Thursday, January 30, 2014

Marcus Coates: "Master Class: Marcus Coates" Zabludowicz Collection, 176, London, UK

Image: Marcus Coates, Vision Quest, a Ritual for Elephant & Castle, 2012, HD Video, Duration: 51 mins 42 Secs, looped (MC0100)
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery


Master Class: Marcus Coates

30th January 2014, 7:00 pm


Zabludowicz Collection
176 Prince of Wales Road


Testing Ground: Master Class invites leading international artists to share their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country over a week long intensive, led by artist Doug Fishbone.


Join us each evening for a public lecture by the artists.


Installation image:
'Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant and Castle'
Marcus Coates 18 Jan - 22 Feb 2014
Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

Matt Stokes: "Dance Swine Dance" Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK

Image: Matt Stokes Dance Swine Dance, 2011, 16mm silent animation, Duration 02:00 minutes looped (MS0051) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery

1 February - 29 March 2014
Preview: Friday 31 January, 6-8pm

Matt Stokes' work is concerned with an ongoing inquiry into subcultures and phenomena that provide a sense of collectivity; shaping and influencing peoples lives and identitites.

Winner of the Becks Futures Prize (2006) and more recently shortlisted for the Northern Art Prize (2009) and the Jarman Award (2012), Newcastle-based Stokes has established an international reputation for his lyrical, elegiac films focussing on music subcultures that are part anthropology, part tribute and part collaboration.

With this exhibition the Grundy will show a selection of his most important works alongside additional, previously unseen archival material. Visitors can expect to see a range of historic and contemporary music scenes represented, including Northern Soul, 'cave raves' from the early 90s and American punk from Austin, Texas.

Matt Stokes Dance Swine Dance is accompanied by a public programme of events taking place throughout the exhibition:

Friday 31st 2014

Following the preview of Matt Stokes Dance Swine Dance at the Grundy (6-8pm), Supercollider is hosting a special one-off event, 'Sasha @ Shaboo, Blackpool, June 1990'; a social platform accompanied by a screening of archival footage documenting a local club night held during the summer of 1990 in their gallery space at 59 Cookson Street (8 til late).


Grundy Art Gallery
Queen Street,



Tel: 44(0)1253 478170

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WORKPLACE at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2014

Image: Eric Bainbridge Untitled, 2014, Giclée print on aluminium, height 165cm / 65 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK


Eric Bainbridge

Hugo Canoilas

Joe Clark

Jennifer Douglas

Laura Lancaster

Mike Pratt


Booth #B12


Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2014

30th January  - 2nd February 2014


The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405


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For a full list of available works please email:

Friday, January 24, 2014

Cecilia Stenbom: "The Case" International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)

Image: Cecilia Stenbom The Case 2013 Single Channel HD Film. Duration: 8 Minutes 53 Seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK 


International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)


DINAMO P&I Screenings 2SH-2014

LantarenVenster 2    
Sat 25 Jan    
10:00 am


International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) offers a high quality line-up of carefully selected fiction and documentary feature films, short films and media art. The festival's Tiger Awards Competitions, Bright Future and Spectrum sections contain recent work only, among which many world premieres. In its Signals section, IFFR presents retrospectives and themed programmes. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through its co-production market CineMart, its Hubert Bals Fund, Rotterdam Lab and other Industry activities.

AV-arkki participates in the professional programme of IFFR 2014. Sami Sänpäkkilä's Psychedelic Alphabet for the Newborn, Sini Pelkki's A Replacement, Cecilia Stenbom's The Case, Pasi "Sleeping" Myllymäki's Sleeping, Jenni Hiltunen's Grind and Marika Orenius' Therefore it is (has been) here will be shown in AV-arkki's press and Industry screening on Sat January 25th.


DINAMO (Distribution Network of Artists' Moving Image Organizations) distributors show recently acquired work. These titles can also be seen in IFFR's video library during the festival.


The Case was commissioned by Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. Produced together with independent producer and filmmaker Mat Fleming. Cinematography by Minttumaari Mäntynen, edited by Edwin Mingard and original score by Marek Gabrysch.



