MOVEMENT

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‘Philly airport’ 2014

‘The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.’
Blaise Pascal

 

A night of live performances & Visual Arts curated by Geraldine Gallavardin
Saturday 2nd
 of May 2015 from 4.30pm to 10.30pm
Camden Image Gallery, 174 Royal College Street NW1 0SP
https://www.facebook.com/events/1379934842336463/
http://www.camden-image-gallery.co.uk/upcoming-exhibitions/#lab451london-movement
Suggested donation £2

 

With MOVEMENT your breath will be taken away through sonic & participatory conceptual art performances & their riddles, languorous & humorist songs, accordion with their own voice, Free Impro compeer duo’s artistry, a human drawing machine, poetic performances art, words & their physical resonance, furious instruments, a perky Flange Zoo music peer, a collective & their interactive map…a bolded delicatessen of dedicated & frisky creative souls!

Performers; Cluster bomb [collective], FLANGE ZOO (Kitsune Tsukai (Miyuki Kasahara) Tiger Gnome (Calum F. Kerr) & Lotan the Destroyer (Phillip Raymond Goodman), Geraldine Gallavardin, Glenn Fitzpatrick, Ian McGowan, Ian Maclachlan, Jude Cowan Montague, Lynn Charlotte, Lu, Mark Browne, Matt Scott, Kamura Atsuko

Gulf war veteran artist Glenn Fitzpatrick’s drawings will be on display & he will bring his book ‘Art & mines’ . 

The idea of Lab 451London is that of a moveable laboratory for international artists to express & emphasize through their own unique art form; a language, whom as a Freedom embodies the way we see & represent the world around us.

The title refers to the dystopian novel from the American writer Ray Bradbury published in 1953 during the McCarthy era & the French New Wave filmmaker François Truffaut who wrote & directed a film adaptation of that novel in 1966.

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.

It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451.

 

 

 

Artists

 

Cluster Bomb [collective]
www.clusterbombcollective.com
www.facebook.com/CLUSTERBOMBcollective

 CLUSTER BOMB [collective] are a contemporary performing artist collective (est. 2009) at Dartington College of Arts & Falmouth University, now based in London. We specialise in devising contemporary performances evolving out of a cross-disciplinary, collaborative process that lies between theatre, performance and live art.
The [collective] are Associate Artists at ]performance s p a c e [ and studio artists with ACME. They have developed performance projects on both a national and international level at V&A Museum, Artsadmin, Battersea Arts Centre, Chisenhale Dance Space, Anolfini Bristol, Falmouth University, ]performance s p a c e [, Arebyte Gallery, Hackney WickED Festival, Kunstfabrik/Flutgraben e.V, and Grüntaler9, Berlin.
[Quotes]
Run City Run [Lab451london] is a durational, interactive game mapping the movements of runners around the city; our collective of running couriers find, record and send messages in the form of photo/video/audio/text back to you the spectator – guiding our every movement via live GPS map tracking and instant messages from inside the gallery.
Look out for our map game table inside Camden Image Gallery and follow the instructions of how to play.

hello@clusterbombcollective.com
@CLUSTERBOMBc #runcityrun

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Flange Zoo

Flange Zoo at LAB451London – Beginning to End to Beyond

When a human or other entity enters FLANGE ZOO’s interdimensional REALM, their MOVEMENT creates FREQUENCIES and SOUNDS reminiscent of no OTHER, wrapping them in an INEVITABLE otherworldy EXPERIENCE as FLANGED forces of CHAOS and OBLITERATION take hold.

Either in their 3rd or 3 Billionth year on this tiny blue sphere, Flange Zoo: Tiger Gnome, Lotan the Destroyer and Kitsune Tsukai are musical mythical animals from Beyond the Flange, heed their calls. In 2014 Flange Zoo released their first collection of warnings, available at: www.flangezoo.bandcamp.com

Flange Zoo Beyond:
tinyurl.com/flangezoobeyond

Flange Zoo Beyond Beyond
FLANGE ZOO are Kitsune Tsukai (Miyuki Kasahara) Tiger Gnome (Calum F. Kerr)
& Lotan the destroyer (Philip Goodman)

 

 

 

 

Geraldine Gallavardin
https://lab451london.com/about/geraldine-gallavardin/

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Geraldine Gallavardin is a conceptual contemporary French artist; a curator, poet, musician & actress based in London. She’s originally from Lyon, France. She holds two MA in Fine Art, one from “Les Beaux-Arts de Grenoble”, France (1997) & one from Chelsea College of Fine Art & Design, London (1999). Geraldine has been in the Art Scene since the 90s.

She used participatory/readymade performances art, social sculptures, installations, drawings, videos & live art as her main artistic language. She create Free Improvised Music/soundscape in her performances & had played abroad & in the UK with band such as “The A Band”. She has exhibited internationally in Art Centres, Galleries, Art Festivals & in the UK in places such as the ICA, the South London Gallery, during the London Biennale in-situ by the Tate Modern, The Serpentine Gallery…

She’s curating few shows in the months coming for the Camden Image Gallery & other venues. She’s holding an Art Residency on her website amongst other projects. She’s planning to open a private Gallery before 2016.

She was acting in few films during her artistic career & more recently in “Third Contact” filmed in London by British director Simon Horrocks, the film is now available online (www.thirdcontactmovie.com). She is acting in the film “The Mentor” by director Ngozi Enuma since 2014.

She was part of a broadcast on Resonance FM for The News Agents show curated by artist Jude Cowan Montague the 04/04/15:

Mandoline guitare Radio show CAPTION

https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/the-news-agents-4th-april-2015/

Performing ‘Sonic potatoes‘ with artist & curator Jude Cowan Montague during her show
The news Agents – Performed at the end of the radio show

For MOVEMENT, Geraldine is doing a participatory sonic piece whilst interpreting a contemporary dance piece, a tribute to Marcel Duchamp & Georges Barque, Merce Cunningham,  Sam Taylor-Wood ‘Bram stoker’s chairs’ , Pina Baush own tribute to Igor stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’.

 

 

 

Glenn Fitzpatrick A.K.A… “Fitzy”.
www.fitzy593.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/fitzybook

Glenn posing with the pencils gun
BMW 04 – machine gun from pen (640×374)

Artist/ Author (Arts and Mines)/ Gulf War Veteran 1991.

Glenn Fitzpatrick, born Gravesend 1971, nick named “Fitzy” by his friends in the army, first started getting recognised for his artistic abilities when he was requested to draw motifs on the military hardware within his regiment (Queens Royal Irish Hussars). This consisted of drawing modified dessert rat logos on the sides of tanks, missiles and armoured personnel carriers, it was in exchange for rations and cigarettes.

Fitzy, selected the pen and petrol pump as his medium and weapon of choice, this metaphorically coincides with the saying “The pen (and petrol pump) is mightier than the sword!” It is this reference that provides a vehicle towards placing an emphasis upon our forever changing political facets and environment. Fitzpatrick’s ongoing project is called “S.O.S.” (Symbols of Society) and the Zodiac, this allows Fitzy to present us with an artistic discourse that becomes more apparent through the use of metaphors and hidden narratives. Fitzy tends to addresses current affairs whilst subtly masking over the raw narrative with an aesthetical balance, therefore creating a harmony between his sculptures and depictions.   Be it via cynicism, comedy, or romanticism, Fitzy wishes to communicate thought provoking ideas regarding his controversial subject matter.

The first impression may not always be the right one, but Fitzy’s art will always engage you from a distance and reveal more at close proximity.

For Lab451London; MOVEMENT Glenn is showing a series of drawings & his performing as the drawing machine.

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The Perks – Gicclee (1m x 0.5cm)


Drawing B&WI took the red pill‘ – Pencil, acrylic ink on gesso board.

 

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The drawing machine

The whole body of work is titled ‘Symbols of Society’ = S.O.S.

1. Symbol of Society…. Symbolic to the first Gulf war 1991. Oil was the real reason for a war, this put a chill in my spine when i made it.
2. Empty Magazine… After the Hebdo incident I felt it necessary to make a machine gun from pens. There should always be freedom of speech, but no one has the freedom to offend.
3. Seat of power… A throne symbolic to greed, oil power and wealth. The petrol pumps house the seat, thought provoking and raw it opens a discourse towards the environment and who truly holds the seat of power in this world!
4. Credits… A template designed for a new unifying world currency, this is a credit card with a depiction of current affairs. Even relates to 2008 Tsunami.
5. Tea Party… Religions and movements come together, all at the office having a party. They have the power to talk..
6. Venus of Armor… We are fragile, the armor is on, is it for protection or to fight?
7. Oil on Oil… A delft style painted on a petrol pump, there could be a beauty to oil if it was treated the right way!
8. Meet the Enemy… I met an Iraqi prisoner of war, it broke my heart. I fed him and gave him water, i see the life come back into his body, it made me want to help people not fight them… I learned from this moment.
9. Peace Maker… Will a weapon ever create peace?

I am also a Veteran for Peace. We are all veterans that want to live by what is right, we want peace and do not obey or conform to malicious lies of propaganda.

Symbol Of Society
Symbol Of Society’

Glenn’s book will be on sale on the day if you wish to
order it contact the artist directly.

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guardian article

 

 

 

Ian McGowan
http://ianmacgowantrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/p/solo.html

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Ian MacGowan has been playing improvised music since arriving from Dublin in 1990 and has collaborated with Paul Rutherford, John Stevens, Lol Coxhill and Eddie Prévost among others. He helped to institute the London Improvisers Orchestra in 1998 with Steve Beresford and Evan Parker after the Butch Morris London Skyscraper tour, and also founded The Gathering with Maggie Nichols.

In 2000 he recorded his second CD as a leader, Daybreak, with Derek Bailey, Veryan Weston, Gail Brand and Oren Marshall. Into the twenty-first century, as well as regularly playing with UK and Irish improvisers, he has also performed with Wadada Leo Smith, Greg Tate’s Burnt Sugar Arkestra, guitarists Han-earl Park and Reeves Gabrels, the Poet and Detroit legend John Sinclair, and New York based drummer Harris Eisenstadt. He has recently collaborated with drummer G Calvin Weston and has been featured on a version of John Zorn’s gamepiece Rugby which will be released by Tzadik.

MacGowan.. “is now a significant figure on the Emanem axis of British improvisers, a formidable technician and a profoundly intuitive music maker, with the ability to deliver exactly the right sound, or very often the right sonic texture, at the psychological moment.” (Brian Morton, Point of Departure)

For Lab451london; MOVEMENT Ian is doing a piece;  a bottle guitar called ‘Unstatic

 

 

 

Ian Maclachlan

Ian will do a duo with Mark Browne called “Blow Flies Of The China Pig”. The piece we will play is called “Browne-Ian Motion”. Our reference to Movement. (Brownian motion being the random motion of particles suspended in a fluid (a liquid or a gas) resulting from their collision with atoms or molecules in the gas or liquid).

 

 

Jude Cowan Montague
http://www.judecowanmontague.com

The Leidenfrost Effect with Wim Oudijk

The Leidenfrost Effect Album of avant-garde song created in Bark Studios, soundscaped by Dutch composer Wim Oudijk and released by Folkwit Records

Interpreting international news agency feeds through music, poetry and performance.

Jude is an archivist who has worked on the Reuters international news television archive for ten years and writes poetry about raw edits. Her work is acclaimed in the journalist community.

“Jude Cowan has gone where I’ve never seen a jobbing journalist tread before. This is news observed with so discerning an eye that marvellous detail emerges within the poetry. Read her book. We are the richer for it.” Jon Snow, Channel 4 News

“Unlike the daily news that fades from view, Jude Cowan’s images linger in the memory. She creates poetry which finds the humanity amid the horror of our times. Her work is outstanding.” Bill Neely, International Editor, ITN News

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For the Messengers
Reuters Television News video at ITN – interview by Jon Snow

Talking about my first collection of poetry to Jon Snow (Channel 4)

For the Messengers (Donut Press, 2011) is dedicated to Fadel Shana the Reuters photojournalist who lost his life newsgathering in his home country of Gaza.

The poems look at Reuters news stories from 2008 including a tribute to Fadel, and various other feeds from the controversy of animal shelters in Iran to the opening ceremony of the Olympics in China.

Jude book cover The Messengers

For the Messengers – Donut Press 2011
Paperback collection of poetry
108 pages, r.r.p. £10.00

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http://www.thenewsagents.blogspot.co.uk 

The News Agents
 Jude curates the hybrid news-arts magazine show ‘The News Agents’  on Resonance 104.4 fm, London Arts Radio. She started a weekly show from January 2014.  Saturdays 2.30pm-3.30pm
https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/the-news-agents-18th-april-2015/

Bermuda Triangle Test Engineers 
Since 2015, with Melanie Clifford, Howard Jacques and Nick Wilsdon. Weekly transmissions.
Thursdays 11pm-12midnight

 

Jude also has been producing a series of amazing Dada videos.

 

 

 

 

Lynn Charlotte
http://www.lynnlu.info

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The torture garden, 3-hour performance with Steven Sharpe The Secret
Language of Flowers; Andipa Contemporary; Knightsbridge, London. 2011
photo Koike Hirohisa

Lynn Lu is a visual artist from Singapore. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, completed a Doctoral program at Musashino Art University in Tokyo (ABD) on a full scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2010 she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Newcastle in Australia.

Among other honors, Lynn was awarded Southampton Solent University’s Research and Enterprise Grant (2012), Singapore National Arts Council Grants (2006-2013), NAC Emerging Artist Grant, and the Lee Foundation Grant (2003). She received the Lois Nellie Gill Award from the Ucross Foundation (2000), and the Samuel Rosenberg Senior Art Award from Carnegie Mellon University (1999). She has also been granted several prestigious artist fellowships, including residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in the United States, and Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand.

Since 1997, Lynn has exhibited and performed extensively in the United States, Singapore, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Belarus, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, Argentina, and Canada. Recent venues include Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth (2013), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012), Tate Modern (2010), and 798 Art Zone, Beijing (2009).

Lynn has also taught, given talks and papers at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia College, Vanderbilt University, and San Francisco Art Institute in the United States; Camberwell College of Art (UAL), Wimbledon College of Art (UAL), Chelsea College of Art and Design (UAL), Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University in the UK; Sverigefinska folkhögskolan in Sweden; Theatre Academy Helsinki in Finland; Akademie der bildenden Künste in Munich in Germany; at Unitec in Auckland and Massey University in New Zealand; Hansung University in Seoul, Korea; National University of Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Nanyang Technological University, and School of the Arts (SOTA) in Singapore.

Lynn lives and works in London as an independent artist, curator, & advisor to ]performance s p a c e[.

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The hearing trumpet in collaboration with Samantha Sweeting 2 Nights with 2 Gyrlz;
]performance s p a c e [; Hackney Wick, London. 2011 – photo Marco Berardi

In my practice, the sentient body is seen as the main medium for perceiving and presenting (versus representing) meaning (versus message) through direct personal experience. Engaging vigorously with the present reality of all that is here-and-now, the meaning of my context-specific works often manifest in the resonant relationships created between myself and my audience, and between the audience themselves. My current research looks at the connection between experiential knowledge and the innate human capacity for empathy, in relation to a genre performance art I call “gutty”. This gutty form of performance art which uses the body just as it is – as vulnerable/resilient/sensitive as it is in everyday life – relies heavily on empathy to create meaning that is not merely conceptual but also affective and visceral. In other words, I look at why some performances not only tickle our brains but also quite literally leave us feeling like we’ve been punched in the gut.

1. idealized
 An idealised moment when everything is simple and secure,
3-hour performance and installation “PhD thesis exhibition”; GFAL,
Musashino Art University; Tokyo, Japan. 2008 – photo CJ Turner

 

For MOVEMENT, Lynn is doing a participatory performance about nomadism, homing pigeons, topophilia, exploration and ultima thule.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Browne
http://weneednoswords.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/mark-browne/

Reminiscences Over A Broken Gold Watch

I have been 50 years on this planet and I now feel more of an inclination to look at the past not in terms of what has changes but what has remained consistent. These thoughts consider those things preserved in the world, what I do, what I have, what I want. Firstly, and being more honest than when I was young, I care a whole lot less than I did then. In particular my thirst for any knowledge, whether actual or philosophical has diminished. Not what you were hoping to hear, but the need to enquire has only detracted from the more important aspects of life to the point where I don’t actually know what is important anymore. Any analysis of how things were is destined to fail.

