neil cummings

table
20 Apr 2018

I wrote a short text for Distributed, about the possibility of re-imagining the world in common. Distributed is edited by David Blamey and Brad Haylock for…

Free Trade
06 May 2002

Commissioned by Catherine Dickinson

I collaborated with Marysia Lewandowska, on a long term research project that was to coincide with the re-opening of the Manchester Art Gallery (MAG). The research culminated with a project entitled Free Trade, the following text is edited from the…

Still, Screen Tests
15 Jul 2006

As the exhibition train leaves the platform, we are taken on a documentary journey of "a happy hunting ground for tycoons" the birth of commercial television broadcasting in South West England, in 1961.

Broadcast Times is assembled from film fragments found at the South West Film…

Chair
03 Nov 2019

First prototype of a possible chair. It's inspired by Enzo Mari's ideas of being able to make domestic necessities, using stock timber, simple hand tools and everyday skills. There's an echo of Utility furniture from…

Display Cases
27 Feb 1997

During the 1990's I was very interested in the idea of collection for making sense of the world,  and to be honest I'm still interested, take a look at #ObjectOfTheWeek on…

Parade KFKM screening
18 Aug 2007

I contributed to: Decoder; 3rd Biennial for Video Art curated by Nav Haq

The invitation from Nav Haq to participate in…

Ms Chan
12 Oct 2017

Museum Futures was exhibited as part of I Taste the Future, the 2017 iteration of the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Norway.

 

Dummy - yellow
10 Aug 2017

Surrogate was screened as part of Short Bursts of Concentrated Joy

Curated by David Blamey for Houghton, the new three-day art and music festival taking place on the Houghton…

Tiling
20 Aug 2017

I designed - this is where I encountered 'tesselation' - sourced and during the summer learnt to lay a floor of handmade terracotta tiles for an almacen in Riocaliente, Asturias.

The…

Stool
13 Jul 2017
My text Look at me, look at me, look at me was reprinted in BRACES, LEVERS, FETISHES & TALISMANS  

Open Cinema
21 Nov 2015
OPEN CINEMA: HOME

A screening festival celebrating digital filmmaking and Hackney, including world premiere of 24Hour Hackney: A City Symphony

Dummy - blue
18 Jan 2020

Its a commonplace that all objects are signs for something else, what's unusual about the surrogate nipple offered to babies is that in English, the word that identifies the object, dummy advertises the fact.

SURROGATE Neil Cummings

EDITED…

Hoarding Monaco
12 Apr 2017

While resident at the Villa Arson, I went to visit an art fair in Monaco.

The most memorable…

2063
26 Apr 1997

Twenty-odd ago, in 1997, I researched and curated a complex multi-site exhibition.....

Collected

26th April - 21 June 1997

Exploring the depth and diversity…

PROMOTION leaflet
20 Jun 1999

In 1999 I researched and realised a project in Cardiff, for the soon to open Centre for Visual Arts. This is from the accompanying publication

PROMOTION: A new work by Neil…

table
16 Apr 2017

Inspired by Enzo Mari and his autoprogettazione furniture series from 1974, at Easter I made a table from standard dimension rough-cut Galician pine.

I hacked the design - cutting fancy…

Terrace-Brise Soleil
01 Apr 2017

For two weeks, I was a visiting professor at the Villa Arson;

Built on Saint-Barthélémy hill in Nice, with magnificent views over the city and the Bay of Angels, the Villa Arson is a…

Utopoly, the Commons
28 Mar 2014

Over the last few years, as part of Critical Practice research cluster at Chelsea College of Arts, we have been hacking the popular board game Monopoly.

Monopoly celebrates some of…

Thames foreshore
12 Mar 2017

I'm part of an insurgent research group working on the Anthropocene Atlas of London (AAL). Sensing long term, slow, slow compared to human lifespans, climatic changes and understanding how our activities are influencing these changes is complex and challenging.  

As a result, we are…

Creative Stance
16 Nov 2016

I was invited by Nadine Monem of common-editions to contribute a text to The Creative Stance. The beautiful publication is an exploration and celebration of creativity, from…

Values we Value
16 Jun 2016

Here is a version of the text I produced about diversity and resilience for The Creative Stance.

Resilience

Resilience is the capacity of a system – a person, a bacterial culture, a forest, a city or a…

PROSPECTUS
25 Nov 2016

Great company! Thrilled that Speculative Shards is included in the echo-project, https://t.co/RWj6N5P2UH pic.twitter.com/JG1RGu1eHe

— Neil Cummings (@neilarise)…

Stools
16 Nov 2016
Communities don’t just happen, they’re made.

I contributed to What Happens to Us a project curated by…