James Steventon Artist | Writer | Runner
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In Exile

For #r3fest 2018 – In Exile, James delivers messages electronically in the form of a running related quote displayed randomly from a collection of contributed quotes when visiting: www.jamessteventon.com/in-exile/the-only-running-footman.

The Runner & The Kouros

"It’s like watching a chrysalis become a butterfly: The prototypes are impressive, but the kouros is timeless; he might be about to breathe, move, speak ... Even in relatively static positions, the implication of movement is the transfiguring achievement of these classical figures."

Journeys through silence

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”.

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

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.

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.

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.

James Steventon Artist | Writer | Runner

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