Nick    May 29, 2012


bloc is commissioning four Wales-based makers to explore remote collaborative working using digitally facilitated co-design and production facilities. The makers will collectively design the work online using open-source co-design software and then produce the craft work using computer-aided manufacturing facilities, such as rapid prototyping, available at Glyndwr University. In collaboration with Helfa Gelf ( The creative team include artist/maker Justin [...]

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bloc has commissioned Jodi Rose to create a smart-phone app which allows anyone to capture bridge sounds. Jodi Rose is a Australian sound artist living in Barcelona and working with the sounds generated by suspension bridges. She has ‘miced up’ bridges across the globe using contact microphones and expensive accelerometers to create live performances and recordings. [...]

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bloc is commissioning a visual artist to explore and develop potential for holographics in the commercial fine-art sector. The artist will work at View Holographics workshops in OpTIC, St Asaph, to create unique artworks utilising cutting-edge holographic techniques developed at View Holographics. View Holographics is pushing the boundaries in holographic technologies, developing ground-breaking techniques in full colour 3D [...]

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bloc    September 28, 2010

Workshop: Unravel – The Longest Hand Painted Film in Britain

Date: 20th Nov, 12 – 4.30pmWebsite: england Outline: Workshop 12 – 4.30pm Screening 5pm FREE Drop in All ages welcome (parental supervision for children). Alongside Ben Rivers exhibition and to coincide with Bristol’s annual Encounters Film Festival we are hosting a workshop focusing on 16mm film. This unique project ´ one in a series [...]

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bloc    September 26, 2010

The Future of Tourism

Date: 16 Nov 2010, 9.00 – 17.00Website: Location: wales Outline: Inventorium are holding a one-day intensive workshop of Technology and Tourism in Llandudno Junction on November 16th. Ed Parsons, the Chief Location Technologist of Google will be a keynote speaker and participate throughout the day. The day is about participative, practical, innovative activity – [...]

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bloc    September 23, 2010

All Raise This Barn by MTAA.

Website: online Outline: Eric Dymond interviews MTAA artists Michael Sarff (M.River) about their project – All Raise This Barn – a group-assembled public building and/or sculpture. Artists MTAA conducted an old-fashioned barn-raising using high-tech techniques. The general public group-decided design, architectural, structural and aesthetic choices using a commercially-available barn-making kit as the starting point. [...]

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bloc    September 22, 2010

The Hand

Date: Preview: Friday 12th November 6 – 8pmWebsite: england Outline: Featuring artists Edwina Ashton, Mark Dean, David Mackintosh, David Musgrave, Mike Nelson and Cornelia Parker. Taking its title and point of departure from the cult 1980′s horror film The Hand, WORKS!PROJECTS latest exhibition brings together new and rare work by six British artists in [...]

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bloc    September 21, 2010

The New Cut: Aikaterini Gegisian ? ?Diego Garcia?

Date: 11th-13th November 2010 12-5.30pmWebsite: england Outline: Picture This presents the first UK solo showing of ´Diego Garcia”, a new work by artist Aikaterini Gegisian, accompanied by Aikaterini Gegisian in conversation with writer and critic Colin Perry. ´Diego Garcia shows us the dark underbelly of a troubled paradise. It asks us to think about [...]

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bloc    September 20, 2010

Date: 2nd November 6pm,7pm,8pmLocation: wales Outline: An Evening of Dance Film works. Cynefin – a film set in the ruined mining houses of Moel Siabod will be premiered and shown alongside other dance for film works. Area: northern bloc

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bloc    September 19, 2010

Location: england Outline: Exciting Opportunity for a disabled or Deaf artist (UK-based) A research and artistic development residency supported by three leading art organisations; Prism Arts, Lanternhouse and Folly. The residency will create the space and time for an artist to develop their practice while supported and promoted by three high profile art organisations. The [...]

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Date: 18.30hrs Thursday 28 OctoberWebsite: england Outline: HOLD ME TIGHT / HOLDING ON FOREVER Tommy Hartung, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix PointNever), Michael Robinson, Jordan Wolfson Curated by Al Cameron FREE but booking recommended (0117 917 2300)19 Media Art Bath is excited to present a programme curated by Al Cameron, film and music programmer at Arnolfini, [...]

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bloc    September 18, 2010

Interview with Johannes Grenzfurthner of monochrom Part 2.

Website: online Outline: Marc Da Costa interviews the ever dynamic Johannes Grenzfurthner, founder of monochrom. Part 2. This is second of three interviews with Grenzfurthner. This time round we focus on monochrom`s art intervention at the Sao Paulo Art Biennial, Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2002. In response to being asked as representatives of the [...]

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bloc    September 17, 2010

Can Art do Technology and Social Change?

Website: online Outline: Can Art do Technology and Social Change? Is it possible to develop artistic projects that not only change the way we see and use technology but also affect real social change at the same time? Ruth Catlow introduces the Zero Dollar Laptop project and proposes that this might just be possible. [...]

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