Tate Collectives: Digital Abstract workshop

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Tate St Ives

22 - 23 November, 29 - 30 November and 6 -7 December, 10.00 -16.00


This event is free for those aged 15 - 25 years. Booking essential, please email circuitstives@tate.org.uk

young@tate © Ian Kingsnorth

young@tate © Ian Kingsnorth

As part of Circuit, Tate St Ives are working with Newlyn Art Gallery to offer a fantastic digital workshop with the artist David Blandy.

This workshop is offered to young people between the ages of 15 and 25. FREE to participate, but  limited spaces so bookings will be made on a first come first served basis. 

David Blandy will collaborate with the participants in the creation of a Digital Abstract,  a mash-up between appropriated art and pop imagery, collage and Hip-Hop sampling. Participants will share the work created at an exciting public event to be held on 6 December. The artwork will also be showcased online. 

Workshop dates and locations:

Saturday 22 November - Sunday 23 November

11.00 – 16.00 The Exchange, Penzance 

Saturday 29 November -  Sunday 30 November

11.00 – 16.00 Tate St Ives, St Ives

Saturday 6 December (Event)

11.00 – 16.00 Event times and venue to be decided by participants

Sunday 7 December (Post-project celebration)

11.00 – 16.00 Tate St Ives, St Ives

young@tate is part of Circuit, a national programme connecting 15–25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation


Biters: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy at the V&A, London, Oct 31st

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Biters: Larry Achiampong and David Blandy performed at the V&A London, Friday 31st October as part of Friday Late, "Collections of Collections".


Grand Entrance
Larry Achiampong and David Blandy shared sounds from their connected audible heritage. In their performance 'Biters', the artists investigate what identity means in the post-colonial and post-mass media age as they acknowledge the debt their practices hold to hip-hop culture and its relationship with art and appropriation by presenting a recycled collection of already-sampled beats and reciting a collection of stolen rhymes.

FRIDAY LATE 31 October 
Collections of Collections

From art works to ice-cream wrappers, from vinyl records to blog posts and tweets, what do our personal collections say about us? Join us as we investigate and celebrate with an evening of curios, accumulation and curation. Discover our relationships with objects and delve into what we collect and why this activity has one-in-three in Europe and North America hooked.

'Extinction Marathon', Serpentine Galleries, October 18 & 19th

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Saturday 18 October, 12pm - 10pm
Sunday 19 October, 12pm - 8pm

Premiere of Seeds of Time: Sunday 19 October, 10am, Gate Picturehouse (click here for information)

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Tickets £20/£15 conc. (two day) or £15/£10 conc. (one day)
, available on Ticketweb here and from the Serpentine Galleries, +44(0)207 402 6075.

On the weekend of 18 and 19 October – during the Frieze Art Fair – Serpentine Galleries presents the Extinction Marathon, the ninth in the Galleries' yearly Marathon series. Artists, writers, scientists, film-makers, choreographers, theorists and musicians explore the complex and timely topic of extinction through talks, conversations, performances and screenings.

Felt across the humanities and the sciences alike, the spectre of extinction looms over the ways in which we understand our being in the world today. Environmental degradation, atomic weapons, threats communities and languages, global warming, economic collapses, natural catastrophes, life wiped out by genocide, disease and hunger – the constellation of topics around extinction is ever-expansive and as urgent now as ever before.

Both a reflexive overview and a call to action, the two-day event invites us to respond, together, to a changing world, addressing visions of the future in all their scientific, artistic and literary ramifications. The Extinction Marathon is programmed in collaboration with artist Gustav Metzger, whose work – including his Serpentine Gallery exhibition Decades 1959 – 2009 – addresses extinction and climate change.

