Approved: 16.01.2008

Simon Lewandowski

Artist, Curator, Lecturer / academic

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Approved: 16.01.2008

'... to say ... objects are desirable is redundant, because man's native inertia is overcome only by desire, and nothing gets made unless it is desirable. Such things mark the passage of time with far greater accuracy than we know, and they fill time with shapes...' (George Kubler 'The Shape of Things', Chapter 1)
'The other project was, a scheme for entirely abolishing all words whatsoever; and

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Higher education, Practice-based research, Publishing, Curating
  • Categories: Animation, Book Works, Drawing, Installation, Sculpture
 

Biography

'... to say ... objects are desirable is redundant, because man's native inertia is overcome only by desire, and nothing gets made unless it is desirable. Such things mark the passage of time with far greater accuracy than we know, and they fill time with shapes...' (George Kubler 'The Shape of Things', Chapter 1) 'The other project was, a scheme for entirely abolishing all words whatsoever; and this was urged as a great advantage in point of health, as well as brevity. For it is plain, that every word we speak is, in some degree, a diminution of our lungs by corrosion, and, consequently, contributes to the shortening of our lives. An expedient was therefore offered, that since words are only names for things, it would be more convenient for all men to carry about them such things as were necessary to express a particular business they are to discourse on.' (Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Part III: 'A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan', Chapter V) Simon Lewandowski makes useful things and useless things, makes things that move and things that look as if they are moving and hypnotises people.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions

  • 2014 -  - The Reversing Machine (with Sam Belinfante) The `Tetley, Leeds. 
  • 2012 - The Reversing Machine (with Sam Belinfante), Art Laboratory Berlin, Berlin
  • 2011 - Giochi, Passatempi, Harbingers., Nowhere Gallery, Milan
  • 2010 - HOTEL/MOTEL/MOTET (installation and animated film with poet Richard Price), The Jerwood Space, London
  • 2009 - NIGHT WATCH (installation with animation), 24/7 Gooden Gallery , London
  • 2009 - This Is The End (Again), Basement43, London
  • 2008 - HOTEL/MOTEL/MOTET installation and animated film with poet Richard Price , "Humbermouth" Literary Festival, Hull
  • 2008 - Investigations of Marginal Phenomena (from the British School of Telepathy Archive), Nowhere Gallery, Milan
  • 2008 - The Imagining Machine: an Investigation, East Street Arts, Leeds
  • 2006 - Crimes of Futility No.8:The ArtistMachine, City Art Gallery, Leeds
  • 2006 - Crimes of Futility No.8:The ArtistMachine, Mediateca Santa Teresa, Milan
  • 2004 - There is No Promised Land Stay Where You Are, Rachel Haferkamp Gallery, Cologne
  • 2003 - Crimes of Futility No.8:The ArtistMachine, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
  • 2003 - Hearing Voices, Orebro Kunsthall, Orebro, Sweden Group exhibitions
  • 2009 - L’URLO E IL FURORE , Nowhere Gallery, Milan
  • 2006 - seconds:: the imperfect artwork, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland
  • 2003 - Sequences, Peterborough Digital Arts and UK touring, various locations Curated projects
  • 2012 - The Wild Pansy Press Portable Reading Room, Crescent Arts, Scarborough
  • 2012 - The Wild Pansy Press Portable Reading Room, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
  • 2011 - The Wild Pansy Press Portable Reading Room, Whitechapel Gallery, , London
  • 2011 - The Wild Pansy Press Project Space, School of Fine Art, University of Leeds
  • 2010 - NierghtravAOnWint’sIf A Teller; a Book in 8 Chapters & 4 Dimensions, 24/7, Gooden Gallery, London
  • 2009 - www.basement43.co.uk, BASEMENT43, 43 Hanley Road, London N4
  • Publications
  • 2011 - NierghtravAOnWint’sIf A Teller; a Book in 8 Chapters & 4 Dimensions
  • 2010 - Wild Pansy Book of Rainy Day Activities (editor)
  • 2009 - 100 Things With Handles
  • 2009 - The Journal of The Imagining Machine (Volume 1)