The Project:

About Us

‘As You Change, So Do I’ is a new contemporary public realm arts project for Luton, commissioned by Luton Culture, and delivered by a curatorial team headed by lead artist, Mark Titchner.

‘As You Change, So Do I’ will promote and commission major projects in the public realm alongside a programme of events that includes performances, projections, screenings and talks. It will produce up to nine projects each year, in which artists are given a platform to make new public works in response to Luton’s unique industrial and cultural history.

Luton Culture

Luton Culture is an arts and cultural charity providing exceptional and meaningful engagement with museums, arts centres, libraries and public art for the people of Luton and beyond. Luton Culture aims to deliver exemplary public engagement with arts and culture through its locally relevant and nationally important arts and cultural programmes, whilst actively nurturing creativity and artistic talent.

Thanks

‘As You Change, So Do I’ would like to thank Luton Borough Council[OPTI] Kinetics, Luton Camera Repairs, Mark Gurney, Luton BID, The Henry Moore Foundation, Luton Rail Station and Barnfield College for their support.

People:

About Us
Lead Artist
Mark Titchner
Mark Titchner was born in 1973 in Luton and studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. His work involves an exploration of the tensions between the different belief systems that inform o...ur society, be they religious, scientific or political. He works across a number of media including digital print, wall drawing, video, performance, sculpture and in his installations he often employs motifs taken from advertising, religious iconography, club flyers, trade union banners and political propaganda. The common denominator among this material is a quest for idealism and enlightenment; a desire for some form of transcendence. He has exhibited extensively internationally, was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Over recent years his practice has focused on the production of public works including permanent works in London, Manchester, Toronto and Warwick. Titchner’s works are held in many permanent art collections, including Tate; Arts Council Collection; British Council Collection; The City of London; Government Art Collection, and South London Gallery.
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Curator
Andrew Hunt
Andrew Hunt was born in Luton and is a curator and writer based in London. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Kingston University, Co-Director of Rea...ding International and Curator of ‘As You Change, So Do I’ for Luton Culture. Recent independent exhibitions include ‘The Green Ray’, Wilkinson Gallery, London and ‘Concerning Concrete Poetry’, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (both 2016). Between 2008 and 2014 he was Director of Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, and in 2012 a member of the Turner Prize jury. He contributes to magazines and journals such as Art Monthly, Domus, Frieze, Mousse Magazine, and TATE ETC., and is founding editor of the Slimvolume imprint, which to date has published editions by over 250 artists. Recent books include Scott King: Public Art, Paul Buck: Disappearing Curtains and Cally Spooner: Scripts (all 2016).
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Curator
Matthew Shaul
Matthew Shaul is Director at Departure Lounge, a contemporary gallery that has operated in various locations in Luton since 2010. Between 1990 and 1993 he... worked for three New York museums (the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum) and was one of the first graduates of the Royal College of Art’s curatorial studies program in 1995. His interest in photography developed in the early 2000s through early career exhibitions, commissioning and publishing opportunities with emerging artists from all over the world as well as major international touring shows. Shaul’s most prominent curatorial project to-date is ‘Do Not Refreeze’ (2007), a major survey of the documentary photography produced in the former East Germany. He has written and edited exhibition catalogues for publishers such as Dewi Lewis, Passagen Verlag and Camera Austria. Shaul is particularly interested in innovative photographic approaches to portraiture, landscape, architecture and archival projects. He is fluent in German and has a working knowledge of French. His new initiative Departure Lounge in Luton intends to establish a significant new presence for emerging contemporary art in southern England.
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Official partner
Arts Council England
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. They support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – fr...om theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2015 and 2018, they plan to invest £1.1 billion of public money from government and an estimated £700 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.
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Barnbrook
Barnbrook are one of the most well regarded graphic design companies in Britain. Its founder Jonathan Barnbrook was born in Luton and studied in the town. They specialise in cultural work having colla...borated with the Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. However, the studio is probably most well-known for its collaborations with David Bowie, having designed his last 4 album covers. They also work with a number of activist projects believing that design has a role to improve and led society as well as to serve it.
The studio’s ubiquitous font designs are in many museum permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art New York. This project features the first use of a new typeface that they will release later this year.
Barnbrook’s contribution to graphic design has been recognised with major retrospectives in Worldwide include Japan and at the Design Museum, London.
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Official partner
Sedition
Sedition is the world’s leading online platform for artists to display and sell their art in digital format for connected screens and devices. Sedition offers everyone an easy, enjoyable and social ...way to experience art-collecting at affordable prices. The company was founded by Harry Blain, the owner of Blain|Southern. The mission of Sedition is to change the art world by introducing a marketplace for collecting and trading art in the digital age.
Art on Sedition is presented as digital limited editions that exist in the digital realm. Any purchased artworks can be experienced seamlessly across all of your devices including TVs, smartphones, tablets and computers. Works are either streamed online or offline using our free apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, Samsung Smart TV devices.
Sedition presents an unparalleled selection of artists and artworks – starting from only £5 – with works by leading contemporary artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Aaron Koblin, Yoko Ono and many others. With an abundance of tools at their disposal, members can share, gift and invite friends to join the Sedition community of artists, collectors, and curators.
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