Wednesday 12 May 2010

Crawl Performance / Look Harder Exhibition

I will be performing ‘Crawl’ on Saturday 29th May 2010 as part of ‘Look Harder,’ an exhibition of site specific and performance art at Alexandra Palace Park, curated by Rekindle Public Arts. The exhibition ‘Look Harder’ runs from Saturday 29th May to Sunday 6th June, open daily from 10am to 5.30pm, with many other artists participating. The private view is on Saturday 29th May from 5pm to 8pm.

I will crawl on my hands and knees, my face and fingers in the dust and dirt. Crawling, I will exit the biped world, relinquishing verticality and the customary plane of society. I will move slowly, perhaps painfully, aware of my body’s awkwardness. Conscious of the detail, detritus and texture of my passage, the aromas and acoustics of movement close to the ground, I will crawl a complete circuit of the lake of Alexandra Palace Park.

My crawl will be the antithesis of a march. One year ago I marched around the same lake’s circumference – bold, public, declamatory, protesting. My crawl will embody the private, the broken, the beaten, the small and the slow.

During the exhibition visitors are invited to perform their own crawl. A letter of invitation will be available in the Park Café, or download a copy here.

You can view posts here about my Banner March, which was performed in 2009 as part of 'Good News', in Alexandra Palace Park.

‘Look Harder’ will be open from Saturday 29th May to Sunday 6th June, in and around Lakeside Cafe and the lake in Alexandra Palace Park.
The private view is on Saturday 29th May from 5pm to 8pm.
‘Crawl’ will take place on Saturday 29th May 2010 at 7pm, around the lake at Alexandra Palace Park.

Transport to Alexandra Palace Park:  
Overground Train to Alexandra Palace (e.g. from Kings Cross or Old Street station), or the tube to Wood Green.
Then take the W3 bus towards Finsbury Park and get off at Alexandra Palace Ice Rink.  
The lake and Lakeside Cafe is 5 minute’s walk from there.

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Miniscule Exhibition

I will be showing one of my Matchbox Rizla Drawings in the group exhibition 'Miniscule' at Oblong Gallery. The exhibition is open from 3rd to 27th June, with a private view on Wednesday 2nd June, at 69a Southgate Road, London N1 3JS. The opening hours are Wed - Fri 10am-6pm and Sat - Sun 11am-6pm. Full details are on the Oblong Gallery website.

Sunday 9 May 2010

British Library Archives Rizla blog

Matchbox Rizla Drawings blog has been selected to be preserved by the British Library's UK Web Archive project. This means that regular 'snapshots' of my blog at particular points in time will be available to view on the archive for ever! So even when my blog changes and evolves, as is the nature of a blog, previous incarnations will still be view-able. The first 'snapshot' is now available at Matchbox Rizla Drawings Web Archive. Click on the thumbnail icon (although the thumbnail image has yet to be generated! - it is a work in progress) to visit the archived version. The UK Web Archive represents a diverse range of websites, from arts, information, museums, to reports and research, and will be expanded over time.