Inconclusive Drawing [see the video here] is a video record of abstract marks on acetate made to explore the tensions between creation and destruction, asking what we create in the act of destruction and what is destroyed when we create? Part animation, part live action and with an improvised soundtrack created as a response to the dynamic of the work’s progression and to its subsequent transformation.
Andrew Gallacher has a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Kent and his work has been exhibited at Tate Modern. He is an audio-painter, text-sculptor and image-wrangler exploring the liminal interstice between constructed narrative and periphrastic assembly.
University of Kent MA Fine Art graduate Steve Kilmartin organises Through The Lens – Festival of Photography, 31st August to 8th September 2018
School of Music and Fine Art MA graduate Steve Kilmartin has organized an exhibition called Through The Lens – Festival of Photography, running from 31st August to 8th September. Held at St Mary In The Castle, Hastings, East Sussex, this magical festival is for any photographer, photo-enthusiast, keen amateur or anyone who wants to see the world through a different lens. Offering a mix of world-class guest speakers, with new emerging photographic talent exhibiting alongside well-established photographers, viewers can see contemporary photography and reportage all under one roof. More info http://ttlfest.co.uk/
Andrew Gallacher Inconclusive Drawing (2016) Video. 3’10” Looped digital file
Inconclusive Drawing is a video record of abstract marks on acetate made to explore the tensions between creation and destruction, asking what we create in the act of destruction and what is destroyed when we create? Part animation, part live action and with an improvised soundtrack created as a response to the dynamic of the work’s progression and to its subsequent transformation.
2018 Starts in the HB cinema and continues on a short walkIs this a new form of Airbnb or a regular family home? Yes. Is it a protest or a celebration? No. Do they love art or seek to destroy it? Yes. Who is the family? No. What year is this? Yes. Why do they need visitors? No. Who’s actually in charge around here? No. What does it mean for our future? Yes. And so on? Maybe.Muster Station is a rethinking and regrouping; an evolving group of artists that emerged from the closure of their art school at the University of Kent. As a sequel to (and inversion of) the School of Beginnings held at Tate Modern, (February, 2018), the Muster Station artists ask you to now put your trust in them, to show you a video, a sound, a walk and a home; The House of Beautifully Earned Trust.Muster Station, the School of Beginnings and The House of Beautifully Earned Trust were initiated by Whitstable-based artist, Adam Chodzko.
Jordan Colbert Jose Fernandez Levy
Daniel Owusu Carol Smith
The Cinema at The Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable – Where The House of Beautifully Earned Trust begins
Adam Chodzko preparing onion soup for the House of Beautifully Earned Trust.
Angel Obi, At Home, in The House of Beautifully Earned Trust
Angel Obi and Carol Smith in domestic harmony preparing for guests to The House of Beautifully Earned Trust
Jordan Colbert updates social media for The House of Beautifully Earned Trust
Adam James (The LARP master) prepares scripts for The House of Beautifully Earned Trust
Olu Taiwo preparing to re-purpose VHS tapes for The House of Beautifully Earned Trust
9th May 2018 – my short film (Video Poem) Pounding Down Your Door shown at the Genesis Cinema, Mile End Road, London E1
Pounding Down Your Door (2017) uses animated text and a complex layered soundscape of voices to engage the viewer with a rhythmic script. It is both a narrative construct and a periphrastic assembly. Simultaneously and sequentially ominous, witty, playful, sinister, insistent and gentle. Fractional revelations and fragmentary meanings are erased, replaced and erased again.
Think: if Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger smoked crack together and turned a Maria Fusco text into a CBeebies video for dysfunctional grown-ups.
Meshes is dedicated to promoting forward thinking and emerging works of moving image.
In partnership with Genesis Cinema: Meshes is delighted to present its first edition – ExP.
ExP is an exhibition of selected short experimental films by local and international artists.
The programme composes of works exploring social identity, the performative body, and animatic expression.
Collaborative making at Tate Modern, 5th floor, Blavatnik building on 3rd and 4th February 2018. Data for Data’s Sake (2018) invited visitors to take government data about UK government art collections (including the Tate’s) personalise it, shred it and cage it, to produce new works of data.
Using XML data from the government data website (government art collection) for performance reading/singing of raw data.
Shredding the data
Highlighting/colouring A4 sheets to produce new ‘works of Data’ + inviting visitors to make their own works from shredding the data and caging the data. Works of Data which turn into works of art, which must, of course, be destroyed… because: Continue reading “Data For Data’s Sake #2 – Shredding”
Tate Exchange Conceptual Art Collaboration, Performance and Production.
Andrew Gallacher: Data for Data’s Sake
I will deliver spirited readings of this data. Perhaps I will stand at a lectern and be lit theatrically. I may wear a costume – perhaps academic robes, or a clerical surplice, or the evening dress of a concert tenor. These performances could last about 5 minutes and be performed to fit in with other events taking place in the venue. I envisage 4 such performances on each of the two days. Continue reading “Tate Exchange 3/4th Feb 2018: School of Beginnings”
I’m Andrew Gallacher, I’m an artist working here at Tate Exchange – 5th floor Blavatnik building. I’m a conceptual artist and that’s why this work interests me so much, because, it is probably the first bit of conceptual art. by conceptual, I suppose I mean that the idea behind the work is the most important thing about it. Continue reading “Tate Modern 10 minute talk: Fountain by Marcel Duchamp”