Universe of Eternal Nothingness

Anselm Kiefer – Walhalla

White Cube

Upon entering the White Cube, visitors are filed into the show, where security hands them a warning letter; a disclaimer that they enter at their own risk. It is a gateway to another dimension; everything is in a solid state — even the air, the void is thick with lead. Anselm Kiefer’s prophetic vision of the cataclysmic future, the Trumpian mentality triumphing over reason, with its futile exertion to accumulate stockpiles of golden nuggets; in this place, such concepts becomes meaningless as is life and death or good and evil.

a warning letter; a disclaimer that they enter at their own risk. It is a gateway to another dimension;

In some nooks and crannies, the gold may shine, interspersed amongst debris leftovers from the apocalypse. There is no one to value it or mine it for any purpose. The family is in a room, with the couples on the “Kingsize bed” congealed into a big molten blob, their soul frozen in mid-flight, there is no heaven to escape to, the angels’ wings are feeble. Their children and pets turned into cute little boulders. Here, is devoid of time-dimension, all eerily stand still.

the couples on the “Kingsize bed” congealed into a big molten blob, their soul frozen in mid-flight there is no heaven

In the archival vault, a dense atmosphere is entombed. The total sum of knowledge, science, history, and art; pulverised to smithereens.

Maybe noticeable is the protruding barrel of a machine gun made from some exotic material spared destruction; it stands out looking shiny and new. An ineffectual instrument of death, that has lost its purpose, with no one left to operate it, kill or train upon. Its archivist aptly labelled it “Nothing”, so thus only a whimsical relic.

The crafty serpent (The Devil) – is no more In this universe

Here, the “Garden of Eden” has been turned on its head, the “Apple Tree” phosphorised to ashen white, with all its branches dry, no fruits or leaves, barren to its roots. The crafty serpent, (The Devil), is no more. In this universe, there is no place for playful Biblical interactions. The dark angel drained of all its cunningness turned into a rusty mush suspended in a state of eternal boxed nothingness.


White Cube – Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street London SE1 3TQ

The Art of Attribution / Artribution

Q PARK, 39-41 Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DT

open Sat 12 – 6pm

Closing party 2-5 Sunday

 The participating artist link 

see below some of the 3DScans made last Sunday


Order yours now contact  hello@herx.org for booking requests

le coq artistes
on Sketchfab

World-class art framer and fabricator Mark Darbyshire and product designer Steve Cooke ended up in discussion and working with each other towards quality-improvement and problem-solving to technology for artwork authentication, provenance history and property protection.

That’s what led to Tagsmart coming about.

Tagsmart for artwork authentication, provenance history and property protection.

Then, came the addition to this venture of CEO Lawrence Merritt (former PhotoBox, Yahoo!, etc) and support from a dedicated board, so Darbyshire-Cooke branched out and grew, involving leaders from the worlds of security, art conservation, software and materials science.

Tagsmart at London Art Fair 17

Before too much later, the Tagsmart equation got entered by none other than Hercules Fisherman. For those unfamiliar, Hercules Fisherman is a veteran (but never “established” or “formula” — always progressing and innovatory!) independent renaissance polymath of many parts. Multimedia visual artist, exhibition and event originator and presenter, publisher and technologist. All-around and adventurous creator and entrepreneur. While also advisor and consultant in these and other fields. As well as being active and diversifying, Fisherman’s track record has been and still is well covered and documented. Yet another facet is being Tagsmart official brand ambassador.


After promotion, launch event appearances and much positive exposure at London Art Fair in Islington’s Business Design Centre — as one of the sponsors of the art fair attended by over 20,000 visitors — Tagsmart’s next manifestation is during the Chinese New Year of 2017,

The map of China has been said to resemble a chicken. We are about to enter the Year of the Rooster.

Chinese Open this time is named Le Coq, 2017 (Year Of The Rooster), with over 100 artists invited from various practices in art, painting, sculpture, performance and music installations. And curated by Montague Armstrong, in association with The Geoff Leong Foundation, taking place Q-Park, Whitcomb Street, in Central London’s Chinatown District.

With the opening private view this Sunday and a closing party next Sunday, It is open daily from Jan 29th Till 5th of Feb.

