Monday, 31 May 2010

The Memories - 29th May 2010

Lucky PDF
John Leyland and Annette Cookson



Matthew Dekersaint Giradeau


Jamie Thomas


Seekers Of Lice


Jerome Cooper


Matt Jackson


Bill Aitchison


Sam Gieben and Chris Mackenzie


Fivethreefive Project

Lois Macdonald and Helen Collett

Tracing mill24 - Helen Abbott

Gary Fishers Blog:


Graham Dunnings Blog:

Steven Hutchinson


Wednesday, 26 May 2010

May Line-Up

Curated by: Lois Macdonald | Helen Collett | Anna Beam
Guest Curators: Blank Media | Emily Phillips | Esther Arocha and Ida Galvan

MILL24 PART2 Schedule 12noon - 12noon 29th - 30th May

Islington Mill, Salford, M3 2DD


Ground Floor:


Gallery:

12-14. Jerome Cooper

15-20. Matt Jackson

21-02. Jamie Thomas

03-04. Laura Lowe

07-08. Lois Macdonald and Helen Collett

09-10. Steven Hutchinson

10-12. Helen Abbott

Venue:

13-14. Peter Matthews

15-16. Seekers of lice

17-18. Bill Aitchinson

19-20. Matt Dekersaint

21-22. Annette Cookson/John Leyland : Blank Media

23-00. Bill Shatnerrr

01-02. Sam Gieben and Chris Mackenzie


03-08. Sam Gieben and Chris Mackenzie DJ set

03-08. PING PONG CLUB

11-12. Fivethreefive: Blank Media


Entry Corridor:

12-12. You

Courtyard:

00-03. 07-12. Bar-B-Q

12-12. Sam Gieben and Robbie Porter hiding places


Engine House:

12-00. Kim's homemade food

12-00. LuckyPDF TV monitor


One69a Studio:

13-17. Screen printing workshop


First Floor:

Common Room:

12–12. Emily Phillips: Marielle Hehir/Hannah Mosley

Toilets:

12-12. Lucky PDF TV Monitor


Second floor:

12–12. Studio 204+206|Graham Dunning|Debbie Elvis|Jennifer Mcdonald|Louise Woodcock|Gary Fisher


12-12. LuckyPDF TV monitor

Fifth Floor:

12-12. Lucky PDF TV Studio

12-12. Sam Gieben and Robbie Porter hiding places

12-12. Rob Bellman

12-19. Tasha Whittle

20 - 23.30. Action Cover Party

00-08. Anna Beam and Rebecca Manley

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Artist Profile: Rebecca Maeve Manley

Name/Pseudonym:
Rebecca Maeve Manley

Permanent working location:
Manchester

General Working Practice:
Three-dimensional paper artist / filling spaces / making paper dance

Mill24 Exhibition:
Collaboration with Anna Beam / invite the audience into our paper world / 8-hour long installation

Website:

Contact Email:

Curriculum Vitae:
Summer 2010 / Solo / Galerie Herzblut / Braunschweig / Germany
Jan 2010 / 'SAMPLERS' / Ashton-Under-Lyne Art Gallery
Oct 2009 / ‘ILLUSTRATIVE' / Berlin / Germany

Images:
face painting project / still life / cat's cradle / cardboard cross-stitch



Curator/Artist Profile: Lois Macdonald and Helen Collett

Name/Pseudonym:
Lois Macdonald and Helen Collett

Permanent Working Location:
Manchester

General Working Practice:

"Lois Macdonald and Helen Collett become one"
Thursday 28th October 2009

Collett and Macdonald have been working together as artists and curators for just over a year. Their partnership formed in December 2008 when they took over curating the Link Gallery. Both artists were involved in personal projects regarding the portrayal and disruption of physical/conscious environments and so led to their first collaboration in February 2009 as a detailed reworking of the interior space of the gallery. They still work together on this ongoing project, Back and Forth, as a changing installation rebuilt to encompass its environment. Since then, they have worked on a large-scale solo exhibition in an unused archway, as part of the Free For Arts Festival in October 2009, resulting in their first performative video work based on the systematic reflection of their working relationship; a process which now dominates their working practice. The Free For Arts Festival 2009 was also one of their first external curatorial experiences, being a weeklong series of events and exhibitions that they created and directed. Artistically, throughout 2010 their videos and installations have been exhibited in various group exhibitions at NOISElab, the Dance House and beyond. Currently, they are undertaking an internship at Islington Mill culminating in their self-curated series of 24-hour exhibitions, Mill24, scheduled to take place in April and May 2010. Their future lies in further joint exhibiting and curating; with their work scheduled to be on show monthly at the Green Room as well as at an upcoming exhibition at the Departure Gallery, London, in addition to once again organising the Free For Arts Festival.

Mill24 Exhibition:

the aggressive yet playful quality that subconsciously directs their work as an all-female artist couple”

Collett and Macdonald continue their working relationship as an artist couple in the latest and final installment of their 3-part installation series, Back and Forth. First exhibited in the Link Gallery and then as part of the Manchester Art Crawl, they now want to embrace their performative style in creating their concluding chapter for just one-hour as part of Mill24. Their work has developed in succession from part i, space, to part ii, sound, and now to part iii, performance. Performing Back and Forth part iiiwill act as a full stop to their working past, and form a creative platform for them to move forward from as live performers within a sculptural environment. They will move in mirrored ritual around the white-cube gallery space, now transformed into an all-new environment by its submergence in calico fabric; their strange, dance-like performance reflecting the overlapping confines and communication that make up their working relationship. Choosing to exhibit their piece at a time when the exhibition will be most quiet, the sensory deadening of sound that their abundant use of calico fabric creates, will be enhanced more than ever before. The audience’s perception of the artists and their environment will become one.

