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10th Dec 2016 / TALK*
A CONFESSION: ANARCHY, ANONYMITY, HEALTH & EFFICIENCY
An Amateur History of Social Nudity in Modern Essex 1896-2017
Performance Lecture at Focal Point Gallery to launch my research into the history and legacy of Essex' 1890s Tolstoy Colonies. Part of the Radical Essex season. Drinks reception 5:30, Lecture 7pm. #ConfessionFPG #BareAsYouDare

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6th Feb - 3rd March 2016 / EXHIBITION

Manual Labours (Sophie Hope & Jenny Richards) have commissioned me to write a feedback form for their exhibition 'The Complaining Body' that looks at the physical and mental issues around complaining. The Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD.
Private View: Friday 5th Feb, 6-9pm

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1st October - 1st November 2015 / EXHIBITION
Division of Labour launch their new London showroom space in West Hampstead with 'Hermits and Reasonable Artists', a display of two of my current sculpture projects alongside works by David Blamey. This space is strictly by appointment only, designed to encourage one-one conversations, particularly with collectors, curators and interested parties. Please contact the gallery directly to arrange a viewing.

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25-27th September 2015 / SCREENING
The music video I made for Astronauts' single 'Only Son' has been selected by Video Social Club for their screening programme as part of The Plymouth Art Weekender at Plymouth Social Club, 38-39 Tavistock Place PL4 8AX. Screening night: Friday 25th September, 8pm - late.

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21st-22nd August 2015 / EXHIBITION
Curator Toby Huddletsone adapts his 2011 curated group show into 'To Pay Respect To The Generosity Of Three Minute Punk Song Pt.2: Re-Edit', an weekend-long arrangement of screened and projected films across the studios, offices and windows of BEEF, Bristol Experimental & Expanded Film. Including my video 'The Least Most (The Most Least?)'. Private View: Friday 21st August 6-9pm

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27th March 2015 / EXHIBITION
A solo exhibition, 'Sociable Hermit', presenting all the projects I've developed over the course of my residency with ICIA at the University of Bath, UK. Featuring an outsourced sculpture, a series of mundane photographs, borrowed furniture, a set of prints made on Sir isaac Pitman's original letterpress, a video trailer for a failed project with the Architecture students, and various ephemera from my residency research.

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12 December 2014 / EVENT
As part of Craig Barnes' Centre for Remote Possibilites currently at Matt's Gallery I am hosting a talk and discussion entitled 'Focus Group for Failure' in the restored Futuro House on the gallery rooftop. The talk will work through the details of an unresolved residency project for 83 imaginary exhibitions that has itself failed to materialise. Friday 12th December, 2-3pm

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28th November - 31 January 2015 / EXHIBITION
I have an editioned work, 'Quality Time' (see above), in Enclave's new 'Yearbook' project. 10 artists including Martin Westwood, Toby Huddlestone, Joey Holder and Frances Thorburn produced new works for this limited edition portfolio, the book is then part of a group show in the gallery featuring all contributing artists. Private View: Friday 28th November 6-9pm

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25 November - 19 January 2015 / EXHIBITION
One of my 1.234p photographs is in the group show 'Macht' curated by Sandra Mann, featuring Caroline Krause, Jos Diegel, Natalie Grenzhaususer, Sandra Mann, Roy Lichtenstein & others. Prevent.on, Frankfurt, Germany. Private View: Tuseday 25th November 6-9pm

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3 NOVEMBER 2014 / RELEASE
Astronauts release their new EP 'Four Songs' on Lo Recordings, with a promo video devised and directed by myself. Based on the style of an online video tutorial it was entirely constructed in Google SketchUp using a screen capture and editing package. You can view the video HERE

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5 JULY 2014 / EVENT
My father Kevin Sykes & I will discuss our collaborative project 'The Dad Directives', made in London and Finland in 2008 - the first time we have spoken about it publicly. The work is currently on display in the gallery room of Bygga Bo, a Scandinavian cafe, venue and design outlet in Walthamstow, London, where this free talk will be held. Saturday 5th July, 4-5pm, Bygga Bo

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26 APRIL - 24th May 2014 / EXHIBITION
A solo exhibition - a one-room installation accompanied by three talks on the final weekend, 23/24th May - developed from my performance lecture "It Must Be Told." originally commissioned by Arnolfini, Bristol. Enclave Guest Projects, Deptford, London. Private View: Friday 25th April 6-9pm

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3rd FEB 2014 / EVENT

I have been invited to present 'Hermit Movie Rethink', at Kings Artist Run in Melbourne as one of their monthly Flash Night live events. The talk is an adaptation of the original lecture 'A Hermit's Movie IV: In Trees' that was presented in and written about the Immersive Vision Theatre, the small 1960s planetarium in the centre of the University of Plymouth, UK. 6-9pm, Kings ARI, Melbourne, Australia

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11th DEC 2013 / EVENT
As part of my residency at the University of Bath I have been invited to deliver a quick PowerPoint lecture for one of their Ignite events. Much like a Pecha Kucha we will each have just 15 seconds per slide, for 20 slides, to present an idea we are working on to the audience. 4-6pm, EB 1.1, University of Bath, UK

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13th NOV 2013 / EVENT
As part of my first one-week stay on the University of Bath campus, I'll be presenting 'Hypothetical Exchange + Connection' to the entire 3rd year Architecture students. I've been invited to propose an imaginary exhibition for a cultural centre they are designing so I have set them a unique show with an array of new works or new versions for them to interpret.

