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‘See Beyond Stroke’ at the Aesop Arts & Health Showcase

The micro-organisation Somewhere (just me & Nina Pope, usually) is now three years into an epic programme of distribution and engagement work with our feature film, The Closer We Get, which premiered in spring 2015 at Hot Docs in Canada […]

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Russell Gardens, Dover

Blog about the work I am doing for a commission from Dover District Council to create an artist’s film and a series of drawings/monotypes resulting from my research into the history of Russell Gardens in Dover and its current use as a social space of work and recreation.

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Now Showing #246: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes a major Patrick Heron retrospective at Tate St Ives, the veteran German artist-filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger in Glasgow, and Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa at Parasol Unit, London.

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Another “garden film”: first paid commission

Really excited to announce that I have been commissioned by Dover District Council to make an artist’s film to portray Russell Gardens in Dover Kent, the only example of Thomas H Mawson’s garden design in the South East that is open […]

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Now Showing #243: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes film and photography at Maureen Paley, London, sound art assemblages at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, and walking data turned into abstract forms at Vane in Newcastle.

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Now Showing #238: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: Linder’s photomontage in Nottingham, the AV Festival in Newcastle and Gateshead, film essays in London, painted linguistics in Edinburgh, and polymorphous milk in Birmingham.

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A Q&A with… Bedwyr Williams, multimedia artist and Dylan Thomas fan

For the inaugural visual arts commission at Storyhouse in Chester, Bedwyr Williams has transposed stories collected from a local newspaper archive onto a digitally animated recreation of the town’s former Roman Fortress Bathhouse. Speaking to Fisun Güner, he laments the loss of British awkwardness, and describes how this new work will take the viewer on a journey to “a space that’s out of time”.

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Taus Makhacheva. Photo: Aleksandr Vainstein / Eto Kavkaz
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A Q&A with… Taus Makhacheva, video artist and Venice hit

Working with fifth generation tightrope walker Rasul Abakarov within the vast landscape of Dagestan, artist Taus Makhacheva’s film Tightrope has been lauded by critics following its exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Pippa Koszerek talks to the artist about the processes and risks involved in her work.

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A Q&A with… Rachel Maclean, Scotland + Venice artist

For her Venice Biennale film, Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean has created a re-working of the Pinnocchio story that explores power, political lies and the rise of populism. Moira Jeffrey talks to her about the themes and form of the work.

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A Q&A with… Rodney Graham, artist, musician, and lapsed filmmaker

Vancouver-based artist and musician Rodney Graham is best known for his large-scale photographic lightbox works, in which he features in a variety of guises. A new show at Baltic, Rodney Graham: That’s Not Me, presents work from 1994 to 2017 and includes a whole gallery dedicated to his varied and experimental film pieces. Fisun Güner asks the questions.

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