For this open studio I have made a series of Photograms to replace all my bags that have gone to Los Gatos Museum.
The few bags I had left are all on display hanging from a line or laying on the floor accompanied by the photograms.
here are close ups of the photograms:

All Packed Up Ready for Los Gatos Museum!

Tomorrow is open studio’s here at Aberystwyth Arts Centre but the work of  almost three months has already gone, shipped to California to the Museum of Los Gatos were they are in good company together with all the other boxes that have previously been sent mainly from Dallas.
This Box is a special one though, and I hope the work will be still the same I have just finished making when I will open it up.  For economical reason I had to reduce the volume of the bags in order to reduce the size and therefore the cost of the shipment that apparently goes according to volumetric weight, took me a while to figure that all out. It was quite a mission to squash everything into my custom home made box to contain more than 8000 bags, compressed into vacuum bags and on the verge of explosion! Which will surely happen once I’ll open it next! Or the bags will shoot out or they’ll have morphed into some other sculptural creature!
Here are some pics:

Another delightful news! 24th Festival Les Instants Vidéo

……My Video: ‘Unseasonal Migration. Travelling Plastic Bags’ has been selected to be presented by the 24th Festival Les Instants Vidéo in France, and will be screened on the 9th November in Marseille
Isn’t that fabulous?

The 24th Festival Les Instants Vidéo 2011 will be in Marseille (la Friche Belle de Mai, les Grands Terrains, La Traverse, Où, Espace Culture, Art/Position, La Tengente, Bastide St Joseph, Mémorial la Marseillaise) dfrom November 4th to 13th.
Free entrance.

CologneOFF VII

Sweep and weep, Weep and sweep, Under, Over, In, Out, Away’
In Beirut@ Shams – The Sunflower 

31 Aug - 3 September 2011

more info about the Lebanese art center on


In Riga/Latvia

@ Waterpieces Contemporary Art & Videoart Festival

 8-10 September 2011

On occasion of the release of CologneOFF VII – the 7th festival edition – online and offline – a catalogue has been released which is also listing the selected videos for Beirut, Budapest and Riga. It can be downloaded as PDF


CologneOFF VII - the 7th festival edition in sequence -

will be officially launched online on 26 August 2011.

Standing under the motto of "art & the city", 
CologneOFF VII will represent the highlight of all until now released festival editions. 
More than 150 single channel films and videos by 120 artists/directors packed in 12 thematic compilations around "art & the city" represent a magnificent manifestation of a specific hybrid type of video art, which can be celebrated in different presentation formats.
more info about the selected films and videos -->

The 7th festival edition is the most comprehenive one so far, and it's also the first time, that a festival edition is simultaneously launched online and in physical space on three different venues - Beirut/Lebanon- Budapest/Hungary and Riga/Latvia.

But CologneOFF VII is not standing alone, but will become the 2nd column of the nomadic festival project "CologneOFF 2011/ 2012 - videoart in global context" and will extend and enrich it profoundly.

CologneOFF 2011 Beirut
is a cooperation with Shams - The Sunflower Beirut/Lebanon
31 Aug - 3 September 2011
learn more about this Lebanese art center on netMAXX -->
more info on-->

CologneOFF 2011 Budapest
is a collaboration with
BuSho - Budapest International Shortfilm Festival
1-5 September 2011
learn more about this festival on netMAXX -->

CologneOFF 2011 - Baltic Sea V - Riga
is a collaboration with the cultural organisation NOASS and
Waterpieces Contemporary and Video Art Festival Riga/Latvia
8-10 September 2011
learn more about NOASS on netMAXX ->
more info on-->

On occasion of this collaboration in the framework of the series of CologneOFF 2011 manifestations in countries around the Baltic Sea, a special catalogue has been released for Riga as an additional venue, which can be downloaded as PDF

On occasion of CologneOFF VII online and offline launch, an individual catalogue has been released which can be downloaded as PDF