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The Nijinsky project – Faun by Jane Bustin – Art Night London – July 7

In Art Night, Art NIght London, BFI, Copperfield, Gallery, Isaac Gryn, Jane Bustin, Jane Gryn, John Snijders, Marriot, Nijinsky, Uncategorized on 03/06/2018 at 4:43 pm

The Nijinsky project – Faun by Jane Bustin

A performance and installation featuring:

Dancer, Isaac Gryn

Pianist, John Snijders

Art Night London – July 7

King George V Room, Marriott, London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7PB

Faun is a performative installation by artist Jane Bustin, inspired by Nijinsky’s iconic work, the first modernist ballet, L’après-midi d’un faune. Bustin presents six artworks each featuring the 1933 biography of Nijinsky by his wife Romola. The live premiere performance conceived by the artist, features her son, dancer Isaac Gryn, alongside a deconstructed version of Debussy’s original composition, titled Afternoon, specially composed by pianist and artistic director of the Ives Ensemble, John Snijders, and will be played live. The installation explores themes of structure and geometry found within relationships of nature and nurture, perfection and failure. Alongside a publication text by curator Poppy Bowers.

Performances at: 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm
running time: 13 minutes

Pre-registration required/walk-ins will be admitted depending on capacity

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nijinsky-project-faun-by-jane-bustin-tickets-47239788479

http://2018.artnight.london/projects/jane-bustin/

http://www.copperfieldgallery.com/jane-bustin.html

https://www.marriott.co.uk |

Instagram @janebustin

FlucT: The psychological thriller of Evidence, now on Daata Editions

In Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, FlucT, Performance, Uncategorized, Video on 22/10/2017 at 12:40 pm

FlucT – The psychological thriller of Evidence 

Now available to buy on Daata Editions

The subjects of these short texts feature FlucT. The table of contents is in itself hermetic. In 6 episodes, Monica & Sigrid traverse the psychological thrill within the manipulative isolation of a game. They flaunt evidence in the effective nature of capital as it sings the absurdity of our behavior and our performitivity. They include birdcages and bitches; the underlying systems that control us, warrior tactics toward empathy and the pregnancy of their relationship. The psychological thriller of Evidence can be considered a guidebook to the incessant questioning of reality that FlucT sees as the task of performance.

Monica Mirabile and Sigrid Lauren have been performing as FlucT since 2011, presenting a hybrid collaboration of radical choreography, confrontational performance art, collaborative practice and pure magic. Before entering into a performance, each individual places a spell of protection over each other, allowing themselves to push their physicality to the max while remaining mindful of their partner’s saftey. Their dance practice has been described as “violently intimate” and their performances often confront and challenge not only the space between their bodies, but between the performers and audience. Most works involve audio tracks designed by the artists, leading to a further intimacy and connection between the performance, performers, and audience. This work, “Main Tool as a Dummy,” reflects the rhythm and nonlinear narration of their performance work.

FlucT by Whitney Mallet in Cura magazine

 

Artprojx presents in July: Slap the Gondola ! by Marie Losier & Existere by JocJonJosch

In Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Gryn, JocJonJosch, London, Marie Losier on 04/07/2011 at 11:56 am
Artprojx Cinema presents
Slap the Gondola ! by Marie Losier
Thursday 7 July 2011
6-8pm
on
The Floating Cinema
by Somewhere and Studio Weave
an up projects production for the waterways of East London
moored at Three Mills, Three Mills Lane, Bow, London E3 3DU
http://maps.google.co.uk/?q=E3%203DU
Nearest tube is Bromley-by-Bow.
&
 
JocJonJosch present a major new work,
Existere, across Testbed 1 and Son Gallery.

Testbed 1 performances: 16 July, 17 July, 23 July
Testbed 1, 33 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP
http://ww.jocjonjosch.comWorking with up to seventy volunteers they will create a living performance
sculpture: a ‘shelter’ made of naked human bodies. The ‘shelter’ will be
held together in an endured brace, before inevitably coming apart, pausing
and reforming. The performances will take place on three separate days in

July at Testbed 1. Times will be scheduled.
To book an entry ticket please register online at http://ww.jocjonjosch.com
All entrance tickets are free.An interconnected exhibition of new work will be held at Son Gallery
throughout July.

