TUESDAY 09 DECEMBER 08
new art in the library...
WEDNEDAY 10 DECEMBER 08
The final Openned reading before Christmas takes
place on Wednesday 10th December at 7.15pm in the
basement of The Foundry, London, EC2
& the final extract from Openned's video interview with Allen Fisher
Admission is free.
SUNDAY 14 DECEMBER 08
>> bar floor
WELCOME TO WORMWORLD
open mic poetry
before and after
DJs PETE STORMCROW
>> basement REEL FILM SCREENINGS
The latest issue includes "The Legacy of the Black
Panthers", featuring new interviews with minister
for culture and revolutionary artist Emory Douglas;
head of the black panther alumni Billy X Jennings;
ex-central committee member David Hilliard; and
ex-manager of the great Detroit band MC5 and founder
member of the White Panther Party, John Sinclair.
PLUS the MIscarriages of Justice Organisation, the
United Friends and Family March, Charlie Ryder's one
man play "Prison?", the global financial crisis as
we publicise the first protests in the city, and
Brukman, Argentina - clothing factory under workers
ON THE ROAD WITH MARUCH
A Film by Florian Walter (2008) (40 mins)
This anthropological documentary takes us
into the world of the indigenous woman
Maruch de la Cruz Perez.
Maruch is a 35-year-old, unmarried woman from
Chiapas, Mexico who rarely travels but loves to
explore other cultures and learn from them. As she
embarks on a journey through Chiapas her dilemma
unfolds; she is restrained by the traditions of her
village Zinacantan on the one hand, but yet
marginalised by wider Mexican society which subjects
her to racism and sexism while travelling.
Roadtripping through Chiapas with Maruch and the
film crew offers an insight into the culture and
society of a post war region, while giving an
intimate portrait of an indigenous woman who is
trying to live a self-determined life; one which
will give her freedom from the traditions of her
community, her former husband, and the terror of
LUMBER AND MURDER MEXICO
Oaxaca, Mexico: A docu-short by Jason N. Parkinson (15mins)
The film will look at the story of the indigenous
Zapotec people of the San Miguel AloAipam and how
this one battle for land and human rights echoes
wider political struggle of the people of Oaxaca,
The community has suffered brutal attacks due to
their refusal to accept mass-scale logging of the
surrounding forests, often by interests linked to
international companies and members of NAFTA. The
neighbouring pro-logging community of San Miguel
Isidro has prospered through jobs with the lumber
companies and are accused of becoming
paramilitaries, hired killers to force the people of
San Miguel AloAipam from their land. Payment for a
contract killing can be as little as a single bottle
The struggle of San Miguel AloAipam is the struggle
of all Mexico as a whole as some of the most sought
after natural resources in Central America lay under
the feet of the indigenous communities. In order to
access them the state and multinational corporations
are complicit in their repression, using the ruse of
the war on drugs to justify violence and murder in
return for corporate contracts and military funding.
TUESDAY 16 DECEMBER 08
one-day exhibition in the basement
new art on the far wall..
I paint my phobia - fear of stuffed animals. The
stillness of the stuffed animal, their glass eyes
and the scars present the moment of horror induced
by human power play which by butcher's 'technique'
build hunting trophies for their homes, restaurants
and social clubs.
I place my objects under cover of the dark night, to
describe the fate of the animals dictated by the
overpowering human species. I want to overcome that
fear through something pleasant and joyful -
painting. The Nature is drawn using geometrically
strong lines which mimicks computer algorithm
Digital 'filtered' imagery is here to revoke the
unnatural state of the stuffed animals.
Colors have carton-ish suggestions primarily red
which in conjunction with 'sewing scars' comments on
'blood empty' state of the animals.
new art on the stair well...
THURSDAY 18 DECEMBER 08
TUESDAY 06 JANUARY 09
new art in the library
Don't go there. Club Hell in photography
TUESDAY 10 MARCH 09
new art in the library
The video art of Alex Widdowson explores
transitional states of consciousness. His work
shows moments when the mind moves between
perception of the external world to an internal
landscape of imagination and thought. We find
ourselves in a land without terrain, where only
the processes of psyche exist.
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