Usurp Zone5 Film Festival

Usurp Zone5 is an eclectic festival curated by the Usurp Art Gallery that will showcase inventive work by low-budget / no budget film and video makers.

We have had an amazing response to the call out for our summer film and video festival. Submissions are now closed and the curatorial process has begun.

Festival dates: 14 - 17 August 2015.
More details soon.

Think – abstract, absurd, activist, animated, asemic, clandestine, collage, conceptual, cut-ups, environment, experimental, glitsch, graffiti,  graphic, identity, kinetic, outsider, paracinematic, performance, plunderphonic, poetry, radio, rebellious, scores, sci-art, scratch, silent, sonic, subterranean, subversive, surreal, synesthetic, typographic, video art…

Thanks to Film Hub London, Film London and the BFI. #usurpzone5

,  follow our Facebook page and watch videos of recent performances on our You Tube channel. “Suburbs are libertarian, eccentric, humane. By comparison with a city street, a leafy avenue, with its rampant hedges, has an appealing openness. Even a fruitful sense of anarchy.” Paul Barker – ‘The Freedoms of Suburbia’

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Usurp at “” 10th Anniversary

Usurp at “” 10th Anniversary

Saturday 20 June 2015  Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42-44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB

“ is! (u.topia is you make it.)” – Bradley Eros An invitation for artists, radicants, friends, fugitives & time travellers to celebrate 10 years of at a late night party on the shortest night of the year. Saturday 20th June. A lively and eclectic evening at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Read More

Usurp at Cafe OTO

Usurp at Cafe OTO

Friday 17 July 2015 - 8pm  Cafe OTO 18–22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL

CORDYCEPS IS YOUR FRIEND: PETRELS + CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE + LAID EYES – I want in but I don’t know to what + Lia Mazzari & Jonas Gustafsson + Beachers + Tartaruga (DJ) Tickets here: Sonic seeds and spores from thunderous electronic artist Petrels – presenting the London debut of the full 5-piece Petrels Read More

Conspirators of Pleasure live on NTS Radio

Conspirators of Pleasure live on NTS Radio

Friday 3 April 2015

Listen to the Conspirators of Pleasure  performing live in the studio on Graham Dunning’s  ‘Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone’ radio show on NTS Live on Friday 3rd April 2015. read more»

"PhonoPollock" © Poulomi Desai

Kino-Present – 15 second bluetooth cinema

Kino-Present is a Quantum Filmmaking project inviting everyone, anywhere and anytime to the co-creation of video-collages, by using domestic web based, wireless and mobile technologies. Send your 15 second video-clips and they will broadcast them via Bluetooth in the public domain. You can also upload them directly onto the website in 3gp-H.264 format. Then, edit Read More

‘Walking’s New Movement’ by Phil Smith

‘Walking’s New Movement’ by Phil Smith

A book about developments in walking and walk-performance for enthusiasts, practitioners, students and academics. In ‘Walking’s New Movement’Phil Smith considers where things are at for walking (as art and as performance), psychogeography, and the use and abuse of public space.

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