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FUTURE

FWD: ROCKS SPLIT BOYS

Charlotte Prodger and Isla Leaver-Yap
19 October, 8 PM
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL, London
£5/£3 conc

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Fwd: Rocks Split Boys is a feature-length scripted performance developed by Charlotte Prodger and Isla Leaver-Yap that examines, via the form of epistolary conversation, the circuitous language of contemporary desire.

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RECENT

TALKING ABOUT ARTISTS MAKING RECORDS*

Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Charlotte Prodger
27 June, 6.30 PM
Iniva, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA

Through conversation and selected sound-based and video material from artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Charlotte Prodger, the event explores the materiality of the record as a sound storage medium but also as evidence and witness with political consequence.

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RECENT

CHARMING FOR THE REVOLUTION
A CONGRESS FOR GENDER TALENTS AND WILDNESS

1-2 February 2013
The Tanks, Tate Modern


With screenings by Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz and Wu Tsang, a symposium convened by Carlos Motta with Xabier Arakistain, Giuseppe Campuzano, Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad, J. Jack Halberstam, Beatriz Preciado, Dean Spade, Terre Thaemlitz, Wu Tsang and Del LaGrace Volcano, and a performance by Carlos Motta and Matthias Sperling.

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OUR PARTNER

UBUWEB

Electra is delighted to have partnered with UbuWeb, the largest archive of avant-garde material online, founded in 1996 by artist and poet Kenneth Goldsmith. Ubuweb offers visual, concrete and sound poetry, expanding to include film and sound art and now also hosts material from all Electra's projects within its archive.


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PRESENT

HER NOISE ARCHIVE BLOG - NOW LIVE!

Electra is delighted to announce the launch of the Her Noise Archive blog.

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RECENT

REFLECTIONS WITHOUT SUN

20 February, 7 PM
South London Gallery


A screening of works by Alex Bag, Brice Dellsperger, Vivienne Dick, Wynne Greenwood, Ursual Pürrer/Hans Scheirl, Jack Smith and Ryan Trecartin, curated by Electra with Anne-Sophie Dinant.

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RECENT

SALOME SALOMANIA AND LIVES OF PERFORMERS

Salome and Salomania
16 March, 8.40 PM
Lives of Performers
18 March, 6.30 PM
BFI Southbank, NFT3

A two-part event featuring a screening of Alla Nazimova's Salome (USA, 1923, 72 mins) with a live soundtrack from Electrelane's Verity Susman alongside Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz's Salomania (Germany, 2009, 17 mins); and Yvonne Rainer's Lives of Performers (USA, 1972, 90 mins).

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COMMON PRACTICE

Common Practice, London is an advocacy group working for the recognition and fostering of the small-scale contemporary visual arts sector in London. The group's founding members are Afterall, Chisenhale Gallery, Electra, Gasworks, LUX, Matt's Gallery, Mute Publishing, The Showroom and Studio Voltaire.



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COMMON PRACTICE

Common Practice is pleased to announce the publication of its second report, 'Value, Measure, Sustainability: Ideas Towards the Future of the Small-Scale Visual Arts Sector', which builds on its acclaimed 2011 report 'Size Matters' to offer new ways of evaluation and measurement in the art world.



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BOOKSHOP

TOXIC PLAY IN TWO ACTS: FANZINE

A fanzine bringing together archival research material and new texts by Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz drawing on their ongoing engagement with unrepresented or illegible moments of queerness in history.

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RECENT

PAULINE BOUDRY/RENATE LORENZ
TOXIC PLAY IN TWO ACTS

14 December 2012 - 24 February 2013
South London Gallery


For their first solo exhibition in the UK, Berlin-based artist duo Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz present Toxic, 2012 and Salomania, 2009, alongside a programme of performance, screenings and talks.

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ARCHIVE

SHEER FROST ORCHESTRA

Turbine Hall Tate Modern, 2006


Marina Rosenfeld's Sheer Frost Orchestra was modelled on a 1967 piece by John Cage and took the form of an all-female 17 electric guitar ensemble featuring amateur musicians.

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BOOKSHOP

DIRTY LITERATURE' READER


The reader to accompany the Dirty Literature series is now available online, for the cost of postage. The A5 publication contains contributions from all of the artists in the series, as well as a contextual essay. Buy now