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MORE INFO

Slap the Gondola! by Marie Losier
Nov 2010, 16mm, 15min, color, screened on video.
With Tony Conrad, Genesis P-Orridge and April March.
Musical with music, musicians, muses and fishes. 
On a giant ferry, two
mermaids play violins to lure the fish  when suddenly a giant fish lands on
board, joined by thirty dancers and a great singer April March. A fish fight
musical ensues.
Commissioned by Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. for “LIVE
FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World” (Berlin, 2009)
/Funded by:  Hauptstadtkulturfonds
“What a brilliant explosion of brilliance! Brilliant colors! Brilliant
music! Brilliant costumes! Brilliant casting! I shall cherish this
masterpiece forever!”
 Guy Maddin- Nov. 2010.Marie Losier
Marie Losier was born in France in 1972, and now lives in New York City
where she is a filmmaker and curator. She has made a number of film
portraits on avant-garde directors, musicians and composers such as Mike and
George Kuchar, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad and Genesis
P-Orridge. Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films
explore the life and work of these artists.

Her films and videos have screened at museums, galleries, biennials and
festivals around the world. Her newest project and first feature film is a
portrait of pioneering musician-artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Throbbing
Gristle and Psychic TV and his partner Lady Jaye, which had selections
featured at an event at The Centre George Pompidou.  She has also been
exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art-MOMA,The Whitney Biennial, PS1,
La Cinematheque Francaise, La Fondation Cartier, The Bozar Museum, The Tate
Modern. She has also screened at many festivals and venues including the
Berlinale, Rotterdam, Tribeca Film Festival, Lincoln Center, The Basel art
Fair, The Copenhagen Film Festival, and the Harvard Film Archive. She has
served on the jury at the Era New Horizons International Film Festival in
Poland and the Buenos Aires Festival of International Cinema- BAFICI- where
she was the subject of a full retrospective.She had her first Solo Show- OUTTAKES at  Luxe Gallery NYC) in 2008, on
outtakes from the feature film on Genesis P-Orridge.  Recently she has been
showing her video work, Papal Brokendance in a group show in France at Le
Lieu Unique in Nantes-Popism V- an installation on musicals in contemporary
video work, curated by Frank Lamy, head of the Mac Val Museum in Paris
(November 2009 to January 2010).

Since 2000 she has served as the film curator at FIAF/The French Institute
Alliance Francaise in New York City, where she presents a weekly film
series. She has hosted many notable directors and artists, including Raoul
Coutard, William Klein, Claire Denis, Chantal Akerman, Jane Birkin, Jeanne
Moreau, Jackie Raynal and Anouk Aimée.
She has also programmed experimental films at the Robert Beck Memorial
Cinema and Ocularis for many years and continues to program at venues across
the United States and Internationally.

www.marielosier.net
The Floating Cinema
by Somewhere and Studio Weave
an up projects production for the waterways of East London

1 July – 18 September 2011
UP Projects’ Portavilion project continues in 2011, this time on the
waterways of East London in partnership with the Olympic Delivery Authority
and CREATE11.
The Floating Cinema will be programmed by internationally renowned artists
Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (known collectively as Somewhere), and designed
by Hackney based architects Studio Weave. The extraordinary floating
structure will navigate the waterways of the Olympic boroughs during the
summer 2011, and accommodate intimate on-board screenings and events inside
a bespoke twelve seat cinema auditorium as well as function as a “projection
house” for both mobile and static outdoor film screenings.
The Floating Cinema will be moored up for drop in “open Thursdays” during
July and August.

www.floatingcinema.info

Artprojx
Artprojx has established its reputation worldwide as the leading
organisation for showing artists’ films and videos in the context of the cinema.
Director David Gryn has produced, curated and promoted artists’ film events
that have consistently attracted large audiences.

