Travess Smalley

Mould Map 5: ‘Black Box’ out now

5 July 2016

Mould Map 5: ‘Black Box’ is out now via Nottingham-based independent publisher Landfill Editions.

Edited by Hugh Frost and Leon Sadler, the fifth edition of the new comic and narrative art publication features artists, writers, designers, illustrators and their collaborators; Brenna MurphyParker Ito, Julien Ceccaldi, Daniel Swan, Travess Smalley and Yannick Val Gesto among them.

The series, with additional poster by Edward Shenk and comic by GW Duncanson, tends to take a topic or theme relevant to the socio-political landscape of the day, which this year is introduced by a text pointing to “Conspiracy, tactical confusion and counter-intel”, “False flags, dark ops and black magik” and the like.

Meanwhile, last year’s ‘EuroZone SpeZial’ —which aqnb reviewed here —ominously covered the state of the European Union with newly-commissioned comics, art and graphics, at a time when the UK was still a part of it.

See the Landfill Editions website for details.**

Mound Map 4: ‘EuroZone SpeZial’ (2015). Courtesy Landfill Editions, Nottingham.
Mound Map 4: ‘EuroZone SpeZial’ (2015). Courtesy Landfill Editions, Nottingham.
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Reconstructive Memory @ Galerie Valentin, Jun 30 – Jul 23

29 June 2016

The Reconstructive Memory group show is on at Paris’ Galerie Valentin, opening June 30 and running to July 23.

Curated by French curatorial duo, It’s Our Playground (Camille Le Houezec + Jocelyn Villemont), the artists invited are Michael Assif, Gina Beavers, Nicolas Deshayes, Travess Smalley, Philipp Timishcl and Hayley Tompkins.

It’s Our Playground, who describe curation as a medium have recently presented solo show Mental Matter at Les Bain Douches, and Show Room at Glassbox in Paris which, like Reconstructive Memory, housed the work of others, like Anna-Sophie Berger and Zoe Williams.

Otherwise there is little information to accompany the show, save for a few pre-emptive images posted to the Facebook event page, which are blurry and somehow close aesthetically to the theme of remembering.

See the FB event page for (limited) details.**

Philipp Timischl, 2, (2016). Courtesy the artist and Vilma Gold
Philipp Timischl, ‘2’, (2016). Courtesy the artist and Vilma Gold.
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