Joe Clark: "A Group Exhibition of Artists' Film" Carroll / Fletcher, London, UK

Image: Joe Clark Somewhere in West Virginia, 2009, Interactive Installation: Custom Electronics in Console Housing, Micro-Controller (Arduino), Computer, Data-Projector, Projection Screen, Firewire Camera, Wood, Buckets, Hose, Pond Pump, Black Velvet and Angle-Poise Lamp (JCL0075) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

A Group Exhibition of Artists' Film

Carroll / Fletcher
17 January - 22 February 2014

Carroll / Fletcher is delighted to present Now Showing: A Group Exhibition of Artists' Film featuring work by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Joe Clark, Aleksandra Domanović, Carlos Irijalba, Michael Joaquin Grey, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Oliver Pietsch and Mika Taanila. The exhibition is conceived as a journey which explores the fundamental elements constituting filmic work; each piece investigates experimental approaches towards technical processes, narrative structures and the history and culture of filmic material.

Works such as Oliver Pietsch's Tales of Us (2014) and Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller's Meteor (2011) combine found footage in order to explore universal and psychological subject matter, and create new layers of meaning and narrative. Meteor is a montage of elements from feature films, vintage science fiction motifs and fragments of fairy tales. Beginning in a child's bedroom and ending in outer space, the various elements are assembled to trace the phantasmic journey of the child to the threshold of self-discovery and disentanglement. Pietsch's Tales of Us explores the themes of desire, love and togetherness throughout the history of cinema. Using sequences from documentary films to independent cinema through to Hollywood blockbusters, the narrative forms a chronological timeline from teenage to middle age to old age where each is free to navigate through a dreamlike state.

Michael Joaquin Grey's installation Recapitulate: Retrace, Erase, Repeat (2007), a computational software-driven film, reinvents the autonomic drawing machine to retrace and erase Goya's series of etchings, The Disasters of War, over a 24 hour period. Grey's retracing system redraws one etching every fifteen minutes, in four simultaneous yet different iterations. In retracing the etchings approximately, the work approaches, yet never reaches, the original image.

Aleksandra Domanović's Anhedonia (2009) and Mika Taanila's My Silence (2013) both manipulate feature films in order to question the relationship between sound and visual context. In the former, the audio from Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) is superimposed onto stock images sourced from the vast Getty Images archive. In Taanila's reductionist video and sound piece, all spoken word is removed from Louis Malle's My Dinner With André (1981), a film renowned for its multi-layered dialogue. The absence of the film's most important element leaves only gestures, facial expressions, camera movements, lighting and décor.

Berlin based duo Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz use a research based approach to film making, which they term 'queer archaeology', deriving their films from archival documents from marginalised subcultures that would otherwise remain unseen. To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation (2013) features six performers playing a 1970 composition by avant-garde composer Pauline Oliveros. Influenced by Valerie Solanas's 1967 feminist SCUM Manifesto, Oliveros' composition is a set of instructions which asks the performers to choose five pitches each and to play very long tones. The composition insists upon a "continuous circulation of power" between listening and sounding, and states that no performer becomes dominant, heightening awareness of the relationship between oneself and others. Shot in one continuous take, the film introduces the 16mm camera as an additional performer, who interacts with the other participants, whilst close up shots added through the editing process emphasise a fetishist interest in bodies, instruments and costumes.

From experimental technological methods to a physical approach to analogue means, and from an investigation into sociological and geopolitical themes to a more formal approach to the mechanisms of construction of an image, the spectrum of films in the exhibition create a poetic discourse into the current filmic language.

Carroll / Fletcher
56 - 57 Eastcastle Street
London W1W 8EQ

Joe Clark: "Double-Blind" 4 WINDMILL STREET, London, UK

Image: Joe Clark Asset Management #6, 2012, HD Video File (16:9 portrait) 9:35 Minutes Looped (JCL0099) Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery


Opening 23 January, 6 - 9 PM.
Continues untill 21 February 2014
Wednesday - Friday 13:00 - 17:00
(Saturday by appointment)

Douglas Allsop, Adam Bainbridge, Ross Chisholm, Joe Clark and Anna M. R. Freeman

Curated by Thomas Cuckle

Guest curated by Kunstraum's curator Thomas Cuckle, Double-Blind looks at artists' fascination with doubles, and the use of mirroring to confound, interrupt and propose new realities. The artist's use of the mirror as a formal device has a long history, to demonstrate skill or to understand perspective. In the work of the five London-based artists in Double-Blind the mirror-image takes on further dimensions: the distinctions between reality and its double are erased, fantastical other worlds are imagined, reflections are edited.

