Born in 1987: The Animated GIF
at The Photographer’s Gallery

animated gull

19 May – 1 July 2012

An Animated GIF from the opening sequence of Love Brid is currently screening on ‘The Wall’ at the all new Photographers’ Gallery.
‘The Wall’ is a flat screen video wall hosting the Gallery’s new digital programme. ‘Born in 1987: The Animated GIF’, is its first exhibition. The gallery invited contributions from a range of practitioners resulting in over 40 animated GIFs which will be joined later in the show by contributions from members of the public.

click here to see animated gif

The Photographer’s Gallery
16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW
Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday 10.00 – 20.00
Sunday 11.30 – 18.00

Slade MA/MFA Fine Art Show ’09 from 11–17 June

Thursday 11, Friday 12 June 10am–8pm / Saturday 13, Sunday 14 June 10am–5pm
Monday 15–Wednesday 17 June 10am–8pm

Edward Atkins, Katerina Botsari, Stephanie Conway, Patrizio Di Massimo, Nisha Duggal,
Jamie George, Ella Golt, Ananú Gonzales-Posada, Iain S. Hales, Jung-Ouk Hong,
Benjamin Jenner, Da Kyoung Jeong, Do Kyoung Kim, Joshua Kim, Susan Kordalewski,
Rebecca Kressley, Paolo Lonzi, Leah Lovett, Sarah Macdonald, Allison Maletz, Janne
Malmros, Kate McLeod, Katherine Murphy, Kjarten Abel, Gianni Notarianni, Hye Joung Park,
Sion Parkinson, Kate Keara Pelen, Robert Phillips, Matthew Robinson, David Rule,
Sepideh Saii, Ed Saye, Somayeh Seyed Mohseni, Kristin Sherman, Gunwoo Shin, Lisa Smithey,
William Stein, Helen Sturgess, Masako Suzuki, Damian Taylor, Melis van den Berg,
Patrick Ward, Richard Whitby, Tessa Whitehead, Sally Wright, Ben Youngman

The Slade School of Fine Art
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
Tel +44 (0)20 7679 2313

Slade BA Fine Art Show ’09 from 23–28 May

Saturday 23, Sunday 24 May 10am–5pm / Monday 25–Thursday 28 May 10am–8pm

Tomoko Aoki, Hazel A. Atashroo, Helen Carmel Benigson, Anna Cronin, Thomas Dawson, Mélanie de Quincey, Benjamin Doherty, Sophie Eagle, Jacob Farrell, Aaron Fickling, Lewis Fox, Luey Graves, Amy Howard, Will Hurt, Oscar Jamieson, Natasha Malherbe, Georgina Nettell, Francesca Owen, Ethan Pollock,
Candida Powell-Williams, Matthew Richardson, Jennifer Rush, Lias Saoudi, Nick Spiers, James Taylor, Zak Yeo Zhixiong, Thomas Yeomans, Esther Yuan

The Slade School of Fine Art
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
Tel +44 (0)20 7679 2313

A Planetary Order – Extraordinary Clouds

The UCL Environment Institute, Slade School of Fine Art, and David & Charles Publishers invite you to an evening reception to celebrate

the unveiling of Martin John Callanan’s A Planetary Order (Terrestrial Cloud Globe)

and the publication of Richard Hamblyn’s Extraordinary Clouds

on Tuesday 30th June 2009, 6:30-9:00pm
at the Main Quadrangle, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Eye of the Storm

This two-day symposium brings together scientists, artists, social scientists and policy-makers to explore scientific controversy from an interdisciplinary perspective. From esoteric arguments over the structure of the universe to highly charged public controversies around the use of stem cells, Eye of the Storm will touch on brilliance and ego, dissent and whistle-blowing, big science, high finance, deviant science, the reliability of knowledge and the legislation of uncertainty.

Martin John Callanan as Artist in Residence at UCL Environment Institute, alongside Richard Hamblyn the Writer in Residence, will be presenting.

Organised in collaboration with and supported by The Arts Catalyst and Tate Britain in association with Leonardo/OLATS

Tate Britain Auditorium (booking required)
Friday 19 June 2009, 10.00–19.30
Saturday 20 June 2009, 10.00–17.30




Curated by Richard Ducker

Private View: Friday 13th June 2008, 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: June 14th – July 13th 2008
Gallery opening hours: Friday to Sunday, 1-6pm

Tim Head, Dust Flowers © 2008

Tim Head, Dust Flowers, detail © 2008

14 Fieldgate Street
E1 1ES

The Nature of Systems

Technological systems create, fragment and transform landscapes: a long
video monitor stream, digitally mutated coastlines and strange urban
microclimates introduce fascinating artificial worlds, blurring the
boundaries between natural and constructed landscapes. Starting with
documentation of Chris Meigh-Andrews’ video installation Stream Line and
passing through a variety of spellbinding single-screen film and video
environments, the programme finishes with a presentation of Susan
Collins’ internet transmitted, real-time reconstruction of Loch
Faskally in Perthshire, Glenlandia.