Hercules will be live painting — in his distinct and special pop-up atelier style drawing traditional Sumi Painting — using his much-loved Ironing Board support — which he has chosen and pioneered as an ideal adjustable worktop surface on which to create artwork.

Each portraiture made shall have a Rooster-themed 3D Scan — and will be 3d printed on site with scanner and printer courtesy of and sponsored by

3DScanbot — who have already 3d scanned more than 5,000 figures and portraits at many local and international events.

There will be a feedback terminal supplied by DrVoxx a startup originated in Australia who has been collecting voice of customers at public places and international destinations for a few of years. One such location at Brisbane Airports where DrVoxx system gathers and gauge customer satisfactions in real-time with actionable insights on the data collected, it is a first time being applied for collecting visitors feedback in an exhibition context.

Roosters are persuasive, wile and vigilant. Strutting and crowing, they wake up the world.

Installation/light/sound/art/movement/robots/roosters and anti-roosters. Science, construction, art and creation taking place in the deepest floors of an undercity car park beneath Leicester Square.

Roosters are energetic and loud, calling the world to attention. What have we missed? Are we still asleep, dreaming the planet into another dimension?

The 4th Chinese Open is a multimedia arts event which takes place on two levels of this modern multi-storey underground car park

Established by Vanya Balogh and supported by arts patron Geoffrey Leong, it will feature over 100 international creatives and new works in all media including performative live acts and site-specific video and sound installations.

This year’s event is curated by artists Montague Armstrong.

Opening party will take place on Sunday from 12 until 6 pm. Soho will be closed to traffic and we highly recommend a brisk walk from Chinatown to view this exquisite show presented in a unique setting.

Blog post article

by Douglas Park, U.K based and internationally active visual artist, author of literary prose and critical essays, also exhibition curator, as well as all practices combined douglasrpark@googlemail.com

For the Chinese open contact Geoffleongpr@gmail.com 


Year of the Rooster


Over a hundred underground artists.

Q PARK, 39-41 Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DT

Exhibition Levels 1 & 2

Private View Sunday 29 January 12 noon until 6pm

Exhibition runs 29 Jan – 5 Feb

Closing party Sun 5 Feb 2pm-6pm

sponsored by Tagsmart, DrVoxx, Artlyst, QPark, ResonanceFM and 3DScanbot

established by Vanya Balogh and Geoff Leong

curated by Montague Armstrong

in association with Geoff Leong PR

linkedin syndicated blog post here

Participating artists are

Aerial Sparks • Alice Herrick • Alina Gavrielatos • Anita Bryan • Ansell Cizic • Antoine Brutel • Alina Gavrielatos  • Apple Tart • Ashley Scott Fitzgerald • Austin Von New • Ben Urban • Bruna Mush • Caroline Gregory • Cassandra Mahoney • Cedric Christie • Charlie Fox • Chris Simpson • Christopher Clack • Chandra Selvam • Clive Shaw • Collide • Daniel James Ross • Daniel Lehan • Danny Pockets • Debbie Elliott • Deborah Bee • Dou_Ble_You • Douglas Park • Eilidh Watson • Eldi DundeeEldi Hablo • Fiona Mcauliffe Artist Forte • Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick • Grassy Noel Macken • Gzillion Artist • Harrison Pearce • Hercules Fisherman • Ibby Doherty • Ilia Rogatchevski • India Roper-Evans • Jack Catling • Jake Haynes • Janet Milner • Jessica Holmes • Jim Racine  •  Jo T Colvert • Joanna Mccormick • Joe Fergey • Jonathan Wright • Joseph Sakoilsky • Julia Maddison • Julian Firth • Julie Pickard • Jonathan Wright • Katy Binks • Keith Ball • Lee Edwards • Lee Maelzer • Lena Lewis-King • Liz Harris • Lorenzo Belenguer • Lucy FurlongLucy Samantha Martin • Mandee Gage • Mandy Prowse • Maria Teresa Gavazzi • Mario Varas Sanchez • Mark Gilfilian • Martin Sexton • Matt Armstrong • Matt Gee • Maurice The Dodo • Mia C O’shea • Michael Shaw • Miyuki Kasahara • Michelle Lewis-King • Mona K Art • Natalie Itinov • Negin Vaziri • Oli Epp • Paola De Ramos • Pascal Rousson • Paul Sakoilsky • Phillip Raymond Goodman • Rachel Bert Irons • Rachel Megawhat • Raul Pina • Rebecca Scott • Rekha Sameer • Roger Clarke • Sarah Doyle • Sarah Elizabeth Jarman • sarah Pager • Sian-Kate Mooney • Sooz Belnavis • Sophie Corbelet • Spizz Energi • Stacie Mccormick • Susana Sanroman • Taline Temizian • Tereza Buskova • The Deadends The Lake Twins • Thomas J Ridley • Tiziana Mandolesi • Toni Gallagher • Valeriya N-Georg • Vanja Karas • Vanya Balogh • Victoria Margarita Ahrens • Zoe Landau Konson

