Saturday 6 November 2010
Set design and Presentation by Leslie Kulesh
This week Leslie Kulesh will embody the American female talk show host. At once feminine, current, relatable and warm, universally looked to for everything from make-up tips to politics - and at times as powerful as any politician.
Leslie's set will depart from a classic 2-D background to focus on the volume of space the actors occupy. A carefully curated selection of props become activated throughout the show providing anonymity for the BTFA readings, keeping Chas in supply of both paint and drink, and of course setting the mood for this week's presenter.
Leslie Kulesh is an American artist whose sculpture and installation employs craft materials in large-scale productions. Her work attempts to liberate the notions of material whilst questioning spatial ownership and experience. Leslie currently lives and works in London.
Selected exhibitions include 'How About Now' Sabina Lee, LA (2010); 'Lonelycat15' Spanien19c, Aarhus, Denmark, 'CSSC' 179Canal, NYC, (2009); 'Neu Art' Live With Animals, NYC (2008)
Whoop Dee Doo, an interview with Megan Mantia
Whoop Dee Doo, hosted by your awesome friends, Jaimie and Matt, is a kid-friendly faux public access television show featuring pre-planned performances accompanied by live audience participation (kind of like a radical talent show!!). One of the show's facilitators, Megan Mantia will be in conversation with Leslie Kulesh featuring highlights from previous episodes.
The show is based in Kansas City, Missouri, but has travelled and worked with many amazing arts organisations all over the country!! Some of the awesome places they have worked with include the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, Deitch Projects in New York, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago and more!
Anonymous interviewers meet with BTFA, an anonymous collected body of bodies who produce and distribute queer cruising notes and images in the form of a zine. Interviewed for the first time about the project, BTFA's two editors will be known throughout the exchange only by their "designations", DCCT (in the studio) and EBCE (on a satellite link up from a secret location). Discussions of the political possibilities and limitations offered by the position of anonymity, to author and editor, will be harshly considered. And together they will try to seek out their impersonal alignments without identifying with each other. The discussion will be broken up by readings from the zine by anonymous persons.
Sarah Rara, On Moire
Interference can be defined as the imposition of two waves forming a new wave or a message disrupted as it travels from the source to the receiver. Moire patterns are generated by interference between two visual fields; they result from an attempt to occupy the same space - collapsing separate points of view if only for a wavering instant. Composed for four hands, Moire uses two simple pattern layers to isolate the point at which two messages can alternately merge or disrupt each other. Moire embodies the sincere attempt to map a social space not reliant on constant convergence or agreement, but rather the acknowledgement of interference, difference, friction, and disruption as a potential model for producing a social space that is characterised by the inclusion of multiple perspectives into a shared view.
Moire was created as a test shot for a scene from a larger video work currently in progress that examines interference, filtering, and parallax in terms of social engagement, subjectivity, and power sharing.
Sarah Rara is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. Working primarily in video and performance, Rara is also part of the musical collective Lucky Dragons and a founding member of Sumi Ink Club, a public group that meets regularly to generate collaborative drawings.
Charlie Woolley, Painting With Chas
CHOICE: Saturday 23rd October 6pm
In the grand tradition of Bob Ross, Rolf Harris and Tony Hart, artist Charlie Woolley will take on the role of 'Chas', a "Television Artist" who joins us live in the studio this week. 'Chas' will lead us through the perils and pitfalls of contemporary painting - unoriginality, earnestness, and abstract expressionism. He'll also offer us tips and tricks on how to succeed in the art world; with touches of decorative irony, and daubs of critical theory all along the way! Essential viewing for all ages, from seasoned professionals to Sunday dabblers.
Charlie Woolley is a London based artist working in a variety of mediums, from large scale photo-montage to flags and furnishings. His work focuses on the mediation and manipulation of political and cultural concepts and images. He has recently finished a seven week performance of his Radio Show, a far reaching collaborative project transforming gallery spaces into radio stations.
Charlie has lectured at London Metropolitan University, Kingston University and The Royal College of Art. Exhibitions include: Mysterious Cults, SPACE Studios (2010), Spasticus Artisticus, Ceri Hand Gallery Liverpool (2010) FLYERSHEEPFLAGSELF, Seventeen Gallery (2009) I Built My House On Sand, David Risley Gallery, London (2008).
Charlotte Turton, Sublime Time
'Sublime Time' is a video work that postulates the future powers of television today.
The televisual revolution is over; we understand the complexities and motives of mediated communication all too well. We know when we are being sold an idea or product, pandered to or persuaded, corralled into action or acquiesce, entertained or comatosed. So what can it tell us about the future, where do we go from here?
Charlotte Turton is a London based artist, engaged in producing sound and moving image work using digital technologies and text. Uniting ideology and poetics, her practice is focused on the politics of language as a device for postulating futuristic possibilities.
Dis Magazine, Hooper Place
The all-new documentary soap opera from DIS MAGAZINE, strictly for adults.
DIS is a dissection of fashion, art and commerce which seeks to dissolve conventions, distort realities, disturb ideologies and disrupt the dismal dissemination of fashion discourse. All is open to discussion. There is no final word.
Cibelle, Sonja Khalecallon: Products for a better life
At the "Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel" everyone is welcome. Amongst the visitors that pass by are the bricklayer looking for a morning shot, clubbers in the midst of their previous night out, the fat burlesque dancer, an intellectual prostitute and tourists wearing sandals looking for an exotic drink. The narrator is Sonja Khalecallon; host, maid, masseuse, gift shop attendant, bartender, dancer, spiritual advisor and crooner at the cabaret inside the Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel.
Cibelle is a multi-media performance artist, singer-songwriter and music producer. She has recently been working more with visual arts and performance, taking part in the Abravanista movement with Rick Castro, also a part of Assume Vivid Astro Focus and collaborating as a part of collective and artzine FUR.uk.com
Titles and Visuals by Gili Tal with Michael Lomon and Johnny Scarr
Titles this week come from Gili Tal with Michael Lomon on animation and Johnny Scarr on sound. The titles are Gili's collages gone overboard and mixed with a bit of QVC graphic styling. Mike has delved in to his love of dissolve effects without holding back, as Nadia Comaneci, Kathy Acker, nicely-dressed office folk and lots of palm trees fall away to allow big, bright and shiny Sesame Street-style letters to do their thing.
Gili Tal was born in 1983 in Tel Aviv and lives and works in London. She works mainly with images such as those found in magazines and junk mail. She is interested in the bathos inherent in mass produced images, particularly in regards to extremes of emotion, and the tensions and conversations that can be produced across them when they are imposed beside each other. Gili has participated in group shows at 10/2/10, Berlin (2010), Auto Italia South East, London (2008) and The Jerwood Space, London (2008). She will have a solo show at (And/Or), London in 2011.
Michael Lomon is an illustrator and animator currently residing in London. He has illustrated for clients such as The British Dental Journal, LeftLion and Murky Depths magazine. He enjoys working with ink and watercolour, but will on occasion get his hands dirty with some digital shenanigans. He also draws comics and has produced a range of independent animated shorts including 'Cuckoo' for director Hewson Maxwell, and others which have great titles like 'rind & pulp.'
Johnny Scarr predominantly works with sound in an improvised context. He is perhaps best known as a member of Spoils & Relics, and occasionally Fossils.
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