Today’s Bolero 2021 story is that of Neil Wood who decided on an alternative view for his contribution and to turn his newspaper in a horizontal direction. FOXGLOVEThis work examines the idea of alternative realities and how separate worlds co-habit. What is the relationship? What happens when alternative realities are joined by design?Unlike alternative facts, alternative realities don’t seek any truth competitions, they just co-habit in the physical world, in the human psyche and in human society at large. Bolero, with its physical newspaper support, invites a chance confrontation between worlds – in this case a… Read More
For our last publication in Empirical Nonsense Daily of this week, we present two other recent projects. Apart from BOLERO 2021 that’s still on show until 10 April in the Centre André-Malraux and in the streets of Rouen, we organized Loving Care with the large-scale paintings of Pierre Mertens in De Blikfabriek in Antwerp last September-October. And end of January there was the group show Troupe/Troep at ChezKit. Find the page dedicated to these two projects here.
While the Seine Maritime department, including Rouen, goes through yet another confinement, we are happy to be able to offer you a digital visit of the Bolero project, produced by Octopus. The new additions to the Bolero project remain visible in the public space at the square in front of the Centre André Malraux in the Grand Mare and the rue des Bons Enfants in the centre of Rouen until 10 April 2021. Please follow this link to visit. Find some in situ impressions from the rue des Bons Enfants as well… Read More
The commission of Neil Wood for the Paris Metro (RATP), a 50 metre mural installation named ‘Eh Toi Là, Attrape Ton Étoile’ located at the Charles de Gaulle Étoile hub station, now also has its official plaque. The text on the plaque reads, translated: A star under the Place de l’Etoile: the work of British artist Neil Wood proposes a random constellation in the heart of the station on a fresco fifty meters long and three meters high. A tribute to the city of lights and the Champs-Elysées, the work makes use of… Read More
Bureau Doove is happy to announce it is now working with Neil Wood. Wood was born in London and has lived and worked in Brussels and Paris since 1995. His work is an intriguing mixture of short stories, poetry, sound performance, film and photography; tied together with essential common elements such as the typeface Helvetica Neue 77 Bold Condensed and narrative themes and ideas about identity, presence, surface, material symbolism, timelines, memory, cause & effect, sound, rhyme. Wood recently completed a commission for the Paris Metro (RATP) – a 50 metre mural installation named… Read More