TUESDAY 04 NOVEMBER 08
new art on the stairwell
Paintings from the Turn of the Century
by Tom Aberneithie
Exhibition runs from Tuesday 4th November to Tuesday 18th November 2008
Tom Aberneithie was born in 1972 in Melbourne,
Australia. After studying Fine Art at La Trobe
UCNV, Bendigo, he undertook 2 years of painting in
Melbourne before heading abroad. As a traveller, he
visited studios in London, Amsterdam and Berlin
before setting up his own studio in East London
between 1998-2002. The four works on display
represent some of his work from this period.
WEDNESDAY 05 NOVEMBER 08
A CELEBRATION OF
THE LIFE AND WORKS OF GUY FAWKES
Song, Music and Speech in memory of the Martyr
opening a new exhibition in the vaults
STEEL AND PIXELS
Metal Sculptures and Digital Images
By Michael Bucknell MA
open 6-10pm tues -sat
THURSDAY 06 NOVEMBER 08
new art on the far wall
S T R A N G E N E S S O F S E E I N G
Nichola Bruce + Rebecca E Marshall
"Strangenesss of Seeing 26 short avant - garde films
that aim to capture the subjective experience of
"A cabinet of intimate familiar wonders".
Guardian Apr 08
A series of 26 moving Image works exploring vision.
SATURDAY 08 NOVEMBER 08
SUNDAY 09 NOVEMBER 08
>> bar floor
WELCOME TO WORMWORLD
open mic poetry
sign up by 8 for a slot
>> basement- 6PM
REEL NEWS FINANCIAL CRISIS SPECIAL
2001: the banking system collapses. The resultant
uprising brings down 4 governments in 10 days, as
millions take to the streets with the cry:
"GET RID OF THEM ALL!"
Re-released due to public demand: a Reel News
special edition - ARGENTINA IN REVOLT (2002)
Featuring the whole incredible story of the
uprising, the piqueteros movement of unemployed
workers blocking the roads, the popular assemblies
in every barrio taking decisions on the struggle
collectively, the cacerolazos demanding the banks
return people's savings...
We will be premiering ARGENTINA IN REVOLT at the
Foundry on Sunday, where you will be able to get the
brand new bumper DVD, also featuring films on the
occupied factories movement that sprang from the
uprising (3 films featuring Brukman, Zanon and Hotel
Bauen), plus the Buenos Aires tube workers'
successful struggle for a 6 hour day. If you can't
make it, the DVD will be available on the website
from next Thursday (15th Nov) - £6 inc. p&p.
news from the crisis here, including the march on
the Bank of England and a single mother on income
support fighting back against bank charges;
Guy Smallman's shocking photo report from the
war in Afghanistan;
and the brilliant London bus drivers' strike.
****NEXT REGULAR ISSUE OF REEL NEWS OUT NOVEMBER 28****
TUESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 08
new art in the library...
new art on the bar wall
This project focuses on people who work in tattoo
parlours. It depicts them as characters, where the
tattoo parlour is a stage directly infulencing
their behaviour and lifestyle.
"We shape our buildings and then our buildings shape us"
- Winston Churchill
THURSDAY 13 NOVEMBER 08
new art in the vaults...
USEFLESS: the Amazing Brain of Angelina Schweinskopf
a slice of a dream of a brain of a rat
is a rat of a dream of a slice of a brain
is a dream of a brain of a slice of a rat is
Welcome to the Amazing Brain of Angelina
Schweinskopf. Adopted by Professor Gunther Von
Durkistan at the tender age of seventy-seven,
Angelina Schweinskopf was unaware that her adoptive
father would use her as an experimental laboratory
in which to test his theories about evolution. He
injected Angelina with rat's DNA over the course of
fourteen years, and wired up her brain so that her
dreams would crystallise into architectural visions.
Von Durkistan then used his army of rats to build
USEFLESS is a site-specific installation prized from
the warped imaginations of Valentin Manz, Emma
Tornero and Chin Keeler, in which childhood
innocence is fused with maudlin, macabre mythology.
Both horrific and humorous, USEFLESS !