The principle of the Broken Gold Watch refers to the maintenance and retention of things or the performing of activities beyond their usefulness. The watch is broken, it does not work anymore and cannot be used as a tool to observe the time. It is made of gold, a metal that has a sense of value beyond its real monetary wealth. In a fairy tale world gold is still the currency of choice. My broken gold watch is the saxophone and music. Any analysis of how thing could be is destined to fail.

Mark

Mark will do a duo with Ian Maclachlan  called “Blow Flies Of The China Pig“. The piece we will play is called “Browne-Ian Motion“. Our reference to Movement. (Brownian motion being the random motion of particles suspended in a fluid (a liquid or a gas) resulting from their collision with atoms or molecules in the gas or liquid).

 

 

 

 

Matt Scott
www.mattscottmusic.com

Portrait close up  hand accordion
Photos by Neguib Le Fleurier © 2013

Matt Scott is a composer and musician commissioned for film, theatre, television, radio, dance, visual art, and live performance.

Work includes soundtracks for feature films, dramas, and documentaries screened worldwide, BBC TV & Radio, Channel 4, ITV, and Channel 5, music for plays at the Royal National Theatre, campaigns for Greenpeace and Oxfam, music for choreography at the Thailand Cultural Centre in Bangkok and The Place in London, and events in Europe and the U.S. including a commission for the Apriticielo Festival in Italy, where he built instruments from discarded medical equipment found in a decommissioned mental hospital.

He plays accordion, piano, and sings solo and in groups on the London experimental music scene and further afield. He is a songwriter, arranger, orchestrator, and programmer, and leads music workshops, teaches, and promotes music and arts events.

Matt accordion

From London, he completed a Masters Degree in Composing (Distinction) at the National Film and Television School and received a Music Fellowship from the Omi International Arts Center in New York.

Solo accordion ‘Bitten By a Monkey‘ 30’56 –
St John’s Church Bethnal Green – London
9 October 2014

Matt Scott performs entire recitals on solo accordion, playing his own compositions and songs, accordion repertoire, his own transcriptions and arrangements for the instrument, as well as freely improvised music.
Concerts may be purely music, or included with other art forms and media such as film, choreography, theatre, poetry, performance art, or installation.
Solo performances can also incorporate percussion, piano, electronic sampling techniques, voice, and instruments that he builds from recycled discarded materials found near the location of the event.

Solo tours have encompassed Puglia in southern Italy, where he created a piece using medical equipment found in a decommissioned mental hospital, New York, where he gave performances of his songs and compositions while resident as a fellow of the Omi International Art Center, the All Ireland Accordion Festival, where he gave an award-winning performance of an original solo accordion composition, and the Sheffield Documentary Film Festival in England where he provided the live soundtrack to recently-discovered feature-length silent film footage of the late 19th century Italian family circus dynasty, Circo Togni.

In London, where he is based, he has performed solo at countless venues and events, including a UK première of an original solo accordion compositions as part of the Royal Academy of Music Accordion Department 25 Year Anniversary celebrations, and holding a weekly residency at the Vortex.

 

 

 

 

 

Kamura Atsuko
https://soundcloud.com/kamuraobscura
http://divinerecords.bandcamp.com/album/kamura-obscura

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Started music career as vocalist and bassist of Mizutama Shobodan (Polka Dot Fire Brigade), the first feminist punk band in Japan in the 80’s. The band was at the forefront of the Japanese punk scene, the first DIY music movement in Japan. They released two albums and toured in Japan. The second album, Manten ni Akai Hanabira (Red Pedals Full in the Sky), was produced by Fred Frith.
Formed a vocal improvisation duo group, “Honeymoons” with Tenko and toured in US.
Joined UK based Japanese pop group, “Frank Chickens” in 1988 and toured Europe, US, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, USSR and US. This group made a TV appearance in Kazuko’s Karaoke Klub, on Channel 4 and performed a musical, “Club Monkey”.

Formed new group, I Am A Kamura, with Robert Storey. This group had an essence of ethnic, folk and improvised music.

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Sang traditional Japanese Folk tunes in anglo-Japanese jazz progressive rock band, Setsubun Bean Unit, which made an appearance in Sonar festival in Barcelona.

Current project, Kamura Obscura, explores further vocal experiment with some composition and improvisation with strong anti-nuclear political message.

kam at Roppongi B_W by Hiro Ugaya

Discography
Album
“Otome no Inori wa Da Da Da!” , Mizutama Shobodan
“Mantenn ni Akai Hanbira”, Mizutama Shobodan
“Warau Shinwa”, Honeymoons
“Club Monkey”, Frank Chickens
“I am a Kamura”, I am a Kamura
“Setsubun Bean Unit”, Setsubun Bean Unit
“Kamura Obscura/Remember Fukushima”, Kamura Obscura

Single
Mizutama Shobodan, Mizutama Shobodan
Do the Karaoke, Frank Chickens

Complilation
Welcome to Dreamland, Honeymoons, Mizutama Shobodan

video

Kamura Obscura solo

I am a Kamura- London Resonance FM Charity gig

Atsuko Kamura, Iris Ederer, Annette Giesriegl trio improvisation

Setsubun Bean Unit-Sonar Festival in Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Line up
Performances are kicking at 6pm

 Ian Mc Gowan – bottle guitar ‘The Unstatic’

Glenn Fitzpatrick as ‘The drawing machine’

 

15mn interval

Downstairs Flange Zoo set + Cluster Bomb Collective’s video
Upstairs Glenn Fitzpatrick‘s drawings + Cluster Bomb’s sculpture

Lynn Charlotte Lu

Matt Scott

 Geraldine Gallavardin

  

8.30pm – 30mn Interval

Downstairs Flange Zoo set + Cluster Bomb Collective’s video
Upstairs Glenn Fitzpatrick‘s drawings + Cluster Bomb’s sculpture

Mark Browne & Ian McLachlan – ‘Blow Flies Of The China Pig’

Jude Cowan Montague

Kamura Atsuko 

 Downstairs Cluster Bomb collective’s video
Upstairs Glenn Fitzpatrick‘s drawings + Cluster Bomb’s sculpture

End – Gallery close 10.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings to artists Sebastian from Cluster Bomb Collective, Alison, Nathalia & Seth for their precious technical help on the day
& zillion thanks to the Gallery owner Elena Chimonas for making this evening possible!

Alison Hay
http://alisonhayart.c

Alison Hay is a British visual artist based in North East London, she studied Fine Art Sculpture at Winchester School of Art. Her work ranges in form and medium but generally references the spaces she inhabits, capturing a certain moments frozen in time. She’s inspired by environments and the ever changing light and colour that can be overlooked in our everyday life.

 

Nathania Hartley
http://www.nathaniahartley.com

 

Seth Guy
http://www.sethguy.co.uk

Fancy some peace and quiet? Check out my blog:
http://www.observingsilence.blogspot.com

Want to hear some audio works? Check:
http://sethguy.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

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The exhibition Rhizome’0003 “Liberty” with a night of performances Lab451London “Liberty”

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A one week group exhibition with installations,  talk, performance arts, free improv music, opera singing, drawing tales…

Rhizome’0003 “Liberty” curated by Geraldine Gallavardin – Opening Thursday 26 of February 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Finissage Thursday 5th of March with a night of performances Lab451London; “Liberty” Suggested donations £2
At St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA –  Daily: 12-5pm – Weekend 1-6pm
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After the October exhibition Rhizome’0002 “The Indian Summer”; the February exhibition Rhizome’0003 “Liberty” will encapsulate a vision of our era & its multiple ways of representing freedom. Several UK based artists will respond to this invitation with site-specific art works & in situ installations. A fusion of conceptual art, raw & participatory installations, photographs, sculptures, drawings, texts…A multidisciplinary exhibition, a must…

With exhibiting artists; Alex Fox, Chris Woltman, Daniella Valz-Gen, Geraldine Gallavardin, Ludovic Pujol/Skew Wiff, Ram Samocha, Stella Grasso, Zuky Serper

Our special guess the City of London Tour Guide Grethe Hauge will give a talk about St John’s on the opening night!

Artists performing; Dagmar Zeromska, Connie Luk, Geraldine Gallavardin, Ian MacGowan, Ludovic Pujol/Skew Wiff, Mark Browne, Oliver Evelyn-Rahr

Principles:
Deleuze and Guattari introduced A Thousand Plateaus by outlining the concept of the rhizome (quoted from A Thousand Plateaus):

• 1 and 2: Principles of connection and heterogeneity: “…any point of a rhizome can be connected to any other, and must be,”
• 3. Principal of multiplicity: only when the multiple is effectively treated as a substantive, “multiplicity” that it ceases to have any relation to the One
• 4. Principle of a signifying rupture: a rhizome may be broken, but it will start up again on one of its old lines, or on new lines
• 5 and 6: Principle of cartography and decalcomania: a rhizome is not amenable to any structural or generative model; it is a “map and not a tracing”(Quotes by Wikipedia) “The concept of the Rhizome as developed by Deleuze and Guattari in A Thousand Plateaus is highly relevant to a discussion of a shifting configuration of media-elements; a conflation of language systems.

The idea of Lab 451London is that of a moveable laboratory for international artists to express & emphasize through their own unique art form; a language, whom as a Freedom embodies the way we see & represent the world around us.

The title refers to the dystopian novel from the American writer Ray Bradbury published in 1953 during the McCarthy era & the French New Wave filmmaker François Truffaut who wrote & directed a film adaptation of that novel in 1966.

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.

It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451.

 

 

Artists:

 

 

Alex Fox
http://www.alexanderfox.net

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Woman with extensible neck” (after Hokusai), Plaster and wax – 2014
Rhizome’0002 “The Indian Summer” at the Camden Image Gallery

Born in London 1978, Alex Fox is a British artist based in Hackney. He studied both History (University of York) and Fine Art (Wimbledon, City and Guilds of London Art School), and has exhibited sculptures, prints and sculptures including New Voices in Hackney Art, BL-NK Shoreditch. His practice is currently concerned with figurative sculpture, often with a satirical slant – ranging from small scale pieces paying homage to ‘classical’ nudes and portraiture to larger rough hewn rapidly executed forms, using basic cheap materials – scavenged ply, 2 by 4 and plaster of Paris.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014 – Rhizome 0002 ‘The Indian Summer’, Camden Image Gallery, Speakers Corner: New Voices in Hackney Art, BL-NK London, Standing on the Frontier, Unit 24 Gallery London, Recent prints, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, Yorkshire, London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London
2013 – Pushing Print, The Pie Factory, Margate, London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London, Chinese Open, Q Park Chinatown, London, Summer Show, Cul de Sac Gallery, London
2011 – ART/UNITY/HOPE City and Guilds London Art School
2010 – Cross Section Blackfriars Rd Gallery, London
2009 – Post Graduate Printmakers in London Clifford Chance, MA graduation show City and Guilds London Art School
2008 – Diary Drawings Centre for Recent Drawing, London

PUBLICATIONS
‘Space Invaders’ The Spectator 14 August 2010, ‘Down to a Fine Art’ Daily Express 12 August 2010, Critical Engagements 3.1 A Journal of Criticism and Theory

For Rhizome’0003 ‘Liberty’ Alex will show a new serie of sculptures.

 

 

Chris Woltman

Chris Woltman
Lab451London; On perspective at the Camden Image Gallery

Chris is a mix media artist and a musician originally from Florida. During his BA at Goldsmith University in London, he travelled and exhibited in Russia, Israel, France… He played many times in open Mic/Experimental music scenes in London. His work emphasis popular culture, mainstream medias, current politic affairs…Through his lyrics, music and visual works;  he’s sharing his very unique poetic/humorous view of every day life – A definite dry sense of humour accompanied by an enjoyable twisted creativity!

For the exhibition Rhizome’0003 “Liberty” Chris composed four tracks that could be accompanied by improvised lyrics or thoughts talking about freedom.

 

 

 

Daniella Valz-Gen
http://cargocollective.com/daniellavalzgen

Daniella’s work investigates subjectivity and affective agency through different types of materiality. Her research looks at states of consciousness, animism, material culture and humanist philosophy. Through installation, sculpture, text and live performance, Daniella’s practice explores fluidity and liminality, and proposes questions regarding the nature of experience. The work tests how permeable the boundaries between collectivity and individuality are, and how identity is negotiated.

daniella
“Totemic Assemblage (Take 1)”

For Rhizome’0003 “Liberty” & Lab451London; Liberty she will do an installation

 

 

Dagmar Zeromska
http://dagmardagny.wix.com/dagmarzeromska

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Dagmar Zeromska is a Swedish mezzo soprano with Polish heritage. She recently completed her BMus (Honours) degree and Postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, studying with Susan Waters.

Born in Lund, Sweden, Dagmar began taking singing lessons at the age of nine with Karin Fagius and later with Kerstin Grevelius. In 2009-10 she studied classical singing and piano at the Swedish college Vadstena Folkhögskola, under the tuition of Monica Thomasson Ph.D. During her studies she has received coaching and participated in master classes by acclaimed singers and musicians like Torbjörn Lillieqvist, Sarah Walker, Laura Sarti, Richard Jackson, Adrian Thompson, Emanuele Moris, Eugene Asti, Stephan Loges, Edith Wiens and Mary Hammond, to mention a few.

Dagmar is a frequent recitalist in London and regularly performs at different events in the UK and Scandinavia. Notably, she has sung in venues such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Barbican, Mansion House and The Dorchester. Previous roles in opera productions and scenes include: Echo – The Adventures of Pinocchio (Dove), Ottavia and Fortuna – L’incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Secretary – The Consul (Menotti), Annio – La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart), Jemmy – Guglielmo Tell (Rossini), Tisbe – La Cenerentola (Rossini). She also performed in musical theatre shows Songs for a New World (J. R. Brown) and Chaplin (R. Anderson).

Besides singing, Dagmar has a background in dancing and fashion modelling, which has gained her valuable stage experience from a young age. She is also a well-practised ensemble singer, having been a member of serveral choirs and ensembles over the years, with which she recorded CD albums, appeared on Television and won international competitions. Dagmar is also a Swedish Language coach, working with singers at the Royal Opera House in London.

For Lab451London; Liberty Dagmar will perform accompanied by pianist Connie Luk

 

 

Connie Luk

Connie

Connie Luk is currently doing her Master degree at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, studying piano accompaniment, with Pamela Lidiard.
Originally from Hong Kong, Connie received her Bachelor of Art with Honours majoring in Music from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010 and worked as an active piano accompanist and choral member. During her time at the Guildhall School, Connie has received coaching from Graham Johnson, Gordon Back, Eugene Asti, Iain Burnside, to mention a few, and performed in master classes with notable international pianists such as Jonathan Papp, Anna Tilbrook and Julius Drake.

For Lab451London; Liberty Connie will accompanied opera singer Dagmar Zeromska

 

 

Geraldine Gallavardin
http://lab451london.com

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Play; participatory/soundscape performance based on
Samuel Beckettl’s PLAY & refering to the ‘Théâtre de l’Absurde’
at Lab451London; Play at the Camden image Gallery – January 2015

Geraldine Gallavardin is a conceptual contemporary French artist; a curator, poet, musician & actress based in London. She’s the founder of Lab451london. She’s originally from Lyon, France. She holds two MA in Fine Art, one from “Les Beaux-Arts de Grenoble”, France (1997) & one from Chelsea College of Fine Art & Design, London (1999). Geraldine has been in the Art Scene since the 90s. She collaborates with the Camden Image Gallery in London as a curator & art consultant.

She used participatory/readymade performances art (mainly as a tribute), social sculptures, installations, drawings, videos & live art as her main artistic language. She used Free Improvised Music/soundscape in her performances & had played abroad & in the UK with band such as “The A Band”. She has exhibited internationally in Art Centres & in the UK in places such as the ICA, the South London Gallery, during the London Biennale in-situ on the lawn of Tate Modern/The Serpentine Gallery…

She’s organising few shows in the months coming for the Camden Image Gallery & other art venues. She’s curating an Art Residency in her website amongst others online projects. She’s planning to open a private Gallery in the autumn.

She was acting in few films during her artistic career & more recently in “Third Contact” filmed in London by British director Simon Horrocks, the film is now available online (www.thirdcontactmovie.com). She is acting in the film “The Mentor” by director Ngozi Enuma since 2014.

