THE FAMILY BANDS
ONE FAMILY, ONE HOUR, ONE SONG, WORKSHOPS FOR NON-MUSICIANS
13th Jan - 3rd Feb
Farm Shop, Nantyffin curated by Paul Emmanuel
21st November -25th November 2012
UNSEEN: experimentica, Chapter Cardiff UK
presenting Another Tricker: a series of interventions
25/10/12 - 11/11/12 Curator of The Witching Hour at GMP www.goatmajorprojects.com
October/November Artist in Residence Glynn Vivian Gallery Swansea.
19-06-12 to 19-09-12 SOUNDWORKS ICA LONDON SOUNDWORKS PLAYER click here
18-06-12 CONCRETEISLAND.ORG.UK CLOSES. The microsite for Sound Car has now finished. To contact re: Dont Shoot The Messenger/Sound Car contact through www.richardhiglett.com
09-06-12 Voices of the Mountains: Sound Car http://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/full-event.php.en?nid=7880&tnid=7880
06-05-12 Artists Talk at Goat Major Projects http://www.goatmajorprojects.com/page4.htm
27-04-12 Motorcade Flashparade
15-04-12 Auragramme Action through Goat Major Projects at Art Car Bootique, Chapter, Cardiff
SOUND CAR and PITCH Radio project at same event.
07-04-12 to 10-04-12 http://www.bangorsoundcity.org/Sound+Car
01-04-12 12 noon GMP opened with Endless Kiss
ENDLESS KISS DIAGRAM GMP INSTALL OPENING 01-04-12
29-02-12 GMP Space ready for install of first show
6-9-04-12 DTSM project working with Bangor Sound City/ Real Institue details to follow
23-01-12 Build starting on GMP space www.goatmajorproject.com
19-01-12 All These Worlds Are Yours now available to view complete on Vimeo
25-11-11 GOAT MAJOR PROJECT LAUNCH DELAYED TILL NEW YEAR. AS A TASTER 'A LOGO'..............
DOWNLOAD HERE FOR A5 Promo Postcards. http://www.richardhiglett.com/A5 Promo Download GMP.pdf
link to Images from Nothing Gold Can Stay
1 - 15 October 2011
"No-one loves the messenger who brings bad news."
From Antigone by Sophocles
Messengers come from many places bearing a variety of news, good bad and indifferent. They tell us of experiences and events that we haven't witnessed, that happened in a remote or inaccessible location. They bear witness and we have a choice whether to trust to that witnessing. Like Hermes (messenger of the Olympians and the patron of boundaries and those who cross them), these messengers can also bring knowledge of things unknown to humanity. Alien abductees bringing tales of galactic peace or disaster, mediums interpreting voices from the other side, these are the messengers who claim contact with exotic and impossible places but the words they bring lack exoticism and impossibility.
To launch the GPS Higlett has produced a body of work to accompany his converted car that will offer messages that are intrinsically inaccessible and the incomprehensible, conversations that are closed cycles between two others that we aren't meant to overhear or understand. Cyclical dialogues from other worlds that are witnessed and misinterpreted by the audience.
Stationed outside for the preview, the GPS broadcasts a manufactured conversation "…." between the HAL computer from Kubrick's film of 2001: A Space Odyssey. HAL is duplicated and talks to himself, the human is removed from the equation and becomes an inhuman internal dialogue, computer to computer, the Olympians talking to each other through the GPS. In the back window of the car is a faded picture of the Apollo 13 astronauts, long since disregarded, an unimportant part of the equation. After the preview the speaker system will be removed from the car and placed on the gallery floor, silent thereafter, the dialogue resolved. Alongside it will be the 'stealth hood', a lozenge shaped cover for the speaker mainframe, perhaps to conceal the messenger when it carries bad news.
Immediately as you enter the space there is a projection of an interview with Hapus, a cat. Referencing Marcel Broodthaers' 'Interview with a Cat', Hapus is interviewed about her existence and she replies in her native tongue, she understands the interviewer in order to answer but her responses are meaningless to anyone other than another cat.
On the wall behind this is another video piece "All these Worlds are Yours Except.." documenting the first outing of the GPS. Mirroring the Great Bear constellation using roundabouts in Cardiff the GPS circumnavigates whilst from inside the car the sonic artists Bear Man respond musically to what they see outside. We the audience are witnesses to a dialogue between the sound emanating from the car and the urban spaces it resonates in. Next to this film is a new text by Leona Jones entitled 'Frere Jacque' that creates a first page from a fictional academic text discussing the origins of singing in the round, a musical form that intends more than the words it contains and those that describe it.
