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A special evening of screenings by artists featured in the Mould Map 6 — Terraformers exhibition and previous Mould Map editions.

Joey Holder: Ophiux, 2016  (25 minutes)

Ophiux gives a glimpse into a near future that whilst fictional, is not far from reality and is founded on current scientific research. The work imagines a future in which synthetic biology has been fully realized and applied to both advance human evolution and increase life expectancy, and where human biology has been computer programmed.  It not only simulates the collection of data from our own bodies but also the sampling of data from other organisms by a speculative pharmaceutical company: ‘Ophiux’.

To conceive the film, Holder has worked in close collaboration with scientists that she met during her residency at Wysing in 2015 – Dr Marco Galardini, a Computational Biologist at the European Bioinformatics Institute at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, and Dr Katrin Linse, Senior Biodiversity Biologist at the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge.

Ophiux has been co-commissioned by Deptford X where it is set to premiere at their festival in September 2016. It is also being shown as part of a larger project at Wysing Arts Centre from 24 September  – 20 November 2016. A tour to other arts and science venues across the UK will be announced at a later date.

The exhibition and film has been made possible with a generous grant from the Arts Council England and in partnership with AND/OR Gallery.

Stathis Tsemberlidis: Eschaton, 2016 (30 minutes)

Eschaton is the name of the spaceship that is taking human consciousness to the far reaches of a dying universe. Knowledge and memory are expressed as information from the future. The purpose of this voyage is to deconstruct the fear of infinity. Eschaton’s mission is to survive within death.

Eschaton is the latest film by Copenhagen-based Greek artist and publisher, Stathis Tsemberlidis of cult small press Decadence. Soundtracked by music composed for the film on a modular synth by Panos Alexiadis.

MSL and Jaakko Pallasvuo: Bridge Over Troubled Water, 2016  (30 minutes)

Commissioned by CCA Derry, Bridge Over Troubled Water includes new material filmed across Finland and Lapland that utilises the motif of folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel to explore queer time and climate change anxiety.

This Film Night is in association with the exhibition Mould Map 6  – Terraformers

Delivered by Jonathan Chandler and Joseph P Kelly

How do artists and writers create the worlds their characters and stories exist in?

This workshop will introduce you to the creative process behind creating stories and world building. Looking at the representation of ideas through symbols, signifiers and visual storytelling, this workshop will include idea generation, with a focus on using small ideas and starting points to build working, believable environments and situations with examples and reference from relevant comics, art & film. Through writing and drawing you will explore the representation of ideas through style, composition, visual clues and colour.

Participants will work with each other and as individuals to create or develop their ideas, incorporating the structure and clichés of traditional comics and story telling, before developing their own unique take on narrative illustration – perhaps an entire story in one illustration or a tale that unfolds over a twenty panel comic page.

About Jonathan and Joseph

Jonathan has been described by innovative micro-publishers Breakdown Press as the most isolated cartoonist working in the UK today. Catch this rare opportunity to work with the author of small-press gems ‘Johns Worth’ (Landfill Editions) and Another Blue World (Breakdown Press).

Joseph is a multi-talented graphic artist and educator currently working on PayWall – a full-length graphic story set in a detailed post-flood future, the first instalment of which will be published by Landfill Editions Autumn 2016.

Materials: please bring your preferred writing and drawing tools and materials.

Suitable for people aged 14+

Click here to see more from Joseph P Kelly

Click here to see more from Jonathan Chandler

This workshop is in association with the exhibition Mould Map 6  – Terraformers.

Delivered by James Langdon and Peter Nencini

This workshop will introduce you to the mysterious science of pataphysics, as a resource for designers.

Pataphysics is the invention of a nineteenth-century French author, Alfred Jarry, defined by him as the “science of imaginary solutions.”

Pataphysics continues today as an International College dedicated to Jarry’s idea that every event in the world is a unique happening, not subject to any general or repeatable laws.

Drawing on the College’s ideology and publications, this workshop will explore exceptions and discontinuities in simple design exercises.

Materials: please bring your preferred writing and drawing tools and materials.

Suitable for people aged 18+

Click here to see more from James Langdon

Click here to see more from Peter Nencini

This workshop is in association with the exhibition Mould Map 6  – Terraformers.

Here is a selection from MOULD MAP 6 — TERRAFORMERS showcasing parts of the screening programme and the #MounldMap6 competition.

