Local Anaesthesia - Pop-Up Event, New Cross Gate

27 May 2011 – 29 May 2011

Event times

Fridat the 27th 6 - 9pm, Saturday the 28th 1 - 9pm, Sunday the 29th 1 - 6pm

198 Contemporary Arts & Learning

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 322, 196, 3, 37, 201, 68, 468 to Herne Hill
  • Brixton
  • Herne Hill

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Pop-Up Event at ASC Project Pop-Up Space, Bond House, New Cross


Located in a disused cash-and-carry in New Cross, over May bank holiday weekend, academic and inter-media artist J Milo Taylor will create a live experiment; can you synthetically evoke paranoia? Curated by Central Saint Martins Students Caroline Christie, Leyla Tahir, Sofia Wennerström and Ellie Wyant, the exhibition follows on from the recent group show at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning in Brixton, under the joint title ‘Local Anaesthesia'. The concept focuses on the impact of contemporary urbanisation and how it functions as a filtering process, subconsciously blocking or heightening experiences, which in turn warps inner city living. Local Anaesthesia sets out to manipulate and contort the viewer's senses. If urbanisation numbs us to the influence of the city, how easy is it to create a virtual plane of paranoia?The piece uses infrasonic and supersonic levels, DIY electronics, lasers and spectacular visuals to produce a soup of sound, where the audience can wonder around a dystopian metropolitan landscape. Dreadspace #Blood and Fire is not for the light hearted. Alongside the installation will be a series of events: Film screening featuring works shown at the East London Film Festival and London Short Film Festival: Including: Eva Weber's award-winning Solitary life of Cranes, ‘This film did what art should do: it opened your eyes'- The Guardian Esther Johnson's Elevation: A unique portrait of Sheffield's in/famous Park Hill estate, Ranya Nadeem's A13 Road Movie and a few short artist films. A performance by Raymond Wong titled Fontless II: in D, with Ben Absalom, Sam Bardsley, Oscar Oldershaw and Joe Campbell, live soundtrack by Maja Nagahich. There will also be a workshop by Ryan Jordan on oscillations, radio feedback and the body. Supported by ASC Studios Bond House, Goodwood Road, SE14 6BL 27th May 6 - 9pm, 28th May 1 - 9pm, 29th May 1 - 6pm Train: New Cross Gate/ New Cross Buses: 343, 484, 21, 53, 172, 453, 136, 171, 177, 436, P12, P13

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