze London auditorium, panel discussion (3pm): Outcomes of the think tank of 16 October are presented and challenged through a public panel, including questions on film production, financial models, ownership and audiences. Questions that will be addressed include: ‘How does the institutional context influence the creative process?’ and ‘How can film and art productions be integrated in the future?’

3D work by Jane Bustin

Jane Bustin – studio view

Jane Bustin in the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Oct

http://jerwoodvisualarts.org/jerwood-drawing-prize-2013

http://www.janebustin.com

David Gryn – Curator FILM – Art Basel in Miami Beach. Dec 2013

Program to be announced very soon.

https://www.artbasel.com/en/miami-beach

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Contact:

David Gryn

david@artprojx.com

artprojx@gmail.com

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David Blandy, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Terry Smith – RCP Film and Video Commission 2013

In 21 Prescot Street, Art, Artprojx, David Blandy, David Gryn, French Riviera, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Terry Smith, Video Art on 10/10/2013 at 11:18 am

Royal College of Psychiatrists 

Film and Video Art Commission, 2013

21 Prescot Street

David Blandy – Wanderer through a sea of fog

Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski – Solstice

Terry Smith – About Face

Curated by David Gryn

The foyer of the Royal College of Psychiatry’s new building at 21 Prescot Street proudly hosts three specially commissioned video artworks. These works, shown in rotation, were conceived for the space and presentation on a bank of three screens, offering staff, members and visitors both a pause for contemplation and a visual provocation. The RCP’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 three artists presented here are all highly regarded and critically respected, each with an established yet distinctive video practice. Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski’s montage of scenes shot on the solstice along ley-lines in Glastonbury, captures a meditative and mystical calm awash with colour. David Blandy playfully fuses the arcade game with the Romantic era paintings of sublime landscapes. Terry Smith, a life-long local East Ender, utilises the three screens to explore the face, playing the familiar child’s game of ‘mix and match’; the inter-changing eyes, nose and mouth, here, draw attention to the way we look at, read and understand faces.

The impressive new RCP premises is a wonderful context for presenting these art works and has been an honour to work on for the participating artists, and we hope the works will in turn be a delight for all the users and visitors of the space.

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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.

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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.

image fro APTerry 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

Art Curator/Advisor

David Gryn is the founder and director of Artprojx, screening, curating, promoting and lecturing on artists’ moving image and other art projects, working with leading contemporary artists, art galleries, museums, art fairs, art schools and charities worldwide.

David Gryn has worked with Art Basel in Miami Beach, Tate, ICA, Camden Art Centre, MoMA, Whitney, Frieze, Armory Show, LOOP. Projects in Birmingham, Liverpool, Morocco, Venice, New York, Barcelona, Hamburg, Moscow, Vladivostok. Artists projects worked with include: Mark Wallinger, Dara Birnbaum, William Kentridge, Susan Hiller, William Eggleston, Martha Rosler, Christian Marclay, Mickalene Thomas, Jeremy Deller & Nick Abrahams, Susanna Wallin and many many more …

For more information contact:

David Gryn, Artprojx

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Artprojx screening at Ikon Gallery – The Voice and the Lens

In Art Basel Miami Beach, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Dara Friedman, David Blandy, IKON, Ikon Gallery, Kota Ezawa, Martha Rosler, Mel Brimfield, Rashaad Newsome, Sam Belinfante, Screenings, Terry Smith, Video Art on 09/11/2012 at 1:13 pm

Artprojx presents a selection of artists’ films and videos 

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The Voice and The Lens at Ikon Gallery

Featuring: 

David Blandy

Mel Brimfield

Kota Ezawa

Dara Friedman

Rashaad Newsome

Martha Rosler

Terry Smith

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The Voice and the Lens: Part I 

at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Friday 9 November, 7-9.30pm (doors 6.45pm)

Tickets £6 / £4 students & unemployed

Weekend pass £10.50 / £6.50 students & unemployed

To book visit www.bookwhen.com/ikongallery

See the full programme: http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/programme/current/event/711/autumn_almanac_the_voice_and_t/

Forthcoming projects – coming very soon: 

David Gryn / Artprojx curates for MOCAtv. The Poetics of Anxiety and Melancholia. Artists: Meredith Danluck, Jesper Just, Kerry Tribe, Matthew Stone, Nick Abrahams, Stuart Croft, Sam Samore and Thomas Nordanstad, Shoja Azari, Jumana Manna, Hans op de Beeck, Nicholas Provost, Susanna Wallinhttp://www.youtube.com/user/MOCATV

