Past 2013

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November 2013:
'After/Hours/Drop/Box', Modern Art Oxford, Project Space

  November 30-December 31st 2013 AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX curated by John Lawrence at Modern Art Oxford Project Space A consistently experimental genre, the music video spans a changing technological period. From the early documentation of live performance, artists have both incorporated and influenced the narrative techniques and marketing devices employed by the music industry. AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX draws upon the reciprocal relationship of the artist as both a radical innovator and as an active and influential consumer of the medium. For Modern Art Oxford A/H/D/B presents a selected video showreel including works by GEORGE BARBER / MICHAEL BELL-SMITH / DAVID BLANDY / PAUL B DAVIS / MARK DEAN / GRAHAM DOLPHIN / PETER DONALDSON / THE DUVET BROTHERS / GERY GEORGIEVA / GUTHRIE LONERGAN / ANDREW MANIA / CHRISTIAN “MEGAZORD” OLDHAM / HANNAH PERRY / JUHA VAN INGEN / JAMES ROBERTSON / ROY VOSS / PIL AND GALIA KOLLECTIV AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX is a project by artist John Lawrence and was originally exhibited at ANDOR Gallery, London. After/Hours/Drop/Box Panel Discussion: 5 December, 7pm After/Hours/Drop/Box**LIVE** performance: 12 December, 7pm The Small Print - exhibition and performance contain some graphic content and rapid lights Modern Art Oxford 30 Pembroke Street Oxford OX1 1BP

 

November 30-December 31st 2013

AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX curated by John Lawrence at Modern Art Oxford Project Space

A consistently experimental genre, the music video spans a changing technological period. From the early documentation of live performance, artists have both incorporated and influenced the narrative techniques and marketing devices employed by the music industry.

AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX draws upon the reciprocal relationship of the artist as both a radical innovator and as an active and influential consumer of the medium.

For Modern Art Oxford A/H/D/B presents a selected video showreel including works by GEORGE BARBER / MICHAEL BELL-SMITH / DAVID BLANDY / PAUL B DAVIS / MARK DEAN / GRAHAM DOLPHIN / PETER DONALDSON / THE DUVET BROTHERS / GERY GEORGIEVA / GUTHRIE LONERGAN / ANDREW MANIA / CHRISTIAN “MEGAZORD” OLDHAM / HANNAH PERRY / JUHA VAN INGEN / JAMES ROBERTSON / ROY VOSS / PIL AND GALIA KOLLECTIV

AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX is a project by artist John Lawrence and was originally exhibited at ANDOR Gallery, London.

After/Hours/Drop/Box Panel Discussion: 5 December, 7pm

After/Hours/Drop/Box**LIVE** performance: 12 December, 7pm

The Small Print - exhibition and performance contain some graphic content and rapid lights

Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street
Oxford
OX1 1BP

October 2013: 
'Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark', Rose Lipman Building, Create London

November 2013: 
'Totally Devoted', screening event, Outcasting at Temporary Art Projects, Southend on Sea

  Saturday 30th November 2013 Outcasting and Temporary Art Projects are pleased to present Totally Devoted – a screening of moving image works informed by the artists’ fanaticism for film, cinema and celluloid. Curated by Edward Adam. Through considered appropriation, re-enactment, archival excavation, editing and in some cases hours of rendering, the selected works highlight the influence of film and popular culture on artistic practice, revealing artists who engage enthusiastically with the language of cinema; the artist as a film fan. It features the work of David Blandy / Katie Goodwin / Steven Paige / Pil & Galia Kollectiv / Jayne Wilson. Temporary Art Projects North Road Southend on Sea SS0 7AB Map to TAP                    

 

Saturday 30th November 2013

Outcasting and Temporary Art Projects are pleased to present Totally Devoted – a screening of moving image works informed by the artists’ fanaticism for film, cinema and celluloid.

Curated by Edward Adam.

Through considered appropriation, re-enactment, archival excavation, editing and in some cases hours of rendering, the selected works highlight the influence of film and popular culture on artistic practice, revealing artists who engage enthusiastically with the language of cinema; the artist as a film fan.

It features the work of David Blandy / Katie Goodwin / Steven Paige / Pil & Galia Kollectiv / Jayne Wilson.

Temporary Art Projects
North Road
Southend on Sea
SS0 7AB

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October 2013: 
'Helix', A Lighthouse & Wellcome Trust Commission, London Science Fesitval

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The Rose Lipman Building, In partnership with East London arts agency Create London present

"Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark", a multi-room installation incorporating the second part of an anime-styled animation. The work is based upon a re-imagining of the story of William Adams (1564-1620), a sea navigator known as the first Englishman to set foot in Japan in 1600.

The exhibition will be a complex meditation on colonialism, cultural tourism and identity.

Supported by Arts Council England, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and in association with The Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo Geidai and Japan 400.

