It’s Easter Sunday, International Cannabis Day AND what would have been Hitler’s 125th birthday all wrapped up into one…

\*S*P*L*A*S*H*// is open (a chez moi) from 12 - 12 or something today. If you’ve got work off tomorrow come down, bring some drinks, hang out on the roof with your pals, throw some water balloons etc. GoMA says so. <3

Ellie & Oliver’s Long Distance Relationship: 19th April 2014: East

For three and a half years, artists and friends Ellie Harrison & Oliver Braid lived together in Ellie’s attic flat in Glasgow. During their final year they broadcast a weekly radio show live from their living room every Friday lunchtime. The Ellie & Oliver Show was well-loved for its informal and sometimes outrageous discussion exploring the philosophies that surrounded and informed its co-hosts everyday lives. After an intense year of co-habiting and co-hosting the show, they decided it was time to go their separate ways. On the 4 February 2013 Oliver finally flew the coop. They now live at opposite sides of the city, Ellie in the West End and Oliver in the East, and have struggled at times to adjust to and maintain this new ‘long distance relationship’.

For Glasgow Open House Art Festival 2014, Ellie & Oliver will finally be reunited to present two special edition radio shows broadcast LIVE from their new homes on Saturday 12 and Saturday 19 April 2014. 

Totally click our faces to hear this new broadcast!!

Art Lending Library

is coming back! A project by Market Gallery and Walker & Bromwich, the Art Lending Library is a mobile structure housing a diverse collection of artworks that can be enjoyed in your own home. PLUS the originally included OB artwork has been updated with something new and delicate and exciting.

The Art Lending Library will next be exhibited at Crown Street Gallery Darlington, from 3 May to 5 June 2014.

Someone who didn’t like me very much shared a dream in which they were appalled to encounter me wearing a combination of sandals and bright pink socks. Assumedly as intended this recounted mortification initially possessed me as a depressing abstraction of how, not only clothing-wise, I had always gotten it slightly wrong.
Much later I considered that to comprehend getting it wrong as pejorative was absurd and fragile. If getting it wrong designates a disruption then getting it right is the counter, a campaign complicit in presupposing unity.
The transcendental unity of it isn’t what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the it judged after the tying together of sense data; the it after understanding, the it encountered, the it we get. The desire to make a necessity of experiencing this it in a unified way is something impossibly twinned with the additional necessity of an anti-hedonic, illogical quest for an ungrateful Ideal. Pink socks and sandals, disharmonious concoctions as it gotten wrong, aren’t a cause for concern. They are how I would most likely opt to be concretised if ever again I arose in a rebus.

To be offended by mismatched materials is akin to encountering two opposing opinions and falling to pieces. I use the latter expression in the sense that those who desire to get it right might more usually interpret as undesirable.

Someone who didn’t like me very much shared a dream in which they were appalled to encounter me wearing a combination of sandals and bright pink socks. Assumedly as intended this recounted mortification initially possessed me as a depressing abstraction of how, not only clothing-wise, I had always gotten it slightly wrong.

Much later I considered that to comprehend getting it wrong as pejorative was absurd and fragile. If getting it wrong designates a disruption then getting it right is the counter, a campaign complicit in presupposing unity.

The transcendental unity of it isn’t what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the it judged after the tying together of sense data; the it after understanding, the it encountered, the it we get. The desire to make a necessity of experiencing this it in a unified way is something impossibly twinned with the additional necessity of an anti-hedonic, illogical quest for an ungrateful Ideal. Pink socks and sandals, disharmonious concoctions as it gotten wrong, aren’t a cause for concern. They are how I would most likely opt to be concretised if ever again I arose in a rebus.

To be offended by mismatched materials is akin to encountering two opposing opinions and falling to pieces. I use the latter expression in the sense that those who desire to get it right might more usually interpret as undesirable.

I just bought 2,400 water balloons!

If you’re around this weekend in Glasgow come and have a wet n’ wild time at \*S*P*L*A*S*H*//

Lil Atkinson, Oliver Braid, Kevin Hunt and Sam Venables present SCULPTURE PLEASURE LAND AMIDST SPLENDID HOMES, which will see Oliver’s rooftop terrace transformed into a weatherproof sculpture garden featuring the work of four specially invited artists – Daniel Fogarty, Adam Lewis-Jacob, Wayne Lloyd and Richard Proffitt - alongside new work by the four artists themselves.

