Conceived and curated the first Art Magick symposium in Stockholm, A small one day symposium consisting of talks, a practical workshop and lecture.
This was a tester for a larger symposium planned for next Spring.
Curated the 5 women show 'Within the Scope of Possibility - or The Luxury of assuming Free Will' at Husby Konsthall, bringing together artists who hadn't previously worked together. Including a performance piece by Sisterloops.
The first part of my collaboration with Per Åhlund, 'Other Frequencies - The Aesthetic Idealisation of Death', is opening on Friday 13th,
in the project Room of Studio 44.
Taking part in the group show 'Ökand' , new and old members of Studio 44 exhibiting together in the main gallery during November.
Books from the Urban Myth series (hand made artists books) are to be included in the Open Air Art Book Fair on Långholmen
Continuing research for 'Other Frequencies' ongoing research, installation and sound project exploring the 'notion' of Death, with the Swedish Sound artist, Per Åhlund....... the first exhibition is planned for Spring 2017
I've been accepted as a new member of the Artists Collective - Studio 44
looking forward to working with a new group of artists in Stockholm.
Vernissage fredag 26 februari 2016 kl 17–22
Live på scen kl 20: Anders Bryngelsson
Finissage söndag 3 april 2016 kl 15–18
I'm happy to have been invited by Mattias Larsson to have a solo show at CANDYLAND in Stockholm.
Looking at themes of the other, categorisation and power structures within society.
I've asked Anders Bryngelsson and Jonas Tiljander to contribute some sound work to this show, which will manifest as an assemblage, projection and finally an artists book.
On the 19th December the amazing psychedelic drone punk band Bremen, release their latest LP, Eclipsed, featuring a front cover image by my good self,
One of my artists books - 'The Wolf' from 2006 is being exhibited alongside some books from Grafik Skolans 'Print Press Editions, in the artists book exhibition 'Into the Labyrint'
curated by Maria Kotlyachkova.
St Petersburg, Russia.
I'm really pleased to be co curating the Artists Book Salong, along with Sven Einarsson, which takes place at Husby Konsthall running from November 21st - December 6th, this was an idea originally conceived in the summer after visiting the artists book archive at Botkyrka. This was an experimental salong, democratically open to all who wanted to contribute a book work, including amongst others, works by students of Grafikskolan, Firework Edition's by Thomas Liljenberg and Leif Elggren, MABL(Mobile Artists Book Library), Ulla West, C.M.Lundberg and Robin Smeds Matilla.
The vernissage will include a discussion panel on Artists' books, their role in contemporary art and how they can be defined.
....... Urban Myth - Leeds
Site specific installation resulting from a psychogeographic walk around Leeds, England
with sound artist Dave Procter
....... ' After the Ritual ' - bookworks from Human Nature
On December 6th, 6pm at Tobaksvägen 6
A one night only event showing 2 artist bookworks and the documentary projection from
' Human Nature - pt2 '
Ritual performance photos taken by Anna Drvnik
....... Nygrafik 2014
I've been chosen to take part in a group show of contemporary printmaking in Sweden.
Running from the 4th - 26th October
more information at http://www.husbygard.nu/konsthall.html
....... Smoke & Mirrors
- The Edwardian Toilets, Bristol
The site specific exhibition, alongside Bristol based artist Zanne Andrea, curated by Abi Cush will be
running from the 31st January till the 9th February, with the opening night on the 31st at 7pm.
I'm very pleased to have been invited by curator Abi Cush to take part in a joint exhibition in my home
town, Bristol, with the artist Zanne Andrea.
This will be a site specific project in the abandoned Edwardian Toilets on Park Row.
Abi has set up a blog, which we'll be adding to weekly, to promote a dialogue and help us all to realise
this project over the physical distance between Stockholm and Bristol.
....... HUMAN NATURE? pt.2 R I T U A L
finissage 19th October
ATELIER 123, Stockholm
....... HUMAN NATURE? pt.2 RITUAL
The interactive ritual performance and opening of the project will take place on Saturday 21st
September to coincide with the harvest moon.
The closing of the project will coincide with the hunters moon in October.
Viewing times for the installation are 3 evenings a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm till 8pm at Atelier 123
This project will evolve during the month to include a book work containing articles taken from the performance.
