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04/10/18: LIVEWIRE NYC OCTOBER

LIVEWIRE is a monthly tour of shows, exhibitions and events around town. Expect performance art, politically engaged art, photography, poetry, and magic. By @JanaAstanov.

 

ART IN ODD PLACES FESTIVAL
October 11th-14th
Along 14th st Manhattan
BODY UNSEEN/RECLAIMED exhibition
4-27 October 2018 Exhibition
55 Bethune St
Westbeth Artists Housing and Center for the Arts

For this year’s theme, 45 women, female identifying and non-binary local, national and international artists will present work that challenges societal constructs of gender, age, and beauty; analyze contemporary ideas of self, wellness, body image, and health; and explore otherness, identity, and language. The projects range from site-specific multimedia visual installations to participatory performances.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/artinoddplacesnyc/
Website: http://body.artinoddplaces.org/

 

STIGMA UNBOUND: LUST FOR LIFE
Thu, 4th October 8 PM – 2 AM
Email for location

Performance art featuring the work of sex worker and allies.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/325243991560060/

 

SIZE MATTERS curated by William Norton
September 29, 2018 – October 7, 2018 12 – 8PM
Closing reception Sun, October 7th 6-8PM
100 Bogart Street Gallery, 100 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY 11206

SIZE MATTERS: the exhibition that asks that question

Curator William Norton has assembled artists from Japan, China, the USA and the UAE to get to the heart of the issue that keeps artists up every night: Does Size Matter? Asian cultures conceive the importance of scale in relationship to value differently than Western artists. This question of scale is the driving vision behind this show: is intimacy only possible in the small scale and can a question of mythological proportions only be expressed in a grand manner?

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/261805481116950/

 

THE CART DEPARTMENT
Sept 7th Friday at 5 PM – 10 PM
Grace Exhibition Space
new address: 182 AVENUE C in MANHATTAN, NYC

Grace Exhibition Space has just learned that the Cart Department will be intervening the space this Friday. They inform us that there will be lights, cameras, and action. Joining the Cart Dept. will be DIY jug band enthusiasts The Creature Comforts, condom bauble installations, and a vegetable petting zoo for food (located near entrance).

Come see what critics are calling “a bold statement about nothing at all, really.”

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1044897802359282/

 

LET THEM EAT CAKE – SCOTUS PROTEST CAKE protest art Jana Astanov
Part of SIZE MATTERS exhibition curated by William Norton
Sat, 6th October 3 – 5 PM
100 Bogart Street Gallery, 100 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY 11206

Livestreaming the Senate vote on the Kavanaugh nomination. Watching while baking “BELIEVE WOMEN” cake. I would like to celebrate I would love to think that the Senators will make the right decision, that they will prove that they believe women, all of our stories and that it matters what we have to say and that we are believed. Meeting at 3pm in the gallery with those of you who want to talk who need to talk who feel vulnerable or enraged. Feminist cake “BELIEVE WOMEN” served.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2137627883142969/

 

Mara’s Photo Book: Launch Party
Sat, October 6th, 8 – 11:55 PM
Last Frontier NYC, 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222

Celebrate with Mara Catalan the Golden Age of Williamsburg during the 90’s with her new book: “Williamsburg, A Place I Once Called Home.” Published by Red Hook Editions.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1947283358897328/?active_tab=about

 

SUNDAY SERVICE
Sun, 7th October at 7 PM – 9 PM
Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Ave, Queens, New York 11378

Julia Santoli’s Sunday Service, entitled Becoming Otherwise, explores unfixed territories and altered states featuring five artists whose work enacts and conjures transformative spaces of energetic exchange through inner/outer intentions, sculptural relations, and virtual play. Over the course of the evening, the artists will employ tools and tactics that rove through movement, task-based performance, sculpture, sound, and VR.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2415951348631854/

 

Bushwick Troutman Art Fest
Sun, 7th October 12 – 6 PM
Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237, United States

Art festival in the public space in Bushwick, on TROUTMAN Street between St. Nicholas Ave and Wyckoff Ave. Celebrating art in the community with the many artists that have studios or live/work in the neighborhood, local music talent, performance art, costumes and puppetry for a mini art parade, body painting.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/704772539857792/

 

THE IDENTIFIED SELF curated by Ventiko
October 12-26th
Abrazo Interno Gallery at The Clemente Center. 107 Suffolk Street