4 Windmill Street
London W1T 2HZ
44 (0)20 3397 3149

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Matt Stokes: "REVERB" The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, USA

Image: Matt Stokes Long After Tonight, 2005, Super 16mm Film and Audio transferred to DVD, Duration 6:45 Minutes (MS0010)

REVERB! - music as both inspiration and content in contemporary art
curated by Max Presneill and Daniel Rothman

The Torrance Art Museum
19th January - 8th March 2014

Artists: Tyler Adams, Steven Bankhead, Tim Bavington, Juan Capistran, Graham Dolphin, Sean Duffy, Martin Durazo, Deanna Erdmann, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Kio Griffith, Mineko Grimmer, Martin Kippenberger, Gil Kuno, William Leavitt, Adam D. Miller, Dave Muller, Andy Ralph, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, Ed Ruscha, Andrew Sexton and Matt Stokes

Hours of Operations:
Tuesday - Saturday,
From 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503

Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Marcus Coates 'Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle' - Preview: Friday 17th January 6pm - 8pm at Workplace Gallery Gateshead

Image: Marcus Coates  Vision Quest with Ernie, 2009, C-Type print, 115 x 163 cms. Photo: Nick David,  Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery.


Marcus Coates


Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle

Featuring Chrome Hoof

Commissioned and Produced by Nomad


Preview: 6 - 8pm Friday 17th January 2014


Workplace Gallery

The Old Post Office

19 - 21 West Street




Exhibition continues: 18th January - 22nd February 2014

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm or by appointment


Workplace Gallery are delighted to present Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle a film by Marcus Coates.


Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle explores the major transitions that have been taking place in the South London neighbourhood. In response to the Council's formal vision and master plan for redevelopment, Coates involves residents from the soon to be demolished Heygate Estate, council planners and developers to evoke an alternative collective vision that considers the complexities and value of what is soon to be dismantled. Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle is one of the outcomes of a residency undertaken by commissioner and producer Nomad and Marcus Coates over 3 years. At the centre of the film is the improvised live rock-shamanic-ritual collaboration between Coates and Chrome Hoof staged within the legendary Coronet Theatre, one of the oldest buildings in the area.


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Marcus Coates was born in 1968 in London, UK. In 2008 he was the recipient of a Paul Hamyln Award and in 2009 he won the Diawa Art Prize. Solo exhibitions include: Skills Exchange: Urban Transformation and the Politics of Care, Serpentine Gallery, London; Implicit Sound, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Psychopomp, Milton Keynes Gallery; Marcus Coates, Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland; and Marcus Coates, Museum of Modern Art, New Orleans, USA. Group exhibitions include: THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, Sydney Biennale, Australia; ALTERMODERN, Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London; MANIFESTA 7, Trento, Italy; Micro-narratives: tentation des petites réalités, Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, France; Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London; Hamsterwheel, Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden and Venice Biennale. Coates is currently shortlisted for The Fourth Plinth commission in London.


For information regarding available works please contact


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cath Campbell 'there will be time, there will be time' 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Saturday 18th - Saturday 25th January

Cath Campbell, So that you can see there began seeing here, 2014, C type print on Matt archival photographic paper, 145.45 x 101.6 cm, 57 1/4 x 40 in, edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof (CC0082), Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery

Cath Campbell

there will be time, there will be time

36 Lime Street Gallery

Newcastle upon Tyne
Saturday 18th - Saturday 25th January

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 18th & Saturday 25th January, 12pm - 5pm, or by appointment


there will be time, there will be time presents four new large-scale photographic prints by Cath Campbell.

Each image captures a moment from a video of a stranger’s tour of the Empire State Building, found by the artist on YouTube. Subtitled by Google translate, the original narrative accompanying the video is transformed into something strangely compelling and poetic. Divorced from their original language and visual progression, the images become cinematic escapes into the unknown.

Using virtual means to travel the world, Cath Campbell appropriates found images, films and stories, to create scenarios of vicarious adventure and exploration, deliberately challenging notions of truth, reality and desire.
About 36 Lime Street's Gallery Programme
As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the third year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from May 2013 through to January 2014 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.