#MouldMap6 COMPETITION: Design your own Terraformers Armour

13 September 2016

Mould Map and Landfill Editions invite NTU’s current students, staff, alumni and visitors to the exhibition, Mould Map 6 – Terraformers at Bonington Gallery, to design your very own Terraformers armour and enter into our online competition.

Viktor Hachmang & Will Sweeney, ORLOK, limited edition risograph print


From Saturday 21 September – Friday 21 October, Bonington Gallery plays host to over 50 artists and designers whose work demonstrates a diverse array of comic and narrative art. Mould Map 6 takes the form of an exhibition / walk-through magazine and will include talks, film screenings, performances and open workshops.

Competition brief:

If you had your own armour, what would it be like?

What does it look like, what it is made from, what does it protect you from, and what world do you wear it for? Is it decorative? Is it utilitarian? Is it symbolic? What does it say about you and your world?

To create your armour you can use any materials of your choosing, it can be two or three dimensional, the choice is yours.

Everyone needs armour sometimes, and we want to give prizes for the most exciting, imaginative armour out there.

Joseph P Kelly, Jakob Free


Judged by Hugh Frost and Leon Sadler, the winning entrant will take home the following prizes:

If the winner is 15 years and over:

A limited edition copy of Mould Map 5, Black Box; and either a copy of Mould Map 4 or Jaakko Pallasvuo’s Pure Shores.

If the winner is 14 years and under:

A copy of Will Sweeney’s Tales from the Greenfuzz 4

How to enter:

To enter, begin by following The School of Art & Design and Bonington Gallery on Twitter and/or Instagram (see below for details).

Use your wildest imagination, design your own armour and show us what it would look like by posting it on using Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #MouldMap6. Entrants are welcome to include a short description about their design (no essays please!).

The competition is open to entries from 10 am on Saturday 17 September until 12am (midnight) on Wednesday 19 October 2016.The winner will be announced on Friday 21 October via Bonington Gallery and NTU School of Art & Design accounts on Twitter and Instagram. Good luck!

Bonington Gallery:
Twitter: @NTUBonGallery
Instagram: @boningtongallery

NTU School of Art & Design:
Twitter: @NTUArtandDesign
Instagram: @NTUart

See the competition’s terms and conditions (PDF)

#MouldMap6 Competition… some inspiration:

03 October 2016

Alexandre Bavard, BULKY, performance at Galerie P38.

Feeling inspired by the Mould Map 6 — Terraformers exhibition? We’ve teamed up with Landfill Editions  to offer you the chance of winning Mould Map goodies…

If you had your own armour, what would it be like? What does it look like, what it is made from, what does it protect you from, and what world do you wear it for? Is it decorative? Is it utilitarian? Is it symbolic? What does it say about you and your world? Everyone needs armour sometimes, and we want to give prizes for the most exciting, imaginative armour out there.

To be in with a chance of winning, design and share your own armour with #MouldMap6 on Twitter or Instagram. Read the full details on how to enter.

Check out this great entry from bethanyhkelly on Instagram. What does your Terraformers armour look like?

Terraformers Lunchtime Screening 1: You the Better (1983), Ericka Beckman

03 October 2016

Join us on Wednesday for the first Terraformers film screening event, featuring Ericka Beckman’s 1983 film, You the Better.

DATE: Wednesday 5 October
TIME: 1.15 pm – 2.45 pm
LOCATION: BON 002, Bonington building

Ericka Beckman (b1951) is an American filmmaker who began to make films in the 1970s as part of the Pictures generation. Her films are concerned with the relationship between people and images and how images structure people’s perception of themselves and of reality. Represented by Mary Boone Gallery.

Terraformers Lunchtime Screening 2: Writ Stink (2015), Bedwyr Williams

11 October 2016

Join us on Wednesday for the next Terraformers film screening event!

DATE: Wednesday 12 October
TIME: 1.15 pm – 1.45 pm
LOCATION: BON 002, Bonington building

First shown as part of Williams’ debut exhibition at Limoncello, and taking the form of a series of animated monochrome ink drawings, the video weaves a morose fable of a 39 year old man, The Big Scholar, who backs up his secrets to a hard drive in a cave for no-one to find. Probably ever.

