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Fuzzy dark spot
Video art from Hamburg

The exhibition FUZZY DARK SPOT curated by the Hamburg-based video artist Wolfgang Oelze, at the Falckenberg Collection brings together 56 video works by over 30 mostly Hamburg-based artists ranging from the 1970s to the present day, featuring historical and contemporary productions in both thematic and monographic groups.

image: © Stefan Panhans

REFRACTED REALITIES at VIDEONALE.17

In optics, “refraction” refers to the bending of a beam of light, a change in direction which occurs at the moment when it passes from one medium to another. Through refraction, the light wave alters course, changing the way we perceive the objects it illuminates in the process. This optical deviation requires us to repeatedly correct our gaze, comparing the beginning and end points of our perception with reality, and bringing the object we see clearly into focus. In its figurative sense, refraction refers to a critical reflection on the means and channels of visualization, and by extension the possibility of a rearticulation of our view of things – how they are, were, or apparently always have been.
Image: © Sohrab Hura

Critics’ Pick: Loop Fair Barcelona 2018 by Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas

Barcelona. At the end of November 2018 the 16th edition of the video fair LOOP took place in Barcelona. Founded by the gallery owners Emilio Álvarez and Carlos Durán, the special fair is internationally regarded as the most important meeting of the video scene. During the three intensive days of the fair, embedded in the ten-day LOOP Festival, artistic director Carolina Ciuti succeeded in bringing important protagonists of the international video scene to the Catalan capital.
Image: © Hans Op de Beeck

Expanding Bauhaus.
New Reflections on the Bauhaus Movement in Time-Based Media Art
/ Goethe Institute Netherlands

A screening series selected by Elke Kania (Cologne), Julia Sökeland (Hamburg) and Ludwig Seyfarth (Berlin)

With its combination of various arts such as painting, photography film, architecture, fashion, product and interior design and textile art, the Bauhaus is still considered the epitome of a technologically advanced modernity. Last but not least, the attempt to create the whole society aesthetically, inspired many artists worldwide.
Image: © Adnan Softic

Featured videos

Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasizes a multiplicity of realities.
image: © Johan Griminprez

64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2018

In the course of more than five decades, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has become one of the world's most respected film events and in its 64th issue over 500 films were shown selected out of more than 7.000 films submitted.
Image: © Dimitri Venkov

Christoph Faulhaber: Revolution & Architecture

Kunsthalle Osnabrück / June 15 to October 2, 2018
With "Revolution & Architecture" Christoph Faulhaber (* 1972 in Osnabrück, lives in Hamburg) conceives, builds, designs and opens a whole series of very different rooms in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. In order to discover the revolutionary aspect of these "architectures", one has to look at the social implications of interior design in general. In the forum the visitor then enters Faulhaber's cinematic autobiography "Every Picture is an Empty Picture" as in the eye of the cyclone: The work is split into 15 individual films and surrounds the visitor in a circle.
Image: © Christoph Faulhaber

Breaking News
Von Kelterborn Collection

Over the past 20 years, the Frankfurt couple Mario and Julia von Kelterborn have put together a collection mostly of politically explosive, socially themed video art and photography by internationally known artists. It is their conviction that art can help us to understand the present day with all its complexity, contradictions and disturbing cruelty, but also its positive potential.
image: © Richard Mosse

Stiftung imai – inter media art institute

The Düsseldorf based foundation imai – inter media art institute was founded in 2006 in order to establish an institution in Germany dedicated to the distribution and preservation of media art and associated activities.
Image: © Marcel Odenbach

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Mel Brimfield

Works


Biography

Lives: London, UK

Solo exhibitions

2012
Between Genius and Desire, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, UK

2011
This Is Performance Art – Part 2: Experimental Theatre and Cabaret, LICA, Lancaster, UK
This is Performance Art – Performed Sculpture and Dance, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK, Mead Gallery, Warick, UK

2010
This is Performance Art: Performed Sculpture and Dance, Camden Art Centre, London, UK

2009
Waiter Waiter, There’s a Sculpture in my Soup: Part II, Performance Art and Comedy from Gutai to the Present , Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK

2008
Waiter Waiter, There’s a Sculpture in my Soup, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Selected group exhibitions

2011
Memory of a Hope, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2010
LOCATE, 3 commissions curated by Sarah Williams, Jerwood Visual Arts, London, UK Salon Video Art Prize (selected by Mike Sperlinger & Zined Sedira), Matt Roberts Arts, London, UK
Black Hole Hums B Flat, Ceri Hand Gallery, 80 Duke Street, London, UK

2008
Future50, Project Space Leeds, Leeds, UK
The Golden Record – Sounds of Earth, the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (Edinburgh Art Festival), Pleasance Theatre (Edinburgh Fringe), Battersea Arts Centre, London and Lincoln Council, UK

2007
The Comic Book, ¬Mel Brimfield, Adam Dant, Brian Dewan, John Hegley and Edward Ward, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2006
Hearing Voices, Seeing Things, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

