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Picnic at Tornado Sands, Arcade East, 23rd Sept. 2017

I’m chuffed to be showing John (2016) in great company as part of Picnic at Tornado Sands, Arcade East, London, opening a week today. Curated by Caroline Stevenson, I’m showing alongside Katy Dove, which is a particular honour. I even got to curate in a couple of tunes: Adagio un poco mosso from Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (a smashing part of Weir’s film of Picnic…) and anything from Stasis by Pye Corner Audio.

Here’s the blurb:

‘To celebrate the launch of Arcade East, Picnic at Tornado Sands presents a programme of short films, performance and pop up shops featuring local artists, designers and makers.

The film screening features work by Wolfgang Tillmans, Jem Cohen, Criodhna Costello, Lizzie Hughes, David Blandy, Fikret Atay, Jane Topping, Katy Dove, Roderick Buchanan, Sadie Benning, Kim Coleman and Laura Buckley. Exploring the precarious balance between memory and reality, nostalgia and longing, the films journey through shared human connections, chance encounters and loss; fleeting moments in time captured through image and sound.

Following the screening, AE Hutch and The Bad Producer will premiere their new project ‘B.P.A.E.’ with a film and live soundtrack entitled ‘The Tears Of A Girl’: a dysphoric journey through the estuarine end of London.

Arcade East was developed to host a themed season of events and installations with a focus on digital practice and innovation each summer as part of a new LCF Arts Programme. Most projects are developed in conjunction with a new an interdisciplinary space, the Digital Learning Lab, which operates at the intersection between traditional and digital practice for design, making and ideation. This summer’s programme focuses on design, technology and performance and this event marks the beginning of a launch series of experimental projects.

The pop up shops will feature unique works from Sina Sparrow, By Me, JPD Ceramics, Marcus Mitchell, Ann Marie Pena, Behind the X, IntoArt and more.

The event is curated by Caroline Stevenson, Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion.

Arcade East Launch is part of London Design Festival 2017.’

Image from Picnic at Tornado Sands by AE Hutch

Image from Picnic at Tornado Sands by AE Hutch