Matthew Noel-Tod

“Strange snapshots of fleeting moments at night.” The ESSEX ROAD IV video window display at Tintype Gallery, Dec 8 – Jan 13

4 December 2017

The ESSEX ROAD IV exhibition at London’s Tintype Gallery opens December 8 and is running to January 13. 

Now in its fourth year, the moving image installation will feature work by Edwina Ashton, Chloe Dewe Matthews, Benedict Drew, Judith Goddard, Matthew Noel-Tod, Paul Tarragó, Richard Wentworth and Xiaowen Zhu.

The videos will be back-projected onto the window of the gallery to be viewed also from outdoors and will run through the holidays and New Year.  Shown on a loop from morning to night, passerby’s will be able to view the works from the street.

Visit the Tintype Gallery website for details.**

Richard Wentworth, ‘But there again…’ (2017) Video still. Courtesy the artist + Tintype Gallery, London.
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‘An Afternoon for Ian’ @ The Showroom, Dec 3

1 December 2016

‘An Afternoon for Ian’ is on at London’s The Showroom on December 3.

The afternoon of presentations is part of Here is Information. Mobilise: a weekend-long set of events dedicated to celebrating the life and work of Ian White (1971-2013), taking place at The Showroom and ICA in collaboration with LUX

The event will celebrate White’s life and influence, and will feature contributions by those who have worked with him including Ed Atkins, Cinenova, Kim Coleman, Phil Collins, Matthew Noel-Tod, Rachel Reupke and Cara Tolmie among others.

See the Showroom website for details.**


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Malcolm Le Grice + Matthew Noel-Tod @ Tate Britain, May 16

16 May 2016

Malcolm Le Grice and Matthew Noel-Tod are presenting Co-op Dialogues: 1966 – 2016 at London’s Tate Britain on May 16.

The evening is a part of a month-long programme of screenings and conversations hosted by Tate Britain with LUX Moving Image that marks the 50th anniversary since the founding of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative (LFMC).

Le Grice has been making experimental film works since the 1960s, favouring abstract and experiential footage and narrative over concepts and working with live moving images in art presentation contexts —perhaps a little like this one. Noel-Tod, who also works with experiential moving image —often employing the act of reframing by referencing past thinking on cinema in philosophy in his films —recently paid tribute to Le Grice’s seminal expanded cinema work ‘Castle 1’ with his video, ‘Castle 3.0‘ in 2013.

Both artists will show a selection of their moving image work and afterwards will discuss their practices in relation to the history of the cooperative.

See the Tate Britain event page for more details.**

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Robin Mackay @ Banner Repeater, Mar 19

19 March 2014

Philosopher and Urbanomic director Robin Mackay is presenting a talk, The Idiots Have Won: From the Pre-Cambrian to the Post-Facebook, along with a screening of Matthew Noel-Tod‘s ‘Bang!‘ (2012) at London’s Banner Repeater on March 19.

Mackay approaches the film as a materialist history mapping the line of human development across from Plato to the 2011 London riots in a what has devolved from “an organic society to the surreal subsumption of capital”.

‘Bang!’ navigates “internet memes, advice dogs and infantilised avatars” to illustrate, according to Mackay, “the unfinished story of communism for a world that’s gone to the dogs”.

Noel-Tod’s ‘A Season in Hell 3D‘ is also showing in the space until April 6.

See the Banner Repeater website for details. **

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Guy Debord screening @ Banner Repeater, Feb 19

19 February 2014

London’s Banner Repeater is holding a screening of Situationist writer and filmmaker Guy Debord‘s In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni est, on February 19.

Drawing from the Latin palindrome in reference to a moth’s attraction to flames, “we go in circles in the night, we are consumed by fire”, the film follows an attack on its own audience with personal reflections on Debord’s life and context, using spoken text, images and film clips.

In conjunction with the gallery’s exhibition of Matthew Noel-Tod’s A Season in Hell 3D, showing until April 6, the film’s focus is, as Debord himself stated in 1989, “not the spectacle, but real life”.

Incidentally, Hollywood actor Shia LeBeouf read Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle to some London Fashion students for 20 minutes via Skype last week. In the context of Noel-Tod’s commentary on “the gravitational pull of capital” and a British Airways advertising campaign declaring “The World Is On Sale”, one wonders whether the role of ‘artist’ is too.

See the Banner Repeater website for details. **

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