Fear and loathing in Japan!

It started to get out of hand  with so much to say on my trip to the Far East, with all the anecdotes to tell, I had to leave a lot out in order to make it digestible. It is now broken up into sections to make it an easier read.

Section 1

I dragged myself back to London from a roller coaster expedition to the Far East where I was consulting on a 3d printing business that was aiming to expand in the Asiana region by planning offices in Korea, Thailand and Japan.  As usual, I do my push to get as many invites to attend Tech and Art events and the after parties for networking and most important to meeting people.

Visiting the oracle at a temple in Tokyo, reading  my fortune

Japan has the biggest private cash reserve in the world: $1.3 Tril. locked up by corporates safes is enough to increase the global GDP by about 3% in one go

A typical night out having a toast with top Japanese business man, including PA’s and my friend an FT editor on assignment with Nikkei in Tokyo joined us at 

a top restaurants in Ginza

As a self-respecting CPO*, I  get my hand dirty by visiting all the parties, night clubs and karaoke bars, and stay up all hours for the cause. I did improve my karaoke skills a few nudges while in Tokyo.

there were occasional casualties along the way, possibly induced by intoxicating substance abuse

I enjoyed two very contrasting cultures: Thailand, laid-back and idyllic, and Japan, fast paced and manic. In this process of having fun and networking, there were occasional casualties along the way, possibly induced by intoxicating substance abuse, thankfully in my case, it was only limited to a legal high, but I can’t vouch for others around me with the antics that went on. One of the key players ended up sectioned in a psychiatric ward.

Hercules Fisherman representing London from A selection of portraits taken at The Big Smoke mass portraiture event at Vout O’Reenee’s in London 2016.
More details here: http://olipix.com/the-big-smoke-event/

taxi ride sets you back 50 bucks. I did manage to burn a few wallets while in Tokyo.

Section 2

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Both countries are yearning to catch up with the global startup culture as best as they can.Thailand is naturally hungry for progress and recognises the massive potential that awaits them. After all, no one wants to miss the global digital revolution that is unfolding fast.

A night out with a group of DJ’s at a music club in Tokyo suburbs

Thailand is an affordable place to setup base, with a low cost of living compared to Japan where a short taxi ride sets you back 50 bucks. I did manage to burn a few wallets while in Tokyo.

At MLOVE stand where I was exhibiting at Mobile World Congress -4YFN

Like everywhere in the world, the investors usually are very cautious, which translates to mostly only being ready to invest in real estate. But to succeed in this age, investment in tech startups is a must, or you are roast. In Japan, the conservative approach to investment and the gender inequality is detrimental to innovation progress, and government strategists are busy trying to find ways to address that.

 The track there turned out like
a Pokemon-go hunt, even though it was a few months before Pokemon-go release

Working at Mozilla Japan, tinkering with CHIRIMEN an opensource hardware and development platform for web interfaced  IoT devices

Section 3

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For every city that I set foot in, I make it my priority to visit the nearest hackspaces I can find. For those of you who wonder what it is. A Hackspace is “where people share their interest in tinkering with technology, meet and work on their projects, and learn from each other.”

the Shin Star Gallery – Ginza- Tokyo looking through the window with works by Darren Coffield on display

I see these places as the barometer for innovation and tech in the society. For example, London, boasts having the biggest hackspace in the world with 1000+ members. With that in mind, and knowing that Tokyo’s population is nearly twice that of the UK’s capital, my expectation ran high and maybe was a little premature. Excitedly, I sought out the first available “Tokyo Hackspace” meetup.  The track there turned out like a Pokemon-go hunt, even though it was a few months before Pokemon-go released and I was yet to know what it was nor had the pleasure of playing.

