TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER 09
open keyboard PIANO NIGHT
new art in the library
CRISTINA COCULLO and EMANUELA FRANCHINI
The exhibition is inspired by the Grelling's
paradox, also known as the Heterological Paradox.
According to this semantic paradox, words that
describe exactly what they are - such as 'short' -
are named autological. Words that don't - such as
'long' - are referred to as heterological. The
paradox arises then, when one considers whether the
word heterological is indeed autological or not.
Heterological Boundaries comprises a series of
diptyches in which both artists' photos are
juxtaposed, with the aim of representing
Grelling's paradox in pictures. The unlikely union
of the two artists' very different photographic
style forms a series of new images and unleashes
new meanings for viewers to discover.
"We have always been attracted to each other's
photography and the different images we use to
convey similar meanings, Grelling goes to the very
heart of what we are trying to portray and
challenges our sense of meaning." Cristina Cocullo
"We decided on the concept of the exhibition early
on as we both believe that photography is the best
conduit for conveying meaning, these double images
sit together without explanation as we want to let
people come to their own conclusions about what
label belongs to each image. After all, while all
the photos are heterological images, a closer look
might break through boundaries to reveal their
autological meanings." Emanuela Franchini
new art on the bar wall
I'm sure it was there a moment ago
The show attempts to explore the forgetful nature
of the artist and his relationship with the
photographic document as evidence.
new art in the vaults
Skimming Stones documents the English beaches that
Stuart visited during his childhood holidays.
Examining his own past, while exploring the British
summer and holidaying at home.
WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER 09
new art in the basement FACE IT
"Face It" is a series of works inspired by portraits
and emotions. Featuring Uk and international based
artists. a showcase of diverse works, in the
basement of The Foundry. Curated by the artist
Stefano "Phen" Buccarello, Greg Charlton,
Catherine Howell, Faye Joines, Soheila Keyani,
Mathieu Leger, Sevan Nigogosian, Ushma Pala,
Fatime Szazsi, Riki Digerud Waring, Lob Zilla
SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER 09
WELCOME TO WORMWORLD
open mic poetry
sign up by 8pm
TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER 09
open keyboard PIANO NIGHT
New art in the vaults YURI PIRONDI
new art on the stair well SHOCKIN' BEHAVIOUR
Solo exhibition by un-plugged
over 50,000 stickers - The loss of power that humanity may one day face.
SLIDES + FILM
incidental music from eight impovisors...
WEDNEDAY 28 OCTOBER 09
new art on the far wall ANDY MORRICE
opening night with incidental music
THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER 09
new art in the library...
Critique of the Institution ii - Cry for Help
a tribute to Zmijewski
MICHAEL BUCKNELL, MA, AICA
New screen prints, digital prints, video painting etc
Investigating negativity in perception of the artist
"for the record, in the view of the department and the University's
senior officers, your behaviour in the period leading-up to this
deadline, have been vexatious, disproportionate and persistently
unreasonable. Your actions have caused upset and distress to a number of
colleagues whose efforts to afford a professional service were
repeatedly met with discourteous rejection and/or belligerent
obfuscation. At times your manner was intimidating."
SUNDAY 01 NOVEMBER 09
Join us this Day of the Dead for an evening of
cinematic ritual performance by Raymond Salvatore
Harmon at London's legendary Foundry.
'Visions of the Al Azif' is a cinematic meditation
of the altered states explored by the mad Arab Abdul
Alhazred, author of the Necronomicon.
The Al Azif (H.P. Lovercraft's famed Necronomicon)
was a massive collection of the madness induced
poetic hallucinations of its author. Similar in
structure to other Sufic works of the period the Al
Azif speaks of unheard of eons before man walked the
earth. Populated with demons and other creatures of
questionable age who had come to earth seeking
refuge from the emptiness of space.
The evening's performance will be the first
screening of these rare and illusive documents of
the visionary states that must be obtained in order
to communicate with the Great Old Ones of mankind's
forgotten past. These detailed organic abstractions
illustrate the vivid hallucinatory states and
madness inducing transcendental experiences that led
to the author's untimely death.
The performance will take place in the catacombs
under the Foundry.
TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER 09
open keyboard PIANO NIGHT
new art in the basement MARK RATHMELL
- Emanuela Gabriela
"Primitive and sophisticated at the same time.
- Joyce Kubat
"It emotes" - Dave Useo
"Like horrible f###ing cartoons"
- Mark Stringer
The first solo exhibition of modern figurative
work by Mark Rathmell after many years away from
art, the 40 or so works on display combine
looseness, distortion and experimentation with
media to create a raw, visceral approach to
depicting the face and the figure.
new art in the libary ISABEL FREINKEL
"Knitting and drawings by LCF graduate and temp Isabel Freinkel"
WEDNESDAY 04 NOVEMBER 09
New art in the vaults ANT THE RANT
THE GHOSTS IN MY CLOTHES
In November of 2005, after a period of emotional
stress and bouts of drinking and drug-taking, I
suffered a breakdown which resulted in an episode
of psychosis. At the beginning of the episode, I
was convinced I was being persecuted by my
neighbours and kept a record of the dialogue. The
event culminated in me believing that my clothes
had been impregnated with an advanced technology
developed by MI5 and ultimately led to a 6 week
spell In a psychiatric hospital.
