DUST DOWN YOUR TYPEWRITER by nigel daly

Watch CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER (The Movie). It's time to get cool with Tom Hanks and typewrite your thank you letters. Why? Because it's a connection between the human and the machine that is fast disappearing (you're the one in control ) and because it is FUN. Be sure to purchase your typewriter from CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER (The Store the film is named after) and support the wonderful stars of the film. There's a revolution happening and apparently it's going to be typewritten.

Also featured in the film is artist Jeremy Mayer who makes his sculptures from old typewriters that are beyond repair. His works are made only with parts from the machines themselves, there is no welding or invisible wires holding his creations together.

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photograph Jeremy Mayer

 

 

CHAGALL by nigel daly

Marc Chagall's costumes and designs featured in "The Magic Flute," February 1967, Metropolitan Opera, New York. (Frank Dunand / Metropolitan Opera Archives)

Marc Chagall's costumes and designs featured in "The Magic Flute," February 1967, Metropolitan Opera, New York. (Frank Dunand / Metropolitan Opera Archives)

"I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more."

PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE WONDERFUL JEANNE MOREAU by nigel daly

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Jeanne Moreau was the goddess of the French New Wave as seen here in Jules et Jim, perhaps her most famous role. She shares the picture with her co-stars Oskar Werner and Henri Serre. In our next issue, IMAGE we feature a treasure trove of letters from Truffaut to Oskar Werner, stills from this film and a fascinating essay on the comparison of the French New Wave and Youtube. And yes, there is a comparison to be made. Watch her films and fall in love all over again.

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A Creative Spark - Members Event at The Institution by nigel daly

On Friday night, members gathered at The Institution for some creative nourishment. In each edit bay a film by artists Hugo Arcier, Jason deCaires Taylor, Betony Vernon, all featured in BUILD and guest filmmaker Khadim Dai, all dazzled and mesmerized.

On the walls hung the work of artist Gonzalo Escobar, the first time this collection has been seen and for one night only. Summer has cracked and creativity is flowing. Stay tuned...

THE ART OF DISRUPTION - A DIALOGUE WITH PENNY RIMBAUD, SIMON BIRCH & NIGEL DALY AT THE 14th FACTORY by nigel daly

Join Simon Birch, artist and creator of The 14th Factory, in conversation with Penny Rimbaud, poet, philosopher and co-founder of the anarchist punk band, Crass, and Nigel Daly OBE, co-founder of THE LABORATORY ARTS COLLECTIVE
Time: 3-4pm
Location: Jubilee Room

At the 14th Factory, 440 North Ave. 19
Los Angeles, CA 90031

SCREENING OF THE CARNIVAL OF DREAMS AT NEWPORT FILM FESTIVAL by nigel daly

NOT TO BE MISSED

A screening of THE CARNIVAL OF DREAMS with a Q & A by the filmmaker LAUREN VANCE, actor and photographer GARY OLDMAN,  wet plate photographer IAN RUHTER and producer, writer & art curator GISELE SCHMIDT at NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL.

Photo: Gisele Schmidt

Photo: Gisele Schmidt

Something astonishing has been happening in the Californian desert... a giant camera has been built and the biggest ambrotype in the world created in the harshest imaginable conditions. Come and watch the film and then hear directly from the people who made this happen, how it was done and the intricacies of creating art in such formidable circumstances.

Actor and photographer GARY OLDMAN visited wet plate artist IAN RUHTER to take pictures for the latest issue of The Laboratory Arts Collective Magazine - BUILD.  The result of this profound meeting was documented by LAUREN VANCE in the short film The Carnival of Dreams. One of the films producers, writer & art curator GISELE SCHMIDT wrote a personal essay about this serendipitous meeting for the magazine.  All four will be attending the screening and will take part in a Q & A being moderated by Nigel Daly.

And for those of you who want more... Lauren Vance, the director continues to document Ian's work and the people of slab city in the feature film THE PICTURE SHOW, due out next year.  And the word on the street is Ian's going bigger in wet plate size... It gives us shivers... We can't wait!

CAMILLE HENROT by nigel daly

In Camille Henrot's 2014 work The Pale Fox, featured in BUILD, there is something fascinating that Henrot achieves in her making, gathering and placing. A journey into our collective human history ultimately coming to rest gently but firmly in our mass subconscious. The juggernaut of chaos is ever present, barreling down on humankind as we place, order, desperately try to make sense of things. 

Read more about The Pale Fox here

Watch the film above from Henrot's first UK solo exhibition at the Chisenhale Gallery. The Pale Fox develops from Grosse Fatigue (2013) – the film Henrot presented at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013, for which she was awarded the Silver Lion for most promising young artist. This exhibition comprises an architectural display system, found objects, drawing, bronze and ceramic sculpture and digital images. 

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Installation view, Chisenhale gallery, London © Camille Henrot Courtesy the artist, kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin The Pale Fox was commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery in partnership with Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Bétonsalon, and Westfälischer Kunstverein.

Installation view, Chisenhale gallery, London
© Camille Henrot
Courtesy the artist, kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin

The Pale Fox was commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery in partnership with Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Bétonsalon, and Westfälischer Kunstverein.