Holly Blakey @ Hales Gallery reviewedEvan Ifekoya: ‘Visible Edges’<i>Low Impact</i>: ‘Shallow Waters’ reviewedRachel de Joode, <i>Soft Inquiry</i> (2015) exhibition photosAn interview with Saemundur Thor HelgasonInger Wold Lund, ‘Riding so slowly it hurts’ (2015) audio tour<i>Pure Disclosure</i> (2015) exhibition photosK-HOLE @ ICA Miami reviewedNkisi + Karen Gwyer @ Bold Tendencies reviewed<i>AFA 2</i> @ Pane e Pomodoro reviewedMarianna Simnett talks about her filmsSteven Warwick: ‘Letting Things Unfold’ , p.2<i>Pizza Pavilion</i> (2015) documentationCally Spooner and the conflicted selfDialect, ‘Perfume Creek’ video<i>Devotions</i> (2015) @ MOT exhibition photosManifesting Young Girl Reading Group<i>Zombie Routine</i> (2015) exhibition photosEwa + Jacek Doroszenko, <i>Soundreaming</i> online documentation<i>Unthinkable</i> w J.G. Biberkopf August 10 mix

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  • Holly Blakey‘s work exists at the intersection of art and popular culture. She’s worked on music videos for Ellie Goulding, Jessie Ware and Jungle, choreographed campaigns for Paul Smith and Gucci, and worked with artist Hannah Perry for her Horoscopes (Déjà vu) performance at the Serpentine Galleries last year. It was a cross-disciplinary collaboration working with music, dance and storytelling-via-instant message that was then re-articulated in the online club space of the Boiler Room, along with Blakey and music collaborator Mica Levi six months later.
    Blakey is a working choreographer and director whose become increasingly present within an art context, and her work as ‘performance artist’ for Some Greater…

  • Don’t assume you know Evan Ifekoya. They’re an artist who likes to keep things fresh – in the past they have made collage, knitting and drawings – at the moment they work predominantly in video and performance. At a recent live event at David Roberts Art Foundation in London, Ifekoya performed ‘Let The Rhythm Keep Pulling You Towards Your Edges’ (2015) – a DJ set that included artists as musically divergent as X-Ray Spex and Felix Da Housecat and played over a two projections. One was a live-updated Twitter feed and the other was a hypnotic looping video montage. Ifekoya’s ongoing series of music…

  • “So we thought about things behind doors (outside or inside) and the idea of knowing that something is somewhere else—and feeling its presence via the somewhere elseness,” writes Sarah Boulton, one of the four curators behind the independent, artist-run publication Low Impact. Boulton, along with Valinia Svoronu, Eiko Soga and Sarai Kirshner, had finished out their Slade degree show last summer, realizing they found their works inadequately articulated in a way that was perhaps even inarticulable. “aybe it existed in between the body that was summoned silently by the work & the objects or combination of videos in the room,” Boulton continues, it being…

  • Rachel de Joode has made a style out of flattening textured and three-dimensional images into a smooth 2D surface, images that contradict themselves and trick the eye from every angle. With Soft Inquiry, her solo exhibition at New York’s Kansas gallery, de Joode takes this process to a new level, selecting “depictions and abstractions of basic and primordial materials such as clay… rocks and the occasional dash of algae” to create isolated images of boiling mud and swathes of skin that hang suspended somewhere between sculpture and image, somewhere between the physical world and the virtual one.
    ‘Two Surfaces and a Squish’ (2015). Install view. Courtesy…

  • Saemundur Thor Helgason is wearing Nike trainers and a collarless shirt I suspect might be from Cos when I meet him. He brings with him his laptop, a chunky thing with an alien’s head on the back of the screen. It is, he tells me, Alienware. A subsidiary of Dell, Alienware make laptops designed, according to their publicity, for “intense gaming.” His hair is smart, long on top and short on the sides. He is handsome, and his clothes are clean. I have come from work, I’m tired and my clothes are dirty and this makes me feel a little insecure, however he is…

  • “What is your favourite fantasy?” asks one of the nameless characters of Berlin-based Norwegian artist Inger Wold Lund‘s ‘Riding so slowly it hurts’ audio tour, downloadable online at s41.berlin (embedded below) with the password ‘Yes’ or ‘Ja’ from August 26. A woman’s voice, Lund’s, whispers erotic stories intended for an inner ear on a public train, Berlin’s S41 of the Ringbahn specifically. It’s a looping route in the shape of dog’s head that takes an hour and circles the A-zone “drawing a line around the city, you being placed on the outer edge”, according to the artist recording. “If you live in the city, it is likely that sitting on this train you…