Rick’s Fast Art Takeaway: 28th October – 24th November 2017
Artist’s residency in Orchard Square shopping centre, Sheffield, UK.
Playbolam™ – Normalising dystopia for the children.
A series of photographs of satirical dioramas staged with Playmobil toys.
#NUNK – A series of photographs and videos of found ojects that might or might not have been placed or arranged intentionally as art.
HyperScape X – Access Space: 24th April 2014 – 5th June 2014
Multi-screen generative graphic artwork created using hand-drawn screen graphics created some time in the 1990s.
Artist’s Talk at Rotherham ROAR (Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance), Westgate Chambers, Westgate, Rotherham, UK, 8th May 2013.
Bolam Retrospective Official Countdown Launch T-minus 365. Free, drop-in event at Access Space, Sheffield, UK to mark a year before the official Retrospective year.
Black Daffodil Press Pop-up shop at Sheffield Zine Fest 2013,
World X – A Speculative History – Version T-minus X – self-published, DIY-made book with text, photographs and graphics. Online version here.
To Whom It May Concern – Inkjet-printed and collaged mystery package as part of Bloc Assembly #13: Birthday at Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK.
Humanus Legibilis Memento Mori – HR Code #1 – Cardboard mosaic as part of Access Space’s 20×20 2012 show.
Black Daffodil Press – Brand identity and website as a resource for DIY printing, self-publishing and print-on-demand.
Spoken word performance at Susanne Palzer’s Open Platform event, as part of her RAM/RAR/RAA+RAP(s) residency at Access Space, Sheffield, UK, 27th July. Details here.
47 Words for Sheffield – Music video for 7JK, online here.
Olga ’72 – photomosaic digital image for the band Blue Lip Feel as part of (RE)Mixed in Sheffield collaborative project between bands, remixers and visual artists.
Dorkbot Sheffield #5 – Artist’s talk about the project Flying Monkey TV and the technologies involved.
“Boom!” – P.O.D. – shown as part of Assembly 11: Last Requests at Bloc Studios, Sheffield, UK 30/9/11 – 1/10/11.
The Secret Life of Buildings #8 – A Rainy Night in Birmingham / Holloway Circus- timelapse video with music. Online here.
The Secret Life of Buildings #7 – The Stag Hotel / In The Hall of Truth – video with music. Online here.
Hard Shoulder performance at Sheffield Placard Headphone Festival 16/7/11.
Artist-in-Residence at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK. A residency to shoot time-lapse video and create a new piece of work to be part of my ongoing body of work, The Secret Life of Buildings.
The Secret Life of Buildings #6 – High dynamic range (HDR) time-lapse video with music. Online here.
Small Research & Development Bursary award at Access Space, Sheffield, UK. I spend 8 days researching and experimenting with electronic circuits and microcontrollers towards the Flyinging Monkey TV Missing Link, a hardware interface to trigger time-lapse cameras.
Dance of Death: Resurrection +1 – Hard Shoulder live at The Red House, Solly Street, Sheffield, UK, as part of Matter.ma7, 18/9/10.
Version – an evening of performance with James Price at Bloc Studios, Sheffield, UK, 27/8/10.
Portrait of the Artist as a Student (2007) – Digital photograph. Online here.
Portrait of the Artist as a Single Man – Single channel video with sound. Online here.
A Week in the Life – Split-screen time-lapse video with a Hard Shoulder audio track. Online here.
Portrait of the Artist as a Flickr Search – Inkjet printed photo-mosaic of images gathered using a keyword search of “Richard Bolam” on Flickr. Created with MacOSaiX and presented as part of 20×20 2009 at Access Space, Sheffield, UK. Online here.
Angel of Death – Hard Shoulder video. Viewable online. Part 3 of the Hard Shoulder – Love, Sex And Death: Virtual World Hyper Tour 2009.
Sex Factor – Hard Shoulder improvised performance on video, recorded live and viewable online. Part 2 of the Hard Shoulder – Love, Sex And Death: Virtual World Hyper Tour 2009.
The Eye And The Sky (Remix) – 5 time-lapse and split-screen digital videos with Hard Shoulder music, created from material gathered for The Eye And The Sky commission (2008 see below).
The Eye And The Sky – split-screen digital time-lapse video commissioned by the Seagate FreeAgent Creative Fund.
Lawnscape – assemblage of objects and lawn seed shown as part of 20×20 2008.
Art Bat – assemblage of objects shown as part of “Swing That Art Bat” at Access Space, Sheffield 4/4/08 – 17/4/08.
Reflex – Double wire-bound book of digital photographs.
Anxiety (working title – experimental fragment from a work in progress) – Spoken-word performance and improvisation with projected visuals and audio, 30th November, 2007 as part of Live Art Week, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.
No Love Lost (working title – experimental fragment from a work in progress) – Spoken word performance with projected visuals as part of the PowerPointism™ evening of art created with presentation software at Bloc Space, Sheffield, 27th September, 2007.
The Power Of Love – Live action video as part of Host 7: Home Disco in Sheffield, UK. Screened in an artist’s home and at Bloc Studios, Sheffield, UK in August, 2007. Also shown at Gallery Centro De Arte Independiente, Santander, Spain and The Consortium, Amsterdam.
The Definition Of Beauty – Retouched digital photograph as part of the Host Artists Group project “Beauty”, part of the Sheffield Pavilion book produced by Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum, distributed at the Venice Biennale 2007 and Documenta XII 2007.
Dance Of Death (Smooch Mix) Radio Edit – Hard Shoulder movement video with music shown as part of Flat Black at the Workstation, Sheffield, UK, 10th February – 3rd March 2007.
