Imagining a re-synchronising (the phantom twin)


Saturday 08 March 2014

For the first year Filmarmalade, a London based publisher and DVD label specialising in contemporary artists’ film and video works, teams up with Arnolfini to celebrate their launch.

Alongside other short works and interviews we will screen recent Filmmarmalade releases: Pil and Galia Kollectiv’s Co-Operative Explanatory Capabilities in Organizational Design and Personnel Management, Beth Fox’s A Marvellous Negative Capability and the world premier screening of The Modern Language Experiments’sImagining a Re-Synchronizing (The Phantom Twin).

Videos will be showing all day. Entry is free. At 6.15pm, the screening will be followed by a public discussion with the artists’ and the artist-publisher Gordon Shrigley.


Co-Operative Explanatory Capabilities in Organizational Design and Personnel Management

Pil and Galia Kollectiv, UK, 2010, Video, B&W, Sound, 23 mins

Pil and Galia Kollectiv’s Co-Operative Explanatory Capabilities in Organizational Design and Personnel Management, is composed of a series of still photographs taken from an online archive that documents the transformation of a pioneering computing company into a religious cult. The work investigates the place of creativity in efficiency management and the operation of bureaucratic systems in a post-industrial work environments.

Pil and Galia Kollectiv recently exhibited work at The Showroom Gallery, London, the Trade Gallery, Birmingham, Royal Standard, Liverpool and has screened work at the Oberhausen film festival, Limoncello, London and at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Pil and Galia Kollectiv were born in Jerusalem, Israel and live and work in London.

An Interview with Pil and Galia Kollectiv

Gordon Shrigley, featuring Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Nina Power and Marina Vishmidt, UK, 2013, Video, Colour, Sound, 55 mins

A Marvellous Negative Capability

Beth Fox, UK, 2012, Video, Colour, Sound, 9 mins

Beth Fox’s, A Marvellous Negative Capability, records two high camp art critics discussing a work of video art to camera. The work parodies and yet ultimately celebrates, the various forms of metro sexual postmodern contemporary art criticism and its marked tendency to luxuriate in the eternal return of the absurdity of discourse and its many tautological obsessions.

Beth Fox recently recently exhibited work at Divus Gallery, London, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, the Horse Hospital, London and the Bunkhouse Gallery, Madrid. She was born in Ireland and lives and works in London.

Various Incomplete Scenes from Porcile [a performative interview]

Beth Fox, Konstanty Czart and Gordon Shrigley, UK, 2013m, Video, Colour, Sound, 16 mins

Imagining a Re-Synchronizing (The Phantom Twin)

The Modern Language Experiment, UK, 2013, Video, Colour, Sound, 20 mins

The Modern Language Experiment’s Imagining a Re-Synchronizing (The Phantom Twin), follows a collection of unnamed characters through a series of imagined future urban landscapes whilst discussing and quoting two literary works, one real and one imagined. The work investigates the temporality of the imagination and its marked tendency to live possible alternative futures now.

The Modern Language Experiment recently exhibited work at Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, Garis and Hahn, New York, the Bermondsey Project, London and at the Sluice Art Fair, London. The Modern Language Experiment were formed in 2007 and are based in London.

Working Title [a performative interview]

The Modern Language Experiment and Gordon Shrigley, UK, 2013, Video, Colour, Sound, 30 mins


Filmarmalade website.

This Fanciful Digression

Friday March 8th, 2013

Michelle Deignan’s and Carmen Billows’ first collaboration embraces the detours of their dialogue. A conversation that began with the subject of representation, has evolved into an artists' film and performance event.
Featuring work by collectif_fact, Michelle Deignan, Nooshin Farhid, Patrick Goddard, Hannah Jones, Rabih Mroué, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Michael Robinson, Matthew Stock and Stefan Sulzer, the programme is an unpredictable associative journey through places, plots and characters. 
Be there from start to finish!

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Black Maria is a major new commission by the British artist Richard Wentworth working in collaboration with GRUPPE, an emerging Swiss architecture practice.

Film Still, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, 'Live to Tell"

Launch: Madame Wang Issue 2: Self Assessment.

Saturday November 5th 2011 Banner Repeater. 6-9pm.