Saturday 10 November 2007, at 8:40pm in NFT2
BFI Southbank

This is part of a series of Systems of Nature
screenings and conversation events
7-10 November 2007 at BFI Southbank
which accompany Chris Welsby’s Systems of Nature exhibition at the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (6 Nov – 13 Dec).
The series has been curated by Steven Ball, Mark Webber and Maxa Zoller for the British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

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A sequence is essentially a whole in which nothing is repeated” (Roland Barthes)

Spliced and reassembled sounds, hazard tape formed geometric shapes; layered and ripped wallpaper; a field of miniature diagrammatical flowers; a video loop on sleeping; paintings from the same palette; ever evolving images on canvas… these are some of the elements in Repetition & Sequence, an exhibition examining artists’ use of recurrence of methodology, form and composition in visual imagery, in daily routine, or in sounds and movements. It focuses on transition and transformation, continuity and change, accident and design.

Repetition and Sequence showcases the new work of 13 international contemporary artists who live and work in the UK. Each is engaged in a wide range of contemporary artistic practices, forms and strategies, through the use of sound, photography, site-specific installation, video, painting and sculpture. Though diverse in background, media and sensibility, the artists share a collective fascination with sequence and repetition – an essential element of daily life. The exhibition, together with its associated publication and artists’ talks, seeks to explore the aesthetics of replication & series mirrored in our environment and daily life, and which viewers willingly or unwillingly absorb.

Sequence and Repetition first showcased at Bedlam Gallery in January 2007. Repetition and Sequence is the second annual thematic show offering newly emerging visual artists a summer exhibition in a major London space.  

Jerwood Space, London
Exhibition: 3 August – 8 September 2007
Artist talks: Monday 20 August and Monday 3 September from 6-8pm
Private view: 6.30pm – 8.30pm Thursday 2 August 2007
Performance by Dale Berning, Their Song (decora), 7:15pm

Michael Ajerman, Rana Begum, Zadok Ben David, Dale Berning, Suki Chan, Itamar Gilboa, Ludovica Gioscia, Emilia Izquierdo, Tess Jaray, Gary McDonald, Michal Rubin, Gideon Rubin, Silia Ka Tung

How We May Be, Tate Britain

Friday 3rd August 2007, 6 – 10pm

Join us for How We May Be, a one night exhibition at the Tate Britain as part of the Late at the Tate programme of events. How We May Be is a photographic response to the current exhibition How We Are, a survey of British photography from the pioneers of the early medium to the present. This one night project, involving artists exhibiting in London today, aims to reveal new aspects of the work in the exhibition, whist potentially suggesting new directions for the photographic image.

You can also join us on the front lawn for a perfect summer barbeque. Have a drink and enjoy art in the open air. In the gallery, hear Trojan Sound System and guests including DJ Derek and see a performance by Bruce McLean. Plus, Terry de Havilland talks about style in How We Are, which you can see for half-price.

Summer Digest 07 / THOMSON & CRAIGHEAD

Thomson & Craighead Here’s a digest of what we’re up to over the summer -well in June and July at any rate. We hope some of you can make some of it.

The image you can see on the left is the new railway flap sign we have built to display our work BEACON. It’s a development shot taken in the factory at Solari of Udine in Italy when we visited during April.

You can find out more about BEACON and our other recent work by visiting our website

You can view an online version of BEACON by clicking here

After two years in the making, we are finally launching the mechanical version of BEACON as a railway flap sign at BFI, Southbank from 23rd June – 12th August 2007. There’s an opening from 7pm – 9pm on Friday 22nd June. After London the sign travels to FACT in Liverpool and then Artists Space in New York. The sign has been built by Solari of Udine in Italy.

The gallery version of Decorative Newsfeeds is part of Accumulated Outlook at Oakville Galleries in Canada from 29th June – 26th August 2007. It will be at their Centennial Square site with a launch party on Thursday 28 June 2007. We are also almost finished making a new outdoor version of Decorative Newsfeeds for The Junction in Cambridge.

A new version of our generative music system called Diminished 7th is part of The Lost O in Ashford, Kent on 7th and 8th July, which coincides with Tour de France passing through the town on this year’s UK first stage. Diminished 7th was first developed for Arts Transpennine 2003 and used cows rather than sheep as is the case here with version 1.1

The Centre of Attention Magazine no.4 is on DVD and includes one of our template cinema works. The magazine launches on Sunday 29th July 2007 at the Publish and Be Damned Fair, Rochelle School, London E2 7ES.

FEEDBACK in the new Laboral Gallery in Gijon and My own Private Reality at Edith Russ Site in Oldenburg.

Disrupting Narratives, Tate Modern

Friday 13 July 2007, 10.00–18.30

This international symposium brings together some of the world’s leading media artists, theorists and researchers to explore real-time interaction in electronic media. Over the last few years network theories have started to shape our thinking about social and cultural issues. This event seeks out artistic strategies and art forms that engage with these ideas. Contributors include: Mark Amerika, Alexander R Galloway, Andrea Zapp, Kelli Dipple, Kate Rich, Paul Sermon and Kate Southworth.

This event will be webcast