Curated by Keith Whittle under his commissioning agency Fountain

Co-produced by Elizabeth Newell

Installations made in collaboration with Rhino Rock and AAS Group

 Rose Lipman Building
43 De Beauvoir Road
LONDON
N1 5SQ

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Image: Daniel Locke 'Helix' 

'Helix', David Blandy, Daniel Locke & Adam Rutherford

25th-30th October 2013

It has been 60 years since Crick, Watson, Franklin and Wilkins discovered the helical structure of DNA. To coincide with this, Lighthouse has commissioned Helix, which tells the story of DNA’s discovery from a different perspective.

Helix is a collaborative digital graphic novel created by artist David Blandy, scientist and writer Adam Rutherford and illustrator Daniel Locke. Helix tells the history of DNA from the perspective of a 500-year-old man kept alive by genetic therapy. The story spans a 40,000 year period, from ancient chimera, to modern day spider goats, to a speculated future of centuries old human beings.

Commissioned by Lighthouse and supported by the Wellcome Trust.  Helix is the work of Brighton-based contemporary artist David Blandy, award-winning science writer, Adam Rutherford who’s recent book Creation explores the past and future of life, and leading illustrator, Daniel Locke. He is currently working on his first full length graphic novel, '311 Ditchling Road', to be published by Nobrow Press in 2014. 

Digital agency, Storythings, is working with the artistic team on developing an exciting interactive platform that will enable Helix to be experienced by users anywhere.

Venue:
GV Art Gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
as part of London Science Festival

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Preview more images at Wired

Helix is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Lighthouse is supported by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

The Helix team also thanks Kevin Fong for his advice and support.

September 2013: 
'Create London Talk Series'

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Create London Talk Series:
Colonised Imagination: Urban constructions within the discourse of Japanese animation

Mon 16 Sept 6-8pm

Co-hosted by Japan400 as part of Japan400 week. The talk considered socially engaged art in Japan and ask how it might contribute to an analysis of the current socio-political environment, national identity and the aesthetic of Japanese culture.

Artist David Blandy in conversation with curator and Japan Foundation Fellow, Keith Whittle, Dr Verina Gfader and Japanese animator Keiko Shiraishi.

Colonised Imagination: Urban constructions within the discourse of Japanese animation

Rose Lipman Building
43 De Beauvoir Road
LONDON
N1 5SQ

 

 Japan400

 

August 2013: 
'Background', David Blandy, Aspex Gallery

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20th July -25th August 2013

'Background', David Blandy, Aspex Gallery

In David Blandy’s latest film a pair of figures walk and converse through a series of animated landscapes. The 16-bit representations are of Blandy and his father, John, discussing their respective art practises, wandering past snow covered temples, rainforest and ruined cities, images at once recognisable as the virtual territory of David’s practise. 

Background was first exhibited at Seventeen Gallery, 20 February – 23 March 2013.
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Aspex
The Vulcan Building
Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth PO1 3BF

Telephone: +44 (0)23 92778080
Email: info@aspex.org.uk

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July 2013:
'V22 Collection Show', London

 

July 2013:
'Totemic Festival', Freud Museum, London

 

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Preview: 8 June 6-9pm

9 June to 28 July 2013

Presenting new works from the V22 Collection in V22’s large F Halls in Bermondsey, the show presents a variety of works from established and emerging artists:

Shahin Afrassiabi, Phill Allen, Aaron Angell, Sam Austen, Phyllida Barlow, Vanessa Billy, David Blandy, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Alice Channer, Lucy Clout, Alexandre da Cunha, Tomas Downes, Brian Griffiths, Conor Kelly, KERNEL, LuckyPDF, Gustav Metzger, Eddie Peake, Peles Empire, Elizabeth Price, Fergal Stapleton, Rebecca Warren, Gary Webb, Martin Westwood, Keith Wilson, Yonatan Vinitsky

Thursday to Sunday, 12–6pm

F Block Halls
V22 Workspace
The Old Biscuit Factory
100 Clements Road (at the Junction of Webster Road)
Bermondsey
London SE16 4DG

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Performance, screenings and lectures marking the centenary of Freud's 'Totem and Taboo'

5 July 2013
Friday 6.30-9pm

An evening launching the ‘Totemic Festival’ with artists David Blandy, Sarah Grainger-Jones, Lili Spain and DJ Auntie Maureen.

The Festival took place at the Freud Museum from 5-7 July 2013.

 Friday 5th July, 6.30pm - David Blandy ‘Biter’ - screening and performance (7pm) 

David Blandy’s new video work Biter is an Artsadmin Jerwood Commission. A hip-hop fan since the early 90’s, the work examines how much hip-hop has entered the artist’s unconscious mind. Shot on location at The Freud Museum, Biter will ask questions about identity – how much of the artist’s self is hip-hop? 

An Artsadmin Jerwood Commission, with support from the Freud Museum.