Madame Wang ranges over the poles of collaborative reflection, from evocations of Whitehead-like societal intensities to re-appropriated 80’s business speak. It aims to challenge and synthesise experiential and theoretical voices coming from thinking about being together that range from mystical anthropology to object oriented approaches. MW II has been born from an intensive week long self assessment programme playing out the possibilities and fantasies of the communal spirit.

Contributions from: Nicholas Carr, Tom Trevatt, Matthew Stock, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Jo Ying Peng, John Colenbrander, Friederike Hamann, PsychoanalYSL, Jessica Tsang, Am Nuden Da, July Video Coalition.

Editors: Sam Basu & Craig Cooper.
Design: Satu-Maria Jokinen.

Screenings at 7pm and 8pm.

July Video Coalition:
1) Library, Auto Image Series 7’44” 2010.
2) Production Stills, Auto Image Series, 3’30”, 2010.
3) Astral Evidence 5’48” 2011. (footage filmed at Banner Repeater).

Alasdair Duncan films:
Unité:WINDOW. 2011 duration 1:51.
Unité:UNTITLED. 2011 duration 4:14.
Signs for the Future: Spensers, Kaliv Ir. 2011 duration 5:57.

Self Assessment Object by John Colenbrander and Friederike Hamann (installation in bookshop).

Madame Wang Self Assessment / Treignac Project, 22 - 28 August 2011

Madame Wang invitation to synthesise material generated within the context of the magazine. It will produce a meta-journal that will analyse the latent possiilities od publication, project authoring, and new approaches to knowledge creation.

This week of self assessment will seek to exceed the appendix or addendum format of supplementary commentory and incorporate a cross analysis of the data in Madame Wang.

The self assessment will take place within the context of Treignac Project, France through a series of informal discussion, readings, film and events.

New International School
/ Presentation at Goldsmiths College

NIS membors Matthew Stock and Craig Cooper present the work produced by NIS over the past two years, as part of the programme of events by the MA Curating course.

Date: Tue Nov 16, 2010 18:30-19:30
Participants: Craig Cooper and Matthew Stock
Hosted by: Snejana Krasteva

Made in Goldsmiths Gallery
Goldsmiths College, Students Union

This is the first of the series of November Screenings & Talks at the MIG (Made in Goldsmiths) Gallery. Hosted by a different curator each time, the series aims at discerning a variety of approaches to a broad question provoked by the educational context in which the gallery operates: What is it to receive? The invited artists are asked to use the format of video or film to start a conversation on how they understand this question and how issues around it have been formative in their art practice. Although initially inspired by the intrinsic situation of Made in Goldsmiths gallery, the series aims at going beyond these confines and negotiate an expansive set of cultural references.

Artists Craig Cooper and Matthew Stock will kick off the series with thoughts on New Collaborative Practices. By way of avoiding the question of receiving as a singular process, they suggest "looking at the number of opportunities one has to receive and the situation of having a great density of obligations and rewards from this." Although both artists have individual practices, they will focus on their geographically dispersed collaborations with the New International School (NIS) & Madame Wang, and share their observations on other examples of mobile coalitions of artists. By proposing the term Betweenness Centrality, used mostly in graph theory and network analysis, they offer a different way of appreciating the role of each member in the ever changing traffic on the paths between them. The talk with start with two recent videos made with NIS: A Tergo (2009) and A May Night, Or The Drowned Woman (2010).

Made in Goldsmiths Gallery is directed by the Goldsmiths, MFA Curating, Part 2, for the 2010-2011 academic year. The programming will establish a communal atmosphere, defined by dialogue, confrontation, and negotiation. Rotating exhibitions and events will involve intelligible activity with formal practices. Diagnosing key artistic processes situates the exhibition space in a comparable forward thinking position. The Made in Goldsmiths Gallery is conceived as more of a platform/pretext than a space.

Made in Goldsmiths (Gallery)
Goldsmiths College, Students' Union,
Dixon road, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 2.00 - 6.00 & by appointment

New International School / The Horror Film / August 2010

NIS will be shooting its first full feature Horror film, which will again be located at The Treignac Project in the south of france.

The horror film is in production and due for release in the summer 2011.

The Treignac Project / 1 month residancy / August 2010

The Treiganc Project is located in the south of france. It is run by Sam and Liz Basu.

The Treignac Projet is an off centre, peer-initiated organisation, directed towards collaborative activity within the arts. The project is modelled on the University rather than the regional Arts Centre, where research and teaching, auto-administration, and academic independence, all come together through the efforts of a network of Peers.