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10th OCT 2013 / EVENT
To introduce my year as Artist in Residence with ICIA at the University of Bath I'm giving a public lecture about my plans for this residency and adventures on previous ones. 7.30pm, 8 West 2.1, University of Bath, UK

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28TH SEPT 2013 - 4TH JAN 2014 / EXHIBITION
I've collaborated with A.R. Hopwood on a series of sculptures for The False Memory Archive, his touring show at of projects made whilst working with The Wellcome Trust and The Anomalystic Psychology Research Unit, Goldsmith's University. The Exchange, Penzance. Private View: Friday 27th September 6.30-8pm

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5th SEPT 2013 / INTERVIEW
FADwebsite.com publish 'Hermits, Repetition, Contradiction', an interview with me by Yvette Gresle after she visited me in my studio.

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15th AUG - 7 SEPT 2013 / EXHIBITION
My sound piece 'THEN' is included included in 'Leeds! Leeds! Leeds!' at blip blip blip, Leeds, UK. A show pairing two different 45 minute sound works every day, each playing in turn. Curated by Hayley Dixon, featuring
Emma Bennett, Rhys Coren, The Hut Project, Harry Meadley, Giorgio Sadotti, Jack Strange, and many more. Private View: Weds 14th Aug 68pm

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12-15th SEPTEMBER 2013 / EVENT
Just announced, the line-up for the September edition of Arnolfini's '4 Days' performance festival. I will be presenting live elements of a new body of research alongside Ant Hampton & Glen Neath, Cally Spooner, Edwin Burdis, Heather & Ivan Morrison, Jesse Ash, Rachel Lois Clapham & Mary Patterson, Serena Korda and Paper Stages from Forest Fringe. This runs alongside the 'Curating Performance' symposium featuring Anja Dorn, Eva Wittocx, Florian Malzacher, Vivian Ziherl and Bridget Crone. Introduce by curator Jamie Eastman at This is Tomorrow

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JUNE 2013 / RESIDENCY
As of June 2013, until June 2014 I an Artist in Residence at The University of Bath, working with ICIA, The Institute of Interdisciplinary Arts. This will involve a period of research into the departments and infrastructure of the University, leading to a number of public outcomes on campus and beyond.

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20th APRIL 2013 / EVENT

I will be giving a new 40 min lecture 'Only Yourself To Blame' at the launch of Low Profile's new book 'Here's To Another Ten'. Saturday 20th April, 2-6pm, ICIA Artspace 2, University of Bath.

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26th MARCH - 7 APRIL 2013 / EXHIBITION
I've written and recorded the voiceover for a new film with the Library of Independant Exchange (L.I.E) as part of their new show 'L.I.E in London' at Hannah Barry Gallery. Private View:Tues 26th March 6-8pm.

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8th -22nd MARCH 2013 / EXHIBITION
I am involved in a new show about found objects, 'Misuse: Creating Alternatives' from the students of the 'Curating the Contemporary' MA at London Metropolitan University in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery.
I'll also deliver a talk about using found objects, entitled 'I Didn't Do It' on 12th March. Private View: 7th March 6-9pm.

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6th MARCH 2013 / EVENT
I've been invited to deliver my 'Hermit Movie Rethink', an adaptation of my planetarium lecture 'A Hermit's Movie IV: In Trees' in the lobby of The Old Mining Building, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, Leeds University. Part of COPY's launch of their new Writer's Retreat publication 'Paradiso' and residency with Wild Pansy Press.

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9th FEBRUARY 2013 / DISPLAY
I've been invited to provide Collection #7 for Extra Bones' Collection Cabinet. I'm displaying for the first time all the souvenir pens and pencils I have been gathering in recent years. Extra Bones, 120 Deptford High St, London. Open Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat 11am-6pm.

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25th JAN - 16TH FEB 2013 / EXHIBITION
The Apocralypse features in Toby Huddlestones new exhibition 'Auto Archive' at Curatorial Timeshare. PV 6-9pm
Alongside archive work by Vito Acconci, Robert Barry, On Kawara, Peter Liversidge and others. Private View: Friday 25th, 6-9pm.

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10th DECEMBER 2012 / LAUNCH
Publication of Book Works' 'Again A Time Machine - From Distribution To Archive' at The Showroom, London. 6.30-9pm
I have contributed a text and script, based on my performance at Spike Island for Maria Fusco's Happy Hypocrite event.

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1st AUGUST 2012 / DISCUSSION
'A Look Back At The Apocralypse', Limoncello, London. 7-9pm
Closing event and discussion about The Apocralypse. Also featuring double PowerPoints, making-of audio, video and printed ephemera, feedback questionaire, Q&A.

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1st JULY 2012
The Apocralypse launches. A daily online publishing project for July, Mon-Fri. Twenty two artists, writers, curators and performers, devise hypothetical events.

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