Loss & Lucidity (The Lost & Found)
Exploring loss in all its forms from bereavement to our own sense of self, this exhibition brings together works by artists that convey the sense of drifting or journeying that comes at such times. Through a wide variety of media ranging from animation to sculpture, the artists explore memory, emotional survival skills and escapism.
4-18 August 2018, Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santoraspace 2015, 205 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA, USA.
Hive Mind / 100% Human
An exhibition featuring sculptural works by Renee Rilexie that considers our relationship with technology. Metal nodes, circuit boards and charms embellish clone-like craniums, while a series of discussion events, 100% Human (6-8 August), pose questions around the impact of 24/7 technology on human wellbeing and the nature of the authentic self when faced with accelerated technological change.
2-9 August 2018, Dundas Street Gallery, 6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ.
They sail across the mirrored sea
Showing as part of the Independents Biennial, this group show from artists involved with SCI (pronounced Sky) – a branch of Liverpool’s Soup Collective – takes its title from a poem by Wendy Chen. Eight artists exhibit work, include a-n bloggers Jacqueline Berridge, Michael Borkowsky, Sharon Mossbeck and Wendy Williams. A uniting theme between all exhibitors is that they have each previously hosted exhibitions or projects that provide opportunities for others.
9-22 August 2018, St John’s Market, 127 St George’s Way, Liverpool L1 1LY.
Making a procedural Twitterbot with Cheap Bots
Digital curator and programmer George Buckenham leads this workshop for the Black Hole Club that introduces the art of creating a Twitterbot using cheapbotsdonequick.com, a site that Buckenham runs. The workshop costs £10 + booking fee and participants should bring along a laptop with web browser installed. Buckenham curates the experimental games festival Now Play This at Somerset House and co-organises the Wild Rumpus videogame club nights.
Saturday 11 August 2018, Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT.
Sophie Lisa Beresford: North East Style
Winner of the Experimental Studio 2018 residency, Sophie Lisa Beresford presents her resulting works in an exhibition that celebrates the unrepresented working-class voices that created and came out of the North East rave scene. Considering the tribal qualities of this community, Beresford’s new work focuses on the patterns that arise from both nature and human culture. A performance of New North East Style EDM, written and produced by Beresford and Stephen Bruce (DJ Infinite), will take place alongside the exhibition. Contact Breeze Creatives for dates.
10 August – 8 September 2018, Abject Gallery, 2nd Floor, Bamburgh House, Market Street (East), Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BH.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Marc Renshaw, House
2. 100% Human, flyer
3. Wendy Williams, Traces, Acrylic on found wood
4. Twitterbot workshop, flyer
5. Sophie Lisa Beresford, Makem Geordie Goddess (with Skull Graffiti)