Including 8pm performance Happy End AY2010 by Andro Semeiko and Yu-Chen Wang in collaboration with Tom Eykelhof and Lesley Cook
9pm performance The Callas - This time there's no happy ending...
Exhibition continues until 11th July 2010 Friday - Sunday 12-6pm
From May to July 2010, Basement Art Projects presents a twelve-week show: Happy End / A Transmitter To the Ultimate Way of Contemporary Living at Guest Projects, London. The exhibition features works by international artists Andro Semeiko, Yu-Chen Wang, Alasdair Duncan, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Ad de Jong, Sheena Macrae, Andrew Darke, Lakis and Aris Ionas, Sebastian Lowsley-Williams and Tomoko Takahashi and includes performance by Tom Eykelhof and Lesley Cook and a film programme curated by Georgia Korossi.
Happy End takes its starting point from a semi-fictional story about Andro Semeiko and Yu-Chen Wang's life and a journey to reach never-ending happiness. The story is based on the construction of a transmitter a complex mechanical device that enables transportation to authentic happiness. As the device is developed it becomes apparent that the transmitter is more than a machine; it is a space, a unique experience and the ultimate way of living.
Happy End evolves through weekly previews of different artists' work and a series of music, film, theatre and participatory events. Individual and collective contributions will combine to influence the changing content and shape of the project. After the exhibition, the transmitter will continue to live on in shared experience, ideas and relationships.
The exhibition is curated by Yu-Chen Wang and assisted by Molly Bretton.