See Matthew Stock's work on the Treignac Project Website

The Modern Language Experiment presents Deceit / July 2010

This exhibition is an investigation into the importance placed on truth by artists and audiences alike.

This show will question the extent to which the truth lies in the interpretation of the work and, once found, whether this truth is in reality a deceit.

Italo Calvino, in his novel, Invisible Cities brings together a storyteller, Marco Polo and an emperor, Kublai Khan. Polo is charged with the task of walking Kahn's land and recounting tales of its cities; tales, which to the reader and ultimately to Khan, seem only to resonate from Polo's imagination. Through this deceit Calvino is investigating ideas about truth and interpretation and as the story inconclusively ends it leaves Kahn in a paradox unable to decipher the real from the imaginary.

Each of the artists in this exhibition takes a direct and distinctive approach to this deceit, whether it is in its processes, interpretation, imagination or narrative, like Polo they are forcing the viewer to ask "do I believe what I am seeing or hearing?" and like Khan the viewer is left in an eternal paradox that exists balanced on the thin line between deceit and truth.

Curated by Matthew Stock and Keh Ng

Central St. Martins MA Fine Art Degree Show/ date posted 23/07/2009

MA degree show will commence from the 1st Sept until 7th Sept 2009

Address: Central St. Martins, Charing Cross Road, London

Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road

Jamais Vu | date posted 26/07/2009 | click for map

Jamais Vu is As part of the Hackneywicked festival

How do memories form? How do cognitive processes transform direct experience? Can we even rely on our own memories? The momentary experience of Deja Vu, the surreal feeling that one has witnessed or experienced a new situation previously; or of Jamais vu, the eerie feeling of not being able to recognise a situation which we rationally know to be familiar, makes us question the 'reality' of reality as our memory plays tricks. Eight artists explore these uncanny moments, the slippery hinterland which is memory and how it can delude by re-imagining,
transforming or erasing experience altogether

Featuring work by: David Rickard | Imogen O'Rorke | Keh Ng | Tina Hage | Olivia Reynolds | Bona Park | Matthew Stock | Warren Garland

Opening night 31st July 6-11pm.
Exhibition continues 1st to 2nd August 12-7pm

DIRECTIONS: H.Forman & Son (the big salmon-pink building), Stour Road, Fish Island, London E3 2NT (free parking)

V22 PRESENTS: The Sculpture Show / 26th April - 31 May 2009

V22 PRESENTS is a series of projects produced in collaboration with artists, curators and art organisations in a variety of venues around London. V22 PRESENTS decided to explore the modes of thought and production in sculpture. To open a dialogue we put to five artists - Shahin Afrassiabi, Sam Basu, Simon Bill, Cedric Christie, Fergal Stapleton - the following:

For the second project V22 PRESENTS have invited 5 artist curators to select works that engage with current developments and critiques in contemporary Sculpture.
The archaic term Sculpture can no longer contain the multiple directions and potentials that artists have attributed to it throughout its history.
Through bringing together diverse approaches and understanding from international artists, groups and projects V22 PRESENTS: The Sculpture Show is an opportunity to engage with the diverse potentials that have come to encapsulate, and exist within, the definition Sculpture.

Matthew Stock will be showing his video work "The Suit"
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Current Projects / date posted 2/01/2009

The environment for Matthew's new work "The Suit" is the art gallery, which focuses on the displacement of certain catagories that occur when time is divorced from place, these categaories being;

The artist / The Viewer / The work of art / The institution

The suit comprises of a jacket embedded with hidden CCTV cameras. These cameras convery the eye of the audience, who inturn become complicit in the work. The categories function as a loop; the camera creates a narrative structure and also embodies a fictional character - the hyper real. This narrative structure is ultimately undone by this displacement of the categories in time and place

Interim Show 2009 / date posted 04/12/2008 / click mouse to see map

Central St. Martins interim show 2009 will be held at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower. The private View is on Tursday 5 Feburary, 2009 from 6pm - 8.30pm. The exhibition will be open to the public from Friday 6 Feb - Sunday 8th Feb. See you there

Address: Oxo Tower Wharf / Barge House Street / London SE1 9PH

Nearest Tube: Southwark

Upcoming Exhibitions
Sluice Exchange Berlin, Nov 2018

Upcoming Talks and Seminars