Mill24 Exhibition Date:

Curators: Saturday 24th April 2010 & Saturday 29th May 2010

Artists: Saturday 29th May 2010

Website:
Curriculum Vitae:
Free For Arts Festival 2010. October 2010
'All Systems Go', Departure Gallery, London. June 2010
Vaudeville, The Greenroom, Manchester. May 2010
Collective Vision, NOISElab, Manchester. April 2010
Manchester Art Crawl - Not Part of NYE, Dance House, Manchester. March 2010
www.freeforartsfestival.com, Manchester. October 2009

Images:
(i) Milk fig. ii | film still
(ii) YouI fig. i | film still
(iii) Collapsable Spaces | performance/installation
(iv) YouI fig. i | installation




Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Artist Profile: Laura Lowe

Name/Pseudonym:
Laura Lowe

Location:
Manchester / Manchester Metropolitan University

General Working Practice:
I am currently in the process of developing my work into a field of psychological experiences concerning the effects of colour and light on the human mind, in which vision and focal points become lost and the potential of transcendence experiences can occur. A series of works in which perception is the object in matter.

Mill24 Exhibition:
I plan to experiment in an area i have been developing for some time. This will consist of a number of lights with various coloured filters, over the course of the hour I will try to alter the atmosphere and environment with the use of these colours, combining and contrasting the colours to see the effects of flooding vibrant colours within an occupied space with the hope of affecting mood and vision.

Mill24 Exhibition Date:
saturday 29th May 2010


Contact Email:

Curriculum Vitae:
Free For Arts Festival / Collective Vision at Noise Lab





Artist Profile: Helen Abbott

Name/Pseudonym:

Helen Abbott

Location:

Manchester School Of Art – Interactive Arts

General Working Practice:

My work is based on every day life, the focus is around people; I am interested in surveillance and peoples reactions to the world around us.

Mill24 Exhibition:

We all leave traces of ourselves, be it something physical or just memories. I plan to track the flow of people during Mill24; while it is easy to see the movement of people as fast pace, constantly changing and new. I am looking closer, at the impressions we leave behind and making these traces more permanent to reflect the documentation of the passage of time within our lives, and the impact we all have upon our surroundings.

Mill24 Exhibition Date:

Saturday 29th May 2010

Contact email:

helen_melon76@hotmail.co.uk

Website:

http://heleniarts.blogspot.com

Curriculum Vitae:

Free For Arts Festival 2010 John Rylands Library exhibition

Action Cover Party. Performance of Bruce Nauman’s “Violent Incident” with Adriano Digaudio



Artist Profile: Bill Aitchison

Name/Pseudonym:
Bill Aitchison

General Working Practice:
My curatorial practice has grown recently out of my artistic practice which in turn is referenced within my academic writing (Practice led PhD, Uni. of London 2007). Originally derived from considering the framework in which my performances are created, I have more recently brought this framework explicitly within some works and also used it to shape curated events such as the recent day of talks 'Views From The Grassy Knoll' that framed the lecture performance 2012 that I will present at Mill24.

Mill24 Exhibition:
I plan to respond to the theme of lecture by presenting the lecture performance of mine '2012'. This lecture covers subjects connected of conspiracy theories and places these within an artistic and political framework. Researched and created in London and Beijing, it adopts an open-ended structure that places the diverse materials cited in dialogue and collision.

Mill24 Exhibition Dat:
Saturday 29th May 2010

Website:

www.billaitchison.co.uk

Contact Email:

bill.aitchison@googlemail.com

Curriculum Vitae:

Views From The Grassy Knoll (curated) The Bluecoat, Liverpool 2010
Open Performance Art Festival (presented) 798 Art Zone Beijing 2009
Artist's Performance Series (presented) Wallspace Gallery London 2009
IIFUT Tehran 2010 Caravan Showcase Brighton 2010 Lights On/Off Mannheim 2010

Image: 2012 lecture performance at Wunder Der Praerie Festival Mannheim 2008


Thursday, 20 May 2010

Artist Profile: Matt Jackson

Name/Pseudonym:

Matt Jackson


Permanent Working Location:

Bristol

General Working Practice:

Matt Jackson builds interactive audio and video hardware and software. He uses MaxMSP, Arduino, Processing
and Flash to produce his work, which can take many forms. From live performance software and useful apps to
wireless midi controllers and large installations, Matt’s work always has a strong focus on play. Working with the
University of Wales, Bristol festival, Arnolfini, and Switch Dialogue, amongst others, Matt regularly runs workshops on the software he uses and showcases his own and local artists' work at local events.

Mill24 Exhibition:

Spirus is a large projection of a sound emitting double helix, which can be manipulated using four rotating controllers. The controllers change various aspects of the projection such as the shape, colour, speed and viewing angle.

The idea behind Spirus is to submerge the user into an audio and visual feedback loop, whereby both user input and output are intrinsically interconnected. The result is very addictive. The controls are not labelled, so much of the user experience is an exploration of the interface and how this affects the audio and the video.

Mill24 Exhibition Date:

Saturday 29th May 2010

Website:

http://jacksonmatt.wordpress.com

Contact Email:

makebreakbeat@hotmail.com

Curriculum Vitae:

Curator of the A/V installations area at Bristol Festival '09 & '10. www.thebristolfestival.org
Exhibited interactive work at the Arnolfini in Bristol as part of unCraftivism. - http://www.craftivism.net
Exhibiting work at Simplexity Applied @Centerspace Gallery, Bristol. - http://www.simplexityapplied.org