Bald Ambition Magic Lantern Show, Hard Shoulder performance at Bloc Studios, Eyre Lane, Sheffield, UK, 1/12/06, as part of the private view of P.P. Priestley’s show Bad Books, Mad Gods and Dirty Crowns. Sequenced music with improvised visuals.
Hard Shoulder performance at The Grapes, Trippett Lane, Sheffield, UK, 24/10/06. Sequenced and improvised music with improvised visuals.
X-ta-Zee – solo performance as Nick Romance at the Marble Court Oriental Karaoke Restaurant, Sheffield, UK as part of the Just For Fun evening of performance, 12/10/06. Vocal performance with visuals.
Vessel – joint commission with Roger Gibson – light installation at Persistence Works, Brown Street, Sheffield, UK as part of Light Night, 6/10/06.
Hard Shoulder performance at Joshua Brooks, Charles Street, Manchester, UK, 27/9/06. Sequenced music with improvised visuals as part of Subterfuge live art event.
Indiscretion – Hard Shoulder performance at the Old Queens Head, Sheffield, UK as part of the Sonus programme of experimental music events, 22/9/06. Improvised music and improvised visuals.
Not Yet Titled text drawing as part of the We Belong Everywhere project organized by Anachron Gen. firstname.lastname@example.org
HyperScape V – space_scape – Wall-based installation of computer-generated inkjet prints, Access Space, Sheffield, UK, 5/5/06 – 7/6/06.
Greatest Hits – Hard Shoulder performance at the Grapes, Trippet Lane, Sheffield UK, 22/11/05. Sequenced music with improvised visuals. As part of “Known Pleasures” event.
Dance Of Death V3 – Hard Shoulder performance at the Cricketers Arms, Bramall Lane, Sheffield UK, 7/10/05. Sequenced music with improvised visuals.
Putting Words In My Mouth – Hard Shoulder performance as part of Bloc Assembly 1, 23/9/05 at BlocScape, Sheffield, UK. Sequenced music with improvised visuals.
HyperScape IV Landscape / Portrait – Generative screen-based artwork running on 2 networked computers, Access Space, Sheffield, UK 9/04/05 – 7/05/05, shown as part of the Access Space 5th birthday celebrations.
HyperScape I – Running on 6 networked computers shown as a follow-up to the Electrohype Biennial 2004, Göteborg Konstmuseum, Sweden, 19/2/05 – 17/4/05.
Scope – 60 second film as part of the Host 4 Cinema project DVD and screening, 4/11/04, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, UK.
Hard Shoulder performance at The Grapes, Trippett Lane, Sheffield, UK, 1/9/05. Sequenced and improvised music with improvised and generative visuals.
Hard Shoulder performance at The Grapes, Trippett Lane, Sheffield, UK, 20/7/04. Sequenced music with improvised visuals.
HyperScape II – Generative audio artwork using 8 networked computers – Workstation, Sheffield, UK 19/04/04 – 8/05/04 as part of Access Space’s 4th birthday celebration.
HyperScape I – Running on 6 networked computers shown as part of the Electrohype Biennial 2004 at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, 27/11/04 – 23/1/05.
HyperScape I – running on 3 networked computers shown as part of the “Classic II” exhibition at Electrohype Rom, Malmö, Sweden, 12/12/03 – 23/1/04.
HyperScape I – Screen-based generative artwork running on 8 networked computers – Workstation, Sheffield, UK, 20/10/03 – 10/11/03.
Would God that I had died for thee, O Absolom, my son, my son – music track for the Host Artists Group event Sounds For An Empty Nightclub at the Corporation nightclub, Sheffield, UK, 28/3/03.
Sync – Electronic display as part of the “R_type and Pests” group show at Blocspace, Sheffield, UK, 11/1/03 – 24/1/03.
Chipboard™ – Same-scale model of a piece of chipboard with cut-out-and-build mini-model and promotional material as part of the “200sq” group show at BlocSpace, Sheffield, UK, 7/12/02 – 20/12/02
IDEA Art Catalogue Shop – various works in including Broken Heart Valentine Cards (for rejected lovers), November – December, Site Gallery bookshop, Sheffield, UK.
IDEA Art Supermarket – Various works shown as part of an installation / shop housed in an unused shop unit, 13 – 27 October 2001 at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, UK. Including No Frills Installation 1, plastic 2-litre soft drinks bottles filled with coloured water and lit with Christmas tree lights.
Dance of Death – Hard Shoulder performance of sequenced music with slide show as part of Mongrel Monitor 4, 15/5/01 at the National Centre For popular Music, Sheffield, UK.
Godgame – Hard Shoulder performance of partly improvised music using a Sony Playstation with visuals by by Linear 16. Part of Mongrel Monitor 3, 9/3/01, at the National Centre for Popular Music, Sheffield, UK as part of Site Gallery’s Live Arts Programme.
Televisua Obscura 0.5 – Hard Shoulder performance of partly improvised music with audio input from live television broadcasts, 25/2/01, as part of Mongrel Monitor 2 at the Showroom Bar, Sheffield, UK.
Pop Music – Hard Shoulder performance of partly improvised music with slide show as part of Mongrel Monitor 1, 6/12/00 at the National Centre for Popular Music, Sheffield, UK.
Colony, 84 from of a series of 210 digital images – Metro Propane West one from a series of 8 images inspired by industrial landscapes, January – March, Rotherham Arts Centre, Rotherham, UK.
“Resonance”, “Syncopation”, “Palo Alto: Artefact 1”, “Mortal Remains”. Four inkjet prints of digital images as part of the Great Sheffield Art Show, Sheffield, UK, July 1999.