October 22, 2010 § Leave a Comment
31st October 2010 to 6th February 2011
Inverleith House Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh Arboretum Place/Row EdinburghEH3 5LR
Marc Camille Chaimowicz is one of the most influential visual artists working today with a career that spans four decades. He makes relatively few exhibitions, yet his work is constantly cited and referenced in leading journals devoted to art and theory. The major solo exhibition due to be presented at Inverleith House this Autumn will be the artist’s first in the UK since 2002.
October 17, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Dr John Russell from the Department of Fine Art, will be exhibiting a striking piece of artwork in Regent’s Park, London at the end of this week. The piece was commissioned by the Frieze Art Fair, who are the most prestigious contemporary art fair in the UK to present an installation in the Sculpture Park.
‘Public Sculpture [the social]‘ (2010) takes the form of a large scale digital print on vinyl (4.6 x 8.4 metres) depicting a futuristic public sculpture. This imagery was developed in part, from a recent AHRC funded project researching the visualization of philosophical and political ideas as art.
Dr Russell said: “The sculpture presents the image of a virtual sculpture, constructed using 3D modelling, and outputted as a large scale print. In part I was influenced by J.G.Ballard’s descriptions of impossible, futuristic sculptures in his book Vermillion Sands.”
The work can be seen at the Frieze Sculpture Park, from Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 October 2010.
October 13, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Ultra High Temperature#1 forms the first in an ongoing project which explores the realms of collaboration, performance, writing and publication as artistic vehicle of production, dispersion and progression. Initiated by artist Rebecca Bibby, #1 invites an embryonic fusion between London based electronic girl band Polly Fibre, artist/designers An Endless Supply and fictional artist UH Thompson. Through a cross-fertilisation of these artistic parts #1 manifests in a producing machine that orates the artistic and political potential inherent in visions of technosexuality.
Ultra High Temperature#1 will be launched, printed, compiled and distributed as a live performance on the opening night. For the production process Rebecca Bibby will be producing an essay that re-fictions the futuristic projections of technosexuality in Metropolis (1927); An Endless Supply will be designing this essay and the Risograph that the duo’s publications are printed from, will take residence in the exhibition space for the duration of the show. As crude avatar of Rebecca Bibby’s practice UH Thompson will, on this occasion, be embodied by Aikon-II, a mechanically programmed signature machine which will automatically sign each copy of the publication as a seal of authentication. The production process will be performed and packaged by Polly Fibre whose costumes will be on display throughout the exhibition.
The launch will form part of a group show in the Second Gallery space at Eastside Projects, Birmingham and will be exhibited alongside artists Gene-George Earl and Joanne Masding.