Harrow Restart Party at Usurp!

Saturday 10 May 2014

Do you have problems with a small electronic or electrical device, and you want to learn how to repair it? Want to be able to fix zips and problems with your clothes instead of throwing them away? Have a bike that could be used if you knew what was…  Read More

Adam Bohman Exhibition Fundraiser

Friday 7 March 2014

Support Cafe Oto to organise an exhibition of Adam Bohman’s eclectic artworks.Adam has been operating on the outer fringes of underground music for decades and has performed at Usurp. His tape cut-ups and home-built instruments represent just a tiny fraction of his artistic practice. In parallel, Adam has been…  Read More

JCWI Public Meeting on Adult Dependent Relative Rules

Thursday 30 January 2014

Usurp Art Gallery & Studios 140 Vaughan Road, London HA1 4EB The Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) Rule, in force from July 2012, has effectively closed the route for British citizens and residents to sponsor a non-EEA adult dependent relative to live with them in the UK. Joint Council for the Welfare of…  Read More

3 ELECtronicA’S

Friday 24 January 2014

Lorah Pierre, Ewa Justka and Poulomi Desai perform at DE PLAYER, Hillelaan 49d, 3072 JE Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Three artists characterised by the fact that they develop their own electronic devices for the use of making sound in a sculptural and performative way. See more at:  http://deplayer.nl/events/3-electronicas Lorah…  Read More

VANTAGE 3: A national commission

Saturday 18 January 2014

Usurp Associate Artist, Reynir Hutber will be presenting his work “iContact” in VANTAGE 3: Live Art Edition – A national commission based platform for artists working in performance and time based practices. Now in its third edition; VANTAGE curator Adam Young has drawn focus onto the space of his…  Read More

The Conspirators of Pleasure get “Anxious” for Xmas at Cafe Oto…

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Do dazzling flashing lights in the shape of reindeers make you anxious? Does the sound of carols fill you with dread rather than joyous anticipation? Would you rather hide under a stone than face the stampede of the shopping hordes? You are not alone. Strategically placed only 6 shopping days…  Read More

“The Conspirators of Pleasure” perform at The Cockpit Theatre

Monday 9 December 2013

“The Conspirators of Pleasure” not only seek to bend all the rules and question the sacred but they also explore variants of raga structures from which they create extraordinary soundscape performances. They use self-regulating sonic systems using modified and prepared instruments including a prepared sitar. Their compositions explore experimental terrains,…  Read More

Toy Orchestra Performance at the Old Boys Club

Thursday 5 December 2013

Three Usurp Artists, Steve Beresford,  Poulomi Desai and Simon Underwood performing in a Toy Orchestra at the unique Old Cholmeley Boys Club in Dalston, London. Also featuring: Adam Bohman, Anna Homler, Tasos Tafarel Stamou, Blanca Regina and Tania Chen. This will be an unusual night of duos trios and unexpected improvisations around Toy…  Read More

Nazneen Ayyub-Wood in residence at Usurp

22 - 23 November 2013

Artist and performer, Nazneen Ayyub-Wood will be creating a velcro environment and literally installing herself into our gallery space for the week-end.  Opening on Fri 22 Nov from 6-10pm, there will be a collaborative performance with The Conspirators of Pleasure and on Sat 23 Nov from 5 – 9pm with…  Read More

Colour Out of Space Festival

8 - 10 November 2013

Poulomi Desai of Usurp will be performing at Colour Out of Space Festival – the international experimental sound festival. It is an amazing line-up. http://www.colouroutofspace.org Video of Poulomi’s performance here: http://youtu.be/kpz9xZq3SGw Performance Weekend 8th – 10th November 2013 with Ilan Volkov, Maya Dunietz, Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro) & Reiko.A, Angela Sawyer,…  Read More