WOW we cant quite believe how fast the time has flown by and we’re two nights away from flying off to Australia on the MI21 tour.
Thankyou to everyone who has supported the team and the project during last years sell out UK tour and for every single person who has bought the album. We would be open to hearing your feedback on the music so do drop us a line.
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On the way back from Australia Indy will be staying on to work with the Arts Centre in Melbourne and the Sydney Opera House. After this time she will then be travelling to Singapore to be meeting potential future MI21 bookers, festivals and venues. All very exciting indeed.
We would also like to extend our thanks in making all of this possible to:
New Art Exchange is proud to launch a new exhibition by artist Harminder Singh Judge. The Inconsistency of Everything features many new works by the artist, and launches on 23 April 2010.
Harminder Singh Judge describes himself as an artist trapped in a perpetual love triangle with religion, art and pop culture. Over the last three to four years Judge has developed an interdisciplinary practice obsessed with romanticised fables within religious history, exploring the enduring appeal of spirituality within our postmodern and largely secular society.
He has a deep interest in the visual and conceptual mixing of religious mythologies with personal experience, pop culture and folklore. Judge also has a keen interest in the meeting point of East and West, both in culture and history, and how one can often exoticise and misinterpret the other.
“I always keep one eye on my personal history as a British born Sikh who loves rock music and Red Dwarf whilst also being genuinely fascinated and moved by the epic stories of religious history. I would site religious symbolism, mass conversion and the rituals of cults among my many influences, as well as Madonna, Coca-Cola & Jesus.’’ - Harminder Singh Judge
For New Art Exchange Judge will create an installation involving animals derived from mythical and religious histories merged with marketing techniques employed by corporate and commercial enterprise.
Alongside the exhibition Judge will also bring his new large-scale performance installation, entitled The Modes of Al-Ikseer to the gallery as a one off event. The Modes of Al-Ikseer is a one hour long show fusing contemporary pop culture, advertising aesthetic and tongue in cheek humour with epic symbolic imagery. It observes and locates the place of ancient religious symbolism and mythology into a world obsessed with capitalism, celebrity and marketing gimmicks. The work takes its basis from a Hindu myth concerning the creation of Amrit (the holy nectar of immortality) and Judge’s love of 80’s electro pop giants Depeche Mode.
He has a deep interest in the visual and conceptual mixing of religious mythology with personal experience, pop culture, marketing gimmicks and the meeting of East and West.
A partnership between New Art Exchange and 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, the exhibition has been curated by Nottingham-based artist – Michael Forbes. The exhibition and accompanying events and educational programme will explore the themes around Judge’s work. The programme includes special talks, performances and workshops.
Schedule of Events For Your Diary
Friday 23 April 2010
Event: Preview of The Inconsistency of Everything.
Venue: New Arts Exchange.
Saturday 24 April – Saturday 3 July 2010
Event: Harminder Singh Judge’s The Inconsistency of Everything show.
WOW! What more is there to say about this melodic, transient, fast paced, BEAUTIFUL album Heligoland……its divine. Top top it all off the Massive Attack boys are on a fantasticle tour so make sure you get to see them when they come to a venue near you.
Creatmosphere lit up the iconic West Pier in Brighton for the launch of the Tiger Lucky Eight events. It is the ‘Year of the Tiger’ and Tiger Beer has sponsored a unique series of collaborations to take place across the UK for a fortnight from the 10th February.
Witness a spectacular moment in time as the charred remains of this historical pier reappears on the landscape again.
TIGER BEER LAUNCHES THE ‘TIGER LUCKY 8’ TO CELEBRATE 2010 –
THE YEAR OF THE TIGER
Tiger Beer has sponsored a unique series of collaborations, The Tiger Lucky Eight, to take place across the UK around the Chinese New Year celebrations, which run for a fortnight from February 10th.
Five of these will represent the elements of the Chinese zodiac: Earth, Wood, Metal, Water, and Fire, bringing each to life in engaging, interactive installations. These are being curated by dynamic young artist and creative Josef Valentino, who most recently hit the national media with his Worthless Art pop-up store in Covent Garden.
Josef comments “When Tiger Beer invited me to curate ‘The Tiger Lucky 8′ I was adamant to work with a collection of talent who would revolutionize the way people interacted with Chinese New Year. The end result is a series of diverse and engaging exhibitions that respond intuitively towards the five elements of the Zodiac, whilst also demonstrating a rich breed of talent from across the UK”.
Water – Brighton West Pier – February 10th – 6pm-10pm
Founded by French artist Laurent Louyer, lighting studio Creatmosphere will use cutting edge projection technologies to light up the charred remains of this much loved British icon, as a interplay between art, architecture, space and Water.
Earth – Manchester – February 13th – 6pm – 8pm
LUXOR – William Orbit is part of the art collective Luxor, alongside former English National Ballet dancer Anna-Mi Fredriksson and the artist Pauline Amos, heading the collaboration.
Luxor is a collaboration of 3 elements that create new work improvising in the moment. The work takes the form of a provocative array of visuals. It is extreme, energetic, inspiring and challenging. Performance Artist Pauline Amos will create a series of unique paintings live over the evening using natural Earth minerals and based around the form of her own body and movement of Anna-Mi Fredriksson reflects and interacts with the paintings and actions; this presents a unique exhibition and performance, set to a previously unheard track by Grammy Award winning producer William Orbit.
Wood – Birmingham – Feb 15th to 19th – 6pm – 8pm
Birmingham born artist Chu proposes to construct a bespoke 3 dimensional Wooden cube, which will be filled inside with his unique 3-d art. The audience will view the work by stepping inside the cube wearing hologram glasses.
Fire – Glasgow – Feb 18th
Artist John McFaul of McFaul Studio proposes to create a mural wall at an iconic location in the heart of Glasgow city centre, exploring the element of Fire.
Metal – London – Feb 23rd to 27th 6pm – 8pm
Founding member of MuTATE Britain, Joe Rush proposes to create a structural installation comprising of crushed cars and mechanical components arranged to create a natural landscape with a metal tiger crouched on top, providing a frightening yet awe-inspiring Metal experience. This provides a fitting finale to the program as 2010 is in fact the year of the G?ng-yín (Metal Tiger).
The remainder of the Tiger Lucky Eight will be curated by Dazed & Confused around London’s Chinatown, featuring a series of three exciting exhibits by a talented Asian filmmaker, photographer and artist, ending with an exclusive after party featuring the latest Far Eastern musical talent. Check out www.dazeddigital.com
As part of the wider campaign, Tiger Beer is also launching an iPhone application on January 15th, which will incorporate an Augmented Reality tool to point you to the best restaurants and bars to celebrate Chinese New Year in the main UK Chinatowns, plus a free themed game that will have you addicted from the start…