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Bristol: 24 Paintings

Street Bits, 2016-present and previous Street Bits.  Below is a day I spent walking in Bristol where I left 24 paintings on cardboard and plywood around various parts of the city.

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101 Paintings

I walked the estuary trail from Exeter to Exmouth (approx. 10 miles) leaving 101 paintings along the way.  Below is a selection of images from my journey.

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The Opening

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 The install of the piece was completed just in time for the opening, as it often happens. In the morning I was invited to have an interview with ZhongHan, editor of the newspaper Jiefang Daily. […]

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Installing Fortune Tellers at the MoCA

Monday 19th — Wednesday 21st of September 2016 The MoCA Museum is situated at the hearth of the leafy and busy public park of People Square. I have arrived at the museum in the early morning and after a quick […]

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Arrival + exploring Shanghai

Sunday 18th of September 2016 Landed in Shanghai Pudong Airport and after a long commute to the centre, I went to the hotel and dropped the suitcases and the artwork. I won’t be installing the piece at the museum until […]

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Off to Shanghai

  Friday 16th of September 2016   Time to fly! Today I am leaving on a direct flight to Shanghai, from London Heathrow. I am taking some tools with me, for the install of the artwork. The passport and the […]

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Packing the artwork and getting ready to go

Tuesday 13th of September 2016 The artwork is ready, the structure, the electronics as well as the screenprinted panels are ready too and have been carefully packaged and they are finally ready to go; I am sending them off today […]

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Recording the singers

Monday 5th — Monday 12th of September 2016   The artwork is ready, I have spent this last week completing the recording of three Chinese singers who very kindly accepted to collaborate on this project. The recording sessions took place […]

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Assembling the structure

  Friday 2nd of September 2016 The structural part of the sculpture is a folded and simplified representation of the last few financial years of the Shanghai Stock Exchange; it will be made out of extruded elements of aluminium, the […]

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The Days of the ScreenPrints

Thursday 25th—27th of August 2016 I spent the last two days at the screenprinting studio with Faye McNulty. All test prints from the previous session have been tested at my studio, in order to assess the coefficient of conductivity; this […]

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Test prints

Thursday 18th of August 2016 Today, together with the amazing FayeMcNulty at the PrintAll studios, we tested some of the dies she prepared for the printing of the panels. As the fabric tends to stretch, and the conductive paint is […]

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Building black boxes

Thursday 11th of August 2016 The electronics that govern the interaction of the installation, will be kept safe and clean, inside custom boxes that I have put together during the last couple of days. I am building the encasing so […]

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Interview with Printmaking Today

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 The super talented artist Wuon-Gean Ho has invited me to be featured in an article she will write for Printmaking Today. We initially met a year ago, when I was artist in residence at the […]

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A Visa to China

Thursday 4th of August 2016 Third journey to the Chinese Visa office today. Every day got me a little bit closer to receiving the document. Some signatures [missing], some addresses [missing], some apparently non-required signatures and copy of passports etc. I am […]

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Screenprinting

Thursday 28th of July 2016 The panels of the installation will be screenprinted with conductive paint. Once dry, the print will act as an electrical circuit and more specifically, as a sensor. I am planning to connect the sensors to […]

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Building the structure (first part)

Monday 20th of July 2016 Over the past week I have been working on developing the structural component of the artwork. When I decided I would use extruded aluminium profiles, I chose to do so both for conceptual as well […]

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Singers, first contact!

Thursday 14th of July 2016 I am starting to receive some interest from Chinese singers based in London. If all goes well I should be able to meet with some of them over a quick coffee in order to explain […]

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Looking for the singers out there!

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 The artwork will come to life through the voices of a choir of Chinese classical singers. It is probably the most important component of the piece. From a conceptual point of view, the vices of […]

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Towards the solo show at MoCA

Friday 1st of July 2016 The piece I will be presenting at MoCA will be a sculptural interactive installation, which will react to the presence of the audience in the Pavilion and, when touched by people, it will conduct a […]

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Simon Whetham sound installation
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Ropewalkers

A rich show curated by Simon Lee Dicker with artists Jo Ball, Andy Parker and Simon Whetham

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