Characters and places that seem to be taken from a parallel universe; an alien world full of familiar objects and people. Only, those people seem strangely detached and isolated, frozen in artificial poses, lonely. (read more)
The post-industrial Boiler Room of the Wapping Project offers the perfect platform for Ruhs’ gigantic installations made of found material like metal, rubber, ceramics and aluminium scrap, all scratched and twisted in magical ways. (read more)
JULIUS is a multi-screen film, in which Roman Emperor Julius Caesar triggers the protagonists’ obsessions. His world of thoughts is shared with the audience. Reality and dream worlds are presented simultaneously on different screens, a technical challenge in its own right and a mesmerising experience. (read more)
With a bit of graft you can get almost anyone’s contact detail. Every so often I propose something sensible and they get back to me. The results are some of the best and most interesting work we’ve ever done. Making jelly moulds for Heston Blumenthal and Lord Rogers, working with neuroscientists to wire Kelly Brook to a brain helmet and flooding buildings with booze you can boat across before having a drink (read more)
Carl Heap’s style has always invited some form of audience involvement, In the past, this has extended to the gentle conscription of audience members for selected moments and scenes – helping to explain football formations in World Cup Final 1966 or, in A Progress, making a journey happen. (read more)
Araxie likes to keep it fresh, sees her paintings as a platform, a stage for the contemporary and antique at the same time. Changing scales and working against the viewer’s expectations make her body of work somewhat strange and quirky.
Subjects and objects ranging from childlike figures, toys, furniture, wheels, balls and animals, are used as props within the landscape to facilitate an alternate and unexpected reality. Her great fascination for the found image is integral to the construction of her paintings. (read more)