James Steventon Artist | Writer | Runner
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Re-Meet the Artist

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.

The Only Running Footman

On 24th September 2017, James Steventon will be running across three counties between The Water Tower, Brigstock and Launde Abbey, Leicestershire, to deliver a message from David Roxburgh to Rosalind Stoddart. 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. Something of a status symbol for their employers, traditionally Running Footmen had to be “at least 6ft tall, be nonchalant...

Geometry of Nothing

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. It explores a variety of concepts around contemporary sculptural practice. It casts an eye at some of the fundamental aspects of ideation, process, spacial-relationships, interaction. The idea that...

Transcultural Dialogues
in an Insecure World

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’.

For Space

Curated by Simon Woolham

PAPER gallery
14 - 20 Mirabel Street
Manchester
M3 1PJ

Exhibition open:
20 May - 24 June 2017, Open every Saturday 11am - 5pm

Preview:
18 May 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Perpetuating Myths

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.

Meet the Artist

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.

Post-war public art: questions of taste and time

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.

Ricochet, Spunk, Daffodil

In Channel 4’s short interview with Banner for the 2002 Turner Prize, she lists her favourite words as “ricochet, spunk, daffodil”. Of all the great words to choose from these three perhaps stand as a lexical Venn diagram, with Banner existing in the areas of overlap.

James Steventon Artist | Writer | Runner

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