As first featured here last month, Platform 7 are holding a two week art event at the former Blockbusters store in Catford, which closed after being looted in the August riots. They say:
'This April an unusual multi-disciplinary performance and visual art intervention will take place in a disused Blockbuster Video Store in Catford, South East London. The free exhibition, called ‘Tapescape Catford: The Intervention I’, brings together new media and traditional arts in an exploration of the politics of the videocassette. The intervention has attracted international artists and performers among a host of emerging London artists.
Events will include:
• a provocation on Jane Fonda’s exercise videos and female body image
• a documentary film ‘VH-Essay’ of non-return rental videocassettes
• ‘Ext1’ an interactive sound installation around the nostalgic qualities of magnetic tape
• sculpture, photography, live performance, quiz and huge quantities of now neglected and often nostalgic equipment and cassettes and more
Audience members will be able to interact with some pieces and are encouraged to bring in old videocassette and recorders to be completely recycled by Environmental Media Services (EMS) and Lewisham Council. There is a bar serving fresh coffee and little you would expect in a video shop
The show is produced by live performance micro-events company Platform-7 and follows the acclaimed ‘Up the Line’ events (2009-11) and last summer’s ‘Moonbow Margate’ intervention.
Artists include Terry Duffy (Venice and Liverpool Biennale), Berlin’s Rimini-Protokoll (Venice Biennale), Hugh Stoddart (To The Lighthouse, Remembrance), British Pianist Julian Jacobson (Royal College of Music and Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle), Paul Halliday (Urban Encounters: Tate, Goldsmiths, Horniman), Documentary Filmmaker Kai Clear, sound artist Nathan Harmer, Roanna Mitchell (Movement/Artistic Director: Endangered Bodies London), John Pigram (Home Museum).
Local artists include: Darren Sperring, Isabel White, Yeu-Lai Mo, Tom Bresolin, Lauren Lapidge and JC Jazzman John Clarke and more'.
Private View/opening is tonight Tuesday 10th April 2012 from 7pm.
Opening Times are as follows:
April 12-15th Thursday to Sunday 12noon - 11pm
April 17th Tuesday 12noon - 11pm
April 19-22nd Thursday to Sunday 12noon - 11pm
‘TAPESCAPE CATFORD: THE INTERVENTION I’
THE OLD BLOCKBUSTERS VIDEO STORE, 95 Rushey Green, Catford , SE6 4AF
More details at: http://www.platform-7.com/