Peepholes reveal a number of secret chambers
containing Angelina Schweinskopf's past life
Recycled trash such as electrical wiring and severed
Ultrasonic alien space helmets plus spiritual icons
captured in open-heart surgery;
The tangled colons of robots without homes;
Baby rats singing hip hop classics and Elvis songs;
Mermaids burnt to a crisp by Poseidon after eloping
with pearls stolen from his underwater lair;
one-day art show in the basement...
TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 08
new art on the bar wall CHRISTOPHER HO
new art on the stair well
OTHER SIDES OF LONDON
#1 CITY LIGHTS REVISITED
#2 EARTHWORKS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
(EPPING FOREST DREAMS)
PHOTOS BY DAVID BINNS
Allen Fisher video interview
WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 08
>> performance in the basement
by Natalie Irene
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there
dwelt a prosperous Kingdom and in this kingdom there
was a king. The king had a daughter by the name of
Amelia. All was happy and pleasant in the kingdom
far far away until one day Amelia heard a song from
the rose garden.
A story of struggling against all odds and battling
the demons within, this original fairytale draws on
the oldest means of storytelling to explore the
timeless questions of self and the world around us.
MY LAST RESORT
by Kumar Muniandy
Ganesh, a young Indian guy meets a beautiful, mature
man and finally he has found his first love, someone
who actually loves him for who he is. He never felt
loved before. At last, he's having the time of his life!
Nine months later.......the man leaves him.
This is a story about first love and the nature of
love, how love is given and received and often left
unrequited. It is also a bittersweet message about
the different kinds of desire in the Eastern and
Western worlds. When two clashing cultures come face
to face with their opposing perceptions of love, can
love itself really be the same, all the time? It
seems only one thing can be agreed on: generation by
generation, love is brought down, put to the test
and left out in the cold.
What do you do when you first love leaves you?
How do you fight for it back?
SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER 08
>> bar floor
CLIVE - TONY - SKARPER
TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 08
new art in the vaults...
Automatic Dreams is a new site specific,
experimental theatre and installation company.
At The Foundry Gallery, we will be creating a music
and design installation called 'Music Films'. These
are pieces of composed music with fragments of
dialogue and audio taken from various sources and
reappropriated to create deep psychologically
affecting atmosphere and communication with the
Automatic Dreams is Alex Taylor and David Alcorta.
new art in the basement...
THE HARD SHOULDER
London from the point of view of a Lorry Driver with
a given higher perspective of the city, the road and
All possibilities are random and pictures flow past
the windscreen like a cinema.
"The hard shoulder" exhibition at the Foundry from
27th November the product of five years driving
lorries in and around London and photographs and
There are around 70 photographs ( super A3) that
work individually or collectively in various
multiples, triptychs and diptychs etc.
The drawings are large 4'x4' - 6'x4' etc - though I
like to turn them back into photographs themselves.
THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER 08
new art on the bar wall
Developing Dreams in Mo.tion
A new photography exhibition Mo'tion, which uses
doors, window frames and other reclaimed wood, will
open at The Foundry in Old Street during National
Tree Week on 26th November.
The photographers Kati and Ian Byrne of Developing
Dreams show impressions of life in countries such as
Cuba, China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam,
Australia and France.
Ian Byrne, the founder of Developing Dreams, said:
"The theme of Mo'tion is two-fold. It is about
people and objects in motion as well as the
photographers being in motion through their travels.
These are like a collision of cultures and moments.
The traveller becomes stationary and it is the world
around him that moves. Instead of travelling around
the world the world travels around the photographer
and it is these moments you capture and show."
As part of Mo'tion, The Foundry will show short
films by independent film maker Matthew Schroeder
and artist Natalia Szostak including the
award-winning music video "Window" featuring up and
coming Polish artist Bajzel.
Mo'tion is on at The Foundry from 26th November
until 7th December 2008. The launch event will be on
Wednesday 26th November.
For more information about Mo.tion contact
Kati Byrne on 07984 185838
For more information about Matthew Schroeder's work
go to http://www.muzeumspace.com
For Natalia Szostak's work
TUESDAY 09 DECEMBER 08
new art in the library...
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