BEEF (Bristol Experimental & Expanded Film)
Thursday 14 December from midday to midnight 2017 | free

Phil Coy’s micro residency at BEEF culminates in a durational performance and installation. On darkness… uses collage as a technique to conflate and disturb readings of historical discourse. The work forces a marriage between artifacts linked to two of the most seminal and yet seemingly unconnected figures of 20th century avant-garde: Marcel Duchamp’s Porte-bouteilles and Jack Kerouac’s Royal typewriter. Originally used in his durational performance Langue cassée (1995), for BEEF Coy introduces a live mix of CCTV and a triangular tape delay to focus in on the minutiae of an arcane mechanical process. Evolving over the course of a day, On darkness… builds its own grammar, magnifying its language into baroque levels of information overlay.

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Royal typewriter with blacked-out keys On darkness (2017)

2 Sep - 01 Oct 2017 Liverpool Planetarium, The World Museum, Liverpool, L3 8EN >>>> info

Substance, a whole history of hollows and reliefs explores the materials and processes that enable us to create images of the earth’s surface, and reveals the scars that the extraction of these materials leave behind. For the planetarium version Coy has used the technique of 'False Color' algorithms commonly used by astrophysicists and scientists gathering data from Earth observation satellites, to reveal geological features outside of the visible light spectrum. Playing into the long association between the genres of science fiction and psychedelic music, the work includes a new atonal sound mix, with commentary by Erica Yang and Nick Waltham; experts in the field of Supercomputing and CCD imaging sensors. Both of these technologies are integral parts of the process of satellite and digital imaging, and have profound affects on how we view and interpret the world.

This psychedelic version of the VR film installation on show at FACT’s, The New Observatory exhibition, cuts in additional material from ancient copper mines in Anglesey, West Cork and the UK’s largest Super Computer at RAL Space.

Supported by Leverhulme Trust, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL Space) and by using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

 

More info >>> FACT

Hemispheric Production still Substance, False Color (2017)

22 Jun - 01 Oct 2017
FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ >>>> info

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) In collaboration with the Open Data Institute, the exhibition brings together an international group of artists whose work explores new and alternative modes of measuring, predicting, and sensing the world today through data, imagination and other observational methods.

Artists: Burak Arikan, Wafaa Bilal, Natasha Caruana, James Coupe, Phil Coy, Thomson & Craighead, Julie Freeman, Citizen Sense, David Gauthier, Interaction Research Studio, Rachel Jacobs, Jackie Karuti, Kei Kreutler, Libre Space Foundation, Stanza, Liz Orton, Proboscis (Giles Lane and Stefan Kueppers), Jeronimo Voss, and Yu-Chen Wang.

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Hemispheric Production still Substance, A whole history of hollows and reliefs (2017)

15 Jun 5 - 6.30pm
GoMA - Gallery of Modern Art - Glasgow  >>>> info

Screening program that includes screenings of Somewhere, somewhere, nowhere (2005) and As Far as I know (2015)

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Film still Somewhere, somewhere, nowhere (2005)

21 Jun - 3.30pm 2017
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull >>>> info

Phil Coy and Hull University Lecturer in Environmental Marine Biology Magnus Johnson discuss their recent work and the benefits and challenges to artists and scientists working collaboratively.

3D animation developed for the film Avoiding Green (2017)

1st Apr - 28 Aug 2017
Hull Maritime Museum and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, HU1 3RA  >>>> info

New film Avoiding Green commisioned for the exhibtion Offshore. Shown alongside selected work from the Gallery and Museum’s collection of fine art and maritime objects for what marks a major and ambitious collaboration between the two museums.

Includes works by Badgers of Bohemia, Kasia Molga, Martin Parr, Bik Van Der Pol, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Mariele Neudecker, Phil Coy, John Wedgwood-Clarke and Rob Mackay, Jonathan Baldock and Ian J Brown, author China Miévilleas well as existing works by Tacita Dean, John Smith, Adam Chodzko, Alexander Duncan, Tania Kovats, David Malone, Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Emily Richardson, Shimabuku, Zineb Sedira, Lawrence Lek.

More info >>> Invisible Dust

Film still Avoiding Green (2017)

Thursday 30 March 2017, 7pm, with: Phil Coy and Frances Scott
Whitechapel Gallery
, London  >>>> info

The potential equivalence of water to film, and the speculative areas between land and sea, are central to this series of films exploring the estuaries and lagoons of documentary fiction. Prairie lands of the sea includes London premieres of Frances Scott’s CANWEYE { } and INCIPIT, screened with Phil Coy’s Wordland and the premiere of his new work Avoiding Green. Followed by a Q&A with the artists.

CANWEYE { } and INCIPIT were both commissioned by Focal Point Gallery and supported by Arts Council England. Wordland was commissioned by City Projects, funded by Arts Council England and The Elephant Trust, and supported by East Anglian Film Archive and LUX. Avoiding Green was commissioned by Invisible Dust for Hull City of Culture.

Film still Wordland (2010)

Tuesday 13 December, 2016, 8pm With: Johannes Heldén and Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll
Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall Rasmus Meyers allé 5 Bergen  >>>> info

To mark the launching of The Imaginary Reader, we invite you to join us Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall. The artist, writer and musician Johannes Heldén reads from his latest book Astroecology and there will be a concert with Stein Urheim & Mari Kvien Brunvoll. Thursday, December 15 there will be a launch of the book in Oslo at the Black Box Teater. It will feature readings by the writers Kristin Berget, Victoria Kielland and Arve Kleiva.


The Imaginary Reader is both an anthology of commissioned texts by a variety of writers, artists, critics, art historians and philosophers and an exhibition in the form of a book with several artworks. The book is meant as a stimulus to thinking about the imaginary and the relationship between fiction and reality. By way of artworks, experimental texts and reflections it offers a range of angles and ideas on different aspects of the imaginary.

Publication The Imaginary Reader (2016)

Screening LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, Sun 13 Nov 2016 >>>> info

Documentation Performance as publishing (2016)

Screening Who Goes there? (2015) Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival, Chicago 4-7 Nov 2016 >>>> info

Screening Who Goes there? (2015) Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh 27 May 2016 >>>> info

Film still Who goes there? (2016)

Screening Who Goes there? (2015) Alchemy Film Festival,Hawick 14-17 Apr 2016 >>>> info

Film still Who goes there? (2016)

The Living Art Museum,Reykjavik 7 Apr - 1 May 2016 >>>> info

Exhibition poster Being Boring (2016)

Swedenborg Hall,London 24 Mar 2016 >>>> info

Artist Bridget Smith awards Who Goes there? (2015) a *special mention*

Clip Who goes there? (2016)

Eastside Projects 4 Mar 2016 >>>> info

Live mixed 4-channel CCTV Darkness (2016)

Wilkinson Gallery 27 Feb - 10 Apr 2016 >>>> info

Yellowed Sun Framed tabloid newspaper and theatre spot light (1999-ongoing)

BFI London Film Festival 17 Oct 2015 >>>> see Scores

Abstract ordering structures derived from bodily functions, music and financial markets are central to this series of films, taking them as the determining force in either scoring the shape of the works themselves or exploring the way that they might shape our lives.

Scores: Off Camera Dialogue, Cally Spooner; Crippled Symmetries, Beatrice Gibson; Vivir Paravivir, Laida Lertxundi; as far as i know (devotion gradient), Phil Coy

Film still Devotion Gradient (2015)