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A Strange Weave of Time and Space

An exhibition and research project exploring notions of aura and authenticity in the post-digital context.   The works selected for A Strange Weave of time and Space circle the complex relations between the auratic, (Walter Benjamin’s term for the authentic, original artefact,

A Strange Weave of Time and Space

An exhibition and research project exploring notions of aura and authenticity in the post-digital context.   The works selected for A Strange Weave of time and Space circle the complex relations between the auratic, (Walter Benjamin’s term for the authentic, original artefact,

Nostalgic Whiplash

A screening programme comprising moving image works by women artists from Site Gallery’s past programme, as part of a series of events marking Site’s 40th year. The works I selected for Nostalgic Whiplash are variously concerning memory, loss, displacement in

Nostalgic Whiplash

A screening programme comprising moving image works by women artists from Site Gallery’s past programme, as part of a series of events marking Site’s 40th year. The works I selected for Nostalgic Whiplash are variously concerning memory, loss, displacement in

Conversation with Jussi Parikka

An edited conversation I had with media theorist Jussi Parikka has been published by Site Gallery in the publication to accompany their exhibition Liquid Crystal Display. A longer version of the conversation is here.

Conversation with Jussi Parikka

An edited conversation I had with media theorist Jussi Parikka has been published by Site Gallery in the publication to accompany their exhibition Liquid Crystal Display. A longer version of the conversation is here.

Everything Flows

Everything Flows brought together work by nine Sheffield-based artists working with painting, sculpture, video, photography and sound. The artworks in the exhibition were each united, in different ways, by a sense of ‘flow’, from choreographed movement and kinetic motion, through

Everything Flows

Everything Flows brought together work by nine Sheffield-based artists working with painting, sculpture, video, photography and sound. The artworks in the exhibition were each united, in different ways, by a sense of ‘flow’, from choreographed movement and kinetic motion, through

Gymnasium Projects- Raqs Media Collective

                As part of Gymnasium Projects I commissioned New Delhi-based artists Raqs Media Collective to produce a new temporary public work in Lincoln in Summer 2016, along with an exhibition of new prints and

Gymnasium Projects- Raqs Media Collective

                As part of Gymnasium Projects I commissioned New Delhi-based artists Raqs Media Collective to produce a new temporary public work in Lincoln in Summer 2016, along with an exhibition of new prints and

Gymnasium Projects – Annika Eriksson

Adventure Ahead is a film installation, derived from footage from the Media Archive of Central England in Lincoln (macearchive.org) which holds a huge array of films from amateur and broadcast sources. The work took footage from a number of sources, including Children

Gymnasium Projects – Annika Eriksson

Adventure Ahead is a film installation, derived from footage from the Media Archive of Central England in Lincoln (macearchive.org) which holds a huge array of films from amateur and broadcast sources. The work took footage from a number of sources, including Children

Gymnasium Projects – Ruth Ewan

Ruth Ewan The Difference, 15 June – 6 Sept 2015, Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane LN2 1EZ Associated exhibition of works and print edition by Ruth Ewan at Project Space Plus, The University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, LN6 7TS,

Gymnasium Projects – Ruth Ewan

Ruth Ewan The Difference, 15 June – 6 Sept 2015, Lincoln Central Library, Free School Lane LN2 1EZ Associated exhibition of works and print edition by Ruth Ewan at Project Space Plus, The University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, LN6 7TS,

Gymnasium Projects

Gymnasium is a contemporary art commissioning programme emanating from the University of Lincoln and taking place in the civic fabric of the city, but having its source in an institution of learning, as the original gymnasia would have been. The

Gymnasium Projects

Gymnasium is a contemporary art commissioning programme emanating from the University of Lincoln and taking place in the civic fabric of the city, but having its source in an institution of learning, as the original gymnasia would have been. The

Site Platform

Site Platform was a project which ran at Site in several iterations between 2006 and 2011. The project offered an opportunity for artists to use the gallery space to develop new work in the gallery setting whilst also allowing audiences to engage

Site Platform

Site Platform was a project which ran at Site in several iterations between 2006 and 2011. The project offered an opportunity for artists to use the gallery space to develop new work in the gallery setting whilst also allowing audiences to engage

