neil cummings

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Lapdogs was installed as part of the exhibition Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie at the Arnolfini in Bristol, and previously at the Townhouse Gallery in Cairo.


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I'm interested in collecting as a method for making, and making sense of our biosphere. For a while, I washed and put on a shelf an example of every plastic bottle that passed through our house. Collected, these otherwise overlooked things…


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I wrote a text Socialised Afffection about my grandmothers love of woodgraining for Specialism, a new publication from Open Editions.

Here is a short extract....

I remember the parlour…


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Here is a version of a text I was asked to write, about the idea of 'communities' and working as an artist on 'socially engaged' artworks, its published by The People's Bureau.

Phantoms, controversies and communities

For the past thirty years I’ve lived on the Boundary Estate in…


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In September 2018, as part of The Peoples’ Bureau residency at The Collective, they invited me to participate in one of a series of discussions themed around…


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Dear Neil

The Peoples’ Bureau (PB) has been ‘in residency’ at Park Royal since May 2018, commissioned by Create London with support of…


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I wrote a short text for Distributed, about the possibility of re-imagining the world in common. Distributed is edited by David Blamey and Brad Haylock for OPENeditions…


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My text Look at me, look at me, look at me was reprinted in BRACES, LEVERS, FETISHES & TALISMANS  


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I was invited by Nadine Monem of common-editions to contribute a text to The Creative Stance. The beautiful publication is an exploration and celebration of creativity, from…


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Here is a version of the text I produced about diversity and resilience for The Creative Stance.

Resilience

Resilience is the capacity of a system – a person, a bacterial culture, a forest, a city or a…