DNA EXHIBITION AT THE HORSE HOSPITAL, LONDON ON JULY 27:
The new DNA exhibition curated by ArtHertz will run from July 27 – 31, featuring work by visual artists, film-makes, illustrators, Manga comic artists, graphic artists and musicians who have been inspired by different aspects of John Foxx’s 30-year career. They include films by Alex Proyas (I, Robot, The Crow), Jonathan Barnbrook (a designer who works with Damien Hirst and David Bowie), architect Antononi Cardillo (recently named by Wallpaper Magazine as one of the world’s Top 30 new architects), Japan’s Macoto Tezka, electro pioneer Gary Numan and animator Ian Emes (who also made the video for Duran Duran’s The Chauffeur), alongside prints by Nick Rhodes, one of Tokyo’s most famous Manga artists Reiko Okano, Karborn and John Foxx himself. The films will be run throughout the day except for Alex Proyas’s Groping which is screened every day at 2.30pm. ‘I think apart from his incredibly cinematic lyrics – John’s music has always conjured entire movies in my head when I listen to it,’ says Proyas. ‘I think it is his mastery of atmosphere that has stayed with me through the years. If I could only make a movie as textured and evocative as John’s music I would be a happy man.’
Opening times: mid-day to 6pm every day this week
The Horse Hospital, The Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD
Below, you will find a photo of Nick’s 2 pieces: On the left is ‘I Want To Be A Machine,’ on the right is ‘Artificial Life’ – the 2 titles come from early Ultravox! tracks – the version fronted by John Foxx.
Photo: Roger Spy (ArtHertz)