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. 

camille henrot
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.

ARTIST JANE SOUTH - ROCKing paper & scissors. by nigel daly

JANE SOUTH

Untitled (Tracing Parameters) : detail

hand-cut and folded-paper, ink, acrylic, graphite and balsa 

JANE SOUTH

Untitled (Long Red Wheeled Construction)

Hand-cut and folded-paper, ink, acrylic and balsa, 40" x 97" x 18"

 

JANE SOUTH

Untitled (Yellow Construction)

Hand-cut and folded paper, ink and acrylic, 20 " x 18" x 14" 

jane south

Untitled (Long Gray Construction) 2006

hand-cut and folded-paper, ink, acrylic and balsa, 67" x 116" x 14"

"To quote George Steiner, I aim to make work that “breaks into the small house of our cautionary being” and so renders it “no longer habitable in quite the same way as it was before.” Jane South as quoted in "One question, One answer", Romanov Grave

Jane South

BETONY VERNON - THE MISTRESS OF DESIRE by nigel daly

HAPPY VALENTINE

Betony

Betony Vernon is an American-born designer, sexual anthropologist and author based in Paris. Her life and work is conceived and lived through the lens of desire. So it is no surprise that the Origin Chair featured in BUILD (seen below) was carved from the sensuous white marble of Monte Altissima in the Tuscan Alps. According to Betony, "Michelangelo was enchanted by the stone and wanted to use it to sculpt 'Night' and 'Day' two of the four sculptures commissioned by the Medici for the family chapel he designed in the Basilico of San Lorenzo in Florence." 

origin chair in exhibition

And so in honor of St Valentine, we present you with a gift. 

A viewing of the tantalizing film 'Polaroid Papillon" directed by Olivier Zahmn.

Ahhhhhh... Desire and the polaroid...

Happy Valentines Day.

WATCH HERE

All Images courtesy of betonyvernon.com

 

THE HUMAN GYRE by nigel daly

Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has created an incredible project "Museo Atlantico" in Lanzarote, Spain. It is a timely and important work. Rarely do we see the worlds of art and science combine with such elegance and grace. His works are modern underwater mandalas. Over time they will dissolve and become home to coral and create new habitats for fish and sea life. What is truly remarkable is that the new coral create new art. The transmutation of a human idea melds with natures own. As our oceans are under duress from pollution, tourism and overfishing, Jason's art is both problem solving and breathtaking. He is featured in the BUILD issue and you can see many of these works prior to being sent to the bottom of the ocean. Put on your goggles and take a dive.

WATCH ONLINE PREMIERE OF THE CARNIVAL OF DREAMS NOW. by nigel daly

The Carnival of Dreams is a short film based on the unforeseen events that transpired over a 48 hour period in a magical place called Slab City where Ian Ruhter and Will Eichelberger set out to make the world's largest Ambrotype. In the midst of this larger 3 year project to photograph and film the community a spontaneous visit by Gary Oldman to Ruhter and the crew in the field revealed something far greater than the process that brought everyone together. As Oldman and Ruhter focus their cameras on each other the plates unveiled a beautiful friendship. The photographs made also revealed a hidden truth about the people who stand by our side and allow us to see the beauty that's in front of us. The Carnival of Dreams captures this bond between colleagues, friends, loved ones and soulmates and a process that takes place within this journey. 

The film was beautifully crafted by director LAUREN VANCE. 

Gary holding Ians plate

Gary Holding Ian's Plate - Photograph by Ian Ruhter

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