If you would like to be informed about the forthcoming exhibitions, or would like to be considered for next years programme of exhibitions please contact with your contact details.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Wolfgang Weileder 'Morimaru' - Preview: Friday 17th January 6pm - 8pm at Workplace Gallery Gateshead

Image: Wolfgang Weileder   North Sea, Mouth of the Tyne #2, 2014, Archival ink on mat archival cotton paper, 182 x 150 cms.   Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery.



Wolfgang Weileder




Preview: 6 - 8pm Friday 17th January 2014


Workplace Gallery

The Old Post Office

19 - 21 West Street




Exhibition continues: 18th January - 22nd February 2014

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm or by appointment


Workplace Gallery are delighted to announce the opening of Morimaru a solo exhibition of new photographic work by Wolfgang Weileder.


Taking its title from the Celtic name for the North Sea Morimaru presents an installation of large scale images all taken at specific coastal locations in North East England. Each work is constructed using customised digital cameras that takes one-pixel wide vertical recordings of seascapes at regular intervals during the hours before and after the sunset. These slice-recordings are then conflated into single photographs with the time progressing from left to right to create an entirely new image.


Weileder's Seascapes focus upon the effects of the presence or absence of a light source. Rather than photographing, in typical elegiac manner, the glowing transience of a closing day, Weileder's systematic recording across time produces rather than merely preserves the form of the image. The Seascapes present a different kind of beauty, with the symmetry of the image marked by a hazy, perfect cross signalling the intersection of sea, sky, day and night. The coordinates of space and time are overlaid.

Extract from 'Space-Crossed Time'. Mapping the Co-ordinates of Wolfgang Weileder's Photography and Installation by Rachel Wells.


Wolfgang Weileder is an artist whose practice is primarily concerned with the examination and critical deconstruction of architecture, public spaces and the interactions we have with our environment. His works are investigations into the relationship between time and space, the interface between reality and the synthetic, and how this can be explored to question our understanding of the environment that we see and experience. His works include large-scale temporary site-specific architectural installation, sculpture, photography, film, performance and sound installation.


Selected exhibitions and projects include: Skulptur und Fotografie (forthcoming), Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany, Die Begnadigung / la Sospensione Neon Gallery, Bologna, Italy, "To The Demon King's Castle of course..." (with M M), Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK, Wolfgang Weileder Projects 2002-2008 ASSAB ONE, Milan, Italy, Slapende Meermin site-specific installation, Martelarenplein, STUK Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, transfer Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK, house-Birmingham IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK, rotate, Workplace at Contemporary Art Society, London, UK, You shall know our velocity Baltic the Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK. Weileder is originally from Munich, Germany. He moved to the UK in 2000 and is currently Professor in Contemporary Sculpture at Newcastle University.


Wolfgang Weileder's solo exhibition Atlas runs concurrently at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland until 8th February 2014. The exhibition is accompanied by a major new monograph titled Continuum published by Kerber, and featuring new essays by Alistair Robinson, Dr Ludwig Seyfarth and Dr Rachel Wells, ISBN 978-3-86678-916-6.


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Cecilia Stenbom: "The Case" LEFTFIELD & LUSCIOUS, ICA Cinema 1, London Short Film Festival, UK

Image: Cecilia Stenbom The Case 2013 Single Channel HD Film. Duration: 8 Minutes 53 Seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK 


The 11th London Short Film Festival

The London Short Film Festival is renowed for its daring cross-arts programming, showcasing the very best of the country's raw talent. Now in it's 11th year, the BAFTA affiliated festival provides a platform for the UK's young creative talent and plays a significant role in the UK Film Calendar.

Recognised as the biggest UK based Short Film Festival, LSFF will take place over ten days at around twenty major London venues from 10th - 19th January 2014, combining independent shorts, live music, training and parties.

LEFTFIELD & LUSCIOUS Our popular Sunday matinee screening of the best in new experimental shorts, from stunning animations to groundbreaking artists work.