It is the Fengshui black art of “where to park your butt” that symbolises importance and enforces hierarchy in Japanese culture.

So to get to the legendary “Tokyo Hackspace”! I had to change trains three times the location was deep in the suburbs and needed lots of crisscrossing of the back streets to get there. I arrived outside a nondescript rather large lockup garage with the shutters down and it was all dark inside. By then, I was late by at least 15 min. I was starting to pull my hair out, and worrying if I had entered the postcode on my phone. I noticed another lost soul. Like me, he was about to turn back; we decided to wait for a little longer while talking and trying to contact the organisers.

Visitors to my show at the Shin Star Gallery – Ginza – Tokyo

Section 4

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Finally, the organiser messaged us back apologising and explaining he was delayed due to a mechanical reason, and that another person was on their way too. Eventually, the meeting started about an hour and a half late.  It turned out to be a Gaijin fest, of a sort. A gang of four Gaijins (‘non-Japanese’ in Japanese) getting together and having a few drinks. It was a pleasure to meet them and make new friends, but soon we had to rush to get the last train back. Strangely, the tubes and trains in Tokyo stop by midnight.  I didn’t want to splash the equivalent of the cost of a one-way flight home just to get to my apartment.

Startups is not looked at favourably, not seen as having a proper job, and not going to win brownies point with the in-laws of the one you may want to propose a hand in marriage.

Traditional wedding ceremony at a Shinto Shrine

Like all hackspaces, it had an honesty box for the drinks, theirs was a smart one in which you could even donate Bitcoins. I learnt it was concieved by the organiser of the meetup, who is very bright, it is so cool.

Japan is highest male-dominated culture in the developed world. The traditional protocols and ceremonies are still central to daily life. Corporate bosses employ “Sitting Planners”; an expert who oversees the seating arrangements wherever you go, not only at the boardroom and meetings but also when out for business lunches and at bars. Heck, even which room is assigned at the hotel on business trips and next to which secretary. It is the Fengshui black art of “where to park your butt” that symbolises importance and enforces hierarchy in Japanese culture.

For every city I set foot in,
I make it my priority to visit
the nearest hackspace

the barometer
for innovation and tech …

Section 5

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Corporates by nature are intrinsically conservative and more so there everyone reveling in traditions and ceremonies. You will also find out that working in the Startups is not looked at favourably, not seen as having a proper job, and not going to win brownies point with the in-laws of the one you may want to propose a hand in marriage.

Jacko at his exhibition with scenes from Fukushima disaster

It is clear that Japan is a few years behind the UK; their Startups ecosystem still developing and has some catching up to do. There are European and US startup incubator firms already on the ground, and those who are see this as a golden opportunity.

Brexit discount effect, which has seen GBP nose dive to its 30 year low, thereby making investment cost 10% to 15% less

In Japan, as an advanced technological hub, you would think that there would be plenty of cash available to throw at startups. After all it has the biggest private cash reserve in the world: $1.3 Tril. The cash locked up in corporates safes is enough to increase the global GDP by about 3% in one go. To invigorate investment, the government has imposed negative interest rates, but the hoard is so high that it does not seem to make much of a dent, and it has continued to grow year-on-year regardless.

Street performance measuring the cost of a Taxi ride around Roppongi

Section 6

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The good news for the UK meanwhile is that we have seen a rush of inbound investment all of a sudden: foreign firms taking advantage of the Brexit discount effect, which has seen GBP nose dive to its 30 year low, thereby making investment cost 10% to 15% less than just a few weeks ago. That is plausibly why Japan’s SoftBank was in such a hurry to buy the Semiconductor Arm for $32 bn. Never in a million years would financial advisor “experts” (me included) have been able to pull off the $5bn reduction they got from Brexit. Lets face it, it is so unfair on the Brexit leaders, they are getting undue flak instead of a pat in the back. Companies like SoftBank are the happy beneficiaries from the mammoth stunt that was pull off, and yes maybe the leaders had to tell a few white lies, like the plan to give the £350m savings from leaving the EU to the NHS.
Who cares so long as it worked for some. The key leaders such as Farage and Johnson should be applauded, packed for a luxury retirement vacation they deserve. After all we are talking billions no chicken feeds. Our wonderful British taxpayers, so congenial and conscientious, always ready to pick up the tab.

