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 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.

Talk on Mon 16th Sep 6-8pm, 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, free but booking required

Co-hosted by Japan400 as part of Japan400 week. This talk will consider 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.

Tickets and performance information available here:

Colonised Imagination: Urban constructions within the discourse of Japanese animation

Rose Lipman Building
43 De Beauvoir Road
N1 5SQ

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Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark

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A glimpse of a set made in collaboration with AAS group for  'Anjin 1600: Edo Wonderpark',  - at The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, London, N1 5SQ

more information here: Create London

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Last weekend to see "Background", Aspex Gallery

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It's the last weekend to see "Background" at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth.

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Sat 24th-Sun 25th August, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.


The Vulcan Building
Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth PO1 3BF

Telephone: +44 (0)23 92778080


Watch "Backgrounds" online


Artangel, The Open 100 proposals

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In parallel with the two awards, Artangel is pleased to share the online Open 100, the panel’s selection of around 100 proposals from the 1500 submissions received in 2013.

The Open 100 showcases an extraordinary reservoir of ideas for a huge range of possible locations - as well as a few impossible ones.

Read the Open 100 proposals

Rachel Adams
Iain Aitch
Bill Aitchison
Jessica Akerman and Dicky Moore
Chiara Ambrosio
Rasheed Araeen
Conrad Atkinson
Simon Baker
Ian Balch
Jordan Baseman
Sarah Beddington
Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and Torsten Lauschmann
Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson
Sutapa Biswas
David Blandy
Jo Broughton
Gavin Bryars and Dominic Gray
James Bulley and Daniel Jones
Sharon Burrell / To The Moon
Inga Burrows
Cath Campbell
James Capper
Sarah Carne
Ergin Cavusoglu
The Centre of Attention
Suki Chan
George Chakravarthi
Mike Chavez-Dawson
Gayle Chong Kwan
Jez Colborne and Tim Wheeler
Robbie Coleman and Nick Millar
Abigail Conway
Justine Cook
Laura Cooper
Alexander Costello
Fran Cottell
Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson
Caroline Devine
Jakub Dolejs
A K Dolven
Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson
Tim Etchells
Simon Faithfull
Saeed Taji Farouky
Jon Fawcett
Jeanie Finlay
Doug Fishbone
Jess Flood-Paddock
Luke Fowler and Mark Fell with Pavilion
Katharine Fry
Patti Gaal-Holmes with music by Emily Barker
Translating Spaces (Catriona Gilbert and Laura Tru
The Baron Gilvan & Grist to the Mill
Mary Griffiths
Lyn Hagan
Ole Hagen, David Cheesman and Roberto Trotta
Kathleen Herbert
The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein
Tim Hopkins with Welsh National Opera
Richard Hughes
Mary Ann Hushlak and Mary Jane Edwards
IF: Milton Keynes International Festival
Invisible Flock
Atsuhide Ito
Eliott Johnson
Gideon Koppel
Andrew Kotting
Tania Kovats
Mary Rose Kramer
Sally Labern and Bobby Lloyd
CJ Mahony, Georgie Grace, Cheryl Frances-Hoad
David Mach
Dani Marti
Harry Meadley
Haroon Mirza
Catrin Morgan, Colin Z. Robertson and Studio Julia
Atsuko Nakamura
Philip Newcombe
Tom Price
Laure Prouvost and Lucy Byatt
Joanna Rajkowska
Reckless Sleepers
Rednile Projects
Heather Ring / Wayward Plants
David Rosenberg, Frauke Requardt and Lizzie Clacha
Lisa Salem
Lisa Selby
Tom Siddall / Physical Pixels
Joshua Sofaer
Emily Speed
Antonia Spowers
Tassos Stevens
Annika Ström
ATOI – Amy Thomas and Oliver Irvine
Miles Thurlow
Nick Underwood
Wolfgang Weileder
Jake Williams
Aaron Williamson
Louise Ann Wilson Company
Simon Withers
Michael Wolters, Marcus Dross
Tim Wright

Open was launched across the UK in January 2013. A call for artists working in any media, it offered an open invitation to share with Artangel and BBC Radio 4 proposals for ground-breaking projects in different sites across the UK.

Open was conceived as an ongoing opportunity and Artangel is now open again to proposals from visual artists, filmmakers, writers, composers, theatre makers, choreographers and producers as well as artists working in the digital space.



Thurs 18th July, David Blandy PV, Aspex, Portsmouth

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Preview: Thursday 18th July, 6pm

20th July -25th August

'Background', David Blandy, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth


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.

The Vulcan Building
Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth PO1 3BF

Telephone: +44 (0)23 92778080



'Various Small Fires'

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Various Small Fires is the home of the ‘One Photograph’ series. Writers are commissioned to examine one photographic image from any source. This chosen image serves as a platform to identify and discuss various roles and functions for ‘the photograph’. What can photographic images do for us?

David Blandy writes about the image below at Various Small Fires