A field in England: a site-specific sound installation

I am delighted to announce that I am about to open a new site-specific commission in Leicester, supported by Leicester De Montfort University and IRCAM. The project ‘In Situ’ has commissioned 3 artists to make temporary sonic works that animate historic spaces. My work “A field in England” refers to the historic connection between Richard…

Make Futurism Great Again!

#MFGA Today sees the launch of Make Futurism Great Again at the Estorick Collection, London a timely examination of Futurism in the 21st century by groundbreaking artist group Neo Futurist Collective. I founded the collective in 2007, in the guise of conceptual politician and crooner Giuseppe Marinetti. The launch is accompanied by a specially filmed performance of…

In Seoul for the final leg of ‘Made in Korea’

I am are here in Seoul with Kay Aplin (my co-curator of Made in Korea) and Hankil Ryu, to install a new exhibition of Kay’s work and to play a couple of concerts, using my Sonic Baton to recreate the original 4-channel sound installation made for British Ceramics Biennial, ‘Handmade/Automation’. The sounds for the piece were collected…

The Missing Paintings

I am delighted to announce my latest commission entitled “The Missing Paintings” for Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne. The work previews this Friday as part of Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship and then is open to the public from May 27th to 17th Sept. Ravilious painted a number of watercolours in the 1930s…

Landscape : Islands

2016 saw the making and delivery of a joint project with ceramic artist Kay Aplin, exploring the landscape around us through ceramics and sound art collaborations. The project began with our joint residency in the Shetland Isles in August 2015, documented here in a blog on a-n, and continuing with an exhibition at Shetland Museum &…

Lewes Castle

This ambitious project started in mid 2016 and came to fruition in the late summer and early autumn of 2017. It encompassed two separate and interlinking pieces of work. The first was a geo-locative audio guide, created in partnership with Josh Kopecek at Echoes, using multiple narrative voices and binaural field recordings to evoke the…

In A Shetland Landscape (GFR099)

Yesterday’s opening at Shetland Museum & Archives was accompanied by the release of an album of binaural sounds taken from my joint exhibition with ceramist Kay Aplin, also entitled In A Shetland Landscape. The album is available as a free download from portuguese net label Green Field Recordings and comprises a set of diverse sounds gathered during my joint…

What is the Sound of Protest?

The vernissage of “What is the Sound of Protest?” opened to a packed and excited audience at Errant Bodies on November 6th 2015, with performances and talks by Janine Eisenächer, Nicodemus, Stefan Romer and my alter ego Giuseppe Marinetti. My thanks to the 15 artists who agreed to be part of the show at short notice and thanks…

Revolution #10 (ALL 2015)

Over the last few days curators and volunteers have been busy installing the work of 70 artists across the Anglia Ruskin University campus in Cambridge as part of the annual Art : Language : Location festival, exploring the connections between art, language and location.  This commission marks the final iteration of Revolution #10 for 2015 and is presented as a…

In A Shetland Landscape (residency)

I am collaborating with ceramist J Kay Aplin on an exciting project that merges our respective disciplines of ceramics and sound to explore the beautiful Shetland landscape. We are in residence at Scalloway Booth for the whole month of August, during which time we will be documenting and recording a series of walks in the landscape,…

World Listening Day July 18th 2015

My contribution to this year’s World Listening Day, celebrated every year on July 18th to mark the birthday of R. Murray Schafer who coined the word “soundscape” in 1977. Via Cities and Memory.

Sound and the Urban Environment (2)

For those of you in Brighton and planning to visit the exhibition in the next week – a) It’s been extended by 2 days, so is now on until June 5th b) If you specifically want to hear my work then visit the gallery at the following times: 12.47 and 15.47 Mon-Fri 10.47 and 13.47 Sat &…

Revolution #10 (2015)

Revolution #10 started life as a commission in 2014 for the InTRANSIT festival in London. On a campaign stall on the Portobello Road, I interviewed the public about the importance of democracy.  The work expresses the divergent views of members of the public in the run-up to a General Election and reflects the messiness and competing noises of democracy…

In A Shetland Landscape research trip

I have just returned from a research trip to the Shetland Isles with ceramist J Kay Aplin. We have a residency booked at Scalloway Booth on the island next August and then an exhibition at Da Gadderie in Shetland Museum in April 2016 and so this was an opportunity for me to get to know…

The Growing Manual (Seoul Museum of Art)

In 2014, Neo Futurist Collective, the artist group I founded in 2007, was invited to be part of a group exhibition at Seoul Museum of Art curated by John Reardon and Hyemin Son. The Growing Manual featured grassroots arts collectives from around the world, working at the intersection of art and activism. Each collective chose a text and a plant…

Easy Listening as art practice

“EASY LISTENING AS ART PRACTICE” In the guise of my alter ego Giuseppe Marinetti, I have today released a digital mini album of songs that blends latin and swing music with political lyrics in a radical collage of quotations. Created as part of The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing, the album is entitled The…

Shoreditchification

Journalist Alex Proud appeared to coin the word in an article for the Telegraph dated January 2014, “Why the Shoreditchification of London must stop”. The term however originally comes from a song of the same name, created as part of my six movement noise opera “The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing” launched in July 2013; seen here on YouTube.

The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing, University of Surrey (2014)

Pictures from an Exhibition… A chance to re-imagine the original sound installation of “The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing”. The audience were given headphones and an iPod and invited to explore the related objects and displays to create their own narrative of gentrification, artists and the international money markets. Lewis Elton gallery, University of…

The Growing Manual

Neo Futurist Collective (the artist group I founded in 2008) is delighted to be included in a new publication entitled The Growing Manual. The Growing Manual works with data from artist-run collectives across the world to create an archive, a limited edition artwork, a temporary growing experiment, a publication. This is a collaborative project involving artist-run collectives /…

Knitting Time, Touch Art Fair (2013)

The first ever Touch Art Fair in London this week included the audio-descriptive sound installation from Knitting Time by myself and Colin Hambrook. This celebration of haptic art included work by Jake and Dinos Chapman and was held at a former BBC building on Marylebone High St.