Monday 23 June 2008

One Minute (Volume 2)

On Thursday I have a couple of videos in the new One Minute collection screening in Manchester. This is the second programme in the series of artists' videos curated by Kerry Baldry. This programme promises to be even more diverse than the inaugral One Minute programme first screened last year at cogcollective which went on to Manchester, Yekaterinburg (Russia), Hull, Prague, Berlin, Hornsey and will screen in Australia in August (the latter courtesy of cogcollective's Australian branch).

One Minute (Volume 2) will be screened
at 7 pm on Thursday 26th June at The Gallery Space, 1st Floor, Cow Lane Studios, Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford, M5 4NB. Artists included: Kerry Baldry, Steven Ball, Gordon Dawson, Catherine Elwes, Andy Fear, Steve Hawley, Nicolas Herbert, Riccardo Iacono, Hilary Jack, Esther Johnson, Nick Jordan, Tina Keane, Deklan Kilfeather, Lynn Loo, Kate Meynell, Louisa Minkin, Claire Morales, Gary Peploe, Martin Pickles, Stuart Pound, Laure Prouvost, Eva Rudlinger, Philip Sanderson, Erica Scourti, Margie Schnibbe, Guy Sherwin, Marty St.James, Unconscious Films, Phillip Warnell and Mark Wigan.

Wednesday 11 June 2008

Direct City Visions

On Sunday 15 June at 2pm I will be discussing my work alongside other artists and Tracey Warr at the Visions in the Nunnery show. Warr has curated City Choreographies a programme that concentrates on the relationship between the city and its pedestrian inhabitants, screening at the Nunnery on Saturday from 12 - 2pm and 3 - 6pm, at 2pm she will be in conversation with Alan Smith, one of the artists whose work is featured in the programme.

I'm looking forward to this very much as clearly the themes of Warr's programme connect strongly with the selection of Direct Language videos screening at Visions in the Nunnery (Direct Language 1, 8, 2.5, 2.7, 2.9, 3.2, 3.0, 4.0 and 4.5 - which can all be viewed on the videoblog), with their variously rhythmically edited sequences of skateboarders, ad hoc synchronised dancing in a Soho square, visual Dopplerised U-bahn trains, cable car landscapes, jittery urban spaces and so on, they are very much dancing about architecture, enunciations of the city space by the pedestrian inhabitants and the author, of course, is one of their number