A very Happy New Year to all of you. I hope you had a great 2015, a good holiday, and are looking forward to the next year as much as I am.
I was hugely fortunate in 2015 to take part in a number of exhibitions and events, as well as undertaking new commissions for a number of organisations. Many of these are documented online...
The year started with The Nor, a series of expeditions and essays for the Hayward Gallery in London, closely followed by the premiere of Seamless Transitions at the Photographer's Gallery. I completed almost a year of working with the Victoria & Albert Museum with the installation of Five Eyes in the magnificent tapestry gallery, and the launch of the Hyper-Stacks website. For the Southbank Centre's Web We Want festival I created and launched Citizen Ex, a browser extension which has since been downloaded and used by over ten thousand people worldwide.
I'm very grateful to all of the curators, programmers, directors, fellow artists and friends who made the work of 2015 so interesting, stimulating, and enjoyable - particularly to Katrina Sluis and Sam Mercer at the Photographer's Gallery, Corinna Gardner and Rory Hyde at the V&A, James Cowdery at the Southbank (and my collaborators on the project, Nat Buckley and After the flood), Luca Barbeni and Manuela Benetton at Nome, Natasha Hoare and Adam Kleinman at WdeW, Roddy Schrock at Eyebeam, Janez Janša at Aksioma, and Claudette Lauzon at OCAD - alongside many others too numerous to mention.
The project is currently raising funds to support a new installation and event series at the Benaki throughout 2016, drawing on the rich history of Athens as a crossroads between East and West, and the arboriculture which has illuminated it. Please do find out more about the project - and support it, if you are able.
Thanks for your time, and all the best for a very enjoyable 2016.
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Top Image: One of the "Citizen Ex flags" flown in 2015 at Upfor in Portland, 89+ Filter Bubble at Westbau, Zurich, and coming to Ljubljana and elsewhere in 2016...