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Electric Weekend

Curated by Lina Dzuverovic and guests

Electric Avenue Studios and Ritzy Cinema, Brixton, London
26 - 27 June 2004
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Electric Weekend celebrated the launch of b3 media's Electric Avenue Studios in Brixton with a weekend of free events at the new venue, plus a film programme at the nearby Ritzy Cinema, curated by Electra's Lina Dzuverovic and guests

Over two days, groups and individuals with shared interventionist sensibilities took part in conversations, workshops, interventions, tactical media initiatives, social hacking, noise videos and participatory artworks. These encounters were geared towards mapping, connecting and supporting the diverse media arts initiatives across London and outside, focusing on DIY approaches to the use of public space and technology.

Participatory events included Emma Hedditch's Video Home, Come On, Harrell Fletcher & Miranda July's Learning To Love You More and Sarai's Media Lab's Cybermohalla. The programme included talks and presentations by net-art collective low-fi, artist and Media Arts Officer at Arts Council England Rachel Baker, The People Speak duo, Saul Albert and Mikey Weinkove. Screenings included Everyone's Party, an eclectic film programme bringing together street actions, music clips, animation and collaborative video initiatives (featuring, among others, Chicks on Speed, The Space Hijackers and Kevin Blechdom); Cuba Libre, a new programme of Havana-based video artists; and Strange Frut, a screening by the Destroy All Monsters film and a talk by Edwin Pouncey (aka Savage Pencil) on psychedelic rock aesthetics from MC5 to Lightning Bolt.