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Over the past 20 years, Artangel has commissioned and produced projects by around a hundred outstanding contemporary artists, each given the opportunity to imagine and realise something extraordinary. The projects often take the visitor to unfamiliar locations, from underground hangars to abandoned villages, or offer unusual experiences in familiar environments – a terraced house, a busker’s song, or daytime television.

Everything Artangel does is underpinned by the belief that artists can make us see and think about the world in which we live in new and enduring ways.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £754,000
  • 2013-2014: £752,000
  • 2014-2015: £778,000

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Siobhan Davies, Helka Kaski and Jonathan Cole: Manual: Choreography and the Everyday

As part of the events programme around 'Plot', a project by José Damasceno at Holborn Library, London in 2014, 'Manual' (2013), a live work choreographed by Siobhan Davies and dance artist Helka Kaski was followed by a discussion with neurophysiologist Jonathan Cole at the library on 17 November 2014. Discussing the extraordinary complexity of our everyday actions, and inviting comparison with the power of visual artists to interrupt our habitual behaviour, the speakers explored how 'Manual' draws attention to simple movements, meticulously dismantling their timing and order to encourage us to notice how we orchestrate actions. Find out more about 'Plot' here:

Longplayer Conversation 2014: David Graeber and Brian Eno

The 2014 Artangel Longplayer Conversation between Brian Eno and David Graeber took place 7pm, Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Geographical Society, London SW7. Longplayer is a thousand-year long musical composition conceived and composed by Jem Finer. The Longlayer Conversations began with a meeting in 2005 between New York artist and musician Laurie Anderson and Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing; they continue to take place in the context of this project. Watch, listen to or read about previous Artangel Longplayer Conversations here: Find out more about Longplayer here:

Ryoji Ikeda's spectra in London, 2014

As the sun set on Monday 4th August, unannounced, a column of light appeared in Victoria Tower Gardens in Westminster. Ryoji Ikeda's spectra could be seen for miles around and was videoed and photographed by people all over London. Each day at dusk, it disappeared from view, on Monday 11th August fading for the last time. Artangel then asked Londoners to contribute their footage, captured however hurriedly and on whatever device they had to hand, to a project retelling the story of spectra from myriad points of view. This film, edited together by Sam Blair, is the result of these contributions. Find out more about spectra here: --- spectra was produced and presented by Artangel, co-commissioned by Mayor of London and 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Presented with the kind support of The Royal Parks

Excerpt from Paul Pfeiffer, Jerusalem (2014)

Full work available via: American artist Paul Pfeiffer's radical reworking of footage from the 1966 FIFA World Cup™ final brings a whole new meaning to the famous phrase uttered by TV commentator Ken Wolstenholme at the end of the match: "They think it's all over, it is now." Timed to coincide with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Jerusalem revisits the most famous occasion in the sporting history of England, broadcast live by the BBC to one of the largest ever live audiences: an estimated 400 million people. As it was for viewers watching at home in 1966, the pitch is a black and white screen. But in this new work, it has morphed into a digital field of play. As the camera scans across the stadium, figures appear and disappear, fuse into each other and fade away like phantoms from another time. Working with machine vision expert Dr Brian Fulkerson, Pfeiffer has created a painterly study of emptiness and togetherness. The sound of a cheering, chanting crowd is haunted by voices from 1966; Prime Minister Harold Wilson; the President of the Royal Academy and the President of the United States; Alec Weeks, the BBC professional responsible for the live broadcast; and artist John Cage. Pfeiffer's elegiac work is a reflection on mythology and memory, and on the distance between a live present and a remembered past. --- Commissioned and produced by Artangel and The Space, supported by Arts Council England, The Company of Angels, and The Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Interview with Saskia Olde Wolbers at 87 Hackford Road

Artist Saskia Olde Wolbers explored the intertwining stories of the house in London where Vincent van Gogh once lived in a project produced by Artangel -- 'Yes, these Eyes are the Windows' -- open to the public from 3 May to 22 June 2014. In this video she is interviewed about how the house intrigued her, the stories inherent in a home, and how the installation transformed this terraced property in South London. Director: Matan Rochlitz More information:

Trailer: Saskia Olde Wolbers, Yes, these Eyes are the Windows

Trailer for: Saskia Olde Wolbers: Yes, these Eyes are the Windows (2014) 87 Hackford Road, London SW9 0RE 3 May -- 22 June 2014 Tickets: £9 / 7, booking essential Why does this house have a blue plaque? One narrative emerges from oral histories and press archives. Another, woven in, exposes the drama inherent in a place rendered extraordinary by its past occupants. For more information see:

Longplayer conversation 2013: Richard Holloway and Richard Mabey

The 2013 Artangel Longplayer Conversation took place at RIBA, 7pm, 31 October between Richard Mabey and Richard Holloway. This was filmed by Tim Bedingfield. Longplayer is a thousand-year long musical composition conceived and composed by Jem Finer. The Longlayer Conversations began with a meeting in 2005 between New York artist and musician Laurie Anderson and Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing; they continue to take place in the context of this project. Watch, listen to or read about previous Artangel Longplayer Conversations here: Find out more about Longplayer here:

