Thanks to Ellah Allfrey and the Observer for including Heart of Darkness in the 10 best contemporary African books!
Heart of Darkness is included in the British Library's exhibition on landscape and literature.
From William Blake to the 21st-century suburban hinterlands of J G Ballard, Writing Britain examines how the landscapes of Britain permeate great literary works.
Over 150 literary works, including many first-time loans from overseas and directly from authors: sound recordings, videos, letters, photographs, maps, song lyrics and drawings - as well as manuscripts and printed editions.
Heart of Darkness has been chosen to form part of the octagonal library in A Room for London.
High up on the roof of Queen Elizabeth Hall, a riverboat appears to have come to rest...
A Room for London is a one-bedroom installation, available to rent by the public for night-long stays throughout 2012. During the year it is also transmitting a programme of writing, performance and music.
There can be few places to stay a night in London quite as unusual, poetic and life-enhancing as A Room for London: a 'boat' perched, as if by retreating floodwaters, on the very edge of the Queen Elizabeth hall at the Southbank Centre.
The one-bedroom installation, built by Living Architecture and designed by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with the artist Fiona Banner, will stay on top of the roof throughout 2012. It will provide guests with a place of refuge and reflection amidst the flow of traffic at this iconic location in the capital. The lower and upper decks offer extraordinary views, by day and night, of a London panorama that stretches from Big Ben to St Paul's cathedral.
Thanks to the Independent for a lovely review!
11.00 am, Sunday 27 May 2012
(UK 1946) Written & directed by Michael Powell
& Emeric Pressburger 100m. (U)
David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Marius Goring.
One of the crown jewels of British cinema from the brilliant Powell and Pressburger, A Matter of Life & Death is an extraordinary innovative and spectacular fantasy with David Niven as a downed RAF fighter pilot who must justify his continuing existence to a (Technicolor) heavenly panel because he has made the mistake of falling in love with an American girl on (black-and-white) earth when he really should have been dead. A brilliantly witty script, some great performances and innovative cinematography, including time-lapse images and time freezes, combine to create a unique classic of magical and romantic movie-making.
This film screening has been programmed to complement Catherine Anyango & Julie Hill’s exhibition Crying Out Loud at Guest Projects, 1 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QL. 11–30 May 2012.
Rio Cinema Dalston, 107 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB
Thursday, 17th May 2012, 4.50pm
Cambridge Heath Train Station,
Hackney Road, Bethnal Green,
London, E2 7NA
Picking up on melodramatic motifs of chance happenings, missed meetings, revelations, last minute rescues and deus ex machina endings, a couple will re-enact dialogue at Cambridge Heath Train Station from this classic tear-jerker.
Performed by Kristoffer Hubball and Madelaine Ryan
Please join us for a post performance reception from 5.30pm at Guest Projects.
download event flyer here
A work devised by Julie Hill for Crying Out Loud
‘Cathy’s Theme’, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Thursday 10th May, 6–9pm (PRIVATE VIEW)
Guest Projects, 1 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QL
Referencing early films, where musicians were employed in studios to create moods for actors whilst filming, Eugene Feygelson, a violinist will play this score in the gallery space, providing emotional stimulus for the gallery audience.
The score will be played in three different emotional tones at intervals throughout the evening: Romantic, Hysteric and Melancholic.
A work devised by Julie Hill for Crying Out Loud.
Download the event flyer
High drama and domestic hysteria converge at Guest Projects this May for Catherine Anyango and Julie Hill’s new exhibition project, Crying Out Loud, a mise en scene that explores the representation of female emotion in the home and on the screen.
Catherine Anyango and Julie Hill take on the historical view of women as objects perpetually on the brink of hysteria – dripping with emotion, their bodies ready to overflow, blurring and overriding social norms. Using drawing, film, print, sound, sculpture, soap and water, their individual works together construct a mise-en-scène that explores the idea of the ‘unacceptable’ manifestations of emotional afflictions by actively playing with the emotions of the viewer.
An illustrated catalogue will be published to coincide with the exhibition featuring essays by Dr Volker Sommer, Evolutionary Anthropologist at UCL; Dr Chantal Faust, artist, writer and tutor in the department of Critical and Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art and playwright, Booker prize shortlisted novelist and poet Deborah Levy.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
For further information on the exhibition and events please visit:www.cryingout.tumblr.com
A couple of photos from Somerset house, with maestro Andrzej Klimowski's workshop as well.
I'll be running a workshop on 1/4/12 at Pick Me up, Somerset House.
Pick Me Up, the UK’s first annual contemporary graphic art fair, returns for its biggest edition yet in March 2012. The fair showcases the best new work from around the UK and the world with original works and prints available to purchase from just £10 and a multitude of events and workshops to take part in.
The Norwich illustration department have made a small film about my visit there.
I worked with English Pen, Pop Up, and the Free Word Centre on a literacy project involving Year 13 students. We worked with 1984 and ideas of power, surveillance and manipulation.
W've produced a short film about the 2010 exhibition DRAW: Turning thoughts into lines, featuring Quentin Blake, Richard Wentworth, Adam Dant and Sir Peter Blake.
Flock’s 2011 LDF show is Tell Stories, opening on Thursday 22 Sept from 6-10 pm, at The Garage, 1 North Terrace, Brompton Design District, SW3 2BA. You can find us on page 112-3 of the Icon Design Trail. (http://www.media-ten.com/3dissue/icon/designtrail/2011/). Hope to see you there!
FLOCK are a London based design collective founded by Catherine Anyango, Simone Brewster, Raquel Damas and Pernilla Ohrstedt. Their work spans Architecture, Product, Jewellery and Food Design, Film and Fine Art.http://www.londondesignfestival.com/profiles/flock
The lovely artist Anna Keen drew this picture of me during the Internazionale panel.
The Rugby Art Gallery and Museum have commissioned a film piece for the exhibition The 43 uses of Drawing. The exhibition is on from 6 September to 29 Oct 2011.
A revived interest in drawing has brought the discipline to the forefront of contemporary arts. The 43 Uses of Drawing explores the practice of drawing beyond the paper surface, via the work of 43 practitioners working in a number of different areas.
The aim of the exhibition is to ignite debate and discussion by mapping the different practices and uses of drawing across disciplines and beyond the boundaries of fine art.
The exhibition showcases drawing through the work of both artists and non-artists who use drawing in their professions. It will include drawings from graffiti artists, children’s illustrators, political cartoonists, architects, animators, landscape architects, set designers, tattoo artists, digital renderers and performance artists, along with fine artists and many others.
I have some work in Shoreditch Unbound, published September 1st.
The creative spirit of Shoreditch is captured for the first time in a limited edition, unique format book, taking the east London area to an international audience.
Shoreditch Unbound is an exclusive book creating a snapshot of the eclectic mix of art, fashion, design, location and lifestyle of London’s Shoreditch. Presented in a unique ‘unbound format’ each copy will become a bespoke snapshot of Shoreditch as owners find and add content to their book.
The unique content of the book is a profile of those in Shoreditch, categorised into art, design, fashion, street life, history, poverty and evolution. It is an informed look at the way in which the area has evolved through the 20th and 21st centuries to become the creative hub it is today. The book is the work of those who have contributed to it and demonstrates the sense of community between the diverse people of Shoreditch.
On sale throuout September only in the world’s most stylish retailers and boutiques, the limited edition run of 3000 will be available as over 200 pages within a coffee table book style limited edition folder. The book is an original concept; those who own a numbered limited edition copy will be able to personalise it with additional content available from the Shoreditch Unbound website, as well as from Shoreditch Unbound events that they visit.