Previously at the ICA - Events

Tai Shani

Live Weekends: Performance etc

6 May 20109 May 2010

David Gryn, director of Artprojx, presents four days and nights of live art/expanded theatre events, screenings and music at the ICA. Each day features different artist projects, kicking off on Thursday 6 May with David Blandy and Ninja Tune DJ’s. Friday 7 May presents two evening performances of Tai Shani’s Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82 plus there will be an open rehearsal in the afternoon giving audiences a unique opportunity to uncover some of the process. boyleANDshaw perform on Saturday 8 May and to finish this first Live Weekend there will be performances by Brian Catling, Terry Smith and Aura Satz accompanied by screenings of Tony Grisoni films.

Throught the weekend Artprojx present films and videos from a variety of artists whose work connects to live art, expanded theatre and performance including: Shoja Azari, Jo Mitchell, Mark Leckey, Damon Packard and many more.

All the events are free but Tai Shani performances need to be booked in advance. Access to the bar after 11pm is £2.

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More information and running order:

Artprojx screenings
Thursday 6 May: David Blandy
Friday 7 May: Tai Shani
Saturday 8 May: boyleANDshaw
Sunday 9 May: Terry Smith, Aura Satz, Brian Catling

Artprojx curated screenings

From 2pm on Thursday 6 May and from 4pm on Sunday 9 May the following films will be screened from the Artprojx archives. A shorter selection will also be screened between 2pm and 4.30pm on Friday 7 May.

Ashish Avikunthak – Kalighat Fetish
Shoja Azari – Windows
David Blandy - My Philosophy
Brian Catling & Tony Grisoni – Vanished – A Video Séance & The Cutting
Mark Leckey – Cinema-in-the-Round & Shades of Destructors
Lynne Marsh - Plänterwald
Jo Mitchell – Concerto for Voice & Machinery II
Damon Packard - The Untitled Star Wars Mocumentary
Francesco Stocchi & Nadine Dogliani - The only good system is a sound system
Matt Stokes – Long After Tonight

Thursday 6 May: David Blandy

From Midday David Blandy's day at the ICA "Choose Your Character" will celebrate a variety of different fan-behaviours and sub-cultural obsessions that reflect the artist's own passions. Including rooms featuring a Street Fighter IV tournament
and Turntablist DJing, alongside a record market and cosplayers. Features live music from Infinite Livez, King Cannibal, turntablists DJ Phaze, DJ Shorty, DJ CutWild, g-man and Priority Deluxe, music stalls from Ninja Tunes, Rough Trade, Soul & Dance Exchange and Flashback, hardcore fighting game tournament organisers Neo Empire and cosplayers The Rebel Legion and Heroes Alliance UK. Plus a screening of Damon Packard's fandom-tinged film work via Artprojx.

David Blandy lives and works in London, using video, performance and comics to address identity formation and its relationship to popular culture. Blandy searches for his cultural position in the world, often using humour to ask just how much the self is formed by its immersion in the world of records, films and television, and whether the answers to life’s questions can be found in these mass-produced objects.

He has exhibited at venues such as The Bluecoat as part of the 2008 Liverpool Biennial, Turner Contemporary, Margate, The Baltic, Gateshead, Spike Island, Bristol, 176, London, Artprojx Space, Platform China Project Space, Beijing, and Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo, Brazil and at various international screenings by Artprojx. His work is distributed by LUX.

Schedule
12noon - 11pm, Lower Gallery, David Blandy's "Choose Your Character".
2pm - 7pm, Theatre, Artprojx curated screenings.
7pm - 1am, Bar, David Blandy's "Choose Your Character" DJs & live music feat Infinite Livez.

Friday 7 May: Tai Shani, Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82

On a sound stage, an actress is being filmed auditioning for a role in a fictitious film based on a strange, actual sequence of events that took place in West Germany in the hot summer of 1982. Over the course of 25 days in three unrelated, tragic incidents members of the US and UK peacetime army stole tanks and rampaged through various German towns and countryside leaving behind a trail of destruction, ultimately driving themselves over bridges and into trains to their deaths. The performance is accompanied by a live score by David J. Smith (Guapo, Stargazers Assistant and Amal Gamal Ensemble).

To book a ticket for either performance of Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82 please call the ICA box office on 020 7930 3647 as places are limited.

Film and Video Screenings selected by Tai Shani from 4.30pm will be work from William Greaves, Cartune Xprez, Jen Wu, Damon Packard, Jim Hollands, and there will be music by DJ Owen Hills (of Wooden Spoon and Dollboy) in the bar from 8pm.

Recent Tai Shani exhibitions and performances include: The Herzeliya Biennial, Israel; The Royal Academy, London; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Spike Island + Arnolfini, Bristol; A Foundation, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; ARTIS Centre for Fine Arts Hertogenbosch, Stedelijk Museum Hertogenbosch; Liverpool Biennial 08; Artprojx at Rio Cinema, Dalston. She also writes and performs music as Cherry Mash Cherry.

Schedule
Midday - 6pm, Lower Gallery, Tai Shani Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82 (open rehearsals).
7.30pm, Lower Gallery, Tai Shani Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82.
9.15pm, Lower Gallery, Tai Shani Screentest: R-R-Rhine Peacetime 82.
2pm - 4.30pm, Theatre, Artprojx curated screenings.

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