boy it is going to be another long night

 With Yoko Kosins  at Garter Gallery,Tokyo Japan

I am offering freebies; there will be more rewards listed at the end please regularly check for updates, like and share certainly a great help, I will love you to bits for as it will promote the project “Herx Chronicle”. The plan is for a crowdfunding drive to publish a set of limited edition prints, a Pictorial Chronicle of photographs of the journey, which took place in various cities and locations from Europe to Asia. This trip started in London from the Groucho Club, then all the way to Uffizi in Florence. Followed by MWC in Barcelona, to my old art school friends’ gallery in Kirk Strasse Amsterdam, before setting off all the way Bangkok across to the Laguna in Phuket and before ending at Roppongi Karaoke bars in Tokyo. It is a jam-packed story with photographs, films and drawings few of which previously shared with my friends on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter only.

*CPO (Chief Party Office)

Ref: Negative interest set by banks in Japan

In the cover picture Darren Coffield with Yoko Kosins at Garter Gallery, Tokyo planning upcoming show

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Mozilla Japan – CHIRIMEN https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/B2G_OS/Board_guide/CHIRIMEN/CHIRIMEN_FAQ

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I have started a drive to fundraise for the next Chronicle

There are few ways you can help to make it easier

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Art Car Boot Fair – Margate 2015

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See me in action at the  Art Car Boot Fair  as on ITV


Manko by Herx

Joined the Art Car Boot Fair which proved to be another memorable day again after our earlier appearance at the Brick Lane edition in the spring.  Art Car Boot Fair is a unique experience; It is much in Joshua Compston tradition of “A Fete Worth Than Death”.  Away from the stuffy showrooms environment.  Intent to bring the arts out into the open and one mixed with lots of fun for the family.
Paul Sakoilsky and Herx  were there making high speed life portraits, punting some kunst-clown prints, including Manko by Herx one in the series of his hugely popular prints which sold in record numbers at the  Stash Gallery this month.



Below you can see my beautiful muse Manko making me a surprise visit



@CarArtBootFair – Margate

Art Car Boot Fair is a unique experience; It is much in Joshua Compston tradition of “A Fete Worth Than Death”.  Away from the stuffy showrooms environment.



There was Paul’s ‘Kunst Clown: Tied to the Mast’ lecture-performance at this Sunday’s Art Car Boot Fair Margate! Kunsty delivered a short lecture on Turner and his Mast, whilst being pied by the audience.

Turner Contemporary’s car park, Margate

‘Oh, we do love to be beside the seaside…’

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with special thanks to @artcarbootfair for making it all happen
#margate #traceyemin #vauxhall #bootfair #vacbf #margate #5minPortrait #peterblake

Pentoring at TOA.Berlin

“Pentoring” is a term he coined, relates to mentoring while painting. Initially as a means to put the sitter at ease while covering important topics relating to the startup business, finance, and technology.  A format that has proved engaging and popular, that he regularly practices at these institutions and events.

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The above was the historic moment when first artist sketch ever made live on Phree

“A little Sketch for man, a giant leap for sketchkind”    Hercules Fisherman

Herx had an area with an art installation and an on stage performance at TOA Berlin Festival.


Hercules Fisherman a Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor,  Speaker, Investor, Artist and Technologist.  His blog posts cover entrepreneurial news, tech developments, innovation, with tips and tricks on investments to strategy.  His expertise encompasses a diverse area from Fin to FashTech. He is a popular mentor and business coach associated with world’s leading accelerators and incubators. Including firms such as Mass Challenge, Virgin Startups, Seedcamp, Oxygen, Level39, Bathtub, Cognicity,  Trampery, Axel Springer and Founders Institute.  Hercules brings insider insight from the scene that is both unique and engaging with the audience.  He enjoys an impressive followers count in the 1000’s from Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook, with a social network reach of 100.000’s in numbers. An early adapter on social network with @herx as Twitter handle.

He is a known speaker at conferences internationally on diverse areas and topics from Tech to Investment. As a business coach to startup entrepreneurs or Innovation lead to established companies bringing expertise in helping to invigorate their workforce into realities of 21st-century practices and culture.

