Rachel Adams, Simon Bedwell, Lucy Clout, William Darrel, Alex Farrar, Catherine Jones, Leeds Weirdo Club, Philip Nicol, Andy Parker, Paul Rooney, Josh Whitaker
An exhibition of artists studios curated by C.B.S
26/07/13 – 10/08/13
http://blipblipblip.co.uk/current.html is an exhibition in which we show where the art is made by the same media we tend to view it – the internet. A range of live feeds via webcam from artists' studios/workspaces will be projected on to the walls of the gallery whilst also being made available on the blip blip blip website at http://blipblipblip.co.uk/current.html.
The whole exhibition in essence has no physicality outside of its URL. The gallery is no more than a space in which to project content that can be viewed online, anywhere.
Internet art, often described as 'a form of digital artwork distributed via the Internet', has dominated the traditional gallery and museum system, delivering aesthetic experiences via the Internet. In many cases, the viewer is drawn into some kind of interaction with the work.
Never before has art been so readily and widely available. In the current era most of the art we encounter is online; on artist websites, blogs, google images or other places on the internet. When compared to the amount of art we view on the web we see relatively little art first hand in galleries.
This phenomena of art and technology is a vastly expanding issue and stirs the question; What will be the future of art?
C.B.S is a curatorial collective formed in 2013 by ex-Leeds Foundation students: Ash Higginson, Elle Elks Herrmannsen, Harriet Morley, Helena Kate Whittingham, Joana Faria, Kate Stapley, Philip Speakman, Tim Offredi and Thom Mcfarlane.
Rachel Adams is a Glasgow based artist born in Newcastle upon Tyne, 1985. Her most recent exhibitions include: 'Space-Craft' Tramway, Glasgow, 2013 and she has also been involved with various group exhibitions.
Simon Bedwell is a London based artist born 1963 in Croydon. The founding and longest-serving member of the art group BANK (1991-2003) he has since worked independently and is represented by MOT International. Recent solo exhibitions include: 'The Painter and the Hole', MOT International, 'Asphalt World', Studio Voltaire and'The Recievers'.
Lucy Clout is a London based artist born in Leeds. She gained her BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths London and her MA in Sculpture at Royal College of art London. Her solo show Shrugging Offing opened in March 2013 at Limoncello, London. Other recent solo exhibitions include IPS, Bournville and Collective in Edinburgh. Group shows include CAG, Vancouver; Transmission, Glasgow; Annet Gelink, Amsterdam and solo screenings/performances at the Whitechapel, ICA and Tramway, Glasgow.
William Darrel is a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. He will be starting his masters in Fine art at the Royal College of Art London in September and is currently working from his bedroom studio in Norfolk.
Alex Farrar is an Amsterdam based artist born 1986 in Leeds. He gained his BA in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2009 and in 2010, was given a BFA from the Audio Visual department, at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions include 'Summer Fete', Ceri Hand Gallery, London, 'An Arrangement in White', XO, Leeds, 'Prospects & Concepts', Lanteren Venster, Rotterdam, curated by Wim Waelput, NL.
Catherine Jones is currently working from her studio in S1 Art Space, Sheffield. She was born in Barnsley 1988 and graduated from Goldsmiths in 2011. Recent Exhibitions include ex 2011, leeds college of art. She is also a contributor to Maude magazine.
Leeds Weirdo Club is the working studio of Matthew Crawley, Harry Meadley and David Steans.
Philip Nicol was born in 1953 in Caerphilly, South Wales. From 1972 to 1976 he studied Fine Art at Cardiff College of Art. He has his studio in Cardiff Bay and is a member of the 56 Group Wales since 1984. He is also the director of the BayArt Gallery.
Andy Parker is a London based artist born 1978 in Portsmouth. He completed his MA in fine art at the Royal College of Art in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include: PAN-PAN, OUTPOST, Norwich (2013) Andy Parker and Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf (2009)
Paul Rooney is a Liverpool based artist. In 2008 whe was awarded the Northern Art Prize. Solo projects include 'Know Your Place' firstsite, Colchester, 2004 and 'There Are Two Paths', off-site performance project.
Josh Whitaker is a London based artist born in Leeds 1987. Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation at +44 Glasgow and 'Movement' James Taylor Gallery. Selected group shows include 'The Conch' South London Gallery, 'Lucky PDF TV' Auto Italia, 'Middle of Nowhere' Departure Gallery.