Working with Beam Editions at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA over the weekend before we begin visiting artist studios and archives next week for upcoming projects they are working on (camera in tow of course!) Expect more from our ‘In the Studio’ series very soon.
The beginning of a new series from Beam Editions: In the Studio that will be exploring artist’s lives and practices.
We visited artist John Newling at his home and studio in Nottingham for conversations about the artist’s expansive career, growing plants for his work in his garden as well as ideas of new economies.
I’m often asked where my documentation photographs go, well here is an example of their use in the arts.
Primary’s Programme Notes are a self-published bi-annual comprehensive guide to all things Primary that look forward to upcoming exhibitions and events as well as critically discussing past shows and programmes.
They are a great ongoing accompaniment to Primary’s already rich and vast output. You can pick up all issues (now at #8) at Primary and other art venues around the city of Nottingham.
Presented by In-situ - Five Verses on Six Sacks of Earth is a micro-opera by Nastassja Simensky and Rebecca Lee. The live performances were made in response to an archaeological dig at Malkin Tower Farm, Pendle.
I spent the weekend with the artists travelling around venues to document the performances and costumes in the beautiful settings surrounding Pendle Hill.
Article on Corridor8.
Filmed across my Sony A7R2 and A6500 in 4K.
It has been great to see this project develop over the past year into a very successful opening evening and to work alongside David Severn who was photographing the event, do check him out, very big influence towards my personal projects.
Existing as a performer and filmmaker in this work is exactly the reason I love working with Artists, it's always new and exciting that helps develops my creative input for other more commercial projects.
Documenting Jan Vorisek’s sound based performance for TG.
Vorisek interacted with his cityscape-like construction on the gallery floor laced with contact mics, effect pedals and speakers with a variety of implements and substances. The lighting and deep range of sounds resonating around the room gave off a very 80’s sci-fi movie feel that is right up my street.
A series of mechanical devices control strings that move and ‘strum’ across the frame of suspended electric guitars to create various sounds and rhythms. While possibly looking like the work is left to chance, Scha’s work was very much rooted in mathematics, equations and creating specific rules to form autonomy within the work.
The Machines are currently operated by Dutch composer and musician Samuel Vriezen, since Scha's death in 2015.
Reinterpreting found objects and histories, myths and stories of Nottingham Rahal filled the space with twisted and mutated objects fitting with his ongoing practice interested in exploring and creating mythology.
Artists Debra Swann & Caroline Locke asked me to create video documentation of their performance at Primary in Nottingham.
With many aspects of the exhibition/performance being a one-take opportunity such as the sawing in half of the cardboard sculpture I had to get it right first time. No pressure eh?