Coming soon: Usurp Love. Part of the BFI Love Festival.

Usurp is delighted to part of the BFI Love season – we are hosting a special screening and event with  ‘My Beautiful Launderette’ in November. More news soon!

Usurp Zone5 Film Festival. Thanks to all the international filmmakers, audiences and sponsors who made our recent Usurp Zone5 Film Festival a great success. Usurp Art Gallery proudly presented extraordinary screenings, exhibitions and a film soundtrack turntable night. Usurp Zone5 featured more than 80 experimental, short films by filmmakers and artists from over 15 countries, including Argentina, India, Jordan, Peru, Spain and South Africa.

“Our local arts spaces can be the lynch pin of local communities; somewhere that brings people together to enjoy art, and gets people directly involved in the artistic process. We are pleased Usurp has taken this opportunity.” Executive Director, Arts Council England.

“Amazing that this is here – a much needed space – well done” Senior Curator, Tate Gallery.

“What you are doing here is forward thinking and fantastic” Head of Multi-Media, INIVA.

“Usurp is an artist-led gallery and studio that punches above its weight.” Evening Standard.

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müllZimmer (Jonas Gustafsson & Lia Mazzari) want to convert a disused Water Tank in Lewisham in to an Art/Event Space. Their goal is to develop this into a creative space in the borough’s heart. A crowdfunding page has been set up where all progress and further updates will be posted. Please donate whatever you can […]

Usurp at the South Bank, London

Usurp at the South Bank, London

Saturday 18 July 2015 - 4.30pm – 5.30pm

'Space Breath Time' brings together a group of musicians to interpret a text-based score written for South Asian portable harmoniums. This experimental score explores 'flows of people, networks and waves – sounds in migration, in search of 'asylum'. Audience members are invited to walk amongst the harmonium players in order to experience the sonic characteristics of the performance space. More info:

Usurp at Cafe OTO

Usurp at Cafe OTO

Friday 17 July 2015  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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

‘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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