Artprojx is now a leading brand for artists, galleries and institutes to
work with to promote and exhibit the best contemporary artists moving image,
generally in the context of the cinema. Artprojx represents the artworks at
the appropriate level demanded by artists and their galleries, whilst
promoting the work not only to a knowing artworld audience, but also to the
widest possible cinema going audience. Artprojx prides itself on the best
marketing for each event/project – aiming at creating awareness beyond those
that see the work.
Artprojx has worked with many leading organisations including: Art Basel
Miami Beach 2011, Whitney Museum, MoMA, Gagosian Gallery, Hauser & Wirth,
White Cube, Victoria Miro, Tate, Lisson Gallery, Anthony Reynolds, Zoo Art
Fair, Goldsmiths University, Gavin Brown enterprise, Salon 94, Sadie Coles
HQ
Artists have included: Mark Wallinger, Susan Hiller, William Eggleston, Andy
Warhol, William Kentridge, Dexter Dalwood, Michael Borremans, Nathalie
Djurberg, Jesper Just, Gregory Crewdson, Laurie Simmons, Michael Nyman,
Jeremy Deller, Christian Marclay, Wilhelm Sasnal, Shoja Azari, Alice
Anderson, David Blandy

see

www.artprojx.com
https://davidgryn.wordpress.com

 Artprojx Cinema with Art Basel Miami Beach 1-4|Dec|2011 presents Art Video

Existere by JocJonJosch – 16, 17, 23 July at Testbed 1

In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Gryn, JocJonJosch, Testbed 1 on 29/06/2011 at 12:52 pm

JocJonJosch - Existere

JocJonJosch present a major new work, 
Existere, across Testbed 1 and Son Gallery. 

Working with up to seventy volunteers they will 
create a living performance sculpture: a ‘shelter’ 
made of naked human bodies. 

The ‘shelter’ will be held together in an endured brace, 
before inevitably coming apart, pausing and reforming. 

The performances will take place on 
three separate days in July at Tesbed 1. 
Times will be scheduled.

To book an entry ticket 
please register online at www.jocjonjosch.com. 
All entrance tickets are free.

An interconnected exhibition of new work 
will be held at Son Gallery throughout July.

Testbed 1 performances: 16 July, 17 July, 23 July
Testbed 1, 33 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP

http://www.artprojx.com
https://davidgryn.wordpress.com

Conversation Pieces: boyleANDshaw at Tate Britain 10 Dec

In Adam James, Adrian Shaw, Art, Artprojx, Biggi Stiller, boyleANDshaw, David Gothard, David Gryn, Entertainment, ICA, Keeley Forsyth, London, Malachy Orozco, Malin Ståhl, Matthew Boyle, Max Reinhardt., Performance, Performance Art, Plastique Fantastique, Sam Belinfante, Tate Britain on 25/11/2010 at 10:54 am

Conversation Pieces: boyleANDshaw

Friday 10 December 2010
2 – 3.30pm
TATE BRITAIN, Duffield Room

www.tate.org.uk

bAs at ICA 2010 photo: Biggi Stiller

This performance-based boyleANDshaw event relates their practice, which produces conditions for the creation of the new and the unexpected, to works in the Tate Collection. Tate Britain Duffield Room £5, booking recommended
For tickets book online www.tate.org.uk or call 020 7887 8888.

boyleANDshaw have worked in partnership since 2007, producing dense workswith multiple and repeated socio-cultural, philosophical and aesthetic references and themes. Committed to exploring collaborative practice, they frequently elaborate their projects with other artists and performers. They consider themselves to be catalysts, producing conditions for the creationof the new and the unanticipated.

Their performance pieces include Dynamite Fighter (Artprojx at GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, 2008), The Funnel of Love (176 Gallery, 2009), Maiastra, Please Sing! (Romanian Cultural Institute, 2009) and The Filthy Songs Of Their Fathers (Guest Projects, 2010), The Scuttler (David Gryn curated at ICA, 2010).

Among their current projects is an exploration of I Rise In Flame, Cried The Phoenix by Tennessee Williams, which they have been developing at the National Theatre Studio.

see

http://www.boyleandshaw.co.uk/

http://www.artprojx.com

boyleANDshaw at Calvert 22 @ Rochelle School 10 Nov

In Adam James, Alexander Ponomarev, Art, Artprojx, Biggi Stiller, boyleANDshaw, Calvert 22, David Gothard, David Gryn, Entertainment, Film and Video, ICA, Keeley Forsyth, London, Malachy Orozco, Malin Ståhl, Performance, Richard Strange, Rochelle School, Tate Britain on 28/10/2010 at 11:46 am
 

boyleANDshaw @ Calvert 22

 