Participants include artist and poet Etel Adnan; artist Maria Thereza Alves; artistKorakrit Arunanondchai; artist Ed Atkins; conservationist Jonathan Baillie; architectAlessandro Bava; writer and media activist Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi; designer Irma Boom; Founder of The Whole Earth Catalog and Co-Founder of The Long Now Foundation, Stewart Brand; artist James Bridle; EDGE Foundation founder John Brockman; philosopher Federico Campagna; artist Heman Chong; martist Yve Laris Cohen; odel and actress Lily Cole; neuroscientist Molly Crockett; philosopher Helena Cronin; film-maker Adam Curtis; artist Jesse Darling; artist Benedict Drew; artist and poet Jimmie Durham; mathematician Marcus du Sautoy; palaeontologist Richard Fortey; agriculturalist and biodiversity archivist Cary Fowler; artists Gilbert & George; cultural critic and queer theorist Jack Halberstam; artist Susan Hiller; artist and designer Marguerite Humeau; choreographer Mette Ingvartsen; environmental social scientist Jennifer Jacquet; biologist and author Steve Jones; former Royal Navy Rear Admiral Nick Lambert; speculative designer Lisa Ma; biologist Georgina Mace; physicistChiara Marletto; film-maker Sandy McLeod; artist and activist Gustav Metzger; artistKatja Novitskova; artist Trevor Paglen; artist Cornelia Parker; artist Hetain Patel; anthropologist Elizabeth Povinelli; evolutionary ornithologist Richard Prum; design writer Alice Rawsthorn; astrophysicist Martin Rees; Professor, Operational Research,Jonathan Rosenhead; artist Jeremy Shaw; artist Shimabuku; film-maker Eyal Sivan; writer Adam Thirlwell; environmental lawyer James Thornton; musician and sound recordist Chris Watson; artist Cerith Wyn Evans and artist Anna Zett. Contributions by artist and writer Sophia Al-Maria; sociologist Zygmunt Bauman; artist Paul Chan; artistTacita Dean; artist Olafur Eliasson; artist Anna Galkina;  writer William Gibson; authorDaniel Kehlmann; poet Joanne Kyger; concrete poet Franz Mon; philosopher Timothy Morton; artist Yoko Ono; artist and poet Heather Phillipson; film-maker Laura Poitras and designers David Rudnick and Raf Rennie.

The Marathon is live-streamed by thespace.org, which partners with Serpentine for the Extinction Marathon in 2014. The Space hosts two new digital commissions by Gustav Metzger and Ed Atkins in addition to the online platform EXTINCT.LY, which gathers data about global resource depletion, conflict zones and climate change scenarios as well as artists’ projects and activists’ calls to action, including works by Kari Altmann;Kev BewersdorfDavid BlandyBenjamin BrattonFemke HerregravenItalian Limes;Emily JonesMaurizio LazzaratoLisa MaAlex Mackin DolanTimothy MortonJulian OliverTobias RevellUBERMORGENMichael WangLiam Young and Anna Zett.

While The Magazine at the Sackler Gallery will present on-stage participations, talks, screenings and performances, the Serpentine Pavilion 2014, designed by Smiljan Radić, presents an installation by Katja Novitskova as well as a series of workshops by artist and curator Julia Tcharfas

On Sunday 19 October, the Extinction Marathon begins with the London premiere of the documentary Seeds of Time, directed by Sandy McLeod, which follows crop diversity pioneer Cary Fowler on a journey to saving the one resources we cannot live without: seeds. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Cary Fowler and Sandy McLeod at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and is free for Marathon ticket-holders. Booking required. Click here for more information. 

Please note the programme and all timings are subject to change without notice, in advance of the Marathon as well as throughout the event. 


12-3pm, Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Julia Peyton-Jones, Introduction
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Introduction
Gustav Metzger, Introduction
Cornelia Parker, Howl: A Tirade
Jonathan Baillie
Adam Curtis
Gilbert & George in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist
James Bridle, What The Network Teaches
Jonathan Rosenhead, Climate Change and Extinction – A Racing Uncertainty
Marcus Du Sautoy, Death by Mathematics
Alessandro Bava, Dialogue between Nature and an Icelander

Stewart Brand, John Brockman, Richard Prum and Hans Ulrich Obrist, De-Extinction
Molly Crockett, Helena Cronin, Jennifer Jacquet, Steve Jones and Chiara Marletto
Georgina Mace, Are We in the Midst of a Mass Extinction?
Richard Fortey, The Long and the Short Stories of Extinction
Jimmie Durham, The Family
Etel Adnan, reading from The Arab Apocalypse
Joanne Kyger, read by Etel Adnan
Marguerite Humeau, Cleopatra ‘That Goddess’ Recital