Mould Map 6 — TERRAFORMERS Saturday Special

13 October 2016

This Friday / Saturday!!!  Mould Map 6 —  Terraformers Events Series 

FRIDAY – TERRAFORMERS / Landing Strip Bar with L-v-L at Syson Gallery 8 pm – 1 am.

SATURDAY – Exhibition open 10 am – 8 pm – Table selling books from Landfill Editions / Mould Map / Famicon Express and others all day.

10 am – 4 pm: Mould Map Workshop 2 — World Making in Visual Story Telling with Jon Chandler and Joseph Kelly.

4.15 pm – 5 pm: Rhys Jones & Ben Price – Post-Capitalist Architecture. Room Bon 002. Discussing projects undertaken as part of their 3rd year studies at NTU, Rhys and Ben will present speculative proposals for post-capitalist built environments followed by a Q & A.

5 pm – 5.45 pm: Hui-Ying Kerr – Magazines of The Japanese Bubble Economy. Room Bon 002. Going into further depth on the issues of hyper-consumerism and representation touched upon in her article within the Mould Map exhibition itself, Hui-Ying will be drawing upon her PhD thesis undertaken at The Royal College of Art and in collaboration with the V&A.

6 pm – 6.45 pm: Dr David M. Bell and Dr Miranda Iossifidis – World-building and Utopianism. Room Bon 002. David M. Bell is interested in the possibilities of utopia(nism) as a form operating within, against and beyond this – and any – reality. He has explored such utopia(nism)s in and through art, fiction, music and education; and currently works on the ‘Imaginaries of the Future’ network at Newcastle University. His first book, Rethinking Utopia, will be published by Routledge in 2017. Miranda Iossifidis is a Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies at LCC. Her current research interests are at the intersection between urban studies, audiovisual culture and utopianism.

7 pm: Cocktails with Furgastro Bonington Gallery. Join celebrity chef and star of Stefan Sadler’s Dinnerplates, Furgastro for a refreshing drinks-based lucky-dip.

8 pm: Close & head somewhere in town for a drink.

Here is a selection of posts from the exhibition Mould Map 6 — Terraformers.

A School for Design Fiction: Department of Pataphysics: In Photos:

21 September 2016

Yesterday James Langdon and Peter Nencini ran a workshop for visitors on the mysterious science of Pataphysics, in connection with Mould Map 6 — Terraformers.

Below are a few photos from part of the afternoon, where participants were reorganising an existing text using alternative methods of paragraph blocking, led by James Langdon:

Where it started…

22 September 2016

Earlier this morning, Hugh Frost of Landfill Editions gave NTU Art & Design students an introduction to the Mould Map series.

Mould Map 6 — Terraformers: In the Press

20 September 2016

Hugh Frost and Leon Sadler’s magazine-turned-exhibition has been featured in Frieze and AIGA’s Eye On Design!

Jacob Ciocci, Freedom

In the reviews you can read more about the origins and ideas behind the show, including: Hugh and Leon’s approach to editing and curating Mould Map, tying together such a diverse group of artists, tackling heavy social political issues, and possible plans for future editions of Mould Map.

Read the full article in Frieze here

Read the full article in AIGA – Eye On Design here

It’s Nice That take a look at Mould Map 6 — Terraformers

23 September 2016

For your Friday – here’s a great little review of the Terraformers exhibition over on It’s Nice That.

Don’t forget to enter our #MouldMap6 competition. Design your own Terraformers armour to be in with a chance of winning Mould Map / Landfill Editions goodies.

Mould Map 6 — Terraformers continues on Monday. Open weekdays from 10 am – 5 pm.

Everything is better when it’s walk-in

7 October 2016

For an exhibition that doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously, my response to Mould Map 6 — Terraformers follows in the same vein. Not to say I haven’t found the work intellectually valuable (I actually found a lot to take from it), but the aspect of Terraformers I have found myself contemplating most is the description of the exhibition. Or really just one line of it; that for this show the Gallery contains a “group exhibition / walk-in magazine”.

There was once a time, before I came to Nottingham and began studying Fine Art, when I thought a publication had to be on paper. I thought it had to have lines of words. I thought it had to be carried in hands and found soggy in the rain. I thought it had to fit a category. Soon after my arrival in the city, and upon crawling out from the rock I had apparently been living under, I discovered zines. This opened up my world to self-publication and all the practicalities of the printed word that is no longer essential there. Ever since, for me, the confines of “a publication” have ebbed away in to the peripheral. Still, Mould Map 6- Terraformershas once again been a revelation.

