Activities

Activities


Mark Jackson and/or Mark Rohtmaa-Jackson is a(n)



IMT Gallery, London imagemusictext.com

Advisor (2022-present) 

Curator (2005-2022)

Blue Mountain Arcturus arcturusgames.com

Artist / Curator (with Allan Hughes) (2017-present) 

Advisory Group for Gallery North, Newcastle (2022-present)

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Northumbria University northumbria.ac.uk

Senior Lecturer (Fine Art Critical Theory and Curatorial Practices) (2014-present)

(Prev): Director Gallery North, Newcastle (2015-2018)


curator / exhibition-maker (selected):


2022

Horse Whale or Hrosshvalur, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland (with Una Magnúsdóttir)


2021

John Powell-Jones: CyberJunk: Quantum Crash - IMT Gallery (with Kirsten Cooke and Lindsay Friend), partnering with Castlefield Gallery, Manchester LINK...

Metabolic Market: A Dimensionally Diabolical Department - GIANT, Bournemouth (with Kirsten Cooke and Lindsay Friend)

Danielle Braithwaite-Shirley, Plastique Fantastique, John Powell-Jones, Frankie Roberts, Thomson & Craighead, Maggie Roberts, 0rphan Drift, Fran Hayes

2020

This is a Not-Me - online via Instagram, Twitch, Discord and others

Frankie Roberts, Gentle Stranger, Plastique Fantastique, John Powell-Jones, Maggie Roberts and Felix Rose Kawitzky

Givin u coy givin u smize - IMT Gallery

Paola Ciarksa, Sadé Mica and Salut c’est cool

2019

Polymorph Other - Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexam (with Allan Hughes)

David Blandy, Blue Mountain Arcturus, Uma Breakdown, Felix Rose Kawitzky & Marianne Thesen Law, Kate Liston, Daniel Locke, Motsonian, Reactor, TOTALLER, Peter Wolfendale & Timothy Linward and Reiver Castings

IMT Gallery @ Manchester Contemporary - Benedict Drew: Trapped in a Sticky Shed with Side Chain Compression (with Lindsay Friend)

Benedict Drew: Trapped in a Sticky Shed with Side Chain Compression - IMT Gallery

Paola Ciarska / IMT Gallery @ Art Rotterdam (with Lindsay Friend)

IMT Gallery @ The London Art Fair (with Lindsay Friend)

2018

Chop Leisure - IMT Gallery

Kara Chin, Agape Harmani, Christopher MacInnes, Motsonian, Nicola Singh and Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan

IMT Gallery @ Manchester Contemporary (with Lindsay Friend)

I Can Still - Gallery North, Newcastle (with Charles Danby)

Polymorph Other - IMT Gallery, London (with Allan Hughes)

David Blandy & Daniel Locke, Uma Breakdown, Allan Hughes & Mark Jackson, Felix Rose Kawitzky & Marianne Thesen Law, Kate Liston, Matt Stokes and Peter Wolfendale & Timothy Linward

Paola Ciarska: Cześć, Pani Ciarska - IMT Gallery, London

2017

IMT Gallery @ Manchester Contemporary (with Lindsay Friend)

Blue Mountain Equals Arcturus - Gallery North @ Manchester Contemporary (with Allan Hughes)

Suzanne Treister: Works From Survivor (F) - IMT Gallery, London

Suzanne Treister, performance by Linda Stupart with special guest appearance by Ray Filar, and text by Mer Maggie Roberts and Lucy A Sames

You were high when I was doomed - IMT Gallery, London (with Lindsay Friend and Marta Esteban)

Thorbjørn Andersen, Daniel Davies, Benedict Drew, Kristian Kragelund, Lindsey Mendick, Flore Nové-Josserand and Gordon Shrigley

2016

Feeling Safer: Bugging Out - Temporary Storage, New York

Verity Birt, David Burrows, Elliot Dodd, Joey Holder, Luke McCreadie, Maggie Roberts (0phan Drift)

