Harminder Judge

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     This Is Not A Fucking Holiday, 2015This Is Not A Fucking Holiday, 2015

Installation
Audio play, 39 min, loop
3 videos, 10 min & 10 min & 20 min, loop
Painting, acrylic on steel, 20 x 30 cm

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Halle 14, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Leipzig, DE

A project centred around the budding conspiracy theorist Lee Stowers, Stowers’ understanding of the world, and his role in it. The work makes citations from such thematic areas as science fiction, sacred geometry, dystopia, and man and machine, and pursues the process of a man beginning to distance himself from society due to particular beliefs.

Stowers is actually a circuit bender who designs machines and instruments, playing them himself or carrying them on his body. One of Stowers’ latest inventions, and the object of Judge’s videos, is a futuristic »jet pack,« which establishes for him a symbolic connection between the collapse of the twin towers in New York on September 11, 2011, the Illuminati, and a New World Order. As the person carrying this »jet pack,« Stowers turns out, in his conception, to be himself symbolic of the (likewise collapsed) Third Tower, which in its turn supposedly represents the Biblical Jacob’s Ladder.

The setting of »This is Not a Fucking Holiday« depicts a sort of refuge cabin/observation tower removed from banal everyday life, the interior of which resembles the arrangement of Stowers’ home in Birmingham. The claustrophobic narrowness creates an oppressive atmosphere on the one hand, but at the same time establishes an intimate means of access into the protagonist’s thought world. This is not an immediate piece, but rather one that unfolds over time.

photo claus bach

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Video still

                                                       Bilocation 2013Bilocation 2013

Film installation - shot on site at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, UK & Coronation Park, New Delhi, India

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, commission from Meadow Arts, UK

Production company 144, Birmingham

BilocationBilocation

Film installation

     BilocationBilocation

Film installation

          BilocationBilocation

Film installation - shot on site at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, UK & Coronation Park, New Delhi, India

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     Do What Thou WiltDo What Thou Wilt

Performance installation

The Barbican, London, UK
Commission from Spill Festival

          Do What Thou WiltDo What Thou Wilt

Performance installation
1.5 tons of black natrosol, laser projections, smoke
Soundtrack made up of Norwegian Black Metal, early wax cylinder recordings of Aleister Crowley, and Church of Satan congregations

                              Do What Thou WiltDo What Thou Wilt

Performance installation

Do What Thou WiltDo What Thou Wilt

Performance installation

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The Holy Mountain PartyThe Holy Mountain Party

Co-curated with Fierce Festival
Multi-artform performance party
Image showing special DJ set by Oni Ayhun (Olof Dreijer of The Knife)
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Artists included Oni Ayhun, Eloise Fornieles, Lucky PDF, Elenni Savvidou, Chromatouch, Minuek, Joseph Quimby, Iona Kewney, Edward Wakefield, Brian Catling & Joost Nieuwenburg

The Holy Mountain Party PosterThe Holy Mountain Party Poster

Billboard print

                Elenni Savvidou Elenni Savvidou

The Holy Mountain Party

                    Lucky PDFLucky PDF

DJ Set

          Two Surfaces in Contact - Joost NieuwenburgTwo Surfaces in Contact - Joost Nieuwenburg

The Holy Mountain Party

                                             Mr Rapeface - Brian CatlingMr Rapeface - Brian Catling

The Holy Mountain Party

Mr Rapeface - Brian CatlingMr Rapeface - Brian Catling

The Holy Mountain Party

     The Narrator - Edward WakefieldThe Narrator - Edward Wakefield

The Holy Mountain Party

Self Portrait (after Kali & Gene)Self Portrait (after Kali & Gene)

Digital c-type print

ThaipusamThaipusam

Digital c-type print
Residency in Kuala Lumpur

Smashed CoconutsSmashed Coconuts

Digital c-type print
Residency in Kuala Lumpur

Madonna & ChildMadonna & Child

Fiberglass, gold leaf, neon

Risen Bed & Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)Risen Bed & Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)

Wood, paint, flatscreen
Digital c-type prints & hand written text

Solo exhibition and new work commission from New Art Gallery Walsall, UK

Bulwer TowerBulwer Tower

7m high installation, painted wood

Brave girlBrave girl's don't cry...