I never thought a publication could BE an exhibition. I never thought it could be this colourful, have a film piece, and a computer game. But the thing that stuck is I never thought a publication could be walk-in.

I was left considering the words “walk-in” above all else. To me, “walk-in” is a domestic term. You get walk-in showers, walk-in pantries. As a girl growing up having a walk-in wardrobe was a thing of envy. But never a walk-in magazine. The bright colours of the exhibition against the stark white walls of the gallery space remind me of the early 1990’s computer graphics, of the episode of Goosebumps when the protagonist was sucked in to the computer, and the stretching 3D shapes of early screensavers. It is as if a magazine was sucked in to a void and dissected but then frozen, suspended for us to encounter. As I walk around the exhibition and traverse the different surfaces of visual information I agree with those wardrobe ready preteens, everything is better when it’s walk-in.

Dominique Phizacklea

Fine Art, Year 3

Taking a break from the printed format of earlier editions, Mould Map 6 takes the form of an exhibition / walk-though magazine. For the duration of five weeks the exhibition will include talks, film screenings, performances and open workshops.

Set against the background hum of sci-fi imaginaries common to all Mould Map projects, Terraformers brings together over 50 artists and designers whose work embraces different approaches to ‘world-making’, the notion of creating one’s own world – both fictional and non-fictional.

This exhibition investigates the visualisation of possible futures, and the roles they might play in shaping the present.

Mould Map is a publication series dedicated to new comics and narrative art, co-edited by Hugh Frost and Leomi Sadler, and published by Landfill Editions.

Curated by Hugh Frost and Leomi Sadler.

Full documentation available here on Art Viewer.

Footage courtesy of Landfill Editions / Claire Davies.
Featured Artists

Lala Albert, Alexandre Bavard, Hannah Bays, Edwin Burdis, Julien Ceccaldi, CF, Jacob Ciocci, Kitty Clark, Tom Davis, Lucas Dillon, GW Duncanson, Ruth Edwards, Caley Feeney, Blue Firth, Ed Fornieles, Noel Freibert, Viktor Hachmang, GHXYK2 and Andy Healy, Sam Hewland, Joey Holder, Antwan Horfee, Parker Ito, YY Kawaii, Joseph Kelly , Jake Kent, Tania Kerins, Lando, Tristram Lansdowne, Lucy LemonyBen Mendelewicz, Brenna Murphy, Jonny Negron, Peter Nencini, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Hardeep Pandhal, Leomi Sadler, Stefan Sadler, New Scenario, David Steans, Daniel Swan, Yannick Val Gesto, Daniel Wallace, Guimi You

Associated Events

Late opening: Thursday 29 September, 5 pm – 8 pm. RSVP to confirm attendance.

A School for Design Fiction workshop: Tuesday 20 September, 11 am – 4 pm. Delivered by James Langdon and Peter Nencini.

World Making in Visual Story Telling workshop: Saturday 15 October, 11 am – 4 pm. Delivered by Joseph Kelly and Jonathan Chandler.

Screening Series: Saturday 15 October (times to be confirmed shortly)

Bonington Film Night #6: Terraformers Special Thursday 20 October, 7 pm – 8.30 pm. With contributions by: Erika Beckman, Joey Holder, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Yuri Patison, Stathis Tsemberlidis and Bedwyr Willams.

Additional text by: Miranda Lossifidis and Hui-Ying Kerr.

Exhibition resources:

From Our Blog

Here is a selection of featured artists from Mould Map 6 — Terraformers.

Viktor Hachmang

2 September 2016

Terraformers opens in two weeks’ time. Starting from today – we’ll be showcasing a selection of the 40+ artists and designers involved. First up is Mould Map regular, Viktor Hachmang:

Poster created by Landfill Editions – showcasing a new work by Viktor Hachmang.

“The woodblock prints of Edo-era Japan depict a floating world, closed off to foreign influence. By contrast, while often informed by the formal elements of these masterpieces, the graphic world of Viktor Hachmang is anything but closed, drawing lessons from and gleefully combining visual vocabularies spanning the boundaries of time and space.

