Author Archive for Brian Cairns
The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a new film project from BANANAS!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* director Fredrik Gertten, looks into and investigates the daily global drama in traffic around the world.
Mining Poems or Odes, a short documentary made by Glasgow based filmmaker Callum Rice has been selected to screen in competition at Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival, USA. This follows Callum’s recent success at the Scottish BAFTAS in November, where the film picked up the award for Best Short Film.
Callum is a graduate of Communication Design at GSA.
Tyler Brûlé hosts a special live magazine discussion with some of the industry’s most revered figures. Gert Jonkers of ‘Fantastic Man’, editor of ‘Paris Match’ Olivier Royant, media strategist Ian Birch and world-renowned graphic designer Erik Spiekermann all appear before a studio audience.
Interesting discussion on magazines here.
Masters students during their field trip to Berlin had the pleasure of visiting Christoph Neimann in his Studio in Mitte. Below is a recent interview that provides some insight into his making process and work. You can view it here. Freund von freund (which translates as friend of a friend) is also an interesting jumping of point for lots of interviews across various disciplines and cities. The Selby also did an interesting feature on his home which backs on to his studio in Mitte. You can view it here.
Alan Knox recent graduate from Photography was recently interviewed by
Creative Review. It can be read here.
Darwin Magazine’s selection of the eight best photography graduates in the UK includes three recent graduates from GSA Communication Design (Photography). Calum Douglas, Alan Knox, and Peter Holliday. You can read more here.
Editor Harry Rose, Darwin Magazine, has selected 8 of his favourite projects, searching high and low, from University websites and attending graduate exhibitions throughout the UK.
Offscreen is a print based magazine about those that create on screen content. Designed in Melbourne, Printed in Berlin.
Brendan Dawes will be speaking on Thursday 23rd April 2015
Time: 11:30 – 12:45pm
Venue: The Barnes Building.
Brendan Dawes is a key figure in the development of digital media in the UK, and globally.
Brendan Dawes is a designer exploring the interaction of objects, people, technology and art using an eclectic mix of digital and analog materials.
Ever since his first experiences with the humble ZX81 back in the early eighties, Brendan has continued to explore the interplay of people, code, design and art through his work for various clients and on brendandawes.com where he publishes ideas, toys and projects created from an eclectic mix of digital and analog materials. His work is featured in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the Manchester School of Art.
William Klein Documentary worth watching. Early footage of his film on Cassius Clay (Mohammed Ali) and The Beatles.
Nessa Johnstone will be presenting ‘Silence’ in the Haldane Cinema space on Friday 21st November.
Time : 1:30pm
In a much-repeated anecdote, the composer John Cage described a visit early in his career to the anechoic chamber at Harvard. In this room, scientifically designed to be without sound, Cage heard two sounds, one high and one low. He asked the engineer in charge what was happening, and was told that the high sound was his nervous system, the low sound his blood as it circulated. Wherever you go, you can’t escape yourself.
The central character in Pat Collins’s elusive, sparse, meditative movie Silence is played by (and named for) Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, with Collins one of the film’s co-writers. Eoghan is an Irish sound recordist returned from Berlin to capture the noise of nothing. “I’m recording areas away from manmade sound,” he tells one of the lonely figures he encounters, striding towards him far out in some lonely marsh. “So you’re here?” the man responds with gentle cheek, wondering perhaps if the crank hadn’t thought it through. “I’m here yes, but I’m keeping quiet.”
Several of the half-dozen conversations he has with those he encounters across Ireland – often with people playing themselves – have this same thread of amused bafflement on both sides, as if the project can’t help but make them thoughtful. But much more of the film is people-free: hills, moors, scarps, rivers, woods, sky, great Atlantic breakers, deserted buildings seen from afar or from intimately close. And lots and lots of types of birdsong.
Thomas Joshua Cooper
Picnicking on the River North Esk
silver gelatin print, hand toned & printed by the artist
two part work
edition of 4
Thomas Joshua Cooper in conversation with Anne Lyden, Curator of International Photography, National Galleries of Scotland
Saturday 1 November, 11am – midday
Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
Free, booking essential
Celebrated landscape photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper will discuss his work and his new Ingleby Gallery solo exhibition Scattered Waterswith Anne Lyden (Curator of International Photography, National Galleries of Scotland).
To book your place online please click here
Now on Netflix (UK)
Watch the world exclusive McCullin trailer for David and Jacqui Morris’s documentary on British photographer Don McCullin, whose acclaimed work for the Observer and the Sunday Times in Vietnam, Biafra, Cyprus and Lebanon produced some of the defining images of war. McCullin describes the ‘moral sense of purpose and duty’ behind his work
McCullin is released in the UK on 1 January 2013
Hato Press are featured in Grafik and at Serpentine Gallery
Established just four years go, Studio Hato and its sister business risograph printers Hato Press have an impressive roster of clients, including the Tate and Serpentine Galleries. We caught up with director Ken Kirton to discuss experimental production, community engagement, and new digital venture Hato Labo.
School of Fine Art Lecture: Paul Seawright
Glasgow Film Theatre, Friday, 24th October 2014
11.00 am – 12.30 pm. Free
Glasgow School of Art in association with Street Level Photoworks and JTPA.
Paul Seawright is Professor of Photography and Head of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster.
He is best known for his early work from the 80’s researching sectarian murder in Northern Ireland and his photographs of mine fields and battle sites in Afghanistan. These were commissioned by the Imperial War Museum in 2002 as part of the War Artist commissions and have been exhibited in over twenty countries.
His work is held in many museum collections including The Tate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, International Centre of Photography New York,Portland Art Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Arts Councils of Ireland, England and N.Ireland, UK Government Collection and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. In 2003 he represented Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art and in 1997 won the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Prize for a major contribution to Irish art.