David Blamey

David Blamey

The Perfect Moment: In Art Intended to be Experienced as Everyday Life.

My practice-based project will draw upon ideas articulated in a diverse range of belief systems (including Yoga, Zen, and the Art World etc.) to write a theory for the ‘perfect moment’ in art that’s conceived to be experienced as everyday life. Using the primary method of ‘fieldwork’ I will originate a series of lived experiences in pursuit of the perfect moment that will then be applied to the production of art works. These new works will be made public, both within and beyond the art gallery situation.

Biography

David Blamey (b. London, 1961) is a London-based artist and proprietor of the independent publishing imprint Open Editions. His work encompasses several activities, including teaching, publishing, and exhibiting, which overlap to form a multidimensional practice that resists conventional categorisation. To this end, his projects are positioned consciously within a range of public situations, both inside and beyond the art gallery. His recent activities include: a record, Rural (2015); edited books, Specialism (2016) and Distributed (2018); and a film, Rice (2017). This year he curated the experimental film programme Short Bursts of Concentrated Joy for Houghton Festival and the sound project Learning To Listen for Bang & Olufsen. The Wire described his O.K. cassette release for My Dance the Skull’s Voice Studies series as ‘something quite strange, creepy and good’.