Blast Theory

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Residency | No Comments

I’m excited to be working for Brighton based Blast Theory during January and February.

Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt AdamsJu Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group’s work explores the social and political aspects of technology. Drawing on popular culture and games, the work often blurs the boundaries between the real and the fictional.

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Platform Graduate Award

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Competition | No Comments

Following on from the group show at the Turner Contemporary I’m delighted to have won the Platform Graduate Award last week.

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JW3 Artists’ Film Salon with Yoav Segal

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Professional Development | No Comments

My short film ‘The Shore’ will be screen on November 3rd at JW3, London. The guest filmmaker we will be in conversation with is Yoav Segel.

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Experience cutting-edge artists’ moving image work, from short films to video art. For the fourth in our Artists’ Film Salon series, we will again be joined by an artist-filmmaker to discuss filmmaking from their point of view.

This series is supported by LUX artists’ moving image – an international arts agency for the support and promotion of artists’ moving image practice and the ideas that surround it.

 

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Brighton CINECITY film festival

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Festival | No Comments

My latest work ‘The Shore’ is being shown in the short film section of the Brighton CINECITY film festival.

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  We are pleased to announce our final line-up of films selected from the Brighton Screenings Open Call for submissions. An enormous number of films, ranging from feature films and documentaries to short dramas, animations, and experimental films were submitted to the festival. It was the toughest year ever in terms of making the selections but in the end the programme was boiled down to three distinct programmes of shorts, and four features……..

  ……….Our final short film selection is a programme of experimental film, artists’ cinema, and animation. Titles include A Hawaiian Princess by Jane Couldrey, Blonde by June Miles Kingston, The Great Work by Borbonesa, A Room With Light by Claire Griffiths, Antechamber by Josh Thompson, The Shore by Sophie Dixon, and Auditorium by Abigail Sidebotham.

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Platform Graduate Award

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Competition | No Comments

I’m in the final for the Platform Graduate award. Winner announced November 1st 2014.

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Now in its third year, the Platform Graduate Award 2014 profiles new talent emerging from universities and colleges in the South East region. Working as part of CVAN (The Contemporary Visual Arts Network, five galleries in South East England – Aspex, Portsmouth; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill;Modern Art OxfordMK Gallery, Milton Keynes and Turner Contemporary, Margate – each showcase the work of recent graduates from their region, selected from university and college degree shows.

One of the main goals of the Platform project is to develop successful ways for artists to further their practice following graduation. Each gallery puts forward the work of one graduate who will be considered for the Platform Award 2014, a valuable and prestigious award for an emerging artist comprising a £2500 financial award and a year of mentoring from an experienced art professional.

Curatorial and learning staff from the five participating galleries select from degree shows at their local art colleges – choosing from across a range of mediums – and offer graduates the chance to be included in the Platform exhibitions. This includes working closely with gallery staff at every stage of the process and, in doing so, the graduates gain valuable skills and insight into what it takes to work as a professional artist.

51Zero Festival

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Festival | No Comments

My filmed projection ‘Embassy Theatre’ will be showing at the forthcoming 51Zero Festival, Kent.

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The Other Side of Here – Exhibition

Experimental film, video work and installations by artists, students and graduates from Medway, Kent, London and Northern France. A night-time projection by Bertrand Gadenne will be screened on the façade of Pop Creative space between 5.30pm-midnight daily.

Artists UK: Claire Manning, Jamie Jenkinson, TEA (Peter Hatton, Val Murray and Lynn Pilling), Catherine Linton, Ben Hunt, Georgina Wilcox, Daniel Denton, Claire Orme, Karen Crosby, Stephanie Boreham, Debbie Humm, Sharon McElroy, Sophie Dixon, David Houston, Thomas Pilcher and Sally Troughton.

Artists France: Frédéric Leterrier, Gaelle Bouchard and Bertrand Gadenne.

Pop Creative Space and outdoor venues, Chatham, Fri 10th – Sunday 12th October, 10am-5pm daily (see following programme notes for details of outdoor installations).

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Chisenhale – Into The Wild

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Professional Development | No Comments

I’ve been selected for the following programme at Chisenhale studios, London.

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London Film School – Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard artists’ filmmaking workshop

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Filmmaking | No Comments

I was recently selected for the following artists’ filmmaking workshop.

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Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and funding from the Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation, The London Film School presents a 10-day intensive artists’ filmmaking workshop, led by the celebrated artist filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth).

Up to 12 participants will be recruited through a competitive application process. The selection panel includes representatives from the arts and film sectors. The selection panel will be looking for candidates who can bring knowledge of artists’ work in the moving image and creative skills to the workshop process.

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After ten days each artist completed a short film which was shown to an audience of over 150 at the Katchette gallery, London.

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Still from my film ‘The Shore’.

 

Turner Contemporary – Graduate Award 2014

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Exhibition | No Comments
I am exhibiting  in the current  Turner Platform Graduate Award 17 September 2014 – 2 November 2014 at the Turner Contemporary, Margate.
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 This autumn, we are showcasing the talent of emerging artists from Kent, as part of the Platform Graduate Award.The Award aims to support graduate professional development and nurture new talent.This year’s Platform exhibition showcases the work of nine graduates from three Kent Universities:

University for the Creative Arts; Siegfried Habeck, Simon Merrifield, Mai Spring
University of Kent; Claire Orme, Sophie Dixon, Jonathan Webb
Canterbury Christ Church University; Delia Perrigo, Shona McGovern, Neel Hune

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Gallery view – Text based work to support the film ‘Wunschendorf’ showing at scheduled screening times throughout the exhibition.