“The Identified Self” brings together works from eight artists who challenge the stereotypes derived from and explore the facets of the “self” they have been born into. Participating artists: Kavine Darmanie, Dominique Duroseau, Shawn Escarciga, Robert Goldkind, Luke Mannarino, Sara Meghdari, Geraldo Mercado and Dáreece J. Walker.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254198445285322/

 

TULLIDO Performance-Dance Project 2018
October 12th and 13th, 8 pm
Take Root at Green Space

37-24 24th Street, Suites 211 & 212
Long Island City, NY 11101
https://www.greenspacestudio.org/october

“TULLIDO,” the new performance-dance project by interdisciplinary artist, HECTOR CANONGE, will have its world premiere in the program Take Root at Green Space in Long Island City, Queens, on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th, 2018.  The solo performance-dance project was inspired by literary readings about the “crippled body” and “corporal damage,” as well as the artist’s own battle against Rheumatic Fever. Canonge’s new work incorporates elements of dance theater, Butoh Dance, Performance Art, and ritualistic somatic expressions that evoke internal struggles, physical constraints, and personal inadequacies when confronted by physical challenges.

More information: http:// www.hectorcanonge.net

 

EVENING WITHOUT ANGELS performance by Jil Guyon
Thu, October 18, 2018 at 9 PM
Glasshouse 246 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Exploring the intersection between domesticity and femininity, ‘Evening Without Angels’ traces the actions of an enigmatic woman absorbed within a white living space as she confronts past trauma, part of ‘Rear Window’ performance series at Glasshouse.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/729167650777396/

 

FLOWER KART: A MATRILINY ACCESS STATION
Amy Finkbeiner and Christen Clifford 
Oct 11 at 6 PM – Oct 14 at 6 PM
14th Street Manhattan, New York 10003

A Matriliny Access Station for Un-Patriation and Re-Distribution of Information, Knowledge, and Supplies, toward Re-Possession of Our Bodies. Part of Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY Public Festival along 14th Street in Manhattan from Avenue C to the Hudson River.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/155480358727188/

 

KEITH ROWE: EXTENDED
Sat, October 13 10 AM – 6 PM
Mannes School of Music, New York

55 W 13th St, New York, New York 10011

Experimental guitarist Keith Rowe celebrates the publication of Keith Rowe: The Room Extended [powerHouse Books]
RSVP REQUIRED https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keith-rowe-extended-tickets-50536574254

10am – 12:30pm: Morning Session Keith Rowe solo performance4pm – 6pm: Afternoon Concert: Clara de Asís (guitar) and Lucie Vítková (accordion and varia), Maria Chavez (turntable) and Sandy Ewen (guitar), Marcia Bassett (guitar) and Barry Weisblat (electronics)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/301753653987952/?active_tab=about

 

5 MORE SECONDS
Sat, October 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Local Project Art Space 11-27th 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Five More Seconds, an evening of screenings. 11 submissions from emerging artists were chosen through an open call. The title of the screening “Five More Seconds draws from the practice of Wim Wenders, a German filmmaker. Artists were encouraged to explore the possibilities of the metaphorical “five seconds” in video production. The screenings were curated by Seung Hee Kim.

Facebook Event:: https://www.facebook.com/events/327090644514111/

 

Legacy Fatale TUG OF WAR
Part of Art in Odd Places BODY Festival
Sat, October 13th, 3PM
231 E. 14th Street, NYC

For the past decade, Legacy Fatale has celebrated female empowerment through performance art and interdisciplinary social practices. For this edition, Legacy Fatale’s director Coco Dolle invites you to a curated program crossing-over the world of punk and performance art with the politics of resistance.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/331986910927288/

 

PERFORMANCE AS REPAIR: Gina Goico & Iván Sikic
Sat, October 13th
The 8th Floor 17 W 17th St, New York, New York 10011

Organized by Se habla español, Performance as Repair will explore the practices of two Latin American artists – Gina Goico and Iván Sikic. Live performance, screening, and talk to initiate a conversation examining the performative role of language in our society, how words can be used to combat the imposition of power and play an essential part in activism, denouncement, inclusion, and policy making.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864334360349276/

 


[Photo by Charlene Stevens]

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow THE GYPSIES’ PICNIC
Part of Art in Odd Places BODY Festival
SUN, October 14th, 2 – 6 PM
Along 14th Street, from Ave C to the Hudson River, NYC