Laser projected animation

ZoneZone

Laser projected animation

Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)

Installation shot
Digital c-type prints & hand written text
Re-worked archival copies from New Art Gallery Walsall's permanent collection which alluded to a supernatural theme
Hand written text underneath each print was a transcript of a ghost story written by Judge & Wakefield

Vision Named DeathVision Named Death

Digital c-type print & hand written text
Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)

Married to DarknessMarried to Darkness

Digital c-type print & hand written text
Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)

A Vast Lump of GoldA Vast Lump of Gold

Digital c-type print & hand written text
Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)

Dog globuleDog globule

Digital c-type print & hand written text
Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)

Manned The VesselManned The Vessel

Digital c-type print & hand written text
Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)

Snatches Third PowerSnatches Third Power

Digital c-type print & hand written text
Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)

SteadfastSteadfast

Digital c-type print & hand written text
Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)

Vast LumpVast Lump

Digital c-type print & hand written text
Archives & Alchemy (storyboard series)

The NarratorThe Narrator

Performance for film
A reading of a ghost story written in collaboration with
Edward Wakefield & inspired by the words of Edward
Bulwer-Lytton

CracksCracks

Re-mixed youtube videos

InteriorsInteriors

Inverted elephant toy, mirrored aluminium shelf

InteriorsInteriors

Inverted tiger toy, mirrored aluminium shelf

UntitledUntitled

Roof top installation

UntitledUntitled

Roof top installation

Ceiling CrossCeiling Cross

Vinyl on concrete

Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)

Performance installation
2.5 tons of milk poured into a variable sized steel lined false floor,
mirror polished aluminium rotating sculpture, neon with steel and webbing harness,
laser projected animation, sound

     Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)

Performance installation
2.5 tons of milk poured into a variable sized steel lined false floor,
mirror polished aluminium rotating sculpture, neon with steel and webbing harness,
laser projected animation, sound

Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)

Performance installation
2.5 tons of milk poured into a variable sized steel lined false floor,
mirror polished aluminium rotating sculpture, neon with steel and webbing harness,
laser projected animation, sound

Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)

Performance installation
2.5 tons of milk poured into a variable sized steel lined false floor,
mirror polished aluminium rotating sculpture, neon with steel and webbing harness,
laser projected animation, sound

Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)

Performance installation
2.5 tons of milk poured into a variable sized steel lined false floor,
mirror polished aluminium rotating sculpture, neon with steel and webbing harness,
laser projected animation, sound

Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)

Performance installation
2.5 tons of milk poured into a variable sized steel lined false floor,
mirror polished aluminium rotating sculpture, neon with steel and webbing harness,
laser projected animation, sound

Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 4)

Performance installation
2.5 tons of milk poured into a variable sized steel lined false floor,
mirror polished aluminium rotating sculpture, neon with steel and webbing harness,
laser projected animation, sound

          Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 2)Modes of Al-Ikseer (version 2)

Performance installation
2.5 tons of milk poured into a variable sized steel lined false floor,
mirror polished aluminium rotating sculpture, neon with steel and webbing harness,
laser projected animation, sound

     Video SermonVideo Sermon

Installation and performance for film

BelafonteBelafonte

Laser animation on magazine page

WaitsWaits

Laser animation on magazine page

InteriorsInteriors

Inverted elephant toy, mirrored aluminium shelf

InteriorsInteriors

Inverted tiger toy, mirrored aluminium shelf

John The RevelatorJohn The Revelator

Wood, mirrored aluminium, water poured into steel framed false floor, lights, steel, edited chorus from 50 versions of the folk song John The Revelator

Transit StationTransit Station

4 day outdoor project dismantling
and re-configuring one of Bob & Roberta Smith's
CCA sheds
With Gian Paulo Cottino and S Mark Gubb

                    BilocationBilocation

Film installation

Live SermonLive Sermon

Performance
Steel disc filled with milk, speaker installed in artist's mouth, sound

Live SermonLive Sermon

Performance
Steel disc filled with milk, speaker installed in artist's mouth, sound

Live SermonLive Sermon

Performance
Steel disc filled with milk, speaker installed in artist's mouth, sound

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