FIRST OF ALL:
I mean, wood?
Kneeling Coats (thats Eleanor Cully and I)
Robert Riley Shackleton,
(who replaces Kane Software who is unfortunately not performing),
this 12th of Saturday!
Independent House, 275 Meanwood Road, LS7 2JD Leeds
Leeds. 5pounds. Come!
(but please note the TIMES ON THE POSTER ARE WRONG! its 5-7:30 not 5-9:30, so show up early to hear all the performances!)
JOIN US FOR A BLOC OF SONIC RESPONSE TO CARL EINSTEIN AND THE WORKS OF DALE HOLMES:
January 17th: Monument For Carl Einstein
and other Works By Dale Holmes
at Market Gallery, TemporaryContemporary
Thursday! January 17th 5-7:30
ABSOLUTELY FREE, and YOU ARE TOO
Expect Sonic Interventions from John Robin BOLD, The Fucks and something from Jorge Boehringer
January 2019 marks the centenary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg by members of the freikorps in Berlin, Germany. Her body was dumped in the Landwehrkanal and not retrieved for many months. On 13 June 1919, a memorial was held. At the ceremony, there were a number of graveside orations. One was given by the art theorist and writer Carl Einstein. Einstein’s contribution has been the subject of some confusion. The contemporary reports of the event named Carl Einstein using only his surname, leading many commentators to assume that the ‘Einstein’ of the reports was the physicist Albert Einstein. This case of misrecognition or mistaken identity is one of a number that occur across the inventory of Carl Einstein’s biography. In addition, there is no record of the content of Carl Einstein’s oration.
Collecting a broad range of contributions under the title The Graveside Orations of Carl Einstein,each contribution is a speculation on what Carl Einstein might have delivered, each as likely and as unlikely to be Carl Einstein’s as any other, each a case of mistaken identity.
Dale Holmes is an artist researcher and Senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. His practice is situated at the intersections of painting, performance and sculpture. His current research is an exploration of the work and precarious biography of Carl Einstein (1885–1940)and the potential of long distance endurance cycling as an accelerated psycho-geography and a site for meta-sculptural thinking.
MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE is the imprint of artist, writer, and editor, Sharon Kivland. It was established in 2013. Her publications are modest yet attractive. The imprint has grown unexpectedly. The editor considers reading as both a virtue and a duty. She invites authors she considers to be good readers. She agrees with Nabokov that a good reader, a major reader, an active and creative reader, is a re-reader. She knows her writers and they know her, even when they have not yet met. They have read each other, or believe themselves to have done so. They are flirtatious, ruffling pages. She likes those who do not hesitate to buy the books she publishes, but under certain circumstances will make excuses for those who do not. She promises to do her best. The best is reading.
THEN, ON JANUARY 28:
A portrait of the artist Ludo Mich, a film by Willie Stewart.
With opening performance by composer Boris Bezemer (NL) and concluding with a Q&A from director Willie Stewart.
£5 on the door
21 Market Place, Huddersfield, HD1 2AX
Presented by New Weird Huddersfield and The Making Space.
Ludo is Fantastic
Directed by Willie Stewart
Since the early 1960’s, wildman Ludo Mich has been actively operating on the fringes and the fringes of the fringes of the Antwerp underground art scene. Ludo exists inside the ‘M Dimension’ the world of his own creation in which he has produced a significant body of work across visual art, holographic sculpture, Fluxus film, performance, Avant Garde science and philosophy. The core of his work is always the same: a need to stay pure to his own beliefs, regardless of the consequence. His family and friends know Ludo to be full of love and generosity. Devoted fans know him as a performer who continues to surprise and astonish. But despite 50 plus years of production, Ludo remains practically unknown outside of Belgium. ‘It is his curse to be an outlaw, always,’ remarks his housemate Frank. Ludo has been banned from numerous bars and cafes in his home town due to arousals of raucous happenings and incidents of nudity. In 2014, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts threatened to sue Ludo over a claim that a performance of his instigated the audience to mishandle works from the Academy’s collection. The police have been called to his home/studio on numerous occasions by neighbors complaining that Ludo’s loud barbarous joyful laughter had been going on for just too long. Now in his 70’s, Ludo’s work continues to gain integrity as he ignores conformity, financial gain and stays one step ahead of conventional and conservative art. Through a mix of archival footage, interviews with family and friends and fly on the wall footage, Ludo Is Fantastic immerses us in the world of the ‘Mich Dimension.’
OPENING PERFORMANCE FROM BORIS BEZEMER!
Boris Bezemer (www.borisbezemer.nl) is a composer from the Netherlands who makes music. He grew up as a guitar player in various bands before he went on to perform with electronic and audiovisual installations as part of experimental duo VONK (www.vonkvonk.nl). These wild experiments inspired a more fixed approach: first in electronic compositions, then in writing for classically trained soloists, ensembles and orchestras. And most of all everything’s been coming together in opera.
Now back in Huddersfield (Bezemer’s spent some months here before, wandering around Almondbury’s hillsides and composing), he’s bringing his harmonica and laptop for a soundscape of large creaking ice floes.
And Finally, if you happen to be in Ireland instead of Huddersfield:
Aonghus is playing my new guitar piece at this concert along with a piece by the amazing Eva-Maria Houben!
RECEPTION presents ‘talking to a friend’ by Eva-Maria Houben, and ‘as blackmail, I have photo evidence that you can levitate (for Aonghus)’ by Jorge Boehringer.
Aonghus McEvoy Guitar
Artwork: Glenn Fitzgerald
Thursday Jan 24th, 8pm
24 Adelaide Road, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2
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