El Laboratorio del No Hacer

June 1st, 2017

David Franklin El Laboratorio del No Hacer

This Saturday I’ll be participating in El Laboratorio del No Hacer, a three-day event at the Blueproject Foundation organised by Christina Schultz. I’ll be presenting my recent work “Welcome, Visitors”. The opening is this Friday June 2 at 19h, everybody welcome.

Este sábado participo en El Laboratorio del No Hacer, un evento de tres días organizado por Christina Schultz que tendrá lugar en la Blueproject Foundation. Estoy presentando mi obra reciente “Welcome, Visitors”. Inauguración el viernes 2 de junio a las 19h, estáis todos invitados.

With Maria Alcaide, Daniel Armengol, Laura Benítez, Manu Campos, Kai Corvus, Victoria Elms, Patricia Fernández Antón, Juliana Guerrero, David Macho, Mar Merino, Antonio R Montesinos, Judit Murlans, Maite Redondo, Patricio Ivan Rivera, Carolina Selo and Christina Schultz, and with Nigra Sum and their “mysterious musical project” and Espai en Blanc:::

Facebook event here.

Blueproject Foundation
Carrer Princesa 57 – 08003 Barcelona


New Work: “Welcome, Visitors”

April 4th, 2017


A video essay exploring some of the ideas behind the work I’m currently developing. First presented with a live reading at Paratext 15 at Hangar, Centre for Research and Production of Visual Arts, Barcelona, March 22 2017.

Landscape — Painting and the evolution of visual language — the role of technology and science in artistic developments — Dutch landscape painting in the 1600s — the expansion of concepts of space — viral infection — space exploration and the possibility of humans surviving away from Planet Earth — philosophical concepts of landscape in Chinese painting — science fiction — interpretation of our surroundings

For more information, click here.

Presentation at Paratext nº15 @ Hangar

March 20th, 2017

David Franklin News Paratext 15 Hangar

This Wednesday I’ll be doing a presentation at Paratext, where I’ll be presenting a new video essay exploring some of the ideas behind my current work which I’ve been developing during my recently-completed residency at Hangar. Free and open to everybody::

Este miércoles hago una presentación en Paratext, donde hablaré de algunas de las ideas detrás de mi trabajo actual que he estado desarrollando durante mi residencia reciente terminada en Hangar.org. Acceso libre y abierto a todo el mundo::
22 March 2017. 19:00h – 21:00h
Hangar, Centre de producció i recerca d’arts visuals
Emilia Coranty, 16 ( Can Ricart ), 08018 Barcelona, Spain


Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/843612002461414/

Artist talk at Youkobo

May 23rd, 2009

I will be holding a public talk with Kadota Mitsumasa today from 17:00 at Youkobo Art Space.  We will be discussing the work in our current exhibitions as well as our shared influences, and will probably drag up some Japanese art history too. All welcome . . .

Youkobo Art Space, Zempukuji 3-2-10, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0041.
Tel: 03 5930 5009. www.youkobo.co.jp

“San-Kyuu” Artist talk at Youkobo

March 6th, 2009

I’ll be participating in an open talk with painters Kabata Yuuri and Tamaki Naoko at my studio this Monday the 9th. A “Thank You Art” event (ie, “San-Kyuu”, or 3/9 – more info here), we’ll be discussing the daily processes of making art and working in the studio. We’ll also be exhibiting works and there’ll be food and booze, so all are welcome from 17:30 onwards.

現 代を舞台に活動を続ける作家のなかなか訊けない周辺事情。そんな気になる裏側事情を、遊工房に滞在・展示をする日本とアイルランドの作家達が互いに迫る、 公開座談会を開催します。作家も知らない互いの生活と制作の実情や如何に?各作家の小作品の集う小展示にもご期待ください。

参加作家: 椛田 有理
玉木 直子
3月9日(月) 17:30〜