TAA London - 2-5 May 2018 header image

Open-access art explosion with gallery space alongside
performance | music | film | talks | workshops

Free entry (donations appreciated)

Opening hours: 5pm-11pm Weds-Fri + 2pm-11pm Sat/Sun

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TAA exhibitions are creative spaces that are organised and constructed by the artists themselves. They operate under an open-access policy, meaning everyone is free to exhibit their work or perform. Time-honoured art forms sit comfortably amongst digital work, sculptures, installations, films, performance and music. We encourage artists and audience to find their own level of creative involvement and believe that all of our voices are equally important.

PROGRAMME | WEDS | THURS | FRI | SAT | SUN | WORKSHOPS | DIY SPACE SYMPOSIUM


Programme

The gallery is open throughout + social space and refreshments



Our evening entertainment programme from 7pm each day:

Wednesday – People's kitchen / opening night

Come and chow down on some free delicious vegan food as we open the show!



 

Thursday – Spoken word / acoustic music / film screenings

SPOKEN WORD LINEUP SO FAR:

Helen Nichols
Alice Ross
Genevieve
Serena Boheimer

Jeshua Rah
Chaotic Reasoning
Jess
Nick Ronin
Rusty Goat

ACOUSTIC MUSIC from:

Efa Supertramp
Chuck SJ Hay

More music and spoken word lineup to follow –  this will feature an open mic section, but email us beforehand to book a place and be on the programme!

We have two important screenings happening on this evening:

An exclusive screening of a feature documentary
The Children of the Noon
+ Q&A with the director Olga Pohankova

18:30 - 20:30

The Children of the Noon posterThe Children of the Noon deals with the universal subject of life. The time passes marked out by daily activities for the group of children and teenagers in the orphanage in Nchiru, the small Kenyan village. Soon emerges how orphan condition and genteel poverty they share are not the only problems that unite them and determine their days. A sudden death of one of them breaks the narrative rhythm and changes all points of view intertwining a dense web of pains and joys, friendships and hopes.


Click here to register your interest on Eventbrite

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/97657714
More info: www.thechildrenofthenoon.com

An exclusive screening of thought-provoking feature documentary Accidental Anarchist + a short doc Small Protests
20:30 - 22:30

Accidental Anarchist posterAccidental Anarchist is a feature-length documentary about one man’s remarkable journey: from diplomat to anarchist; insider to outsider. The film follows Carne Ross’ rebellion against the establishment and his discovery of a new form of politics that couldn’t be more relevant for these turbulent times.
Click here to register your interest on Eventbrite
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/199834602
More Info: http://www.accidentalanarchist.net/

Small Protests is a multi-award winning short by Zillah Bowes: With nothing but a toothbrush in his back pocket, 19 year old Rabbit decides to change the world one protest at a time.


The screening is free but donations are warmly encouraged and will be directly passed on to the filmmakers.

Durational performance:

ANA MILOVANOVIC - LOCAL ELECTION 2018: REALITY

Art simulation of Local Election 2018. A participatory, durational performance.
6 - 8pm

 

 

 

 

 



Friday – Live performance

OPEN PLATFORM PERFORMANCES FROM 8PM

JIZMIK HUNT – JIZMIK HUNT
Jizmik Hunt ​ styles herself as an Illuminati princess who will stop at nothing to pursue the dark agenda of gender destruction. Her ‘Reverse Gimp’ techniques have been recommended by the likes of Madonna, Jackie Chan and Dalai Lama, and her frank and candid tone has been praised by thousands of satisfied customers that had to learn the hard way the meaning of the sentence ‘NOW! GET ON ALL FOURS!”
www.instagram.com/jizmikhunt/
www.facebook.com/jizmikhunt/

 

RAPHAELA NAVRAJ –  LIVE
 “This act has become an investigation into what it means to me to perform, and why I would want to…. Two reasons I have discovered so far:  To invoke a good feeling in others!  And to gain confidence in my uncertainty and embrace all flaws”

 

 


VENDETTA VAIN – TAKING THE PISS
A bold and witty no holds barred lecture demonstration performance looking at the act of public urination.
Vendetta is a graduate from the National Centre for Circus Arts and creates theatre work which brings together elements of live art, circus and contemporary performance to tackle issues of identity, vulgarity transgression, notions of 'femininity', and how society understands and positions the female body.   
www.vendettavain.com

 

Kate KnowlesKATE KNOWLES – SLUG LOVE
Sex Ed for/from the leopard slug, using music, movement and audience participation. 

 

 

 

GLITTASPHYXIA – PATRIOTIC TOUCH
Prepare to pay your greatest homages to Her Royal Majesty...
Glittasphyxia ( @glittasphyxia )

 

 

HERA – ODE TO DJ DEREK
DJ Derek discovered - through the Windrush generation of Caribbeans who settled in the UK - a love of Reggae Music and spread it throughout the world.
He was like a father figure to Hera. Through his love, the Reggae played an extended paternal role to Hera and the inter-generational, inter-racial community worldwide.
Last April he vanished mysteriously. . .
Naomi O'connor - Dance artist, producer
www.loveactivistdance.com

OLHA KOROVINA & METARAPH - THE SHIFTING RISE
The Egyptian Goddess Isis (often illustrated with the wings) accompanied the dead to the afterlife. The performance is a visual and sensual reflection on the flow and dynamics of life backed up with the divine and metaphysical. It is co-directed by Olha Korovina and Metaraph.

 

 

 

 


ELSEWHERE IN THE BUILDING ON FRIDAY NIGHT:

PROFITS of DOOM weapons emporium
Sales staff from Fuxtons have gone renegade and started their own arms dealership. Visit exhibition stand 666 and walk away a proud owner of lethal high-grade armaments. Create the enemies of the future, today!