“The Picnic: Harvest of the Zephyr” is a durational performance which will take place along 14th Street sidewalks beginning near Ave C by Campos Plaza 1, taking a break at Union Square Park, and culminating in a picnic with the public at 14th Street Park (10th Ave) as part of Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/artinoddplacesnyc/

 

Panoply Performance Laboratory, Civic Reflex/Reflejo Civico 2018
Saturday, Oct 20 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Panoply Performance Laboratory, 104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

CIVIC REFLEX is a collective performance/social art project involving: 1) the formation of a self-reflexive collective of 20 artists/groups 2) a series of 5 public forum events and 3) an online blog substantiating and framing “civic” “civil” and “reflexive” performance practices and performative theoretics.

Website link: http://www.panoplylab.org/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247659239110541/?event_time_id=247659252443873

 

 

19/09/18: HowTheLightGetsIn Festival Update

Helen Beebee is appearing at the festival this weekend. Read her new interview with 3:AM here.

2018 Festival Programme

Sat 22nd September
Sun 23rd September

We’ve already highlighted some of the philosophers at the event who we’ve interviewed at 3:AM here.

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The interpretation I prefer – call it the ‘projectivist’ interpretation – is just as you said: causation is just something our minds impose on events out there in the world. We do, in fact, infer effects from causes.’

Lewis says that our aim as philosophers is to find out ‘what equilibria there are that can withstand examination’, where an ‘equilibrium’ is basically a reasonably complete body of philosophical ‘opinion’. ‘

Our basic idea is that the Humean view of laws connects with a ‘compatibilist’ view about free will – compatibilism being the view that free will is compatible with determinism. ‘

Amongst social sciences and humanities, philosophy showed the second-lowest representation of women (worst was music composition) and far and away the strongest belief that success requires innate brilliance. There’s a similar pattern in the sciences, where maths and physics have the strongest belief that success requires innate brilliance and amongst the lowest representation of women.’

Helen Beebee is the Principal investigator on the AHRC-funded project, ‘The age of metaphysical revolution: David Lewis and his place in the history of analytic philosophy’, one of the co-editors of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research and an associate editor of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association; she is also on the editorial boards of Hume Studies and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. She is currently President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science and President Elect of the Aristotelian Society, and co-chair (with Jenny Saul) of the BPA/Society for Women in Philosophy (UK) Committee for Women in Philosophy. She has an interest in the under-representation of women in philosophy (women make up about 25% of permanent academic staff in the UK). With Jenny Saul she wrote a report on behalf of the British Philosophical Association and the Society for Women in Philosophy UK in 2011. Here she discusses Hume on causation, whether Hume creates or destroys systems, whether it would be rational to drop the subject of metaphysics of causation, how any theory of causation has to fit in with all the other metaphysical pieces, whether anything holds the universe together, free will, and the issue of why there are so few women in philosophy.

08/09/18: Chelsea Manning in Conversation with James Bridle

Monday 1 October, 2pm / The Royal Institution

Technologist Chelsea Manning is in conversation with artist and writer James Bridle, discussing the rise of artificial intelligence and the role of AI in public policy, the state of the data economy, and the issues faced by transgender people today. A network security expert, Manning is a vocal advocate for government transparency and LGBTQ+ rights. Among topics to be explored with Bridle are the emergence of details surrounding the Panama Papers and Edward Snowden, as well the relationship of digital technologies to democracy – if, their use by Cambridge Analytica shows that digital tools can be manipulated to undermine democratic processes, the pair also consider ways in which democracy in the digital age could yet be restored, indeed enhanced.

Tickets available exclusively to ICA Red Members until 17 September. Book

Chelsea Manning worked as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, where the classified documents she disclosed to the public revealed human rights abuses and corruption connected to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon receipt of a 35-year sentence for leaking government documents, an unprecedented amount of time for a whistleblower to be served, Manning publicly identified as a trans woman and asserted her legal rights to medical therapy. After seven years in military prison, President Barack Obama commuted Manning’s sentence, and she was released in 2017. She now speaks on the social, technological and economic ramifications of AI, and on the practical applications of machine learning.

James Bridle is an artist and writer working across technologies and disciplines. His artworks have been commissioned by galleries and institutions and exhibited worldwide, including online. His writing on literature, culture and networks has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers such as Wired, Domus, Cabinet, the Atlantic, the New Statesman, the Guardian and the Observer. He lectures regularly at conferences, universities, and other events. New Dark Age, his book about technology, knowledge, and the end of the future, was published by Verso (UK & US) in 2018. His work can be found on his website.