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Lab451London; Play at the Camden image Gallery – January 2015 – Photographs by Ram Samocha
https://www.facebook.com/geraldinegallavardin/media_set?set=a.10205165005078635.1650313381

For Rhizome’0003 “Liberty” & Lab451London; Liberty she’s doing a tryptic piece called ‘Ceci nest pas un crayon‘ (This is not a pencil) 22 wooden pencils/71 white pencils – After René Magritte & Carl Andre,  ‘Ceci nest pas un grain de sucre‘ (This is not a grain of sugar) – After Féliz Gonzalez-Torres & Carl Andre & is  performing on the 5th of March!

 

 

 

Grethe Hauge
http://www.citywalkswithgrethe.com

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“Three years ago I finally realised a long held dream and became a City of London Guide. I would like to tell you about my journey towards realising that dream and tell you about some of the interesting experiences I have had over the last three years. I see the City with new eyes and hope that I have helped others to discover things they never knew about it.”

During the opening Rhizome’0003 ‘Liberty’ Grethe Hauge will do a talk about the St John on Bethnal Green Church, a grade 1 Listed Building designed by Sir John Soane and built between 1826 and 1828.

 

 

 

Ian MacGowan
http://ianmacgowantrumpet.blogspot.co.uk/p/solo.html

Ian

Ian MacGowan has been playing improvised music since arriving from Dublin in 1990 and has collaborated with Paul Rutherford, John Stevens, Lol Coxhill and Eddie Prévost among others. He helped to institute the London Improvisers Orchestra in 1998 with Steve Beresford and Evan Parker after the Butch Morris London Skyscraper tour, and also founded The Gathering with Maggie Nichols.
In 2000 he recorded his second CD as a leader, Daybreak, with Derek Bailey, Veryan Weston, Gail Brand and Oren Marshall. Into the twenty-first century, as well as regularly playing with UK and Irish improvisers, he has also performed with Wadada Leo Smith, Greg Tate’s Burnt Sugar Arkestra, guitarists Han-earl Park and Reeves Gabrels, the Poet and Detroit legend John Sinclair, and New York based drummer Harris Eisenstadt. He has recently collaborated with drummer G Calvin Weston and has been featured on a version of John Zorn’s gamepiece Rugby which will be released by Tzadik.

MacGowan.. “is now a significant figure on the Emanem axis of British improvisers, a formidable technician and a profoundly intuitive music maker, with the ability to deliver exactly the right sound, or very often the right sonic texture, at the psychological moment.” (Brian Morton, Point of Departure)

For Lab451London; Liberty Ian and Mark Brown will perform a piece called “No Fear”

 

 

 

 

 

Ludovic Pujol/Skew Wiff
http://skewwiff.weebly.com/performance-art.html

Skew Wiff’s practice is a blend of puppetry, performance art and drawing with a strong preference for site-specific work, theatre without walls and other unconventional spaces in London where he currently resides.

“I make work that questions the nature of the human mind and its relation with the material world (body, objects, machinery – habits, addictions). It is a reflection about what we need to live. I am particularly interested in the elements of our daily life that are not visible and without which we could not live (breath, thought-process, emotions, voice/silence, memories, mental imagery).
My work is playful and surreal, crude or subtle but always disturbing enough to leave the viewer perplexed so that the movements of her or his mind is physically felt.”

Skew Wiff is an active member of Outside Puppets collective, CLUSTER BOMB collective and a frequent collaborator of ]Performance S P A C E[ artists.

For the exhibition Rhizome’0003; Liberty Skew Wiff will exhibit a drawing called
“Sang titre (SpeechlessBubble)”

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Details of the drawing

During Lab451London; Liberty he will also perform with Oliver Evelyn-Rahr

 

 

Mark Browne
http://weneednoswords.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/mark-browne/

“Reminiscences Over A Broken Gold Watch”

If I include some thinking time whilst alone in the womb, I have been 50 years on this planet and I now feel more of an inclination to look at the past in terms of changes and consistency. What is different: in the world, what I do, what I have, what I want? What is the same: in my world, about how I act, about how others act? Firstly, and being more honest than when I was young, I care a whole lot less than I did then. In particular my thirst for any knowledge, whether actual or philosophical has diminished. Not what you were hoping to hear, but this need to enquire has only detracted from the more important aspects of life to the point where I don’t actually know what is important anymore.

About the Broken Gold Watch

The principle of the Broken Gold Watch is about the maintenance and retention of things or the performing of activities beyond their usefulness. The watch is broken, it does not work anymore and cannot be used as a tool to observe the time. It is made of gold, a metal that has a sense of value beyond its real monetary wealth. In a fairy tale world gold is still the currency of choice. My broken gold watch is the saxophone and music.

Mark

For Lab451London; Liberty Mark Brown will perform a piece called
‘The Civet Cat of Liberty watches the conflict of Time and Beauty’ an improvisation for 3 saxophones. He will also do a duo with Ian MacGowan; a piece called “No Fear”

 

 

 

Oliver Evelyn-Rahr

Oliver Evelyn-Rahr’s practice involves a diverse range of disciplines from performance and video to social programs and sculpture. A recent graduate of the Artist Teacher MA program at Goldsmiths, his most recent work has been exploring the complex overlapping territories between the worlds of Fine Art, Theatre and Film.

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“TV head”  2014/15
Exhibition Rhizome’0002 “The Indian Summer” October 2014 at the Camden Image Gallery

For Lab451London; Liberty Oliver will perform with Ludovic Pujol/Swew Wiff

 

 

Ram Samocha
http://www.samocha.com/

Ram perf The agreement
The Agreement (Plus Minus), 2015 – Lab451London; Play at the Camden Image Gallery
Drawing performance with Ludovic Pujol/Skew Wiff and audience. Photos by Lynn Charlotte Lu
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNHPCQp46-pSgmd1CsNfYLQ

Ram Samocha is a multi-disciplinary artist working in performance and visual arts.
As an immigrant artist, Samocha focuses on the issues of personal and global transformation by combining drawing, video, installation, and performance. Using a personal artistic language that speaks via abstraction and the physical process of repetitive line-based actions, the work reflects on global issues while eschewing an overt political narrative.
Samocha’s work is part of various museum and private collections and has been shown in The UK, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, The United States, and Canada.

For the exhibition Rhizome’0003 “Liberty” Ram will show a serie of drawings called;
“Black Fly drawings”, 25x23cm, oil stick on paper, 2009
http://www.samocha.com/art/drawings/fly.html

Ram Samocha_Black Fly Drawings
http://www.samocha.com/shows/2010_01.html

 

 

 

Stella Grasso
https://stellagrasso.wordpress.com

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“INSIDE OUT/UPSIDE DOWN – IL CIELO IN UNA STANZA
“A SERIES OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN INSIDE CAMERA OBSCURAS WHICH I RECREATED INTO DIFFERENT PEOPLE’S ROOMS. INSPIRED BY A VERY FAMOUS ITALIAN POP SONG FROM THE 60’S “IL CIELO IN UNA STANZA” (THE SKY IN A ROOM), THIS PROJECT DISCOVERS NEW LANDSCAPES AND PORTRAYS WOMEN IN THEIR ROOMS, ALONE, WITH THE VIEW FROM OUTSIDE PROJECTED INSIDE UPSIDE DOWN (BY THE PHYSICAL PRINCIPLE OF THE CAMERA OBSCURA), EXPLORING THE CONCEPTS OF INNER AND OUTER, SOLITUDE, IDENTITY AND SPACES.” ONE PHOTO FROM THE SERIES PICTURES GERALDINE GALLAVARDIN IN HER FLAT.

“I have studied photography at Kensington and Chelsea College where I had the opportunity to approach the medium from different angles, finding my own way to express myself through the lens. My “natural habitat” is the street, travel and documentary . Recently getting closer to fine art & conceptual photography. I am a very keen black and white analogue photographer, I love experimenting with old alternative processes and techniques.”

For the exhibition Rhizome’0003 “Liberty” Stella  will show a serie of photographies called; EyeSCAPEs
https://stellagrasso.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/eyescapes-4/

 

 

 

Zuky Serper

In his Revolution Machines series of day-long performances (2001-2010) and publications, Zuky Serper examined boundaries of audience participation, authorship of artwork and the value of labour in artworks. He is currently artist in residence at the Centre for World Environmental History and convenor of Activists and Acdemia Forum in the University of Sussex, supported by the British Academy. He has an ongoing interest in the concepts of the un-artist and community gardening.
Zuky has been working as a garden educator in Reay Primary School in South London since 2008, following artist residencies in schools in Exeter, Basildon, Walthamstow, London. In his pedagogic work Zuky developed curriculum and out of doors activities to encourage children’s and teachers’ investigation and enjoyment of work, art and process in the garden. He is a visiting tutor in the sculpture department at Brighton University, and taught Critical Theory in Goldsmiths College, London. He is a visual artist with background in horticulture.
Zuky Serper (b. 1965) is currently working on his stickworks and WONKYTOYS, has lived and worked in London and Lewes, UK since 1999, and previously lived in Kibbutz Sa’ar (1986-1999).

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Kristeva                                                                                                                  Philosopher (Kristeva)


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For Rhizome’0003 ‘Liberty’, Zuky will show a serie of his anthropomorphic sculptures amongst others.

 

 

 

 

 

 We had a lovely opening, check the album!
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Lab451London; Liberty
Night of performances at St John – Thursday 5th – 6-10pm

Oliver Evelyn-Rahr &
Ludovic Pujol/Skew wiff
(Durational)

 

Mark Browne
The Civet Cat of Liberty watches the conflict of Time and Beauty’
an improvisation for 3 saxophones

 

Dagmar Zeromska & Connie Luk

 

Geraldine Gallavardin
‘Ceci n’est pas un grain de sucre’(This is not a grain of sugar)
After René Magritte & Carl Andre – Participatory soundscape performance

 

Mark Browne & Ian MacGowan
‘No fear’
 

 

Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PLAY

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photograph by Geraldine Gallavardin © 2014

 

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.”
Shakespeare (As You Like It, Jaques in Act II Scene VII)

 

A night of live performances & Visual Arts on Saturday 3rd of January 2015
Lab451London; PLAY curated by Geraldine Gallavardin
at the Camden Image Gallery, 174 Royal College Street NW1 0SP
https://www.facebook.com/events/1388547058108469

With PLAY you’ll be swipe into a playful night with skilled sounds twisters flickering free impro, tongues acrobats, troubadours declaiming their enchanting poetry whilst tingleling music, puppetry & existentialism happening, participatory performance dived into conceptual art flavored by physical theater, operatic diva, virtual live performance…

Featuring artists; Mark Browne & Adam Bohman, Jude Montague & Bettina Schroeder, Birgitta Hosea & Lynn Lu, Skew Wiff, Geraldine Gallavardin, Sitron Panopoulos, Ram Samocha, Oliver Evelyn-Rahr, Louise Ashcroft, Zuky Serper, Calum F. Kerr & Miyuki Kasahara, Melanie Coles

“ Encounter collages, old curse folk tale, raw video, action drawings statement, social ecology…a delightful blend that embodied a visions of one time, ours…”

 

The idea of Lab 451 is that of a moveable laboratory for international artists to express & emphasize through their own unique art form; a language, whom as a Freedom embodies the way we see & represent the world around us.

The title refers to the dystopian novel from the American writer Ray Bradbury published in 1953 during the McCarthy era & the French New Wave filmmaker François Truffaut who wrote & directed a film adaptation of that novel in 1966.

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.

It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451.

 

Due to the Gallery capacity, we strongly advise people to come before 7.30pm.
We’ll have refreshments & snacks for the early birds.
Free entry: Donations £2.

 

 Artists

 

Adam Bohman


Adam Bohman has been operating on the outer fringes of underground music for decades. Working with home-built instruments, found objects, tape cut-ups, collages, ink drawings and graphic scores. Favouring acoustic sounds over electronics, he explores the minute tendrils of sounds coaxed from any number of non-musical instruments and objects. He is a member of British experimental groups, Morphogenesis, The Bohman Brothers, Secluded Bronte, and The London Improvisers Orchestra. Adam’s music is unique and experimental, incorporating Fluxus japery, musique concrete, sound poetry and free improvisation. 

Bohman is better known for his experiments in sound, using the detritus of every day life and often working with his brother Jonathan as the Bohman Brothers.

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Adam               Adam reading

 

For PLAY, Adam’s collages will be shown for the 2nd times in the UK

Perroquets
‘PARROTS, DRAWINGS AND CHEAP GLUE’
at Cafe OtO project space 2014

Adam posing with collages B$W
Drawings and collages shown for the 1st time at Cafe OtO

Adam’s prints are on sale at the Cafe OTO website:
https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/shop/parrots-drawings-and-cheap-glue-adam-bohman-a1-gic/

“For PLAY, Adam Bohman & Mark Browne will collaborate on a Duo piece.
A Free Improvisation must that will involve texts, saxophone & eclectic settings of sound objects.”

 

 

Bettina Schroeder
www.bettinaschroeder.net

Born and educated in Germany, artist Bettina Schroeder lives and works in London. Her work ranges from painting to sculpture, installations, performance and video art, and is influenced by day to day events and details of everyday life. This can take many forms in what ever seems the most appropriate medium at hand: musical improvisation or cutting up plastic bags to give them new life, even knitting newspapers after reading bad news. Traditional methods like oil painting are also employed, but the initial inspiration, the inescapable reason for working, is always paramount.

In her musical performances she manipulates sound on her electric Ukulele, pushing at the boundaries and definitions of conventional music. She is also a member of the Jerico Orchestra http://cargocollective.com/jerico-orchestra/Jerico-Orchestra, an idiosyncratic group of musicians and artists exploring the relationship between sound and vision.

Bettina moved to London in the 1980s. Her childhood was spent in West Germany’s VW manufacturing town Wolfsburg, after her family’s escape from the former East Germany. Found objects in the shape of toy cars play an important role in ‘Stau’ (traffic jam), one of her most recent works, which is part of an ongoing series of installations, incorporating plastic products.

‘Bettina is an artist who works in different media who pushes forward boundaries and definitions of conventional music.’




STAU - Traffic Jam
Stau (traffic jam), 2013
discarded carrier bags, knitted, found objects including Helmut Fritzsche’s model
car collection 170 x 200 cm

 

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For PLAY, BETTINA SCHROEDER and JUDE COWAN MONTAGUE will
do a piece called: ‘The News Feeds
From News City presenters Jude C. Montague and Bettina Schroeder
bring you news, latest affairs and current events as they unfold.

 

 

Birgitta Hosea
http://www.birgittahosea.co.uk

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Birgitta Hosea is Course Director of MA Character Animation at Central Saint Martins in London. Her own work combines animation and digital video with live art. She has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, has been the recipient of numerous awards and artists residencies and is included in the Tate Britain archive. Most recently she was artist-in-residence at Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Azerbaijan and the School of Cinematic Arts, USC, Los Angeles. She is currently curating “Seeafar” for Folkestone Triennial Fringe and Deptford X, UK and “Shadow Voices” for Yarat in Azerbaijan. Recent exhibitions include Chatter – Cinematic Arts Gallery, LA, USA; “Holographic Serendipity” – Kinetica Art Fair, London, UK; “Dans Ma Cellule une Silhouette” – Centre d’Art Contemporain, La Ferme du Buisson, Paris, France; “Out There in the Dark” – Mix 23 Queer Experimental Film Festival, New York, USA. She also writes for academic publications on drawing; digital materiality; animation, performance and liveness and keeps a blog at http://expandedanimation.myblog.arts.ac.uk.

Her work investigates hybrid forms of practice in which animation meets live presence. She has coined the term ‘post-animation’ to describe her practice, because it uses the tools of animation, but does not take the form of an animated film. Rather she creates interdisciplinary works that de-construct conventional notions of animation. Her interest is in exploring animation as both performance and performative act. Is it possible to be both ‘animator’ and also’animated’ at the same time?

Through video installation and performance art, she combines a range of media – animation,manipulated video, paper sculpture, performance drawing, live video feeds and interactive technology – with the live body. This has taken many forms including dressing up as a cartoon character or projecting animation onto herself. Birgitta creates work both as an individual practitioner and also in collaboration with other artists, performers and computer programmers.

Her early practice was in soft sculpture and installation, where she developed an interest in sensual, visceral and tactile forms of communication between the viewer and the work. Her more recent work has been concerned to explore ways in which animation can be generated through sound or physical movement and she has been investigating different ways to project these moving images into three-dimensional space. She is also developing video works for 3D holographic projection in which she animates herself into being through the line.

Birgitta Hosea was born in Edinburgh and now lives and works in London. She has worked freelance in art direction, design for performance, web design and animation.

