Wednesday, 5 December 2018

A fair COP?

Should you be lost in Silesia (...) and looking for a break from climate-change deniers check out Inside I'm On Fire (after Mosset and Sauvage) in the Cool Down expo at COP24, Katowice, Poland. After an interesting week trying to find five tonnes of salt - not to mention pronounce the Polish word for 'tar' - we could finally sit back and enjoy an exhibition that brings together 14 fantastic international artists (and us) for a journey through what the curators call 'Slow art' (surely not the first, or last, time we'll be called 'slow'). Huge thanks to Marie, David and the Subliminal Loops crew for making it happen; to the Belgian ambassador for being so brilliantly Belgian; and to the French ambassador for kneeling before the greatness of gethan&myles (see last image) ... Finally, the respect we crave.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Back from the dead

Quick updates on Lazare / The Space Between How Things Are And How We Want Them To Be... With the exhibition ended, we spent last month returning all the jewellery to their former-owners. The Mucem has since purchased the work (minus gold) and research for its archive/permanent collection. Elsewhere, our preparatory cyanotypes are selling like hot cak patisseries at Double V Gallery, Marseille (and a third of our fee is going to the people who lost/regained their gold). The Mécènes du Sud have given us a generous grant to make an art-book (documenting the project - plus lots more besides - and allowing the ephemeral work to live, and travel, on). We even got an extra bonus, winning their Prix des Lauréats 2018. Mmmm, money.