Guy Ben-Ner

Solo exhibition, Site Gallery, 2011 The first UK solo exhibition by Guy Ben-Ner in a public gallery, included a new commission: ‘Spies’. Guy Ben-Ner was born in Israel in 1969 and currently lives in Tel Aviv. Since the early 90s,

Guy Ben-Ner

Solo exhibition, Site Gallery, 2011 The first UK solo exhibition by Guy Ben-Ner in a public gallery, included a new commission: ‘Spies’. Guy Ben-Ner was born in Israel in 1969 and currently lives in Tel Aviv. Since the early 90s,

Art Sheffield 2010 – Life: A User’s Manual

Art Sheffield 2010 was a citywide contemporary art event showcasing artwork by locally, nationally and internationally based artists. This was the fifth event, organised by Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum (SCAF), to take place since 2001 and took the form of a

Art Sheffield 2010 – Life: A User’s Manual

Art Sheffield 2010 was a citywide contemporary art event showcasing artwork by locally, nationally and internationally based artists. This was the fifth event, organised by Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum (SCAF), to take place since 2001 and took the form of a

Haris Epaminonda

Solo Exhibition, Site Gallery, 2010 This was Cypriot born artist Haris Epaminonda’s first solo exhibition in a UK independent gallery, presenting newly commissioned video work, simultaneously to a complementary show at Tate Modern. Epaminonda works in a variety of media from collage to

Haris Epaminonda

Solo Exhibition, Site Gallery, 2010 This was Cypriot born artist Haris Epaminonda’s first solo exhibition in a UK independent gallery, presenting newly commissioned video work, simultaneously to a complementary show at Tate Modern. Epaminonda works in a variety of media from collage to

The Sheffield Pavilion 2009

The Sheffield Pavilion 2009 is a limited edition DVD of specially commissioned and existing video works by eleven Sheffield-based artists Richard Bartle, Chloë Brown, Katie Davies, Hondartza Fraga, Steve Hawley, Esther Johnson, Tony Kemplen, Haroon Mirza, Paul Morrison, No Fixed

The Sheffield Pavilion 2009

The Sheffield Pavilion 2009 is a limited edition DVD of specially commissioned and existing video works by eleven Sheffield-based artists Richard Bartle, Chloë Brown, Katie Davies, Hondartza Fraga, Steve Hawley, Esther Johnson, Tony Kemplen, Haroon Mirza, Paul Morrison, No Fixed

Daniel von Sturmer, Set Piece

Solo exhibition, Site Gallery, 2009 The first UK solo show by New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist Daniel von Sturmer. The ambitious installation of new video works was presented within a temporary architecture in the gallery created especially for the exhibition. This

Daniel von Sturmer, Set Piece

Solo exhibition, Site Gallery, 2009 The first UK solo show by New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist Daniel von Sturmer. The ambitious installation of new video works was presented within a temporary architecture in the gallery created especially for the exhibition. This

Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 2008 An exhibition which explored the tension between language and image through a selection of film and video works including seminal work from the 1970s produced by John Smith and Hollis Frampton and more recent work

Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 2008 An exhibition which explored the tension between language and image through a selection of film and video works including seminal work from the 1970s produced by John Smith and Hollis Frampton and more recent work

Roman Ondak Essay: Failed Fall

Here is a copy of my essay for the monograph on Roman Ondak: Measuring the Universe, published by Bawag foundation Vienna with JRP/Ringier to accompany his representation of Slovakia in the Venice Biennale 2009.    

Roman Ondak Essay: Failed Fall

Here is a copy of my essay for the monograph on Roman Ondak: Measuring the Universe, published by Bawag foundation Vienna with JRP/Ringier to accompany his representation of Slovakia in the Venice Biennale 2009.    