David Gryn / Artprojx curates Art Video for Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, Dec. Artists inc: Tim Davis, Adam Shecter, Ryan McGinley, Ragnar Kjartansson, Nick Abrahams, Ari Marcopoulous, Julieta Aranda, Melanie Smith, Sam Samore, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Julika Rudelius, Theaster Gates, Yoshua Okon, Jordan Wolfson, Mauricio Lupini, David Adamo, Jesper Just, Jack Early, Takeshi Murata, Terence Gower, Sefer Memişoğlu, Michael Sailstorfer, Gigi Scaria, Guy Ben-Ner, Cao Fei, Mircea Cantor, Andrea Bowers, Rashaad Newsome, Daniel Arsham, Drew Heitzler & Sam Sharit, Josiah McElheny, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Pedro Reyes, Rubén Ortiz Torres & Emmanuel Lubezki, Michael Portnoy, David Zink Yi, Chen Xiaoyun, Hu Xiangqian, Pierre Bismuth, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Nate Boyce, Evandro Machado, William Kentridge, Adam Shecter, Ana Prvacki, Amar Kanwar, Robin Rhode, Marie Bovo, Hans Schabus, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Jumana Manna. 

Programme details: http://miamibeach.artbasel.com/global/show_document.asp?id=aaaaaaaaaaaznjk

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http://www.artprojx.com/Art_Video_2012_ArtBaselMiamiBeach.html

David Gryn, Director & Founder of Artprojx screens, curates and promotes artists’ moving image projects, working with leading international contemporary art galleries, online platforms, art fairs, institutes and artists.

Artprojx projects have included: Art Basel Miami Beach, MOCAtv, Gagosian, White Cube, Sadie Coles HQ, Lisson Gallery, The Modern Institute, Whitney Museum, Tate Britain, ICA, Frieze Art Fair and artists have included: Christian Marclay, Dara Friedman, Santiago Sierra, Mark Wallinger, Christian Jankowski, Tracey Emin, Susan Hiller, Dexter Dalwood, Jeremy Deller, Wilhelm Sasnal, William Eggleston, Natalie Djurberg, William Kentridge, Luke Fowler. www.artprojx.com

Artprojx screening at The Voice and the Lens – Ikon Gallery 9 Nov

In Artprojx, Dara Friedman, David Blandy, David Gryn, IKON, Kota Ezawa, Rashaad Newsome, Terry Smith on 23/10/2012 at 9:33 am

Dara Friedman, Musical 2008 (courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown enterprise)

David Gryn / Artprojx programmes an evening of artists’ films and videos. Featuring artists: David Blandy, Mel Brimfield, Kota Ezawa, Dara Friedman, Rashaad Newsome, Martha Rosler, Terry Smith

at

The Voice and the Lens: Part I 

at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Friday 9 November, 7-9.30pm (doors 6.45pm)

Tickets £6 / £4 students & unemployed

Weekend pass £10.50 / £6.50 students & unemployed

To book visit www.bookwhen.com/ikongallery

http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/programme/current/event/711/autumn_almanac_the_voice_and_t/

Performances and screenings

Second Floor Galleries

Adam de la Cour performs his interpretation of Kurt Schwitters’ seminal text performance piece, Ursonate, with Neil Luck, alongside his own performance pieces reimagining Al Jolson (La Nosloj), and I-Paine, a violent reading of Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man featuring martial arts…

Adam also performs Live Adult Chat, his new work with Bruce McLean, created especially for The Voice and the Lens (see Exhibition for details of Drumstick, the film counterpart to this performance).

Amy Cunningham performs Oracle, created for The Voice and the Lens (see Exhibition for details).

Neil Luck & Fiona Bevan present a new collaborative work incorporating Luck’s trademark post-symbolist foley and Bevan’s penetrating feminist subtexts. Their interrogation of recorded media takes the form of juxtaposed scenes drawing influences from Grand Opera to Soap Opera.

“Spine-tingling. Fiona Bevan completely transported me” Alex James, Blur

“Soulful and eccentric” Guardian

Dante Rendle Traynor performs a new work, building on his highly theatrical alter egos, together with his film something for everyone.

Luke Deane presents a performance of luke and luke like to look and listen (see details of the film in the Exhibition).

