Claire Boyd

I’m Feeling So Virtual I’m Violent @ HA HA Gallery, Oct 15

13 October 2016

The I’m Feeling So Virtual I’m Violent group exhibition is on at Southhampton’s HA HA Gallery, opening October 15 and running to January 14.

The event is a 2016 BAS8 Fringe Southampton Associate Commission and features new work by  artists Claire Boyd, Liv Fontaine, Neil Haas, Vanessa Omoregie, Sarah Roberts, and Rafal Zajko.

“The world is falling apart!”

The press release cries out for substance and collectivity in our over-consumption of information without ideas and confronts our exposed anxieties: “Empowerment is not based in big data, freedom cannot be sought through capitalist structures; the Silicon Valley gatekeeper is not your friend. Defriend now”.

The opening party will kick off with a ‘MYSTERY SECRET IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE’.

See the HA HA Gallery website for details.**

Neil Haas, 'Homme Plus', (2015-16). Mixed media. Installation view. Courtesy the artist.
Neil Haas, ‘Homme Plus’, (2015-16). Mixed media. Installation view. Courtesy the artist.
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Da Thirst Magazine Live @ Primary, Aug 21

19 August 2016

Claire Boyd, Matt Copson and Rose Rowson will live edit their sixth issue in the Da Thirst Magazine Live event at London’s Primary on August 21 from 12.00-18.00.

The event is part of Back-to-front-space, a series of short residencies taking place at Primary that Copson is currently involved in, and will include the work of Kerstin Braetsch, Dash Shaw, Julie Beaufils, Elizabeth Jaeger, Philip Hanson, Yuichi Yokohama, Jack Lavender, Melanie Jackson among others, as well as snails and food colouring. The performance will last throughout the day, and viewers are able to catch a glimpse of the new issue at any stage of its vandalism.

Visit the Primary website for details.**

Melanie Jackson, Back-to-Front-Space, Animation Still (2016). Courtesy of Primary.
Melanie Jackson, Back-to-Front-Space, Animation Still (2016). Courtesy of Primary.
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Sorry About Last Night @ Art Sheffield 2016, May 6 – Jun 6

4 May 2016

The Sorry About Last Night group exhibition is on at Sheffield’s The Washington Pub, opening May 6 and running to June 6.

Presented by (It’s all) Tropical art space, the event is running alongside the Art Sheffield 2016 and features work by Claire BoydLaura YuileLindsey MendickLiv FontaineLuke OverinMathew ParkinMillington Marriott and Victoria Fornieles among others.

The multidisciplinary show celebrates work birthed from bad life choices, and is placed between the shiny optimism of getting ready before a night out and the consequent hangover the next day. In sharing truths and slurring emotions the evening seeks what the press release calls “drunken  inspirations, drinking to forget, passionate pub debates, pointless fights with friends, loss of inhibitions, misguided decisions, hungover regrets, next day apologies, and one too many Jaegerbombs [sic].”

A confessional performance/public meltdown by Self Esteem (Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club) will commence at on the evening of May 6, with Karaoke running into the late hours.

See the (It’s) All Tropical website for details.**

Mathew Parkin, instagram image (2016). Courtesy the artist
Mathew Parkin, instagram image (2016) Courtesy the artist

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