Exquisite Codes, Bla-Bla Projektraum, Soldiner Straße 103, 13359 Berlin, Germany
Art-teenth, Court Square Exchange, 211 State Street Bridgeport, CT, 06604, USA
I am delighted to share that I am exhibiting at the inaugural “Art-teenth” show and live celebration of creative freedom on the Juneteenth holiday in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. As well as, the simultaneously running “Exquisite Codes” exhibition in Berlin, Germany. With big thanks to @thisisamyjackson for curating, @shimartnetwork for the opportunity and @hohenthal_und_bergen
In this show SHIM repurposes the exquisite corpse technique to break down barriers to entry in the art world and promote inclusivity. By leveraging the concept of the exquisite corpse to create a collaborative artwork, artists are showcased from all over the world without the need for shipping physical artwork. QR codes are displayed alongside, allowing viewers to scan them and be redirected to the physical work for sale via the online platform Artsy. All of this promotes inclusivity, keeps the cost of showing great artwork to a minimum and reduces our environmental footprint.
I am delighted to announce that I was recognised as highly commended for The JUST Art Award 2023! Artists were selected based on visual quality of the work, relevance to the theme of Social Justice and how much the award would benefit the artist’s work.
Judges included the founding artist @thisamyjackson, @londonartcritic and @charlieogilvie and the winner for 2023 was @saminaislam.artist
This privilege of being ‘Highly Commended’ by the award Judges brings an involvement in two exhibitions; one in the USA and another in Berlin, Germany- this will be the first time my work has been shown in Berlin. I do appreciate this wonderful generosity- Such a kind gesture.
The philosopher Gilles Deleuze and the psychoanalyst Felix Guattari stated Voice Hearers, or those with a diagnoses of ‘Schizophrenia’ are ‘Slippery’ in their book Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia.
LOL, they weren’t joking were they
But, what you must understand, for the Voice Hearing thinker/creative/artist, society wants to fix you into the current ways of thinking. people will try to lock up em up, overdose em, criticise their ideas, strip them of what they hold dear to them. You learn to escape this, the Voice Hearers will learn ways of retaining both their physical and mental freedoms.
Yet, there is a serious side to this in that some struggle to get to grips with; which is in my case, it’s like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, yet, I’m polite, treat people well and so on. However, the ‘Slipperiness’ is trying to get us to think ‘Normally’, the mental hospital can sometimes not be a place of rest, learning and peace, but sometimes a violent environment, with it’s goal being to make us think ‘normally’. There’s more to it, but maybe for another post.
Pictured: Deleuze and Guattari.
I am pleased to say that I will be involved on a freelance basis, with the Doctorate in Psychology programme at the University of Southampton
The University of Southampton, Doctorate in Psychology programme, Expert by Experience staff member; Duties include teaching/lecturing, being on interview panels and helping to shape trainee research projects.
The University of Southampton is ranked among the top 1 % of Universities in the world and is a Russell Group University.
I’ll always live with this condition and this wonderful equilibrium, but here I am on the third day of being medication free.
Please see the ‘Mirrored to the Core’ page on this website to view the text.
I’m pleased to be exhibiting with Original Art Magazine and Art at Work at the Pause for Thought exhibition in Norwich, Norfolk, UK. It’s a group show around the theme of mental health.
Way back at the start of lockdown I put in a proposal for the city of culture 2025 bid to project onto the Southampton city walls. So hear it is. I was a little concerned about the surface , but seems to work fine. I would really like to see my concept go large scale, now that really would be celebratory ! I’m hoping they’ll use my ideas for improving arts engagement and education too.
Featuring Mirrored to the Core as an example of a modern day, nuanced and perception-shifting portrayal of mental health conditions using operatic references.
It’s always nice when an older artwork is mentioned in a new article; thank you axisweb for refocusing on Lost Person, 2018. It’s good to be featured among some great artists dealing with mental health.
I’m delighted to announce the Collaborators on the Mirrored to the core project. Both London based, Jerome van den Berghe is a musical Director and composer in London’s west end and for international touring shows and Rosalind Parker is an Opera Director.
Please take a look at the a-n The Artists Information Company blog.https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/rd-and-mentoring-to-develop-a-new-artwork/
I’m currently working on my/our project Mirrored to the core.
‘Lost Person’ my video installation artwork is featured in a new publication ‘RegenerART Resilience and Hope’ curated by multimedia artist @julauletta
The book includes a collection of artworks and artists stories of resilience and hope that infuse readers with optimism during these difficult times.
‘Lost Person’ is a story about isolation and loneliness told from the perspective of a person living with schizophrenia.
The first edition of ‘RegenerART’ can be downloaded here
A printed version will be available soon. Watch this space.
I’m pleased to be in this edition of Art Hole Magazine.
Fantastic news, I am happy that along with 158 other Artists I have recieved an A.N. Artists Information Company Bursary.
Please see the Link below:
Solo magazine is distributed 150 London Galleries plus. I’m honored to be in issue 1. It comes in a hard copy and now digital copy. Such a wonderful initiative for artists from London and elsewhere. Here’s a link below to the digital version.
Thanks to Whitechapel Gallery and Timeout. First Thursdays, for making PYLON one of their top 5 exhibitions
Great exposure for PYLON on Hackney Citizen website. The Hackney Citizen has a readership of over 30,000 people! The article is currently on the main webpage.
Loss and Lucidity (The Lost and found) is now heading to Fabrica Braco de Prata in Lisbon and has the long run of 8th AUGUST to 18th SEPTEMBER, 2019, Pleased to be exhibiting my video artwork Lost Person in this Diana Ali curated show
I’m pleased to be exhibiting my video artwork ‘Lost Person’ in curator Diana Ali’s touring exhibition ‘Loss and Lucidity’
Source: PYLON by James Paddock
I’m so pleased to see The PYLON blog is an axisweb highlight of the week.
There’s a great article in the art reveal magazine on PYLON.
Please also find on the PYLON page of this website.
Loss and Lucidity an exhibition in California, in which Lost Person was part of, is now officialy a touring exhibiton. There will be two exhibitions in Lisbon in 2019. Lost Person, my video installation will be in both. Loss and Lucidity curated by Diana Ali will be at the following Galleries:
I shall be blogging throughout 2019 for the Art Reveal magazine about Pylon, an Arts Council England funded project. Details are in the Blog:
I was shortlisted for Passion for freedom, 2018, Here’s the film documentation of the awards.
I am pleased to announce that I have been shortlisted for the 10th PASSION FOR FREEDOM Competition, 2018. My artwork QUESTION has been selected.
I’ve (Lost person) been selected for this exhibition in London, which will have a theme around Mental health. Well done to everyone involved in the making of Lost Person! The exhibition is at The ESPACIO gallery. https://www.espaciogallery.com/
Lost person has been chosen as Highlight of the week on axisweb!
The forth coming Loss and Lucidity exhibition in which I’m taking part in California, USA is truly well curated, an amazing international line up. Why not take a look at the blog for the exhibition.