Supported by Vivienne Westwood

Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

05/09/18: LIVEWIRE NYC SEPTEMBER

LIVEWIRE is a monthly tour of shows, exhibitions and events around town. Expect performance art, politically engaged art, photography, poetry, and magic. By @JanaAstanov.

 

Grace Exhibition Space‎
Sept 7th Friday at 5 PM – 10 PM
Grace Exhibition Space new address: 182 AVENUE C in MANHATTAN, NYC 

Celebrating the opening of the new Grace Exhibition Space with performances by Martin O’Brien, Miao Jiaxin, Jaguar Mary, Oya Damla.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2150202525248126/

 

 

LIMINALITY
September 7 – October 7 , 2018
Opening: Fri Sept 7th from 6-8pm

Group exhibition featuring works by by John Drue, Frank Wang Yefeng, and Jamie Martinez, Liminality explores themes of ritualistic surreality through mixed media works.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theborderprojectspace/

 

POST- sculpture exhibition by Virginija Babušytė-Venckuvienė
Opening: Fri Sept 7th from 6-9pm
SLA 307 West 30th St

Nature is constantly re-creating us and filling us with knowledge. Life is like a crumbling sand that we are sprinkling between our hands…

This exhibition is like two lives: Past and Present… Past with projection to future: life history, emotions, feelings, losses, beliefs, finding the basis… Present – Future – Whole is as if it is falling apart…

Website link: https://www.sla307.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sla307ArtSpace/

 

VITAMIX cipher led by ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS UNDAKOVA & Or Nah 
September 11th 7:30 pm- Midnight
252 Green St, Brooklyn, NY 
Pankhurst in the Park 2018 Art salon @ Mothership NYC

Anna FC Smith – Bibi Flores – Kelly Shaw Willman – Pablo Melchor –  Lotte Karlsen – ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS

2nd Tuesdays at The Mothership NYC are informal, salon-style gatherings for artist friends & colleagues and other arts appreciators…A creative flow traveling from the EMINENT DOMAIN flash exhibition staged at the former blue-chip Robert Miller gallery space in West Chelsea in July, it has organically stemmed from Alexandra Arts recent collaboration with ART 511 Magazine. The evening will open with Lotte Karlsen joined in conversation with Art 511 Magazine publisher and artist Scotto Mycklebust. Doors open at 7:30 pm till late. Wine will be served. Bring friends.

Web link: https://www.alexandra-arts.org.uk/events/2018/9/11/art-salon-at-mothership-nyc

 

Katya Grokhovsky: Theater of the Mundane
Friday, September 14 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Chashama: 273 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014-4102

“Theater of the Mundane”, is a site-specific multi-media performative installation by Katya Grokhovsky, presented at chashama space to present at 273 Bleecker st New York, NY, which explores the absurdity of the human condition through sculpture, assemblage, painting, video and performance.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/953099641540550/

 

SUSPENSE by Lital Dotan
Thu, September 20 9 PM – 10 PM
Glasshouse 246 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

‘Suspense’ a live performance by Lital Dotan, part of a new performance series called ‘Rear Window’ at Glasshouse.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/706355986378690/

 

“As Far as the Heart Can See”- Opening and Curatorial Walkthrough
Friday, Sept 21, 5pm
EFA Project Space: 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018

Did you know this September marks *10 years* of EFA Project Space? Launched in September 2008, Project Space was founded on the belief that art is intrinsically tied to everyday life, with the mission to enrich individuals who produce it and the communities that arise because of it. To celebrate 10 years, we return to the heart of the matter with As Far as the Heart Can See, curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful — an exhibition featuring daring, playful, and groundbreaking performance.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/514239275671543/

 

Art in Odd Places BODY Festival
Festival Kick-off Wed September 26 at 6 PM – 1 AM
The Beauty Bar 231 E 14th St, New York, New York 10003

Join Art in Odd Places BODY NYC team and participating artists in celebrating the launch of the 2018 Festival and Exhibition.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/276126573207441/

 

Grace Exhibition Space‎
Sept 7th Friday at 5 PM – 10 PM
Grace Exhibition Space new address: 182 AVENUE C in MANHATTAN, NYC 

Celebrating the opening of the new Grace Exhibition Space with performances by Martin O’Brien, Miao Jiaxin, Jaguar Mary, Oya Damla.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2166543160338534/

 

Panoply Performance Laboratory, Civic Reflex/Reflejo Civico 2018
Saturday, Sept 29 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Panoply Performance Laboratory, 104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

CIVIC REFLEX is a collective performance/social art project involving: 1) the formation of a self-reflexive collective of 20 artists/groups 2) a series of 5 public forum events and 3) an online blog substantiating and framing “civic” “civil” and “reflexive” performance practices and performative theoretics.

