Call for Entries: the Pavilion of Postcontemporary Curating

30.10.09
Sutton Scarsdale Hall The skeletal remains of Sutton Scarsdale Hall continue to decay. A dilapidated wreck of a structure, you enter at your own risk. This decay needs to be resisted and Sutton Scarsdale needs to live again… In the very heart of England, Sutton Scarsdale Hall is to become the Pavilion of Postcontemporary Curating, a new international art facility set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, dedicated ...
John Gerrard, Animated Scene

30.10.09
John Gerrard, Animated Scene John Gerrard’s Animated Scene was what impressed me most by far at this year’s Venice Biennale. The setting wasn’t bad either – in a warehouse on an island where water buses only do request stops. Three animated landscapes played on three large screens – created in Realtime, an animation software more usually associated with computer games, using Gerrard’s own photographic and video documentation of ...
Cultural Olympiad commissions announced

29.10.09
Alfie Dennen and Paula Le Dieu The 12 Artists Taking The Lead commissions – worth up to £500,000 – have been announced and ,against the odds, there are some exciting prospects. FACT in Liverpool will be working with New York based British artists Anthony McCall, who will create Projected Column, a slender, sinuous, spinning column of cloud rising into the sky from the surface of the ...
Watching the watchers – programming the Urban Screens Festival, Amsterdam

28.10.09
Andreas Templin, As if to Nothing, 2008 María Palacios Cruz on presenting work in public spaces. Since 2007, CASZ has been presenting the work of contemporary audiovisual artists on a 40 square metre urban screen in the Zuidas district in Amsterdam – a business district, where the World Trade  Centre is located. Situated right next to the train Amsterdam Zuid train station, the screen is in full ...
Collapse by Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas

28.10.09
B.Abbas and R.Abou-Rahme, Collapse (video still), single channel DV (2009), image courtesy of the artists Collapse is a sound and video installation comprised of reassembled archival footage. A collaboration between Palestinian artists Basel Abbas (sound and music) and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (film and video) the piece weaves elements sourced from news footage, archive material and Palestinian field recordings into a testament to resistance, longing, struggle and loss ...
Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas on Collapse

28.10.09
B.Abbas and R.Abou-Rahme, Collapse (video still), single channel DV (2009), image courtesy of the artists Palestinian artists Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas spoke to APEngine about their sound and video installation, Collapse, which was exhibited at The Delfina Foundation, London, earlier this year as a work-in-progress. Can you explain what Collapse is for someone who hasn’t seen the piece? Collapse is a sound and video installation, which uses ...
British Animation Awards Deadlines

28.10.09
Christine Roche's 2008 BAA artwork Submission time for the bi-yearly British Animation Awards is upon us. BAA  covers all aspects of the UK animation scene, from student work to commercials, children’s entertainment, short and experimental art films, music videos and works which incorporate new technologies. BAA – whose logo, wittily enough, is a branded cartoon sheep’s rump – also present each award winner with a sheep-based ...