‘The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.’
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
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.
Cluster Bomb [collective]
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.
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.
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:
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:
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’.
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.
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.
Glenn’s book will be on sale on the day if you wish to
order it contact the artist directly.
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 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
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
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.
For the Messengers – Donut Press 2011
Paperback collection of poetry
108 pages, r.r.p. £10.00
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
Bermuda Triangle Test Engineers
Since 2015, with Melanie Clifford, Howard Jacques and Nick Wilsdon. Weekly transmissions.
Jude also has been producing a series of amazing Dada videos.
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[.
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.
For MOVEMENT, Lynn is doing a participatory performance about nomadism, homing pigeons, topophilia, exploration and ultima thule.
“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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
Mizutama Shobodan, Mizutama Shobodan
Do the Karaoke, Frank Chickens
Welcome to Dreamland, Honeymoons, Mizutama Shobodan
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
Performances are kicking at 6pm
Ian Mc Gowan – bottle guitar ‘The Unstatic’
Glenn Fitzpatrick as ‘The drawing machine’
Downstairs Flange Zoo set + Cluster Bomb Collective’s video
Upstairs Glenn Fitzpatrick‘s drawings + Cluster Bomb’s sculpture
Lynn Charlotte Lu
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
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 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.
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