New Commission from Dolby (working title ‘Attempting to Delay the Inevitable’)
Installation at Dolby HQ, San Francisco
Multi-channel Video installation with full Dolby Atmos Surround Sound
Sound made in collaboration with Jo Wills
02.02.16 – 25.03.16
‘Making Waves : Art Inspired by the Sea’ The Harris Museum, Preston
An expanded version of Part 2 of ‘There, After’ installed in this group show
Digital video, ladder + balloon installation, photograph
14.06.14 – 06.09.14
Acud Gallery, Berlin
8mm colour film, Projecors, Live camera, Lenses, Prisms
‘A Future Past – Kraftwerk Uncovered’ with Icebreaker and J. Peter Schwalm
An hour long film piece for Icebreaker’s live performance of J. P Schwalm’s reworking of Kraftwerk music
Film by Sophie Clements and Toby Cornish
Black and white 16mm and 8mm film
Premiered at The Science Museum 24.01.14, UK + Ireland tour Feb – April 2014
‘The Sun Cinema Experience’ Madeiradig Festival, Madeira
Installation in old cinema, with Toby Cornish and Johannes Braun of Jutojo
Digital video, projectors, lenses, prisms, live camera
05.12.14 – 08.12.14
‘The Ghost in the Machine’
Residency and show with Alistair McClymont
Islington Mill, Manchester
‘Handles Suspended in Times of Sustainability’ Installation with Jutojo and Nell Catchpole
Local wooden rakes, video feedback and sound
Cascina Cuccagna, Milan, Italy
‘Artificial Garden’ group show featuring ‘There, After’
04.12.12 – 23.12.12
private view 04.12.12
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
‘Brittle Crazie Glasse’ group show featuring ‘There, After’, ‘How We Fall’ and new glass piece (work in progress)
21.09.12 – 04.11.12
Islington Mill, James Street, Salford M3 5HW
‘Brittle Crazie Glasse’ brings together work by Richard Bevan, James Brooks, Sophie Clements, Mark Dean, Pip Dickens, Pippa Gatty, Alistair McClymont, Simson&Volley and August Ventimiglia.
The title for the exhibition is taken from George Herbert’s poem ‘The Windows’. Usually understood in spiritual terms, the poem also works as a metaphor for how materials are simply ‘brittle crazie glasse’ until they are animated by some other agent or phenomena such as light or sound, so that ‘life, colours and light in one, when they combine and mingle, bring a strong regard and awe.’
Many of the works in this exhibition explore the use of light as an activating agent. Others recreate, describe or subvert natural phenomena, or create the appearance of a concrete physical object from the record of a temporal event. In doing so, they seek to transcend their base materiality and draw attention to the distinction between ‘phenomena’, or things as they appear to us, and things as they are in themselves.
‘Brittle Crazie Glasse’ will be open at all Islington Mill events until 4th November, and by appointment. The exhibition is accompanied by a screening of Mark Dean’s 1997 film, ‘Scorpio Rising 2 – The Gospel According to St.Matthew / Hells Angels on Wheels’ at St Philip’s Church, 2 Wilton Place, Salford, M3 6FR at 7pm on Friday 26th October.
I WISH THIS WAS A SONG. MUSIC IN CONTEMPORARY ART is a large international group exhibition which opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art on 13 September. The exhibition fills the entire museum, and features 48 artists who work at the intersection between music and the visual arts.
In the last 10 to 20 years, no other art form has had a greater influence on contemporary art than music, and today, many artists are working at the intersection between music and the visual arts. What strategies characterise these works? What effects do they attempt to evoke? How do they relate to the extensive legacy of aural and visual experiments left to us by the avant-gardists of the 1900s? And not least – is it possible to see any clear trends and/or common interests within this broad and diverse field?
These were some of the questions that curators Stina Högkvist and Sabrina van der Ley wished to shed light on when they decided to create an exhibition about the place of music in contemporary art.
The result is a large-scale exhibition of 83 works that fills the entire Museum of Contemporary Art, and which includes everything from paintings, drawings, sculpture and installations, to photography, video and pure sound. The exhibition has a strong international focus with artists from the USA, Sweden, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Peru, Turkey, the Faroe Islands, Portugal, Sudan, Iceland, Canada, Ecuador, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The exhibition also features figures from the Norwegian art scene, such as Tori Wrånes, Tom Sandberg, Terje Nicolaisen, Stian Eide Kluge, Camille Norment, Fadlabi and KILLL.
Artist list: Nevin Aladağ, Dave Allen, Apparatjik and Autokolor, Fikret Atay, Tim Ayres, Johanna Billing, Christoph Brech, Catti Brandelius, Laura Bruce, Clegg and Guttmann, Sophie Clements, Phil Collins, Malin Elgan, William Engelen, Mohamed Ali Fadlabi, Graham Dolphin, Gilbert & George, Goodiepal, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Her Noise Archive, Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Complaints Choir), Idris Khan, Ragnar Kjartansson, Stian Eide Kluge, Erkki Kurenniemi, Jan Köchermann, João Ferro Martins, KILLL, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Bruce Nauman, Terje Nicolaisen, Camille Norment, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Susan Philipsz, Adrian Piper, Santiago Reyes, Michael Sailstorfer, Tom Sandberg, Wilhelm Sasnal, Félix González-Torres, Tori Wrånes, David Zink Yi.
Curated by Stina Högkvist and Sabrina van der Ley
‘exURBAN SCREENS’ – ‘Is There Light in Outer Space?’ group show, featuring ‘How We Fall’
23.06.12 – 07.07.12
Frankstone Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia
‘Advances in digital technology herald a ‘post-suburban’ era. The 2012 curatorial theme – (Is there) Light in outer space? – offers artists and audiences alike with an interface to explore the cultural dynamics that are at play in the “peripatetic metropolis” while considering the nature of light in space. Navigating between art, media and screen, the resulting exhibition programme will be composed from a combination of curated artworks, events and open call exhibits that highlight issues relating to the contested outer spaces of the city. The Frankston Arts Centre and its Cube 37 new media galleries will function as the project “hub” with other “pop up” locations situated across the city centre. A focal point of (Is there) Light in outer space? will be an ambitiously scaled, building projection by leading Australian artist Ian de Gruchy.’
Curated by Vince Dziekan and Matthew Perkins
‘Of this Event, I cannot foresee the End’ Group Show featuring ‘How We Fall’ (Sophie Clements)
P.V: Thursday 1st March 6-9pm
Exhibition runs 2nd-30th March 2012, Thu-Fri 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, at the Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, Stour Road Fish Island/ Hackney Wick.
The artists featured in the show ‘Of this Event, I cannot foresee the end’, appropriate approaches from scientists in order to gain insights, accumulate data or choose their observational vantage point. By defining a framework wherein a staged experiment or observed action can take place, they test the boundaries of our earthly existence, everyday life, human psychology and patterns of social behaviour.
‘THERE, AFTER’ Private Screenings 23/25 Nov 2011
‘ON SITE’, The Barbican, London 10/11 Nov 2011
Nell Catchpole and myself co-direct the MAPmaking group show ‘On Site’ at the Barbican, as part of the OMA/ Progress exhibition