BOOK OF THE WEEK: Arcadia Missa E Journal
htsf E2 is the next online instalment from the Peckham based independent space with small budgets but big ideas. The edition features local artists with a main commission from Harry Sanderson, text from Harry Burke, a collaboration with online platform Bubblebyte and East London's Cell Projects, as well as lots more links that the A_M team have deemed worthy. It's donate what you can rather than a fixed price, so whilst it's not quite a stocking filler it could certainly be a way to engage the festive brain beyond mince pies and mulled wine... available from Arcadia Missa's website.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Or-bits.com
Run by the tenacious and hyper-engaged Marialaura Ghidini, Or-bits curates online commissions and operates collaboratively with artists examining in alternative ways of exploring and displaying work online. The latest project 'Accordance' has a real world presence at Birmingham's Grand Union studios and features work from Internet artist Constaant Dullart and Ben Vickers.
EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK: Toxic play in two acts: Pauline Boudry/ Renate Lorenz at the South London Gallery
The Berlin based duo present their filmic installations 'Toxic' and 'Salomania' in the upstairs galleries. Their works pay homage to the 1960s 'Theatre of the Ridiculous' as formulated by Jack Smith. Featuring Yvonne Rainer and Wu Tsang, the works destabalise normative narrative representation to explore medium and the toxicity of film substance.
Fri 14 Dec 2012 – Sun 24 Feb 2013
ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Roman Liška
Following his Autumn exhibition NuBalance at Rod Barton Gallery, Liška's star is rising. His intelligent renderings of almost abstract imagery printed and layered on textured surfaces, rectangular planes and considered pop-up window like compositions reconsider the medium of painting, whilst making use of popular media and current affairs to root it firmly in the present.
EVENT OF THE WEEK: Sounding space hosted by Architecture Foundation at Ambika P3
James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas's experimental music project explores resonance and architecture in the vast subterranean space in central London. The spatial response to the frequencies they pump through it will be recorded and used to create the one-off site specific installation.
Thurs 13 December 2012 6-9pm
ESTABLISHED ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Mariko Mori
With roots in fashion and modelling, Japanese born Mori is frequently the subject in her early video and photographic works which address the ideologies and cultural dialogues of the East and West through sci-fi tropes, cyber-culture and good old fashioned tradition. In her exhibition at the Royal Academy she examines the life cycle of a star through photography, sound and immersive installations. [Read Francesca Gavin's interview with her here]
13 December 2012—17 February 2013