He is an accomplished painter and artist exhibiting regularly.  His works currently on display at the Stash Gallery in London. The show continues till the end of Aug,

Exhibition continues until:  End of August 2015

Finisage private view is on Thursday 27th Aug.

The Stash Gallery at Vout-O-Reenees

Crypt of 30 Prescot St. London E1 8BB  thestashgallery@gmail.com  0750 2278711

Opening hours to the public: Mon – Sat, 5-10pm


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By Hercules Fisherman (@Herx)
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Hand Silk Screen Print on quality 420 X 594 mm paper
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 By Hercules Fisherman (@Herx)
Hand Silk Screen Print on quality 297 X 420 mm paper
Limited edition of 125, individually signed £75, numbered and dated
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by Ansell Cizic Featured artist of the east end https://www.behance.net/gallery/21411317/ARTISTS-OF-THE-EAST-END-The-WICK-and-BEYOND

Hot Topics on Disruption

London’s most hot and exclusive tech event saw 120 influential tech leaders covering critical issues affecting businesses today. With the aim to sketch how they saw the tech industry evolving in the future.
The focus was to learn and connect with some of the top driving forces in the tech industry.
Hot topic also hosts the Q-prize startup competition, which include a list of very promising startups compete for a grand prize of $500,000.

Excerpts from my interview by Peter Stojanovic @HotTopicsHT#Disruption, leapfrog tech & #tech #markets abroad discussed with serial entrepreneur @herx http://nyv.me/l/2yv8     by  @HotTopicsHT

Margaret Rice-Jones, the chairman of Skyscanner, emphasis the “importance of finding the right VC” to take on the startup journey ahead

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My upcoming engagements

Featured exhibitor and speaker at

July 15-16-17 2015. #TOA15
Alte Teppichfabrik Alt-Stralau 4, Berlin
Interdisciplinary Technology Festival. Tech, music, art and science in Berlin,

Exhibit works at

The Stash Gallery Crypt of 30 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB

the private view on Thursday 9th July

A show curated by Kate Enters

With selected works by Hercules Fisherman, Wilma Jonshon, The Dna Factory, Paul Sakoilsky. James Birch, Darren Coffield, Julia Hamilton, Christopher Roberts, Laura Fishman, Morganico, Lucy Ash, Silvia Estevez, Kate Enters, Gary Hazel, Brendan Reasney, Fiona Brenninkmeyer, Anna Jung Seo, Helen & Collin Davied, Natasha de Damarkandi, Frances Daffern, Frances Akpata, Carson Parkin-Fairyley

Next Cognicity Challenge event at Canary Wharf, London

Cognicity Final Showcase Evening – Cohort 3 Winners Announced!

Sold Out

ENTIQ Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Hercules Fisherman is also a mentor at Cognicity Challenge – Level39

Exhibition continues until: Thursday 13th August
R.S.V.P and further details:
T: 0750 2278711
Opening hours to the public: Mon – Sat 5-10pm

pen and ink drawing

 Getting back to my roots, ink and pen does have that raw essence, the cold tip of the metallic pen traveling upon the page in sharp, solid black marks are unnerving experience.
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burlesque drawings of Lulu after meeting my old time friend from Riverside Studio days, the celebrated architect Will Alsop

Posted by Hercules Fisherman on Tuesday, 2 June 2015

#Art15 painterly resurgence in art

London is a host to many fairs and events daily. The important international art fairs are amongst a network of some 15 to 20 top destinations worldwide, where art dealers showcase the art by the artists they represent. One long-term veteran of such events, who has been involved in the scene informed me these events provided a sense of purpose for the art dealers, the way it glamorises their existence by living out of suitcases.The yearning to be part of an influential elite club, promoting the arts and above all their stable of artists with their works they carry around with them from each location.

…these events provided a sense of purpose for the art dealers, the way it glamorises their existence by living out of suitcases.

@art15London #art15

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The works on display of international known and unknowns, mixed in a flea market of a  luxurious kind. For me still visiting art fairs are great as it is an opportunity to see a diversity of works that otherwise hard to see under one roof.

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One can only love and loathe it at the same time of the commerciality and of how the art world fickleness creates such high and low conditions for artists and their dealers to operate.  However, we do still love more of it; we like these massive showcases where we can see more works and most importantly mingle with our friends and find art bargains.

