Posts Tagged ‘events’
A member of the Posse snapped these photos during Jon’s recent lecture at Analog Fest. Taken out of context, these pictures are hilarious. If you didn’t really know what was going on (which, come to think of it, I don’t actually), a stage has been made up to look like a living room, complete with couch, lamp and oriental rug. On it, sits a guy wearing a bright yellow Burger shirt with matching sneakers. He appears to be talking about abstract doodles and salads, while some sort of moderator looks on. Awesome. I wish stuff like this happened in my country.
Jon doodles on clothes and also on skin, so it only was a matter of time before he pulled a Gallagher and painted on what appear to be rain-slicker-like-coveralls. Actually, come to think of it, don’t these folks look a bit like Woody Allen’s sperm in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask? And I mean that in the politest way possible…
Jon is giving a lecture as part of Analog Fest in Den Haag today. That’s all I know, but you might be able to find out more here: www.analogfest.com.
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.
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.
Jon will be live doodling and signing toys at Kidrobot New York next week on Friday, June 11th. He’ll be signing for fans from 6-8PM. Heroes of Burgertown mini-figures and blank DIY toys will be available at the event.
I sincerely hope you are reading this on your iPhone (no doubt during a break from playing Inkstrumental). If you’re anywhere near London (and if my ability to translate timezones is anywhere near correct), Jon and ustwo, creators of the doodlicious Inkstrumental app, are at the Apple Store RIGHT NOW. Says Jon:
Get over to the Apple Store, Regent Street, London for a special evening featuring myself and London design studio ustwo. We will talk about how we made the excellent iPhone and iPad app Inkstrumental and probably act all silly a bit too. I may do some digital doodling throughout.
From 7pm, at the Apple Store, 235 Regent Street, London.
Some of you have written to say you’d send pictures, so please do. For the rest of us who are on other continents, kindly content yourself with my Inksterview.
Jon will be joining us at the studio for the Spring fling sale for a live doodle-print collaboration. You might be able to get him to sign your Burgerman goodies. If you ask nicely, that is. Norm from Waste is coming down too so we might get him on the carousel for some T-shirt printing.
Following the successful 2009 Superstar show, Jon is currently in Naples for another round of the Urban Superstar Show curated by David Vecchiato. The 2010 event is entitled Back from Black and boasts a roster of:
Amy Sol, Anthony Ausgang, Alberto Corradi, AlePOP, Alessandro Rak, Prof. Bad Trip, (Gianluca Lerici), Basil Wolverton, Bigfoot, Blu, Boris Hoppek, Brendan Danielsson, Buff Monster, Camilla D’Errico, Camilla Falsini, Catalina Estrada, Cesko, Charles Burns, Ciou, Daniel Clowes, Dave Cooper, Dave McKean, DEM, Diavù (David Vecchiato), Fidia, Francesca Ghermandi, Gary Baseman, Gary Taxali, Gianluca Costantini, Gilbert Shelton, Gio Pistone, Glenn Barr, Hitnes, Ian Stevenson, Jamie Hewlett, Jeremy Fish, Jim Avignon, Joe Ledbetter, Jon Burgerman, Laurina Paperina, Licia Viero, Lina Hoven, Lisa Petrucci, Marco About, Massimo Giacon, Matti Hagelberg, Michael Sieben, Mike Davis, Mr. Wany, Paper Resistance, Paul Chatem, Ray Caesar, Robert Crumb, Scarful, Sergio Mora, Shag, Squaz, Tara McPherson, Tokidoki (Simone Legno), Victor Castillo, Zelda Bomba, Zoe Lacchei
Here’s what you need to know:
WHERE: MADRE, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples. Via Luigi Settembrini 79, Napoli – tel. +39 0815624561
WHEN: May 1st to June 14th, 2010
WHAT: MADRE and Napoli COMICON present Urban Superstar Show Festival, first edition of the first Festival that a Contemporary Art Museum dedicates in Europe to Underground Art, Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow Art and Urban Art, which are to say the new artistic currents which better represent the contemporaneity. Italian artist David Vecchiato has mustered lots and lots of fellows from all over the world into Naples MADRE for 4 collective exhibitions for the year 2010 and will keep on gathering, in his capacity as curator, leading figures of an art movement which is destined to become the new Contemporary Art avant-garde. Vecchiato’s aim is to propose a critical order among different artistic trends.
The exhibition opening the Festival, on May, the 1st, 2010, is Back from Black. From bright Pop to dark Underground. And back. Urban Superstar Show Festival wants to clarify the origins and the stylistic divisions, thus the currents of this Underground or Lowbrow Art, or this “low profile” Art that, as it’s analysed in Vecchiato’s writing, is actually the only one able to tell with extreme clearness about the juxtapposition between fiction and reality in which Western Countries are lately living.
I’m doing a signing and doodling with Jim Avignon at the Napoli Comicon tomorrow. And the later we’ll do a singing and dancing.
If we have any Posse members in Italy, please take pictures and I’ll send you stickers!