Website link: http://www.panoplylab.org/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247659239110541/?event_time_id=247659255777206

 

SIZE MATTERS curated by William Norton
September 29, 2018 – October 7, 2018
Opening September 28, 2018 from 12-8 pm
Performances Saturday, September 29 starting at 3pm
100 Bogart Street Gallery, 100 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY 11206

SIZE MATTERS: the exhibition that asks that question
Curator William Norton has assembled artists from Japan, China, the USA and the UAE to get to the heart of the issue that keeps artists up every night: Does Size Matter? Asian cultures conceive the importance of scale in relationship to value differently than Western artists. This question of scale is the driving vision behind this show: is intimacy only possible in the small scale and can a question of mythological proportions only be expressed in a grand manner?

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/261805481116950/

 

03/09/18: HowTheLightGetsIn Festival Update

2018 Festival Programme

Sat 22nd September
Sun 23rd September

We’ve already highlighted some of the philosophers at the event who we’ve interviewed at 3:AM here.  Another one is Sean Carroll the philosophically-minded physicist.

Sean Carroll is the uber-chillin’ philosophical physicist who investigates how the preposterous universe works at a deep level, who thinks spats between physics and philosophy are silly, who thinks a wise philosopher will always be willing to learn from discoveries of science, who asks how we are to live if there is no God, who is comfortable with naturalism and physicalism, who thinks emergentism central, that freewill is a crucial part of our best higher-level vocabulary, that there aren’t multiple levels of reality, which is quantum based not relativity based, is a cheerful realist, disagrees with Tim Maudlin about wave functions and Craig Callender about multiverses, worries about pseudo-scientific ideas and that the notion of ‘domains of applicability’ is lamentably under-appreciated and will be at the festival! Don’t miss him!

: Alison Turnbull at Rodić Davidson Architects, London, Weds 5 September

Please join us at 1 Pied Bull Yard on Wednesday 5 September at 6–8 pm for a drink to celebrate the display of Alison Turnbull’s Japanese Paintings. The paintings are being displayed in the Bury Place windows of Rodić Davidson Architects throughout the summer. Alison will be joined by Tony White, author of the critically acclaimed, Oulipo-inspired detective novel The Fountain in the Forest (Faber and Faber). At 7pm Tony will read an extract from the short story he contributed to Alison Turnbull’s artist’s book Spring Snow – A Translation (Book Works). The London Review Bookshop next-door will be open on the evening and copies of both books will be available.

  • Weds 5 September, 6–8pm, Rodić Davidson Architects, 1 Pied Bull Yard, London, WC1A 2AE

25/08/18: How The Light Gets In Festival

2018 Festival Programme

Sat 22nd September
Sun 23rd September

Philosophers appearing who are part of the 3:AM Magazine’s End Times series:

Markus Gabriel  who broods on why the world doesn’t exist and never stops wondering about Kant, existence, pluralism, fields of sense, Huw Price, about why he isn’t po-mo, nor a Meinongian, about why unicorns exist, about why he’s a realist, about dissolving the hard problem, about why naturalism and physicalism are wrong, about Schelling and post-Kantian idealism, about Badiou and Meillassouz, Heidegger, about resisting skepticism, about negative philosophy, mythology, madness, laughter and the need for illusions in metaphysics, and about the insult that is the continental/analytic divide . Gird up for an amazing story…

Patricia Churchland who thinks we are hardwired to care. She took a flame-thrower to her armchair so she ought to have one of Josh Knobe’s t-shirts. She is an eliminative materialist and a genius.

Tim Lewens who discusses how to draw the line between science and pseudo-science, the application of evolutionary science to the social sciences, his skepticism towards selectionist approaches, problems with the ‘culture’ concept, co-evolutionary modelling, whether there’s a robust distinction between human nature and human culture, bioethics and enhancement, why synthetic biology isn’t about mastery of nature, origin essentialism, why distributive justice should factor in genes, the ethics of risk, the relationship between biology and ethics, the relevance of evolutionary biology for general work in ethics, and why science and philosophy should play nice.