*Anoraks and swimming trunks recommended*

*Ponchos provided*

Where: (Oliver’s Flat)
Flat 1, The Wasps Factory, 77 Hanson St, Glasgow G31 2HF

When: (Easter Weekend)
Saturday 19th April: 12:00pm – 5:00pm (Opening Party) &
Sunday 20th April: 12:00pm - 10:00pm (Closing Party)

Proudly part of Glasgow Open House Art Festival, offering an alternative format for public interaction within artists living and working environments 

Ellie & Oliver’s Long Distance Relationship: 12th April 2014: West

For three and a half years, artists and friends Ellie Harrison & Oliver Braid lived together in Ellie’s attic flat in Glasgow. During their final year they broadcast a weekly radio show live from their living room every Friday lunchtime. The Ellie & Oliver Show was well-loved for its informal and sometimes outrageous discussion exploring the philosophies that surrounded and informed its co-hosts everyday lives. After an intense year of co-habiting and co-hosting the show, they decided it was time to go their separate ways. On the 4 February 2013 Oliver finally flew the coop. They now live at opposite sides of the city, Ellie in the West End and Oliver in the East, and have struggled at times to adjust to and maintain this new ‘long distance relationship’.

For Glasgow Open House Art Festival 2014, Ellie & Oliver will finally be reunited to present two special edition radio shows broadcast LIVE from their new homes on Saturday 12 and Saturday 19 April 2014. 

Totally click our faces to hear this new broadcast!!

The Returned!

This is one of the last photos ever taken of Ellie & I at her flat before I moved out and escaped to France. Tomorrow I’m going back to that very same flat after nearly 15 months of freedom, but don’t worry -  it’s just for a few hours… Just for this big exciting return of the Ellie & Oliver Show! Yo yo - live on Saturday 12th April 2014 at 12 noon <3 Just like the good old days ;) TUNE IN HERE <3

Ellie & Oliver’s Long Distance Relationship

I’m not sure if anyone out there remembers the Ellie & Oliver Show, but if you do and you liked it the first time around then you’re in for a treat. Two, new, special, one-off E&O Shows - Ellie & Oliver’s Long Distance Relationship - broadcasting live from Kelvinbridge (Saturday 12th April) and Dennistoun (Saturday 19th April) as part of Glasgow Open House Festival.

*Broadcast LIVE online at mixlr.com/ellieandoliver*

For three and a half years, artists and friends Ellie Harrison & Oliver Braid lived together in Ellie’s attic flat on Lansdowne Crescent. During their final year they broadcast a weekly radio show live from their living room every Friday lunchtime. The Ellie & Oliver Show was well-loved for its informal and sometimes outrageous discussion exploring the philosophies that surrounded and informed its co-hosts everyday lives.

Highlights of the year included taking their show on the road as artists-in-residence at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2012, broadcasting live from Edinburgh every Friday throughout August and curating Friendship Festival for Glasgay! 2012; inviting six other ‘couples’ from around the UK to visit their flat and make their own special broadcast in a similar style.

After an intense year of co-habiting and co-hosting the show, they decided it was time to go their separate ways. On the 4th February 2013 Oliver finally flew the coop. They now live at opposite sides of the city, Ellie in the West End and Oliver in the East, and have struggled at times to adjust to and maintain this new ‘long distance relationship’.

For Open House 2014, Ellie & Oliver will finally be reunited to present three interlinked projects taking place over two weekends, across both their residences and on the airwaves. The foundation of which will be two special edition radio shows broadcast live from their old living room, reflecting on the year that they have been apart and responding to their encounters during the art festival.

Help a lonely woman

Since I left the frightening West-end my old friend Ellie Harrison has been adjusting to the mixed blessings of solitude. Just for once, why don’t you come and keep her company…

Inspired by the Transition Network, which promotes co-production and communal living as ways to well-being and sustainability, Ellie Harrison will open the doors of her now ‘single person household’ for a screening programme of socio-political films. By inviting likeminded people into her hermetically sealed ‘luxury apartment’ to learn about and discuss ways to change the world - she hopes expose the paradox at the heart of her lifestyle - test the intolerance caused by solo living and challenge her actually existing ‘socialism in one person’.

Screening Times:

16:00 The Corporation (2003) 145min
18:30 Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) 92min
20:30 Inside Job (2010) 105min

Popcorn and soft drinks will be served. Please feel free to bring your own (vegan) snacks and drinks. 

Please RSVP if you would like to attend all or some of the screenings: 07929 565 855 / ellie@ellieharrison.com

This special screening programme at Ellie’s flat forms part of Ellie Harrison and Oliver Braid’s three projects for Glasgow Open House Art Festival(along with their two special Ellie & Oliver Show radio broadcasts and S P L A S H at Oliver’s flat at Wasps Hanson Street).

G(h)I-light

Hello April!

Splashing your  way real soon! 

Imagine that your are as cool as Wayne Lloyd…

Imagine that you are going to install a Wayne Lloyd artwork on your terrace.

This brilliant human is coming to Glasgow on Thursday!

This brilliant human is coming to Glasgow on Thursday!

Lamia Lamia Lamia

Last week I went to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design to lead a workshop on Art Writing for their MFA Art, Society & Publics course. As part of that day, in combo with The Telfer, I invited Scott Massey to come up from London and perform a beautiful new work. You can now enjoy an official audio recording of Scott’s performance by clicking on the above photograph. I love his style so much, so many ‘urrrrhmms’.

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