THERE ARE THE LIVING, THE DEAD AND THOSE WHO GO TO SEA

by

boyleANDshaw

6-9pm

10 November 2010

Gallery open at Calvert 22 from 6-7.15pm

followed by the performance and drinks at the Rochelle School 7.30-8.30pm

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND NO BOOKING IS REQUIRED

In response to Calvert 22’s current exhibition, Sea Stories, the first UK solo by Russian artist Alexander Ponomarev, boyleANDshaw will be presenting a new durational experimental performance-based work called THERE ARE THE LIVING, THE DEAD AND THOSE WHO GO TO SEA. In collaboration with an array of artists, actors and musicians including Malachy Orozco, Keeley Forsyth and Richard Strange.

boyleANDshaw have worked in partnership since 2007, producing dense workswith multiple and repeated socio-cultural, philosophical and aesthetic references and themes. Committed to exploring collaborative practice, they frequently elaborate their projects with other artists and performers. They consider themselves to be catalysts, producing conditions for the creationof the new and the unanticipated.

Their performance pieces include Dynamite Fighter (Artprojx at GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, 2008), The Funnel of Love (176 Gallery, 2009), Maiastra, Please Sing! (Romanian Cultural Institute, 2009) and The Filthy Songs Of Their Fathers (Guest Projects, 2010), The Scuttler (David Gryn curated at ICA, 2010).

Among their current projects is an exploration of I Rise In Flame, Cried The Phoenix by Tennessee Williams, which they have been developing at the National Theatre Studio.

CALVERT 22 FOUNDATION

22 CALVERT AVENUE

LONDON, E2 7JP

+44 (0)207 613 2141

info@calvert22.org

www.calvert22.org

Rochelle School
Arnold Circus
London E2 7ES

also coming soon …

boyleANDshaw @ ICA photo: Biggi Stiller

Conversation Pieces: boyleANDshaw

Friday 10 December 2010
2 – 3.30pm
TATE BRITAIN, Duffield Room

This performance-based boyleANDshaw event relates their practice, which produces conditions for the creation of the new and the unexpected, to works in the Tate Collection. Tate Britain Duffield Room £5, booking recommended
For tickets book online www.tate.org.uk or call 020 7887 8888.

boyleANDshaw @ ICA photo: Biggi Stiller

http://www.boyleandshaw.co.uk/

Contort Yourself – panel discussion 16 June

In Art, Artprojx, Choose your Character, David Blandy, David Gryn, Film and Video, Harold Offeh, ICA, Irit Rogoff, Jan Hendrickse, London, Performance, Video Art on 14/06/2010 at 8:47 pm

16 JUNE 2010
In Conversation

David Gryn, Dr Alison Rowley, Dr Anthony Downey, Irit Rogoff

7 – 9pm
ACME Project Space, 44 Bonner Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9JS

Limited capacity for all free events. To reserve a seat, please email: info@contortyourself.org
A panel discussion centred on identity trends and categories explored in the exhibition. The role of curators, critics and art professionals in relation to how trends are generated and operate in the art world will also be considered. The session will be chaired by Dr Alison Rowley, and moderated by Ulrika Frink, RCA CCA (Inspire) Student.

CHAIR:
DR ALISON ROWLEY: Reader in Art and Design, Liverpool School of Art and Design
Dr Alison Rowley is presently working on a book entitled Common Gestures, Class Acts: Studies in ‘young British art’, an analysis of the return in the 1990s of neglected histories of British social and political life since 1945 in key works by artists grouped under the heading ‘yBa’. Dr Rowley’s research interests centers around modern and contemporary art; feminist history, theory and practice in the visual arts and cinema; psychoanalysis and aesthetics; aesthetics and politics and configurations of social class in British art.

SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES:
DR ANTHONY DOWNEY: Programme Director, MA Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Institute
Dr Anthony Downey completed his PhD and is currently researching a book on ethics, politics and aesthetics and the production of knowledge in contemporary art. He sits on the editorial board of Third Text, and is a London correspondent for Flash Art and he has also published essays, criticism and interviews in over twenty different publications and has recently given papers and chaired conference panel.

