Week at a Glance 01-02-13

Open Eye Gallery appoints new Artistic Director

It was announced yesterday that Open Eye Gallery, the North West’s only art space dedicated to photography, have appointed Lorenzo Fusi (previously at Liverpool Biennial) as their new Artistic Director. The appointment comes in the wake of previous incumbent, Patrick Henry, leaving to work on Look 13, Liverpool’s international photography festival.

Second wave of Sound City 2013 announcements

A new batch of artists was announced yesterday for Sound City 2013. They follow hot on the heels of news that the very splendid Walkmen would play this year’s festival. BBC Sounds of 2013 long-listers King Krule and Aluna George also make the cut, along with Outfit, Thee Oh Sees and Dan Croll. The big reveal in terms of shifting tickets, but possibly a wrong step, are Dexys – does anyone ever need to hear THAT song again?

Deadline for applications to be a director at The Royal Standard 

Every other year, artist led gallery and studio space, The Royal Standard, picks a new set of directors. “This ensures that the organisation maintains a fresh and ambitious outlook”, say the current team, and today is the deadline for applications – if you fancy an opportunity to help sculpt Liverpool’s cultural landscape, we can think of few better.

New Artist of The Month

In case you’re new to The Double Negative (or even if you’re not), each month sees the site graced by a bespoke artwork which occupies the homepage banner. This month is the turn of graphic designer Jon Summers-Muir, who designed the pretty stunning gif we currently have going on: have a look and a read!

Installation by Dr Robert Strachan and Hive Collective’s Sam Wiehl at the Wordsworth Trust

A new exhibition at the Wordsworth Trust in Cumbria opens tomorrow. Entitled Their Colours and Their Forms (above), the exhibition is contributed to by Dr Robert Strachan and Sam Wiehl from the Hive Collective. The Undistinguishable Motion installation, responds to the immediate environment and, says Dr Strachan, “uses audio field field recordings and film captured on location in Wordsworth’s native Lake District in an evolving artwork”.

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis confirmed for MIF/tickets on sale from today

A special new performance piece was announced this week for the forthcoming Manchester International Festival. Details of the performance are currently thin on the ground, but filmmaker Curtis described the unique collaboration as “A musical entertainment about the power of illusion and the illusion of power”.

HMV Workers take over official company twitter stream

Mutiny very briefly broke out at the stricken music retailer HMV yesterday as a number of staff threatened with likely job losses hijacked the company’s official twitter account, posting “there are over 60 of us being fired at once!” The uprising by the understandably disgruntled, soon to be unemployed staff, was eventually quelled.

Posted on 01/02/2013 by thedoublenegative