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;
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)
Opening for City Lights Revisited - Wednesday 19th Nov.
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.
WEDNESDAY 26 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
THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER 08
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.
art installation in in the vault...
sound - ALEX TAYLOR
video installation - GIULIA BACCI
performance - LAURA BRERA
info - 07748 368 112
installation open 6pm-11pm Thursday - Saturday
performance Thursday and Saturday at 9pm
WEDNESDAY 03 DECEMBER 08
Ride the Word
On the Road
Vincent de Souza, poetry -
Vanessa Gebbie, short fiction -Jane Holland, poetry -
Chris McCabe, poetry -
Jay Merill, short fiction
Guest Publication: The Delinquent -
Speaker: Jason King, editor
Truckers' Art Exhibition -
Speaker: Stefan Roman, artist
SUNDAY 07 DECEMBER 08
TUESDAY 09 DECEMBER 08
new art in the library...
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