neil cummings

March 2010

Modes of Assembly

20 Mar 2010

 I contrbute to Critical Practice, here is an invitation to an event we are working on.

Dear ******


We are writing to inform you of Parade, an upcoming event facilitated by Critical Practice.

Critical Practice is a cluster of artists, researchers and academics hosted by Chelsea College of Art and Design, a constituent

college of the University of the Arts London. We have a longstanding interest in public goods, spaces, services and knowledge, and a track record of producing original participatory events. For instance, in 2004 we organized Open Congress at Tate.

Chelsea College is opposite Tate Britain on Millbank, and has a large contemporary courtyard at its heart, the beautiful Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground. We have worked with our Polish partners over the last year to develop a program of events that will explore different, contested and vital conceptions of being in public. These events will unfold over Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of May 2010. We will investigate the history of public space and the public sphere, along with differing cultural perceptions of 'being in public', the politics of public assembly, the socialization implicit in 'publicness', the architecture of public knowledge, and much more besides.


Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
United Kingdom

51.490135, -0.127298

Screen Tests

24 Sep 2005

Commissioned in 2005-6 by curators Alex Farquharson and Andrea Schlieker for the British Art Show Six, I collaborated with artists Marysia Lewandowska, Eileen Simpson and Ben White.

During our research, we realised that each of the host cities for the touring exhibition houses a regional Media, Film and Television Archive. We worked with each of these archives on a project that evolved during the exhibition tour.

All new creative work is born into copyright; every image, text or sound is automatically designated as the property of its apparent author. Copyright is founded on the right of exclusion -what is contractually mine cannot be yours. Through this exclusion, copyright removes creative resources from the commons, by denying the legal possibility of the re-use of resources, by others.


The Baltic
Shore Road
United Kingdom

54.9692, -1.5983

Museum Futures: Distributed


Museum Futures: Distributed - a machinima record of the centenary interview with Moderna Museet’s executive Ayan Lindquist in June 2058. It explores a genealogy for contemporary art practice and its institutions, by re-imagining the role of artists, museums, galleries, markets, manufactories and academies.