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  • “The piece is called Boring”, opens and email from Menna Cominetti and Leah Walker, introducing a nearly twenty-minute film of one of them scrawling the word “BORING” across a catalogue of work by an undisclosed artist. The video is long and it’s almost mundane, except that there’s something that’s hypnotic about watching Cominetti obnoxiously scribble her frustration on the pages of another, older, generation of artist with miscellaneous markers. The camera lens wobbles but it’s angle doesn’t change as a crayoned head with hair appears over a landscape, a “SHUSH BORING” on top of some text. The movement is rushed and reckless but it’s also lyrical. The drawing is…

  • Kate Cooper‘s RIGGED, spread over two floors of Berlin’s KW Institute for Contemporary Art from September 14 to February 12, was not designed for comfort. I wrote about it earlier, comparing the effect of Cooper’s CGI-based exhibition with Marguerite Humeau‘s show Horizons at Import Projects, also running during Berlin Art Week. Cooper won the Schering Stiftung Art Award for her work, which takes the techniques of CGI, commercial photography, and post-production to look at the status the female body has occupied in the history of digital image technology. “In our post-representational world,” Cooper writes, “where images are dislocated and free-floating across networks – how can we renegotiate an…

  • Pioneering the evolution of audiovisual language both on and offline since the 60s, cinema legend Jonas Mekas presents The Internet Saga, a solo exhibition running from May 6 to November 22. It’s located at two sites, the Palazzo Foscari Contarini –a sixteenth century building that is now a Burger King restaurant –and video art space Spazio Ridotto.
    Curated by curatorial duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi in collaboration with Zuecca Projects, the project is dedicated to art on the web and launched on the May 6 and 7 in conjunction with the 56th Venice Biennale. Ragazzi chose the Burger King at the Palazzo Foscari Contarini as an exhibition space to serve “as…

  • 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…