IRIT ROGOFF: Curator, theorist, and founder of the Department of Visual Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London
Irit Rogoff is a curator, theorist, and organiser who writes at the intersections of the critical, the political, and contemporary arts practices. Her work across a series of new “think tank” PhD programs at Goldsmiths (Research Architecture, Curatorial/Knowledge) is focusing on the possibility of locating, moving, and exchanging knowledge across professional practices, self-generated forums, academic institutions, and individual enthusiasms.

DAVID GRYN: Director, Artprojx
David Gryn is the director of Artprojx which has been promoting artist’s film since 2001. He has worked with artists such as Christian Marclay, Sarah Morris, Mark Wallinger, Susan Hiller, Jeremy Deller, Dexter Dalwood, Jane Bustin, Mark Leckey, William Kentridge, William Eggleston, Willie Doherty and institutes including Gagosian Gallery, White Cube, Whitney Museum, Matt’s Gallery, ICA, Sadie Coles HQ, Victoria Miro, Tate Britain, Prince Charles Cinema. see http://www.artprojx.com

David Blandy's 'Choose Your Character' - Street Fighter battles at the ICA produced by David Gryn

Press Release

Contort Yourself Works by Harold Offeh, Jan Hendrickse and David Blandy

ACME Project Space Gallery, 44 Bonner Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9JS

Curated by the first year MA Curating Contemporary Art (Inspire), Royal College of Art                                         Exhibition: 4 June – 27 June, 2010

Open Thurs – Sun, 11.00am – 6.00pm

Contort Yourself brings together the work of three UK based artists who twist, stretch, and re-appropriate notions of the construction of self through performance, digital video and sound. In exploring the theme of self-realization, the works playfully critique processes of identity formation and re-formation. The title of the show ‘Contort Yourself’ is inspired by the popular love song of the same name by James Chance and The Contortions which situates the body in an abstract imaginary space, where thought and matter become enmeshed. In borrowing this title, the exhibition alludes to hybrid trans-mutational categorizations and the miscegenation of cultural specificities.

Alien Communication by Harold Offeh (b. 1977) utilizes a variety of lenses to distort his features; magnifying his eyes, lips and teeth to exaggerated proportions whilst referencing historical representations of the ‘other.’ It interrogates the ever-contested site of the body, and latent or forgotten memory.

David Blandy’s (b. 1978) The White and Black Minstrel appropriates humour to pose questions which relate to the degree to which the self is formed by its immersion in the world of records, films and television. His clown-like white minstrel figure simultaneously appropriates a sub-cultural formation and explores the inverse of modes of popular cultural stereotyping

Artist in residence Jan Hendrickse’s (b. 1966) work exists across the boundaries of performance, improvisation, installation and socially engaged practice. Trained initially as a musician, Hendrickse’s new commission, Self Portrait, is an interactive sound installation examining the structures and parameters of self-categorization through visitor participation in the form of telephone as transporter and generator of immediate sound, and as a self-referential object.

Alongside these works additional research documentation offers fragments from the artists’ creative processes; sketches, notes, documents and supplementary material illustrate a rich frame of reference. The material questions and explores a multitude of influences within perceived spheres of national, popular and personal identities.

An accompanying series of events includes a panel talk at ACME Project Space Gallery  on 16 June 2010, with Dr Anthony Downey, Professor Irit Rogoff and David Gryn.

Additional information about talks and events held during the exhibition can be found on the following websites: www.contortyourself.org & http://www.acme.org.uk/projectspace.php

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=125333610824919&ref=ts

Contort Yourself Events_______________________________________

ICA LIVE WEEKEND PRODUCED BY DAVID GRYN – YouTube Highlights

In Adam James, Art, Artprojx, Aura Satz, boyleANDshaw, Brian Catling, David Blandy, David Gothard, David Gryn, Film, Gryn, ICA, Infinite Livez, JocJonJosch, Keeley Forsyth, Linda Hirst, Malachy Orozco, Malin Ståhl, Mark Leckey, Max Reinhardt., Neo Empire, Ninja Tune, Patrick Coyle, Performance, Plastique Fantastique, Sam Belinfante, Screenings, Shoja Azari, Street Fighter, Tai Shani, Terry Smith, Tony Grisoni, Video Art, Wimbledon on 27/05/2010 at 4:29 pm