03/08/18: The Missing Links

Deborah Levy and Olivia Laing in conversation. * Olivia Laing and Ali Smith in conversation. * David Hayden on the women who influenced his writing. * On Eugene Thacker‘s Infinite Resignation. * For Saul Leiter, “simply looking at the world was enough”. * Lauren Elkin on the new motherhood books. * How auto is autofiction? * Amy Liptrot on her pregnancy: “Thinking can be overwhelming – this unexpected baby changes everything and the mysteries of life are happening inside my body – and I just need to be a wild beast, a physical being using my senses”. * The strange brilliance of Gerald Murnane. * More Gerald Murnane. * Glen Matlock’s London. * On Schopenhauer. * On Heidegger. * Remember the Offbeat Generation? * Glenn Branca RIP. * The New York Times on the late Glenn Branca: “Many of his works are meant to be performed at high volumes, partly so that the overtones of his amplified guitars would linger and pile up, creating a phantom layer of harmony beyond what the musicians were playing, and partly as a purely tactile element, meant to both envelop and physically shake his listeners”. * The Quietus on Glenn Branca. * The Guardian, Rolling Stone and Libération on Glenn Branca. * The Situationists and May 68. * “You are fucking cosmic.” Congratulation to Charlotte Amelia Poe. * Irmin Schmidt of Can interviewed. * Nuit Chris Marker. * Patricia Lockwood on Rachel Cusk‘s trilogy: “The step down isn’t there. Reality ruptures”. * Rachel Kushner, Spinoza with lipstick. * Rachel Kushner interviewed in Interview. * Back to the literary future with Michael Caines. * Brian Dillon on In the Dark Room. * Brian Dillon at Shakespeare and Company. * Brian Dillon on female essayists. * Edmund White on Arthur Cravan. * On Modernism’s belatedness. * An interview with Andrew Latimer of Little Island Press: “Your favourite qualities in a person? The propensity for self-effacement”. * The great Viv Albertine interviewed: “Now, everyone has gone to music school and they all play brilliantly and you think, Why are they even playing live? It’s all so bloody middle class now”. * Viv Albertine on Front Row. * Geoff Dyer on Garry Winogrand. * Geoff Dyer interview. * Geoff Dyer on “the dental equivalent of the end of history”. * Chris Power on book reviews. * Blyth Power. * Our very own Eley Williams interviewed in The White Review. * Tony White on Little Atoms (Resonance FM) and on the Guardian‘s books podcast. * On lost books. * The collected writing of Robert Smithson. * Juliet Jacques, Jonathan Coe and Jennifer Hodgson on British experimental fiction. * Ann Quin reading from Three. * Jennifer Hodgson on Ann Quin, plus an interview here. * Jennifer Hodgson on Quin’s Berg. * Jonathan Coe (quoting Stewart Home!) on Ann Quin. * Josie Mitchell on Ann Quin. * Deborah Levy on Ziggy Stardust: “In my view, Bowie was a great writer. He has influenced me more than Tolstoy ever will do”. * Joanna Walsh on literary necrophilia in the 21st century. * Joanna Walsh on Front Row. * Joanna Walsh on Monocle 24. * Claire-Louise Bennett in Le Monde. * Lauren Elkin on the women of surrealism: “in gazing too much at these women, we avoid looking directly at their art”. * Georges Perec‘s Les lieux d’une fugue (film, 1979). * Marguerite Duras on translation. * Unpublished Roland Barthes! * Nicholas Blincoe on Nick Land. * The story of David Bowie on BBC6 Music. * Mark Stewart interviewed by Mark Fisher. * ITV News commemorates punk’s 40th anniversary. * Regarding the em dash. * Will Self: Years ago, I said [novel-writing] would become a conservatoire form, like easel painting or the symphony, but I didn’t quite understand how all of these kids in creative writing programs, and their constant focus-grouping, would create a new form that’s halfway between hobbyism and literature. It’s an occupation for wealthy Western youth who are marking time. Because there are more writers than readers now, it’s decoupled from any conversation. It’s like a great internal rumination”. * Will Self on Walbersick. * 3:AM‘s Tristan Foster on Gerald Murnane: “In Gerald Murnane’s infamous archives, the reclusive Australian writer has files titled ‘I give up writing fiction — again!’, ‘(Yet again) why I stopped writing’, and ‘Should I tell Literature to get fucked?’” * Emmett Stinson on Gerald Murnane. * The New York Times on Gerald Murnane. *  They were the mods, they were the mods, they were, they were, they were the mods. * On Raymond Radiguet. *

