22 March 2012


A new series of collages, part of Peepshow Collectives Museum of Objects & Origins at 'Pick Me Up'

A series of images from the missing space probe Ulysses.

The Ulysses was designed to study the Sun as a joint venture between NASA and the European Space Agency. As part of the mission an encounter with Jupiter was scheduled to facilitate the major orbital plane shift required to study the Sun at all latitudes.

The mission ended on 30 June 2009 when it was determined scientists were unable to prevent the altitude control fuel from freezing and the probe was commanded to shut down transmission.

On 12 February 2011 between 15.35 and 20.20 UTC the Madrid Deep Space Network ground station picked up a series of short broadcasts thought to come from the Ulysses. It is believed that the probe's radioisotope thermoelectric generator had momentarily restarted as it passed through the ion tail of Comet C/2011 S5.

The scrambled transmissions have been painstakingly pieced back together and are displayed here for the first time. NASA have not released information as to the whereabouts of the Ulysses when this broadcast occurred.

(02/12/2011 15.35 UTC) Comet C5/2011 (Hyakutale)

(02/12/2011 15.46 UTC) Comet C5/2011 (Hyakutale)

(02/12/2011 20.20 UTC) Solar System (2) C/2011

(02/12/2011 17.04 UTC) Unidentified polar region/Lake

(02/12/2011 17.26 UTC) Unidentified polar region/Arctic

(02/12/2011 17.38 UTC) Unidentified polar region/Mountain

(02/12/2011 19.43 UTC) Aphelion/Alternate Jupiter swing-by (2)

(02/12/2011 19.23 UTC) Aphelion/Alternate Jupiter swing-by (1)

19 March 2012

Peepshow Collective's Museum of Objects & Origins

I will be presenting a new series of collages as part of Peepshow Collective's 'Museum of Objects & Origins', our 11 day residency at Somerset House for 'Pick Me Up'. A collection of artefacts including drawings, objects, prints, and costumes. Exhibiting items from an invented past, the collection is also a living, growing display as themed workshops create new works to fill the final few cabinets.

'Pick Me Up - Contemporary Graphic Art Fair', March 22nd until April 1st 2012. Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, London, WC2R 1LA

Booking here.

13 March 2012

John Carter for Wired UK

Double page illustration in the current issue of Wired UK about Disney film 'John Carter'.

5 March 2012

Expo collage

A recent collage (along with several others) that sadly doesn't fit with the series im showing at Pick Me Up this year. Shame, but I'm sure I'll do something with it in the future.

3 March 2012

Secret 7"

i'm proud to be involved in Secret 7", a project which aims to rekindle some of the excitement for sleeve art in the digital era by exploring how a track would be interpreted by an array of brilliant artists.

In April The Idea Generation gallery in Shoreditch, London will exhibit around 700 unique seven-inch sleeves inspired by tracks from The Cure, Florence + The Machine, Bombay Bicycle Club, CSS, DJ Shadow, Noah & The Whale and Ben Howard. The exhibition has an added air of mystery as no-one will know who designed each sleeve, or which of the seven tracks is housed inside.

On the 21st April, Record Store Day, each of these true one-offs will go on sale – and only after purchase will the buyer find out whose creations they have bought. Every penny profited from the sale of these exclusive vinyl records is going to Teenage Cancer Trust.

The line-up of musicians have dug out their pens, pencils and paints to visualise their song within that 7"x 7" square; along with a crack team from the world of art, design and music.

Each host has also challenged creatives from across the world to submit a design through the Talenthouse platform. Thousands were submitted and whittled down to join the exhibition.

Finally those designs will be joined by a few from teenagers that the charity has helped.

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