Image from the screening of Shola Azari's Windows

  1. ICA LIVE WEEKEND – PERFORMANCE etc YouTube HIGHLIGHTS
  2. David Blandy – YouTube
  3. Tai Shani – YouTube
  4. boyleANDshaw – YouTube
  5. Terry Smith – YouTube
  6. Aura Satz  – YouTube
  7. Brian Catling – YouTube

Review – Live at the ICA … DAVID BLANDY, TAI SHANI, boyleANDshaw, BRIAN CATLING, AURA SATZ, TERRY SMITH

In Adam James, Adrian Shaw, Art, Artprojx, Aura Satz, boyleANDshaw, Brian Catling, Choose your Character, Culture, Damon Packard, David Blandy, David Gryn, Film and Video, Gaming, ICA, Infinite Livez, JocJonJosch, Linda Hirst, Malachy Orozco, Mark Leckey, Matthew Boyle, Max Reinhardt., Music, Neo Empire, Ninja Tune, Performance Art, Rough Trade, Sam Belinfante, Screenings, Shoja Azari, Street Fighter, Tai Shani, Terry Smith, Uncategorized, Video Art on 10/05/2010 at 10:40 am
ICA Live Weekend – Performance etc … produced by David Gryn 6-9 May
See YouTube highlights of all the events and YouTube moments from:

JocJonJosch

DAVID BLANDY, TAI SHANI, boyleANDshaw, BRIAN CATLING, AURA SATZ, TERRY SMITH

Aura Satz

Over 4 days there were so many great moments, pieces and a general vibrant, creative intensity at the ICA.

Shija Azari"s Windows screened by Artprojx

As a young artist it was a place of discovery, aspiration, idea nurturing and artistcally forming and it really feels like that it is possible again.

Street fighter battles in David Blandy's day

The works and projects each day worked on so many levels beautiful, aesthetic, rough around the edges, challenging, musical, poetic, engaging, audience enchanting, scary, awkward and much more.

Tai Shani's rehearsals

Over the 4 days the ICA proved it can be a creative hub, exhibiting ground-breaking, experimental, risk and chance taking art – enabling and nurturing the artists to do so.

Tai Shani's performance

All the artists put their vision on the line – creating wonderful aesthetic, aspirational and challenging feasts and treats for all the large numbers of visitors.

boyleANDshaw's The Scuttler

The staff at the ICA, care passionately about delivering the work and joined in to great supportive effect – they all played their part in making it such a great few days..

Terry Smith is Drunk and Disorderly

Send in your comments on the 4 days …
More images from the day …
Terry Smith
Brian Catling’s Mr Rapehead
boyleANDshaw’s The Scuttler

David Blandy's Choose Your Character

Infinite Livez dj-ing at ICA

YouTube

Tai Shani’s performance at the ICA ‘Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82′

In Art, Artprojx, Cartune Xprez, Culture, Damon Packard, David Gryn, DJ, Entertainment, Film, Film and Video, Fun, Gryn, ICA, Jacques Rivette, Jen Wu, Jim Hollands, Jo Mitchell, Live Art, Lynne Marsh, Mark Leckey, Music, Owen Hills, Performance, Performance Art, Screenings, Tai Shani, Video, Video Art, William Greaves on 06/05/2010 at 11:06 pm

Tai Shani’s performance:

‘Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82′

Friday 7 May

ICA – LIVE WEEKEND 1 – PERFORMANCE etc …

Produced by David Gryn

Tai Shani

TAI SHANI
‘Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82′
Performance: 7:30pm & 9:15pm Main Gallery (30mins)

On a sound stage, an actress is being filmed auditioning for a role in a fictitious film based on a strange, actual sequence of events that took place in West Germany in the hot summer of 1982. Over the course of 25 days in three unrelated, tragic incidents members of the US and UK peacetime army stole tanks and rampaged through various German towns and countryside leaving behind a trail of destruction, ultimately driving themselves over bridges and into trains to their deaths. The actress Maya Lubinsky is auditioning for the role of Katja Riemann, a young woman who gets run over by a tank driven by Private Charles S. Keefer, her boyfriend.

