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July, 2014

Further Rigour Urgently Required

Thought you might enjoy this scathing review of my GoMA show in 2005 that I’ve just found online. I used to know who wrote it, but I don’t expect it matters. In summary:

Local journalist is outraged by artist’s interest in process, her expectations of her audience and the anti-didactic black abyss that is work open to multiple interpretations. Yikes! Thank goodness Laurie’s essay was in place to help. Hatchets aloft as we collectively yearn for the days of Rembrandt or Renoir…

When Putting the Process First Leads to a Journey Without End

A little early

and so still too light for a good view of PULSE. But I did get a wave.

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PULSE is a series of temporary and permanent artworks situated along London Road connecting Glasgow Green, and the Barras Calton in the East End of the city.

As part of PULSE, Picture Window is screening a diverse selection of video artworks by emerging and established local and international artists curated in collaboration with Patricia Fleming Projects. Artists films will be presented between 8pm-Midnight from 26th July–3rd August in a range of windows along London Road between Charlotte Street and Templeton Street.

Repeat. And Again.

The Women: 8 Films looked fantastic on a big screen. So great to get it out & about, seen in a new context. Massive thanks to Mutley, Robert, Jason and all at The Poetry Club and SWG3.

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Danny Saunders

played a solo set, with the help of Laurel and Hardy. Though Danny is a better mover. And he sang with Ace City Racers. And his t-shirt is gorgeous. A true renaissance man. The electronic cigarette only adds to Danny’s dandy air.

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Ace City Racers

were excellent at The Poetry Club last night, launching their new single into the world. And they very graciously agreed to play in front of The Women: 8 Films. Listen to them here.

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Even or Perhaps, Laurence & Jack Figgis at DCA, Sat. 2nd August 2014

I’m really disappointed to be missing out on Laurie’s new performance, a week on Saturday at DCA, Dundee. You go and then tell me all about it please.

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Come closer…

… and appreciate the craftsmanship. Not mine of course. Paul Hughes printed the shirt and a right pain in the arse it was too. Looks superb though. Thank you Paul!

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Pulse – Picture Window 26 July – 3 August

Picture Window are showing loads of films and other artworks, including one of my films, as part of GENERATION. It’s called PULSE

This may be the best London Road will ever look.

And have a look at this great mix-video Picture Window have put together: Picture Window

PULSE is a series of temporary and permanent artworks situated along London Road connecting Glasgow Green, and the Barras Calton in the East End of the city.

As part of PULSE, Picture Window is screening a diverse selection of video artworks by emerging and established local and international artists curated in collaboration with Patricia Fleming Projects. Artists films will be presented between 8pm-Midnight from 26th July–3rd August in a range of windows along London Road between Charlotte Street and Templeton Street.

PULSE is a joint initiative between Glasgow City Council Development and Regeneration Services (DRS), Action Barras Calton (ABC) and VELOCITY – a cultural response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Curated and delivered by a collaborative team based in Glasgow; Pidgin Perfect, Patricia Fleming Projects and Picture Window.

Discordia Party Time: The Poetry Club, Fri 25th July, 8pm – 2am

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Teeth

Have a look at this super-short new video I’ve made, called Teeth. Actually, I’ve just made it private, so please email me for a password if you’re keen…