Saturday, 22 November 2008

Dazed Digital Project



As an addendum to the printed project I produced for Dazed & Confused in October, What We Know of Our Past We Demand of Our Future features video clips taken from the artists featured in the project. You can watch the videos here

Saturday, 15 November 2008

For A Brief Time Only



I'm included in a new project by David Horvitz

For a Brief Time Only is a purchasable exhibition of 24 artists available at a photo developer near you. You can find it at any store that allows file uploading via the internet (including most major US drug-stores). The image files will be sent to the closest location near you, and within minutes you will be able to walk in and pick them up as prints.

This exhibition contains 24 small 4x6 photographic prints contained within the packaging provided by each store. Also included are a contact sheet with all the artists' information, and a letter to the store employee reassuring that there is nothing wrong with the order.

No money is being made by us in this exhibition. You will purchase the show directly from the store (unless you can acquire it another way), which will probably cost around $5. We would like to make it clear that we have no intentions in promoting sales in these places, which will mostly include major US drug-stores. We think of it more as infiltrating these spaces with our games.

So far this show is available throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. If you live elsewhere, and know of a store that meets the necessary requirements, please contact us and we will send the show near you.

You can have a look at the project as a whole here

24 Artists:
Ken Ehrlich, John Sisley, Martin John Callanan, Miranda Lichtenstein, Lucky Dragons, eteam, Jim Skuldt, Mira O’Brien, Joshua Kit Clayton, Matt Keean, Emily Mast, Brian Kennon, Lukas Geronimas, Amy Lam, Paul Pieroni, Moyra Davey, Graham Parker, Paul Branca, Penelope Umbrico, Lucy Raven, Bik Van der Pol, Emilie Halpern, Tim Ridlen, and Vlatka Horvat.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

The Art of Participation: Book Review in Art World


I have reviewed the catalogue for SFMOMA's new exhibition: The Art of Participation. The exhibition looks back nearly 60 years across a wide spectrum of genres and media, examining how artists have engaged members of the public as essential collaborators in the art-making process.



Young Americans

A feature for Art World Magazine exploring young American Art



Saturday, 1 November 2008

John Samson on YouTube

I've uploaded three clips from films featured in my recent exhibition of the late Scottish filmmakers work.




Dressing for Pleasure (sample only)
1977
25 mins. DVD transfer from film





Tattoo (sample only)
1975
20 mins. DVD transfer from film





Arrows (sample only)
1979
33 mins. DVD transfer from film.