The Sheffield Pavilion

The Sheffield Pavilion 2007 was a project designed to take advantage of the harmonic convergence of super exhibitions which occured when The Venice Biennale, Documenta XII, and Skulptur Projekte Münster 07 coincided in June 2007. This nexus of projects falling

The Sheffield Pavilion

The Sheffield Pavilion 2007 was a project designed to take advantage of the harmonic convergence of super exhibitions which occured when The Venice Biennale, Documenta XII, and Skulptur Projekte Münster 07 coincided in June 2007. This nexus of projects falling

Transmission Host Publication

Here’s the Transmission Host chapbook  (published by Artwords and co-ordinated by Sheffield Hallam University) which I edited from a transcribed conversation between myself and Jan Verwoert.

Transmission Host Publication

Here’s the Transmission Host chapbook  (published by Artwords and co-ordinated by Sheffield Hallam University) which I edited from a transcribed conversation between myself and Jan Verwoert.

AN Research Paper: Biennials and City Wide Events

Something, like Nothing, Happens Anywhere Here is the AN Research Paper on Biennials and City-Wide events which I co-edited with Steve Dutton, with commissioned contributions from John Byrne, Neil Mulholland and Jan Verwoert. AN research papers IV

AN Research Paper: Biennials and City Wide Events

Something, like Nothing, Happens Anywhere Here is the AN Research Paper on Biennials and City-Wide events which I co-edited with Steve Dutton, with commissioned contributions from John Byrne, Neil Mulholland and Jan Verwoert. AN research papers IV

Art Sheffield 08: Yes, No & Other Options

Art Sheffield 08: Yes, No & Other Options took place from 16 February – 30 March 2008 in venues across the city including Bloc,End Gallery, Millennium Galleries, S1 Artspace, Site Gallery, Yorkshire ArtSpace, temporary venues and the public realm. Taking as its foundation a specially

Art Sheffield 08: Yes, No & Other Options

Art Sheffield 08: Yes, No & Other Options took place from 16 February – 30 March 2008 in venues across the city including Bloc,End Gallery, Millennium Galleries, S1 Artspace, Site Gallery, Yorkshire ArtSpace, temporary venues and the public realm. Taking as its foundation a specially

Fikret Atay – first UK solo show

Fikret Atay makes videos that offer short vignettes of life in Batman, a Kurdish city near the border between Turkey and Iraq. Using a hand-held camera and natural lighting, Atay films young local residents as they perform traditional dances, assemble

Fikret Atay – first UK solo show

Fikret Atay makes videos that offer short vignettes of life in Batman, a Kurdish city near the border between Turkey and Iraq. Using a hand-held camera and natural lighting, Atay films young local residents as they perform traditional dances, assemble

Jen DeNike

Jen DeNike’s photo and video works sit somewhere between portraits, stereotypes and archetypes. The works belie their apparent simplicity by revealing themselves to be highly staged. Recent works concentrate on the rituals and emotive physical states of adolescence: powerplay, sexuality,

Jen DeNike

Jen DeNike’s photo and video works sit somewhere between portraits, stereotypes and archetypes. The works belie their apparent simplicity by revealing themselves to be highly staged. Recent works concentrate on the rituals and emotive physical states of adolescence: powerplay, sexuality,

Re-

An exhibition of works that explore the re-presentation of historical and filmic events and in some cases the conflation of the two. The works are testament to the idea that ‘the most relevant prefix for contemporary practice is ‘re-‘, re-cycle,

Re-

An exhibition of works that explore the re-presentation of historical and filmic events and in some cases the conflation of the two. The works are testament to the idea that ‘the most relevant prefix for contemporary practice is ‘re-‘, re-cycle,

Art Sheffield 05: Spectator T

ART SHEFFIELD 05: Spectator T was a city-wide contemporary art event which took place within Sheffield’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites from 28 October to 27 November 2005. The programme included a mix of emerging and

Art Sheffield 05: Spectator T

ART SHEFFIELD 05: Spectator T was a city-wide contemporary art event which took place within Sheffield’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites from 28 October to 27 November 2005. The programme included a mix of emerging and

Haunted Media

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 2004 An exhibition of electronic media artworks examining the association of new media with supernatural phenomena. From the use of photography, ostensibly to document the dead in spirit photographs, through to the invention of the telegraph,

