Chain Gang is an exhibition of works between 10 artists/ illustrators/ designers. Each have produced original artworks including collaborative pieces as a way to keep the flow of the mechanism.
Hailing from different disciplines and each with their own approach, a varied selection of work will be seen in style, size and theme. Canvas, ink, print, and paint can be expected along with a great vibe.
The exhibition will take place within the relaxed environment of Juno Bar in Shoreditch, the artists welcome anyone who wants to join the evening and Ching glasses.
The second LoCo London Comedy Film Festival follows their 2012 smashing debut with the UK premiere of the biggest, boldest, ballsiest Hollywood comedy of the year, featuring Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Richard Gere, Kate Winslet and more. This all-star, gleefully offensive sketch comedy was co-created by Peter Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary), with directors including Brett Ratner, Elizabeth Banks and Griffin Dunne, so we don’t recommend you bring your grandmother. Unless she’s very, very dirty. Join LoCo in the upstairs bar from 10pm for a pre-premiere party, followed by the screening (90mins) at midnight.
This exhibition will take a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting since 1950. Contrasting key paintings by Jackson Pollock and David Hockney, the exhibition considers two different approaches to the idea of the canvas as an arena in which to act: one gestural, the other one theatrical. The paintings of the Vienna Actionists or the Shooting Pictures of Niki de St Phalle will be re-presented within the performance context that they were made, and juxtaposed with works by artists such as Cindy Sherman or Jack Smith that used the face and body as a surface, often using make-up in work dealing with gender role-play. The exhibition proposes a new way of looking at the work of a number of younger artists whose approach to painting is energised by these diverse historical sources, drawing upon action painting, drag and the idea of the stage set.
On Monday 28th January / 6.45pm-7.45pm, self-defining Queer artist Tim “Timberlina,” will be constructing a performance tour of the exhibition, centred around exploring the exhibition for broader sensibilities and notions of Queer past and present. Tickets are £10 / £7 concessions, and include a free glass of wine.
Open mic Hip Hop event hosted by freestyle extraordinaire LeeN with DJ Sai on the decks, bringing you a serious night of Hip Hop vibes. 2nd Weds of every month @ Lockside Lounge, Camden.
Our Open Cyphers are just that so anyone of any level of experience with some Cypher Etiquette can get involved and share their lyricism. Poets, MCs, Writers and Freestylers alike can get in the mix and set the venue blaze with your universal energies.
Fuerzabruta, the show that took London by storm and re-opened the Roundhouse in 2006 is back by popular demand.
Featuring mind-blowing visual effects that must be seen to be believed – the iconic image of a man bursting full throttle through a series of moving walls, an incredible scene in a watery world suspended just inches above the audience – Fuerzabruta is a theatrical experience that floods the senses.
Everyday tells the story of Ian ( John Simm) who is sent to prison for drug smuggling and the impact his incarceration has on his family. In order to reflect the passing of time, Michael Winterbottom made the film over the same length of time as Ian’s sentence – five years. The result is both innovative and, as has come to be expected of this singular filmmaker, an involving and emotionally engaging drama.
New British Cinema Quarterly (NBCQ) showcases and celebrates new British films. To find out more, please visit nbcq.co.uk.
Following months of preparation, on Monday 21st January Liminal Sounds officially become a record label with the release of LMNL001, the ‘Pulse X Remixes’ EP. Worthy of a celebration, so they’re throwing a party at Visions Video Bar in Dalston on Saturday 19th January with all of the artists featured on the release. Take part and support the artists!
DJs: Youngstar Visionist Blackwax Slackk
Don’t worry about the snow! There’re still raves tonight and this one will be especially lively! In London’s favourite XOYO and a snowtastic lineup. Put those snowballs down and get the dancing shoes on!
TOYBOY & ROBIN
SPECIAL GUEST: MS DYNAMITE