Mongrel

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The work of Graham Harwood, cofounder of the London based artist group Mongrel, always blurs the border of the obvious and the subconscious, between the surface and the subtexts. Harwood questions common classifications, irritates limited views and usages of technology and ignores any boundaries between what is art-on-the-first-view and whatever it could be.

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Matsuko Yokokoji co-founded the Mongrel group in 1995 with Graham Harwood. She graduated from Kuwazawa Design College in Tokyo in 1983. Two years prior to this she freelanced as a graphic designer and became the art director for Imperial Enterprise Inc. a company specialising in direct marketing, in 1984.

Yokokoji first came to the UK in 1987 to study printmaking and computer graphics at Guildhall University where she first met Harwood (another founder member of Mongrel). From 1991-1995 she worked as a researcher/coordinator for Japanese TV companies. In 1994 Yokokoji worked for Harwood's ‘Rehearsal of Memory' which first showed at Video Positive 94' and later it became a CD-ROM of which the installation travelled to 12 cities and 9 countries. ‘Rehearsal of Memory' is part of The Centre Pompidou's permanent collection.

 

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Gearbox is the outcome of twelve-months development work between the MediaShed and Eyebeam, to create a resource for low-budget filmmaking. Comprised of “how to” step by step examples, Gearbox shows people innovative ways of recording footage using unusual combinations of found resources (such as CCTV Video Sniffin' or Spy Kiting) and low-budget methods of reproducing professional film making techniques (for example, achieving a crane shot using a fishing pole). This one-stop shop for all your moving image needs places a potent means of expression in the hands of people irrespective of money, status or environment. Building on the core aims of “free-media”, it offers new ways of thinking about and using technology and media available within the environment, of recycling and re-using outdated and junked equipment, and of adapting cheap materials from local DIY and electronic stores.

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April 2007
 
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