Mette Ingvartsen
Yve Laris Cohen, Ligusticum Porteri
Hetain Patel, beMovie 2.0
Susan Hiller, The Last Silent Movie
Adam Thirlwell and Daniel Kehlmann, Conversation with Thomas Bernhard
Jack Halberstam, On Being Late, and Other Short Essays on Becoming Ex-Human
Ed Atkins, Happy Birthday!! we sang

10pm, live stream only on thespace.org and EXTINCT.LY
Anna Zett, This Unwieldy Object


10am, Gate Picturehouse, 87 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JZ
London premiere of Seeds of Time, 2014, dir. Sandy McLeod
Free, booking required. To reserve a seat visit seedsoftime.eventbrite.com 

12-3pm, Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Julia Peyton-Jones, Introduction
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Introduction
Cary Fowler and Sandy McLeod in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist
James Thornton
Irma Boom in conversation with Alice Rawsthorn, The Book: A Case for Survival
Shimabuku, Can you Clean a Fish?
Katja Novitskova, Neverending Story: Patterns of Survival and Expansion Curves
Korakrit Arunanondchai, 2012-2014 (Trailers)
Trevor Paglen, From Fibre-Optic Beings to Fossils in the Sky
Elizabeth Povinelli, The Three Figures of Extinction

Eyal Sivan
Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, IWATCH my Future (The techno-media Utopia: pre-scription of our future life) 
Federico Campagna, The Root of Extinction 
Jesse Darling
Ed Atkins, reading W.S. Merwin, selected by William Gibson
Heman Chong, A Short Story about the End of the World
Martin Rees, Threats to Humanity; or, Will We Survive the Century?
Lisa Ma, Dilemmas

Chris Watson, Ring Angels
Jeremy Shaw, Quickeners(excerpt)
Sophia Al-Maria
Benedict Drew
Lily Cole, performing Yoko Ono’s Bell for Serpentine

Additional contributions by

Maria Thereza Alves, AXOLOTL (poster)
Zygmunt Bauman, conversation excerpts in the Extinction Marathon programme
Paul Chan
Tacita Dean, poster
Olafur Eliasson, poster
Anna Galkina, poster
Franz Mon, Wortbilder
Heather Phillipson, stage design
David Rudnick
Raf Rennie
Julia Tcharfas, workshops in the Serpentine Pavilion

On The Space and EXTINCT.LY
The event is live-streamed by thespace.org, which partners with Serpentine for the Extinction Marathon in 2014 and hosts newly commissioned texts and artworks as well as the platform EXTINCT.LY. The Space and EXTINCT.LY includes works by

Kari Altmann
Ed Atkinsm www.80072745
Kev Bewersdorf
David Blandy, Tutorial: How to Make a Short Video about Extinction
Benjamin Bratton, Notes on Extinction, Emergence and Biochemical Design
Femke Herregraven
Italian Limes
Emily Jones, (I want you to stay) #homni
Maurizio Lazzarato, Extinction
Lisa Ma, How to Be a Bioluddite
Alex Mackin Dolan
Timothy Morton, I’ve Been Kicked in the Biosphere
Julian Oliver
Tobias Revell, The Ongoing Collapse
Michael Wang, Extinct in the Wild
Liam Young 
Anna Zett, This Unwieldy Object

Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects; artist Gustav Metzger; Jochen Volz, Head of Programmes; Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator, Public Programmes; Ben Vickers, Curator of Digital and Claude Adjil, Assistant Curator

Curatorial Assistants: Sarah Shattock, Joseph Constable and Bridie Hindle. Producer: Iain Pate, Technical Director: Kamal Ackarie

EXTINCT.LY produced by Ben Vickers, Kei Kreutler, Lizzie Homersham, Owen Lacey, David Rudnick and Raf Rennie

Programme design and Extinction identity by David Rudnick and Raf Rennie

Live blog by Huw Lemmey. Live stream by Trickbox

Biters @ MAO

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Biters are performing again at Modern Art Oxford this Thursday, 8pm. Stolen rhymes for your mind. 


