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Daniel Rourke + Morehshin Allahyari @ Spike Island, Jul 10

8 July 2016

Daniel Rourke and Morehshin Allahyari are giving a talk at Bristol’s Spike Island on July 10.

The duo —artist Rourke and artist and new media researcher Allahyari —are currently based in Berlin working on their ‘3D Additivist Manifesto’, which is transcribed in full here. It will be the basis of the talk at Spike Island, curated by artist Tamarin Norwood as a part of her new body of work conducted on the gallery’s residency programme this year.

The manifesto is a call out for radical responses in the form of blueprints, designs, 3D print templates, and essay. Along with the forthcoming ‘Cookbook’, it is, in the duo’s words, a call to push 3D printing and additive technologies to their absolute limits and beyond, into the realm of the speculative, the provocative, and the weird.

See the Spike Island website for more details.**


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Cally Spooner @ Spike Island, Apr 17 – Jun 21

17 April 2015

Cally Spooner will be bringing a solo exhibition in the form of a post-production studio to Bristol’s Spike Island, titled Post-production and running from April 17 to June 21.

The London-based artist turns the galleries of Spike Island into an active testing site, using the solo exhibition to make the final edits of an ongoing – and now almost complete – project. The project in question, titled And You Were Wonderful, On Stage, began as an itinerant live musical exploring technical dependency and “instances of automation parading as liveness in politics, pop music and sport”. Specifically, it focused on the personal narratives of company employees repackaged to better brand and sell the company itself.

Throughout the last year, Spooner has used various solo exhibitions to disassemble this live musical into elements—adverts, film trailers, choreography, stage sets—for its transition into a film. And with Post-production, the artist uses the exhibition to edit the musical’s film feeds as an art performance, editing on site through the spatial arrangement of screens and camera switches.

See the exhibition page for details. **


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