AWAAR for Soft Circuit. Initiated by Landfill Editions/Site Office (Nottingham) and Good Press (Glasgow), Soft Circuit is an ongoing series of pin-board based installations traveling between the two locations. It is intended to make this output and extension of their current practice based activities and extend this throughout a network in days, weeks, months and years to come.
20 July 2016
Follow arrows, red floor, black floor, dream place, best tree, oracle of seasons, dog cough, road side dumper, Iona, open jazz, reaching the summit, calisthenics, finger bashing, I made myself a sandwich, slow grow beauty ad, SMF, second best tree, SMF continued, bird fight, Wheelo, PB Snowdrop, buddha moving in, just black, window watcher, fly hand.
19 July 2016
Buzz blue sky, man with hair on chin, girl laughs, indoor drainpipe, outdoor drainpipe, outdoor drainpipe again. The giant door is slowly closing, I trapped a pencil in bad area. What is it Chewy? Dog wind ride, dog wind ride again, 100 MPH! The giant door is slowly closing. Dusting ceiling, cold water flow, tree trap, shot gun blast - 200 points. Two men staring, its a drive through the snow, moody man I can see you in the mirror. Cold hands, dog statue. The giant door is slowly closing. Not yet. Winker, creepy house, blackbird. Drive 1, drive 2, sad man on a train. Tiny woman in a normal sized room, lizard man, peace sign, water fall, food puke, giant white moth, blasting stones 1, 2 & 3, vacant dog, bed dancing. The giant door is slowly closing. Thumbs up, it hurt, monkey tail, very clever, Robocop. The giant door is slowly closing. Backwards dip, boy in passing, happy dog, sad dog. The giant door is closed, eyes are big, is it?
12 June 2016
Cracked Egg is a mutable response to the copious work of Christopher Joseph Holme (1952 - 2010). Over the past year myself, Aliyah Hussain, Clara Casian and David Wilkinson have been commissioned to work with, and respond to this collection on a residency that can be seen over at the CJH (Christopher Joseph Holme) Blog, which includes photos and videos of the residency as well as the documented CJH paintings. The project will be shown on 17 June 2016 at In Curtain Places HQ, 38 St Peter's Street, Preston PR1 2HE at 5pm. For all the Info about the private view and opening times click here. The work will be on display for the weekend along with the resulting publication titled Cracked Egg, which will be available to browse and purchase along with online content. The event also serves as a further experiment into the methods of display for this work.
Over the course of the weekend David Wilkinson will lead two guided walks that draw on his interest in psychogeography to physically explore the sites that were depicted by, or important to Holme. These include a route that passes that artists' childhood home in the terraces of Plungington, and the repurposed workhouse on Watling Street Road that was once the Sharoe Green Hospital asylum. The second walk takes in the Fishwick area of Preston, where Holme lived during one of his most productive, but also turbulent periods.
*** The above images are crops from the series of drawings I made for the publication and residency. I will post more about the Cracked Egg publication and residency soon. ***
28 February 2016
Me and Faye are so pleased to say we are in the newly released LIMNER #4. Limner Journal is a critical journal of illustration and visual communication. It is published by Studio Operative and edited by Alice Lindsay and Peter Willis. Limner #4 is a 138 page book with a poster and postcard, risograph printed in three colours, PUR bound w/tape cloth, 19.5cm x 27cm, only £10 from here.
Inside we have several pages of monoprints, illustrating the short story Larry's Warren by Michael Crowe. Here is a description of our process for the drawings;
Mike and Faye separately selected three Matisse's each. Faye sat in another room and described the paintings through a wall. Mike drew what he heard. This process happened 3 times. Then Mike sat in another room and described his Matisse's to Faye. Faye drew what she heard. Next stage, Mike described his drawings from Faye's descriptions to Faye through a wall and vice versa. This stage happened 3 times each, ending in 12 drawings; 6 replicas of Matisse, 3 replicas of Faye's and 3 replicas of Mike's.
Also see cover for our bubble men drawings.
27 February 2016
26 February 2016
09 November 2015
Frog's Shadow Reaches The Rock Before the Frog at Common, Manchester, UK. Me and Faye are both really proud to present our new show 'Frog's Shadow Reaches The Rock Before The Frog' featuring new art, new adventures in our first painting show. Come have a pint and some food on the painted table tops and spot the four leaf clovers. It's on for 6 Months! Big thanks, big loves to everyone at Common, special mega big thanks to Dave, Iwan, Riv and Jonny. Go to Common HERE! Thanks Northern Monk, thanks to our boyz Jessop & Williamson for the OOTW performance and thanks to everyone for coming on the opening night.
Tall man, small man. Three legged dog. Roll the double six dice. Shake hands with the ghost. Breaking bones, missing limbs, swarm of bugs. Twins smoking, double yoke, double embryo. Trip down the stairs, flowers in your face man. Totally U> F> O> Hole in one, giant moth, lightening strike, shooting star. TV shark attack. The volcano erupts. Two headed snake, one eye green, one eye blue. The planets are aligned tonight. Meet the alien under the beige eclipse. Lucky clovers! It's raining frogs! The light bends. Power Moon.
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