So Below – new commission + -

‘So Below’ is a graphic essay by cartoonist and journalist Sam Wallman.

Exploring the idea of land ownership, Wallman melds the political with the poetic, connecting both historical and contemporary manifestations of territorialism and dominion.

Wallman’s idiosyncratic artwork critiques the notions of private property, land as commodity, national borders, exclusion zones, and the everyday resistance to these ideas from indigenous people, refugees, the homeless, grassroots communities, animals and plants.

 

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In 2014, Wallman was nominated for a Walkley Journalism Award, and was recipient of the Media Human Rights Award for his collaborative piece At Work In Our Detention Centres: A Guard’s Story.

The commission will be launched online in May 2016.

This is a Nomad Projects commission – supported by The Arts Council England

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Ourhouse, Ep.-1: Time – UK launch + -

Nomad Projects are proud to announce the UK launch of ‘Ourhouse, Ep.-1: Time’ at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston. 

February 6th – June 4th, 2016.

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Ourhouse is a five part film project written and directed by British artist Nathaniel Mellors.

The film’s narrative presents a wealthy European family who are unexpectedly confronted by a mysterious manifestation, ‘The Object’, which suddenly appears in the living room of their country home – having a profound effect on the conduct of each individual family member.

Ourhouse hybridises aspects of TV drama, absurdist theatre and science fiction, drawing inspiration from popular icons of cinema and theater, while making pointed observations about language, cultural appropriation and power structures.

‘Ourhouse, Ep.-1: Time’ is presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 2015, through the Annual Award funded by the Sfumato Foundation with the support of the Mondriaan Foundation, Arts Council England and the National Gallery of Victoria – Australia.

Produced by Nomad Projects.