Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Open Sesame, Open Source

I did a talk last night for Its Nice That magazine on open source art projects, alongside amazing graphic designer Ken Garland. Its was really enjoyable and enlightening (and I'm never going to look at political graphics in the same way again).

In hommage to the open source sense of collaboration and information access here is a list of all the links and subjects I discussed:

Roland Barthes ‘The Death of the Author’ 1968

Hennessey Youngman on Relational Aesthetics

Introduction to (1994-1999) by Natalie Bookchin and Alexei Shulgin

Olia Lialina 'My Boyfriend Came Back From The War' 1996

Douglas Davis' The World's First Collaborative Sentence' 1994

Natalie Bookchin 'Mass Ornament' 2009

Graffiti Research Lab at Ars Electronica, Linz (complete with a dose of Alicia Keyes)


Oliver Laric 'Missile Variations' 2009

Aleksandra Domanovic 'Nineteen Thirty'

Thursday, September 15, 2011

If I wasn't here I'd be there

If I was in Geneva I'd go to HARD HAT to see this HR Giger show.

If I was in New York, I would go to Maccarone to see this Bjarne Melgaard show with work by William L Pope etc which opens Saturday night. (I have a big thing for Shelley Duvall post childhood)

Monday, September 12, 2011

3 things in London this week

1) Mike Kelley at Gagosian Britannia Street
(Photo of Kandor 10B (Exploded Fortress of Solitude) (interior view), 2011, by Fredrik Nilsen above)

2) Paul McDevitt at Stephen Friedman
(La Ligne Claire, 2011)

3) Rhododendron at SPACE studios

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Niall O'Brien

Niall O'Brien and I collaborated on a four postcard art project for Abe's Penny which is just beginning to be circulated. Subscribers to the project get a postcard a week in the mail (though they are also archived online which I'll collate here). Niall's brilliant work is on show in NYC at No 10 Gallery (it opens Tuesday Sept 13).