Screen shot of Swarm of Consciousness website

‘Swarm of Consciousness’

Artist Helena Goldwater invited me into the online project Chain Letter London: Swarm of Consciousness.  Beginning with 10 invitees; Doug Harvey (Los Angeles: Exhibitions curator), Marnie Weber (Los Angeles), Kevin Sampson (New York City) , Paul Noble (London), Judith McNicol (Hertfordshire), John Lundberg (Huddersfield), Stephen O’Malley (Paris) , Stu Mead (Berlin), Pierre Gauvin (Montreal Quebec), Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert (Luxembourg / Brussels), the project took shape over 30 days as each artist invited new artists, who in turn invited new artists….  The resulting project is online at www.swarm-of-consciousness.com / www.helenagoldwater.co.uk.

Film screening

Contact Editions vs Tri-pod

The Contact Editions vs Tri-pod event took place on Sat 2nd July at Strike Studios.  Before the projections the film collective Kitchen Sink curated a film programme.  Miranda Gavin, Hotshoe Magazine Deputy Editor hosted the evening and discussion with artists; David Axelbank, Natasha Caruana, Mona Simon and myself.  Organised by Natasha Caruana, Strike Studios and Anna Stevens and Emily Graham, Contact Editions.  www.contacteditions.co.uk / www.facebook.com/studiostrike / www.tripodgroup.wordpress.com / www.kitchensinkfilms.com.

Audience at the opening

‘Harbingers’ opening at Centrum, Berlin

Photos from opening night of Harbingers at Centrum, Berlin on Thursday 26th May.  Artists; Clara Bausch, Amelia Bywater, Francine Delorme, Samuel Dowd, Esther Ernst, Hatty Lee, Maggie Nightingale, David Rhodes, Lucie Russell, Stefanie Saufort, Melanie Stidolph. Centrum is run by Kate Squires and David Moynihan www.centrumberlin.com.

Photo of Bird feeder

Test shoot for Trigger

Test shoot at the weekend for Trigger project.  A big thank you to the Hart’s – Emma, Catherine and John.  Some squirrel success, more work to do on the fox.  This part of a project developing with Tri-pod – www.tri-pod.co.uk.  Interested in relying on external devices to set off the shutter, these taken by the animals and the bird feeder.

Harbingers exhibition flyer

Harbingers at Centrum, Berlin

Harbingers, Centrum, Berlin, 26 May – 19 June, 2011. Harbingers (a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of others) is the opening exhibition for the new season at Centrum space in Berlin.  Each artist from the previous season was asked to invite someone new,  Alice Walton – www.alicewaltononline.co.uk, invited me.  Centrum is run by Kate Squires and David Moynihan – www.centrumberlin.com.

The Anachronistic Album exhibition

The Studio

I share a studio with Laura Braun and Heather McDonough.  We work on joint exhibition projects together, such as The Anachronistic Album, which was shown in London and Brighton last year.  We also occasionally open the studio for group shows with invited artists.  Visit our blog for more info –  www.thestudionotebook.blogspot.com.

Garden at night

New work with Tri-pod

I am developing new work with the photography group Tri-pod. Members of the group are; Natasha Caruana, Zoe Childerley, Ellie Davis, Dean Hollowood, Karen Grainger, Sacha Lehrfreund,  Judith Lyons and Wendy Pye. The group is facilitated by Miranda Gavin, Hotshoe Magazine.  I’m interested in replacing the emotional ‘trigger’ to take a photograph with a mechanical trigger – set off by animals as they pass through an infra-red beam. www.tri-pod.co.uk.

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‘The Loving Gaze’ – Symposium

I took part in the symposium The Loving Gaze at The Women’s Library in November 2010.  Speakers included Susan Andrews, Emmanuelle Dirix, Robin Grierson, Paul Hill and Heather McDonough and . I showed a selection of paired images of my partner and landscape / animal photographs taken in France and the UK.