As Maharishi replied when asked by Andy Kaufman about the secret of comedy, “[One] must first say one thing and then say another thing and these two things will usually contrast – but what makes the contrast so evident is the journey in between, which is the journey through a field of silence”.
CVAN-EM recently caught up with some of the artists who have been involved in Meet the Artist over the last three years, finding out what they’ve been doing since and what they’re working on now.
A running-based performance cum wedding gift cum birthday present. James will be dressed as an 18th Century Running Footman, based on an etching from the Old and New London by George Walter Thornbury, 1873.
Sculptorvox is a 7 volume series containing written and photographic contributions that have broadly and creatively interpreted, discussed and responded to a theme by exploring associations, presenting stories and constructing narratives, with each volume produced as a limited print run. ‘Geometry of Nothing’ is the inaugural volume in this series.
The Koppel Project is pleased to announce an evening of informal discussion, drinks and a live art intervention to celebrate the 16-international-artists group exhibition ‘Monologue Dialogue 4: Mysticism and Insecurity’.
Curated by Simon Woolham
14 - 20 Mirabel Street
20 May - 24 June 2017, Open every Saturday 11am - 5pm
18 May 2017, 6pm - 9pm
Once upon a time, beyond seven mountains, beyond seven forests, a black swan came to the town of Corby. The swan was nearly four metres high and looked out on to the boating lake in Thoroughsale Wood.
I’m interested in endurance where I’m aiming to maintain a fleeting balance against challenging circumstances, in order to have a personally meaningful experience. The action of art is far more important than the object for me. Frequent strategies I employ are endurance running and endurance drawing, sometimes utilising biofeedback devices to monitor heart rates or the breath to tease out rhythms from the bleakness of certain situations, and in some way qualify my existence and map my interior state.
Amongst an artificial plant and a water fountain, the work is installed in the Courtyard Gallery as a contemplation space that subtly borders on a generic corporate waiting room and an art space.
Much of the art from the City Sculpture Project demonstrates the vision of artists and the need for curators and local authorities to show bravery in commissioning public art, holding their nerve while tastes are acquired to prevent an artificially short shelf life – rather than play it safe and commission something dreadfully mediocre.