25/07/18: Throbbing Gristle

 

Throbbing Gristle announce the second phase of their ongoing reissues with Mute. 14 September 2018 will see remastered editions of Journey Through a Body (on silver vinyl and CD) and Mission of Dead Souls (on white vinyl and CD) available, while Heathen Earth will be re-released on blue vinyl and as a 2CD set.

The releases follow the 40th anniversary release of The Second Annual Report, as well as new editions of 20 Jazz Funk Greats and The Taste Of TG: A Beginner’s Guide to Throbbing Gristle.

JOURNEY THROUGH A BODY (1982, Industrial Records), widely referred to as Throbbing Gristle’s most haunting work, was recorded as a piece of radio art for Italian National Radio RAI, Rome in March 1981. Following Robert Wyatt’s recommendation, RAI originally commissioned Cosey Fanni Tutti to create a sound work based on the theme of ‘A Journey Through the Body’. This went on to become a Throbbing Gristle project – first broadcast by the RAI, Journey Through a Body was the band’s final studio recording prior to 2004’s reactivation of the band.

Recorded in five days, a day per body section, the tracks were not pre-planned and nothing was re-recorded or added to after the track’s initial recording, instead each track was mixed immediately. “What’s most noticeable about the album, as a sonic experience is the openness to acoustic instrumentation on display.” (The Vinyl Factory) and Journey Through a Body stands as a perfect testament to Throbbing Gristle’s artistic ethos. Unavailable on vinyl since 1983, Journey Through a Body will be released on silver vinyl with a foil-blocked cover featuring photos from the session. The album is also available on all digital platforms for the first time, and on CD after being long out of print.

MISSION OF DEAD SOULS (1981, Industrial Records) documents the final performance, before Throbbing Gristle’s original disbanding (the band reactivated in 2004 before their final performance in 2010). Recorded at the Kezar Pavillion, San Francisco on 29 May 1981, the album “proves that TG’s assault never lacked talent or skill.” – AllMusic. The album has been unavailable on vinyl since the early 1990s, and is here presented on limited edition white vinyl, recreating the original sleeve with the addition of silver ink, with a new inner sleeve including photographs and a passage by Jon Savage.

A public statement by Throbbing Gristle stating ‘This Mission Is Terminated’ was released following Mission of Dead Souls, and the legacy of the band began to solidify with its influence on generations of artists to come. The album is also available on all digital platforms for the first time, and on CD after being long out of print.

HEATHEN EARTH, originally released in 1980 (Industrial Records), is a live document of a performance by Throbbing Gristle to a small and invited audience on 16 February 1980.

Described by The Quietus as “more cohesive and marshaled” than any of their other live recordings, the album is a testament to a band at the height of their creative powers, recorded just over a year before Throbbing Gristle disbanded and terminated the mission.

Heathen Earth will be released on 2CD and as a limited edition blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, echoing, for the first time since its original release, the first pressing of the album (the initial blue pressing was an edition of only 750 copies, before the album was repressed on black vinyl). The vinyl also contains an eight-page 12” booklet entitled ‘Industrial News’ dedicated to the Heathen Earth and includes an unseen photographic print from the performance. The album comes with a digital copy of 11 bonus tracks, including live recordings from 1980 and 7” versions of ‘Subhuman’ and ‘Adrenalin’.

Throbbing Gristle are Chris Carter, Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson (who sadly passed away on 25 November 2010), Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, their impact on music, culture and the arts is immeasurable and still felt today.

20/07/18: Taxidermy Tour: Behind the Scenes and Private Collection

MORBID ANATOMY PRESENTS:


We are very excited to announce a special taxidermy tour this September with opportunities to view rarely seen Walter Potter tableaux as well as private collections, historic mansions and 19th century museums–front and back stage. The tour will be organized and led by Dr Pat Morris, taxidermy historian and foremost collector of the work of eccentric Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter.