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Medium” a living picture in which I took the role of a techno-medium, channel digital doubles and emanated electronic ectoplasm, has been performed again at two different events in December 2012.

 

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“Out There In The Dark” 2008
Live performance in which the artist projects an animated dolls face onto
her face to the accompaniment of sound samples from Sunset Boulevard.

 

For PLAY, Birgitta Hosea and Lynn Lu will perform a piece called ‘Paradoxes for the Virtual’.
A virtual collaboration on live, a Cadavre Exquis (Exquiste Corpse)…

 

 

Calum F. Kerr
http://www.vimeo.com/calumfkerr

For PLAY, Calum F. Kerr & Miyuki Kasahara will be showing their film.
Folklore of Provence: The Cairns of Martigues (1927/2013)

In May 2013. Calum F Kerr and Miyuki Kasahara were in Marseille developing ‘Rhône Nucléaire: The Folklore of Cultural Capital’ for their DeCentreDeSpace residency; a series of alternative responses to Marseille-Provence Capital of Culture 2013 http://decentrederspace.org

In addition to their main film project ‘Rhône Nucléaire: Chasing the Dragon’ are short films examining the writing of the mysterious William Branch-Johnson (1893-?), the English author of ‘Folktales of Provence’ in 1927. The artists followed in the footsteps of ‘Folktales of Provence’ traveling throughout the region combining Branch-Johnson’s local knowledge with a search for modern-day legends surrounding Marseille-Provence Capital of Culture 2013.

The Cairns of Martigues 1927 2013

 

 

 

 

Geraldine Gallavardin
http://lab451london.com

The scream - Studio180 - Shag perf Nov14
“Horror” a participatory performance & soundscape  at the Studio 180, Shag event
a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock “Psycho” & Marcel Duchamp “Etant Donnés” November 2014

Geraldine Gallavardin is a conceptual artist, curator, musician & actress based in London. She’s the founder of Lab451london & actually creating a Free Improvisation Music collective that will start in 2015.

She’s originally from Lyon, France. She holds two MA in Fine Art, one from “Les Beaux-Arts de Grenoble”, France (1997) & one from Chelsea College of Fine Art & Design, London (1999). She collaborates with the Camden Image Gallery in London as a curator & art consultant.

She is doing participatory/readymade performances, social sculptures, installations, drawings, videos, soundscapes & live art as her main artistic language. She used Free Improvised Music/soundscape in her performances & had played abroad & in the UK with band such as “The A Band”. She has exhibited internationally & in the UK in places such as the ICA, the South London Gallery, during the London Biennale on the lawn in front of Tate Modern/The Serpentine Gallery…

She’s curating few shows in the months coming for the Camden Image Gallery, #lab451london She was acting in few films during her artistic career & more recently in “Third Contact” filmed in London by British director Simon Horrocks, the film is now available online (www.thirdcontactmovie.com). She would be acting in the film “The Mentor” by director Ngozi Enuma in September 2014. https://www.facebook.com/TheMentored?fref=ts



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“Why not sneeze Rose Sélavy” participatory performance October 2014
Exhibition Rhizome’0002 “The Indian Summer” at the Camden Image Gallery – photo Eugen Brodner

 

 

Jude C Montague
http://www.judecowan.net
http://www.judemontague.blogspot.co.uk

For PLAY,  JUDE COWAN MONTAGUE and BETTINA SCHROEDER will do a piece called:
‘The News Feeds’

Interpreting international news agency feeds through music, poetry and performance.
Jude is an archivist who has worked on the Reuters international news television archive for ten years and writes poetry about raw edits. Her work is acclaimed in the journalist community.

“Jude Cowan has gone where I’ve never seen a jobbing journalist tread before. This is news observed with so discerning an eye that marvellous detail emerges within the poetry. Read her book. We are the richer for it.” Jon Snow, Channel 4 News

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Jude also has been producing a series of amazing Dada videos:

 

From News City presenters Jude C. Montague and Bettina Schroeder bring you news,
latest affairs and current events as they unfold.

 

 

 

Ludo Skew Wiff Pujol
http://skewwiff.weebly.com/performance-art.html

Skew Wiff’s practice is a blend of puppetry, performance art and drawing with a strong preference for site-specific work, theatre without walls and other unconventional spaces in London where he currently resides.

“I make work that questions the nature of the human mind and its relation with the material world (body, objects, machinery – habits, addictions). It is a reflection about what we need to live. I am particularly interested in the elements of our daily life that are not visible and without which we could not live (breath, thought-process, emotions, voice/silence, memories, mental imagery).
My work is playful and surreal, crude or subtle but always disturbing enough to leave the viewer perplexed so that the movements of her or his mind is physically felt.”

Skew Wiff is an active member of Outside Puppets collective, CLUSTER BOMB collective and a frequent collaborator of ]Performance S P A C E[ artists.

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Specially for the Lab451London PLAY, Skew Wiff will present a piece called:
“TOI” (Tale Of the Invisible)
Solo cross-disciplinary pseudo-scientific of works in long term development.

 

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Le gardien de la face cachée de la Lune qui dit non non non
“The hidden side of the Moon keeper who says no no no”
(wood and metal)  23 tall x15 wide x8deep (cm) – 2012

 

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Gossip” (Metal and rust) – 2012
60 long x 60 tall x 25 wide (cm)

 

 

 

Louise Ashcroft
louiseashcroft.info
http://louiseashcroftartist.weebly.com

[1983] lives and works in London
Louise graduated from the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, with first class honours in 2004. In 2012-13 she studied sculpture at The Royal College of Art in London.
“I react spontaneously to the world around me, exploring and questioning the situations and environments I encounter. Collecting and re-contextualising found materials, creating narratives through objects, making sculptural interventions and gestures. My work is an ongoing process of re-coding physical and cultural space to create an ever-changing vapour-trail of ideas, actions and artefacts”
Ashcroft’s sculpture, video and performance work has been exhibited widely in the UK and further afield, most recently at: Technopolis [Departure Foundation, London], The Hockney Gallery [Royal College of Art, London], Performance Studies International Conference [Stanford University, USA], Christies [London], Poppositions Art Fair [Brussels], Turner Contemporary [Margate], Folkestone Triennial, Modern Art Oxford, Squid & Tabernacle [London], InTransit Festival [London] and Oxford Botanical Gardens.

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For PLAY, Louise will be showing a video called:
PRESS YOUR EYEBALLS FORCEFULLY AGAINST THE SCREEN

 

 

Lynn Lu
http://www.lynnlu.info

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The torture garden, 3-hour performance with Steven Sharpe The Secret
Language of Flowers; Andipa Contemporary; Knightsbridge, London. 2011
photo Koike Hirohisa

 

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Adagio In Confidence: Reorientations in Recent Art; Perth Institute of
Contemporary Arts (PICA); Perth, Australia. 2013- Photo Renae Coles

Lynn Lu is a visual artist from Singapore. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, completed a Doctoral program at Musashino Art University in Tokyo (ABD) on a full scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2010 she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Newcastle in Australia.

Among other honors, Lynn was awarded Southampton Solent University’s Research and Enterprise Grant (2012), Singapore National Arts Council Grants (2006-2013), NAC Emerging Artist Grant, and the Lee Foundation Grant (2003). She received the Lois Nellie Gill Award from the Ucross Foundation (2000), and the Samuel Rosenberg Senior Art Award from Carnegie Mellon University (1999). She has also been granted several prestigious artist fellowships, including residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in the United States, and Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand.

Since 1997, Lynn has exhibited and performed extensively in the United States, Singapore, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Belarus, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, Argentina, and Canada. Recent venues include Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth (2013), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012), Tate Modern (2010), and 798 Art Zone, Beijing (2009).

Lynn has also taught, given talks and papers at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia College, Vanderbilt University, and San Francisco Art Institute in the United States; Camberwell College of Art (UAL), Wimbledon College of Art (UAL), Chelsea College of Art and Design (UAL), Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University in the UK; Sverigefinska folkhögskolan in Sweden; Theatre Academy Helsinki in Finland; Akademie der bildenden Künste in Munich in Germany; at Unitec in Auckland and Massey University in New Zealand; Hansung University in Seoul, Korea; National University of Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Nanyang Technological University, and School of the Arts (SOTA) in Singapore.

Lynn lives and works in London as an independent artist, curator, & advisor to ]performance s p a c e[.

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The hearing trumpet in collaboration with Samantha Sweeting 2 Nights with 2 Gyrlz;
]performance s p a c e [; Hackney Wick, London. 2011 – photo Marco Berardi

In my practice, the sentient body is seen as the main medium for perceiving and presenting (versus representing) meaning (versus message) through direct personal experience. Engaging vigorously with the present reality of all that is here-and-now, the meaning of my context-specific works often manifest in the resonant relationships created between myself and my audience, and between the audience themselves. My current research looks at the connection between experiential knowledge and the innate human capacity for empathy, in relation to a genre performance art I call “gutty”. This gutty form of performance art which uses the body just as it is – as vulnerable/resilient/sensitive as it is in everyday life – relies heavily on empathy to create meaning that is not merely conceptual but also affective and visceral. In other words, I look at why some performances not only tickle our brains but also quite literally leave us feeling like we’ve been punched in the gut.

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An idealised moment when everything is simple and secure, 
3-hour performance and installation “PhD thesis exhibition”; GFAL,
Musashino Art University; Tokyo, Japan. 2008 – photo CJ Turner

For PLAY, Lynn Lu and Birgitta Hosea will perform a piece called ‘Paradoxes for the Virtual’.
A live virtual Cadavre Exquis (Exquiste Corpse)…

 

Mark Browne
http://weneednoswords.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/mark-browne/

“Reminiscences Over A Broken Gold Watch”

If I include some thinking time whilst alone in the womb, I have been 50 years on this planet and I now feel more of an inclination to look at the past in terms of changes and consistency. What is different: in the world, what I do, what I have, what I want? What is the same: in my world, about how I act, about how others act? Firstly, and being more honest than when I was young, I care a whole lot less than I did then. In particular my thirst for any knowledge, whether actual or philosophical has diminished. Not what you were hoping to hear, but this need to enquire has only detracted from the more important aspects of life to the point where I don’t actually know what is important anymore.

About the Broken Gold Watch

The principle of the Broken Gold Watch is about the maintenance and retention of things or the performing of activities beyond their usefulness. The watch is broken, it does not work anymore and cannot be used as a tool to derive the time. It is made of gold, a metal that has a sense of value beyond its real monetary wealth. In a fairy tale world gold is still the currency of choice. My broken gold watch is the saxophone and music.

The Boxes

The result of much musical activity is now being captured in boxes. The first boxes were the series of 52 Noisy Little Clouds produced during the period between August 2009 and August 2010. Each box was different, with a pieces being recorded, finished and transferred to CD at a rate of one per week. Additional photographs, postcards and texts were included. These were then sent to 52 people (actually 48, as I’ve kept some back).

The 3rd Edition of the 52 Noisy Little Clouds is in progress and will complete February 2015.

The 1980s. Things appeared to matter.

I read recently of the death of Ray (of Ray’s Jazz Shop). This prompted me to consider an important part of my life. A time when the adventures in music had just begun and there remained new sounds to be discovered.

I started coming to London on record buying excursions in 1980 when I was 15. On my first visit I was looking for Albert Ayler’s Bells and John Coltrane’s Africa/Brass. I found both in Ray’s together with Sun Ra’s La Nuit De La Foundation Maeght, Evan Parker/Paul Lytton’s Ra 1 and 2 and Roscoe Mitchell’s Nonaah.

Around this time I visited Bill Lewington’s saxophone shop in Cambridge Circus with the intent of buying a sopranino saxophone. I came out with a Meister soprano. This was my main instrument until 2000 when I finally acquired a sopranino instrument.

Other record shops of interest at this time were Dobell’s, Mole and Direction Records on Dean Street. Direction’s specialisation was more with Contemporary Classical music and what is now probably categorised as Avant Rock (Henry Cow, Soft Machine, Faust).

In 1983 I came to London to study Mathematics. Located near Oxford Street I could visit Ray’s almost daily. Mole Jazz was only several tube stops away. My grant disappeared on an addiction to vinyl. The turnover in these shops seemed immense. Similarly, the book shops on Charing Cross Road seemed to be restocking daily.

I was also involved with the improvised music group that was organised around the Cockpit Theatre in Lisson Grove. The group met each Saturday afternoon to perform improvised music and some compositions. It was here that I met Adam and Jonathon Bohman, Teddy Coleridge and Nick Couldry.

Over the period from 1984 to 1989 a number of events caused some fundamental changes in my attitude.

Firstly, at the outset I had some hope of playing music professionally fuelled by an unfounded optimism that performing in London would guarantee an audience. The first concert with the group at the Cockpit Theatre changed this. Despite an announcement that I managed to arrange on Radio 3 (it was a question and answer session and I should have been asking a question), a listing in City Limits and numerous flyers handed out at other peoples concerts, our audience was smaller than the number of players.

Secondly, I thought I was playing Jazz, that I was part of a long heritage of saxophone players. Having spent several years learning Classical Guitar, an activity I now wish I hadn’t given up, I had decided that my approach to the saxophone would be different. I would simply live with the instrument and play it whenever I could, investigating the instrument’s possibilities, tonal variation, pitch and rhythmic potential. This process has continued for nearly 30 years.

In Aylesbury around 1985, I would play a solo set during the intermission at the Sunday Lunchtime Jazz Session at the Civic Centre. The group played standards and with the exception of Blue Monk all compositions were pre-Bebop. I considered myself to be, aesthetically at least, in a field more advanced than Charlie Parker taking my linage through Ornette Coleman to Albert Ayler and with a few further developments arriving at myself. After all was there not a historic principle that art (music, painting) should become more abstract, less thematic, less figurative and more about exemplifying the means of production (sound, paint). Surely, it was just a case of waiting for the audience to catch up. A combination of arrogance and ignorance and I had fallen into the fallacy of modernist thinking, that Art really exists in a vacuum.

Back to the Sunday Lunchtime Jazz Session and there came a point when the house band told me to desist from playing. There had been some complaints, “and anyway it isn’t really Jazz is it?” I WASN’T PLAYING JAZZ! I left, outraged. In retrospect this was of course true. Jazz as a tradition probably ceased to exist in the 1950s, in Aylesbury or anywhere else for that matter. The socio-economic changes and locations where Jazz music was played had become so different compared with its origins that the term seems redundant for music production after this period.

Mark

For PLAY,  Mark Browne & Adam Bohman will collaborate on a Duo piece.
A Free Improvisation must that will involve texts, saxophone & eclectic settings of sound objects.

 

Melanie Coles
melanie-coles.com

Melanie

Born in Canada and based in London, artist Melanie Coles works primarily with collage, although her work spans from video to large-scale installation to 3D optical illusion. Originating from a town of 4000 in the Northern most tip of the Great Basin Desert, Coles began using discarded books and objects as the source of her collages. Often abstract or distorted, forms range from miniature sculptures to 90 square foot xerox prints, experimental art zines to 1300 square foot public paintings.

Video shown during the show reel of Lab451London; On perspective
Single Image animation
Single image animated with a xerox photocopier. Still & sound clip from Orson Welles’ The Immortal Story.

For PLAY, Melanie will present a new video “The Net Hollywood Trailer Remix
One of an endless series of experiments playing with analog technologies in a digital realm to create new forms and medias.

 

Miyuki Kasahara
www.miyukikasahara.com

Miyuki Kasahara is inspired by many social and political issues particularly at present our attitudes to Nuclear Power. She is also interested in cross-cultural myths and folklore, and the memories or stories of people she encounters. In response to the Fukushima disaster March 2011, She will be showing her work at Bury Art Museum as part of the Asia Triennial Manchester September – November 2014.

For PLAY, Calum F. Kerr & Miyuki Kasahara will be showing a film.
Folklore of Provence: The Cairns of Martigues (1927/2013)

In May 2013. Calum F Kerr and Miyuki Kasahara were in Marseille developing ‘Rhône Nucléaire: The Folklore of Cultural Capital’ for their DeCentreDeSpace residency; a series of alternative responses to Marseille-Provence Capital of Culture 2013 http://decentrederspace.org

In addition to their main film project ‘Rhône Nucléaire: Chasing the Dragon’ are short films examining the writing of the mysterious William Branch-Johnson (1893-?), the English author of ‘Folktales of Provence’ in 1927. The artists followed in the footsteps of ‘Folktales of Provence’ traveling throughout the region combining Branch-Johnson’s local knowledge with a search for modern-day legends surrounding Marseille-Provence Capital of Culture 2013.