International Print Biennale @ Gallery North - Gallery North, Newcastle (with Chris Dorsett, Alfons Bytautas and Mick Wooton)

Feeling Safer - IMT Gallery, London

AAS, Paul Barron, Verity Birt, David Burrows, Paola Ciarska, Joey Holder, Luke McCreadie, Motsonian, Maggie Roberts (0phan Drift), Theo Scott and NaoKo TakaHashi

A Bad Policeman is Always Busy + Reactor: The Gold Ones - Gallery North, Newcastle (with Daniel Davies)

Joe Fletcher Orr, Lucian Freud, Holly Hendry, Lotte Rose Kjær Skau, Ciara Lenihan, Luke McCreadie and Reactor (Bruce Asbestos, Susie Henderson & Niki Russell)

Yvonne Hindle: Supertranslations - Gallery North, Newcastle

IMT Gallery @ Manchester Contemporary (with Lindsay Friend)

2015

Alternative 23 - Worcester City Gallery / Perrins Gallery, Worcester (with Nathaniel Pitt/Division of Labour)

AAS - Young Castle of the Elder Sun -  Northumbria University, Newcastle

Graham Dunning -  Mechanical Techno - Baltic 39, Newcastle

Lump Hammer (James Watts,  Kevin Rajiah & Tim Croft) - Gallery North, Newcastle

Borderlands  - Gallery North, Newcastle (with Ysanne Holt)

Katie Davies, Laura Harrington, Sally Madge, John Kippen, Mike Collier, Sandra Johnston and Allan Hughes

Alternative 23 Breakdown to Borderlands - Gallery North, Newcastle

Alternative 23 - Gallery North, Newcastle (with Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan)

Steve Aylett, David Blandy & Daniel Locke, Let Me Feel Your Finger First, Laura Oldfield Ford, Plastique Fantastique, Henrik Schrat and Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan

Your World Tomorrow - The University Gallery, Newcastle

Gallery North @ Sluice__2015, London (with NEUSCHLOSS)

IMT Gallery @ Manchester Contemporary (with Lindsay Friend)

2014

Lotte Rose Kjær Skau: United We/I Stand Etc. -  IMT Gallery, London

Alternative 23 - IMT Gallery, London

Steve Aylett, David Blandy, Let Me Feel Your Finger First, Laura Oldfield Ford, Plastique Fantastique and Henrik Schrat

IMT Gallery @ Manchester Contemporary (with Lindsay Friend)

2013

Breaking the Mirror of Silence - Angus-Hughes Gallery, London

Attachment - IMT Gallery, London

Maia Conran, Józef Robakowski, Gordon Shrigley, Flore Nové-Josserand, Henrik Potter and Lotte Rose Kjær Skau and Hyun-Min Ryu

IMT Gallery @ Manchester Contemporary (with Lindsay Friend)

IMT Gallery @ Art13, London (with Lindsay Friend)

2012

“…on the boundary of sound…” - Nursery Gallery, London

俺たちの愛情で世界中を燃えあがらせてやるぜ。やりまくるぞ。 - Angus-Hughes Gallery, London

Carlos Noronha Feio, Flore Nové-Josserand, Alejandro Ospina and NaoKo TakaHashi

Swarms of Black Flies Make the Roses Purple - IMT Gallery, London

Edwina Ashton, Alex Baker & Kit Poulson: William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Emma Hart, Alejandro Ospina and Plastique Fantastique

Laura Pawela: Sweet Heart Now Grown So Cold - IMT Gallery, London (with Pawel Kaminski)

The Tomorrow People 2012 - Elevator Gallery, London (with Ami Clarke and Elevator)

Dead Fingers Talk 2012, The Mayan Caper - Galleri Box, Göteborg

Alma/Joe Ambrose, Steve Aylett, Alex Baker, William S. Burroughs & Ian Sommerville, Leslie Deere, Phillip Drummond, Lizzie Hughes, Anthony Joseph, Cathy Lane, Mark Jackson, Duncan McAfee, Eduardo Navas, Charlotte Norwood, Settimio Palermo, Simon Reuben White, Giorgio Sadotti, Scanner, Terre Thaemlitz, Laureana Toledo and Ultra-red

2011

Abbey Road and Other Stories - London College of Communication, London (with Morgan Quaintance)

IMT @ BR - Banner Repeater, London

In Arcadia - IMT Gallery, London

Axel Antas, Angus Carlyle & Corrado Morgana, Gary Colclough, Barry Thompson and Mark Peter Wright.

