• 10-09-2012
  • Anywhere near West Cornwall? Susanna Heron, Tacita Dean and Susan Philipz exhibit at iconic sites.

  • One of the country’s oldest gardens, and two poignant industrial sites from a bygone era, will come to life through a new exhibition of contemporary art, films and sound works.
    The exhibition, which runs until 4 November 2012 is a collaboration between the National Trust and the Arts Council Collection and includes works by leading artists which echo the scenic landscape and industrial heritage of these locations.
    Godolphin, a hauntingly atmospheric country house with romantic grounds, displays Susanna Heron’s tranquil photographs of her mother’s Cornish garden while The Count House at Botallack, originally an active centre in the heyday of Cornish copper and tin-mining, hosts the solitary voice of Susan Philipz singing ‘The Internationale’. East Pool Mine, a once thriving part of Cornish industry and the local community, shows Tacita Dean’s ‘Delft Hydraulics’ and a selection of other video and16 mm film works. For more info : http://www.artscouncilcollection.org.uk/partner.do?id=15

  • 22-07-2012
  • Thomson and Craighead create major work for Brighton Photo Biennale

  • A multi-media installation by artists Thomson and Craighead will explores the uses of imagery by various Occupy and protest groups, identifying common phrases and gestures. Drawing together a wealth of images produced by activists and onlookers across the world, the artists create a portrait of a global movement. As a wall projection displays fragments and short sections of video, a second projection of a compass on the floor will respond by pointing towards the location where each video clip was shot, locating the images in physical space. This year’s Biennial will explore how space is constructed, controlled and contested, how photography is implicated in these processes, and the tensions and possibilities this dialogue involves. BPB12 provides a critical space to think about relationships between the political occupation of physical sites and the production and dissemination of images.

  • 17-06-2012
  • What's director Rufus Norris doing on the rooftop of Selfridges?

  • Director Rufus Norris, Artistic Director of the ENO John Berry and Damon Albarn attend as Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris performed a special preview of Dr Dee on the rooftop of Selfridges ahead of it's June 25th opening at the London Coliseum on June 14, 2012 in London, England. Doctor Dee is a new opera written by Damon Albarn and directed by Rufus Norris, which explores ritual and symbolism in this country, past and present, using Doctor John Dee – one of England’s greatest but largely forgotten men – as catalyst.

    Doctor John Dee was one of the last great free thinkers. He was the ultimate Renaissance man: astrologer, alchemist, mathematician and spy, who provided the inspiration for both Marlowe's Faust and Shakespeare's Prospero, however he has slipped from the pages of history. The piece is co-commissioned by MIF, ENO and London 2012. It will be premiered as part of the Manchester International festival on 1 July 2011. Doctor Dee has already been confirmed as part of the Cultural Olympiad and will play at the London Coliseum 25 June - 7 July.