BOOK LAUNCH – MAKING SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING, RED GALLERY

Art, Design, Film, Journalism, Music, Nightlife, Poetry

Shoreditch’s RED is the creative force engaging local communities through facilitation of the continuing Cultural Revolution in the heart of East London.

This versatile, multi-functional space has welcomed a myriad of creativity through its doors since opening in 2010; transforming a derelict group of buildings and unused land into chameleon like art studios, galleries, live events venues, offices, screening rooms, open air event setting, incorporating a street food market and bars.

In keeping with its ethos of cultural guardianship, RED has actively encouraged not only artists and local residents to engage with the facilities, schools such as St Monica’s Primary have utilised the space and in keeping with their continued commitment to communitas, RED plays host to an annual symposium of the religious arts initiative Urban Dialogues, bringing together people from all faiths.

A year in the making, MAKING SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING documents elements of the magic that takes place behind the doors (and often on the walls) of RED through interviews and photographs.

To celebrate the launch RED will be hosting a photographic exhibition and in keeping with its anti-hegemonic practice, 2000 copies of the book will be distributed at the launch.

Additional commentary from visionaries such as Stirling Ackroyd’s James Goff, Tom Burger Bear – one of the chefs who led Time Out! to dub Red Market as being the birthplace of ‘the new food revolution’, curators and artists such as Alice Herrick of Herrick Gallery, Jerwood Prize winning Svetlana Fialova, Paul Sakoilsky, Chris Bianchi, Matthew Hawtin of Minus, former street artist, Part2ism,Dimitri Hegemann of Tresor Berlin, trends author Dr. Lida Hujic , fashion designers: Roggykei, patron Nick Winter, Stephen Shashoua of 3 Faiths Forum, music consultant: Juan Leal, Gary Means’ Alternative London street art tours and more.

BOOK PRESS RELEASE

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Thurston Moore + Burroughs + Cunnilingus

Fiction, Journalism

Never has the art of getting down and worshipping sounded as sexy

BURROUGHS 100

COVER OF CATALOGUE of BURROUGHS 100 NOVA CONVENTION at RED GALLERY, JULY 1-13. FEAT. WORDS BY NAROPA CLASS OF 2014

Thurston Moore is as close to William Burroughs as I’ll ever get.  Moore’s band, Sonic Youth, were borne on the back of the New York punk scene which groupied the king kong of cut up.

I’m born on the back Ciccone Youth – one of their best albums.  Covers Madonna songs.

Thurston, currently living in this joyous town of layers (LDN) with girlf, Eva Prinz both curated this show at Red as part of the Burroughs 100 series – celebrating the centennial of the guy who shot his wife dead in the head, when playing William Tell.  William Burroughs was a Yale grad with a parental stipend, put most of it in his arm.  Which, as Thurston rightly said in an interview to NME, will continue to inspire folk forever – the act of being creative on drugs, not everyone can afford it…

The show at Red Gallery DOES IT THROUGH PHOTOS OF BURROUGHS HANGING WITH MUSICAL COLLABORATORS + THOSE HE PATRONED WITH CROAKED OUT WORKS OF ADVICE.  It’s a black n white who’s who of the world’s renegades standing aside their hero.  The catalogue features a total list of his recorded works. Oh, HIGH praise, I give.

Back from teaching at the Naropa University (Ginsberg’s palace to Kerouac et al), PRINZ MOORE put together a nice lil ‘catozine’ – feat. interviews and work by the students: METAL DREAM MACHINE MUSIC – that kinda explains the show as good as anything.

But the pictures on the wall,

Burroughs got about.  NAKED LUNCH. SOFT MACHINE. JUNKY.  QUEER.  BLADE RUNNER…

SUCK IT TO ME: THE BEST COLLECTION OF POETRY EVER

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THIS WAS ON THE TABLE, AN OFFERING – better than buying newspapers with stories about a world I cannae change

 

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Cool bananas

 

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You gotta read to believe – Tom Verlaine from Television is in there under a pseudonym…GEEK OUT, PUNKS

THE RED BURROUGHS 100 FAMILY

THE RED BURROUGHS 100 FAMILY

KIRSTY N ROSIE

Me n Rosie – pic by PAUL SAKOILSKY x

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THE RED 100 FAMILY

 

 

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RED FANZINE: BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED BY CHRIS BIANCHI

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THE JAMES GOFF INTERVIEW I WROTE COMES IN THIS EDITION OF THE RED FANZINE – No2. AVAILABLE AT THE RED GALLERY, 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DY

YOU GOTTA GET DOWN TO GET UP

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