I'm back in the studio and currently working on a new series of suspended artefacts which will form part of Human - Nature? Pt. 2 - Ritual
The finished work and performance will be premiered on the 21st August at Atelier 123 in Hökarängen
....... Human - Nature? Pt.1, Lost & Suspended Artefacts
8th June - 24th August
The first part of the Human - Nature? series, which consists of a screenprint, a small book work and some suspended porcelain artefacts,
Interviewed by Rymden - internet culture magazine,to read more please click on the link below
- The first 'Souvenir' stall will take place on May 25th featuring porcelain postcards and some memorable cakes.
The project 'Souvenir' is a continuation of the porcelain postcards from Berlin-Warsaw in 2008.
Used as a keepsake, memento or memory of the past, a souvenir postcard can be a signifier to another time or place. The idea of a souvenir often conjurs up images of smultz and kitsch but these souvenier postcards, printed with images from psychological walks around various cities, often depict places which are initially thought of as ordinary, but it's the everyday familiarity of these places, which are often overlooked which makes them extraordinary..
We often readjust our memories or recollections to suit our emotional needs, imposing so much emotion on an object that in itself it becomes more important than the original event or memory it signified, in this way, the bleakest of scenes can have a total change of meaning once presented as a postcard, a nostalgia for the sense of place.
As an object a porcelain postcard is obsolete as its inherent fragility means that it cannot be posted and fulfill its function.
There will be a series of Souvenir postcards made as part of this ongoing project, documenting places or parts of the city which are literally disappearing as the face of regeneration takes over.
Sanitary was a project I started last year as part of a group art show, but sadly due to time and logistics, was never fully realised how I would have liked....so I decided to continue the thought process and take the project into Konstapoteket to see how it would work..... the end piece is an installation and series of artists books. These books were realised in the form of screenprints on found fabric and imprinted porcelain.
This is not necessarily the end for this series of work, as I often work in cycles and always revisit projects, but for now, the work in the exhibition feels complete.
....... (M) other Wolf
I've continued to work on the 'other wolf' project here and there, throughout the past year, through a series of dry point etchings, ink drawing and porcelain work, working through some concepts I first started looking at years ago, that of questioning the meaning of ' wild ' in contemporary western society, if wild relates to a physical place or rather a psychological space, something lingering there in the subconscious ........ also by looking at our relationship with nature, the wild and how contemporary society chooses to either adore or vilify the 'natural world' viewing it as a strange phenomenum that they are not organically a part of, this led to obvious associations between the days of Victorian colonialism, Nature as play thing and spectacle.
This project has been put on the 'back burner' whilst I completed some work for the SANITARY installation .... but has emerged again and is evolving now into some work which should be completed in time for winter/spring 2013 .
Whether I'll exhibit Mother Wolf or not, Im not sure yet, I feel that this project needs more time to be realised, even though some of the ideas from the work are part of the Human - Nature? series being exhibited in parts, part 1 in June and part 2 in the autumn.
Work in progress - I will be moving into my new ateljé at the beginning of December, this will coincide with a new series of work - (M)other Wolf - which forms part of the ongoing Human - Nature? series
with Chris Dreier
Reinraum, Düsseldorf (finissage and artists talk)
....... Verbotene Stadt
(with Chris Dreier)
Verbotene Stadt II opens in Düsseldorf
4th November, Reinraum, Düsseldorf
Gefängis Neukölln - Cafe Schönstadt, 48 Stunden Neukölln
This year I am really excited to be showing some work as part of 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlins biggest Arts festival set in my old neighbourhood of Neukölln.(I last exhibited at the festival in 2009) I am showing work inside the old jail which this year for the first time is being used as an exhibition space, there are 41 artists taking part with work in 30 different cells, the work ranges from performance, multi media, painting and film.
I will be showing a series of medium format photographs taken at two different disused soviet army barracks outside Berlin, the silent still nature of the photographs in direct contract to the lives of the conscripted soldiers who lived there and also the regime they represented, these photos are to be viewed in contrast to the Guilty-Innocent series of photocopy prints and soap, hoping to create a dialogue between the poles of state sanctioned violence and criminal judgement within society.
....... Verbotene Stadt
Verbotene Stadt is an ongoing project in collaboration with the german artist Chris Dreier, the first part took place in Berlin, August 2010, the second part of the project will be exhibited in November 2011 in Dusseldorf