Browsing Category: video

  • Preview: Star City – The Future Under Communism

    Exhibition: Star City: The Future Under Communism, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, February 13 – April 18 2010 With horizons sealed off by climate change and economic meltdown, it may be time to look backwards in order to start looking forwards again. Star City at Nottingham Contemporary presents visions of the future from behind the Iron Curtain. …

    February 6, 2010
  • Preview: Simon Whitehead – Afield & Louphole

    Exhibition: Afield & Louphole by Simon Whitehead, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys, February 6 – April 7 2010. With a background in both geography and dance, Simon Whitehead has an unusual CV. But it does mean he is well placed to stage physical encounters with landscape. Whitehead has been using ‘pedestrian practices’ to investigate the …

    February 4, 2010
  • Preview: Sanity Assassin by Amanda Beech

    Spike Island will hold the first major solo show in a public space for Amanda Beech. The West Country gallery promises a nightmarish trip to America’s West Coast. Sanity Assassin is a three screen video installation with a sinister sculptural element, a series of chainsaws atop a mirrored plinth. This display, based on a real …

    January 23, 2010
  • Fortress of Solitude by David Blandy at 176 / Zabludowicz Collection

    Published on Culture24 David Blandy – Fortress of Solitude, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, until Summer 2010 Strap on the artificial guitar and fire up the games console and you are ready to enter David Blandy’s world. It is indeed, as he demonstrates, a stage. We find our truth in the roles we play. Guitar …

    November 26, 2009
  • Artists Anonymous at Riflemaker

    Published on Culture 24 Artists Anonymous – Lucifer Over London, Riflemaker, London, until November 21 2009 David was apparently hewn from a 27-stone block of marble after which Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel single-handed. Would he not, by the end of it, have looked something like Arnold Schwarzenegger? The question is asked on camera by …

    October 6, 2009
  • Hannah Rickards at the Whitechapel Gallery

    Published on Culture 24 MaxMara Art Prize for Women: Hannah Rickards, Whitechapel Gallery, London, until September 23 2009 If Hannah Rickards’ latest work tells us one thing, then personal accounts are not to be trusted. So perhaps don’t believe all you’re about to read. It centres on a phenomenon which takes place on Lake Michigan, …

    September 26, 2009
  • Johanna Billing – I'm Lost Without Your Rhythm

    Published on Culture 24 I’m Lost Without Your Rhythm – Johanna Billing, Camden Arts Centre, London, until September 13 2009. Most conceptual art has a tendency to sharpen up the critical faculties. Johanna Billing’s video pieces, on the other hand, charm them into agreement. Be warned that this show could make you want to sing …

    September 4, 2009
  • Johanna Billing – interview

    Published on Art and Music Take a Sad Song and Make it Better You Don’t Love Me Yet is a woeful, mixed-up song by a troubled singer from a trippy 60s rock band. But artist Johanna Billing is puzzled by Roky Erickson’s little known classic. “It’s quite a hopeful song,” she suggests, “Because it’s ‘You …

    September 3, 2009
  • Mauritania via Shoreditch

    Published on Culture 24 Currents of Time: New work by Zineb Sedira, Iniva at Rivington Place, until 25 July 2009 From the window of Rivington Place, three photos offer a mirthless reproach to a comedy café opposite. Boats sink into a menacing sea. Time and the elements blacken what remains. The camera freezes each vessel …

    July 4, 2009