Saturday, 15 August 2009


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 Designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA

Giles Round, poet Kenneth Bostock, curator Vic Brooks and friend

Serpentine gallery co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist wearing African parangole with Tate Modern curator Jessica Morgan

Simon Popper watching the film from outside...

Oliver Robb and Philipa Horan watching the film from the grass...

Guztav Metzger going home...

hairy chest and misoginist anti-hero...

Hans Ulrich and Serpentine Gallery Director Julia Peyton Jones

Charles & Ray Eames 'Black Top' film overlapped over Barbet Schroeder's 'More'

Serpentine Gallery Public Programme curator Nicola Lees dressed with Sponge Bob caftan

Sponge Bob singing Surf Board appears on screen

Sponge Bob appearing on real life

Serpentine pavilion at night, notice Sponge Bobs to the left

The End, Japanese girls leaving with fake Jeff Koons!

Kafe Pittoresk: l’Expérience du Monde Visionnaire
Giles Round and Mark Aerial Waller
Serpentine Gallery Park Nights:
Friday 14 August 2009, 8pm

Giles Round and Mark Aerial Waller present an evening that uses Barbet Schroeder’s counter-cultural film More, 1969, as a framework for a psychedelic presentation of music, sculpture and performance. The London-based artists take influences from sources including Constructivism and the artist Jeff Koons, and they re-edit some of the film’s sequences, mixing them with footage from modernist abstract films.

KAFE PITTORESK: L’Expérience du Monde Visionnaire is an evening presented by Giles Round & Mark Aerial Waller that uses Barbet Schroeder’s counter cultural 60s film 'More' as a framework for the presentation of actions, music & sculpture. The event presents a tragic hippy trajectory played out through the summer dust of Ibiza. This, the vista of the Kafe Pittoresk constructs its own suggestive narrative based on a psychedelic & disjointed history beginning with Constructivism & terminating with the corporatisation of culture. L’Expérience du Monde Visionnaire presents a series of increasingly psychedelic experimentations through diversions into key modernist abstract film, a re-working of the soundtrack & spatial/temporal incongruities.

Kafe Pittoresk is a franchise of the universal mega-brand Taverna Especial. Irrespective of Taverna Especial’s original singular vision & ideological mission statement, Kafe Pittoresk adapted to become a platform for plurality.

TAVERNA ESPECIAL, A biography, 2003 to present
Established in the summer of 2003 Taverna Especial is both a kitchen & a salon for the reception & consideration of a singular art work. Co founded by Giles Round & Mark Aerial Waller, Taverna Especial has a dynamic & mythic core, as such it was created through a constantly evolving system of chance happenings. The original premises situated on an estate parade off Hackney Road closed it’s doors in 2006 following the traumatic metamorphosis of the area by the set dressers of dystopic science fiction fable Children of Men. With no permanent location the now nomadic kitchen Taverna Especial continues to develop it’s ideological stance & adapts it’s structure to create situational shifts. Taverna Especial embraces contradiction.

Park Nights 2009 Park Nights is an annual series of events staged every Friday night in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. This year’s programme includes music, theatre, performances, talks and film screenings. The website gives details of the events that run over the summer until September. The season culminates in October with Poetry Marathon, the latest in the Gallery’s acclaimed series of Marathons, conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery Co-Director.

All events are held in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 Designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA

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