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Without further ado, here are some visuals from this past weekend’s Anxieteam picture disc release gig at the Nottingham Contemporary. The detail-oriented amongst you may recognize Jon’s shirt as being the one he wore in New York at the Goodbye Blue Monday show. This begs two questions: 1) Should Jeremy get a new hobby? and 2) Why doth the T-shirt king double-up? All photos were pilfered from Hello Thor’s Flickr set. A special bonus is the appearance of Amir, head honcho at the JBVLA, as the red Soya dancer. Click through to see it all. More photo documentation of the recent UK gigs is on the way!
How unfair to encounter this first thing in the morning! I blame you, Ken of Crumbs and Doilies! It seems that Crumbs and Doilies, the “spiritual home - or, at the very least, London pied à terre - of the cupcake” hooked up with Jon to create some doodled delicacies for this weekend’s Cake Britain show at the Future Gallery.
Sponsored by the good folk over at Tate and Lyle in celebration of their move to Fair Trade sugars a selection of the UK’s finest and funnest artists have come together with some of the country’s top bakers (and, er, us) to create the world’s first entirely edible exhibition. We paired up with illustrative supremo Jon Burgerman who was kind enough to provide us with this picture of some burger men (geddit?) as inspiration. A lot of baking, custom cupcake molds, sugarcrafting and a moderate amount of cursing later and here they are - Crumbs and Doilies x Jon Burgerman Burger Men!
This is all kinds of awesome from the edible art to the whimsical wrappers. I’ve come to understand that while we Americans may have the monopoly on hamburgers, the British truly understand cake. If you’re in the area, all proceeds go to charity.
The New Art Exchange in Nottingham is holding a free art workshop for children tomorrow, August 19th, and Jon is participating:
My Doodle World is an exhibition by Holgate school students at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham. They invite youu to verbalise your opinion about where you live and what is happening to the world and environment around you. Kids rarely get such a platform to express their views so come along to help create a unique doodle installation expressing your perspective of the world.
As part of the exhibition there will be a day of art workshops for children:
Thursday 19 August 2010, 1000 - 1630
1000 - 1300 Street Build. Lead by Jo Deighton / Tina Havill, Art Teachers from Holgate school.
Score, fold, join, rip and manipulate card to create a large 3D model of where you live. The chance to learn card construction skills, and to design and construct your house from card to create a large street installation.
1400 - 1630: JON BURGERMAN led workshop.
An amazing opportunity to meet and be inspired by the Nottingham based artist, famed for his doodling, drawing, scrawling and illustration. Art, animation and character design. Jon would like to invite you to illustrate your thoughts on where you live through doodles and help create a unique installation piece which will be exhibited alongside the workin the My Doodle World exhibition: 21 - 29 August.
Contact New Art Exchange for more info and to book you (or your child’s place on the workshop).
Anxieteam is playing two dates in the UK to celebrate the launch of their debut single, Let’s Eat Soya/ Lonely in the Digital World. The 7″ picture disc is produced by Hello Thor. Jon urges: “If you’re in either London or Nottingham please come along and say hi and not boo and cheer and clap!” London tickets are now available here: www.wegottickets.com/event/89748. Doodlesplatter urges you to go and take pictures and make illicit recordings on your cell phones. Anxieteam bootlegs are gonna be bigger than the Grateful Dead! Posse power.
Above you see our heroes: the evening’s artist, Jon, flanked by Jeps and Evelien (of Darker and the Dutch Doodlesplatter posse) who made the trek from The Netherlands to the Lossy Botany Lab show at Hamburg’s heliumcowboy artspace. As with most of Jon’s shows, there is a ton of work, so here’s just a glimpse at some of the doodles (many of which were plant-based matter-themed) captured for us by J & E. Stay tuned (or look back) for a plethora of posts [click here for current tag archive], each concerning a separate element of the installation and exhibit. Click through for a gallery of images and price list from the event. Thanks to Jeps and Evelien for all the great visuals!
Remember this great Felt Mistress teaser? Felt Mistress really knocked it out of the park with these felted fruits, veggies and plants. As with most of Jon’s shows, there is a ton of work, so here’s just a glimpse at some of the plushes photographed by Jeps and Evelien (of Darker and the Dutch Doodlesplatter posse). Stay tuned (or if you’re at the last one, look back) for a plethora of posts [click here for current tag archive], each concerning a separate element of the installation and exhibit (as well as the pricelist from heliumcowboy artspace). Click through to see some of the great soft sculptures, a pic with Evelien to show the size of these buggers and a little video too. Head over to Felt Mistress’ Flickr set for even more fantastic felty foliage.
Further to this morning’s Felt Mistress plush peeks, here is the start of some The Lossy Botany Lab works in progress at heliumcowboy artspace in Hamburg. These images–sent exclusively to Doodlesplatter by Mr. Doodles himself–show outlines without color and colors without outlines. (Or is it Games Without Frontiers? Hmmm.) It’ll be interesting to see how Jon completes these pieces. Expect many surprises at the show, and a few more sneaks before it opens July 2nd.
On July 1st, Jon reinvents his 2009 New York-based Lossy Data Lab installation as the Hamburg-based Lossy Botany Lab. Jon is already in Germany where he is preparing new work at the heliumcowboy artspace. The Lossy Botany Lab is Jon’s second solo exhibition in the space (the first show being 2008’s Anserine Apparitions). “Soft sculptures, paintings, drawings as well as a botanical installation on site” are among the sights you can expect to see as Jon “explores the boundaries of art and scientific research in a neo-dadaistic manner”. Doodlesplatter will have exclusive sneak peeks early next week as Jon’s botany progresses.
“The Lossy Data Lab has had to relocate and move its research into botany after a lot of the data from NYC seemed inconclusive and corrupted. The lab also ran out of money. I felt studying plant life, observing new species and creating its own hybrid forms would be a better use of its merged resources. Also, through pure chance and accident, the lab has discovered some of the plants it’s cultivating have special medicinal properties. We’d like to state that the lab is in no way going to purely focus it’s energies growing and selling such specimens to the downtrodden and hedonistic thrill seekers of society. – Well, not for too long anyway.”
There’s recently been an update to the Lossy Botany Lab from HC HQ:
Donations are necessary for research to continue. We are currently very close to realising our goals for the grand launch of the Lab on July 1st. Some fascinating new discoveries have been unearthed, which we can’t wait to share with you. Please give us your poor plants, your tired tulips, your huddled grasses longing to be free… And they can contribute and become an essential part of the Lossy Botany Lab. Donators will receive a small yet valuable gift from the president of the Lab, Mr. Jon Burgerman, as a thank you at the opening gala event on the evening of July 1st. House plants, cacti, small shrubs, potted herbs, sticks with leaves on them, will all be gratefully accepted. Just drop them off at the Lossy Data Lab HQ: heliumcowboy artspace, Bäckerbreitergang 73-75, UNTIL TUESDAY, June 29 the latest! The earlier the better!
Surely, your green thumb managed to mangle at least one plant in your garden. Let it get Doodle CPR by bringing it to the address above. Jon will be attending the opening reception, and he will also be available for interviews during an English-language press-preview at the gallery on Wednesday, June 30th from 11AM until 1PM. Lossy Botany Lab runs through August 6th.