TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER 09 open keyboard PIANO NIGHT New art in the vaults YURI PIRONDI 091027.Ioanna-Poster-pulito.jpg 091027.rebus.gif photomonth_logo.100.gif 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. 091027.un-plugged-shockinbehaviour.jpg http://www.un-plugged.co.uk >>basement KINO RANDOM SLIDES + FILM incidental music from eight impovisors...
WEDNEDAY 28 OCTOBER 09 new art on the far wall ANDY MORRICE opening night with incidental music photomonth_logo.100.gif
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."
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SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 09 FOUNDRY HALLOWEEN PARTY 4pm - midnight featuring DISCO_R.DANCE 091021.dischalloween.gif HYPOTIK - SCRATCH ATTITUDE - NOT A NUMBER PETE STORMCROW - DANCON1 >> basement RACKATTACK! 091031.RATTACKflyer.gif THE JAPANIMALS WRAPPED IN PLASTIC http://www.myspace.com/wrappedinplasticuk ZERO EXPERIENCE http://www.myspace.com/zeroexperience LEEVIL http://www.myspace.com/leevil
SUNDAY 01 NOVEMBER 09 >>basement 091101.alAzifwebposter.jpg 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 091103.rathmall.E-Flier-1.jpg "Deep" - Emanuela Gabriela "Primitive and sophisticated at the same time. Nice." - 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 091103.13102009075.jpg "Knitting and drawings by LCF graduate and temp Isabel Freinkel"
WEDNESDAY 04 NOVEMBER 09 091104.P1010191_2.jpg 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 reality. 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. While Ant's sound art is playing downstairs, Balkan Barry will be spinning incidental kolas, coceks, gypsy grooves and other Balkanista sounds re mixed and re packed for tomorrow\'s party people. For more info go to http://www.facebook.com/balkanbarry.
THURSDAY 05 NOVEMBER 09 091104.ishit_back.gif 091104.ishit_front.jpg 091103.CORBETTANDJONES09.jpg CORBETT & JONES We're showing a few little daubs that we've done on various Art Club nights. Between 3rd and the 10th of November you can see these around The Foundry. We're going down there in the evening on Thursday 5th, Bonfire Night for cider and sloe gin, so pop over and see us - it'll be lovely to see you. Thursday, 05 November 2009 Time: 19:00 - 23:00
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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 091110.stefan_new-image-wheel.jpg HARD SHOULDER 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. photomonth_logo.100.gif 091110.Psithurism-72dpi.jpg 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 fiction." 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 art event in the basement... ALZIRA - AIDEN MARK - TOBIAS SCHMIDTT 091111.sofia_foundry.jpg new art in the vaults ST & ST 091110.wonderland---st.--st..jpg 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 stereotypical thinking. 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 091112.are-you-zine-friendly.gif 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.
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SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 09 UGLYFUNK 091114.foundry-14-nov-new-flat.gif
TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER 09 open keyboard PIANO NIGHT new art in the basement SCRATCH ATTITUDE new art in the library DEVYANI PARMER new art on the bar wall KOBUS new art in the vaults EVI LEMBERGER Ein Nichtort, or The Fairy Tale About the Galoshes of Fortune Photographs from Transcarpathia "Home is a Nonplace. Home is an utopia. You can experience in the most intense way, if you are away and you miss it; the actual homefeeling is the homesickness. And even if you are not away, the homefeeling nourishes itself out of the missing, out of that, which does not anymore or not just yet exist. Because the memory and the longing are turning places into homes." http://evilemberger.co.uk photomonth_logo.100.gif
WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 09 new art in the stair well MANU with incidental musical entertainment from DISCO_R.DANCE
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SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 09 performance art in the basement GREG CHARLTON
TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER 09 new art in the vaults ALEXANDER PIERRE new art in the big room LAURIE new art on the far wall FRANCIS MEDINA new art on the stair well REFOCUS We are refocus, a grass roots organisation and part of the Photovoice network projects. We run participatory photography workshops training minority groups and have recently returned from Damascus, Syria after completing our second project in collaboration with UNICEF and are now in the UK planning the exhibition. For more information about refocus please look at http://www.refocusproject.com/index.htm In our recent project we worked with 24 Iraqi, Palestinian and Syrian youth. The course used photography to encourage self expression focusing on the subjects of integration, rights and gender equality. The following link shows the participant's profiles and some of their images. http://www.refocusproject.com/home.php After six weeks of training they produced an exhibition of 48 photographs. The exhibition was named 'Bridging the Gap' and was exhibited in Damascus to organisations that are now developing the participants further, tackling the issues raised by the participants in order to advocate necessary change. Please contact us if you have any queries via email or call Amy on 0777 972 9776 or refocusproject@gmail.com
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