Sepideh Saii – Behind The Scene (2010)

This film features footage from La Vie en Rose, the Hollywood portrait of Edith Piaf. A young woman is seen intently watching and listening to ‘Piaf’ being called from her dressing room to perform on stage. When ‘Piaf’ finally exits her dressing room, so does our heroine, masking Piaf both visually and in audio by singing her own estranged tune.

Stella Capes – Knights Move Thinking (2009)

Shot with a single take, Knights Move Thinking sets up a struggle between performer and voice to construct an image for camera. A voiceover recites fragments from theatre scene-settings, whilst a ‘stagehand’ builds an abstract composition challenging what’s being described. The fixed camera endeavours to capture the unfolding composition, which is constructed in almost complete darkness.

Ed Atkins Delivery To The Following Recipient Failed Permanently (2011)

“Depth, both physical and emotional, is phony here: the back of a head as the most opaque, resistant thing I can think of; smoke as an explication of a particularly morbid kind of speech, like barium quaffed before an x-ray to illuminate those darkened paths inside you; words that seem caring– but which are in fact exploitative tropes conveyed with a cool impunity to anyone who’ll listen. Music! – especially for you.

Samuel Beckett – Not I (1972) 

Not I features a spot-lit mouth in an otherwise dark space, focusing on an actress’s mouth. The mouth utters at a ferocious pace a logorrhoea of fragmented, jumbled sentences which obliquely tells the story of a woman who appears to have suffered an unspecified traumatic experience. This performance, featuring Julianne Moore and directed by Neil Jordan, was made for the Beckett on Film project.

Anri Sala – Answer Me (2008)

Filmed in the abandoned dome of a Buckminster Fuller-designed surveillance station, the dome’s distinctive echo, triggered in the film by a man playing the drums in the large, empty space, drowns out all of the dialogue spoken by the female character, with the exception of the words that give the film its title.

Elsewhere in the galleries:

Simon Lewandowski demonstrates and performs with his automatic voice machines.

ARTPROJX Screenings 

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Events Room, 7-9.30pm

Artprojx programmes a night of artists’ films and videos.

Featuring artists: David Blandy, Mel Brimfield, Kota Ezawa, Dara Friedman, Rashaad Newsome, Martha Rosler, Terry Smith

Director David Gryn writes:

‘Sound marshals my seeing and music dictates much of my moving image tastes. Quoting Bill Viola: “ .. sound … goes around corners, through walls, is sensed simultaneously 360 degrees around the observer and even penetrates the body …” All the artists that I have selected have taken the voice and made me want to watch their films and videos over and over again.’

ARTPROJX is a leading brand that screens, curates and promotes artists’ moving image and other art projects, working with leading international contemporary art galleries, art fairs, institutes and artists. Forthcoming project Art Video at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

David Blandy – White and Black Minstrel Show (2007), From The Underground (2001), I Am (2003-04), Sons of Slaves (2006), and Secrets and Lies (2002)

Blandy’s work deals with his problematic relationship with popular culture, highlighting the slippage and tension between fantasy and reality in everyday life. Either as a white man mouthing the words to the underground soul classic “Is it because I’m black” in White and Black Minstrel Show (2007), or discovering his father courtesy of Star Wars in I Am (2003), Blandy is searching for his cultural position in the world.

Rashaad Newsome – Shade Compositions (2009)

Newsome’s Shade Compositions takes up the body language and voice of certain women of colour — wondering how a seemingly sassy street expression extends across the globe as an open vernacular.

Mel Brimfield – He Hit Me…And It Felt Like A Kiss (2011)

Singer Gwyneth Herbert performs a reworked version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Memories as a half-carved sculpture emerging from a block of marble, but wistfully regretting her abandonment by the sculptor having been relegated to storage when he became interested in abstraction.

Kota Ezawa – Beatles Über California (2010)

Ezawa’s mash up blends an animation of The Beatles’ 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show with the Dead Kennedy’s ‘California Über Alles’.

Dara Friedman – Musical (2007/08)

For three weeks Friedman invited ordinary New Yorkers to burst into song on street corners, in coffee shops, museums and train stations. Friedman’s film collates those discrete happenings, creating a sprawling American musical that is by turns uproariously funny and devastatingly sad.

Martha Rosler – If it’s too bad to be true it could be disinformation(1985)

Rosler’s video uses a partially demagnetised videotape to engage problems of reading popular news media. This video presents news coverage of US conflicts in Latin America during the early 80s, which various media techniques for vilification, obscuring fact with allegation, propagating an illusion of truth.