Rawness remixed. With Larry Achiampong. 

Last chance to bid on secret postcard auction

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This Sunday marks the final day of The Big Art Secret 2 ebay auction, which is raising money for St Wilfrid's Hospice and Towner. With over 1,300 postcards on display at Towner, there are still many postcards going for only 99p. Don't miss out on your chance to bid and win postcard-sized artwork from the likes of Grayson Perry, plus fabulous Eastbourne, Sussex and national artists. 

Visit thebigartsecret.org.uk and get bidding for a bargain for a good cause.

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy Perform Live Tonight, Spike Island

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Larry Achiampong & David Blandy Perform Live Tonight as part of 'After/Hours/Drop/Box**LIVE**'

Spike Island, Bristol; Sat 1st March, From 8pm


(n) A person who steals another’s words, style or ideas.
Touring to: 
Spike Island  (Saturday 1st March)
Artsadmin       (Thursday 3rd April)
Modern Art Oxford (Date TBC)

More dates to follow.
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Biters is a project made possible with the help of Arts Council England.



Outcasting screening today, 5pm at TAP, Southend on Sea

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

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Saturday 30th November. 11am – 4pm daytime screenings. 5pm screening and artist’s talks / drinks and networking

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

Map to TAP

AFTER/HOURS/DROP/BOX at Modern Art Oxford, opens Friday 30th Nov 6:30pm

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6:30pm November 30th Friday

November 30-December 31st 2013

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

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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.


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

'Helix' opening tonight Thursday 24th Oct, 6-9pm

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'Helix', A Lighthouse & Wellcome Trust Commission

As part of London Science Festival

Preview 24th October 2013, 6-9pm

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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.

Exhibition on: 25th-30th October, 11am-6pm

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


Preview more imag

es at Wired

Helix is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

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


The Annotated Palace Posters

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Palace Projects is an artwork by Darren Banks re-contextualizing the UK Palace Pictures company who were the leading British producer and distributor of film on VHS throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Palace Projects looks at Palace horror films in a wider context through artwork, writing, filmmaking and curating.

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Images above from top clockwise: David Blandy, Princess Osu, Lachlan Rattray

The ‘Annotated Palace Collection’ (APC) is comprised of two bodies of creative work. Firstly 15 writers have written short texts in response to each film. Secondly 15 artists have been invited to create posters for each of the film titles, based on the supposedly blind-design method of Ghanaian cinema posters. The texts and images will be brought together in a small publication in 2014.

In the 1980s, Ghanaian artists created film posters to promote screenings of films distributed on VHS. It is possible that the artists had never seen, or knew little about, the films when they made their posters.

Artists: Lady Lucy, Evil Dead 2; Tim Greaves, Night Of The Living Dead; Lachlann Rattray, The Hills Have Eyes; John Russell, Terror In The Aisles; MichelleHannah, Basket Case; Jamie Shovlin, Brain Damage; Sophia Crilly, Santa Sangre; Flora Whiteley, Night Of The Demons; Laura Lancaster, Creepers; David Blandy, Carnival Of Souls; Ian Gonczarow, Trick Or Treat, Graham Dolphin, Vampire At Midnight; Simon Woolham, Edge of Insanity; Lyndsay Mann, Dream Demon; Ruth A Edwards, Evil Dead.

This Thurs-Sat, 12-6pm, Last few days of installation 'Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark'

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David Blandy 'Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark', Create London

 Rose Lipman Building 
43 De Beauvoir Road
N1 5SQ

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Exhibition on until 26th October 2013
Thursday 24th-Sat 26th October, 12-6pm

Time Out London: This week's best new art exhibitions and an interview by Martin Coomer

Guardian: The week's art shows in pictures, Skye Sherwin & Robert Clark, September 13 2013

Art Review: see preview of film 

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

Create London


'Biter' online now, An Artsadmin Jerwood Commission

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'Biter', 2013 An Artsadmin Jerwood Commission

David Blandy’s new video work Biter is an Artsadmin Jerwood Commission. It premiered 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? 

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