Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Karhu This Charming Man will be showing at The Holden Gallery in Manchester at the College of Art. The work was made in Helsinki on a residency and features the Finnish traditional god, the bear, transferred to a singing Karaoke logo of a beer manufacture. In this episode the bear sings The Smiths classic song, as part of the Smiths themed show, The Gospel According to... Other artists in the show include Lucienne Cole, Jeremy Deller, Lars Laumann and Jan Timme. The private view is 6-8pm on Thursday 15th March and continues until 4th May.
I will be showing The Six Most Beautiful Minutes in the History of Cinema in Headspace at Over+Out gallery in Lincoln. In this work I mine the history of cinema to create a raging cacophony of 8 frames per second for 6 minutes of images culled from cinema . 2880 scenes from a full range of genres, countries, tastes and time flash repeatedly. Like Orson Welles’ Don Quixote (of which Giorgio Agamben talks of in his essay which gives this work it’s title) the viewer is left with a choice of whether to start slashing away at the screen to halt the constant flow of images. The show features 6 artists who all featured in the first show at The Monks gallery. This show sees each artist exploring a different facet of what goes on inside their heads, a scary thought if you ask me! The show opens on Thursday 14th March 6-8pm and continues until 23rd March. Click here for more details of the show.