Major new exhibition of work titled Cargo In The Blood | Now Then opening next month.
Cargo In The Blood | Now Then is the title of a major new exhibition of work by the UK visual and sound artist Russell Mills. The show, which opens next month at Halifax’s Artworks 1830 gallery, will include the artwork Mills produced for Nine Inch Nails' 2013 Hesitation Marks project, as well as a number of new mixedmedia series, including one made in response to the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
In addition to his work with Nine Inch Nails, since the early 1980s Mills has produced album covers and set and lighting designs for the likes of Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, David Sylvian, Toru Takemitsu, Michael Nyman, Harold Budd, Nils Petter Molvaer, John Surman, Arvo Pärt, The Necks, Jan Garbarek, Wire, Jon Hassell, Sidsel Endressen, Michael Brook and The Hilliard Ensemble; he has also illustrated numerous book covers including David Toop’s Ocean Of Sound, Exotica and Haunted Weather. Some of this work will be included in the exhibition, alongside films of his various multimedia installations and a new installation produced in collaboration with musician Mike Fearon. In addition to his work as a visual artist, Mills has been releasing music under the name Undark since the mid-90s, and the show will also house a new aleotory soundwork.
Cargo In The Blood | Now Then runs between 21 February–19 April. More details here.