The Cairns of Martigues 1927 2013

 

 

Oliver Evelyn-Rahr

Oliver Evelyn-Rahr’s practice involves a diverse range of disciplines from performance and video to social programs and sculpture. A recent graduate of the Artist Teacher MA program at Goldsmiths, his most recent work has been exploring the complex overlapping territories between the worlds of Fine Art, Theatre and Film.



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“TV head” 2014 – Exhibition Rhizome’0002 “The Indian Summer”
October 2014  at the Camden Image Gallery

 

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Ram Samocha
http://www.samocha.com/

Ram Samocha is a multi-disciplinary artist working in performance and visual arts.
As an immigrant artist, Samocha focuses on the issues of personal and global transformation by combining drawing, video, installation, and performance. Using a personal artistic language that speaks via abstraction and the physical process of repetitive line-based actions, the work reflects on global issues while eschewing an overt political narrative.
Samocha’s work is part of various museum and private collections and has been shown in The UK, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, The United States, and Canada.

For PLAY, Ram will be showing a video of this performance:

Ram Samocha - Connections, 2012

 

Ram Samocha_ Connections, 2012

Connections, 2012

A Short documentation of a live drawing performance made by the artist in 2012 at the Tivon Art Gallery, Israel. Curator: Taly Cohen Garbuz, Videographer: Yonatan Zaid.

Traces from this performance can be seen here:

 

For the lab451London PLAY,  Ram will do a live performance called The Agreement (Plus Minus), 2014
New drawing performance for two players.

Ram Samocha’s new live drawing performance will going to run for about twenty minutes. The drawing tool for this action is going to be a self-inking stamp. The artist will be drawing, with some support from the viewers, on a large piece of paper while using two large self-inking stamps. On one stamp there will be a large black plus sign and on the other a minus sign.

 

 

Ram Samocha_The Agreement (Plus Minus), 2014

 

 

 

Ram Samocha - The Agreement (Plus Minus), 2014

 

 

Ram will showing another video called:
Body Document: to remember/zapamiętać, a drawing performance by Ram Samocha & Gerald Royston Curtis

 

 

 

Sitron Panopolous

Sitron Panopoulos is a Greek poet/musician working in London for the past decade.
Short music poetry performance about London as seen by the eyes of the foreigner. The city I’m looking at is the land of endless options, myriads of unmade beds, transient lovers and friends that switch capitals around the globe. Using memory and geography as a starting point the show is looking the change of factors one considers when deciding to make a city their home.

Sitron

 

 

 

Zuky Serper

In his Revolution Machines series of day-long performances (2001-2010) and publications, Zuky Serper examined boundaries of audience participation, authorship of artwork and the value of labour in artworks. He is currently artist in residence at the Centre for World Environmental History and convenor of Activists and Acdemia Forum in the University of Sussex, supported by the British Academy. He has an ongoing interest in the concepts of the un-artist and community gardening.
Zuky has been working as a garden educator in Reay Primary School in South London since 2008, following artist residencies in schools in Exeter, Basildon, Walthamstow, London. In his pedagogic work Zuky developed curriculum and out of doors activities to encourage children’s and teachers’ investigation and enjoyment of work, art and process in the garden. He is a visiting tutor in the sculpture department at Brighton University, and taught Critical Theory in Goldsmiths College, London. He is a visual artist with background in horticulture.
Zuky Serper (b. 1965) is currently working on his stickworks and WONKYTOYS, has lived and worked in London and Lewes, UK since 1999, and previously lived in Kibbutz Sa’ar (1986-1999).

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From Revolution Machines to Occupation – Revo. Machines No.3 – Hakibbutz- Gallery for Art Tel- Aviv (2002)
For PLAY, Zuky will show the documentation video of this installation.

 

2010 – 2014

AeroplaneIK2010 2 Stickworks Groupview
Wonkytoys IK2010/1                                                                                 Stickworks

 

D&G (Deleuze & Guattari)

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2014 Stickworks on Wheels – Bread and Roses # 9: Women and Work, Kastiel Design Tel Aviv

2014 Stikman is Back – Casbah Café, Lewes
2014 Stikman Come Home; Adventures in South Archway; in Everything Must Go, Thomas Brothers Tools, Archway, London

2013 New Stick Works – White Rock Open Studio, Lewes, UK
2013 WONKYTOYS – Bread and Roses # 8: Women and Work, Kastiel Design Tel Aviv

2012 WONKYTOYS and Stick Works – Thomas Brothers Tools, Archway, London, UK
2012 Reay Gardenlog – http://www.projectdirt.com/person/4119/zuky-serper#!/journal (accessed Jan. 2014)

2001 – 2010 – Revolution Machines
The Garden Club Displayed: Green House – Revolution Machines No.7 – Reay School Christmas fair (2010)
Education Machines – Revolution Machines Event No.6 – Institute of Education, Uni. of London (2006)
Revolution Machines Event No.5 for the ESF – European Social Forum 3, London (2004)
Revolution Machines Event No.4 – Pugh Pugh Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2003)
From Revolution Machines to Occupation – Revo. Machines No.3 – Hakibbutz- Gallery for Art, Tel- Aviv (2002)
Revolution Machines Event No.2 – FORDHAM Gallery, London (2002)
Revolution Machines Event No.1 – Brian Chadwick \ Unit 30, London (2001)

2008 MAK Gegenwartskunstdepot Gefechtsturm Arenbergpark,1030 Vienna, Austria – paraflows08 Utopia

2005 Art Education in the Time of Relational Aesthetics – A public discussion and film for the Hornsey School of Art Project by Jamie Wagg – Hornsey School of Art, London, UK –

2004 Coordination of Art Activism in Europe, organised for Movement of the Imagination Seminar for European Social Forum 3, London, UK
2004 Art Labour and Art Work Essay in FeedBack 0-1, Goldsmiths College, London, 2004 [eprints.goldsmiths.ac.uk/38/1/feedback0-1.pdf – Art Labour and Art Work] (accessed 2008)

2003 Definitively Provisional – APPENDIKS-Bag Thiemers Magasin, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 Free Time, Work and Boredom – seminars at Spare Time Job Centre by Ella Gibbs, Chisenhale Gallery, London

2002 The Archive in Art Practice Symposium, Chair; at Potential: Ongoing Archive curated by Anna Harding. John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

2001 Mayday Artists Conference at Chelsea College, Convenor; Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK
2001 The Venice Biennale Incident, in: What’s Wrong? Curated by Dave Beech. The Trade Apartment, London, UK

1999-2000 MA Fine Art Painting, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts

1999 Article 27 for the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in The International Print Portfolio: Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa

1996 Tzayariko- Khayaliko (little painter-little soldier), Hakibbutz – Gallery for Art, Tel- Aviv

1993 Machida Center, Tokyo, Japan – International Print Exhibition
1993 Mishkan le Omanut -Ein Harod – 1993 Young Artists scholarship recipients of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation

1990-1991 Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste, Hamburg, Germany, BA Fine Art Printmaking

1988-1992 BA Fine Art Painting, Bezalel-Academy for Art and Design-Jerusalem, Israel

 

 

 

Line up performances


4.30pm    Gallery open
Visual arts – Ground floor
Videos show reel – big room downstairs

5pm/5.30pm
Small room downstairs
Birgitta Hosea & Lynn Lu

Break
Visual arts – Ground floor
Videos show reel – big room downstairs

6.40pm
Ludo Skew Wiff Pujol

7pm
Sitron Panopoulos

7.20/7.40pm

Break
Birgitta & Lynn – Small room downstairs
Videos show reel – big room downstairs
Visual arts – Ground floor

7.40pm
Geraldine Gallavardin

8.10pm
Jude C Montague
& Bettina Schroeder

8.40pm
Ram Samocha

9.10/9.30pm
Break
Visual arts – Ground floor
Videos show reel – big room downstairs

9.30pm
Mark Browne & Adam Bohman

End break
Visual arts – Ground floor
Videos show reel – big room downstairs

 

 

 

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The exhibitions: Rhizome’0002 “The Indian Summer” October 2014

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© Alex Fox  “Woman with extensible neck” (after Hokusai), Plaster and wax – 2014

A five day exhibition with talks & impromptus from the Thursday 16th to the Monday 20th of October 2014
Rhizome’0002 – “The Indian Summer” curated by Geraldine Gallavardin
From 12pm to 19pm everyday, 1st opening on the Thursday 16th from 6pm to 8pm & 2nd openings with a special night of performances on the Saturday 18th from 5pm to 10pm.
At the Camden Image Gallery, 174 Royal College Street, NW1 OSP – London
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After the late spring exhibition Rhizome’0001 “The Flickering of June”, the October exhibition Rhizome’0002 “The Indian Summer” will celebrate London art fair busiest time of the year. Seven UK based artists will respond to this invitation with site-specific art works & in situ installations. Some of the artist’s vision will embody the relationship between the body & its multiple way to be represented using a classical form; some will experiment a more spatial & performing creative process to emphasis some of their work that use the uniqueness of their body as a vector. Whilst others will speak through sculptural objects, non-objects, ordinary objects, non-sense objects; all maps with a tide of ideas embark on The Indian Summer journey… A promenade, a mental ballad; hiking through creative processes, systems of thoughts, representation & its figure of speech. 
A fusion of conceptual art, raw & participatory installations, soundscape, video art, sculptures & engaging speakers with passionate stories sharing their distinctiveness; revealing rooted intellects in a mind-blowing exhibition.

With  Alex Fox, Brian Guest (Founder and General Secretary of S.P.A.R), Geraldine Gallavardin, Louise Ashcroft, Oliver Evelyn-Rahr, Piers Jamson, Ram Samocha

 

Principles

Deleuze and Guattari introduced A Thousand Plateaus by outlining the concept of the rhizome (quoted from A Thousand Plateaus):
• 1 and 2: Principles of connection and heterogeneity: “…any point of a rhizome can be connected to any other, and must be,”
• 3. Principal of multiplicity: only when the multiple is effectively treated as a substantive, “multiplicity” that it ceases to have any relation to the One
• 4. Principle of a signifying rupture: a rhizome may be broken, but it will start up again on one of its old lines, or on new lines • 5 and 6: Principle of cartography and decalcomania: a rhizome is not amenable to any structural or generative model; it is a “map and not a tracing”
(Quotes by Wikipedia) “The concept of the Rhizome as developed by Deleuze and Guattari in A Thousand Plateaus is highly relevant to a discussion of a shifting configuration of media-elements; a conflation of language systems.

 

Speakers:

Friday 17th at 6pm – Grethe Hauge, City of London Tour Guide & many more will announce soon…

Performances: Saturday 18th from 5pm to 22pm with Brian Guest (Founder and General Secretary of S.P.A.R), Geraldine Gallavardin, Ram Samocha, Sitron Panopoulos

 

 

Artists

 

 

Alex Fox
http://www.alexanderfox.net

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“Untitled”, Jesmonite, 11 inches high – 2014

 Untitled

This piece could be both a self-portrait as well as a subtle commentary on humanity’s struggle to rise above the self-interest which lies at the heart of the human condition. Making art is typically a rather self-absorbed undertaking – requiring a degree of solitude and introspection – which this sculpture depicts quite literally.

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Woman with extensible neck (after Hokusai)

The inspiration for this piece is a print depicting fantastical apparitions, in this case a ‘woman with an extensible neck’, from Hokusai’s Manga – a visual digest of images concerning many aspects of life in Edo period Japan, including the demons, monsters and ghosts which featured in popular literature. Hokusai’s sketch could be a humorous comment on opium smoking amongst certain women – though it wasn’t common in Japan or perhaps be a pun on a Japanese expression along the lines of ‘my neck has grown long for waiting endlessly for my lover.’

 

 

 

Brian Guest (Founder and General Secretary of S.P.A.R)
S.P.A.R appears courtesy of Calum F Kerr
www.vimeo.com/calumfkerr

SPAR with Brian Guest

S.P.A.R Centre Camden
The Society for the Preservation of Admirable Rubble (S.P.A.R)

The Society is dedicated to preserving the rubble of the UK in all its varied forms. They fight to keep some of the rubble created from bulldozing people’s homes and businesses on display within the building that replaces it. Not just as a memorial but as an aesthetically pleasing experience.
The Society has been given the opportunity to present the S.P.A.R Centre Camden at the Camden Image Gallery from 16th – 20th October 2014.
SPAR Founder and General Secretary Brian Guest will be present on Thursday 16th October (6-8pm) and Saturday 18th October (5-10pm) to talk about all aspects of the campaign. Visitors are encouraged to draw their ideal admirable rubble and contribute their own rubble stories.

Up-to-date reports on admirable rubble can be found on the web-blog:
www.preserveadmirablerubble.com

 

 

 

Geraldine Gallavardin

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“Alchemy” 2014 participatory performance & Free Improvisation Music

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Geraldine Gallavardin is a conceptual artist, curator, musician & actress based in London. She’s the founder of Lab451london & actually creating a Free Improvisation Music collective that will start in 2015.
She’s originally from Lyon, France. She holds two MA in Fine Art, one from “Les Beaux-Arts de Grenoble”, France (1997) & one from Chelsea College of Fine Art & Design, London (1999). She collaborates with the Camden Image Gallery in London as a curator & art consultant.

She is doing participatory/readymade performances, social sculptures, installations, drawings, videos, soundscapes & live art as her main artistic language. She used Free Improvised Music/soundscape in her performances & had played abroad & in the UK with band such as “The A Band”. She has exhibited internationally & in the UK in places such as the ICA, the South London Gallery, during the London Biennale on the lawn in front of Tate Modern/The Serpentine Gallery…

She’s curating few shows in the months coming for the Camden Image Gallery, #lab451london She was acting in few films during her artistic career & more recently in “Third Contact” filmed in London by British director Simon Horrocks, the film is now available online (www.thirdcontactmovie.com). She would be acting in the film “The Mentor” by director Ngozi Enuma in September 2014. https://www.facebook.com/TheMentored?fref=ts


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“Alchemy” participatory performance – 26/07 #lab451london Debates
tribute to the artists; James Lee Byars & Matthew Barney’s new film “A river of fundament”

 

 

Louise Ashcroft
http://louiseashcroft.info
http://louiseashcroftartist.weebly.com

Louise Ashcroft was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 1983. She makes performance, video, writing and sculpture and is co-founder of the alternative art school AltMFA. Ashcroft graduated from the Ruskin School of Art (Oxford University) with first class honours in 2004 and Birkbeck (University of London) in 2008. She studied Sculpture at The Royal College of Art (London) in 2012-13. “I react spontaneously to the world around me, exploring and questioning the situations and environments I encounter. Collecting and re-contextualising found materials, creating narratives through objects, making sculptural interventions and gestures. My work is an ongoing process of re-coding physical and cultural space to create an ever-changing vapour-trail of ideas, actions and artefacts” Ashcroft’s sculpture, video and performance work has been exhibited widely in the UK and further afield, most recently at: Technopolis [Departure Foundation, London], The Hockney Gallery [Royal College of Art, London], Performance Studies International Conference [Stanford University, USA], Christies [London], Poppositions Art Fair [Brussels], Turner Contemporary [Margate], Folkestone Triennial, Modern Art Oxford, Squid & Tabernacle [London], InTransit Festival [London] and Oxford Botanical Garde

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Oliver Evelyn-Rahr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPB3ISRoFQI

Oliver Evelyn-Rahr’s practice involves a diverse range of disciplines from performance and video to social programs and sculpture. A recent graduate of the Artist Teacher MA program at Goldsmiths, his most recent work has been exploring the complex overlapping territories between the worlds of Fine Art, Theatre and Film.

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Piers Jamson
http://www.piersjamson.com

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Piers Jamson presents ‘Self Portrait’ – a life size reverse silhouette image of himself as a Victorian Gentleman.

Original silhouette images are usually very small, and Georgian in origin being pre-photography.
The image would be created by either black paint, or a black cutout, set onto a white background.

He has reversed this process by using a single sheet of hand cut white paper,
laid over an ultra smooth black background.

As the artist is wearing Victorian clothes (his own) and not Georgian clothes, this work is not a vision of the past; perhaps a vision of a parallel reality or a vision of the future.

A Neo-Victorian future.

 

 

Ram Samocha
http://www.samocha.com/

Ram Samocha will be showing a collection of videos from his latest drawing performances and some drawings that were made during these live actions.