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Art15 I liked, it was not too cramped, allowing ample space to promenade up and down the aisles with ease.  I kept bumping into old friends more than usual; perhaps it was the openness that allowed one to spot  and engage in conversation, after all ours is  to view, to discuss and to exchange ideas.  Art15 may not be highbrow master collections, the diversity was refreshing and more than made up for it. There is a surge in interest in figurative paintings but it was not as much as I would have like. The faceless figures painting by Gideon Rubin of Alon Segev Gallery, in contrast to James Ostrer from Azerbaijan who painted faces with colourfully loaded candies, portraits inspired by Leigh Bowery type romanticism, there where much more of course not enough time to see them all.

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There where Khaled Zaki’s from Egypt mystically inspired sufis sculptures of dervishes in meditation at Hafez Gallery, Feathered arrangements by Kate Mccgwire in circular formations and other shapes reminiscing of biological entities where inspiring to see.  Some  artists are beginning to incorporate technology in their works. It exemplifies in various forms with the interactive sound installation “Homing” by Jenna Burchell, others employed 3d lenticular techniques to bring about illusion of space or incorporating digital screens into their pieces with interactive elements. There is a healthy experimentation with technology in the arts. It is a space to watch as well as the emerging paintings with painters going back to their roots.

@art15London #art15 Riflemaker

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@art15London #art15 yoshiyuri ooe

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#HackThePlanet from The Silicon Roundabout

****  Win a pass to #HackThePlanet @Cargo_LDN premier #DS15 after party

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Silicon Roundabout – Shoreditch starts to heat up as #SMR9 is getting to full swing this weekend with hundreds of startups wooing hackers of all kinds across the eco system to join their journey to success.

Long time veterans of SMR Constant Commerce  been able attract the very best and to poach incredible talents.

The age of startups upon us, with so many ideas and innovations floating about, innovation in technology knows no bounds.

Every new startup on the scene has the potential to be disruptive game changer in town. The UK economic boom resulting form startup activities has made possible for the incumbent government to sweep back to power with relative ease. With so many funds, investors and incubators rushing over to these shores, the gold rush has just began.

The staggering 581,173 startup companies registered last year the highest on records

There are so many opportunities opening up every day. With competitions such as MassChallenge or Cognicity at Level39 offering big prizes and exposure.

Some of these organisations such as MassChallenge are big US based organizations, thus every one is looking for the next big thing. There are so many candidates to choose from, number of entries growing into 1000s every time. There was a jump in number of startups registered on Companies-House in 2014 to an staggering 581,173 in numbers the highest on records.

#SMR9 Europe’s biggest recruitment fair

There is much activities this month every where like #SMR9 Europe’s biggest recruitment fair happening this weekend and #DS15 Digital Shoreditch about to kick off next week. There are lots to see, talks, networks and parties to attend.

startup activities has made it possible for the incumbent government to sweep back to power with relative ease.

Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015 presents #HackThePlanet a series of premier events celebrating the tech & digital (Film, TV, Game, YouTube, VR) Art of OST PsychFi Composer Simon Boswell.


“You many not know his name, but if you’re a movie fan you’ll certainly know his music: Simon Boswell is one of the UK’s finest living soundtrack composers, whose work has graced films such as Danny Boyle’s debut ‘Shallow Grave’, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mind-melting ‘Santa Sangre’, loopy Angelina Jolie cybercrime flick ‘Hackers’ and shedloads of European horror movies by the likes of Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava & Michele Soavi.” Now Here This TIME OUT: LONDON

Hackers 20th Anniversary

Mark Kermode – Hackers 20th Anniversary

Simon will boot up the 2015 Digital Shoreditch Festival with a key note talk “Composing Music for Film – A Tech Journey” spotlighting his cult tech/geek retro-mania OST music for Hackers, Hardware, Burn:Cycle, Killer Net, Ashens & The Quest For The Gamechild. While exploring the creative tech involved & LoFi digital Hacks, including the C64, IndieGoGo, YouTube & Google Cardboard VR. Synced with a supporting Raindance: Screenage Hacks panel & Gala #DS15 #HackThePlanet live digital sound & vision show with Simon & friends.


#HackThePlanet a #DS15 official premier party will be at CARGO-LONDON on Thursday 14/05/15 – 6pm / 1am.

