Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Pulp Cover

Luke Haines has posted on Twitter a cover of himself covering Razzmatazz by Pulp.

Have a listen

Monday, 11 June 2012

Departure Foundation Student Prize

I will be exhibiting work at the Departure Foundation North East Student Prize. The opening event and prize-giving will be on Wednesday 20th June 6 - 9pm. The show runs until 31st August 2012 and can be viewed Saturday afternoons 23rd June, 30th June and 7th July 1-5pm, or by appointment.

For more information please click here

Friday, 1 June 2012

Degree Show

Newcastle University’s Fine Art Degree show opens tonight and will be open until 16th June. It will then move to at The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London from 3-6th July.
I have seen the students work progress over the last two years and am really excited about seeing what they have produced for their final exhibition in the department.
For more information about the artist’s showing click here

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

My copy of Bill Drummond’s new book 100 arrived today. It features answers to 100 questions. Each interviewer was restricted to 4 questions which Drummond must not have been asked before. 

More information about the book can be found in this Guardian interview (Questions 101-104).

Order your copy from here

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Canned Magazine Article

The theme for issue 3 of Canned Magazine is COLLABORATION, EXCHANGE AND COLLECTIVE ACTION, and features an article I co-authored with Iris Priest, Andrew Wilson and Chris Witter about the A Newbridge Enquiry exhibition Andrew and I were part of in February.

For more information about the magazine please click here

Monday, 23 April 2012

A Defence Against the Rreal

I have an exhibition of new work in the Long Gallery, Newcastle University from Tuesday 1st May until Friday 4th May.

Preview: 1st May, 5:30 - 7:30pm.

A Defence Against the Rreal

For the exhibition Lloyd has split the gallery space into three sections:  a recreation of the artist’s studio, a psychoanalyst’s surgery and a video of the artist being psychoanalysed by himself.  

The three sections are placed to correspond with the Real, Symbolic and Imaginary orders identified by Jacques Lacan to represent the human mind. These orders are seen as three interlocking rings: a Borromean Knot, if one is removed the whole structure will collapse and result with insanity.

“Our fantasies support our sense of reality, and this is in turn a defence against the real.”[1]

The exhibition is a journey into the artist’s unconscious as Lloyd holds a mirror up to himself and attempts to examine the space that lies between fantasy and reality, this he describes as the Rreal.

[1] Marek Wieczorek – The Ridiculous, Sublime Art of Slavoj Zizek