Bear Man will recreate this process for the preview, a sonic response from a figurative underworld signified by drawn back Astroturf to an above ground drummer. On the wall to one side of this is a street map of Cardiff where all of the roundabouts have been marked from memory and colour graded like stars according to magnitude of brightness. Accompanying this is a watercolour of discarded road signs, removing any traditional sense of direction or purpose the map may have had. This feeling is repeated in the three torturous road maps painted on card by the entrance, there are no starting points or destinations journeying these roads, no arrivals.
Finally in the back of the space is an enlarged photograph of Mars at the closest point to Earth it has been in recorded history. Enlarged from a digital photograph where the planet appeared only two pixels large the image has been further magnified. We are forced into close proximity to a heavenly body that we are unable to fully encounter, only through this heavily mediated version.
The messenger that truly has the most interesting of news is the one we probably won't be able to or don't want to understand. Maybe only when it is too late.
text by Mike Cousin Curator g39
Richard Higlett and Emma Price will be developing a new gallery based curatorial project in Cardiff under the working title of Goat Major with a view to a December 11 launch and program of invited curated shows throughout 2012
G39 @ THE DIARY 15TH OCTOBER 2011 11.00
Discussing the Dont Shoot the Messenger Project within the context of previous projects.
OTHER current and Forthcoming
06-10 TO 29-10 selected for Matt Roberts Salon Art Prize http://www.salonartprize.com/sap_about.html
Manchester Contemporary Art Fair 27-30/10/11
Made in Roath Festival, Roath Cardiff 15/16-10-11
Item 37 link http://madeinroath.com/?page_id=17
Work as part of Mermaid and Monster at Angelika DETAILS TBC SHORTLY
Affordable Art Exhibition, St Davids Hall, Cardiff 02-09 to 04-11-11
http://www.venicevendingmachine.com/ WF has submitted 3 unique block painting for the project
WELCOME TO YOUR WORLD
G39@the Diary, Ponncanna, Cardiff, Wales.
30-09-11 - 15-09-11
DONT SHOOT THE MESSENGER PROGRAM IN DEVELOPMENT www.concreteisland.org.uk
MERMAID AND MONSTER
I will no longer be working as part of Mermaid and Monster due to other commitments and developing my own practice further. I continue to support the initiative and its importance to supporting practicing contemporary artists primarily working in Wales. I will become one of the artists they represent as I move from poacher to game keeper. I wish the initiative every success.
The next project for myself is the Dont Shoot The Messenger Program which involves placing sound art in the urban and rural environment through a roof top speaker system mounted on a Ford Fiesta. A press release calling for proposal for DSTM will be available from October 15th 2011.
Richard Higlett 22-07-11
FOR A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WORKS DOWNLOAD PDF
23/05 Dipping a toe in the water
Sample rough demo of the COUNTRY GHOST Project
CONSTRUCTION OF "THE MOBILE SONIC" PROJECT
PROJECT WEBSITE GOING LIVE 30/06
LAUNCH EVENT SEPTEMBER 2011 TBC
Work featured as part of Mermaid and Monsters presentation at the Globe @ Hay
Part of the HOWTHELIGHTGETSIN Festival
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EXHIBITION 26TH MAY TO 17TH JUNE 2011
Animation featured in
A Century of Artists' Film
21 May - 2 July.
Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan.
For this show at Oriel Mwldan, Outcasting is screening a hundred films from the archives in three years of programming. The films come from a variety of genres and styles and hopefully reflect the full breadth of artists engagement with this medium. Over the course of the 43 days that the show will be running audiences will be able to see a truly international range of work with the 100 films being rotated throughout that time.
13-5-11 Song at the Years Transforming ends
Sun 17 April
10am - 4pm
Sun 17 Ebrill
Chapter and Something Creatives (the minds behind Milgi and Cardiff Arts Institute) bring you Cardiff's very first Art Car-Bootique. Taking place in our back car park, it'll be the most eccentric and coolest car-boot sale you've ever been to, with 50 pitches of art, fashion and performance.
Confirmed contributors include Holly Davey; Mermaid and Monster; Warp; Cerbyd; Supersaurus Swansea; and Wally French. We're also expecting the SWN gang to bring along a record store; Squeaky Hill to turn up in their stretch limo with a quiz in the back; CineCabaGoGo will be making an appearance; and Roath's Northcote Lane Market are setting up a couple of stalls.
A special programme of live acoustic music kicks off at 12pm to tickle your ear drums in a sunny Sunday style. Confirmed acts include local legend John Mouse, harp-yielding songstress Georgia Ruth, alt-folksters No Thee No Ess, the lovely Eugene Capper and friends, and a group from the popular Cardiff Ukulele Nights.
