Sluice__ is branching out. The fair is now officially a biennial, the next fair will be in October 2015. In the mean time follow us on social media, sign up to the Sluice__ newsletter or visit the Sluice__ website for updates for 2014 activities.
The Moving Image Project
13th March 2014
Curator Charlie Levine invited various artists from around the world to submit short silent films to be shown via her mobile phone and pico projector. As ringmaster she will pick and chose location and artwork along the way, as well as picking up new participating artists. The Moving Image Project is about encounter, transience, travel and catching a glimpse. It encourages conversation, interaction and mimics Duchampís Museum in Suitcase, the idea that you can travel the world with an exhibition, in this case, in the palm of your hand.
THE MOVING IMAGE PROJECT
The Tale Tellers
Artists, writers and thinkers have been invited to interpret their favourite stories, songs or poems via a series of images that represent key plot points within that story.
THE TALE TELLERS
Discussion: Sigma Project and The Antiuniversity
9th - 13th August 2013
Supernormal arts festival
I, along with invited contributors including John Cussons, Margareta Kern, Gareth Evans, Sacha Craddock, Fred Mann and Stephanie Moran will be discussing "artificial splits and divisions between disciplines and art forms and between theory and action" and wondering just what the hell is going on..
Post 2012 see Sluice__
2012 studio1.1, Shoreditch
2012 ZeitgeistArtProjects, New Cross
2011 The Marmite Prize, Touring
2011 Prism 9, Prism projects, Sheffield
2010 England + Gardiner, 26 Sth Molton Lane, Mayfair
2010 Rhizomatic, Departure Gallery, Southall
2010 FTTBS, Intervention Gallery, Kensal Green
2009 Tales that Witness Madness, Elevator Gallery. Hackney
2009 Travelling Light, WW Gallery. London/Venice (Biennale)
2009 Drawing with Dolphins, Crimestown Gallery, Hackney
2008 Chiaroscuro, Pharos Gallery, Ada St, Hackney
2007 At Home with Mother, Mother Studios, Hackney Wick
2006 The Triumph of Panting, The Music Room, Mayfair
2006 Painting to Music, The Music Room, Mayfair
2005 Small is Beautiful, Flowers Central, Mayfair
2005 Wimbledon School of Art, MFA, London
1999 Leeds University (Barnsley) BFA (Hons), First, Sth. Yorks
1994 Chelsea School of Art & Design, Diploma in Foundation
2012 What is an art book vol 2, TMLE
1999 Artist in Res. One academic year,
2011 Artist in Res. Six months, Reside Residency
Work is held in public and private
collections in NZ, the UK, the US and Europe
Along with Ben
Street I founded and developed the Sluice art fair. The fair
runs biennially during Frieze week
- in London - and was created to showcase small artist/curator run
gallery/project spaces. Sluice art fair was formed as a provocation - art and artists don't necessarily benefit from being cast and valued from a financial risk and reward perspective. But instead of denying the reality of the marketplace, we thought it would be interesting to engage with it on our own terms. To occupy the art fair model in order to benefit from the positives, but minimise the negatives.
Since then Sluice has broadened out and now in addition to the fair we stage exhibitions, have a strong talks programme and generally try to advance discourses pertinent to self organising artists and curators.
Sluice foregrounds criticality as a central concern - and strategically adopts structures in order to showcase artist and curator-run projects and galleries.
Sluice__ shows art, Sluice__ creates art, Sluice__ is art.
More details are available on the website:
The Reside Residency is inspired in
equal parts by the notions contained within Xavier de Maistre's
'Voyage around my Room' and my inability to find a suitable residency
for an individual with familial and professional responsibilities.
What makes it fundmentally different from other residences is that
it's undertaken wherever you are.
Morph Plinth is a fourteen centimeter
tall plinth which functions as a micro exhibition platform. It exists
as an examination of the decentering of artworld networks facilitated
by social media.
It's run by Ted Haddon, Mark Jackson and myself. More details
(including how to apply) are available on the website: