1. 13th ELIA Biennial Conference Glasgow 2014 Impressions


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    About the 13th ELIA Biennial Conference www.eliabiennial.com Following the success of the 2012 ELIA Biennial Conference in Vienna (hosted by Die Angewandte – University of Applied Arts Vienna), ELIA, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art hosted the 13th ELIA Biennial Conference in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Glasgow from 13-15 November 2014. The ELIA Biennial Conference is the largest conference on higher arts education worldwide, drawing an audience of approximately 500 directors, artists, teachers and thinkers. The programme of events included high profile speakers, plenary discussions, networking events, mobile cultural sessions and much more.

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    • 13th ELIA Biennial Conference Glasgow 2014: Martin Boyce


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      The fourth Keynote Speaker of the conference, Martin Boyce is a Scottish sculptor and multimedia installation artist, Turner Prize Winner 2011 for his installation 'Do Words Have Voices'.

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      • Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014


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        The Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014 took place at the Barbican Centre in London on the 24th November 2014. The nominees for the award were Nathaniel Mellors, Becky Beasley, Martin Boyce and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd. Watch the video to find out the winner.

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        • Generation - Scotland + Contemporary Art


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          Commissioned to coincide with the landmark Generation project celebrating 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland. More info can be found by visiting the Generation website: http://generationartscotland.org

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          • Cycle of Light and Shadows


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            Martin Boyce’s work Last Light (2014) in the 19th Biennale of Sydney is a display of painted steel, jesmonite, wood and chain in an installation of electrical lighting hanging in almost tree-like structures. The lights surrounded by the metal in a sparsely decorated room creates a dim ambiance in the area that emits a contrastingly ominous and beautiful feel to the exhibit. It is this work with light that inspired my own work. I wanted to continue my exploration of light and shadows from my previous work because I’ve always been interested in how the play of shadows in a work can have such a profound effect on the way an image is received by the audience. Boyce’s Last Light showed me that working with light can produce a range of contradicting reactions in an audience. My work, Cycle of Light and Shadows depicts the continuous cycle of day to night to day that we constantly follow in our lives. The bright, backlit images at the beginning and end of the piece represent the radiance of the Sun’s light in the mornings when the brightness seems almost unnatural when first waking up. The images following these to the more naturally lit bed shows one’s adjustment to the morning light and going about their day before succumbing to the inevitable transition to night time and shadows again, as displayed by the candle-lit images. The series then transitions back to the bright, backlit bear again to continue the cycle from night to day. The photo series is paired with a minimalistic piano, which at times is discordant with the images, to highlight the presence of the pictures while representing the individualistic approach different people may have to daily life, while still adhering to the continual cycle of day – night – day.

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            • CCA Wattis: City of Disappearances


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              In a city with a transient population, like San Francisco, it's uncommon to meet someone who has lived here since birth. Populated by foreigners passing through, high-tech commuters, and more dogs than children, the percentage of home-owners is well below the national average. Yet despite an ability to identify such tendencies, cities like San Francisco (or London) remain unstable and elusive, subject to physical as well as ideological shifts and disappearances—whether sudden and violent like an earthquake or gradual like the fading of a memory. The exhibition City of Disappearances dramatizes this shared resemblance of the world's cities by borrowing the title of Iain Sinclair's psycho-geographic "anthology of absence" written by and about London. The exhibition imagines a transposition and exchange of the living-imaginary of London conjured in Sinclair's book with the fictions and myths of San Francisco. This conceptual and metaphorical exchange will be followed by a real one as the exhibition travels to London in 2014, where it will be renamed Infinite City after Rebecca Solnit's atlas of San Francisco. Like the contributions to Sinclair's book, there are many "cities of shadows" that appear in the exhibition; recognizable as corporeal vanishings, filmic echoes from the past dissolving in the present, and contaminated memories. The photographs, videos, painting and sculptures evoke the personal experience of the individual in the city, cinematic fictions of the city as idea, and aesthetic distillations of the glow and texture of the urban. Whether we observe the formation of cities by their inhabitants or the formation of inhabitants by the cities in which they live, we recognize the city as a primary dilemma, a tension that informs all the works on view. This exhibition is curated by Joseph Del Pesco of the Kadist Art Foundation and Elizabeth Neilson of the Zabludowicz Collection Featured artists: Michel Auder, Slater Bradley, Martin Boyce, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, John Menick, Enrique Metinides, Yelena Popova, Amie Siegel, Kelley Walker This exhibition is made possible through the support and collaboration of the Kadist Art Foundation and the Zabludowicz Collection, and the CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts.

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              • Martin Boyce: Turner Prize 2011 Artist Talks


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                • Districts of Creativity


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                  Short Film on Glasgow's districts of Creativity. THANKS TO GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART [http://www.gsa.ac.uk/] SWG3 [http://www.swg3.tv/] GRAPHICAL HOUSE [http://www.graphicalhouse.co.uk/] COLLECTIVE ARCHITECTURE [http://www.collectivearchitecture.com/] DO ARCHITECTURE [http://www.do-architecture.co.uk/] WASPS STUDIOS [http://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/] MARTIN BOYCE A FILM BY MICHAEL THOMAS JONES [http://www.michaelthomasjones.com/] EDITED BY JAMIE VINCENT GILLESPIE

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                  • The Glasgow School of Art presents The City of Glasgow


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                    Commissioned by The Glasgow School of Art, 2012. connollyclarkfilms@gmail.com

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                    • STSQ | British Modern Remade. Style. Design. Glamour. Horror ( Arts Council )


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                      British Modern Remade. Style. Design. Glamour. Horror. is a publication designed to accompany the exhibition held in the newly developed Brutalist Park Hill, Sheffield. The exhibtion showcases the Art Councils’ Collection of British Modernist artwork which was established in 1946. The publication takes inspiration from Park Hill before and after the redevelopment, looking at the juxtaposition between old and new, glamour and horror. The typeface is an adaption of Granby, a typeface produced by Sheffield based foundry, Stephenson Blake. The adaptation was a reappropriating of a typeface created by Martin Boyce. In Collaboration with Jackson Lam.

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