CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER
THURS 6 MAY 2010
12 noon – 11.30pm
at the ICA LIVE WEEKEND
PRODUCED BY DAVID GRYN
As part of David Gryn’s LIve Weekend at the ICA, David Blandy’s day, “Choose Your Character” on Thurs 6th May, will celebrate a variety of different fan-behaviours and sub-cultural obsessions that reflect the artist’s own passions. Including rooms featuring a Street Fighter IV tournament and Turntablist DJing, alongside a record market and Cosplayers
Features live music from Infinite Livez, King Cannibal, turntablists DJ Phaze, DJ Shorty, DJ CutWild, g-man and Priority Deluxe, music stalls from Ninja Tunes, Rough Trade, Soul & Dance Exchange and Flashback, hardcore fighting game tournament organisers Neo Empire and cosplayers the Rebel Legion and Heroes Alliance UK.
See – My Philosophy trailer
DAVID BLANDY INFO
David Blandy (b. 1976, London) lives and works in London, using video, performance and comics to address identity formation and its relationship to popular culture. Blandy searches for his cultural position in the world, often useing humour to ask just how much the self is formed by its immersion in the world of records, films and television, and whether the answers to life’s questions can be found in these mass-produced objects. He has exhibited at venues such as The Bluecoat as part of the 2008 Liverpool Biennial, Turner Contemporary, Margate, The Baltic, Gateshead, Spike Island, Bristol, 176, London, Artprojx Space, Platform China Project Space, Beijing, and Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo, Brazil and at various international screenings by Artprojx. His work is distributed by LUX.
During the day in the ICA Theatre
Artprojx will present films and videos by:
Ashish Avikunthak – Kalighat Fetish
Shoja Azari – Windows
David Blandy – My Philosophy
Brian Catling & Tony Grisoni – Vanished – A Video Séance & The Cutting
Mark Leckey – Cinema-in-the-Round & Shades of Destructors
Lynne Marsh – Plänterwald,
Jo Mitchell – Concerto for Voice & Machinery II
Damon Packard – The Untitled Star Wars Mocumentary
Matt Stokes – Long After Tonight
The ICA is located on The Mall, London SW1.
Box office 020 7930 3647