Links and Images

Films shown by Simon Starling

An excerpt of Black Drop (2013), by Simon Starling, shown during his talk at Porthallow Village Hall. The film responds to the rare planetary phenomenon of the transit of Venus and its relationship to the beginnings of moving image technology.

The trailer for When in Rome (2011), a collaborative project between Simon Starling and 15 of his students from Städelschule, Frankfurt, depicting re-enactions of performances by Francis Alÿs and other artists, in the streets of Malta. Further information about the project.

A trailer for Signer’s Koffer (Signer’s Suitcase – On The Road With Roman Signer) (1996), by Peter Liechti, which documents the whimsical experiments of the Swiss artist.

Reel – Unreel, by Francis Alÿs, (2011), set in Kabul, Afghanistan, first screened at dOCUMENTA (13).

John Smith, The Girl Chewing Gum (1976).

Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt, Swamp (1969).

Other resources from classroom sessions at Kestle Barton – Dutch / Californian artist Bas Jan Ader. International participant Pedro de Llano discussed his legacy. – An archive of FUTURE es Dan Graham (2013), an exhibition about the work of Dan Graham, organised by Pedro de Llano at an artist-led space in Porto, Portugal.

Trailer for The Moon and the Sledgehammer (1971), by Philip Trevelyan, documenting an eccentric self-sufficient family living in woods near Newhaven, brought along by Anna Best.

Trailer for the play The Humans (2012) created by artist Alexandre Singh, during a residency within the gallery-space at Witte de With, Rotterdam. Curator Samuel Saelmakers discussed the project.

Information on an exhibition A Rocky Road (2011 – 12) curated by Sean Lynch at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland, discussed during Lynch’s talk about his work. – The Center for Land Use Interpretation, a non-profit research organisation involved in exploring, examining, and understanding land and landscape issues, based in the US. The centre was cited in discussion because of its interdisciplinary and investigative approach to producing exhibitions and projects on landscape issues. CLUI’s approach to contemporary art practice is reflected in the themes and objectives of the workshop. – Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, directed by workshop participant Paula Santoscoy.  The interdisciplinary art space built in 1953, is famous for its idiosyncratic architecture, and diverse conceptual projects and exhibitions, taking inspiration from the legacy of its founder Mathias Goeritz.

Ellen Mara De Wachter’s blog, written during the workshop

Day 1

Days 1 -3 in pictures

Days 2 -3

Day 4, Writing

Day 5 – Clay Country walk led by Billy Wynter with Hadrian Pigott

Days 5 – 7