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Max Dovey- PTBM Alumni- great interview about his latest show

Max Dovey – PTBM Alumni

is interviewed here about the fascinating research behind his current show which opens in Rotterdam next week….link to the interview here

https://www.imperica.com/en/in-conversation-with/max-dovey-beyond-the-person-beyond-the-image

Recent issues where computer programs and algorithms have incorrectly identified people and objects have started to open a wider debate about the socio-political ramifications of such misrepresentation. Artist Max Dovey – whom we first profiled in Imperica back in 2011 – is addressing these issues head-on in his new work, How to be more or less human.

How To Be More Or Less Human Max Dovey: beyond the person, beyond the image

Jennet’s show at Grundy Art Gallery ( and book)

This summer I have to blow my own trumpet- I have a big new project called

THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE

that is manifesting as a Multimedia installation show experimental fiction film, and my first Book. Here is the info

THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE at GRUNDY ART GALLERY

link here: http://www.grundyartgallery.com/programme/

For summer 2015, the Grundy Art Gallery presents a new commission: THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE, an experimental narrative film and multimedia sculptural installation by artist Jennet Thomas.

The film presents a kind of absurd fairy-tale, in which a strange mythical tribe surrounding the ‘Blue Lady’, based on a memory of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, holds sway. The tribe takes a fictional pilgrimage through a future-primitive world, where the difference between magic and technology is now forgotten.
And the link to info about the BOOK of the same name, published by BOOK WORKS is

at Whitechapel art gallery- Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness

girl-with-towel_webThis looks good-atWhitechapel art gallery –

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness

29 Apr – 21 Jun 2015

A finger poised on a camera – its open back revealing the film roll and mechanism – sets the scene for this exhibition of photographs about photography. Somewhere between a film director, a picture editor and an art historian, American artist Christopher Williams (b.1956) investigates photography as the defining medium of modernism.

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/christopher-williams/

STOP PLAY RECORD- film making opportunity at ICA

STOP PLAY RECORD- film making opportunity at ICA

Check out this interesting opportunity-

https://stopplayrecord.ica.org.uk/

The submission deadline is Monday 25 May, 5pm

Open to anyone interested in making experimental short films and being introduced to a range of professionals from different creative sectors who work with the moving image. 24 London-based participants will be selected through this annual open submission application to conceive and produce a new short film between 90 seconds and 3 minutes long, for potential inclusion in a new public broadcast series currently in development for Random Acts. ( Chanel 4)

UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE on tour

Jennet’s new film THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE

is on tour in April!

Watch this  trailer

The film is touring to 4 artist-run venues around England in a run-up to the big installation show at Grundy Gallery in July-August.  The  film will be screened followed by a debate with speakers and audience, a live performance, and drinks. Please come along:

GRAND UNION BIRMINGHAM 9 April

Speakers:  Erica Scourti, Tim Dixon, and Zara Dinnen

PRIMARY  NOTTINGHAM 16 April

Speakers: Jennifer Thatcher, Sonya Dyer and Niki Russell

OUTPOST NORWICH  23rd April

Speakers: Oreet Ashery, Melanie Jackson, Paul O’Kane

CUBE BRISTOL 30 April

Plastic Words- Art+ Literature show at Raven Row

If you’re interested in the intersection between literature and contemporary art- check out this show at Raven Row  Gallery  (big interesting place near Liverpool st)

Plastic Words
13 December 2014 to 30 January 2015
Raven Row plays host for six weeks to a series of public events that mine the contested space between contemporary literature and art.
here’s the link
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