Excerpt from The Battle of Orgreave

In 1984 the National Union of Mineworkers went on strike. The dispute lasted for over a year and was the most bitterly fought since the general strike of 1926, marking a turning point in the struggle between the government and the trade union movement. Jeremy Deller's The Battle of Orgreave, staged seventeen years later on 17 June 2001, was a spectacular re-enactment of what happened on that day. The re-enactment was filmed by Mike Figgis for Artangel Media and Channel 4, and aired on Sunday, 20 October 2002. The film intercuts dramatic photographic stills from the clashes in 1984 with footage of the clashes re-enacted in 2001, together with moving and powerful testimonies, to tease out the complexities of this bitter struggle.

Mike Kelley: Going West on Michigan Avenue from Downtown Detroit to Westland (excerpt)

Excerpt from Mike Kelley's 'Going West on Michigan Avenue from Downtown Detroit to Westland' (2010--2011). Duration of full video: 76:15 min In 2011, artist Mike Kelley created his public art project. A full-scale replica of the 1950s suburban home in which he grew up was relocated to Detroit city centre in a reversal of the 'white flight' which followed the uprisings known as the '12th Street riot' in 1967. Three videos chart this voyage. This, the first, follows the replica homestead as it heads west along Michigan Avenue from downtown Detroit towards Westland, the location of the original homestead. Through interviews we meet residents from the wealthy area of Dearborn, the impoverished black neighbourhoods of Inkster and the white working-class outskirts of Wayne and Westland. Find out more about the work here: The videos here: (c) Estate of Mike Kelley. All rights reserved. Courtesy of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Seizure: Deconstruction

In January 2010, Roger Hiorns' Seizure, an abandoned council flat with an interior entirely coated in blue crystals, closed its doors to the public. The building, near Elephant and Castle in South London, was scheduled for demolition. In January 2011, weeks before the demolition began, a decision was made to preserve Seizure -- by somehow pushing it out of the flat in which it was created. From 15 June 2013, the piece is at a new and very different location in Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Info at the Artangel website:

Party for Freedom: Party for Hire trailer (contains nudity)

OREET ASHERY PARTY FOR FREEDOM ----------------- 1 MAY — 22 JUNE 2013 LONDON Part travelling troupe, part takeaway delivery service, part bizarre dream, this is a party like no other: a party for hire that costs nothing but demands your full investment. A project by London-based artist Oreet Ashery, Party for Freedom is a performance and moving-image work for anyone to host and experience. It can take place in any private or public space from a sitting room to an office, a university or nightclub, for a minimum of 10 people. These people could be friends, colleagues or strangers if your party is somewhere public (don't worry, there is help at hand to make sure your event is full and fun). Exploring trash aesthetics, performances of liberation and the exposure of political ideas around nakedness, Party for Freedom interrogates the visual, cultural and political values of perceived threats to Western freedom. REMEMBER: FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. BUT IT DOESN'T COST ANYTHING TO HIRE PARTY FOR FREEDOM. SEND US AN INVITE NOW! To invite the Party to your venue, visit the Artangel website for instructions and available dates.

Heiner Goebbels: Stifter's Dinge

LONDON: Heiner Goebbels' astonishing Artangel project - a composition for five pianos with no pianists; a performance without performers - is now open at concrete-testing facility Ambika P3. A free-of-charge installation version (until this Sunday 11 November) precedes eight nights of the original performance.

Ryan Gander: Locked Room Scenario

Ryan Gander: Locked Room Scenario 30 August - 23 October 2011 Londonewcastle Depot 1 - 3 Wenlock Rd London N1 7SL Film by Federico Urdaneta.

At the printers

Artangel's programme for autumn has been printed. Copies are being distributed across London. Video kindly created by This is Studio. Music: Tchaikovsky's 6th symphony as performed for 1395 Days Without Red by Šejla Kamerić & Anri Sala in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Myers.​1395days

Audio Obscura - trailer

Audio Obscura by Lavinia Greenlaw Saturday 2 - Sunday 17 July 2011 Manchester Piccadilly Station Near Platform 3 (free admission) Commissioned and produced by Artangel and Manchester International Festival. Located in Manchester's Piccadilly Station, a place where everyday dramas are constantly acted out, Audio Obscura is an aural version of the camera obscura: a framed and heightened reflection of the passing world, an exploration of the overheard. For more information, opening times etc:​audioobscura​event/​lavinia-greenlaw-audio-obscura/

Conformist: story of a definition

The Concise Dictionary of Dress by Judith Clark and Adam Phillips was at Blythe House, London W14, from 28 April - 27 June 2010. See for more.

The Concise Dictionary of Dress - trailer

The Concise Dictionary of Dress by Judith Clark and Adam Phillips, Blythe House, London W14. 28 April - 27 June 2010. See for details.

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