Progress in Works…
On the Friday the 26th April we will be pulling together 5 Artist all working in very different fields for a night of interactive arts with the added bonus of sampling the fine wines of Loire Valley Imports. With Live animation from Joe Burgess, Live large scale abstract painting from Ronan Bowes sound design from Jamie, a recycled bar from Courtney Fort Davis and assist J. Edwards create a sculpture as the night unfolds in his ongoing contemplation on non-smoking in ‘And you will be my last’.
And for you those of you who don’t know here’s a little bit about me:
Originally working in subversive attempts at rallying up the discussions on piracy and then shoplifting, J. Edwards has spent the past three years working on a more positive output of large scale public participation sculptures. As the ripe old age of 3-0 rolled around his work started focusing on what’s going on internally, physically, when on the surface everything seems all right. The works in progress are meditations on decay internally, from mourning the loss of a tooth, to the constant struggle of abstinence from his beloved vice, Smoking.
Here’s Bonobo’s new vid for the single ‘Cirrus’, off the upcoming album ‘The North Borders’. Simple, sumptuous, symmetric 50s imagery.
Well me and Melbourne are getting on delightfully. Without too much effort, all manner of interesting and applicable things are falling in my path.
Art that is accessible to a wide range of people, people who wouldn’t even consider going to a gallery could be engaged by ‘The Character’ exhibition by Candice Breitz or the constant flow of people of all ages weaving in and out of ‘The Ballroom’, a freestanding structure resembling something between St Pauls cathedral and Flinders St station by Patrick Dougherty.
The latter ticks all the boxes of the [FOUNDATION] Checklist. Made from easily accessible materials and simple technique, universal theme that everyone understands, interactive and participatory and above and beyond an impressive and beautiful sight to see on the city streets of Melbourne.
This could be just a string of luck or a change in mood but I feel this place has a lot going on beneath the surface and I’m already very impressed at surface level.
For now, here’s a wee video of Patrick Dougherty talking about his ‘Stickworks’…
A bit more nostalgia before we move forward…
Directed & Edited by Guillaume Panariello
The Death Set – Johnny Siera and Dan Walker
Drawing by – Julie Fabre, Charlotte Serrus and Guillaume Panariello
Editing, post production and SFX – Guillaume Panariello
With the participation of – Loïc Lami and Marie Chareyre
Sound Design and mix – Gilles Cabau
Produced by Guillaume Panariello and Julie Fabre
Samir Amar Khodja, Emmanual Darley, Kristy Lituma, Mina Lituma (the cat), Jerome Mettling, Pierre Maillard, Andrew Kramer, Mattrunk.
Beautifully stylish and charming love story short premiering at Sundance 2013.
Written and Directed by Goran Dukic, based on the short story by Etgar Keret.
Starring Azazel & Diaz Jacobs
Producer – Mikal Lazarev
Production Designer – Linda Sena
Cinematographer – Tobias Datum
Music – Bobby Johnston
Animators – Mike Johnson, Linda Sena, Goran Dukic
Production Company – storyvid.io
Production Assistant – Nancy Kwon
Thanks to Etgar Keret & Dov Aflon, Benny Bergman DSC,
Kneller Agency, Dimitri Portnoi, Sharon Meir.
The 16 Michael Jackson fans featured in this work were chosen from hundreds who responded to advertisements placed by Candice Breitz on fan websites and in magazines. Selected on the strength of their fandom rather than on considerations of age, gender or performance skills, the fans were fully informed abut the scope of the project, and then invited to sing the entire Thriller (1983) album in a recording studio. They were free to dress, sing and perform as they pleased.
The portrait which emerges runs against the grain of our particular expectations of the genre, replacing the idea of Michael Jackson as an individual whole we might gain special insight through the eyes of the artist, with the idea of the superstar as a cultural phenomenon. Michael Jackson is seen here as a composite of the many different ways in which how fans sample and remix his public persona in their own quest for individual expression.
from ‘The Character’ Exhibition at ACMI Melbourne 2012/2013
King, Berlin (2006)
Take a look at this short 3 part interview with the artist here.
Sadly last Tuesday, when moving house from Crouch End to Muswell Hill, some one stole my dinosaur.
It was the big ‘Colour Me Happy Dino’ that was used outside of Budgens last year, where members of the crouch end community came to colour in a big 2m black and white outline of ‘The Dinosaur of Crouch End’ print.
It’s a really conspicuous pieces being over 2m long and 1m high and is contained in a big Gold ornate frame.
I’m pretty sure who ever stole it is just doing it for a joke but if anyone saw it being carted through the street last Tuesday or has heard anyone talking about this piece of art thievery then please get in contact.
Any information please contact me through the website.