neil cummings

01 Apr 2005

1 Apr 2005 - 15 Jan 2006

The Enthusiasts and what became Enthusiasm project began with a chance encounter in 2001 with Krzysztof Kieslowski’s first popular feature film Amator (Film Buff) from 1979; the main character is a leading member of a factory based film club. Intrigued as to…

cafe construction
07 May 2009

This will be the cafe, designed by Caruso St John.

For the last 2 years I've been a trustee of the emerging…

Archivalprocess
17 Feb 2009

I'm working on a research project with Intermediæ entitled…

01 Oct 2008

In October 2008 I screened Museum Futures at Intermediae in Madrid.

Intermediæ is an initiative of the Arts Department of Madrid City Council. It opened in 2007 and is located in the…

01 May 2009

I intalled the Lapdogs film in the exhibition that produced it, Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie at the Arnolfini

25 Apr 2009

From 11am to 4pm on Saturday 25th April 2009, I'll be taking part in Kindival an event organised by student campaigner Tom Robbins. It's a series of talks, discussions, exhibitions  and performances that explores the theory and practice of kindness…

Guernica Whitechapel
02 Apr 2009

Dear Neil,

Invitation to join the debate

Among the Whitechapel Gallery’s inaugural exhibitions is a…

Afterall Showroom seminar
28 Mar 2009

We had a really interesting and lively seminar organised by Pablo Lafuente and Melissa Gronlund of Afterall and Emily Pethwick of …

14 Mar 2009

I just finished reading Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton. Thornton guides us through…

01 May 2001

Capital was a series of encounters between two iconic institutions - the Tate and the Bank of England - and the economies of debt and gift that they animate.

In the Reading…

NY_09
20 Dec 2009

 

This was a 'Happy New Year' card I made in December 2009. I think its a quote from Henry David Thoreau's Walden

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28 Mar 2009

Seminar with Neil Cummings Saturday, 28 March 2009, 3-6pm

Organised by The Showroom and Afterall Venue: The…

21 Jul 2008

In the summer of 2008 I walked as a pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela. I started at St Jean de Pied a Port in…

01 Mar 2009

Last week I went to see a film The Class - actually its called Entre Les Murs, by Laurent Catenet; it won the Golden Palm at Cannes. It's a riveting semi-autobiographical film with teacher François  Bégaudeau - who wrote an initial film…

CV

 

A short and partial CV - 2022...

 

I was born in Wales and live in London. Currently I'm learning to live with less and experimenting with how to consume fewer resources. As part of these processes I'm making some of the…

30 Jan 2009

I took part in a student initiated symposium on Collectivity, Collaboration, and Cooperation Friday 30th January at Chelsea College of Art…

11 Apr 2008

We must try to avoid a vicious circle on which tighter liquidity conditions, lower asset values, impaired capital resources,…

18 Jan 2009

Winter sun. Just past the lunar equinox. Slack tides. I walk along the Thames path into town to buy On Grammatology…

Working Session
26 Jan 2009

I was in conversation with Dr Dan Smith at Chelsea College of Art and Design. We were attempting to play with the lecture format and discuss…

Ibn Tulun mosque
03 Nov 2008

 

I was in Cairo in November 2008 to make a short film for an exhibition curated by Nav Haq and Tirdad Zolghadr entitled…

01 May 2006

First, trust seeped away in the debt markets. They seized, and the repercussions caused financial and 'real' economies to collapse. Trust is the most precious commodity in any market.

I'm reminded of a project I did in…

25 Feb 2009

I visited the South London Gallery on 25th February 2009, to see a new film by the Danish artists collective Superflex. Its entitled Flooded McDonald's. I've followed their work for sometime, because I'm interested in how they propose artworks as tools,…

19 May 2012

A diverse group gathered at Goldsmiths, the University of London to consider the idea of Economies of Contribution.

The gathering included perspectives from media, art, design,…

19 Feb 2009

Thursday the 19th February, I went to listen to an interview at the Goethe Institute between the filmmaker…