Sitework: “The Re:Fresh Gallery”
Day 060, the Re:Fresh Gallery, is a three-part virtual structure proposed for the viewing of graphic artworks by Day For Night, and set to the downtempo/trip-hop beats spun by DJ Salvador Dalek. Re:Fresh is a home to works and installations in the areas of fiction and non-fiction, audio, motion and interface design, and is accompanied by a catalogue documenting the graphic work of Eric Scott.
The current exhibition, “Fans Should Not Be Moved Or Turned Off” collects visual work from the graphic archives of Eric Scott, to be viewed in the upper design gallery. Other site spaces include the Listen Soundspace, workshops for audio design, poetry and intermedia, and a lending library for customized industrial samples and loops.
In Day 030 “Addictions” first two volumes, “Simple words,” “Hazy memories,” Eric Scott joins verse and graphic images. Printed in 4.75″ square format, this very-limited release is housed in a double-cd jewel case, accompanied by a hand-picked selection of finished songs and recordings, most of which were the by-product of these writings from the late 1980s and early 90s.
The accompanying disc contains a mixture of love songs and tone poems, this collection may on the surface appear to be a more conventional set; recorded in a style less familiar to fans of his more recent work; these humble arrangements of one-man band on piano, guitar, and bass do not belie their insistence as an important chapter in Eric’s work as singer-songwriter.
Curatorial book design and editorial by Day For Night, published for the Japanese art market.
Artist Andrew Lakey‘s following in Japan has been nothing short of fanatical since the early 1990s, and the exhibition catalogue Angel Magic 108 was produced before his Tokyo showing in December 2007, in association with JMA / Lightworks (Japan). December 2009 also marked the release of our second art book of Lakey paintings, “Unencountered.” Works from the ever-popular Unencountered Rogues Gallery and Studies, Drawings and Sketches are also featured.
The books are available for purchase online from Amazon.co.jp, and at this link:
“Unencountered” by Andrew Lakey
Artist Andrew Lakey‘s following in Japan has been nothing short of fanatical since the early 1990s – and this miniature exhibition catalogue was produced before his Tokyo exhibition in December 2007, in association with JMA / Lightworks (Japan) and Crave Media Publishing (Japan).
“Angel Magic 108” is an oracle pairing original Lakey paintings with thematic virtues (Patience, Beauty, Tolerance…) and extends well beyond the angel artwork Lakey is best known for, spanning works from the last decade of Unencountered, Silhouettes and Shadows, Hearts and early abstract works.
The book is available for purchase online at this link:
For “Manifesto” (Day 017) Day For Night rethink sub-urban planning, in a typographic journal and overview of Day For Night. Post-Situationist propaganda films covers the walls of NIGHTlinkRail, hammering on about the overthrow of cultural leadership and the entertainment channels that fuel “big news.”
Post-revolution theories abound; albeit tongue-in-cheek, while “Big ideas” cross pollinate with more Situationism to create a collection that is naturally an ongoing work-in-progress.
“Record the world in front of you
and in the edges of what you
cannot or will not see.” – Eric Scott
Excerpt from the brief for Tomato‘s workshops:
The workshops are a way of immersing yourself suddenly and intensely into the process and conversation that goes on within tomato. Several members of tomato are there to initiate the conversation, but the workshop really happens through the interaction of everyone there. A wide range of people from around the world with diverse backgrounds come together to create work. You not only learn a great deal from everyone around you but everyone learns from you as well. They are about creativity, art, process, life, philosophy, design, and the interconnectedness of all of these things. But of course I now have to ask if these things ever were separate from each other anyway? (more) (Courtesy of TomatoWorkshops.com)
Eric Scott (Day For Night) “June, 2001 in New York City was the setting of the Tomato Workshops where I met Peter Moraites, and formed an indelible bond and friendship. Much can be said about the 5 days spent at a workshop where I arrived with no concrete expectations, and left with a head full of dreams. John Warwicker, Graham Wood and Steve Baker (of Tomato) had created a studio setting that felt (for me) like a week-long break from routine, where the client work schedule got left behind in California, and I could instead inhabit this “commune-like” environment for creativity, where sleeping and eating came second to working and making things in a creatively charged space.”
Produced for Day 1 of the Tomato Workshops NYC, June 2001.
An exercise created from my room at Hotel 17, Greenwich Village at 11:30 pm on a very rainy night in New York City. It was made using Flash and Macromedia SoundEdit; using a digital camera, handheld audio recorder and limited resources (certainly no access to internet, c’mon — it was June 2001 and I was alone in a dingy little hotel)… 🙂
Add Soundcloud file embed for installation art created in NYC during this period.
For a gallery of the Tomato Workshops site created and maintained by Ed Panar, with alumni details and photos from the events: