philipspeakman@hotmail.com

 

recent works

The Err, sculpture and events program, 2020, (work in progress)

Vernal Wood, 4K video, 2020

Tell, story telling sessions, 2018 - 

Grasmere Rising, text and images, 2019

The Shining, HD video, 2019

The Long Shadows of Bohemian Grove, HD video, 2018

 

cv

Born 1993. Lives in London

Central Saint Martins, BA Fine Art, 2013 - 2017

I work with moving image, writing, events, objects and friends. Interested in hyperstition, narrative as a technology, landscapes and their relationship to culture, the weird, fictioning, the Lake District, romanticism and Videodrome

current and forthcoming 

Grizedale Arts, Lake District, commission, 2020

New Creatives, BBC/Arts Council audio commission, 2020

OUTPOST Gallery, studio residency, 2021

selected exhibitions

OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich, ‘Members Show 2018’ selected by The White Pube, 28/09/18 - 4/11/18

fivehundredthousand, London, 'The World Tour Inauguration - ArtLicks Weekend', 06/10/18

fivehundredthousand, London, 'The Strange Account Of Ellery Cordwainer', 04/2018, solo 

Lethaby Gallery, London, 'Temporalities', 02/2018

OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich, ‘Members Show 2017 selected by Andy Holden’, 11/2017

Central Saint Martins, 'Degree Show', 05/2017

Coniston Institute, Cumbria, ‘Prefatory Action’, 12/2016, solo

Cyprus College of Art, Paphos, ‘Pat’s Xs’, 12/2016

Blip blip blip, Leeds, ‘Interim + Ciarra Phillips and Edwin Pickstone’, 05/2015

screenings

Deptford Cinema, 'fivehundredthousand at Deptord Cinema', London, 06/04/19

Set, London, ‘Film Screening’, 05/2018

Art Week Exeter, ‘The Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival’, 05/2018

Elmer Projects, London, 'Film Screenings', 02/2018

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Gallery, ‘The Next Thing’, 11/2017

The Bomb Factory, London, ‘Spring Artist Film Festival’, 05/2017

 

events

Wellsproject, 'Tell4' as part of 'The Salamander Skin', London, 29/09/19

TACO!, Thamesmead, ALW Radio - 'Tell 2066' radio show, 17 - 20/10/19 

F.A.T. Studio, 'Tell5', London, 10/11/10 

Gossamer Fog, 'Tell3' as part of Future Primitive, London, 23/06/19

Ah, Bike Club!, artist lead cycling tour, "AONB" Elephant and Castle > Surrey Hills', 10/11/18

Central Saint Martins, London, ‘Metaphonica III’, 03/2017

Peckham Safehouse, London, ‘BATTERY POWER: A Post-Electric Exhibition’, 10/2015 º

awards and commissions

New Creatives, BBC and Arts Council, audio commission, 2020

Grizedale Arts, volunteer commission, 2020

The Next Thing Award, shortlisted, Bury Art Museum, 2017

Acme Associate Studios Program recipient, 2017 - 2019

On a family walking holiday, the hyperstitional project of poetic nationalism at the heart of the English Lake District unravels, and the artifice of the nature here is revealed as the second nature of ingrained customs and habits.

 

Affection and irreverence, radicalism and romanticism, coalesce as the work attempts to intervene in the circulation of images central to the passing down of this restrictive ‘national commonwealth’; a tourist’s car burns outside Wordsworth’s gravestone, a military helicopter flies over Lake Windermere, and the bleakness of a rewinding project rupture the heritage image cycle, and offer glimpses of another Lake District.