Documentation of ‘White’: Film, Sound, Music & Stills.


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Firstly: Thank you to all those that supplied documentation of ‘White’, it is much appreciated as of course it is difficult to capture everything as it happens whilst also completing your own work. A special thank you should go to … Continue reading

The Night Was Blue

It was sometime ago, however ur:blue did take place. February 15th just as planned.

As always the ur: group provided a night of experimental live art. Sometimes controversial our Blue night threw up some very interesting performances.

‘Bowman’s Space’ via Benjamin McChrystal Plimmer involved urinating on perspex, trapped between to easels, whilst on stage looking down on his audience. During this time you could find Kwong Lee working on portraits, ‘Edible Portraits’, made from rice paper and food dye. ‘That Mincing of Those Blues’ had Helmut Lemke quite literally mincing all that was blue in this world, including Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives amongst other notable blues. You would find Kerry Morrison on the floor,  ‘Blue Suede Shoes N Blue Jeans’, engrossed within her work. Whilst ‘Lube”, an installation from Tracy Hurst, a 1950’s narrative showing old 8mm silent blue movies within a space to contemplate just where we were as a society at that point. ‘Parental Guidance’, with ‘The Parents’, and fast forward a few decades to a more modern scene of the porn viewer. Time to contemplate what we have become and maybe just where we are going as a society. ‘The Parents’ are Gabrielle Anderson and Robert James Maclese, another set of characters you will see more of, added to their range. Back out in the main passageway, through which everyone enters, Steve Oliver and Jonathan Maj had created ‘A Tuning Exercise’, a mesmeric blue film with varying densities of blue projecting as guitars tuned. Whilst these melancholic tunings drifted through the gallery space Sarah Coggrave inflated blue balloons of sadness throughout the space, bringing an air of subdued reflection whilst watching them sway in the breeze of people passing by.

(If you managed to spot Craig Tattersal’s, ‘Remnant Residue’ you’ll have spotted a wonderful visual pun tucked away.)

Here are some tantalising snap shots of that night……

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ur: will be taking part in Sounds From The Other City which will be taking place in Salford, we will have more details for you very soon.

And so Yellow night was

Well Yellow.

The night went exceptionally well. Andy Parker produced, The Absence, limited edition prints which later on in the night featured in the Yellow raffle. Benjamin McChrystal Plimmer performed, Yellow Communication Etiquette. You’ll have seen him at numerous locations throughout the night. There was the video, Chicken Poetry 2011 from The Lucy Family, projected onto the main stage. Meshach Brencher performed, Mind Blowing, throughout the night. If you didn’t somehow see him, you’ll have no doubt have heard him. The Institute of Neurological Deviance* were there with Olfactory Modality. Guests asked to sample Yellow, or not, smells through their medical equipment and procedures. We had an installation from Helmut Lemke, Praise the Humble Canary, the Friend of all Miners. Jane Lawson gave us, The Liver Cleansing Callisthenics performance. A huge advance in health for those who took part. Giallo was by Benjamin McChrystal Plimmer & Guida D’Addazio. There were Yellow trays everywhere with Yellow shots, Yellow food in the form of Dahl and rice. Tracy Hurst had us Cracking Eggs. The Lucy Family were also there live with, Talking Bees, which was quite literally just that. Helmut Lemke gave us the soundings, Listen To My Lemon(s). Everyone there will have seen the guest appearance of Sarah Coggrave, but maybe have not realised it was her. GRØNE HØNER the video documentation was by Helmut Lemke. Guest appearance by Paul Haywood presenting, Yellow Card. A perfomance with a truly beautiful end Yellow product. Last on our list was Ian Johnstone, Talking Chicken with his live hen explaining all that is chicken. You’ll have seen him all through the night accompanied by his hen.

If you didn’t make it down, this was some of what you missed, don’t miss the next one! Red.

If you did come down, have you seen the video produced by Andrea Marcaccio & Nikola Brunelli ? Can you see yourself in there?

*The Institute of Neurological Deviance are Robert James Maclese & Gabrielle Anderson

Yellow Night Announced

We are proud to announce the next in our series of colour nights………..Yellow

Yellow will be an evening of performance, multi media, traditional art and all round yellowness.

There will be again discussions about Yellow plus food and drink that is Yellow.

Guest Artists will be announced nearer the time, but be assured we have some superb artists lining up for you

Bring your preconceptions, bring  your misconceptions and see what Yellow has to offer you

This evening will take place on 9th November 2011 – 19:30 – 22:30 at Islington Mill

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