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TV swansong was the inaugeral project of Somewhere, an organisation led
by artists Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie - aiming to generate and promote
diverse cultural projects with focus on collaboration, audience access
and emerging technologies.
The TV swansong team:
Artists / curators Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie began researching TV swansong in 1999, having collaborated on numerous projects together since 1995. They are based in London and Cumbria.
Project manager Georgia Ward joined Somewhere in spring 2001. Georgia is based in London and works on diverse free-lance projects including public art consultancy and film.
Press & marketing manager Ceri Hand joined the project from MAKE magazine, and led the TV swansong marketing campaign.
Artist and writer Jenny Brownrigg (based in Glasgow) was TV swansong's Scottish co-ordinator, responsible for liaising with and marketing access venues and artists based in Scotland.
Jane Miller was the project's public access co-ordinator, liaising directly with public venues offering web access from libraries to galleries.
The TV swansong artists:
Jordan Baseman, a US artist based in London, has shown extensively including at the Serpentine Gallery, London, and in the British Art Show 4.
Graham Fagen is based in Glasgow and has shown in New York, Milan and at the Imperial War Museum, London.
Rory Hamilton is principal tutor in computer-related design at the Royal College of Art, London and has completed many commissions with programmer Jon Rogers (who has a PHD from Imperial College) including for the Film & Video Umbrella and the Pandamonium festival.
Chris Helson is based in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, and is currently working on an RSA Arts for Architecture project at Grizedale, Cumbria, and on a new work for the Scottish Parliament.
Pope & Guthrie have collaborated since 1995 including projects for Tate Modern and the I.C.A (London). They are based in London and Cumbria.
Giorgio Sadotti is based in London and has recently exhibited in 'Protest and Survive' at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and at the 2YK Gallery, Berlin.
Jessica Voorsanger, originally from the US, is based in London and has exhibited her work extensively including shows at the Camden Arts Centre (London), Turku Art Museum (Finland) and Modern Culture (New York).
Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich are based in London and Scotland, and recently returned from residencies in Australia. They showed recently at the South London Gallery, and have recently undertaken commissions at Grizedale, Cumbria.
Thanks to Jeannie Findlay for photographs
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