Morph Plinth (with Karl England and Ted Haddon) (2011-2013)

2010

Guises of Listening - London College of Communication, London (with Richard Hylton)

Silencer - Payne Shurvell Gallery, London

Alex Baker, Audio Research Editions, Corrado Morgana and Nye Parry

Dead Fingers Talk - IMT Gallery, London

Alma/Joe Ambrose, Steve Aylett, Alex Baker & Kit Poulson, William S. Burroughs, Lawrence English, the Human Separation, Riccardo Iacono, Anthony Joseph, Cathy Lane, Eduardo Navas, Negativland, O.Blaat, Aki Onda, Jörg Piringer, Plastique Fantastique, Simon Reuben White, Giorgio Sadotti, Scanner, Terre Thaemlitz, Thomson & Craighead, Laureana Toledo and Ultra-red, with live performances by Ascsoms, Joel Cahen and Solina Hi-Fi, film by Lars Movin and Steen Møller Rasmussen and a series of talks by David Burrows, Mark Jackson, Anthony Joseph,  Kit Poulson, David Toop and Salomé Voegelin

2009

Noise Control - IMT Gallery, London (with Joel Cahen)

2008

God Don't Like It - The Victoria, London (with Anthony Chalmers/GDLI)

Audio Forensics - IMT Gallery, London (with ELECTRA)


artist / art-maker (exhibitions & performances):

2022

Cleaved Into - Loughborough University (as part of NEUSCHLOSS)

2020

Reactor Halls E19: TEK-ANIMAL-LIFE Rendezvous - Primary, Nottingham (as part of Plastique Fantastique) LINK...

2019

Polymorph Other - Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexam (as part of Blue Mountain Arcturus) LINK...

Mars Year Zero - Southwark Park Galleries, London (as part of Plastique Fantastique) LINK...

Plastique Fantastique at Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh (as part of Plastique Fantastique) LINK...

Zer0-City - IMT Gallery (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

Tot-Tot-Totalalazola! - The NewBridge Project, Gateshead (as a zealot of TOTALLER) LINK...

2018

Plastique Fantastique // SKEEN NITE (COME) - CGP London (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

Blue Mountain Arcturus: Polyparanormal Rundown - ArtHouses 2018, Whitley Bay Film Festival (as part of Blue Mountain Arcturus)

50  YEARS \ JULY '68 \\ FOR K-PUNK - SET, London (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness - Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

Polymorph Other - IMT Gallery (as part of Blue Mountain Arcturus)

Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness - Dundee Contemporary Arts (as part of Plastique Fantastique) LINK...

NOW ANOTHER PROCEDURE IS TO RUN - Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast (as part of Blue Mountain ArcturusLINK...

A Seat at the Table - Gallery North, Newcastle (as part of NEUSCHLOSS)

Double Fiction - Res., London (as part of Plastique Fantastique) LINK...

2017

NEON AT NIGHT - NEoN 2017 @ West Ward Works, Dundee (as part of Plastique Fantastique) LINK...

They Call Us The Screamers - TULCA, Galway (as part of Plastique Fantastique) LINK...

Blue Mountain Equals Arcturus - Gallery North @ Manchester Contemporary (as part of Blue Mountain Arcturus)

Bi-Son-Oil-Men - Manchester Contemporary (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness - MAC, Belfast (as part of Plastique Fantastique) LINK...

Giles Bailey Summerlab: My Part of Your Home - The Shipley Gallery, Gateshead, (as part of Blue Mountain Arcturus) LINK...

