Live Art Evening: The Authentic Fake

16 Jun 2018

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£7 advance/ £9 at the door

Including Live Art Evening, Performance Lectures and The Vinyl Art Project Live

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As we are delving into the world of the hyperreal, we are proud to present our signature live art evening exploring the relations between a reality generated from ideas and repetition of old patterns, and the complex inner lives of individuals.


Read more about The Authentic Fake: https://bit.ly/2rc4APu

Featuring performances from…

Mirei Yazawa: http://ierim.net/
Lily Ashley: http://www.lilyashley.co.uk/
Hugo Hamlet: https://soundcloud.com/voolevoo
Valentina Stocco - https://www.valentinastocco.com/
Lola de la Mata: https://www.loladelamata.com/


Ongoing - 'Norma' by Valentina Stocco
A 4-day durational performance focuses on the similarities between simulation and simulacrum with images and memories. ‘Norma’ consists of a printed crochet piece which Valentina will be re-working on, performing with to create an echo with the process of remembering, to which the image itself is linked. The gesture presented by the artist request an active participation from the viewer on the act of re-inscription of a memory.

20:00 - 'Me in Landscape' by Mirei Yazawa 
Mirei will be performing this movement and sound piece involving projection, live recording and live re-projection.

20:30 - 'Love #5' by Voo Le Voo (Lily Ashley & Hugo Hamlet)
A poetry and music performance by Voo Le Voo
“I am an authentic fake
I have faked my way into living
And eating
And sleeping
And fucking
And working
And succeeding
And failing
And making
And breaking
My persona
My emotions
My friends
My foes
I have faked that you know me
I have faked that you don’t
I am an actor “the world is my stage”

21:00 - performance by Lola de la Mata (TBC)
Lola’s performance would be based on the artworks and installation she is presenting focusing on the use of the female voice in AI, systemic misogyny.


The​ ​Authentic​ ​Fake​​ ​is​ ​the​ ​culmination​ ​of​ ​a​ ​programme​ ​exploring​ ​the​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​reality.​ ​After looking​ ​into​ ​the​ ​way​ ​we​ ​receive​ ​and​ ​decipher​ ​sensorial​ ​information​ ​in​ ​Decoding​ ​Sensations and​ ​diving​ ​into​ ​altered​ ​states​ ​of​ ​consciousness​ ​with​ ​[IN]sane,​ ​we​ ​are​ ​turning​ ​our​ ​eyes​ ​to​ ​the world​ ​of​ ​hyperreality, where the real has been replaced by its own representation.

The​ ​current​ ​state​ ​of​ ​technology,​ ​the​ ​explosion​ ​of​ ​information​ ​and​ ​mass​ ​media,​ ​the dissolution​ ​of​ ​the​ ​materiality​ ​of​ ​objects,​ ​and the​ ​primacy​ ​of​ ​images​ ​in​ ​Western​ ​societies, have changed the way we define ourselves both individually and collectively. We are using the idea of hyperreality to question and destabilise concepts such as identity, gender, veracity, origins and social order, touching on subjects like simulation & copy, collective narratives, organic vs inorganic, fact & fantasy, and the consequences in social and political discourse. 


Candy Choi

Exhibiting artistsToggle

lily ashley

hugo hamlet

Mirei Yazawa

Lola de la Mata

Valentina Stocco

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