His skill as an illustrator lies in an ability to synthesize these references with succinct visual communication. His energy as an artist flows from the sense of universal human experience and culture his imagery invokes – at once contemporary but timeless – how does he do that?” – Hugh Frost, April 2015

Here is Hachmang’s contribution to Mould Map 5 — Black Box:

Visit Viktor Hachmang’s Website

Alexandre Bavard

5 September 2016

With a background in traditional graffiti writing as member of the PAL crew (going under the name Mosa), Alexandre Bavard has expanded his practice to include video and performances pieces and large-scale airbrush paintings similar to distant galaxies – and frequently reappearing as Mosa in a silk hood with sunglasses on top.

See more of Alexandre’s work here.

Follow Mosa on Instagram, here.

Antwan Horfee

6 September 2016

Today’s featured Terraformers artist is Paris-based Antwan Horfee. Horfee, like Alexandre Bavard, is a graffiti writer and artist based in Paris. Pushing away from letters and tags, Horfee’s studio practice carries the same signature style, but pulls in observations and cultural reflections – giving the viewer a glimpse into the world as he sees it. See more of Horfee’s work here.

Daniel Swan

Daniel Swan is a visual artist who creates often creates worlds in the form of animations – producing music videos for Jam City, RL Grime, Django Django, and more – as well as exhibiting work in a gallery setting.

Swan’s animations are built up around slick, futuristic worlds, which gradually shift and change throughout the song to create very distinct moods:

Although a little different from the majority of his work, this found footage montage / mashup is well worth the watch – combining clips from well known movies to create a completely new universe and story:

See more of Daniel’s work on their website.


8 September 2016

C.F. is a cartoonist (and musician) best known for his comic series Powr Mastrs, which weaves together complex characters and bizarre story lines in a deceptively simple looking drawing style – all set in the fantasy world of “New China”.

Ed Fornieles

9 September 2016

Ed Fornieles (b.1983, UK) makes work that charts the osmosis between online and offline realities. His role-play driven scenarios explore the psychology of behaviour and limits of subjectivity. Fornieles uses a Fox persona that smudges the line between fantasy and reality – a cartoon character who channels the artist’s point of view as well as operating as the face of his practice via Fornieles’s Instagram account.

G.W. Duncanson

12 September 2016

G. W. Duncanson is a native of New York. Along with a dozen self-manufactured limited edition art books, his work has been published by Kniv Komix out of Copenhagen, Tiny Masters out of Leipzig, Kuš! in Latvia, and by Landfill Editions in the United Kingdom. His work has been published and exhibited extensively in the United States most notably by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in their Best American Comics of 2014 where it stands as an exemplar of avant-garde picture story.

Along with being a creator, Duncanson organizes and acts as public relations officer for Brooklyn’s Ditko! Exclamation ‘zine library housed at the not-for-profit arts space The Silent Barn and co-curates the PaperJam Festival, its associated bi-annual small press event. ​

See more at their website.

Mould Map 6 opens this Saturday (between 10 am – 3 pm), and we can’t wait! Stay tuned for more updates throughout this week.

Hannah Bays

14 September 2016

Hannah Bays is a painter (b. London, 1982) who studied at the Royal Academy Schools. Interested in human drives and the construction of meaning in our lives, recent work has focused on desire – both as motivational force and something also open to manipulation. Bays’s work has a Pop lineage yet is insistent also on spontaneous painterly gesture, or ‘affirmation’. Colour is used seductively yet often to the brink of nausea. There is a push and pull between the abstract and figurative, the symbolic and the purely formal, with a personal iconography including elements such as plasters and puncture repair kits.

Bays has work in the Jerwood, Hiscox and Soho House collections, was awarded a Jerwood Purchase Prize in 2014 and the Agnes Ethel Mackay travel award in 2015.

See more on their website.

Jacob Ciocci

Jacob Ciocci is a US-based artist, most well known as a member of art collective Paper Rad (2001-2008). His work is concerned with the relationships between popular culture, technology and notions of transcendence. In his paintings, comics, performances, net art and videos, contemporary and recently forgotten cultural symbols confront one another inside a frenzied cartoon universe that is simultaneously celebratory and critical.

“trust no one”, mannequin, windshield wiper motor, digital print on coroplast, various hardware and fabric
“what’s next?”, mannequin, windshield wiper motor, digital print on coroplast, various hardware and fabric

See more on their website.