Ram Samocha is a multi-disciplinary artist working in performance and visual arts.
As an immigrant artist, Samocha focuses on the issues of personal and global transformation by combining drawing, video, installation, and performance. Using a personal artistic language that speaks via abstraction and the physical process of repetitive line-based actions, the work reflects on global issues while eschewing an overt political narrative.
Samocha’s work is part of various museum and private collections and has been shown in The UK, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, The United States, and Canada.


https://www.facebook.com/SamochaRam

 

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OPEN 2012, (photo by Ram Samocha)

 

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  The Sun Within 2013 (photo by Sadie Edginton)

 

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Slow Move (centre) 2013 (photo by Ram Samocha)

 

                                 

 

 

 

Sitron Panopoulos

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Sitron Panopoulos is a Greek poet/musician working in London for the past decade.
Short music poetry performance about London as seen by the eyes of the foreigner. The city I’m looking at is the land of endless options, myriads of unmade beds, transient lovers and friends that switch capitals around the globe. Using memory and geography as a starting point the show is looking the change of factors one considers when deciding to make a city their home.

 

 

Speakers:

 

Grethe Hauge
http://www.citywalkswithgrethe.com/

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“Three years ago I finally realised a long held dream and became a City of London Guide. I would like to tell you about my journey towards realising that dream and tell you about some of the interesting experiences I have had over the last three years. I see the City with new eyes and hope that I have helped others to discover things they never knew about it.”

 

 

 

2nd openings Saturday 18th of October

Performances

17:00h – 22:00h  Backroom upstairs

Meet Brian Guest (Founder and General Secretary of S.P.A.R)


 S.P.A.R Centre Camden

The Society for the Preservation of Admirable Rubble (S.P.A.R)

S.P.A.R appears courtesy of Calum F Kerr

Main space upstairs

On going impromptus 

Geraldine Gallavardin will empower her art pieces

Large room downstairs

8:00 pm

 Ram Samocha will give an introduction to his works with Q&A

 

Main space upstairs

8:30pm

Musician & poet Sitron Panopoulos

  

 

 

 

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Installation day Wednesday 15th at the Camden Image Gallery.
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A zillion thanks to the artist William Esdale for his outstanding efforts for making this night possible!

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A huge thanks to those guys at Puck Studio for sponsoring some of the technicals aspect of the exhibition.
They are a great creative team!

http://www.puckstudio.co.uk

Find the all the photographs of the exhibition:
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&
 The opening on Thursday 16th:
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Debates

 

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“Blah blah…” black ballpoint pen and colour chalk  © Geraldine Gallavardin

A night of live performances & Visual Arts on Saturday 26 of July 2014.
Lab 451; Debates  curated by Geraldine Gallavardin.
at the Camden Image Gallery, 174 Royal College Street NW1 0SP
https://www.facebook.com/events/883064878373780/?context=create&source=49

Debates; a night with speakers, discussions, argumentations along with high tunes from operatic personas, danceaholic, in situ installations, live music & video clips, video art, free improvisation & conceptual art geek…
An organic & chaotic evening of blah blah blah, to not miss!

The audience is welcome to participate & bring a text, a visual or a light object that refer to the theme & to display it in the Debates Room. (Do attach a round wire on the back of your object to hang it on the hook)
During breaks, feel free to share your story about this peculiar object & exchanges various perceptions about it.

Featuring artists; Andros Barroso & Kumar Sublevao-Beat Van Huynh Company & Elaine Mitchener, Ram Samocha, Geraldine Gallavardin, Jake Harrison & James Hodgson, Oliver Evelyn-RahrRescue A Family (Lil Ashton, Ed Lawrence), Louise Ashcroft, Oberon White ( Rhys Cook), Simon Horrocks (Si Horrocks), Nicholas Peart, The Unstitute, Pachan Ben Mehdi, Rick Risi & Gianluca Rosso, Peng Zuqiang & David MountainSimeon Baker Music 

” On a journey with raconteurs sprinkling an inch of conceptual art, raw happenings, soundscape & experimental impromptus music accompanied by merry troubadours, poets declaiming their thirst, wicked opera singers, theatreoholics; performers of all kind feasting on the possibilities to encapsulate their unframed vision of our era”…

The idea of Lab 451 is that of a moveable laboratory for international artists to express & emphasize through their own unique art form; a language, whom as a Freedom embodies the way we see & represent the world around us.

 

The title refers to the dystopian novel from the American writer Ray Bradbury published in 1953 during the McCarthy era & the French New Wave filmmaker François Truffaut who wrote & directed a film adaptation of that novel in 1966.

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.

It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451.

 

Due to the Gallery capacity, we strongly advise people to come before 7.30pm.
We’ll have refreshments & snacks for the early birds.
Free entry: Donations welcome.

 

 

Artists

 

Andros Barroso
http://androsbarroso.com

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BA in of Arts-profile media for Film and TV at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. Master in Film direction in 35mm at ECIB (Barcelona Film School) & extensive training collateral. His work ranges multiple disciplines within the audiovisual. He’s the author of several documentaries and music video, which have earned him several awards and mentions. His work as editor is extensive and he’s currently immersed in the making of “Barcelonnabis”.

For the Lab451; Debates Andros will show his last video clip featuring the musician Kumar Sublevao

 

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Kumar Sublevao Beat
www kumar.es
www.kumar.bandcamp.com

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Afro-Cuban mc and urban music producer Kumar Sublevao Beat started his career during the 90’s boom of hip hop in Havana. Influenced by Afro-Latin jazz, reggae, Afro-beat, funk and soul, Kumar’s sound is a sophisticated combination of traditional drumming samples, synths and live instruments. Sublevao Beat’s first release “De Pelicula Barrio “(LP, Universal Music), toured extensively to important shows around the world and received a great welcome from both audiences and the media. Now Sublevao beat is back with “Patakin,” a new album where his search has turned to the roots of African spirituality. Some of the artists collaborating on Patakin
include: Ojos de Brujo, Last Poets, Perico Sambeat, Jimi Tenor, Terracota and Indee Styla.

Main international performances:
Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland – Giles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura, Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France Boom Festival – Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal – Worldwide Festiva Awards, Cargo – London, England – Dunya Festival, Rótterdam, Holland – Oslo World Music Festival- Oslo, Norway – Wapi hiphop Festival. Nairobi, Kenia – Wave Love Festival- Livorno, Italia – WDR Funkhaus Europa Party, Muelheim/Ruhr, Germany

His music is based in the research into the roots of Cuban music and its African cultural heritage.
Kumar finds his mysticism in the ancient Africa, its culture, its traditions and history linked to a profound reflection about human being and modern society. Kumar moves strong criticism to our consciences, our morale, using poetry, rhymes and warm voice.
In the show ,the tradition of sacred drums and the frantic rhythm of the city come together to create the universe in this unique and charismatic Cuban artist.

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Participatory performance “Le vide…Et après” (The void…and after) photos by Gerald Curtis
for the exhibition Rhizome’0001 “The flickering of June” at the Camden Image Gallery
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Geraldine Gallavardin is a conceptual artist and a curator based in London. She’s originally from Lyon, France. She holds two MA in Fine Art, one from “Les Beaux-Arts de Grenoble”, France (1997) & one from Chelsea College of Fine Art & Design, London (1999).
She used participatory/readymade performances, social sculptures, installations, drawings, videos, soundscapes & live art as her main artistic language. She has exhibited internationally & in the UK in places such as the ICA, the South London Gallery, on the lawn in front of Tate Modern/The Serpentine Gallery…She’s curating few shows in the months coming for the Camden Image Gallery,  #lab451london
She was acting in few films during her artistic career & more recently in “Third Contact” filmed in London by British director Simon Horrocks, the film is now available online (www.thirdcontactmovie.com).
She would be acting in the film “The Mentor” by director Ngozi Enuma in September 2014.
https://www.facebook.com/TheMentored?fref=ts

 

 

Jake Harrison

Jake Harrison continues his research and lecture-demonstrations into contemporary art practice, joined by James Hodgson to discuss the potential realms of trending theatre, stylised in “multi-disciplinary” (?) art forms and didactic twaddle: Thesis; Investigating the creation of a Glossary for Metamodernism- Society Today.

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Jake performance for the Lab451; On perspective with musician Igor Lloyd
‘A Treatise on the Influence of West Northumbrian Morris Dancing in Popular Culture‘

 

 

Louise Aschcroft
louiseashcroft.info

For Lab 451; Debates Louise will show ‘Press Your Eyeballs Forcefully Against the Screen’, a video about distorted reflections and binary differences, based on walks around Canary Wharf; a part of London which is almost entirely glass. When you looks at the buildings all you see is yourself looking back at them. The title, which is present on screen throughout, instructs the viewer to physically challenge the boundary between the world inside the screen and the world outside the screen (as though commanding them to enter the screen world) and the voiceover acts as an invisible ‘film’ which is perhaps more vivid than visual imagery could be. The piece relates to the exhibition theme ‘debates’, because of the way it is centred around binaries and the space between one thing and another; the gap between self and other; the difference between this and that.

 

Louise Ashcroft was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 1983. She makes performance, video, writing and sculpture and is co-founder of the alternative art school AltMFA. Ashcroft graduated from the Ruskin School of Art (Oxford University) with first class honours in 2004 and Birkbeck (University of London) in 2008. She studied Sculpture at The Royal College of Art (London) in 2012-13.

“I react spontaneously to the world around me, exploring and questioning the situations and environments I encounter. Collecting and re-contextualising found materials, creating narratives through objects, making sculptural interventions and gestures. My work is an ongoing process of re-coding physical and cultural space to create an ever-changing vapour-trail of ideas, actions and artefacts”
Ashcroft’s sculpture, video and performance work has been exhibited widely in the UK and further afield, most recently at: Technopolis [Departure Foundation, London], The Hockney Gallery [Royal College of Art, London], Performance Studies International Conference [Stanford University, USA], Christies [London], Poppositions Art Fair [Brussels], Turner Contemporary [Margate], Folkestone Triennial, Modern Art Oxford, Squid & Tabernacle [London], InTransit Festival [London] and Oxford Botanical Gardens.

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Nicholas Peart
http://www.saatchiart.com/nicholaspeart

Nicholas Peart is an English painter and multi-media artist. His paintings are inspired through perpetually looking deep inside himself. Once when asked to describe his work he replied, ”I paint my feelings”. For him this is an integral part to understanding his work and its development. It is of great importance to him that his paintings are connected to things which are permanent, primordial and, above all, universal. Nicholas also makes short films. His debut was a collaborative film entitled ‘Into/Out Of The Blue’ which was made as part of the Rainbow exhibition for the 2012 London Biennale, directed and founded by the Filipino artist David Medalla. To date he has made, and collaborated on, seven short films.

In 2008 he embarked on a two year journey across Latin America. He began his journey in the city of Los Angeles and then proceeded to travel overland, via buses and at two stages via boat, all the way to the Argentinian city of Ushuaia located at the bottom tip of the South American continent before ending his journey in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Recently, Nicholas embarked on an eight month journey across Latin America and West Africa visiting countries he had not previously visited such as Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana, the Cape Verde islands, Senegal and Mauritania.
Nicholas has exhibited his work extensively around London. Some of the places he has exhibited at include the OvalHouse Gallery, CGP, the Menier Gallery, the Espacio Gallery, the House Gallery and the Red Gate Gallery.

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Oberon White
http://www.oberonwhite.com/

Oberon White is a performance artist drawing from the worlds of opera, cabaret and digital composition whose work touches upon themes such as digitisation, transformation and interpretation. He is currently engaged in an ongoing performative exploration of the figure of Pierrot and the theory of psychoanalysis.

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https://www.facebook.com/oberonwhiteofficial

 

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For the Lab451; Debates Oberon White will do the following piece:

 I, Pierrot – Edinburgh Fringe Preview

Operatic maverick Oberon White presents a sneak preview of his one man cabaret show for Edinburgh Fringe 2014. Enter the world of a Pierrot for the 21st-century; expect clowning, opera, poetry and the downright surreal. Dark, deadly and digital, I, Pierrot explores how technology is changing what it means to be human. A lonely stage and a cyborg clown, the world is turning upside down.

 

 

 

Oliver Evelyn-Rahr



Oliver Evelyn-Rahr’s practice involves a diverse range of disciplines from performance and video to social programs and sculpture. A recent graduate of the Artist Teacher MA program at Goldsmiths, his most recent work has been exploring the complex overlapping territories between the worlds of Fine Art, Theatre and Film.

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For Lab451london; Debates, Oliver will create “Campaign for truth”, an audience participatory work exploring themes of hierarchy, trust and subterfuge in society. Participants are invited to share their secrets privately with the artist and have their names publicised in one of two unlabeled columns. The artist’s judgment on which of these sections is composed of participants judged truthful however is never made public. Referencing Franz Kafka’s book The Trial, the work comments on how absurd and arbitrary state power can become if left unchecked.

 

 

 

Pachan Ben Mehdi
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Street-art-marrakech/384805484943222?fref=ts

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Pachan Ben Mehdi is a graffiti artist & calligrapher from Morocco.

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photo the owner of the restaurant Mama Africa

 

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He’s very active in the Moroccan art community and works in collaboration with other artists for big graffiti projects in advertisements such the local TV & the car industry. He’s also involved with the collectif “Atelier d’Art”.

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/atelier-dart/1419456211668838?fref=ts

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For #Lab451london Pachan will show a video of his work.

 

Peng Zuqiang
pengzuqiang.com

ZacBirmingham and Warwick Junction Canal.
Film, 14:30

 

A: “The canal is an artefact of nature, its functionality forgotten – it is as indifferent as a river. The canal’s identity is no longer of connection, but in its irrelevance, it only differentiates its surroundings.”

B: “The canal is external to the dominant logics of economy or technology, it appears at its most infrastructural. It is outside natural science, and the human sciences of technology and economics. ”

Two people walk the length of the Birmingham and Warwick Junction, from the city centre’s periphery to the national motorway network. Inspired by the canal’s obselecense, the journey prompts a sustained but fragmented conversation.
Peng Zuqiang is a filmmaker based in London. He also works as a freelance writer and translator. His research is informed by different coordinates of Chinese contemporary experience. Recent projects look at the Complexities around television broadcasting and its distributions; mythologies and symbolisms behind new architectures built in China; Renovation in Chinese cities and the peculiarities of urbanisms. His works sit at the cross section of personal stories with the greater political/urban conditions.
In collaboration with David Mountain davemnt.wordpress.com
David Mountain is a recent graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London, writing on urbanism, geography, music and architecture. His writings attempt to critically illuminate places at which politics, philosophy and everyday experience are tangible and fragile.

 

 

 

Ram Samocha
http://www.samocha.com/

”The Flag”
Drawing Performance by Ram Samocha

Symbols, signs, structures, territories and instability are some of the theme in the drawing performance of the Israeli/Canadian artist Ram Samocha.
As an immigrant artist Samocha focuses on the issues of personal and global transformation by combining drawing, video, animation, and performance.
Samocha speaks through powerful lines and vigorous body gestures. He creates a unique language of drawing while “dancing” through the physical process of repetitive line-based actions.

“The Flag” was originally a two hours drawing performance, with a projection and sound, that Ram Samocha created at ]performance s p a c e [ on London’s First Thursdays 7.2.2013. The size of the canvas on which the artist draws on was 350x450cm.

 

Ram Samocha is a studio artist at ]performance s p a c e [ London. His work is part of various museum and private collections and has been shown in The UK, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, the United States and Canada.

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http://www.youtube.com/ramsamocha

 

 

 

 Rescue A Family
rescueafamily.net

Rescue A Family makes synth driven indie music with visuals for all songs, mainly based around our own footage, which we run live at our shows using VJ software. The band is Lil Ashton (melodies, lyrics, vocals, visuals, insectoid mewling) and Ed Lawrence (music, production, visuals, a damn fine cup of coffee).

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Live set “Judgement/Silence/Orion” for the Lab451

 

 

 

 Gianluca Rosso
http://www.artslant.com/ global/artists/show/364605- gianluca-rosso

Gianluca Rosso

For a long time in unstable balance between music and visual arts. In 1998 he begun to “work the video” and from that moment it has coexisted with painting, but also with digital photo and graphics, producing mutual interferences. Gianluca doesn’t have a preference about the medium, but the idea and the contamination among medias. He used for a long time the technique of the “scratch video” typical in England of the eighties. The musicians friends helped him to develop its projects, most of them as live-acts where video, painting and music was mixed among them.

