A night of live performances & Visual Arts curated by Geraldine Gallavardin
Performers; Cluster bomb [collective], FLANGE ZOO (Kitsune Tsukai (Miyuki Kasahara) Tiger Gnome (Calum F. Kerr) & Lotan the Destroyer (Phillip Raymond Goodman), Geraldine Gallavardin, Glenn Fitzpatrick, Ian McGowan, Ian Maclachlan, Jude Cowan Montague, Lynn Charlotte, Lu, Mark Browne, Matt Scott, Kamura Atsuko
Gulf war veteran artist Glenn Fitzpatrick’s drawings will be on display & he will bring his book ‘Art & mines’ .
The idea of Lab 451London is that of a moveable laboratory for international artists to express & emphasize through their own unique art form; a language, whom as a Freedom embodies the way we see & represent the world around us.
The title refers to the dystopian novel from the American writer Ray Bradbury published in 1953 during the McCarthy era & the French New Wave filmmaker François Truffaut who wrote & directed a film adaptation of that novel in 1966.
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.
It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451.