In this expanding screentest which occurs on a fractured timeline, the lives and fictions of Katja Riemann, Maya Lubinsky and Maya’s body double overflow and hemorrhage into each other creating a spiraling narrative told through film, heroines, anti-heroines, animated props, an overbearing narrator and a Neanderthal from a parallel universe.

The performance is accompanied by a live score by David J. Smith (Guapo, Stargazers Assistant and Amal Gamal Ensemble)

ICA Theatre Film & Video Screenings selected by Artprojx

2pm Jo Mitchell – Concerto for Voice & Machinery II

3.25pm Mark Leckey – Cinema-in-the-Round

ICA Theatre Film & Video Screenings selected by Tai Shani

4.30pm
Cartune Xprez
Part psychedelic insurrection, part cartoon road show, they harness the energies of video artists who remix commercial imagery to the extent of anarchy and animate their way out of Sunday Morning Cartoons. Previous shows have included Paper Rad, Bruce Bickford, Takeshi Murata, and Shana Moulton, who have since been featured in the Whitney Biennial, the MOMA in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, and many others.

6pm
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm by William Greaves, United States, 1968, 75 minutes

In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York’s Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they’re making. A couple enacts a break-up scenario over and over, a documentary crew films a crew filming the crew, locals wander casually into the frame: the project defies easy description. Yet this wildly innovative sixties counterculture landmark remains one of the most tightly focused and insightful movies ever made about making movies.

Jen Wu

8:00pm
Jen Wu – Half Light, 5mins 2009

The dead weight of a sleeper drifts between the syncopal darkness of the cinematic night and the waning daylight of a world that feels no less other. Shifting between modes of cinematic identification, inhabiting surrogate bodies and self obliteration in the face of the familiar Half Light sensitively makes manifests a mesmeric, recondite and affective territory.
&

Damon Packard

Damon Packard – Spacedisco One, 2007, 58min
To sum it up. “Spacedisco One” will not only shatter your perception of reality as we know it, it will break it in half ad infinitum, pairs of two, so am I, pairs of two, so are you, until the soul’s binary code is revealed and, biting its own tail, destroyed in the blink of a serpent’s eye. You will melt like a marshmallow in the furnace of hell. And if everything has been said and if everything has been done, we still have the possibility to make a movie about it, a sequel to reality.

10pm
Jim Hollands – Here, 2007, 70min

(3D glasses will be supplied)
A hallucinogenic dissolution between the screen and the viewer forming a radical new art agenda for the 21st century. Here is a seventy-minute remix of a rarely seen existing work written by Joe Orton, called ‘The Erpingham Camp’. Originally screened on TV in 1966, it has been experimentally remixed in sound, image and words, with subtitles, and partly in anaglyphic (red/cyan) 3D. Large parts of the work operate under flicker frequencies of 8-13hz, and as such are viewable by epileptics or those prone to seizure at their own risk.

Music:
DJ set in Bar from 7pm
Owen Hills (of Wooden Spoon and Dollboy) . Kraut and cosmic musics

Tai Shani (1976) is an artist living and working in London. Fantastical and televisual, Tai Shani’s performances and films contain cartoon props and extravagantly costumed large casts of archetypes and pseudo-historical characters drawn from popular culture and counterculture mythologies. Referencing early science fiction, Greek tragedy and theatrical spectacle they are accompanied by voice over soundtracks reminiscent of radio plays that alternate between familiar fictional styles and narratives and self-reflexive texts that delve into the mechanics of simulatory channels and their agency. Often dramatising historical phenomena, Shani seeks to underpin the axis point of their transformation from historical to fantastical. Chaotic, a-historical and non-linear in form, Shani’s work explores fictional strategies, the cinematic corruption of memory as well as conflicting temporal structure in the ‘real’ and the mediated.

Recent Tai Shani exhibitions and performances include:
The Herzeliya Biennial, Israel; The Royal Academy, London; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Spike Island + Arnolfini, Bristol; A Foundation, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; ARTIS Centre for Fine Arts Hertogenbosch, Stedelijk Museum Hertogenbosch; Liverpool Biennial 08; Artprojx at Rio Cinema, Dalston. She also writes and performs music as Cherry Mash Cherry.

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