Tapescape Catford! can't believe I missed this one, even if my laptops heat sink is bust. Definatly heading down tomorrow. Not sure about the Video Amnesty, ill be haning on to my VHS videos and players ect :)
Politics surrounding the videocassette
We are taking over the now empty Blockbuster Video Store in Catford, South East London to explore the politics surrounding the videocassette.
Using art installations, soundscapes, spoken word, discussions, talks, screenings, dance, games and more, the intervention questions the impact video has made on all our lives, how it affected our behaviour and the huge environmental cost of our short lived innovations.
We will be holding a 'Video Amnesty' allowing Lewisham residents to bring in old video cassettes and players to be returned to the shelves for one last time before heading off to be completely recycled and re-emerge as something new
FIRST VIEW OF THE LINE UP!
TUESDAY 17TH, 7.30PM
VH-ESSAY DIRECTED BY KAI CLEAR
EXT-1 INTERACTIVE AUDIO VISUAL INSTALLATIONS BY NATHAN HARMER
I LOVE VIDEOTAPE BY JONATHAN PIGRAM
MORE FILMS, AUDIO EXHIBITS AND BAR
TUNES BY DJ NOVA
THURSDAY 19TH, 7.30PM
PROVOCATION: HOW TECHNOLOGY MAKES OUR BODY ITS BUSINESS: JANE FONDA, LEISURE, AND THE EMBODIMENT OF THE GOOD CITIZEN BY ROANNA MITCHELL
VISUAL ART RESPONSE BY DARREN SPERRING
DANCE RESPONSE BY MELANIE SIMPSON
FRIDAY 20TH (TBC) 8PM
RIOT ACT 2012 (TBC)
TOM BRESOLIN & ALEXIS MILNE (TBC)
PIE N MASH FILMS – IF IT IS SAFE TO SHOW (TBC)
PRINCESS BRITANNIA - SHE KNOWS WHAT IS GOING ON (TBC)
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY SCULPTURE
SATURDAY 21ST, 7.30PM
THE MARATHON MAN FILM QUIZ, 3-6PM
HOSTED BY DAN CALLADINE
VJ LEPKE, 8.30PM (TBC)
AN ORIGINAL VHS VJ
THE OLD BLOCKBUSTERS VIDEO STORE
95 Rushey Green, Catford , SE6 4AF [map]
This event has been enabled due to the kind support of the London Borough of Lewisham and its Valuer Team for the building and the Waste Management Team and Environmental Recycling Services for supporting our Video Amnesty"