October: work has begun at the British School at Rome, where I am very happily living and working until the end of the year as the Derek Hill Foundation Scholar (picture of marble cabinet here, which I am currently spending quite a bit of time exploring).
Anneka French has written an essay on my Body/Building polaroid works for Photomonitor this month and there is also a four-page feature on my work by Robert Preece in the October issue of Sculpture magazine with a small extract available online here.
A series of my drawings photographed against specially made backdrops appear over ten pages in the next edition of Ambit magazine and on the cover. Issue #216 is available now, buy a copy here.
I made this film. Essentially a valentine’s card, it’s short but has a sexy soundtrack and features the ultimate erotic architecture; several ‘crotch shots’ where walls and ceilings meet in the pavilions in the Giardini della Biennale in Venice.
Architecture is the Ultimate Erotic Act, 2014 (2 mins 15 seconds), made especially for Sex Shop.
Available at Sex Shop for £2 from 14th February or for £3 by post. Email me if you’d like one.
After a great opening at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, the exhibition is open and the publication on sale. There are some fantastic essays in the book and it’s beautifully designed by Ken Kirton – great use of different paper stocks and embossed cover. The book will be available as an e-book on Amazon shortly. I will be talking about my work in Topophobia at the Symposium at Central St Martins on 10th February – more information on this, the publication, artists, exhibition etc HERE.
An Endless Supply are publishing ‘Soon all your Neighbours Will be Artists‘ in July 2011. The launch will be at Eastside Projects in Birmingham on Saturday 16th July. I have a couple of drawings in it. It’s been co-edited by participants from Aid & Abet, Extra Special People, Spike Associates and g39/WARP.
I found this little magazine in Tate Liverpool today, it’s called Block.
They say that they are ‘a new magazine for writing – review, reflection, story, poem or polemic – on architecture, built space and the city and its representation or exploration through sketch, photograph, drawing and graphic image. Block aims to present architecture’s reflection across a wider field of contemporary culture, and its place within it.’
I love it. Issue 1 is called ‘The Modest’ and it is a recycled paper love-fest for all buildings plain and humble. AND it’s yellow. All in all, it’s made my day. Issue 2 is on ‘The Facade’ a subject that I constantly return to, so I am excited to see it.