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Exhibitions

Exhibition History (selection)

Caspar Below is an artist experimenting with our relationships to communities, technology and power.

Previous projects have involved audiences in re-enacting crowd control, finding new parent memories for orphaned family photos and answering a multitude of inquiries via text message as the SMS Oracle.

He set up pirate radio broadcasts in a Northern Irish village and used secret filming to map the no-go  aura  of governmental buildings by stepping into its sensitive zones. More recently he collected bad advice and disposed of it in a series of cleansing rituals as well as running workshops training South Londoners in DIY techniques of urban mass evacuation.

Selected exhibitions, events and screenings

2016

  • “Portrait of the Artist Who Has a Day Job”, “Advice on Life” and “Lessons from the Incredible Radio Clock”, headphones trail, three locations at Sonophilia Festival, Lincoln
  • “Trilogy of Painful Changes”, video trilogy, Out Of Frame – Disruptive Tech, Philadelphia Tech Week, Philadelphia/Pennsylvania, USA
  • Screening of “Sidewinder”, g͠lͮi̔tc̝h̳ video screening at Portland Community Media, USA
  • “The End of Ebb and Flow”, Filmideo, Newark Museum, Newark/New Jersey, USA
  • “The End of Ebb and Flow”, ATHICA, Micromedia Fest, Athens/Georgia, USA

2015

  • “The Disjointed Changelog”, video, Art Language Location 2015, Centre for Computing History
  • “Trilogy of Painful Changes”, video trilogy, Art Language Location 2015, Anglia Ruskin University
  • “The End of Ebb and Flow”, Pool group show, Bermondsey Arts Group – CGP London
  • Collaboration: Soundscape production for multi-channel video show by Indian artist Parvathi Nayar, Chennai – India, March 2015

2014

  • Foundation of Camberwell Arts Archive, research residency Camberwell Arts & Lambeth Archives, to kick-off a festival archive, artefact collection and oral history interviews, London
  • “Vauxhall Festschrift”, celebratory zine and sticker e-book, Below Press, London

2013

  • “Commuter Audio Algorithm”, London Sinfonietta, #RSVP Postal Pieces, mail art exhibition, London
  • “Payday Loan Cenotaph”, pop-up memorial installation, Camberwell Open, London
  • Noise Intercepted, 6-month sound art challenge, Vancouver & online

2012

  • Screening of “Sidewinder”, Disposable Film Festival at the Cinema Museum, London
  • “Liquid Memorials”, commemorative cocktails event for festival opening, Camberwell Arts Festival, London

2011

  • Videoclub, Beyond Surveillance: video screening and panel discussion
  • South Hill Park
  • Electric Palace Cinema, Hastings
  • Aspex, Portsmouth
  • Bracknell
  • “OneDayOnearth”, global participatory video project, screenings worldwide, incl. United Nations headquarters NY

2010

  • Screening of “iDrone London”, pop-up cinema Camberwell Arts Festival, London  
  • Videoclub: Beyond Surveillance Lighthouse, Brighton  
  • “A Global Surveillance Society?” screening at conference at UCL, London

2009

  • “Self-Evacuation for Londoners”, presentation and participatory workshop at Volume Gallery, London  
  • “I Told You So – new rituals for the everyday” participatory project to archive and process bad advice, Camberwell Arts, London  

2008

  • “Time” presentation on artists’ time at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich University , London  
  • “21st Century Anxiety conference”, video screening, presentation and panel discussion, Nottingham University, Nottingham  
  • “The DIY Handbook for Political Painting”, installation and publication, Below Press , London  

2007

  • Video screening, Underground/Overground at Madame Lillie’s Gallery, London  
  • Video screening, Trampoline festival: The Surveillance City Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham  
  • “Pirate Radio Cushendall”, Residency at the Curfew Tower, Cushendall, Co Antrim, NI  
  • “Art and Anarchism”, The 2007 Almanac of Political Art, published by Sophie Hope
  • “SMS Oracle” at The Way I See it, live art festival, London
  • Video screening, Saison Video 2007 École regionale superieure d’expression plastique, Tourcoing, France
  • Art and Money, 5 short radio pieces for Resonance FM, Frieze Art and UBUweb

2006

  • Video screening, Clerkenwell Film and Video Festival at the Crypt on the Green, London
  • Anominal 2, improvised sonic collaboration between artists and musicians, Flea Pit Gallery, London
  • Made in Video, video festival by Chamber of Public Secrets , Copenhagen  
  • Anominal, improvised sonic collaboration between artists and musicians, Flea Pit Gallery, London

2005

  • Video screening at Video London, Espai Ubu , Barcelona, Spain  
  • “Black Park”, collaboration with Errol Francis for a2arts/DeptfordX, online
  • “SMS Oracle” performance at Coagulation, group show curated by Kim Fielding and Simon Mitchell, tactileBOSCH, House, Chapter, More Front Studios and online, Cardiff  
  • The Flag Project, 254 Bethnal Green Road, London  
  • Mobile, art on mobile phones, group exhibition, Arena Gallery, Liverpool
  • Counter Measure {Time] Florence Arts Trust, London
  • Re.Sound, Sounds like Trouble SVA, Stroud  

2004

  • 60 seconds, video screening, 291 Gallery, London and Darklight Film Festival, Dublin  
  • Counter Measures, Florence Arts Trust, London   

2003

  • Show Apartment, King’s Cross Maiden Lane Estate, London   
  • SOLD, group show Hanbury Gallery, London   
  • “Advice Commission”,  South-Bank Arts Trail, Bristol

