CHAIN - A series of performances linking Artists, Musicians and Poets

24 May 2012

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10:00 – 18:00

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Lewisham Arthouse

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus: 36,436,171,172,321
  • New Cross/New Cross Gate
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Curated by Candida Powell-Williams


A series of performances linking Artists, Musicians and Poets who unite to investigate the relationship between everyday life in the city and our collective consciousness. Expect bold, experimental, improvised and anarchic performances.

Form and content have been pushed together an experimental structure. Each participant has provided the following with a word/object/sound or image stimulus. This chain has driven their collective responses together in a stream of collective conciousness.

The schedule of Performances is:

3.30-4.00pm- Charles Hayward

Hayward is showing a new video work made for the event. He is a pioneering drummer with bands This Heat and Camberwell Now.

4.00-5.00pm- Clare Qualmann

Perambulatorisa walk that explores navigation, way finding and collective decision making with the added encumbrance of prams.Qualmann works across a range of media -from drawing and sculpture to artists  books and live events, often in the form of walks.

5.00-5.30- Lauren Godfrey

Alongside making sculptures Godfrey is exploring writing and speaking as an embodiment of content as opposed to representation. She will be giving a lecture for Chain.

5.30-6.15- Reuben Thurnhill/ Gregoire Bouffon

Trajet Tragiqueis a nostalgic drive around Lewisham for smokers only. Thurnhill is an Artist, Curator and Lecturer, his practice illuminates the sublime and the ridiculous.

6.15-6.45pm- Jenny Rush

Rush graduated from the Slade School of Art in 2009. Her film work deals with aspects of social and anthropological theory.

6.45- 7.15pm- Daniel Oliver

Daniel Oliver's performance is based on a seance. Oliver is currently studying for a PhD on awkwardness and participatory performance.

7.15-7.45pm- Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe is making new work under the titleCustards, mustards and dusters, McCabe is a poet; heworks as a Joint Librarian at the Poetry Library on the South Bank and is published widely.

7.45- 8.15pm- Stephen Crowe

Fleur de Bray and Ilze Ikshe will be singing and playing in a  vexed situation supplied by Stephen Crowe. Crowe is a composer and musician, making operas with Crowe Ensemble and often uses graphic scores.

8.15- 8.45pm- Rebecca Lennon

Lennon works in video, sound, text and performance, drawing on cinema, the media, technology, mythology and madness. For Chain she will be giving a performance lecture.

8.45- 9.00pm- Jessica Voorsanger

Voorsanger is a multimedia artist who explores popular culture, in particular celebrity through obsession, and media representation. Her performance will play with ringtones and mobile phones.

9.00-9.30pm- Sian Parkinson

Parkinson is an artist, writer and performer. As part of Chain he will be performing Sion Parkinson's FACE CAGE: a half-hour song set in a Talbot Alpine car that recalls teenage autoeroticism, chance and shame.

9.30-10.00pm- Chora

Ben Morris and Rob Lye have been making music under the banner 'Chora' since 2004, recent releases include 'Songs from the Husk-Hair Malt' 2011 on Winebox Records and 'The Wax Heel' Zero Jardins 2011.

10.00-10.30pm- Charles Hayward (repeat)

6-10.30pm Ladies of the Press* are Ana Cavicand Renee O'Drobinak: a performative press duo that re-imagines the role of the publisher and the publicist into a theatrical persona.www.ladiesofthepress.org

Candida Powell-Williams received The Arthouse Studio Award for 2011-12. Candida graduated from MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2011 and began her studio residency in November 2011. You can find more information about her work and what she's up to whilst at the Arthouse on her website: www.candidapowell-williams.com/News.html


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