Blue Mountain Equals Arcturus - Northern Charter, Newcastle (as part of Blue Mountain Arcturus) LINK...

2016

Dark Water, CGP London (as part of Plastique Fantastique) LINK...

NEMORALIA, Jupiter Artland (as part of Plastique Fantastique) LINK...

2015

Paper, Table, Wall and After - Taiwan National University of Arts, Taipei

Hope Stebbing and Oliver Perry's YOUR WORLD TOMORROW, the University Gallery, Newcastle (as part of NEUSCHLOSS)

Took part in Luke McCreadie's Bibliothèque Sauvage, screened at Jerwood Project Space, London

Part of AAS's Young Castle of the Elder Sun, filmed at Northumbria University, screened at Flux Factory, New York, Lime Wharf, London, and Supernormal, Oxfordshire

Das Träuman - Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art, Gateshead (as part of NEUSCHLOSS)

Paper, Table, Wall and After - Gallery North, Newcastle

Gallery North @ Sluice__2015, London (with Euan Lunn and NEUSCHLOSS)

2014

Myth-Drone - University of Lincoln (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

Myth-Science-Colloquium - Reactor Halls, Nottingham

2013

Eight Diagrams/Avatars: All the Fantasies of the People - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

All the Fantasies of the People - IMT Gallery, London, Grand Union, Birmingham, and the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

Welcome Neuropatheme Feed-Back Loop - Art13 (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

Cloud Gives Birth to New Animal – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

2012

Talking head in Greta Pistaceci's Sound Art?, screened at London College of Communication, London

Cloud Gives Birth to New Animal: Plastique Fantastique Feedback Loop to Call Forth Neuropatheme - ]performance s p a c e [, London (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

There is not and never has been anything to understand! - ASC Gallery

Research in Progress - London College of Communication, London

Dead Fingers Talk 2012, The Mayan Caper - Galleri Box, Göteborg

Performed as part of The Modern Language Experiment's Sudo Document - Lubomirov-Easton, London

2011

Plastique Fantastique Renaming Ritual to Summon (Part-Shell E-Ject Demon) Buz-Blud-Witz - Zabludowicz Collection, London (as part of Plastique Fantastique)

2005

Write Off - Corsica Arts, London (with Matthew Appleby)

Seeing Hearing Speaking Thinking - Chats Palace Arts Centre, London (with Matthew Appleby)

2004

Shop - Space-twotentwo, London

2003

Being There - not-tv.org and the Slade School of Fine Art, London

Conton - Trinity Bouy Wharf, London

Arbeitsgeist - ACC Galerie, Weimar

2002

Cybersonica - Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Arbeitsgeist - Turin Biennial, Turin

Gatsby - New Lansdowne Club, London

Recreation of the first version of the Reality-Simulation-Deck, Time Warner Studios, Port Roosevelt, 1966 - Slade School of Fine Art, London (with Henrik Schrat)

Critical Curtain - Bloomsbury Theatre, London

Fishbowl - Foundry, London

Bang Said the Gun - The Old Coffee House, London

2001

Arbeitsgeist - Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin

Bruce McLean: Rubbish Dump Developments and Anti-Social Housing: An Animated Speech - Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London (with Earbarotrauma)

Critical Curtain - Bloomsbury Theatre, London

Golgonooza - Chats Palace Arts Centre, London

Earbarotrauma Acesulfame K and Aspartame - The White Bear, London (with Earbarotrauma)

Issue No. One - Public Life, London

2000

He Said She Said Yeah! -  Parfitt Gallery, Croydon

FOLD - 291 Gallery, London (with Fiona Downes and Andrea Duncan)

Platform - Latimer House, Chesham

ALL-GO-2K!! - Gallery Fresh, London

[...]

I remember being part of a large exhibition in the Brighton Fringe in 1998 or 1999. I liked it, it worked, but it was not well received.

[...]

I remember an exhibition somewhere in England in 1997, in the South West perhaps. Seemed like a big deal at the time.

