Owen Thackeray

Clubdead.net launch, Apr 15

15 April 2016

The Clubdead.net exhibition, curated by Faron Ray and Alice Khalilova is launching online on April 15.

The theme of the show comes in a short text describing the commercial clutter of everyday life, but optimised. It reads like a desktop of Photoshopped image searches materialised in branded fantasy objects, like gold WKD alcopops and “fluorescent yellow V20 filled with the iridescent bodies of a dozen blue bottle flies”. Or perhaps its a metaphor for the promise of a future perpetually unrealised: “Holed up in an abandoned night club, fifteen survivors listen to salvaged EDM club mixes through a failing sound system.”

The artists set to feature include the above-mentioned organisers, as well as Iain Ball, Yorkson, Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite, Hannah Le Feuvre, and Natasha Lall among others, some of whom took part in independent, artist-run publication Low Impact: ‘Shallow Waters’ last year.

The online presentation is managed by Robin Buckley in charge of sound, and Calum Gunn doing web development, while other the artists involved are Finnian McKenna, Cedric Ng, Valinia Svoronou, Owen ThackerayBora Akinciturk, and Petr Davydtchenko.

See the FB event page for details.**

Iain Ball, 'Denial (praseodymium)' (2015). Courtesy Low impact.
Iain Ball, ‘Denial (praseodymium)’ (2015). Courtesy Low Impact.


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MONO5 @ Courtyard Theatre, Feb 3

2 February 2016

MONO5 is taking place at London’s Courtyard Theatre on the evening of February 3.

MONO is an artist initiative dedicated to moving image and hosting screenings set up by Rafal Zajko. For the upcoming event, and mono’s fifth, Zajko has invited 16 artists including Sophie Hoyle, Owen Thackeray, Zehra Arslan, Beatriz Olabarrieta and Shana Moulton.

MONO5 hopes to showcase the breadth of work made and approaches sought in the moving image field. Each work is always less than five minutes long, producing, perhaps, a coherent but scattered effect.

See the FB event page for more details**

Owen Thackeray, Stethics Part 2 (Trailer), still from video, 2015. Courtesy the artist.
Owen Thackeray, Stethics Part 2 (Trailer), still from video (2015). Courtesy the artist.


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