07-04-11 till 05-05-11 as I:I Jones and Higlett
Contributions in sound and video to the Sounds of the Valley
Pontardawe Arts Centre, Wales.
I : I collaboration with Leona Jones
04-11-10 In Conversation in London
28-10-10 to 31-10-10
MERMAID AND MONSTER ARE PRESENTING AT
'THE MANCHESTER CONTEMPORARY"
As one of a select group of galleries, Mermaid and Monster will be representing a blend of emerging and established contemporary artists from Wales and the UK.
AXIS MEMBERS CAN APPLY FOR FREE TICKETS DETAILS
VISIT http://www.mermaidandmonster.com for updates which opens 28th October 2010.
Mostyn installation, piece in foreground by Sean Edwards.
21-05-10 to 03-09-10
WE HAVE THE MIRRORS< WE HAVE THE PLANS> Click here to download this file MOSTYN RE_OPENING EXHIBITION PV 21st MAY 2010
4.10.09 Click here to download this file the most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.Albert Einstein. The Cosmic Distance Ladder is a method of measuring the distance between the viewer and celestial objects. This Exhibition explores artists relationships to Space and to the instruments used to investigate its mysteries. Featured Artists include Jen Finer, Ansumen Biswas, David Marchant, Maia Conran, Adele Vye, Anna Barrett, Fern Thomas, Owen Griffiths, Ines Rebelo, Richard Higlett, William Brown, Andy Fung, Daphne Hurn, Richard Cox, Chris Lloyd, Nigel Bowles, Chris Williams and Christian Olsen. Also featuring: Constellation Music Station Beaming you Space themed songs from planet Earth brought to you by Framework / Fframwaith. Opens 4th October, St.Davids Hall Cardiff
07.08.09 PROP http://www.g39.org/cgi-bin/website.cgi?place=exhibitions&id=284 RED PLANET at Extraordinary Days
01.06.09 Acting Project Manager for Wales at Venice Biennale John Cale
26.03.09 Selected by Anna Powell for AXIS Curators Selection on Axisweb.org http://www.axisweb.org/dlFull.aspx?ESSAYID=181 20.03.09 Work as part of HALLelujah Project by Janie Nicol http://smallthingsthatmakeupabigthing.blogspot.com/ 15.03.09 Featured on new database AND http://and.nmartproject.net/?p=1728 02.03.09 http://soundlab.newmediafest.org/blog/ 'Painter' sound work is now in the SOUNDPOOL
01.03 FEATURED ON OUTCASTING SEASON 6 http://www.outcasting.org/ A excellent site !!!xx
http://soundlab.newmediafest.org/blog/ from March09 INTERVIEW http://sip.newmediafest.org/?page_id=159 ROTATE CAS LONDON
If You Build It, They Will Come.
3rd July-9th August http://www.g39.org/
Re: Drawing Oriel Davies Open, Newtown, Wales UK Welsh Artist of the Year 08, Cardiff Wales, UK
Locws 08 http://www.locwsinternational.com/artists/higlett2.html Badges EYE OF THE BEHOLDER EDITION PROPOSAL
I wish I was a Spaceman (2004)
The Daily Constitutional
ARC : Artist Resource Cardiff "Together We Are Beautiful"
I:I Project 06/07-07/07 Chapter Arts Cinema, Cardiff
Future and recent
Addition How many steps...... @ Tactile Bosch, Cardiff. Opens 22nd September to 22nd October 2007
The Plein Air (installation view) 22-09-07
Mermaid and Monster at Year 07 Art Fair, Westminster Hall, London, UK 11/10/07 - 14/10/07 www.mermaidandmonster.com Click here to download this file Click here to download this file Co-curating with artist and associate Gordon Dalton as Mermaid and Monster Project. show in Cardiff, November 2007 GENERIC PRESS RELEASE FOR YEAR 07 RELEASE 31.08.07 12.00GMT
Click here to download this file EXHIBITIONS Garej, Kings Road, Cardiff 23-11 to 07-12-07 www.garej.co.uk Ideas. Bury Art Gallery, Moss Street, Bury. 10-11-07 to 10-01-08 Leamington Open 2007, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, Pump Roms Leamington. 24-11-07 to 13-01-08 PODCASTS Download recommended through Internet Explorer
A HOME IN DISTANT STARS is part of the UNBOUND Project 07. Click here to download this file ART: Sport for the Mind http://web.mac.com/richard.higlett/iWeb/Site/Blog/Blog.html
also see www.wallyfrench.com for other projects new directory http://www.re-title.com/artists/richard-higlett.asp The Company of Strangers 07/07 (collected wire sculptures from vendors in 12 cities across Europe and bull dog clip)http://www.contempart.org.uk/RotateMermaidandMonster.htm