I remember an exhibtion in Plaistow, London, in 1997. We organised it ourselves. I think we were quite proud of it.


talks, conferences and broadcasts:

2022

Contemporary Arts Research Forum: Experiment Now, & Curatorial and Collaborative Practices Research Seminar: 'Communal Building: school / art practice at LungA', Northumbria University

Contemporary Arts Research Forum: Experiment Now: 'Cleaved Into', Northumbria University (as part of NEUSCHLOSS)

Guest on The Exploded Lunch: Report 6, Star and Shadow Radio

Guest on The Exploded Lunch: Report 3, Star and Shadow Radio

2021

Ivan Poe Roll-Thru + Discussion with Reactor, Bruce Asbestos, Jez Noond, Kitty Clark and Jamie Sutcliffe, the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham 

2020

Block Mania & Mega-Mania (Rebellion Reprint 2020) UNBOXING with Motsonian

Sluice: Digital Encounters | Pandemic (with Karl England and others)

The European Beat Studies Network CUT-UPS@60 conference, University of London (POSTPONED)

2019

NEUSCHLOSS as Curatorial and Collaborative Practice Research, Experimental Studio, Baltic 39, Newcastle (as part of NEUSCHLOSS)

Blue Mountain / Arcturus @ CAGL (Contemporary Artists Guest Lectures), Northumbira University (with Allan Hughes)

Blue Mountain / Arcturus @ HADADi, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexam (with Allan Hughes)

2018

What can Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies offer artists and curators?, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle (with Dominic Smith, Pete Haughie, Joey Holder and CJ Carr)

The future role of arts institutions, Baltic39, Newcastle (with Andrea Phillips, Jason E Bowman, Julie Crawshaw, Charlotte Gregory and Sarah Munro)

2016

Stuff to Handle the Human Condition: Scientology, William S. Burroughs and the Counterculture, NewBridge Books, Newcastle

Musée Imaginaire: Walk #2 – Newcastle

Tape Experiments (After William S. Burroughs and Ian Sommerville), Talk Studio Northumbria / The Northern Charter, Newcastle

Feeling Safer: The Turd Sessions, ResonanceFM, (with Luke McCreadie)

AAS's Half-Sun Gift - Resonance Extra (with AAS) LINK...

2015

A Guide to the Art of Cinema - Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou and L’Age D’Or, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

Rhythm & Drone, LimeWharf Machines Room, London, (with Graham Dunning)

I, the Thing in the Margins, ResonanceFM, (with Mark Peter Wright)

2014

Beyond the Cut-Up: William S. Burroughs and the Image conference, Photographers’ Gallery, London

Myth-Drone - AS ABOVE. SO BELOW. a colloquium on Drone Culture, University of Lincoln - as part of Plastique Fantastique

United We/I Stand: Art After Youtube, IMT Gallery, (with Steven Ball, Rachel Falconer and Morgan Quaintance)

Forms of Ventriloquism, ResonanceFM, (with Maria Papadomanolaki)

United We/I Stand, ResonanceFM, (with Lotte Rose Kjær Skau and Erica Scourti)

2013

International Sound Art Curating Seminar Series Conference, ZKM, Karlsruhe

Here Be Curators, Sluice Art Fair, (with Pierre Coinde and Richard Hylton)

Breaking the Mirror of Silence, Angus-Hughes Gallery, (with Martin A. Smith)

The Modern Language Experiment at Urban Encounters, ResonanceFM, (with Keh Ng, Celine Lunsford, Paul O’Kane and Ami Clarke) part of the Urban Encounters symposium initiated by Goldsmiths, University of London and Tate Britain

2012

Newshour "Is Damien Hirst Art?", BBC World Service, (with Julian Spalding and James Menendez)

30 Minutes of Listening, ResonanceFM, (with Mark Peter Wright)

The Modern Language Experiment's Sudo Document - Lubomirov-Easton, London

Creative Career Master Class, University of East London (with Honey Kalaria and Mark Stephens)

2011

ALISN Goldsmiths EAO Conference, Goldsmiths

2010

Old Media / New Work: Obsolete Technologies & Contemporary Art conference, University of Westminster