Terry Smith – Unsung (2012)

Unsung is an homage to Robert Rauschenberg and Merce Cunningham, inspired by their performance at Dartington in 1964. It features vocalist Linda Hirst, who has worked with Cage, Berio, the Michael Nyman Band, Royal Opera House and many more.

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Artprojx and workinprogress presents Performance on 18 May at Reial Cercle Artistic Barcelona

In Adrian Shaw, Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Barcelona, boyleANDshaw, Cinema, David Blandy, David Gryn, Film, Film and Video, LOOP, Marie Losier, Ramblas, Roi Vaara, Terry Smith, Video, Video Art on 27/04/2011 at 3:06 pm

Roi Vaara 'Artist's Dilemma' (1997) photograph by Naranja

Artprojx & workinprogress present

in association with LOOP Barcelona

Performance

screening of films and videos by

artists including:

boyleANDshaw

David Austen

David Blandy

Matt Calderwood

Marie Losier

Marianela Orozco

Nigel Slight

Terry Smith

Gary Stevens

Roi Vaara

Jessica Voorsanger

Carl Von Weiler

Richard Wilson

on

18 May 2011 at 19 h.

at

Reial Cercle Artístic

C/ Arcs, 5

08002 Barcelona

93 301 59 37

http://www.reialcercleartistic.com

Artist Film and Video Barcelona Loop (Notes from Terry Smith)

Artist throughout history have been at the forefront of technology. In the sixties taking full use of 16 mm and then when 8mm film was introduced for the domestic market capitalized on the opportunity.
The availability of the new technology, allowed artist and filmmakers to explore the medium. From the structuralist works with filmmakers like Stan Brakhage and Michael Snow who explored the media as experimental film to those exploring the more theatrical aspects like Stuart Sherman and Derek Jarman, to artists like Bruce Nauman, Chris Burden, Richard Serra and Joan Jonas who turned from performance to moving image.
Today artists are taking on cinema, with artists like Steve McQueen and Douglas Gordon, moving into the world of feature films. Art has always been involved with popular culture, but there has often been an uneasy relationship between the different strands of the use of moving image; feature films, experimental film and artists film and video works.
There is a long history of artists use of film and video, but it’s a history not often taught in art school. This collection of artists demonstrates some of the different strands in current artists practice in the medium of film and video.
This selection is in two parts the first by the artist Terry Smith of workinprogress and the second by David Gryn the director of Artprojx. What is fascinating about this collection of works is in the different areas that each selector chosen to emphasize. Smith is looking at the sculptural and performative works, while Gryn is concerned more with the theatrical and filmic tendencies in contemporary video. This is of course just a small selection of the wide range of works that occupy the same ground.
Performance artists have from the beginning embraced the medium of film and video. It is a way for performers to distribute their work to a wider audience and into different contexts. So the medium is used by a mixed group, from artists, filmmakers and performance artists all emphasizing different aspects. This collection present some of the range of work that can be seen today.
Part one running time 35 minutes
Part two running time 55 minutes
Part one ( Part one running time 35 minutes )
David Austen, Matt Calderwood, Marianela Orozco, Nigel Slight, Gary Stevens, Terry Smith, Carl von Weiler, Roi Vaara
Part two ( Part two running time 55 minutes )
boyleANDshaw, David Blandy, Marie Losier and Jessica Voorsanger
PART ONE (Notes from Terry Smith)
David Austen is primarily a painter, but it’s probably more accurate to say he is a picture maker. The transition from prints and photography to film and video as been seamless. In this work Man Smoking, Austen keeps the 16mm camera fixed on subject, the Italian artist Enzo Cucchi. The subject nervously shifts his balance aware, self-conscious of the act of being looked at.
Matt Calderwood takes performance to its extreme, coming out as much from the earlier videos of Chris Burden and Bruce Nauman as well as British Artists Harrison and Wood, vaudiville, the comic situations and extraordinary play to camera has seen Calderwood pursue a body of work that captures the set piece ‘act’ that aspires as much to sculpture as early silent comedy
Marianela Orozco, is a Cuban artists who continues to live in Havana. Her work oscillates between performance and photography and film. The work here Sal is a block of salt that is worn away by the sea. Her works often deals with a single locked off shot. Her work explores the incidents of real life, finding poetry in the everyday.
Nigel Slight comes in a sense form the old school. Contemporary with Stuart Brisley Brian Catling and Alastair MacLennan, Slight presents performances that can best be described as hard core. Dealing with all kinds of subjects, controversial and taboo. His live performances have elements of humour and threat that categories his work.
Gary Stevens made his first videos in the mid seventies. A graduate of Goldsmiths College, he moved quickly from text works to performances. He has shown internationally for many years, and continues to be one of the most innovative performance artists in the UK. He has recently returned to video with a series of video works that explore the possibilities technology.
Terry Smith I have included my own work here because it demonstrates and pays homage to Bruce Nauman and artists who influence is immense. This was a work developed as a project in a London art school.
Carl Von Weiler is as artist who works with video and performance. Just like in painting the self portrait is a device for the artist to use their own face or body to create simple works. The act of representing the self as the self has a long history in art.
Roi Vaara  has been traveling the world from his native Norway, creating performance at the Venice Biennial to the Hayward Gallery in London. Primarily a performer he has translated his work, like many performers the use of video to enhance and compliment the performance work.
Part two – notes (well almost notes) by David Gryn
boyleANDshaw, David Blandy, Marie Losier and Jessica Voorsanger
The choice of these artists is a combination based on the quality of their work, their risk taking, their sense of fun and their warm collaborative nature. I traditionally do not say much about artists’ work – as I like art to speak for itself or let the artists speak for themselves – however I was compelled to write even this much as Terry Smith has been so diligent above. Terry is an arch collaborator and has been a great support on this project and many others. I regard performance and video as strange labels – nothing more than names of media that artists use to make their work. In this case the artists I have selected make work through various processes (performance, installations, video/film etc) and film is a way of capturing their work.
boyleANDshaw are growing from strength to strength, with a major performance project with Artprojx at the ICA last year and then for the ICA’s annual fundraiser this year, working with curator David Thorp on those projects and at Calvert 22 and beyond. Jessica Lack captures their essence in the Guardian: “The irascible boyleANDshaw scrape the very edge of artistic decency. Holed up in a cafe on Vauxhall Bridge Road they pen lurid sketches of the art world. Certainly not for the faint hearted, boyleANDshaw’s surreal visions suggest that there’s a hideous, self-loathing wretch lurking beneath every artist’s aloof, monosyllabic exterior. From comic drawings to bizarre happenings, boyleANDshaw push the boundaries of taste to its outer limits.”
David Blandy recent film and seventeen gallery exhibition Child of the Atom has been widely acclaimed. His work deals with his problematic relationship with popular culture, highlighting the slippage and tension between fantasy and reality in everyday life. The work in this compilation, Samurai Story, was part of an exhibition project collaboration with Artprojx and dub sound system legend Manasseh that featured at Artprojx Space, Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Britain.
Marie Losier has recently been introduced to Artprojx and her work is so full of brilliance, vitality, life and joie de vivre that it makes me smile. She is a film maker artist. Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of other artists through an endless variety of cinematic means.
Jessica Voorsanger has a wonderful sense of mischief and amusement. She creates inter-active installations, objects, performances and events that reference pop and celebrity culture. Her recent project with Peckham Space was screened in NY during the Armory Show collaboration at the SVA Theatre with Artprojx Cinema

