The Greyfriars, Broadgate, Lincoln, 4-26 October 2013
As part of Frequency Festival, Misdirect Movies tours to a former prison and monastery. Including Rosa Barba, Andrew Bracey, Dave Griffiths, Cathy Lomax, Elizabeth McAlpine, David Reed and John Rimmer.
Cornerhouse, 26 September 2013, 6pm, free
“Join us for the launch of a new Cornerhouse publication exploring new possibilities of collage using material gleaned from cinema’s near endless supply of imagery. Misdirect Movies is a touring exhibition featuring Andrew Bracey, Cathy Lomax, Dave Griffiths, David Reed, Elizabeth McAlpine, John Rimmer and Rosa Barba.
This beautifully illustrated publication is designed by Mike Carney and features newly commissioned texts by writers from cinema, art and literature: Jaimie Baron, Andrew Bracey, Sam George, Sir Christopher Frayling, John Rimmer and Maria Walsh.
The Royal Standard, Liverpool, 16-31 March, Fri-Sun 12-5pm Rosa Barba, Andrew Bracey, Dave Griffiths, Cathy Lomax, Elizabeth McAlpine, David Reed and John Rimmer
Curated by Andrew Bracey and John Rimmer: “The art in this visually exciting group exhibition continues the lineage of collage; to cut up, reposition and (re)arrange cinema’s near endless supply of imagery. Orson Welles’ unfinished version of Don Quixote features a scene where Quixote slashes at a screen in a cinema. This scene acts as a lynchpin for the ideas contained within the curatorial strategy of this exhibition, expanding on the notion of Quixotic, intertexturality and the slippage of reality and illusion. Michel Foucault has said in The Order of Things about Cervantes novel; “With all the twists and turns, Don Quixote’s adventures form the boundary: they mark the end of the old interplay between resemblance and signs and contain the beginnings of new relations.” The selected artists employ digital collage to cut and paste cinematic imagery, exploring diverse ways to work with narrative and new forms of materiality. With access to digital formats, of the internet and film digitisation, artists appropriate films to create different and innovative approaches to collage. This makes us look anew at, and re-address, the familiarity of moving image, media and the cinema space; a hybridised ‘cinematic’ experience. As Nicolas Bourriaud states in Postproduction: “an ever increasing number of artworks have been created on the basis of pre-existing works, more and more artists interpret, reproduce, re-exhibit, or use works made by others or available cultural products.” The artists in this show exploit the possibilities outlined by Bourriaud to mine cinema’s new digital archive using projections, monitor-based work, digital prints, painting and microfiche.
Spinningfields, Manchester, 27-30 October 2011
Bureau Gallery: with work for sale from Sophia Crilly, Daniel Fogarty, Dave Griffiths and Mit Senoj
Launched in 2009, The Manchester Contemporary, coordinated by International 3 is committed to encouraging and developing a market for critically engaged contemporary art in the region. It provides an opportunity for audiences to access high calibre contemporary art by internationally exhibiting artists alongside those that are new and emerging.
Untitled Gallery Pop-Up Space, Project Space Leeds, 12 October – 15 November 2011
Curated by Katie Rutherford: “Enter a Small Room Arranged for this Purpose is a series of three exhibitions in Project Space Leeds’ version of Untitled Gallery, an intimate contemporary art space in Manchester. Enter a Small Room Arranged for this Purpose: Part Two presents laser- and solar-plate etchings by Mike Chavez-Dawson and Dave Griffiths, alongside a new performance written by Dawson with Len Horsey. Part One featured prints and drawings by Rick Copsey and Lee Machell.
Untitled Gallery’s pop-up space is a part of Peering Sideways, an exhibition and events programme at PSL, bringing together artists’ groups from around the UK (London, Manchester and Wakefield).