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. Come and dance on the back of austerity, doublespeak and triple think.. The night features a heady and eclectic mix of film, music, performance and interventions.

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Free improv drumming, permutational poetry, and epic Super 8 films ‘PIG’ and ‘TRI-X TRIO’ with Hugh Metcalfe and Penny Rimbaud (ex-Crass), expanded sound and image with Anna Thew, live execution ballads and flicker film with Lisa Knapp and James HolcombeRichard Crow’s film ‘Lead Sehnsucht’ with live analogue synth and tape manipulation soundtrack..Collectiv-iz re-working time, light, film, performance, and the machinery of projection in a special curated performance for the evening….
Conspirators of Pleasure bending the rules and questioning the sacred via prepared sitar, sonically twisted stylophones, prepared bass, modified toys, resurrected radios and visually scarred slide projections….The Errorists plugging phantom power to sing to’s future…Peter Gidal’s Coda 1 and 2 “a complex of barely visible cuts in space and time, the opposite of erasure, but nothing so much as visible”..A performance by Martin Blažíček* and Steven BallSimon Bookish presents “Trainwreck/Raincheck”: excerpts from his spoken word performance, an unspooling narrative built on dream transcriptions and surreal images of vehicles. This 2015 version features video interjections by artist filmmaker Jennet Thomas. ’A Scrooge McDuck backstroke through a pool of cartoon coins’…A fantastical phantasmagoric performance by Tai Shani …the evening will be rounded off by a DJ set from Bass Clef splicing together Caribbean rhythms with pulsating techno, hypnotic brass, machine soul and ‘hands in the air’ rave dynamics..