Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Don't miss BBC Blast this week

During the summer a group of young people on the Hayward Gallery's See Through project learnt new skills in filmmaking: direction, acting, camera operation, sound and post-production.
This week their talents reach a wider audience when their filmed review of the current Hayward exhibition; How To Improve The World, is screened on Friday 22nd September on BBC2 as part of Blast! on Friday
The show begins at 12.30 AM and will certainly be unmissable


The Times Online features Grayson Perry's article about Michael Atavar's performance/lecture Dusk at the Hayward.
Click here for more information

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Blast Friday from the Hayward Gallery

Friday 22 September on BBC2- 35 minutes past midnight

Reporting from London's Hayward Gallery on the South Bank, the Blast Friday! programme includes features on the extreme sport Parkour, the Noise festival in Manchester and a live performance from rising stars - The Maccabees

For more information visit the BBC Blast! website

Friday, September 08, 2006

92 on Google Video

Dominic Hailstone's 92 is now available to view on Google Video. Click HERE to watch this extraordinary work that was specially commissioned for the 60 Second Surreal project during the summer.

Memories - a film project

Want to make a film?
If you are aged 16 - 18 you can learn about documentary filmmaking, camera-work, directing and editing with award-winning filmmakers, Chocolate Films.
This ideas based short documentary will take its inspiration from the media installations of New York artists, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy at the National Film Theatre on London's South Bank.

The project is free of charge to all participants, but places are limited so BOOK NOW!

Dates: 10 Oct, 14-15 Oct, 21-27 Oct and 4 Nov
Time: 10am - 5pm

For more information and to book a place call Rachel on 020 8947 2336

Thursday, September 07, 2006

a performative discourse by Michael Atavar

A series of works that constellate around the idea of dusk and its shifting, transitional nature.

What is dusk?

How do we feel when we are in it?

What does it allow us to do?

Where will it take us?

Dusk allows us a moment in modern life to stop and find out where we are. It gives us space to slow down. At dusk objects start to merge with one another. This creates an opportunity to abandon the small self we often find ourselves faced with. It offers us a bigger view.

The first piece in the series can now be seen online at

It contains text and 250 digital pictures of dusk.

Michael Atavar will give a free performance lecture about dusk at the Waterloo Sunset Pavilion, Hayward Gallery, London at dusk, 7-00 pm, on Friday 22nd September 2006. During the lecture audience members will be encouraged to access dusk, stepping into a space which we usually all ignore.

Michael Atavar is an artist who works with digital art, installation and performance.

In 2001 he was artist-in-residence at the Guardian Newspaper producing a print piece for G2 magazine in an unlimited edition of 400,000 copies.

His work creates a different kind of space on the world wide web, encouraging audiences to watch, wait and slow down.

Recently he was resident artist in Shanghai, China as part of the British Council's Artist Links Programme, where he researched the background for this piece.

Supported by the Arts Council of England.

Performance lecture supported by the Hayward Gallery, London and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

'Atavar sculptures a luminous, abstract landscape with its own gentle rhythms' New York Times