2001
Salon, Centre of Attention, London, UK

Selected collaborative projects

2010/11
Performance Matters –Trashing Performance: Mel Brimfield This Is Performance Art - Part Two, Experimental Theatre And Cabaret, 3 year research project curated by Goldsmiths (Gavin Butt), The Live Art Development Agency (Lois Keidan) and Roehampton Institute (Adrian Heathfield)

2010
Brown Mountain College ‘The Living Newspaper’- curated and produced by Mel Brimfield, curator Ben Roberts and writer Sally O'Reilly, Wysing Arts Centre, UK

2008
Brown Mountain Festival of Performing Arts, curated and produced with Sally O’Reilly and Ben Roberts in association with Artsadmin, Battersea Arts Centre, Contemporary Art Society, Grizedale Arts and Sadler’s Wells, London, UK
The Golden Record – Sounds of Earth, (curator/producer) in association with the Collective Gallery (Edinburgh Art Festival), Pleasance Theatre (Edinburgh Fringe), Battersea Arts Centre, and Lincoln Council, UK

2007
The Comic Book, (curator/ producer) in association with the Collective Gallery (Edinburgh Art Festival), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh Fringe), Filmhouse (Edinburgh International Film Festival), Edinburgh International Book Festival,
Lllangollen Royal International Pavilion, N Wales and the Comica Festival, ICA, London, UK

2007
Local Operations, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

2006
Events programe for the Whitstable Bienale, co-curator/producer with
Sally O’Reilly, UK

2004
Radio Radio, (curator/producer), The Trade Apartment, London, UK, The International 3, Manchester, UK, De Appel Curating Institute, Amsterdam and Resonance FM, London, UK
Record Collection, (co-curated with Elaine Forde), VTO Gallery, London, UK, The International 3, Manchester, UK, Forde Espace d'art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Performance

2012
This is Performance Art - Part 3: The Conceptual Burlesque of Nice Style the World's First Pose Band, A lecture by Mel Brimfield, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK

2011
This is Performance Art, A lecture by Mel Brimfield, The Whitechapel, London, UK
Intergender Wrestling, Word Festival, London, UK
The Breakfast Sculpture, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK

2010Sculpture and Performance, Conference, Tate Liverpool as part of the Henry
Moore Institute Research Programme, Liverpool , UK

Screenings

2010
Performance Matters, Part One: Performing Idea, The Whitechapel, London, UK

Publications

2011
This is Performance Art, Mel Brimfield, published by Black Dog Publishing, London, UK

2007
Our Comic Book, edited by Mel Brimfield with Dominic Chennell, Revolver, Frankfurt, Germany

2004
Radio Radio, curated by Mel Brimfield and produced with Gross Studios, published by Revolver, Frankfurt, Germany

Reviews & articles

2010
Locate, Exhibition Review, TimeOut, 26/08/10
Locate, Exhibition Review, this is art, 05/08/10
2008
Mel Brimfield, Waiter Waiter There’s a Sculpture in My Soup, Art Review

2007
Comic Book Rewrites Rules, Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman review 14/09/07
Whizz Bang Wallop: What a Visual Feast, Edinburgh art Festival roundup, Jack Mottram, The Herald 31/08/07
The Comic Book Project The List 9-16/08/07
Kapow!, Henry Northmore, The List 2-5/08/07
Preview, the Guardian Guide 9/06/07

2004
Radio Radio, Sally O’Reilly, Art Monthly, 277/39
Awards and Residencies
2012LICA, Lancaster2010/11
Cocheme Fellowship at Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK
2010
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

2007
The Golden Record (curatorial residency), The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Education
1999-2000
Chelsea College of Art and Design, MA

1995-1998
Bath Spa University College, BA

Mel Brimfield
Lives: London, UKSolo exhibitions2012Between Genius and Desire, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, UK2011This Is Performance Art – Part 2: Experimental Theatre and Cabaret, LICA, Lancaster, UKThis is Performance Art – Performed Sculpture and Dance, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK, Mead Gallery, Warick, UK2010This is Performance Art: Performed Sculpture and Dance, Camden Art Centre, London, UK2009Waiter Waiter, There’s a Sculpture in my Soup: Part II, Performance Art and Comedy from Gutai to the Present , Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK2008Waiter Waiter, There’s a Sculpture in my Soup, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UKSelected group exhibitions2011Memory of a Hope, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK2010LOCATE, 3 commissions curated by Sarah Williams, Jerwood Visual Arts, London, UK Salon Video Art Prize (selected by Mike Sperlinger & Zined Sedira), Matt Roberts Arts, London, UKBlack Hole Hums B Flat, Ceri Hand Gallery, 80 Duke Street, London, UK2008Future50, Project Space Leeds, Leeds, UKThe Golden Record – Sounds of Earth, the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (Edinburgh Art Festival), Pleasance Theatre (Edinburgh Fringe), Battersea Arts Centre, London and Lincoln Council, UK2007The Comic Book, ¬Mel Brimfield, Adam Dant, Brian Dewan, John Hegley and Edward Ward, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

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