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The last 12 months have been a busy time for us with our Usurp Chance Tour (in partnership with Sound and Music), our Restart projects with Rubbish Diet and our participation in festivals and events. Our focus has been on performance, live art and creating new partnerships. We have been a mentoring partner for the insightful Optophonic Festival with Peak Signal 2 Noise, and been part of  some amazing festivals – Supernormal, Colour Out of Space, Our Big Gig and Fort Process to name a few. We are also an accredited member of Film London who have been very supportive.

We are continuing to raise funds for our future programmes: ‘Experiment, Reflect and Create’ | ‘Process, Performance, Production’ to support new work by an exciting array of experimental artists, composers, musicians, film-makers, poets and performers. Our renovations are completed and we are endeavouring to update this site with the full documentation of all our numerous activities.

Our 10 week creative art project for Mind users, has been graded by Ofsted as “Excellent and Outstanding”. Our previous “Ubiquitous” contemporary art, moving image and sound programmes for the charities Mind, Mencap, Harrow Carers and Rethink, inspired and enabled service users to create, and experiment with new materials and concepts. We can develop and manage similar projects for organisations and groups. Contact us for more details.

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Conspirators of Pleasure at the Montague Arms

Conspirators of Pleasure at the Montague Arms

Thursday 29 January 2015

müllZimmer presents a night of live performances to celebrate the release of ”LESS APPARENT HORIZON”, a new publication of writings by a number of artists drawing inspiration from landscape, language and how we engage with and attempt to make sense of our environment.  Montague Arms, SE15 2PA on Thursday January 29th 2015 The evening will Read More

Said Adrus at 198

Said Adrus at 198

20 November 2014 - 20 January 2015

198 Contemporary Arts & Learning Curated by Maria M. Kheirkhah Exhibition: 20th November 2014 – 20th January 2015 Private view:  20th November 2014   6.30-9pm Said Adrus marks the centenary of World War 1 at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning by revisiting his long standing project “Lost Pavilion”. Said’s video installation and photographic series comes amidst a backdrop of activities commemorating Read More

Reynir Hutber awarded Arts Admin Bursary

Reynir Hutber awarded Arts Admin Bursary

Reynir Hutber – Associate Artist at Usurp has been awarded an Arts Admin Bursary. The scheme supports artistic experiment, risk, speculation and play, rather than the production or touring of finished work. It offers time to explore processes and try out new ideas within a framework of constructive and critical dialogue. Artsadmin’s intention is to Read More

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