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part of MANCHESTER ART CRAWL kraak gallery director debbie sharp creates installations on benches around manchester check link for...

TAMLYN 11

TAMLYN 11 ARTIST MATT DALBY PART OF THE MANCHESTER ART CRAWL BLOGhttp://tamlyn11.tumblr.com/ TAMLYN will be a text/image/durational performance work drawing on aspects of my existing works ) TH GOOD /OLD W~AY, visual poem boxes, and my @soundpoet twitter feed. The work will continue to be created throughout the duration of the Art Crawl, though it is anticipated that the majority of work will take place on the weekends 2-3, 9-10 and 16 July. ) TH GOOD /OLD W~AY is a poem created using a moveable rubber type ink stamp. The visual poem boxes are designed to be (and have been*) exhibited interspersed among other works. My @soundpoet twitter feed features brief descriptions from around the city. TAMLYN will be a non-sequential text/image/durational performance work consisting of text chalked in a variety of locations, tweets sent from those locations and between them, and photographs from these locations and between them. Objects will also be made and/or left in some locations, and materials gathered to make objects at a later stage. Like both ) TH GOOD /OLD W~AY and my @soundpoet twitter feed the text and other elements of the work will not be pre-composed, but will be created in response to the locations and circumstances on the day. TAMLYN will be partly documented on a specifically created blog, and will use the existing @soundpoet twitter feed with a dedicated #Tamlyn hashtag. The blog will only carry text and images that constitute part of the work TAMLYN. Any reflective writing will be carried by my regular blog santiago’s dead wasp. The chalk text will be photographed, but not every chalk text will be documented on the blog. Only a small number of chalk texts (if any) will duplicate or be duplicated by tweets. The tweets will...

Parallax

Parallax Photography Exhibition at KRAAK this show will take place up on the top floor, with roof top views over the city. perview 8th June 2011, 6pm – 9pm       A collision of contemporary photographic work by emerging artists from The Manchester College. Parallax combines elements of photography, digital imaging, sculpture and installation art to present the visual in all its altered states, somewhere between the human and the...

Take That Fandom Before The Internet...

Take That Fandom before the Internet A fascinating glimpse into the global network of Take That’s first fans A joint project of the University of Salford and Manchester Music City Tours 2-28 June 2011, Mon-Sun, 11am-7pm In the 1990s – before email, Facebook and Twitter became facts of teenage life – a global communication network of young female Take That fans sprang up, exchanging letters and packages through the post. This exhibition showcases the remarkable creative and innovative activities of this scene. In contrast to the merchandise produced by the culture industry and marketed to fans, the artefacts displayed here for the first time are the imaginative products of the fans themselves. Expect to learn all about their international pen friendships, astonishing mail art, fat letters, lavishly decorated networking tools called “FBs”, “slams”, “crams” and “decos”, the complex Take That photo-bartering systems, and the ingenious ways in which teenage fans cheated the Post Offices of their respective countries. Fans do not simply consume: their fandom provides an impetus for their own activity and productivity, uncontrolled by the media or the culture industry. www.fan-networks-exhibition.org | twitter: @ttexhibition | facebook: Thatter...

LYNCHIAN DIRT MATCH 28th may...

Manchester Art Crawl- Fund Raiser Please e-mail the gallery for a private invite. Lynchian Dirt Match WITH COMEDIAN LEE FENWICK REFEREEING Venue: Kraak Gallery When: 28 May 8pm until late What: A dirt fight (otherwise known as mud wrestling) central to a surreal Lynchian fest of performance, sound, music, installation, moving image and visual art. Contenders will be matched against each other in art categories and will be asked to submit their fighting talk (200 words) to the Art Crawl team before 26 May 5pm in order to be a contender. An improvisational sound track to the event will be provided by Womb Collective. Submit your fighting talk in 200 words or less to be a contender in the great Lynchian Dirt Fight click link here to...

Red Room

Red Room comprises of eight Film and Media students from MMU, who have spent the past 8 months dedicating their time to the completion of eight unique photography dissertations. With the creative content varying from Anneliese Devine’s ‘psycho-geography’, to Erin Priddey’s exploration of murder sites in and around Manchester, the eclectic range of projects reflects the individuality and subjective nature of each student. With the intention of invoking a variety of conflicting emotions within the viewer, each project captures the creative essence of its creator, whilst delving within obscure and varying subject material; from Lucy Walls’ exploration of Surrealism, to Charli Greaves’ emotive depiction of derelict asylums. Other projects include: Jessica Gluba’s exploration of loss and grief , Sophie Harrison’s Voyeuristic depiction of the voyeur, Will Brown’s invasive study of the human form and Ami Stevens’ surreal twist upon conventional fashion...