Late at Tate Britain: Echoes

A night exploring myths and morality, inspired by Margerite Humeau’s Echoes

Late at Tate Britain April explores the Ancient Egyptians’s relationship with mortality and its parallels with contemporary society, inspired by Margeritue Humeau. Ancient Egyptians looked at preserving life trough spirituality. In current times, do we try to achieve this through digital formats.

The series will kick off on 6 April with an evening exploring the current Art Now installation by Marguerite Humeau. The work entitled Echoes is conceived as a confrontation between life and death, with the gallery transformed into part temple, part laboratory for the industrial production of an elixir for eternal life.

MozFest, 28th – 30th October

I’m happy to announce that myself and Nick Briz will be co-artists in residence for MozFest 2016 from 28th – 30th October via the MozEx exhibition.

For those not in the know MozFest is an annual event celebrating free culture and a free and open internet:

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Every autumn for the last six years, the global community working for a free and open internet has converged to create, make and design strategies and tools to support and protect our essential internet freedoms.

The Festival has grown to become one of the most prestigious events on the internet calendar, so much so that around 1,700 people attend from more than 50 countries every year. MozFest focuses on five key themes that are crucial to the free and open internet.

Our participation comes as a result of the MozEx exhibition/fringe event. The exhibition, which is a partnership between MozFest, V&A and Tate, has already had a fringe event as part of the festival – the Digital Artists Show ad Tell – and a publication which showcases the work of artists that links between art, society, and the digital world.

Myself and Nick will be there for the whole festival so come and say hi!

Late at Tate – Disrupt

Whilst I’m away in Toronto for Libre Graphics Meeting, two new commissioned pieces will be screening at Late at Tate: Disrupt at Tate Britain on Friday 1st May from 18:00.

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This year, Late at Tate Britain re-launches with a new series taking place over April, May and June exploring the theme of speculation. What does it mean to speculate? Consider, wonder, suppose or propose. Join us as we question, transform and disrupt ideas around art and creativity.

For the second event of the series titled DISRUPT, join in with alternative ways of experiencing Tate Britain and Tate’s collection. Sound researchers, theorists, musicians and performance artists will present alternative interpretations of the gallery environment to disrupt the way you think about and experience art and artists.

The two pieces, titled Unstable Mediums, turn two of the pieces in Tate’s collection – Ecstasy by Eric Gill and Eve by Sir Thomas Brock – into fluid materials. If you head over to my tumblr you can see previews of the pieces. They will be projected and looped in the Octagon space alongside work by a range of rad peeps! It all takes place from 18:00 – 22:00 and it’s all free!

Loud Tate

Head over to Tate Britain for a fascinating free day of art, music and performance curated by Tate Collective London. BP Loud Tate: Code explores how codes in language, fashion and technology shape culture, inspired by the displays at Tate Britain .

Live performance includes an acoustic set by recently nominated for MOBO best new comer and best hip-hop act, Little Simz, new tracks from emerging south London hip-hop artist Loyle Carner, a bespoke track produced for Tate by soulful singer-songwriter Shakka, special live performance from Throwing Shade and DJ set from SBTV invited artist DJ Spyro.

Seek out a series of commissioned digital glitches by four contemporary digital artists: Azamat Akhmadbaev, Rosa Menkman, Antonio Roberts and Phillip David Stearns.

Loud Tate: Code – 8th November

On 8th November a new video work of mine will be screened at Tate Britain as part of Loud Tate

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Head over to Tate Britain for a fascinating free day of art, music and performance curated by Tate Collective London. BP Loud Tate: Code explores how codes in language, fashion and technology shape culture, inspired by the displays at Tate Britain.

The video work, which will be joined by three other awesome glitch artists, will be projected somewhere in the gallery, so get hunting!

In addition to all the other activities going on throughout the day – t-shirt making, zine making, DJs and music – Rosa Menkman will be giving a talk/workshop about glitch art, which I highly recommend attending. Come meet us all!