Saturday, 24 July 2010

Spirit of Hackney Wick

Spirit of Hackney wick
July 23rd, Stour Space, London

A night of artist moving image art, organised by Rebecca Feiner.

I showed the work 'Classic',
which was first shown at the exhibition Driven which I curated in 2006 at the legendary Fieldgate Gallery.
This work has been best described as 'car porn'

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

TRANSZENDENZ INC. Catalogue Launch, Auto Centre Berlin

'enjoy paradise' by Sarah Sparkes for the CCE (Andrew Cooper, Dean Kenning, Sarah Sparkes)

Part of the collaborative work made with the Cultural Capital Exchange can be seen at the Auto Centre in Berlin from:

July 16th - 31st

opening hours Thurs-Sat 4-6pm

Approach a piece of your present limit and try to pass it

Catalogue Release

curated by Heike Kelter + René Luckhardt

with: Kathryn Andrews, Liu Anping, Robin Archer (House of Harlot), Bara,
Quirin Bäumler, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Olivia Berckemeyer, Hanna Mari Blencke,
Mike Bouchet, Pontus Carle, CCE (Cultural Capital Exchange: Sarah Sparkes, Andrew Cooper,
Dean Kenning), Ben Cotrell, Robert Crotla, Matthias Dornfeld, Anna Fasshauer,
Kerstin von Gabain, Gabo, Andrew Gilbert, Mariola Groener, Axel Heil, Thilo Heinzmann,
Andreas Hofer, Valeria Heisenberg, Uwe Henneken, Christian Hoischen, Phillipa Horan,
Axel Huber, Marc Hulson, Marcel Hüppauff, Franziska Hufnagel, John Isaacs,
Heike Kelter, Dean Kenning, Martin Kippenberger, Erwin Kneihsl, Gabriel Kondratiuk,
Rodney LaTourelle, Joep van Liefland, Chris Lipomi, Gavin Lockheart, René Luckhardt,
Roman März, Bernhard Martin, Hans-Jörg Mayer, Joe Neave, Aribert von Ostrowski,
Francis Picabia, Esther Planas, Katrin Plavcak, Janne Raisanen, Robert Rauschenberg,
Berthold Reiß, Anselm Reyle, Stefan Rink, Anne Roessner, Hank Schmidt in der Beek,
Markus Selg, Astrid Sourkova, Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern,Thomas Schroeren,
Andreas Templin, Katrin Thomas, Henry Vincent, Milena Vrtalova, Felix Weber,
Dominic Wood, Ulrich Wulff, Iskender Yediler, Philipp Zaiser, Joanna Zawodzinska, Thomas Zipp

184 Seiten, Hardcover im SchuberTextbeiträgen von: Veit Loers, Prof. Dr. Horst Luckhardt, Pfarrer Helmut A. Müller, Berthold Reiß und Dr. A. C. Uhl

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


Screening of 'Comrades' at St John on Bethnal Green

A Lanternist's Account of the Tolpuddle Martyrs
Dir. Bill Douglas *“A poetic and painterly work which was also a vigorous challenge to Thatcherism”

I've selected a film for Phantasmagloria Film events and will introducing be screening it on:

8.00pm – 11.00pm
(Doors and Real Ale Bar open at 7.00)
Entrance £4 or £2concessions
Eight years in the making, released in 1987 and rarely screened since, 'Comrades' tells the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six Dorset agricultural workers who, in 1834, were sentenced to transportation to Australia for forming a union protesting against unlivable cuts in their wages. The Martyrs cause was taken up by trade unions across the country, who mounted campaigns for their release. Against all odds, the Martyrs were pardoned. The victory became a symbol to a working-class movement of the power of working together to instigate changes in economic, social and political structures.
'Comrades' visual beauty is complimented by the narrative use of many early optical devises from Bill Douglas's own collection. These touch, in a variety of ways, on the history of pre-cinema and the political role that this visual media has played throughout history.
The wealthy and titled are played by well known actors of the day whilst the film's main working class characters are played by then unknowns.
**"We only have to love one another to know what we must do."

It is recommended that you bring a cushion as the pews can get rather hard during a three hour film!
St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Road - Tube: Bethnal Green
PhantasmaGloria is a community arts project of the church of St John on Bethnal Green; St John on Bethnal Green is a registered charity:

*Sheila RowBotham on Comrades re-release; **line from the film Comrades

Thursday, 1 July 2010


I have a 'Never Afraid' painting at SOLD OUT Elastic Residence, 22 Parfett Street, London, E1 1

2 July - 18 July 2010
Opening Thursday, July 1st,

6 to 10 pm

'Never Afraid 7 - Roman Way' paint and glitter on wall paperSarah Sparkes 2009

Sold Out brings together a group of internationally renowned and emerging artists to raise funds for Elastic Residence and The Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund. Opening night performances include Martin Creed and His Band, whose music has been described as willful, wild and pushing the extremes of noise and silence. Among the internationally renowned artists showing, Beat Streuli provides an image from his Brussels series, characteristic of his street portraiture that captures the extraordinariness of the everyday, urban experience. From the well-known UK contributors, Daisy Delaney donates work that specifically responds to Sold Out, and subverts familiar images to deliver unexpected messages. The event closes with a performance by Gina Birch & Hayley Newman of the Gluts, concerned with the effects of over-consumption, capitalism and climate change. Artists donating work to the exhibition include Beat Streuli, Lee Maelzer, Yvonne Buchheim, Marie Le Mounier, Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly, Paul Sakoilsky, Daisy Delaney, Calum F Kerr, Cathy Lomax, Dolores Sanchez Calvo, Carla Cescon, Shiva Lynn Burgos, Andrew Hurle, Brook Andrew, Laura Oldfield Ford, Linda Persson, Rosa Almeida, Sayshun Jay, Marcus Bering, Isabelle Francis, Jan Savage, Sarah Sparkes, Tod Hanson, Sarah Doyle, Jessica Voorsanger, Rosemarie McGoldrick, Meinbert Gozewijn Van Soest, Richard Ducker, Paula Roush, Peter Bobby, Cyril Lepetit, Deej Fabyc, Simeon Nelson, Sean Edwards, David Blandy, John Hillson, Dave Hoare, Simona Bonomo, the Gluts, & Martin Creed & his BandWork will be for sale by auction on the basis of sealed bids that can be placed at any point during the exhibition until the closing event on July 18th. On this last day, all bids will be opened and the ‘winners’ informed.Dates:1st July 2010: Opening night performances including Martin Creed & his Band, 6-10pm.The exhibition is then open every Saturday and Sunday until 18th July, 1pm to 6 pm, and by appointment (020 72471375).18th July 2010: Closing event, 2pm-6pm Gina Birch & Hayley Newman of the Gluts will be presenting a Gluts(y) Performance at about 2.30pm.Sealed bids will be opened at 4pm. Monies raised will go towards the ongoing development of the Elastic Residence programme, an artist run space aimed at giving artists direct access to exhibition opportunities. 20% of funds raised will be donated to The Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund, a non-political, non-profit organization working to address the medical and humanitarian needs of Palestinian children.PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR CATALOGUE AND BIDDING FORMwebsite: