I hope you're well.
It's a busy time in Glasgow the noo. So here's news of a few things I've got going on over the next few weeks, including two new radio shows with my old pal Oliver Braid and the Transition Community of One - my special event for the Glasgow Open House festival this weekend. See below for all the details.
Also, in case you missed it, you can now watch online the short talk I gave at the Royal College of Art last month about my work-a-holic tendencies and love-hate relationship with technology.
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16:00 - midnight
Inspired by the Transition Town movement, which promotes co-production and communal living as ways to well-being and sustainability, Ellie Harrison will open the doors of her now 'single person household' for a screening programme of socio-political films. By inviting likeminded people into her hermetically sealed 'luxury apartment' to learn about and discuss ways to change the world - she hopes expose the paradox at the heart of her lifestyle - test the intolerance caused by solo living and challenge her actually existing 'socialism in one person'.
Popcorn and soft drinks will be served. Please feel free to bring your own (vegan) snacks and drinks. For the location, screening times and to RSVP, please visit:
12:00 - 13:00
For three and a half years, artists and friends Ellie Harrison & Oliver Braid lived together in Ellie's attic flat in Glasgow. During their final year they broadcast a weekly radio show live from their living room every Friday lunchtime. The Ellie & Oliver Show was well-loved for its informal and sometimes outrageous discussion exploring the philosophies that surrounded and informed its co-hosts everyday lives. After an intense year of co-habiting and co-hosting the show, they decided it was time to go their separate ways. On the 4 February 2013 Oliver finally flew the coop. They now live at opposite sides of the city, Ellie in the West End and Oliver in the East, and have struggled at times to adjust to and maintain this new 'long distance relationship'.
For Glasgow Open House 2014, Ellie & Oliver will finally be reunited to present two special edition radio shows broadcast LIVE from their new homes, reflecting on the year that they have been apart and responding to their encounters during the art festival.
Listen LIVE at: www.mixlr.com/ellieandoliver
Listen again at: www.mixcloud.com/longdistance
Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
I'm showing the film of my recent performance Anti-Capitalist Aerobics, as part Definite Motion as group show at Generator Projects in Dundee, which brings together practices that attempt to model and resist forms of capitalist exchange. The exhibition features: Danilo Correale, Ellie Harrison, Toril Johannessen, A-1 53167 (Anibal López), Anna Moreno, Fernando Sanchez and Kosta Tonev.
ARTIST'S TALK: Saturday 26 April 2014
18:30 - 20:30 (in the Activity Room, Dundee Contemporary Arts)
25/26 Mid Wynd Industrial Estate
If you're around in Glasgow for any of the amazing art festivals happening over the next few weeks, look up at the Big Screen in St. Enoch Square and you might just catch a glimpse of one of The Other Forecast films, made as part of my project with John O'Shea at MediaCityUK last autumn. I'm now working with MANY Projects, to get them broadcast on Glasgow's Big Screen over the coming weeks.
St. Enoch Square
And finally, following the success of the Art Lending Library when it launched at Glasgow International in 2012, the project is now embarking on a tour of north east England starting in Darlington next month. Library visitors will again be able to borrow my piece Transctions (2009) and get a live durational performance texted into their home, detailing all my expenditure. There will only four slots available, first come, first served!
Crown Street Gallery and Library
More info coming soon at: www.artlendinglibrary.org.uk