On recovery, I became fascinated by the power of
my mind to 'rationalise' he experience, no matter
how outlandish the conclusion. I was also made
acutely aware of the lack of understanding of
psychosis, the stigmas associated with it and the
different attitudes to treatment.
Centred around the recorded transcript of the
dialogue I was hearing, using actors, this
exhibition invites you to experience the inner
voices as I did, as a very tangible external
Alongside the sound installation, I contrast
material from my daily working life with this
inner conflict and show how these overlapped with,
an often, prophetic synchronicity.
It explores the fine line between a lively
creativity and an unhealthy imagination, the power
of self suggestion and the chemistry of psychosis.
As some light relief, Balkan Barry will be
spinning some gypsy tunes upstairs.
THURSDAY 05 NOVEMBER 09
TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 09
open keyboard PIANO NIGHT
new art on the bar wall DAVID GONZALEZ
1-day event in the basement....
THE ATROCITY ORGANIZATION
JG Ballard & the Technologies of Psychopathology Management
A kind of waiting madness, like a state of undeclared
war, haunted the office buildings of the business
park. - J.G. Ballard, Super-Cannes
As a novelist and fiction SF writer, JG Ballard
developed one of the most dynamic (and disturbing)
exploration of collective psychopathology, excesses
in organizational life, and the collapsing of the
Western imaginary. From the fetish of the car crash
to obscene hidden violence of the business park,
internment camps to masochist fantasies directed
through the mediated form of Ronald Reagan's body,
Ballard's work ventures into territories that are
disconcerting to explore, but from which one can
learn a great deal. Rather than assuming that
disorder and excess is a condition that management
and organization must respond to, this event will
explore the proposition that what might really be
psychopathological is the desire to impose order upon
an inherently ungovernable and excessive condition.
new art on the far wall STEFAN ROMAN
Vistas and architecture drafted from the point of
view of a truck driver.
Images that flit by day to day in random fashion,
individually caught, captured, distilled and
processed in large scale drawings.
new art in the library CHRISTOPHER RAINBOW
The Cave Wall Sings at The Foundry
"This series of works emanates from an extensive
period of visits to asylum seekers held in remand at
Harmondsworth Immigration Detention Centre, near
Heathrow. The plight of Daniel, a Nigerian detainee
fleeing the murderous tendrils of an influential
cult, the Ogboni struck a particularly powerful
chord. Over months of visits, I was witnessed and
shared his fears, crises and friendship as he
confronted the dual threats of potential harm
through extradition back into his persecutors' hands
and the boredom and brutalisation on incarceration
in the UK. From creating reportage comic strips and
illustration documenting my relationship with
Daniel, I have increasingly found myself imagining
and visualising his dream, fantasies and memories.
This sets up an intriguing paradox - as I try to
understand the situation through his eyes by means
of creative exploration, I start to create my own
Christopher Rainbow is an artist / illustrator
exploring narrative strands through drawing, collage
and mural. He is a regular contributor to Blueprint
magazine and illustration commissions include works
for Lex records, BBC Collective and Barbican.
Following a mis-spent youth spent running riot with
a spray can in a sleepy seaside town with compadres
The Pugilist and Neon Noodle; he formed the Ziko
collective with Matt Littler. Their artwork can be
seen at www.zikotown.com. By night, he runs howling
through the streets of London with a pack of foxes.
WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 09
new art in the vaults ST & ST
St. & St.
St. & St. is the project name of the two collaborating artists
STEPHAN HALTER AND STEPHANIE GERNER
Both were born 1977 in Germany. They live and work in Berlin.
In their work they explore hierarchic systems,
supervision and standardization as well as
For that reason they don't confine themselves to a
certain technique or media and always integrate the
room as part of their work.
THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER 09
are you ZINE FRIENDLY?
Alternative Press are hosting another awesome
evening of Zines, comix, book arts and poetry at our
second Zine Friendly event at the foundry, in order
to promote our new project, the Zine Friendly Blog!
A resource for self-publishers far and wide, it will
list venues, promoters, stockists and events that
are all "Zine Friendly"!
We are inviting small pressers everywhere to come
down and promote their own work. For free! All we
are asking is that people donate what they can, even
a zine or two, to help Alternative Press to keep
promoting the scene.
There will be communal tables where self publishers
can sell their work. Printmakers or those with large
work are encouraged to use the walls as a
spontaneous temporary free arts space where you can
stick up your work DIY style! BYOB (Bring Your Own
Blu-tak!) Also, we are inviting some zine
distributors to represent as much of what is going
on in the scene as we can.
We'll be having a cake sale with free tea, Knitting
Circle, CD compilation lucky dip (just bring a cd of
your own favourite music and take your pick!), free
blank zines for you to use and a poetry workshop
followed by some performances and a short open mic...
Things will kick off at 7pm until around 11pm.
SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 09
VINYL PLREASURES / UGLYFUNK
SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER 09
bar floor DISCO_R.DANCE
_ _ ...check back later for more info!
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