Nathan Jones, Henningham Family Press, Kerry Yong, Kerri Meehan & Sophie Von Cundale, Marcus Orlandi + screening of Buckminster Fuller's film Modeling Universe
hosted by Tim Clare
with DJs Disco of the Sheep & Goats (& other animals), The Fig Tailor, The Tree of Useless Knowledge, Johnny Cash, Lego and a whole load of apples.
Stoke Newington International Airport
Music, art, literature and film commune for an evening of performance and print, as we throw a four-hundredth birthday party for the King James Bible with a difference.
Written and performed by is a poetic re-telling of the biblical tale made entirely using footage from the North West Film Archive, and scored by . Exploring the idea of preservation amidst an oncoming flood, the film uses archive footage to explore the difficulties in maintaining cultural heritage within a shifting digital landscape, drawing parallels to the fallacy of human memory and emotional ‘baggage’.*
Dipping into their syllabus, co-curators the will be donning Geodesic Domed spectacles to follow Buckminster Fuller on an exploration of the Garden of Eden, kicking off with a screening of his film They’ll also be joined by seven guest collaborators, each of whom has contributed to an original broadside poster featuring the seven days of the creation story, to create a man-powered print production line. The Henninghams will be accompanied by musician , who will present both Terry Riley’s A Rainbow in Curved Air and Messiean’s Quartet for the End of Time on casio over the course of the evening.
In addition, we are pleased to announce our support for two new works.
will be performing an ongoing project taking the form of an absurdist magazine. Surreal and schizophrenic in content, reflects the eschatological nature of television broadcasting. Kerri & Sophie have previously performed for Resonance FM as part of Frieze Art Fair, and at the South London Gallery.
And will be performing a performance lecture theorising parallels between the bible narratives of Creation and Redemption and wrestler Steve Austin’s 3:16 character, charting its significance to culture at the time and its importance to the World Wrestling Federation universe.
“You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn’t get you anywhere! Talk about your psalms, talk about John 3:16… Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!”
*Developed from an artist residency at the North West Film Archive, Manchester, UK, supported by Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Oct 2010.