Notes form a talk I gave last week about how the Internet is affecting our sense of Self at Gaggle's pop up space, The Cave. The talk was part of a How To Be Future Thinking with Lida Hujic ( The First To Know ) Claude d’Avoine ( Dazed & Confused ) and myself. Shout out to Jade Coles for putting us all together.
Talk To me – Margot Bowman 2012, part of the BT ArtBox Project that celebrate 20 years of Childline, in situ outside of London's Old Vic Theatre . The K6 phonebox (designed in 1935) represents a time when people communicated privately from a fixed position, one-on-one conversation which seem to be so rare. Now we communicate in an increasingly public and on the-go way: writing on Facebook walls or Tweeting so that our conversations are visible to everyone. The Margot Bowman K6 will transform the phone box into a social space for those one-on-one conversations to happen again. This time the... read more
This year I've taken part in the School For Creative Startups, a business course for - you guessed it, creative business! Last week we took over Somerset House's Embankment galleries for a four day showcase. The event was also the first time to showcase the furniture I will be making in collaboration with Joseph Bond more of that to come!
The opening of the week long exhibtion of The See-Saw, an interactive exhibition that uses technology to amplify human understanding, produced as part of Diesel + Edun's Studio Africa. To see more visit, thesee-saw.com
The See-Saw is an interactive exhibition that uses technology to amplify human understanding, produced as part ofDiesel + Edun's Studio Africa. To take part, choose a poster you want to interact with and scan the poster's QR code. For more of the project visit, thesee-saw.com .
Conceived by Alex Tieghi-Walker, The Anonymous Sex Journal is a collection of short stories of sexual encounters which I illustrated and art directed, published by Protein. You can buy a copy from Protein here.
Christmas decorations of the future chapter 3 (of 3) Whimsical decorations light up with life and come together in a celebratory frenzy in the last chapter of the animated holiday premonitions series. We see a luminous, ethereal Christmas tree for a future in which plant life has ceased to exist naturally in the human world. An angel-like figurehead with magical powers sweeps in to top off the trimmings. Sound excellently provided by Kai Fish, animation perfectly executed by Andy Baker. Watch the rest ... read more
Christmas decorations of the future chapter 2 (of 3) Get transported 50 years into the future, where Christmas decor in 2062 seeks to enliven a society devoid of today's comforts. The ‘Beau-tee’ uses positive energy to infuse our soon-to-be artificial world with nature in the form of holly, mistletoe and other Christmas flora. The ‘Anxi-oh,’ meanwhile, has tentacles that soak up our anxieties to create a stress-free season—something we could likely use today, too. Sound excellently provided by Kai Fish, animation perfectly executed by read more
Christmas Decorations of the Future, Chapter 1 (of 3) Fast-forwarding to a dystopian future where time is precious, silence is rare and true affection a luxury, illustrator Margot Bowman animates the extroverted, energetic Christmas decorations that she imagines will join us for the holidays several decades from now. In this first installment of a three-part, animated series, we are introduced to the ‘Huggeration’, an outgoing bauble that senses when people in the room feel lonely, and responds with TLC. We also meet the well-intentioned ‘Shshhhhhhh’, which collects negative noise an... read more
This is 15Folds Every month we invite 15 outstanding creatives to make original GIFs in response to one another. Each contributor will base theirs on the GIF before, much like Chinese Whispers. 15 Folds is a cultural experiment devised by Margot Bowman, Sean Frank and Jolyon Varley – three friends interested in using animated GIFs to explore to what extent collaborative art can flourish within the parameters of uniquely online media. Follow the project on twitter to get daily does of GIF.
'Standing Still is the Fastest Way of Moving Backwards' Maya Angelou Margot Bowman 2012 Subject : Marwa The Amazing Photography : Sarah Brimley Since 2007 - A year after I graduated from Circus School I have been on the go. Packing my bag and hoops every few months and carrying them from country to country - like a turtle - well a fast one, a ninja turtle! Hoola Hooping all over the world as my 'job'. I travelled a lot as a child - my mum moving between the tropics, middle east and australia wit... read more
'If you want another kind of love, I'll wear a mask for you.' Leonard Cohen Margot Bowman 2012 Subjects : Avigail & Damian Collins Photography : Sarah Brimley As a couple that have lived and worked together for the past ten years, this quote means a lot to us. Although we feel that Love is more about being your self around one another, adapting to help each other grow as individuals without having to wear any sort of mask at all.... read more
S/S13 collaboration between myself and Swimwear brand Auria presented this season at London Fashion Week. The collection is based around the greek goddess of hunting, Artimes, check out the arrows, hearts and baby bear paws! The collection is made in the UK and printed on 100% recycled polyamides. So they take old fishing nets and carpets and, break down the polymers and then restring them into nylon thread. Cool, Smart and kwet. Photographer: Jarek Kotomski Stylist: Aaron Francis Walker Producer: Kirsten Wilson Hair: Cathy Ennis Make up: Claudine B... read more
Auria x Margot Bowman Swimwear SS13 Debut collection from London designer ‘Auria’ (Diana Auria Harris). Presenting to you her dynamic, modern and luxury swimwear line in collaboration with illustrator Margot Bowman. Along with all the factors that create this collection visually, it is underpinned by ethical elements. The swimwear is made from a new generation fabric that can ensure the best technical performance with maximum respect for the environment. The Econyl 100% recycled hallow polyamide is made from discarded products such as fishing nets, voile and old carpets. Available for Spri... read more
Margot Bowman is an Artist and Designer living in London. She is the creative director of The Estethetica Review,
a publication focused on ethical fashion published biannually in conjunction with the British Fashion Council. Other ongoing projects include the Painted Truths series, 15Folds and everythingissoamazing.com. Making work to challenge the expected, the strange beautiful and the imagined physical.
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