neil cummings

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05 Jan 2020

Here is a version of a text I was asked to write, about the idea of 'communities' and working as an artist on 'socially engaged' artworks, its published by The People's Bureau.

Phantoms, controversies and communities

For the past thirty years I’ve lived on the Boundary Estate in…

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28 Jan 2019

This is a written-up version of a more discursive seminar at Chelsea College of Arts on the 28th January 2019, as to why Fred Wilson’s Mining the Museum, and Jean Rhy’s Wide Saragasso Sea are forever linked, for me, to processes of decolonisation...

 

I wrote it up, as part of my…

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12 Sep 2018

In September 2018, as part of The Peoples’ Bureau residency at The Collective, they invited me to participate in one of a series of discussions themed around…

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18 Nov 2018

Dear Neil

The Peoples’ Bureau (PB) has been ‘in residency’ at Park Royal since May 2018, commissioned by Create London with support of…

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02 Apr 2019

I was one of three artists commissioned to research and make a proposal for a new artwork to coincide with the launch of The Box.

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20 Sep 2013

Cascading micro-narrative architecture, as Composite performs a human performing a live-thread recall on the ocassion of the V&A Cluster's Bicentenary 2055.

The narrative architecture was performed at…

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15 Nov 2018

 

Play It Again Use It Together

 

15 - 24 November 2018

On 14th September I went to see my friends and artists that I've frequenty collaborated…

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23 Apr 2018

I'm one of three artists commissioned to make a proposal for a new artwork to coincide with the launch of The Box.

The Box in Plymouth is an art institution for the…

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06 Jun 2018

I visited Bank Job Pictures in a former Co-Op Bank in Walthamstow, and bought some DIY currency to animate community initiatives and cancel one million pounds of local debt.

 

Exchanging currencies at the radical @…

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09 Jun 2018

I participated in the launch of the Centre for Plausible Economies which included a day-long programme of workshops, talks and refreshments.

The day began…

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13 Nov 2019

The Enthusiasts Archive was the result of extensive research amongst the remnants of amateur film clubs in Poland under socialism. It's a critical archive of beautiful amateur films found, restored and made available. It was online…

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07 Dec 2018

Every Friday, more or less, for the past year I've been posting an image of an object  #ObjectOfTheWeek on twitter.

Each object is photographed agains a white or black…

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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 OPENeditions…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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18 Aug 2007

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

The invitation from Nav Haq to participate in…

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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.

 

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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…

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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…

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

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21 Nov 2015
OPEN CINEMA: HOME

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

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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

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