For further information contact eventsandmedia@freud.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7435 2002

 Freud Museum
Artsadmin
Jerwood

Interview by Mark Sheerin for Hyperallergic
Review by Culture 24

Freud Museum
20 Maresfield Gardens

London NW3 5SX

 

May 2013:
'The Artsadmin Jerwood Commission'

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Screening & Artist Talk
Whitechapel Gallery, Thursday 16th May, 6pm
Zilkha Auditorium 

David Blandy’s new video work Biter is an Artsadmin Jerwood Commission. It premieres at the Whitechapel Gallery’s Zilka Auditorium. A hip-hop fan since the early 90’s, the work examines how much hip-hop has entered the artist’s unconscious mind. Shot on location at The Freud Museum, Biter will ask questions about identity – how much of the artist’s self is hip-hop? The screening will be followed by a talk. Ticket holders are invited to the Arts Café Bar at Toynbee Studios for a vinyl DJ set by Blandy of the tunes referenced in the video.

Biter will also be screened at the launch night of a three-day festival marking the centenary of the publication of Sigmund Freud’s Totem and Taboo at the Freud Museum London, 5-7 July 2013. There will also be a short performance by Blandy.

An Artsadmin Jerwood Commission, with support from the Freud Museum.

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Jerwood

Interview by Mark Sheerin for Hyperallergic

Review by Culture 24

 

April 2013:
'Is that all there is?', Import Projects, Berlin

A screening event curated by Francesca Gavin12th April 2013, Starts 8pm

Import Projects
Keithstrasse 10

10787 Berlin

 

 

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March 2013:
'Mobile Suit Academy', David Blandy, Peckham Space, London

 

March 2013:
'Background, David Blandy, Seventeen Gallery, London

 

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18-January- 24 March 2013

Gallery Event: 9th March, Graphic Novel, Young Talents, 5-7:30pm

Join us for this exciting opportunity to meet published graphic artist JAKE who draws for Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones) and The Mighty Boosh and has recently published ‘Hellraisers’ through Self Made Hero. He will talk about how he got established in the industry and showcase some emerging talent within the field of graphic novels.

Peckham Space is pleased to present Mobile Suit Academy, an exhibition of new work by David Blandy which will transform the gallery into a futuristic environment evoking the interior of a starship travelling through distant galaxies and runs from 18 January – 24 March 2013.

Peckham Space
Camberwell College of Arts
University of the Arts London
 89 Peckham High Street
 London SE15 5RS
0207 358 9645
info@peckhamspace.com

 

 

Wed 20th February-Saturday 23rd March 2013

In David Blandy's latest film a pair of figures walk and converse through a series of animated landscapes. The 16-bit representations are of Blandy and his father, John, discussing their respective art practises, wandering past snow covered temples, rainforest and ruined cities, images at once recognisable as the virtual territory of David's practise.

Blandy's on going examination of his cultural and personal influences manifests here as an interaction with John Blandy, to co-author a series of works. John Blandy is a landscape artist, and a graduate of St Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art, with a commitment to drawing from life. This has led to projects such as 'Following a Lime Tree', which involved depicting a single Lime tree over 2500 times, documenting its daily development.

 "Backgrounds", 2013

For this exhibition David has commissioned his father to produce a series of pastel landscapes, based on appropriated images. This employment of virtual scenes produced by a third, un-credited maker, is distinctly at odds with John's practice and ethos, however John Blandy has approached this source material meticulously, adapting his normal working methods to produce a series of densely worked images.

SEVENTEEN 
17 Kingsland Road
London
E2 8AA
info@seventeengallery.com
02077295777

Interview on Fadwebsite with Yvette Greslé 
Article on Metamodernism by Luke Turner

 

 

February 2013:
Artist in Residence & Open Studio at Lighthouse Brighton

 

February 2013: 
Peckham Space Events for "David Blandy Mobile Suit Academy"

 

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Residency dates: 8 February – 3 March 2013

Lighthouse’s Artist-in-Residence for Brighton Science Festival, David Blandy, worked on two major projects: 'Helix', which will look at the discovery and history of DNA's structure; and 'Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark', which turns a 17th century seafaring voyage into a space odyssey adventure.

'Helix' is a collaboration between artist David Blandy and biologist  Adam Rutherford, one of the UK’s leading science communicators. 'Helix' will explore the history of DNA’s structure along with the science and ideas that led to its discovery. Taking the form of an interactive artwork, 'Helix' will launch later in 2013 to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA’s structure by Franklin, Crick and Watson.

'Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark' is a multi-sensory installation that retells the story of William Adams, a sea navigator known as the first Englishman to set foot in Japan in 1600, as an epic intergalactic space adventure. The residency enabled Blandy to test out ideas for 'Edo Wonderpark' in its research and development phase.

Blandy worked with illustrators, Daniel Locke and Inko,  on the creation of protoypes, storyboards, sets, and visualisations which were gradually put on show in his studio.Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ

Presented by Lighthouse with support from The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England

 

 Artist Talk: 7 February 2013

David Blandy in conversation with Tom Morton, Co-curator of British Art Show 7 and Contributing Editor, Frieze Magazine. This event provided an insight into the development of the artwork and how the artist’s practice is located within the wider artistic sphere.

Live Gaming & Manga Drawing: 22nd February 2013 

In this larger than life set of a spaceship, people participated in a live gaming session and manga drawing with artist Inko. Part of South London Art Map Last Friday’s events where there were lots of other galleries nearby that are open late.

 Peckham SpaceLondon
As part of "David Blandy: Mobile Suit Academy".