We will also pay several visits to Dr Morris’ home, where we will see rarely seen Walter Potter pieces including one of his most famous tableaux, The Death and Burial of Cock Robin (1861) (above and bottom center) along with pieces by Hermann Ploucquet (bottom right), Rowland Ward and Peter Spicer; thousands of documents and photographs; and copies of all the books on taxidermy published in Britain (some not even in the British Library!) and a selection of works from other countries.

You will find more information below; Space is limited to only 9 people. If you are interested, please email us at morbidanatomy [a] gmail.com before July 26. More detailed information, booking form and request for a deposit will be mailed to you with a deadline of mid August to confirm your participation.Taxidermy Tour: Behind the Scenes and Private Collection Taxidermy Tour with Dr Pat Morris, Taxidermy history expert and author of Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy
September 3-9, 2018
London and environs
$2000-$2200 (Exact number given when we determine the number of attendees; Includes hotels, transportation within the UK, museum admissions, and some meals. Attendees will be responsible for their own airfare to and from London.)
Trip limited to 9 plus 3 staff members.
Please email us at morbidanatomy [a] gmail.com before July 26 if you might be interested in joining. More detailed information, booking form and request for a deposit will be mailed to you with a deadline of mid August to confirm your participation.

Please join us this September for an exclusive taxidermy tour featuring rarely seen Walter Potter pieces as well as private collections, historic mansions and 19th century museums–front and back stage–led by Dr Pat Morris, taxidermy historian and foremost collector of the work of eccentric Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter. He will be assisted by Joanna Ebenstein, creator of Morbid Anatomy and co-author and lead photographer on Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy, and Laetitia Barbier, Morbid Anatomy head librarian.

On this trip. we’ll pay several visits Dr Morris’ home, where we will see rarely seen Walter Potter pieces, including one of his most famous tableaux, The Death and Burial of Cock Robin (1861). We will also see the tableau A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed; Potter’s stuffed pet cat and dog, and his first piece of taxidermy, a canary along with rare archival materials, books, magic lantern slides, and ephemera related to the Potter Museum.

The Morris Collection also contains pieces by around 150 taxidermists, including Hermann Ploucquet, whose anthropomorphic pieces delighted Queen Victoria and probably inspired a young Potter. There are also pieces by British taxidermists Rowland Ward and Peter Spicer; thousands of documents and photographs; and copies of all the books on taxidermy published in Britain (some not even in the British Library!) and a selection of works from other countries.

We will also visit the home of professional taxidermist Barry Williams, which houses his personal extensive collection of historic specimens. We will see him at work, and join him for afternoon tea while we enjoy a tour of his collection.

The trip will also feature special guided tours by Dr Morris of the UK’s most historic and fascinating natural history collections, such as Tring Natural History Museum, opened in 1892 to make available to the public the private collation of rich eccentric Lionel Walter Rothschild; The Booth Museum of Natural History, founded in 1874 and featuring pioneering ‘habitat group’ displays from the 19th century; The Horniman Museum, founded to showcase the Frederick John Horniman personal collection ‘illustrating natural history and the arts and handicrafts of various peoples of the world’ from around 1860 (with a visit to the Museum’s store to see the beautiful Hart collection of British birds); The Grant Museum of Zoology, one of the oldest natural history collections in the UK famous for its jar of moles and rare specimens such as a qyuagga skeleton, preserved Tazmanian Tigers, and dodo bones; the London Natural History Museum a 19th century ‘cathedral to nature’ housing its infamous hummingbird cabinet; The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History, which presents the world displayed through wonder enclosed within a tiny space, inspired by the pre-enlightenment origins of the museum as Wunderkabinett; and The Saffron Walden Museum with a small natural history collection dating to 1832 and ‘Wallace’ a famous lion. There will also be a stop off to experience “human taxidermy” in the form of the auto-icon of Jeremy Bentham.

There will also be special guided tours of two magnificent National Trust historic mansions: Calke Abbey; this is a huge mansion originally built in the 12th century as an Augustinian priory and housing a varied collection of stuffed birds, mammals, fossils, and other natural history oddities gathered by a succession of the eccentric owners who lived there over the centuries and Audley End House, a mansion built in the early 17th century and housing the second largest display of historic country house taxidermy open to the public in Britain including many spectacular ornamental bird case

Some evenings may be devoted to talks by Dr Morris on topics such as ‘historical taxidermy’ and the massive Van Ingen factory in India illustrated by pieces from Dr Morris’ collection.