Haunted Media

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 2004 An exhibition of electronic media artworks examining the association of new media with supernatural phenomena. From the use of photography, ostensibly to document the dead in spirit photographs, through to the invention of the telegraph,

Art Sheffield 03

Art Sheffield 03 was the first city-wide contemporary art event of it’s scale to take place in Sheffield. During March/April 2003 contemporary art events took place within the city’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites. The programme

Art Sheffield 03

Art Sheffield 03 was the first city-wide contemporary art event of it’s scale to take place in Sheffield. During March/April 2003 contemporary art events took place within the city’s major galleries, project spaces, non-gallery venues and public sites. The programme

Frozen

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 2002 From sublime landscape images to christmas card and snowglobe kitsch, there are varying degrees of romanticism associated with the snowscape. In this exhibition photography, video and sculptural sound installations undercut the romanticisation of the snowscape

Frozen

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 2002 From sublime landscape images to christmas card and snowglobe kitsch, there are varying degrees of romanticism associated with the snowscape. In this exhibition photography, video and sculptural sound installations undercut the romanticisation of the snowscape

Finlandia: new video work from Finland

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 2002 A showcase of new Finnish video work with specific interest in relations between individuals; the difficulty of communication, and a relation between the culturally specific and the global. Finland has an interesting position on the

Finlandia: new video work from Finland

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 2002 A showcase of new Finnish video work with specific interest in relations between individuals; the difficulty of communication, and a relation between the culturally specific and the global. Finland has an interesting position on the

Everything is Number

Group Exhibition, Site Gallery, 2001 Pythagoras realised that numbers were hidden in everything, from the harmonies of music to the orbits of the planets, and this led him to proclaim that “everything is number”. By exploring the meaning of mathematics,

Everything is Number

Group Exhibition, Site Gallery, 2001 Pythagoras realised that numbers were hidden in everything, from the harmonies of music to the orbits of the planets, and this led him to proclaim that “everything is number”. By exploring the meaning of mathematics,

Quality Control

2 person exhibition, Site Gallery, 2001 An exhibition about value & uniqueness and the means and context in which we make value judgements. In the centre of the gallery is a machine which shreds snapshot photographs (for which there are

Quality Control

2 person exhibition, Site Gallery, 2001 An exhibition about value & uniqueness and the means and context in which we make value judgements. In the centre of the gallery is a machine which shreds snapshot photographs (for which there are

Frame

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 2000 An exhibition looking at the crossovers apparent within the media of photography, painting and film in the work of Uta Barth, Duncan Higgins and Carter Potter. In the work of each artist the content seems

Frame

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 2000 An exhibition looking at the crossovers apparent within the media of photography, painting and film in the work of Uta Barth, Duncan Higgins and Carter Potter. In the work of each artist the content seems

Layla Curtis

Commission, Site Gallery, 2000 Layla Curtis’s work deals with ‘internationalisation’: country boundaries, mapping, time zones and language. She produced a new work for exhibition in Flux Space and on Site’s projection screen.

Layla Curtis

Commission, Site Gallery, 2000 Layla Curtis’s work deals with ‘internationalisation’: country boundaries, mapping, time zones and language. She produced a new work for exhibition in Flux Space and on Site’s projection screen.

Horse Show

Group Exhibition, Site Gallery, 2000 Horses and lens-based media came into conjunction with Eadweard Muybridge’s experimental photographs of a horse at gallop in 1872 which reversed the accepted beliefs about animal locomotion by proving that all four hooves leave the

Horse Show

Group Exhibition, Site Gallery, 2000 Horses and lens-based media came into conjunction with Eadweard Muybridge’s experimental photographs of a horse at gallop in 1872 which reversed the accepted beliefs about animal locomotion by proving that all four hooves leave the

Traffic

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 1999 Traffic took as theme the contrast between American ideas of the Road Movie and the romance of road culture and the European equivalent which is more involved with tailbacks, traffic, monotony and stasis. The works

Traffic

Group exhibition, Site Gallery, 1999 Traffic took as theme the contrast between American ideas of the Road Movie and the romance of road culture and the European equivalent which is more involved with tailbacks, traffic, monotony and stasis. The works