Saturday – Live music

From 7pm we have live bands in one room and live electronic music and visuals in another!

Old Street Studios present:
Hotdoggrrrl and the Sesame Buns
Mina Minae
Poisonous Cunt

Crux Audio-Visual present:
Murrrlo
Stormfield
Murmurmur
Laura Netz

NACASAT
KESTRAL

Dinner on Saturday night is being prepared by the
Abortion Support Network
7-9pm – donations welcome!

 

 

 

 

 




Sunday – Hangover lunch club + cinema evening

Come and recover from the night before with a potlatch bring+share lunch club and enjoy some short films and features in the evening.

The workshops and gallery will continue, although some work will start being removed...


 

Throughout the week we have a number of different talks, discussions and practical workshops:

Workshops Times

Thursday
5-7pm Radical Aesthetics Life Drawing
6-8pm Clowning Workshop (suitable for kids)

Friday
4-6pm - Cyanotype workshop (suitable for kids)
6pm - Subvertising Workshop with with Special Patrol Group, Hogre, Illustre Feccia and YY
7pm - The English Prostitutes Collective

Saturday
Room 1 [Talks] - Forum on DIY Culture + Autonomous Spaces
2-2:30pm Sam Burgum (Sheffield University): Squatting the Crisis: Distributions of the Sensible from Grenfell Tower to the Home Front
2:30-3pm - Advisory Service for Squatters – Squatting is Still Legal (Sometimes): Practical Squatting Skill Share
3:15-4pm Wolfgang Sterneck – CREATE FREE SPACES: A talk on Alternative Culture and Visions of Change
4-4:45pm - Peter Bloom (Open University) – Disruptive Freedom: The Possibility of ‘Anarchism 4.0’
5-6pm Nazima Kadir (Anthropologist) – The Autonomous Life?
6-7pm FACILITATED OPEN DISCUSSION
Room 2
3-7pm Circuit Bending Workshop with Pshyciceyeclix

Sunday
1pm - Morning GORYthrill: your unhealthy Sunday morning exercise class with Bucks Fizz and Bloody Mary.
2pm - MasterPeaces - crafty subvertising for the journey home (suitable for kids)
4pm - VJing workshop with Ronin

The main event as part of this aspect of the programme is:

DIY and Autonomous Spaces Symposium

TAA London 2018 Saturday 5th May 2-6pm

Nazima Kadir (Anthropologist) – The Autonomous Life?
Nazima is the author of The Autonomous Life? Paradoxes of Hierachy and Authority in the Squatters Movement in Amsterdam and she will be discussing themes and stories from her book. She spent 3.5 years living in Amsterdam’s squatter community and examined what people say versus what they practice in a highly ideological community of the radical left. The first half of the talk will be Nazima talking about her book, and the second half will be in-conversation with Peter Bloom (Open University).

Peter Bloom (Open University) – Disruptive Freedom: The Possibility of ‘Anarchism 4.0’
The talk will examine how emerging "future tech" can be used to disrupt and revolutionize capitalist relations to anarchist values, particularly around expanding the potentialities of everyday liberation.

Advisory Service for Squatters – Squatting is Still Legal (Sometimes): Practical Squatting Skill Share.
Squatting in commercial buildings is still legal (and possible) in the UK – whether your interested in squatting for housing, activist occupations or just staging an event/party, A.S.S will be talking about the current situation of the squatting scene in London and be able to offer practical squatting advice. Advisory Service For Squatters is an unpaid collective of workers who have been running a daily advice service for squatters and homeless people since 1975. ASS publishes The Squatters Handbook, the fourteenth edition of which is the current one, and has sold in excess of 150,000 copies since 1976.

Wolfgang Sterneck – CREATE FREE SPACES * A talk on Alternative Culture and Visions of Change *
This multi-media presentation explores free cultural spaces in the cracks of the system: alternative communities, creative activism, squatted houses, holistic eco-villages, psychedelic cybertribes, free festivals...
The talk addresses inner and outer free spaces, visions and realities: How do you want to live? Where are our free spaces?
Wolfgang Sterneck (Frankfurt / Berlin) is a socio-cultural activist and writer of several books on alternative culture.
www.sterneck.net - www.freeculturalspaces.net

Sam Burgum (Sheffield University) - Squatting the Crisis: Distributions of the Sensible from Grenfell Tower to the Home Front
Why were calls to ‘requisition’ and ‘occupy’ empty private property for accommodating survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire so quickly dismissed? Normative distributions of property entitlement, responsibility, as well as voice and appearance were quickly reasserted; and yet, through an historical comparison, it can be shown that such an accepted ‘common sense’ approach is far from self-evident. On the one hand, the extension of government requisitioning powers to address the UK’s post-war housing crisis demonstrates the possibility of challenging entitlement norms, whilst on the other, the successes of post-war squatting suggest a politics of ‘forced entry’ which undermines accepted distributions of voice and appearance. Using seldom-studied archive data on the post-war squatters, this article contributes to contemporary understandings of squatting, whilst demonstrating the contingency of widely-accepted norms around private property, and offering an early critique of the narrow technical terms in which the official Grenfell inquiry is currently being cast.

We will finish the symposium with an open discussion about the future of radical DIY spaces and squatter/autonomous communities in London and beyond.

 

PROGRAMME | WEDS | THURS | FRI | SAT | SUN | WORKSHOPS | DIY SPACE SYMPOSIUM


Come down and get involved

In some cases we will be accepting work up to and during the event so we are unable to provide a complete programme; though one will be drafted up and published closer to the event. We are looking for contributions to all aspects of the event: gallery, evening programmes, talks/workshops and general crew. Email: london@taaexhibitions.org

 

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