Curatorial and Consultancies

  • 2013-2015 #hack4good London, hackathon coach for disruptive digital product development for social good (e.g. Fauna and Flora International, Department for Energy and Climate Change, Friends of the Earth, DEC)    
  • 2009-2010 Project Manager, “Freeasabird – peer support and media project for women in prison”. Peer support network for ex-offenders, Exec producer of 12 short documentaries, Media For Development and London Probation Trust
  • 2006-2008 Project Manager “Testimony – oral history of mental health care 1930s-1980s”. Facilitator of oral history archive. Producer of topical documentaries and co-curator of touring art exhibition on the history of mental health care, Mental Health Media
  • 2007 “Slice of Evidence”, sound art event, curated by Caspar Below and Bruce McClure, RampArt Social Centre, London
  • 2006 “Concrete Mass”, sound art event, curated by Caspar Below, RampArt Social Centre, London
  • 2005 “PopularArt – locating collective space”, curated by Caspar Below and Parvathi Nayar, Nehru Centre and Indian High Commission, London

Awards

  • 2013 Winner of Camberwell Open/Public Art installation, with the “Payday Loan Cenotaph”
  • 2013 London Sinfonietta, Special Commendation for “Commuter Audio Algorithm”
  • 2005 a2arts Ephemeral Cities Award for “Black Park”, London
  • 2003 Rebecca Smith Trust Award, Printmaking and Interdisciplinary Work, Bristol

2013

*London Sinfonietta,  #RSVP Postal Pieces (London)

*Payday Loan Cenotaph, Camberwell Arts Festival (London)

*Noise Intercepted (www)

2012

*Disposable Film Festival, exploding Cinema @ Cinema Museum (London)

*Liquid Memorials, Camberwell Arts Festival (London)

2011

  *Electric Palace cinema, Beyond Surveillance (Hastings)

  *Aspex Gallery, Beyond Surveillance -panel discussion and screening (Portsmouth)

  *South Hill Park arts centre, Beyond Surveillance (Bracknell)

2010

*Rooftop Cinema, screening, Camberwell Arts Festival 2010 (London)

*Beyond Surveillance, panel discussion and screening, video club (Brighton)

*Surveillance & Society Conference, screening (London)

2009

*Open Studios, drawing and live art project, Old Police Station (London)

*I Told You So, online and live art project, Camberwell Arts Festival 2009 (London)

2008

* 21st Century Anxiety, Nottingham University (Nottingham)

* Time, artist’s time talk (London)

2007

* Trampoline (Nottingham)

* Underground/Overground Madame Lillies (London)

* Pirate Radio Cushendall, Residency at the Curfew Tower,

   (Cushendall, Co Antrim, NI)

* The 2007 Almanac of Political Art Publication, Reunion Projects

* SMS Oracle @ The Way I see it Residency at the Way I See ii, live

   art festival. (London)

* Saison Video 2007 École regionale superieure d?expression

   plastique (Tourcoing, France)

* Concrete Mass (ongoing noise art project) on UBUweb online gallery

   UBUweb (www.ubu.com/sound/concretemass.html )

* Slice of Evidence, sound art event, curated by Caspar Below and

   Bruce McClure RampArt Social Centre (London)

2006

* Clerkenwell Film and Video Festival- London Special Crypt on the

   Green (London)

* Anominal 2, improvised noise collaboration between artists and

   musicians Flea Pit Gallery (London)

* Made in Video Chamber of Public Secrets (Copenhagen)

* Anominal, improvised noise collaboration between artists and

   musicians Flea Pit Gallery (London)

* Concrete Mass, sound art event, curated by Caspar Below and Kevin

   Quigley RampArt Social Centre (London)

2005

* Video London, Espai Ubu (Barcelona)

* Black Park, www.blackpark.org <http://www.blackpark.org/> online

   collaboration with Errol Francis for a2arts/DeptfordX (www/London)

* Coagulation, curated by Kim Fielding and Simon Mitchell

   tactileBOSCH, House, Chapter, More Front Studios and the www (Cardiff)

* The Flag Project, 254 Bethnal Green Road (London)

* Mobile, Arena Gallery (Liverpool)

* Counter Measure Time: Florence Arts Trust (London)

* Re.Sound, Sounds like Trouble, SVA (Stroud)

* Popularart, curated by Caspar Below and Parvathi Nayar, Nehru

   Centre, (London)

2004

* MA Fine Art Degree Show: Central Saint Martins (London)

* 60 seconds: 291 Gallery (London) & Darklight Film Festival (Dublin)

* Counter Measure: Florence Arts Trust (London)

* Peregrinations of a Ferret: Space Place (London)

2003

* Post Postal: Euroart Studios (London)

* Show Apartment: King?s Cross (London)

* SOLD: Hanbury Gallery (London)

* BA Degree Show, UWE (Bristol)

* Advice and Scheduling Commission: South-Bank Arts Trail (Bristol)

2002

* The Cave of Primal Matter: Spike Island (Bristol)

2001

* Photographien Wuppertal Stadthalle (Wuppertal)

Awards:

  *2013 especially commended composition, Postal Pieces #RSVP, London Sinfonietta

* 2013 Camberwell Arts Festival, site specific work award

* 2005 a2arts Ephemeral Cities Award for Black Park (London)

* 2003 Rebecca Smith Trust Award, Printmaking and Interdisciplinary

   Work (Bristol)