We will be making live broadcast of the event on the 14th through Ginicam the very latest live interactive video broadcasting platform was launched recently. Ginicam and Cardboard both are using google technologies powering their services on the night.

3Dscanbot the experiential 3dscanning and 3dprinting startup will be there both at #SMR9 on Saturday and at #HackThePlanet Party at @cargo_LDN to entertain and wow the delegates, bringing that extra essential fun to the party, and a chance for you to be 3dscanned and have your figurines printed in 3d with the very latest technologies in diverse materials from ABS plastic to Bronze. They  even  can get your figurines printed in full colour.

2015 is the 20th Anniversary of Hackers, a Mark Kermode cult cyber-geek fave, Simon is also celebrating 30 Years as composer with a fistful of film Anniversaries including: Phenomena 30th, Hardware 25th, Shallow Grave 20th. #HackThePlanet will be a chance to experience PsychFi Live a magical trip with Simon’s friends past, present and future.



Come join together to “Tune In, Trip Out” on a far out visual sound multi-media night exploring Simon’s creative journey with Digital Technology, Films, Games, TV, YouTube, Art & first of its kind ‘One Brain’ Live VR Google Cardboard App, by #DS15 invite only.

The chosen Android few will experience a VR PsychFi pop-culture immersive mash-up inspired by Hackers 20th Anniversary, with counter culture wizard Timothy Leary and YouTube Creator Ashens in mix. Come along to explore how artists can use every-day digital technology hacks & “Get Loaded” at the same time.



Simon Boswell theAND: Richard Stanley, Timothy Leary, Dario Argento, Alejandro Jodorowsky (Excl. Vizual Sound Content)


Ashens YouTube Creator 800K Subscribers: The Gamechild

Mr.Weebl YouTube Creator 750K Subscribers: Save The Badger

Revenge of Calculon Funkatronic Luchadores

Tom Dunne – Band

Ollie Clark & Lil Rice – Band

Those Goddamn Hippies – Band


AK47 (The Banksy Job) – Street Art Terrorism Trailer Launch

Lee Hardcastle – Cult Claysplotation Films (Claycats, RudeTube)

Event will be hosted by Pips Taylor and live streamed on peer to peer network GiniCam with exclusive opportunities to chat with your #HackThePlanet Heroes

More #HackThePlanet PsychFi, Digital Shoreditch goodness to be announced soon!

Ltd. fan tickets available Digital Shoreditch Premier Wristband Event

CARGO LONDON: 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY

CARGO LONDON BBQ Grub Available £2:50 Beers 6pm – 8pm



http://bit.ly/RoughTradeStoreSizzle Track of the Week (Feb 2015)


http://bit.ly/PsychFi HackThePlanet Facebook

http://bit.ly/HackThePlanetTickets  Fan Ticket Booking

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hack-the-planet-20th-anniversary-tickets-16875586333  DS15 Wristband Guests




#DS15 #HackThePlanet #PsychFi #NOVA

Partners: DigitalShoreditch, NOVA Music, FCML, Flick Records, ScreenageRenegade, We Are Formation, Sagberg, Sci-Fi-London, HERX, CARGO-LONDON, Ginicam, 3DScanbot

Ginicam is a live interactive video broadcasting platform for service providers and celebrities to monetise their online presence. From celebrity Q&A’s, to e-learning workshops, to company board meetings, Ginicam gives anyone, anywhere the tools to monetise their live video content, and share their talent or expertise with fans or clients from around the world.

3DScanbot are the Experiential ingredients, Professional 3D Scanning and printing complementary to events, exhibitions, special occasions, seminars and education. Incorporating augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. 3D innovation – hardware & software.

**** For a chance to win  a pass to #HackThePlanet @Cargo_LDN please share and tweet to @herx @3dscanbot comments appreciated

Homage to Leigh Bowery


Happy Birthday to Leigh

My special friend who did the unthinkable at the time,  and  got us an interview with Lucian Freud, Lucian previously had vowed not to give interview with any journalists ever again, ours was his first major interview of his for in over a decade. We where oblivious of the significant  of it at the time, The Independent asked for its reprint in their sunday colour supplement, which was very nice of them we thought.

Money was never the motivation, only art and still is.

I have a few of the issues still available in my archives for anyone interested, these are very rare not many left in the world. ISSN 0959-0803

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