Sun 12 Jan 16:00 ICA, Cinema 1
The Mall, London


Katerina Athanasopoulou 5 mins
Plato likens the human soul with a cage, where knowledge is birds flying. A flock of birds circles and moves a cage vehicle, seeking escape from a city half finished and abandoned, with roads interrupted by fragments of fallen statues. As Europe seems to be imploding, this is my portrait of Athens

Tony Hill 2 mins
Bike' explores some different ways of looking at riding a bicycle. A form of visual relativity is created by fixing the camera inside the wheel, to the pedal and floating above the head of the rider. With these new perspectives this simple activity is transformed.

Cecilia Stenbom 8 mins
The Case brings together extracted scenarios from a fictitious police investigation with views and perceptions of crime. The script was developed from transcripts of conversations with the public. The Case is a deliberately hybrid work that mixes professional actors with real people, sampling fiction and reality to create a complex and open-ended narrative.

Huishu Jia 3 mins
John Cage said "everything we do is music" Lots of elements from our original everyday life contain music's poetic and enjoyable beauty. Rooms, staircases and hallways are parts of the architecture we come across everyday. Sound is generated as they are used. Collaborating with a composer in order to create an orchestra from people living in a piece of architecture.

Kate Jessop 2 mins
A young man comes to terms with his sexuality and confronts his bully in his home neighbourhood of Merton (London). Specially commissioned for the Southbank Festival of Neighbourhood 2013, adapted from the poem by Richard Scott.

Michal Sulima 6 mins
"If it's not in frame, it doesn't exist" - F. W. Murnau, Shadow of the Vampire. Frame is an experimental art-house hybrid, a homage to and a commentary on cinema and its narrative powers, that uses cliches, deception and cinematic tools of manipulation to talk about interpretation and narratives that inevitably rule our perceptions. A graduation piece of College of Communication's Photography course, the film was nominated to the Best of the Show 2013 at University of the Arts London and highlighted by producer Michael Wilson, filmmaker William Raban and Metro Imaging among others.

Antonia Attwood 3 mins
How does one define the limits of the Estuary? It's not easy to determine where it ends and where it begins. Filmed in a tank with found objects, From the Mouth is a visual language, communicative of notions of history and mystery where the Thames meets the North Sea.

Sam Campbell 7 mins
Music video for a track from Roly Porter's debut album, Aftertime. Giedi Prime is a fictional planet from sci-fi book, Dune, by Frank Herbert. The planet was once like earth yet became uninhabitable forcing the last humans off the planet. We see through the eyes of one of these last humans as the natural world deteriorates around him.

Ross Hogg 4 mins
Using only charcoal and three sheets of A1 paper, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat is an animated adaptation of Oliver Sacks' seminal work, describing a unique neurological oddity

Christine Hooper 5 mins
Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning.

Ioanna Eirini Mitropoulou 4 mins
A room like no other, once in, reality in the form previously experienced is no longer possible. The woman has entered the room. She is transported to realms and places that bring with them reminders of the world she wishes to construct. And then there is the material realm, someone is trapped, the golden cage seems more comforting than ever.

Runyararo Mapfumo 4 mins
A young man suffering from an existential crisis removes himself from society in order to search internally and find the meaning of life. Whilst doing so he discovers more that he'd anticipated.

Tony Hill 2 mins
SEA is a meditation on the constancy of the rhythms and ever-changing movement of the sea as waves break on the shore at different locations in Cornwall. It is a hypnotic new perspective on a timeless manifestation of the forces of nature.

David Stewart 10 mins
A roaming man takes on unusual characteristics after a loss, seeking comfort in familiar places. On his journey he moves through cold, uncomfortable environments and into warmer, friendlier surroundings. Acquaintances stand silent, and question his relevance to them, but have his flirtations with comfort left him with more burdens to deal with? Is this a metaphor for one of his many previous lives?

Max Hattler 1 mins
Do you need more proof? Sensational crystal-clear footage of shape-shifting UFOs recorded under the influence in Farra di Soligo, Veneto, Italy!

Anna Blandford 9 mins
A European photographer in Colombia takes portraits of street prostitutes against their wishes. The portraits are exhibited in London where the gallery environment obscures the moral problem of their creation. Documentary footage then shows the film's directors' persuading the reluctant Colombian prostitutes to take part in the filming for money. Is the fictional story or the real creation of the film morally wrong?

Toby Tatum 3 mins
A World Assembled represents Toby Tatum's creation of an improbable realm, stitched together from a kit of warring elements into a fantastic whole.