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Monthly Archives: May 2012


Invisible Flock: ‘Coming from the North, people down here don’t know how good it is…’


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Invisible Flock’s artwork Sea of Voices was commissioned by Brighton-based arts organisations Blast Theory, Brighton Festival, Fabrica, Lighthouse, Photoworks and the University of Brighton as part of the RELAY programme. Frame and Reference talked to them about the experience of creating the work that appeared during the Brighton Festival.   Ben Eaton, Victoria Pratt and Richard Warburton are the Leeds-based  Continue Reading »


Posted on May 29, 2012 at 10:06 am

Reports from the borderland


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Landscape inevitably involves a sense of borderland. That’s the focus of a new exhibition at the Towner. Sarah Handelman visits The Edge in Landscape and reflects on its exploration of the elusive, shifting nature of boundaries.   Situated on Eastbourne’s coast, not far from the dramatic cliffs of Beachy Head, the Towner has often celebrated  Continue Reading »


Posted on May 27, 2012 at 9:01 am

‘There’s no curator to RELAY…’ A new way to programme art?


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The South East’s programme of new work RELAY may point the way to a new type of collaboration between organisations involved in the arts, suggests Michael Stanley, Director of Modern Art Oxford in this interview with Frame and Reference.   National arts funding is under increasing pressure, but challenges offer new opportunities. With organisations looking  Continue Reading »


Posted on May 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

RELAY: arts passing the baton in the South East


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From this April, venues and arts organisations in the South East are taking part in an ambitious act of collaboration. RELAY is a series of artworks intended to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games..   Taking up the theme, arts organisations across the South East have commissioned work that rolls out in sequence  Continue Reading »


Posted on May 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Olivia Plender: ‘I think of myself as an amateur social historian’


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British artist Olivia Plender (b.1977) talks about her current exhibition at MK Gallery. Through sculpture, denture embroidery, ambulance posters, board games and architectural models the show explores how attitudes towards mass education have evolved over time. Courtesy of MK Gallery


Posted on May 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Bob and Roberta Smith at Aspex


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Artist Bob and Roberta Smith comes to Aspex on July 25 for what’s described as “a discussion, an action, an event.” He’s responding to the challenge, “What’s Your Revolution?” which is part of the gallery’s new “question-led curatorial approach” in Revolting Artists: Bob and Roberta Smith in Discussion.     Bob and Roberta Smith is the  Continue Reading »


Posted on May 18, 2012 at 8:45 am

John Smith talks about Horizon at the Turner Contemporary


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When commissioned by the Turner Contemporary to contribute a project to the RELAY programme, artist and film-maker John Smith was asked “What do you want to film?”. He answered, “Well, what about the sea?”.   He spent three months of recording the varying light on the Margate’s seascape; in Horizon he distills that into an  Continue Reading »


Posted on May 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Moving images – Art’s new engagement with film across the South East


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Film is the medium: Sarah Handelman looks at new works by artists currently exhibited across the South East. Work at Modern Art Oxford, nurse Fabrica, asthma Towner, stuff John Hansard Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion and the Turner Contemporary suggests that artists are “manipulating the medium’s accepted traditions…”   Film as a primary medium links  Continue Reading »


Posted on May 4, 2012 at 11:28 am

‘Digital Photography never looked so Analogue’: Retro Camera Apps, Nostalgia and the Hauntological Photograph


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Amateur photography is living in the past. In this essay, cialis Stephen Bull examines the phenomenon of retro simulation. Photographs by Amelia Shepherd.   This article is published in Frame and Reference in conjunction with Photoworks. It also appears  the Spring/Summer 2012 issue.   There is a massive cult among the young for dead media and  Continue Reading »


Posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:47 am