Friday, 6 July 2007
THE WEASEL, POP MUSIC AND CONTEMPORARY ART, AT SOUTH LONDON GALLERY
SOUTH LONDON GALLERY
14–29 JULY 2007
From protest song to electro pop, cabaret to rave, The Weasel looks at the culture and sub-cultures of music, presenting a series of live performances as well as artists’ films exploring social, personal and political meanings of the soundtracks that surround us. Art colleges have been notorious breeding grounds for some of the most influential bands in pop such as Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Pulp, Franz Ferdinand and the ‘artrocker’ phenomenon, while the impact of MTV has brought together image and sound more closely today than ever before. The Weasel presents the work of artists using aspects of the music and entertainment industries within their practice.
The venue and stage, specially designed by Assume Vivid Astro Focus in flamboyant psychedelic style, will host live performances by artists’ bands by night and frame a programme of artists’ films by day. A functioning bar designed by Ludovica Gioscia & Karen Tang will be the catalyst in transforming the gallery into a nightclub during band performances, and the project will finish with the release of bootleg recordings which capture the music, soundtrack and ambience of The Weasel.
Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Ludovica Gioscia & Karen Tang
Alexandra Bachzetsis, Kulwinder Bajar, The Errorists, Maxi Geil! & PlayColt, Giles Round, DJ Rubbish, Saltpeter, Slackers, Matt Stokes
Charles Atlas, Kulwinder Bajar, Johanna Billing, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Judith Hopf, Kitsuné, Los Super Elegantes, Maxi Geil!, My Barbarian, Jason Nelson, Esther Planas, Wilhelm Sasnal
Assume Vivid Astro Focus’s purpose built stage and screen will host artists’ films during the day. Films by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Maxi Geil! and Wilhelm Sasnal will be interspersed by a programme of shorts including work by Charles Atlas, Kulwinder Bajar, Johanna Billing, Judith Hopf, Kitsuné, Los Super Elegantes, My Barbarian, Jason Nelson and Esther Planas.
MAXI GEIL!: NAUSEA II, 2005
60 mins, shown daily at 1.30pm
Maxi Geil!’s ‘porn-rock opera’ Nausea II is a humorous musical based around the sex industry, and the amusing similarities between the glamour and shock of both the art world and porn industry. The film combines disenchantment with contemporary desires with a wistful return to old-fashioned song and dance routines.
IAIN FORSYTH & JANE POLLARD:
MAKE ME YOURS AGAIN, 2007
30mins, shown daily at 3.30pm
Make Me Yours Again is an unscripted portrait of young people talking about love and loss, using homemade ‘mix tapes’ as a trigger. Made during a residency in New Zealand, this work continues Forsyth & Pollard’s Precious Little series.
WILHELM SASNAL: THE RIVER, 2006
20 mins, shown daily at 5pm
The River, inspired by Pare Lorentz’s script for a film of the same name, began with the commission of several New York bands to create music to accompany Lorentz’s poetry. The resulting documentary shows gritty footage of the studio sessions.
THURSDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS
Saturday 14 July
Kicking off The Weasel, a festive carnival including karaoke selected by Kulwinder Bajar and special guest appearances.
FRED LABEL PRESENTS…
Thursday 19 July
Fred Label host an evening of Art Pop to launch Maxi Geil! & PlayColt’s new LP, Strange Sensation. Performing live, the New York band and artists’ collective will be joined by Saltpeter.
Saturday 21 July
Political and protest song with a twist will be the theme for the night with female choir Slackers performing alongside The Errorists. DJ Rubbish will provide the soundtrack combining political messages with a party mentality.
Saturday 28 July
Old School and Nu Rave DJs will provide the tunes blasting from Matt Stokes’s sound system, Real Arcadia. The music is accompanied by Giles Round’s cyclical animation while Alexandra Bachzetsis performs Act.
SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE
Three Sunday night gigs and night club propositions by artists and artist bands invited by Pablo Leon de la Barra.
Sunday 15 July: Jo Robertson
Sunday 22 July: Esther Planas / Club Esther / Dirty Snow
Sunday 29 July: Tetine
From 9pm at Bistrotheque, 23–27 Wadeson Street, London E9
PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED
The annual independent publishing fair returns to Rochelle School including artists Esther Planas, Junior Aspirin and Åbäke, representing some of the intersections between art, music, design, fashion and publishing.
Sunday 29 July, 2–7pm at Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, London E2
South London Gallery
65 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH
24 Hour Info 020 7703 9799
Call 020 7703 6120
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avaf stage scenography
eli taking photo of tim
LSE videos on screen