ICA: Culture Now


ICA: Culture Now: Marjetica Potrc in conversation with Stephanie Delcroix and Michael Pinsky

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London            20 Feb 20151:00 pm | Cinema 1 |

 Ljubljana and Berlin-based artist and architect Marjetica Potrč is joined in conversation by Stephanie Delcroix and Michael Pinsky, discussing her practice ahead of the opening of a new public artwork made in collaboration with Ooze Architects (Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg). Commissioned by Stephanie Delcroix and Michael Pinsky for King’s Cross, Of Soil and Water: The King’s Cross Pond Club is a natural swimming pond on the Kings Cross site. Its central pool is surrounded by both hard and soft landscaping, including pioneer plants, wild flowers grasses, and bushes so that the environment evolves as the seasons change.

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A Stitch in Time showing as part of Collecting Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Many of the designs within the work have come from the V&A collection. More info here









A new monograph is to be published to accompany the exhibition Survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu, curated by Mei Huang. Supported by the British Council the catalogue contains texts by Mei Huang and an interview with Helena Reckitt.

Hard Cover, 19 x 26cm, 200 pages full colour

Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu

Designed by Wu Weichia

Edition Xin Dong Cheng ISBN 978-2-915823-23-3

Available in the UK from Michael Pinsky £24.95 + P&P

imlaughingatclouds03I’m Laughing at Clouds, a permanent commission for a new campus for the Health and Social Care Faculty at Anglia Ruskin University has obtained planning permission and will be launched in 2015.


An ensemble of nine tactile columns, which detect the heartbeat of participants and convert their systolic readings into a composition of light and sound.


I’m Laughing at Clouds modifies public lighting to make it react to the individual. By touching sensors embedded in the lighting columns, the passerby creates a composition of light and sound. The lampposts are programmed to respond to the human touch and record the frequency of the person’s heartbeat. This data is presented through the illumination of the columns and also through samples of children’s voices. Simple sung notes will be recorded from children attending Brunswick Nursery School. As visitors touch the sensors a child’s voice  will sing a note, then at the point the heartbeat is registered the note will be follow the rhythm of the heartbeat. Both the illumination and the sound will get progressively softer until they both drift away completely, only to be reignited by the sensor being touched again.


I’m Laughing at Clouds acknowledges it neighbours, the Medical Faculty, the Music Therapy Course and the Nursery, referring to the essence of human life and health, vocal harmonies and childhood.



02._invitation_297mmx210mm_preview_frontSurvey is a major exhibition showing together for the first time a large number projects produced over the last decade including collaborative works with Walker & Bromwich and Cabula 6. A new work A Stitch in Time, commissioned by MOCA, will subsequently be shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum in July.

Curated by Mei Huang, Survey has been co-produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu and the British Council. A new monograph will be published by the British Council to coincide with the exhibition.

The exhibition opens on April 18th 2014.



Plunge has been nominated for the PRIX COAL 2014. The €10,000 award recognises artistic projects which engage with environmental issues. The award ceremony will be held at the Musée de le Chasse et de la Nature on April 10th 2014. www.plungelondon.com

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Place Lalla Yeddouna in the heart of the Fez’s Medina, designed by Mossessian & Partners, contains seven courtyards for which Michael Pinsky has created patterns appropriating both the ancient tradition of Zellige design and 60’s minimalism. The complex is under construction and will open in 2015.

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Stephanie Delcroix and Michael Pinsky have been selected as the artistic directors for an ambitious year long series of international artist’s residencies in Belval’s former steel works in Luxembourg, to commence in 2015. www.delcroixpinsky.com

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A new commission A Stitch In Time  for the Museum of Contemporary Art has gained a Grant for the Arts Award from Arts Council England.