neil cummings

collection

29 Mar 2005
Value of Things

I'm interested in collecting as a method for making, and making sense of our biosphere. For a while, I washed and put on a shelf an example of every plastic bottle that passed through our house. Collected, these otherwise overlooked things…


28 Nov 2019

The Enthusiasts Archive is 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.


28 Jan 2019
2063

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…


07 Dec 2018
Venus

 

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…


06 May 2002
Free Trade

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…


27 Feb 1997
Display Cases

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 twitter.


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…


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…


26 Apr 1997
2063

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

Collected

26th April - 21 June 1997 Exploring the depth and diversity of the collection…


30 Jan 2017
Cloud

Curated from the collection, a temporary exhibition #FromTheCollection #ObjectOfTheWeek pic.…