boyleANDshaw

Artist                                                   Title                                                        Year                        Duration

David Austen                                    Man Smoking                                     2008                        5:29

Roi Vaara                                          Artist Dilemma                                    1997                        5:00

Carl von Weiler                               Drop it                                                    1999                        4:17

Gary Stevens                                    Landscape /tracking                          1975                        3:00

Terry Smith                                      Fuck Nauman                                        2005                      0:53

Matt Calderwood                           Rope                                                         2000                       2:30

Nigel Slight                                    Anthem                                                   1998                        3:46

Marianela Orozco                        Sal                                                            2003                        3:00

Richard Wilson                            Turbine Hall Swimming pool           2000                        6:43

Maria Losier                                 Tony Conrad, DreaMinimalist         2008                        25:00

Jessica Voorsanger                     The Woody Allen Show                     2008                        14:10

David Blandy                                 Samurai Story                                      2008                        8:00

boyleANDshaw                            Bang it while ya can, Barcelona    2011                        10:00

Presentació de la sessió a càrrec de Terry Smith (Artista i comissari del programa) i David Gryn (Artprojx).

El programa reuneix una selecció de projectes que mostren diferents pràctiques creatives que incorporen elements performatius o teatrals.

El programa reúne una selección de obras que retratan diversas prácticas creativas informadas por elementos performativos y teatrales.

This collection of artists portrays various creative practices informed by performative and theatrical elements.

Un projecte fruit de la col·laboració de ARTPROJX, WORKINPROGRESS i Screen Projects.

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