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Simon Bill- Book Launch & in conversation with Matthew Collings &Dr David O’Flynn
8 July 2016 @ 12:00 am
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE by SIMON BILL ¬Ýpub A Sort of Book(¬£8.99)
‚ÄòA scabrous satire of the contemporary art world and its love affair with neuroscience. Hilariously funny.‚Äô Simon Critchley
‚ÄòI bloody loved it!‚Äô¬Ý Gary Hume
In this mordantly dark satire, Simon Bill brings together two very disparate worlds; the endlessly fascinating and strangely implausible world of neuro-scientific research and the equally strange, drug-fueled and novelty-obsessed London contemporary art scene. Providing the link is Bill‚Äôs drunken anti-hero, an abstract artist down on his luck who lands a residency at a shiny new neurological research institute. Between an endless round of private views (attended to siphon the free booze and ingratiate himself with dealers) Bill‚Äôs hapless artist sets out to revive his stalled career, and love life, with a neuro-inspired art show. His new job might also help him cope with his own neurological deficits ‚Äì a lousy sense of direction and alcoholic blackouts.
Artist in Residence will have you laughing out loud at the spotlight grabbing antics of aspiring artists and curators while fascinating you with insights into the workings of the human brain.
Reading and Conversation starts at 7.30pm
Entrance buy a book ¬Ý¬£7. Limited space so please reserve a ticket on www.wegottickets.com
Simon Bill is an artist ¬Ýhttp://sortof.co.uk/authors/simon-bill/¬Ý
Matthew Collings is an art critic for the Evening Standard /BBC ¬Ý& artist ¬Ý. He went to the same school as James Robertson Justice. ¬Ý¬Ýhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Collings
Dr David O’Flynn is a consultant Psychiatrist at SLaM ¬Ýand Head of The Adamson Trust of psychiatric art.
‘This is the best book on Art Ive read next to luis Bunuel Autobiography My Last Sigh! ‘ ¬ÝSophie Parkin