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RICK Risi
http://rickrisi.org/bio

Singer/Songwriter/Composer very much involved with World music and unconventional folk/rock.
Recorded his first Album “Rick Risi I” in 2000, up till now he has recorded four Albums, the last one being “No shadow detected” 2013.
He wrote two poetry collections “The boat of empty sorrow” and “A cathedral in the desert”, also wrote music for several art videos, animation movies and documentaries.

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Simeon Baker
simeonbaker.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/Simeonbakermusic?ref=ts&fref=ts

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Musician from Australia. Currently working on music in London Uk. Simeon Baker is a busker (street performer) From Adelaide. His unique style captures crowds of people who pass by, entranced and enthralled by his Incredible talent and technical skill. He has been on young talent time with Breaking Rundle and plays gigs around Adelaide with Jake Heading as “The Quartermiles.

 

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Simon Horrocks is a London based writer/director. His micro-budget cult hit Third Contact was shot from £4000 on a basic consumer camcorder and went on to screen at the prestigious Hof Fim Festival in Germany. Last year, he used kickstarter.com to raise £15,000 for theatrical distribtion going on to hire the BFI IMAX for the film’s “global” premiere – broadcasting the show, including the following director’s Q&A, to over 30 countries.

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http://www.thirdcontactmovie.com

 

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For #Lab451london Simon will have a open discussion about filming & crowd funding.

 

 

The Unstitute:
www.theunstitute.org

The Unstitute is an ‘Evolving Interactive Environment’, which consists of a series of makeshift sites and excavations created in the form of a digital burrow. Built to offer challenges to establishment language and practise, The Unstitute creates and curates multi-media digital projects, manifesto writing machines and anarchic web-design as well as supporting up to four online residencies per year and a monthly video-channel as a part of its ongoing Participation programme.
Each department of The Unstitute’s virtual building constitutes a series of movements which proliferate into extensions and entrances, holes and dead-ends, annexes and chambers – never singular, absolute, permanent, profound – always plural, temporary, mobile, superficial.

‘Royal Male or Coppola’s Spyglass’ (11min, 2009)

 


Synopsis:
In ‘Coppola’s Spyglass or Royal Male’ we try to merge analytical and impulsive, libidinal energy of the creative process investigating the so called ‘woman’s question’. We have attempted to critique the cultural, historical and symbolic role that women appropriate, desire and are assigned in society, the clichés and definitions associated with the feminine and the role that language plays in the creation of gender. Our concern was to investigate what type of language a woman could define for herself as an individual and whether existing language could facilitate the enhancement of individuals regardless of sex.

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Van Huynh Company
https://www.facebook.com/VanHuynhCompany?fref=ts

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Neither Gudgeons nor Capooses is test piece, a contemporary exploration of historical text/experimental poetry and historic soundscapes using sound and movement and drawing on past traditions and modern interpretations. The work was first presented at the invitation of Prof. David Toop’s Archive Breathing event at Central St Martin’s in April 2014. For the 26 July we will continue to explore this area as a duo.
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For #lab451london Van Huynh Company will do a duo with vocalist Elaine Mitchener
http://elainemitchener.wordpress.com
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Vocalist Elaine Mitchener is noted for her mixture of styles drawing from sources as varied as contemporary new music, gospel, soul, jazz, and experimental/free improvisation. In recent years she has worked with Steve Beresford, Brodsky Quartet, John Butcher, Attila Csihar, Dam van Huynh, Max Eastley, John Edwards, Luc Ex, Bobby Few, Luca Francesconi, Heiner Goebbels, Henry Grimes, Tony Hymas, Wouter van Looy, Christian Marclay, Phil Minton, David Moss, Lauren Newton, Maggie Nichols, Evan Parker, Mark Sanders, Cleveland Watkiss, Matt Wright, David Toop and Roger Turner. Extra-curricular activities include gigs as a vocalist Phil Minton’s Feral Voices, Aphex Twin and Goldie.
MAY 2014 Robert Wyatt Project: Cuckooland Revisted with the Brodsky Quartet, Tony Hymas and Matt Wright, Sounds New Festival.
JUNE 2014 Film showing: Of Leonardo da Vinci (Toop, Lewis, Mitchener), Spitalfields Music at Rich Mix produced by Third Ear.
JUNE 2014 Goldie, Heritage Orchestra: TIMELESS (Sine Tempore), Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall.

 

 

 

Line up performances:

Oliver Evelyn-Rahr – Performance Art “Campaign for truth” (on going during the day)
Nicholas Peart – Performance Art “Oxygen”
Simon Horrocks – Discussion about filming & crowd funding 
Jake harrison & James Hodgson – Theater “Investigating the creation of a Glossary for Metamodernism-Society Today”

1h Interval         with Rescue A Family live set “Judgement/Silence/Orion” + video clips (small room downstairs)

                             Art videos showreel (big room downstairs)
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Geraldine Gallavardin – Performance Art “Alchemy” 
Van Huynh Company & Elaine Mitchener – Dance & vocals 
Oberon White – “I,Pierrot” clowning, opera, poetry 
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Interval             Rescue A Family & video clips
                           Art videos showreel
                           Debates room

End 22.30 pm

Videos showreel:

The Unstitute
Andros Barroso & Kumar Sublevao
Louise Ashcroft
Pachan Ben Mehdi
Rick Risi & Gianluca Rosso
Peng Zuqiang & David Mountain
Ram Samocha

Find our FB album:
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Email lab451london@gmail.com for any queries
@gerigallavardin #lab451london

The exhibitions: Rhizome’0001

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pencil drawing “Rhizomatic’0001”  © Geraldine Gallavardin

A one day exhibition with talks & impromptus on Saturday 7th of June.
Rhizome’0001 – “The flickering synapses of June” curated by Geraldine Gallavardin.
at the Camden Image Gallery, 174 Royal Street, NW1 OSP – From 12am to 21h
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The show Rhizome is a mental ballad; hiking through creative processes, systems of thoughts, art synapses.
A fusion of conceptual art, raw & participatory installations, soundscape, video art, sculptures & engaging speakers with passionate stories sharing their uniqueness; revealing rooted intellects in a mind-blowing one-day exhibition.

with Alison Evelyn-Rahr, Calum F. KerrChristoph Both-Asmus, Gerald Royston Curtis, Geraldine Gallavardin, Oliver Evelyn-Rahr, Ram Samocha, Sadie Edginton

Principles
Deleuze and Guattari introduce A Thousand Plateaus by outlining the concept of the rhizome (quoted from A Thousand Plateaus):
• 1 and 2: Principles of connection and heterogeneity: “…any point of a rhizome can be connected to any other, and must be,”
• 3. Principle of multiplicity: only when the multiple is effectively treated as a substantive, “multiplicity” that it ceases to have any relation to the One
• 4. Principle of a signifying rupture: a rhizome may be broken, but it will start up again on one of its old lines, or on new lines
5 and 6: Principle of cartography and decalcomania: a rhizome is not amenable to any structural or generative model; it is a “map and not a tracing”
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“The concept of the Rhizome as developed by Deleuze and Guattari in A Thousand Plateaus is highly relevant to a discussion of a shifting configuration of media-elements; a conflation of language systems.”
Teri Hoskin (http://ensemble.va.com.au/enslogic/index.html)

Sadie Edginton will perform in the afternoon in the small room downstairs & Geraldine Gallavardin will do an impromptu around 8pm.

Speakers:

3:30pm – Grethe Hauge, City of London Tour Guide

5:30 – Kelly Lovelady, Principal Conductor and founding Artistic Director of London’s all-Australian chamber orchestra Ruthless Jabiru

 

 

Artists:

 

Alison Evelyn-Rahr

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My work deals with everyday objects, familiar at a distance with a disquieting edge on closer inspection.

 

Calum F. Kerr

..and many more (Rhizosound 2014) – Calum F Kerr

…and many more is a series in which Calum F Kerr uses a short-time in a space to remix ongoing and previous themes. There will be a number of site-specific projects presented out of their original context as tableaux. Activate the objects and sounds with the artist assuming various guises through discussion. Visitors can also create their own soundscapes to be recorded as the day progresses. This follows from ‘…and many more’ at the Wiebke Morgan Gallery (2007) and the Dalston Underground Studios open weekend (2011).
In this conception from the multiple rhizomatic strands new possibilities are created.

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Christoph Both-Asmus
http://www.christophbothasmus.de/index.php?/works/tree-walker/

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Christoph Both-Asmus (b. 1984, Germany) is currently living and working in Berlin (DE), Shizuoka (JP) and Amsterdam (NL). In 2010 he completed his MFA at the Sandberg Institute for Fine Arts Amsterdam (NL). Both-Asmus’ interdisciplinary work mainly focuses on performative film, video and sculpture. He exhibited amongst the greatest art shows around Europe, including Art Pie Amsterdam, Istanbul Art Fair and Re Rotterdam. In recent years Christoph Both-Asmus’ work has been exhibited together with fellow Documenta artist David de Medalla and Venice Biennale artist Pedro Calapez in Berlin. After being funded by the Mondriaan Fund Amsterdam in 2011 and 2012 he has been working on his film The Tree Walker.
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The Dream

“One day, I was looking at the sky out of the window of my 4th floor studio. I could see the tree tops above the window frame. In my imagination I saw myself like a projection balancing almost weightlessly on the highest and most fragile branches. Sinking deep into that dream, reeling; afraid of falling, pushing the thought away, I moved forward over the canopy’s thinnest branches.” Christoph Both-Asmus (extracts)

Context

“Tree Walker“ is a performative film project that challenges gravity physically as well as aesthetically. Christoph Both-Asmus deals with weightlessness, levitation, and flight of the human body, which has been a dream of mankind throughout centuries. Despite common sense, the artist tries to create the illusion of escaping earth’s gravity. In his “Tree Walker“, Christoph Both-Asmus emphasises the continuity between man and nature, which place this art work within the tradition of the sublime aesthetics and the canon of romanticism.

 

The phenomenological insight, that I percieved from contemplating my daydream, is that nobody could make up something like reality, that our world is a fantastic and mysterious place.
Working on THE TREE WALKER my aim is to give you a glimpse of the experience that my daydream has given me. I hope that seeing THE TREE WALKER will sharpen the senses of people, allowing the open minded to see reality from a completely different perspective, to make a percipience and appreciation of the world around us possible.

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Gerald Curtis & Ram Samocha

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Body Document (to remember/zapamiętać), 2014

BODY DOCUMENT is an ongoing drawing project that reflects collaboration between two artists in a sequence of repetitive drawing performances. In the performance Gerald write the word ‘zapamietac’ (to remember in Polish) while Ram writes a count down of numbers from 9 to 0.
In each performance, the approach of the artist to the drawing and to each other changes creating new interaction and a distinct act of drawing.

Ram Samocha is a studio artist at ]performance s p a c e [ London. His work is part of various museum and private collections and has been shown in The UK, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, the United States and Canada
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Gerald Curtis is an artist and writer working in performance. Gerald also co-directs Navigate with artist Sadie Edginton. http://www.navigateworkshop.tumblr.com
Contact: gerald.curtis87@gmail.com
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Geraldine Gallavardin

For Rhizome’0001 Geraldine Gallavardin will do an in-situ installation “Le vide…ET après” (The Void & after) a piece about presence/absence, a subtlety about the relationship between painting & conceptual art.
She will perform there “void & nothing…” a tribute to Yves Klein (The Void) & Gustav Metzger (The artist thinks nothing).

1st Act: “Blanc sur blanc” (white on white) – A visual thought of nothing, which will be draw as Void.

2nd Act: “Yves Klein’s ether” – The Blue Klein in a single gesture.


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“A mort les cubistes” (to death the cubists) – London
participatory & soundscape performance at studio 180, Oct 13

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Geraldine Gallavardin is a conceptual artist and a curator based in London. She’s originally from Lyon, France. She holds two MA in Fine Art, one from “Les Beaux-Arts de Grenoble”, France (1997) & one from Chelsea College of Fine Art & Design, London (1999).
She used participatory/readymade performances, installations, drawings, videos, soundscapes & live art as her main artistic language. She has exhibited internationally & in the UK in places such as the ICA, the South London Gallery, on the lawn in front of Tate Modern/The Serpentine Gallery…She’s curating three shows in the months coming for the Camden Image Gallery, http://www.lab451london.com.
She was acting in few films during her artistic career & more recently in “Third Contact” filmed in London by British director Simon Horrocks, the film is touring at the moment in USA (www.thirdcontactmovie.com).
She would be acting in the film “The Mentor” by director Ngozi Enuma in September 2014.

 

 


Oliver Evelyn-Rahr



Oliver Evelyn-Rahr’s practice involves a diverse range of disciplines from performance and video to social programs and sculpture. A recent graduate of the Artist Teacher MA program at Goldsmiths, his most recent work has been exploring the complex overlapping territories between the worlds of Fine Art, Theatre and Film.

 

Sadie Edginton

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Sadie Edginton is an artist looking at social situations. With a grounding in sculpture, she uses materials and modes of communication to persuade different levels of participation, questioning the audience/ volunteer divide.
Sadie has worked with Hackney wickED Festivals Education team since 2011, is part of exchange projects, and recently co-funded NAVIGATE in 2013, a roving performative two-way education project.

 

 

 

Speakers:

 

 

Grethe Hauge, City of London Tour Guide

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“Three years ago I finally realised a long held dream and became a City of London Guide. I would like to tell you about my journey towards realising that dream and tell you about some of the interesting experiences I have had over the last three years. I see the City with new eyes and hope that I have helped others to discover things they never knew about it.”

 

Kelly Lovelady, Principal Conductor and founding Artistic Director of London’s all-Australian chamber orchestra Ruthless Jabiru

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For any proposals contact me at lab451london@gmail.com
or on my FB, Geraldine Gallavardin
@gerigallavardin #lab451london

 

Rhizome’0001 © Geraldine Gallavardin

 

Next Rhizome’0002 would be from the 16 until the 19th of October 2014 at the Camden Image Gallery in London.

 

On Perspective

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A night of live performances & Visual Arts on Saturday 1st of February 2014.
Lab451London; On perspective  curated by Geraldine Gallavardin.
at the Camden Image Gallery, 174 Royal College Street NW1 0SP
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” On a journey with raconteurs sprinkling an inch of conceptual art, raw happenings, soundscape & experimental impromptus music accompanied by merry troubadours, poets declaiming their thirst, wicked opera singers, theatreoholics; performers of all kind feasting on the possibilities to encapsulate their unframed vision of our era”…

featuring artists; Stella Grasso (Ste L La), Gerald Royston CurtisVictor EssesSitron PanopoulosSadie EdgintonRam SamochaChris Woltman, Tex Royale (Happy Buthday), Geraldine Gallavardin, Jake Harrison, Ivor Lloyd, Oliver Evelyn-RahrRescue A Family (Lil Ashton, Ed Lawrence), Louise Ashcroft, Choterina Freer, Joanne HoughtonMelanie ColesPeng Zuqiang, Oberon White ( Rhys Cook), Priya SaujaniCalum F. KerrMiyuki Kasahara ArtDavid MedallaAdam NankervisDaniel Kupferberg, Leonora Aunstrup, Anu Bankole

The idea of Lab 451 is that of a moveable laboratory for international artists to express & emphasize through their own unique art form; a language, whom as a Freedom embodies the way we see & represent the world around us.

The title refers to the dystopian novel from the American writer Ray Bradbury published in 1953 during the McCarthy era & the French New Wave filmmaker François Truffaut who wrote & directed a film adaptation of that novel in 1966.
Due to the Gallery capacity, we strongly advise people to come before 7.30pm.
We’ll have refreshments & snacks for the early birds. Donations would be appreciated.

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.

It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451.

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projection of the film by the entrance of the Camden Image Gallery

 

Artists:

Adam Nankervis
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Adam Nankervis is an artist and curator who has infused social, conceptual and experimental practice in his lived in nomadic museum, museum MAN, and his ongoing project ‘another vacant space’. His immersion into the experimentation of social sculptural forms and aesthetic collisions are a trademark of his art.
His ongoing project ‘another vacant space’, has re-manifested in Berlin Wedding 2011, since being founded in an abandoned shoe shop on Mercer Street NYC in 1992. The project focuses on the re-emergence of the hidden in subject, content and theory, the ephemeral, exploring the art of creative destruction and reconstruction inviting contemporary artists and the historical.
His curatorial practice is infused within his own projects, Blurprint of The Senses, Liverpool Biennale, 2006, A Spires Embers, Arsenal Kiev 2009,’ iIsolation’, Izolyatsia Donetsk, Ukraine 2010, including, with Leo Kuelbs & Rachel Rits-Vollochs – A Wake, Dumbo Arts Center, NYC November 2012.

