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What's

Going

on

Hello!

Thanks for stopping by. We hope you're staying well and doing what you can to keep a smile on your face while navigating these unknown waters.

 

Over here, we're finding it hard to get a lot of work done, what with the fingers on the gardening gloves of our home-made hazmat suits being really, really fat and our swim goggles fogging up far too frequently, but like everyone else, we're learning to roll with it and expect we'll soon be back up to speed. 

Kidding aside, we're very serious about following advice and dramatically  limiting our contact with other people. We're staying in and only venturing out for essential supplies. And when we do, we're keeping our distance when passing people on the street.  All of us, and everybody we know, has a someone in their crowd who is susceptible to this so keeping them in mind, and safe, is our first priority.

 

However, since we now find ourselves with so much free-time it's not nearly as fun as it was when we had other things we should have been doing, we're spending some time thinking about where we are, where we're going and who we'll be when we get there.

 

Tickbird&Rhino is founded on the belief that people need to meet and collaborate face-to-face and in-real-life, so this crisis has created something of a conundrum for us. How do we continue to do that while confined to our homes, or keeping that necessary distance from others? If, like us, you've moved to the virtual world to keep in touch, you're no doubt acutely aware of how ineffective new technology can be when it comes to meaningful communication: it's only as good as the connection you've got. (Although, to be fair, sometimes those frozen images can be good for a laugh while we wait for the video to kick back in.)

We don’t have answers yet, but we’re working on it.  In the meantime, we'll continue with our current projects, getting them ready for the day we all come out of hibernation. We’re also be talking a lot about what we're learning through all of this and most importantly, we're calling friends and family on a daily basis so no one ends up feeling even more isolated than necessary. Turns out that in this brave new world, a friend on the other side of the world is exactly as close as your neighbour next door.

Luckily, our species is pretty spectacular when it comes to accommodating adversity and although we're having a very rough start, we’re confident we'll eventually find ourselves in smoother waters.

And looking ahead, we’re sure to find more than one silver lining. In the short  term it might be something as simple as discovering that yes, we can be productive while still in our jim-jams. In the longer view it may be finally recognising we are already a world without borders and need to learn how to manage that interconnectedness in times of global crisis (is this a taste of climate chaos come early?). Whatever the outcome, we're being offered the opportunity to emerge on the other side equipped with a better understanding of what we need to do to create the change we want.  Whether it's our social interactions or our political and economic systems, nothing will remain untouched.

So for now we'll sign off, wishing good health to you and everyone one you know, and will leave you with a simple request: between those box sets on Netflix (other streaming services are available), turn your thoughts towards the future and consider what it is you’d like it to be. 

And then talk to others about it.

hello@tickbirdandrhino.com

Stay healthy,

Mat, Sujata, Sean and Gail

EPHEMERAL

Virus Into Sound

TRANSFORMATIONS

with

Jockel Liess

audio-visual artist

and

Dr Zisis Kozlakidis

head of laboratory & biobanking

IARC / World Health Organization

Wednesday

OCT 23 2019

The Horse Hospital

The Colonnade, Bloomsbury

London WC1N 1JD

JOCKEL & ZISIS are back!

On Wednesday evening, October 23rd we brought you the first results in EPHEMERAL TRANSFORMATIONS, the ongoing collaboration between the artist JOCKEL LIESS and virologist DR ZISIS KOZLAKIDIS.

 

It was a fantastic evening in the evocative surroundings of Bloomsbury's Horse Hospital where we listened to Jockel's interpretation of the H1N1 Flu virus and then had a wide ranging conversation exploring how he transformed its genetic data into sound.

Jockel & Zisis also talked about the progress of their work over the last 18 months and answered questions about the projects applications and where it might lead in the future.

At TICKBIRD&RHINO we think there’s nothing better than hanging out with fascinating people, talking about interesting things and, much like the introduction of Ephemeral Transformations that started it all, this evening was just as inspiring and full of great conversation.

Dr Zisis Kozlakidis is Head of Laboratory and Biobanking at the International Agency for Research on Cancer / WHO (World Health Organisation). He is also a virologist and Innovation Fellow at UCL working on the front-line of diseases outbreaks around the world.

Jockel Liess is an audiovisual artist and composer specialising in live-generative audiovisual systems that create abstract, meditative environments.

THE STORIES

WE TELL

by

Paul Taylor

EMERGENCE

Working Group 01:

SEASON II

Space Invaders

with

KELLY CHORPENING

&

LING TAN

SIMPLE SOCIAL

Holiday Edition!

04 Dec 2019

Somewhere

In-Between

Roundtable Discussion

with

Foster Spragge

&

Project Participants

Sunday

NOV 17 2019

Brixton Tate Library
Brixton Oval
London SW2 1JQ

On Sunday, November 17th, TICKBIRD&RHINO hosted a roundtable discussion with Foster Spragge and twenty participants who took part in the exhibition, Somewhere In-Between.

Somewhere In-Between is a unique, interactive collaboration curated by Foster that links 50 books with 48 artworks and 44 libraries.  The project brings together work from artists to architects, curators to comedy writers and poets to performers, all responding to a selection of books chosen by librarians, each making a suggestion based on another librarian's previously selected book. This chain reaction created an ever-expanding network of associations with fascinating results.

Our roundtable was an opportunity to learn about the origins of the project, how it developed and the experiences of the participants, librarians and publishers as it unfolded over time.

If you'd like more information about this project including a full list of the participants and libraries involved please visit: 

www.fosterspragge.com


Somewhere In-Between
Nov 5 - 30, 2019

@
Brixton Tate Library

SUMMER SOCIAL

(Number 5)

Piiiiiano Oracle

with

Merijn Bolink

Plastic Fantastic?

The Paradox of Polymers

with

Jennifer Crouch,

Dr. Michael Joyes

and

Brenda Keneghan

Jigsaw Memory:

forensic photography &

the frame work of fragrance

with

John RA Smith

and

Sarah McCartney

Dinner, Drinks, Discussion

Tickbird & Rhino in 3D

[ Amsterdam ]

SIMPLE SOCIAL

Number 4

Drawing Dialogue:

As the Crow Flies

Drawings by

FOSTER SPRAGGE

SIMPLE SOCIAL

Holiday Edition!

DRAWING DIALOGUE

on the LONDON LOOP

Walks with

Foster Spragge

HOW COMPLEXITY CREATES

PERFECT STORMS

with

Prof. Sandra Chapman

SURFACE TENSION

Photographs by

Sujata Majumdar

SEEING SENSE:

Capturing Emotion
in the Built Environment

with

Jag Minhas &

Andrew McStay

PLASTIC DREAMS -pt 2

5 for 5  panel - Amsterdam

PLASTIC DREAMS - pt 1

a focused social - Amsterdam

Our Second

SIMPLE SOCIAL

SEE SENSE

with

Sarah Christie

and

Jag Minhas

Our First

SIMPLE SOCIAL

HELLO!

Our INAUGURAL 

EVENING

Interested in finding out more about us?

If you'd like to know what we're up to in London or Amsterdam, make sure you join our mailing list so we can keep you up to date.

We'll be regularly scheduling different kinds of events from socials to salons on all different sorts of subjects, giving everyone the opportunity to meet and have great conversation.

 

Give us your name and email address and we'll make sure you know all about them.

 

And we look forward to seeing you in the near future.