Listening in Present Time, IMT Gallery

2009

RNUAL conference, University of the Arts London

2008

RNUAL conference, University of the Arts London

2006

18th Conference in Systems Research of the IIASS, Baden-Baden


writing (selected publications/texts):


Forthcoming:

Contemporary Gallery Management and Exhibition Making: Curating in a Hybrid Space, Routledge

Cleaved Into, Loughborough University (with NEUSCHLOSS)

2022

'Citadel of Chaos: an art practice to materialise an alternate present' for Vector: the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association (with Allan Hughes) LINK...

'IMT Gallery' in A Manifesto of Sorts, Fifthsyllable (with Lindsay Friend and Kirsten Cooke)

2021

'IMT Gallery' for 'Physical Phigital Digital', LUVA/LDVA Gallery‘s June 2021 zine (with Lydia Poole)

2017

'Donnerrollen/Rolling Thunder' catalogue text for Henrik Schrat's Orangerie bei Nacht at Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich

'GOLDTAPPED x IMT Gallery' in Corridor8 (with Stacey Davidson & Juliet Fleming) LINK...

'think smarter gateway error' in Sluice Magazine, Spring 2017 (as part of NEUSCHLOSS)

2016

‘ANCHOR’, Journal of Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice

2015

‘Plastique Fantastique Monarch Drone Communiqué‘, with David Burrows, Simon O'Sullivan and Stuart Tait, Culture Machine Vo. 16: Drone Culture LINK...

The Place of Dead Rhoades, IMT Press (as part of NEUSCHLOSS)

2014

This is a Game Called 'Hello, Hello, Here is X.X.', (LP)  Laura Palookaville

Alternative 13: Of Doughnut Forms and Meat Patty Forms, IMT Press

'I’m A Tiny Bit Cyborg' in Garageland Issue XVI (Machines), (with Lotte Rose Kjær Skau)

Nothing Short of Complete Liberation: The Burroughsian Ideal of Space as Curatorial Strategy in Audial Art (University of the Arts London)

2012

Der ängstliche Organismus (DVD) with Let Me Feel Your Finger First, Uncle Hans-Peter, Gary Thomas and Gordon Shrigley, Filmarmalade

What is an Art Book?, The Modern Language Experiment

2010

Alejandro Ospina – fotolog (monograph), IMT Press

'Brion Gysin' in Mute Magazine

2001

contributor to 4.28 Issue One (Views on Art and Economy)

2000

'Swallowed Foreign Body' in FOLD : The Newspaper of the Unconscious (eds Iain Biggs, Andrea Duncan &  Jane Millar) Issue 1, FOLD Group


teaching:


2016 - current: Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Critical Theory and Curatorial Practices  (Northumbria University)

2014 - 2016 Lecturer in Fine Art Critical Theory and Curatorial Practices  (Northumbria University)

2013 - 2014  Associate Lecturer in BA Fine Art  (Southampton Solent University)

2008 - 2014 Associate Lecturer in MA Sound Arts  (London College of Communication, University of the Arts London)

2004 Visiting Professor (Trinity College of Music)


Visiting Lecturer: Newcastle University, University of Westminster, Central Saint Martins, Southampton Solent University, The Northern School of Art, Croydon College, London Metropolitan University


student:


2014 PhD: Northing Short of Complete Liberation: The Burroughsian Ideal of Space as Curatorial Strategy in Audial Art (University of the Arts London)

2002 MA: Fine Art Media (Slade School of Fine Art, University College London)

1998 BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting (1st Class) (University of East London)


other:


Dungeon Master / Games Master, inc for Dominic Smith's Dingy Butterflies residency These Northern Lights, So Pretty (2018)

DJing, inc. Corsica Studios, London, and Cafe OTO, London

Arts Mentor for Acme Studios’ International Residencies Programme, London (2014 & 2012) and The International 3 & Arts Council England Market Share Project, Manchester (2013)


(...please forgive me if I have forgotten something important...)


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