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Above, documentation of the performance at One Thoresby Street on 21 June made in collaboration with Dexter Prior. Below are some pictures of the installation downstairs in the gallery space. The screens showed two five minute loops of video culled from documentation of the rehearsals. Audio comes from an instrument made from a table, around [...]

Thoresby Thursday

Rehearsal Excerpt from Pete McPartlan on Vimeo. I’m performing tonight at the opening of an exhibition in collaboration with Dexter Prior at One Thoresby Street in Nottingham. We’ve built a decidedly dangerous instrument out of bandsaw blades and copious quantities of clamps. Hopefully it will stay up and nobody’s fingers will get cut off. Private [...]

Kill Your Idols

I’m showing Origami Seizure Comparison in programme organised by Deep Leap Microcinema, called Kill Your Idols the first screening will be in Brooklyn at Microscope gallery on the 14th. From Deep Leap’s site: “A program of works that take as their source (conceptually or materially) the history of avant-garde moving images. How does the use [...]

Empty Orchestra

I’m performing with Rob Gawthrop as part of the Empty Orchestra series of events on the 22nd of October in Birmingham. I’m really excited about it – it’s a performance I’ve been wanting to do for a while that’s an extension of the ‘slow visuals’ I did for Library Tapes a few years ago where [...]

A Very Quick Test

Looks a lot nicer on vimeo in HD… but it doesn’t loop…


I have about 100 frames for a new video piece – not really sure what the plan is at the moment, just enjoying the process and thinking about the video and audio in tandem. Below is a short test I made using PureData, which I set up to move sound emitting objects around in 3D [...]

Static in Aberdeen

I have a show next week at Limousine Bull Artist’s Collective in Aberdeen. I’ll be showing new work, mostly drawings that I’ve made over the past year or two that relate to film and video I’ll also be launching the next in the series of Anti-Narrative Comics. More details below: Static – Pete McPartlan An [...]

Spoil Ground

Pen and Ink on A2 watercolour paper. Made for friend and artist Jo Millett these drawings are the latest in an enquiry into natural processes. Using my memory of forms in the mud that appear on the banks of the river Hull where I studied and lived for eight years. For me it’s an investigation [...]