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Adam Nankervis, in collaboration with David Medalla, formed The Mondrian Fan Club, & is the International Coordinator of the London Biennale 2000–2014 which was founded as a free-form artist initiative.

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David Medalla and Adam Nankervis‘s performance ” Mondrian Fan Club “
at Another Vacant Space Gallery in Berlin

MFC Adam and David
photo by Daniel kupferberg 31 December 2013

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photo on display at the Lab 451

 

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Anu Bankole is an accessories designer handmade in London, England. The innovative use of sculpture, photography, film and fine art with the inspiration of Africa creates beautiful pieces that represent a great self worth and ultimately self-love.

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For Lab 451, she will present a short music video
Eagle Eye” is a photography stop motion animation music video created by visual artist Anu Bankole with collaboration of singer-song writer “Adenike”. The video follows the 5 stages of grief that Adenike laments within as she attempts to tie her African head dress (GELE) in the most socially acceptable style to reflect her self worth. The video is a voyeuristic look through her mirror reflection as she visually goes through the emotions of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

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Calum F Kerr – ‘5 X 451’ (Performance)
Self-portrait photographic images (‘Selfies’) are banned, any such images posted online are immediately erased, any found on mobile or home devices are destroyed and the takers severely punished as a lesson against narcissism. Five old photographs have been found, do they offer an escape from the law?

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Calum F Kerr Miyuki Kasahara
Rhône Nucléaire:
Chasing the Dragon 
(Digital Video 8min 32s)
In May 2013 Miyuki Kasahara and Calum F. Kerr walked specific points along the ‘nuclear corridor’ of the Rhone Valley, France as part of their residency in Marseille-Provence for DeCentrederSpace. Their journey, recorded in film and sound, included Marcoule Nuclear Research Facility and Tricastin near Pierrelatte, one of the largest Nuclear plants in France, run by Areva and EDF, a major sponsor of Marseille-Provence Capital of Culture 2013. decentrederspace.org

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Choterina Freer
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Choterina Freer’s work involves digital manipulation, 3D animation, web projects, and texts in the examination and definition of a new digital social realism.
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Chris is playing three original songs on the acoustic guitar for this performance.
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Chris Woltman
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Daniel Kupferberg
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Daniel Kupferberg is a Berlin-based artist with Danish/German and mixed-European origins. His works play out on a multitude of interwoven layers, from language and narratives to myths and current realities.
Kupferberg’s oeuvre emcompasses ecological concerns. His multifarious explorations are based on political events, body politics, occupation/ergonomics, inhabitation/architecture and utopian models. Kupferberg’s practice is elastic, combining musical and narrative structures, sculptural and interventional tactics in a broad range of media, including (often processual) collage, sculpture, installation, photography, video, drawing, poetry and performance, with an attitude that lingers between naïvité, irony, mischief, eroticism and sincerity.

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“Bark” (2004), multiple, various measurements

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David Medalla
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David Medalla (born 1942) is a Filipino international artist. His work ranges from sculpture and kinetic art to painting, installation and performance art. At the age of 12 he was admitted at Columbia University in New York. His work was included in Harald Szeemann’s exhibition ‘Weiss auf Weiss’ (1966) and ‘Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form’ (1969) and in the DOCUMENTA 5 exhibition in 1972 in Kassel. In the early 1960s he moved to the United Kingdom and co-founded the Signals Gallery in London in 1964, which presented international kinetic art. He was editor of the Signals news bulletin from 1964 to 1966. In 1967 he initiated the Exploding Galaxy, an international confluence of multi-media artists. From 1974 – 1977 he was chairman of Artists for Democracy, an organisation dedicated to ‘giving material and cultural support to liberation movements worldwide’ and director of the Fitzrovia Cultural Centre in London. In New York, in 1994, he founded the Mondrian Fan Club with Adam Nankervis as vice-president.[1] Between 1 January 1995 and 14 February 1995 David Medalla rented a space at 55 Gee Street London, in which he lived and exhibited. David Medalla has lectured at the Sorbonne, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art of New York, Silliman University and the University of the Philippines, the Universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht, the New York Public Library, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Canterbury, Warwick and Southampton in England, the Slade School of Fine Art, St. Martin’s. He was the founder and director of the London Biennale in 1998, a “do-it-yourself” free arts festival. David Medalla has won awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation of America.

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Gerald Curtis

Memory Document, 2014
Memory Document is a performance by Gerald Curtis developed in response to Ram Samocha‘s video work Body Count selected for Lab 451. The performance sees Gerald write the word ‘zapamietac’ (memorise) onto the wall repeatedly over two periods while pronouncing the letters in Polish.
Gerald Curtis is an artist and writer working in performance. Gerald also co-directs Navigate with artist Sadie Edginton. navigateworkshop.tumblr.com
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Geraldine Gallavardin
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For Lab 451; On perspective Geraldine will perform Le theater et son double:”La  Peste” (The theatre & its double: The Plague) followed by “L’étranger” (The Stranger)

Readymade performance & social sculpture inspired by Albert Camus‘s novel set during colonial France & Antonin Artaud. Géraldine will re-explore moments of dance, theater, film to encapsulate themes such as madness, racial discrimination, autocracy. In the second part through a participatory and soundscape performance, she’ll be enlightening American multiracial subculture. This metaphorical piece is a tribute for those seen as outcasts by their communities and society. Questioning what freedom is, what tolerance is and how a multicultural society has created visionary individuals; some of them have carried through their entire career a message of rebellion and their unique art form has transformed and incarnated the spirit of their era.

You’ll come across Albert Camus’s existentialism, Antonin Arthaud’s Theatre of Cruelty, Jimmy Hendrix (special treat), Andy Warhol and The Velvet Underground, Jean-Luc Goddard’s film “Alphaville” & Josephine Baker’s famous satire…

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Ivor lloyd & Jake Harrison

 “Influenced by European models of performance and post modernism, Jake Harrison and Ivor Lloyd reference the mundane and the spectacular to present a treatise on art and cultural history using ritual, music, games and Werner Herzog.” Title of performance for the Lab 451 : ‘A Treatise on the Influence of West Northumbrian Morris Dancing in Popular Culture
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Joanne Houghton
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Joanne studied at Trinity College of Music in Greenwich and works as a freelance oboist and music teacher around London and the South East. She regularly performs with orchestras, playing modern and historical oboes and also enjoys street performance.
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For the Lab 451:
Elliott Carter (b.1908) – Inner Song (1992)
Inner song for solo oboe is the second piece in a Trilogy for oboe and harp composed by Elliott Carter. It was written for Heinz Holliger to perform at a festival of Stefan Wolpe’s music in April 1992, in Witten, Germany. Carter gave this piece the motto: “Words still peter out into what cannot be expressed…” , from Rainer Maria Rilke’s ‘Sonette an Orpheus, II. 10′. The piece goes to the extreme ranges of the instrument in quick succession and employs a range of harmonics and multiphonics.

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Leonara Aunstrup

Leonora Aunstrup lives and works between London and Copenhagen.
She graduated from Central St Martins School of Art and Design in 2010 with a BA in fine art. After graduation she has worked on numerous community lift art projects in and around Copenhagen, part of the collaborative group Reverb. As well as exhibiting as one half of the art duo Aunstrup and Hafslund. Her practice explores issues of social change, and how the creation of aesthetic space may cause new relationships, meetings and dialogues.blogborder

Louise Ashcroft
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[1983] lives and works in London
Louise graduated from the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, with first class honours in 2004. In 2012-13 she studied sculpture at The Royal College of Art in London.
“I react spontaneously to the world around me, exploring and questioning the situations and environments I encounter. Collecting and re-contextualising found materials, creating narratives through objects, making sculptural interventions and gestures. My work is an ongoing process of re-coding physical and cultural space to create an ever-changing vapour-trail of ideas, actions and artefacts”
Ashcroft’s sculpture, video and performance work has been exhibited widely in the UK and further afield, most recently at: Technopolis [Departure Foundation, London], The Hockney Gallery [Royal College of Art, London], Performance Studies International Conference [Stanford University, USA], Christies [London], Poppositions Art Fair [Brussels], Turner Contemporary [Margate], Folkestone Triennial, Modern Art Oxford, Squid & Tabernacle [London], InTransit Festival [London] and Oxford Botanical Gardens.

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Melanie Coles
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Born in Canada and based in London, artist Melanie Coles works primarily with collage, although her work spans from video to large-scale installation to 3D optical illusion.
Originating from a town of 4000 in the Northern most tip of the Great Basin Desert, Coles began using discarded books and objects as the source of her collages. Often abstract or distorted, forms range from miniature sculptures to 90 square foot xerox prints, experimental art zines to 1300 square foot public paintings.

Video shown with the show reel:
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Single image animated with a xerox photocopier. Still & sound clip from Orson Welles’ The Immortal Story.

 

 

Miyuki Kasahara
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Miyuki Kasahara is inspired by many social and political issues particularly at present our attitudes to Nuclear Power. She is also interested in cross-cultural myths and folklore, and the memories or stories of people she encounters. In response to the Fukushima disaster March 2011, She will be showing her work at Bury Art Museum as part of the Asia Triennial Manchester September – November 2014.

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Oberon White
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Oberon White is a performance artist drawing from the worlds of opera, cabaret and digital composition whose work touches upon themes such as digitisation, transformation and interpretation.  He is currently engaged in an ongoing performative exploration of the figure of Pierrot and the theory of psychoanalysis.

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Oliver Evelyn-Rahr
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Oliver Evelyn-Rahr’s practice involves a diverse range of disciplines from performance and video to social programs and sculpture. A recent graduate of the Artist Teacher MA program at Goldsmiths, his most recent work has been exploring the complex overlapping territories between the worlds of Fine Art, Theatre and Film.

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In Remote Desire Oliver Evelyn-Rahr and Geraldine Gallavardin explore selected correspondence from the twenty year love affair between the writers Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin, two artists united by an infatuation with each other but separated by circumstance. Referencing the illicit nature of their relationship, their passion for psychoanalysis and their beliefs in a hidden world ‘…..a world behind (this world) which is the real world’¹  the performance utilises both the potentially deceptive nature of digital technology and the drama of theatrical subterfuge. It also develops re-occuring themes in both Evelyn-Rahr and  Gallavardin’s previous works including the paradox of simultaneous presence and absence, the liminal boundary between truth and fiction and the evocation of past lives.
Henry Miller, The Henry Miller Odyssey (1969)
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Peng Zuquiang
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Sky Cities (2013), Video, 13:52
Sky Cities tells the story of the filmmaker’s search for the tallest building on earth, a new project initiated by an engineering giant based in the city of Changsha. The filmmakers traces the horizontality and verticality of both the Sky City and Changsha city through travelling  and filming in both context. The film asks a question which Project Sky City  also seems to address, ‘What is a true change in urban living environment?”

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Priya Saujani
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Priya works with the condition of gender and its appearance, the tension of national identity and a kind of alter-feminism through the ‘provocative’ scenario. Her work finds root in engineered live art situations that highlight her biography through an interstice of inverted cultural stereotype, knowing, unknowing and intimacy.
’11’ this particular shot was a performance at The Glorious Trauma Festival.

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Ram Samocha
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Ram Samocha’s Body Count (2011) is a 20min black and white video performance in which the artist performs the drawing of 0 through 9 and 9 through 0. This video, which will run in loop, was spicily edited so that the views would not be certain if the count is going up or down: from 0-9 or 9-0.

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Rescue A Family
rescueafamily.net

Rescue A Family makes synth driven indie music with visuals for all songs, mainly based around our own footage, which we run live at our shows using VJ software. The band is Lil Ashton (melodies, lyrics, vocals, visuals, insectoid mewling) and Ed Lawrence (music, production, visuals, a damn fine cup of coffee).

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photo by Anne-Marie Nankivell – Ed at the Lab 451

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Sadie Edginton
cargocollective.com/sadieedginton

Sadie Edginton is an artist looking at social situations. With a grounding in sculpture, she uses materials and modes of communication to persuade different levels of participation, questioning the audience/ volunteer divide.
Sadie has worked with Hackney wickED Festivals Education team since 2011, is part of exchange projects, and recently co-funded NAVIGATE in 2013, a roving performative two-way education project.

Sadie Edginton (UK) and Leonora Aunstrup (Denmark) met through a sublet. 13 months later they created ‘What Audience?’ a night of performance, sound and projection in the crumbling Old Dentist on Chatsworth road (April 2013).

For Lab 451: On perspective, Sadie and Leonora will work together to devise their first collaborative performance. Using bread, string and other ephemeral materials, they will construct and devise changing structures intervening on the moving crowd on a break. The growingaudience can join to take control over chance and make time to celebrate a natural quite plain, simple, unique aesthetic moment of life.Its‘ not about filling in all gaps when it is the gaps that makes the music’
Share your break with us… make it into something. Make it count.
Just remember ‘not hurrying to get where the others go, but to make something of what you got.’

Title: LIVE ON A STICK

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Sitron Panopoulos
sitronpoetry.com
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Sitron Panopoulos is a Greek poet/musician working in London for the past decade.
Short music poetry performance about London as seen by the eyes of the foreigner.  The city I’m looking at is the land of endless options, myriads  of unmade beds, transient lovers and friends that switch capitals around the globe.  Using memory and geography as a starting point the show is looking the change of factors one considers when deciding to make a city their home. 

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photo by Geraldine Gallavardin at the Lab 451

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Stella Grasso
stellagrasso.wordpress.com

“I have studied photography at Kensington and Chelsea College where I had the opportunity to approach the medium from different angles, finding my own way to express myself through the lens. My “natural habitat” is the street, travel and documentary . Recently getting closer to fine art & conceptual photography.  I am a very keen black and white analogue photographer, I love experimenting with old alternative processes and techniques.”

Iside Out/Upside Down  – Il cielo in una stanza
“A series of digital photographs taken inside camera obscuras which I recreated into different people’s rooms. Inspired by a very famous Italian pop song from the 60’s “Il cielo in una Stanza” (the sky in a room), this project discovers new landscapes and  portrays women in their rooms, alone, with the view from outside projected inside upside down (by the physical principle of the camera obscura), exploring the concepts of inner and outer, solitude, identity and spaces.” One photo from the series pictures Geraldine Gallavardin in her flat.

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Tex Royale
screenkid.co.uk

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photography by Oliver Rudkin

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at the Lab 451


Victor Esses

Victor Esses is a theatre maker with experience in directing, writing and performing. He also writes poetry. He is always keen to experiment with new mediums. This is an experiment. You might be shaken.
Performance for the Lab 451:   “Earthquakes”


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Thanks to the large respond from all the wonderful artists involved in this show. You all astonished me with exciting in-situ pieces & challenging experiments for the first night of the Lab 451 in London. You all made it possible in creating a very meaningful evening.

Zillion thanks to the Gallerist Elena Chimonas for offering me “carte blanche” in her lovely space & to all our friends & visitors for their warm welcome.

To the dedicate friends & relative that worked very hard to share their skills & gave me support during the preparation of this project & on the night.

Keep your agenda handy, next project would be on the Saturday 7th of June, the Saturday 26 of July and in October from the 16 to the 19.

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For any proposals contact me at lab451london@gmail.com

 

 

Review by Priya Saujani, Artist & Art Gallery Floor Manager at Barbican Centre

“The experience working with Geraldine, for the Lab on 1.02.14 at Camden Image Gallery, was one of high professional standard not just with the event its self, but the demeanour she set with the Artists from the beginning. I think with further support and funding this night would prove to be an extremely important night for the development for artists but also introducing London to a mixture of work that with this night would be accessible and prove a gem of London. Geraldine worked hard to accomplish a very complex set of art disciplines to flow on a highly attended night. It must have taken a lot of time and organisation to do this alongside her own engaging performance piece. Geraldine’s fine eye for curation and detail juxtaposed with the ease acceptance of flow and also intuitive nature of bringing different artists together was also invaluable for me. This encouraged open conversations and also opportunity to make further work with artists that you may have not seen before – the night definitely was open to opportunity, and hope to see some more.”

 

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Email: lab451london@gmail.com for any queries
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