Author: John Collingswood

Messages from Elsewhere

Messages From Elsewhere – An Alien Graffiti is a collection of 26 sigils or elaborate glyphs of great beauty and strangeness, intercepted by Richard James Biddle and committed to paper with ink, charcoal and correction fluid, published by Timglaset editions. Its a lovely little book that sits somewhere between language and painting. Richard is an old friend…
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Go Up

This video, directed by Paris-based Alexandre Courtes and featuring music from Cassius, Pharrell Williams and Cat Power, juxtaposes images in order to connect ideas, simultaneously forming beautiful collages and thoughtful statements on the way we live and communicate in the 21st century.

The Perfect Human

The Perfect Human (Det perfekte menneske) is a 1968 short film by Jørgen Leth

The Bronze Sounding

a moving backdrop for a live performance by Three Cane Whale

Some Things From Somewhere

short promo for an exhibition I designed in Madrid in 2018


a quick sketch of Tanja dancing in the snow, lit only by projected symbols from a Sami shaman drum.

Dance Photography


I think I have found my new favourite artist: Niklas Zidarov.  PRISMA is a lovely installation featuring two projectors and some sand. Simple and beautiful. Pretty much all of Mr. Zidarov’s output is awesome.

Wardrobe of Nature

Anni Rapinoja is an artist who lives and works on the island of Hailuoto, just down the road from where I live. She collects natural materials and makes incredible objects from them. She refers to her process as collaboration with nature. I was very inspired by her recent exhibition at Oulu Art Museum.


A collaboration between digital artists and dancers, DUST is a dance piece experienced through virtual reality, where you control your perspective and become part of the experience. I was introduced to this project by digital artist Maria Judova who worked with Andrej Boleslavsky on the initial R+D with Rambert Dance Company