Isolation Chamber Vacation
Sarah Cleaver curates an exhibition of artists’ works and contextualising ephemera that explore the notion of solitude. The five artists – Juno Calypso, Hannah Ford, Kirsty Buchanan, Nicola Frimpong and Katerina Jebb – each respond to the topic of ‘aloneness’, a concept reified by authors and thinkers from Eugène Delacroix to Susan Sontag, while paradoxically stigmatised and peversified in the horror-genres of popular culture.
2 September – 1 October 2016, Transition Gallery, Unit 25a Regent Studios, London E8.
Nine artists and collectives from Birmingham, Venice and Copenhagen present new media works in this exhibition that will tour to each of the three cities. Curator Aly Grimes has conceived the show as a means to reconsider how these digital works are presented in a touring capacity, allowing for experiment, glitches or even malfunctions to enter into the circuit as the show moves on to A plus A Gallery in Italy and New Shelter Plan in Denmark.
3 September – 29 October 2016, Stryx, Minerva Works, Birmingham.
Any Colour As Long As It’s Orange
Artist and musician Neil Harbisson – best known as a cyborg activist due to the antenna implanted in his skull, that relays new sensory experiences to him – has been colour blind since birth, seeing images through the orange colour spectrum. Teresa Neal curates this public installation of Harbisson’s lens-based work that specifically responds to his condition.
1-18 September 2016, Bottle Alley, Lower Deck, Promenade, St Leonards, Hastings, East Sussex.
Since the 2012 Olympics in London, painter Anna Dickerson has been developing a series of works that respond to the vibrancy of the city. Alongside her longstanding studio practice, Dickerson has been venturing out into the city to draw immediate cityscapes that capture the architectural dynamics of London’s old and new buildings ‘all jostling for space’.
1-26 September 2016, Barbican Library Foyer, Silk Street, London EC2Y.
2016 Portobello Film Festival 21st Birthday group show
Portobello Film Festival‘s annual group show of contemporary street artists features Teddy Baden, Fuel, Joe Rush, Mark Sinckler, Lucy Sparrow and Stewy. Alongside the exhibition, a series of film nights will be held at the Muse, with themes ranging from horror and international drama to Spanish and German films.
1-18 September 2016, The Muse at 269 Gallery, 269 Portobello Road, London W11.
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. Juno Calypso, The Honeymoon Suite, 2015
2. ‘Short Circuit’ flyer
3. Neil Harbisson, ‘Any Colour As Long As It’s Orange’
4. Anna Dickerson, Tate Modern from Banker’s Pub, North Thames, London
5. Portobello Film Festival at the Muse, flyer