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James Houston

28 Feb 2009 – 1 Mar 2009

Volume

London, United Kingdom

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  • Buses 53, 453, 36, 436, 171, 177
  • Same street as New Cross Station, (go out, turn left, 5 minute walk), close to New Cross Gate, Deptford Bridge (DLR)

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Big Ideas....Don't get any

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As a pre launch appetiser - Volume presented the highly acclaimed short film, Big Ideas (don't get any), by Glasgow based graphic designer James Houston to celebrate the opening of Temporarycontemporary's Old Police Station. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmfHHLfbjNQ Notes for Editors: 1. Volume is currently: Caroline Stevenson (London), Claire Shallcross (London), Patricia Fleming (Glasgow) and Simon Mitchell (London/Cardiff). 2. James Houston graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2008. In his final year Radiohead held an online contest to remix "Nude" from their album - "In Rainbows" . A challenge given the 6/8 timing, and 63bpm, music played in clubs is around 120bpm and usually 4/4 timing. This resulted in lots of generic entries consisting of a typical 4/4 beat, but with arbitrary clips from "Nude" thrown in so that they qualified for the contest. Based on the lyric (and alternate title) "Big Ideas: Don't get any" James Houston grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they're trying their best to do something that they're not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there. He missed the competition deadline, so he posted it on the internet where it became an overnight success. To James's surprise the bass player from Radiohead Colin Greenwood (Coz) posted the video on radiohead.com. The line up comprises: Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Guitars (rhythm & lead) Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer - Drums HP Scanjet 3c - Bass Guitar Hard Drive array - Act as a collection of bad speakers. 3. The monolithic 1912 Police Station, on the same street as New Cross Station, has been converted by Anthony Gross of temporarycontemporary into 30 artist studios, 2 independent project spaces, a radio station, and a series of atmospheric spaces full of potential for self-funded projects and events in the Old Police Gym/gallery, The Edwardian Interview Room, Snooker Room, Booking Office, Prison Cells and Operations Yard. Launch event includes performances and sets by: Georgina Starr (on-line podcast), Matthew Stone (DJ set), a special film selected by Marc-Camille Chaimowicz, Tai Shani & Nathan Parker (performance/installation), Rabbit (live set), Nina Silvert's Milk & Ramon Salgado-Touzon (multi-media live set), The Readers singing Marquis de Sade, Joey Lewis (installation), The Department for the Ladies' Well-Being (SCUM manifesto induction and male submission), Belly Dancing by Alexandra Unger, tempura by Clapham sushi chef, fashion photography with Juan Trujillo, Nikolas Ventorakif, visits from the Russellettes + more. Studio members may take you by the hand for a tour of the building to show you their latest studio projects. Website launches with Georgina Starr's podcast on the 28th Feb: www.tempcontemp.co.uk/oldpolicestation.html For performance times and more info email: studios@tempcontemp.co.uk The monolithic 1912 Police Station, on the same street as New Cross Station, has been converted by Anthony Gross of temporarycontemporary into 30 artist studios, 2 independent project spaces, a radio station, and a series of atmospheric spaces full of potential for self-funded projects and events in the Old Police Gym/gallery, The Edwardian Interview Room, Snooker Room, Booking Office, Prison Cells and Operations Yard.

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