Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Fans of my moldy slide presentations will be either disappointed or horrified to learn that I have agreed to exhibit the images as digital photo prints instead of projections of the original format rhizomatic kodachromes. This is because the request came from Mark Pilkington of the extraordinary journal Strange Attractor, which previously reprinted a small portfolio of the fungal transparencies. The new selection - mostly previously unseen images from my moldy archives - will be included as part of this show, opening tomorrow in London (UK). I will be present in astral form.
The first Strange Attractor Salon will be held at Viktor Wynd Fine Art (incorporating The Little Shoppe of Horrors), 11 Mare Street, London, UK, E8 4RP, between 7 and 31 January 2010.
The exhibition will gather together, for the first time, a selection of art and illustration from Strange Attractor’s contributors, friends, allies and inspirations.
Like our books and events the Salon will incorporate a wide range of media (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, sound and video) from both trained and untrained artists. The assembled exhibitors all share Strange Attractor’s fascinations with inner space, craft, science (natural and unnatural) and the fantastic.
Confirmed contributing artists are:
Phil Baker, Joel Biroco, Richard Brown, Ossian Brown, John Coulthart, Rod Dickinson, Disinformation, English Heretic, Tessa Farmer, Blue Firth, Alison Gill, Doug Harvey, Josephine Harvatt, Ken Hollings, Stewart Home, Julian House, Ali Hutchinson, Alyssa Joye, Maud Larsson, Gary Lachman, Xtina Lamb, John Lundberg, Man From Uranus, Eleanor Morgan, Frances Morgan, Drew Mulholland, Bridget Nicholls, Oscillatorial Binnage, Katie Owens, Edwin Pouncey, Arik Roper, Gavin Semple, Martin Sexton, USURP, Robert Wallis, Catharyne Ward, Eric Wright.
Celebrating unpopular culture since 2001, Strange Attractor has been an open channel for high strangeness in all its forms: publishing books and curating talks, performances, screenings and events at venues all over London. Drawing on a deep seam of knowledge contained within historians, anthropologists, sorcerers, artists, authors, musicians, obscurists and enthusiasts, Strange Attractor declares war on mediocrity and a pox on the footsoldiers of stupidity. Join us!
And many happy returns, Syd, wherever you are!