[Details on Request]

info@detailsonrequest.com www.detailsonrequest.com

Saturday, 17 December 2011

SEASONS GREETINGS



[DETAILS ON REQUEST] ARTS WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE ARTISTS AND ORGANISATIONS THAT THEY HAVE WORKED WITH IN 2011 INCLUDING:


Cris Brooks
Vinicius Carvalho
Alice Vandeleur-Boorer
Tim Stock
KARINA BANKS
Henry's Phonograph.
BATH FRINGE FESTIVAL
Robert Fearns
Lance Boreham
Amy Danbrowsky
Alexa Kusber
Lucy Thane
LAYNE ARLINA

SEE YOU IN TWO THOUSAND AND TWELVE

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Roisin Byrne - It's Not You It's Me November 25th 2011 - January 15th 2012



Alma Enterprises is proud to present a solo show by London based artist Roisin Byrne. It's Not You It's Me is a work that takes this break-up platitude and perversely stands it on its head (1). Taking on the guise of a false collector in order to find out information on a quasi mythical work by Italian artist Roberto Cuoghi, Byrne discovered that the artist himself did not exist. Cuoghi had sought to become his father over 7 years by gaining weight, dying his hair and adopting the lifestyle and mannerisms of a 60 year old man. Byrne became fascinated by his apparent non-existence and that this 'event', always written about as 'not being a work' was what the artist Cuoghi was most renowned for

Byrne's practice humorously yet aggressively challenges the boundaries of how an artist is allowed to behave prodding and provoking to unravel the accepted rules that structure art and its associations with culture, freedom and independence. Her work depicts the shift in art practice in which ideas and information become fluid, a common property which can be invoked, adapted and absorbed, violating the established mechanisms for making art, as well as the status of artwork itself

For more information please contact info@almaenterprises.com - 07894 078 994

Shelve: Part 2: Luke Drozd

Curated by [DoR] member Amber Ablett:



www.amberablett.com

In a collaborative project with LXV Books in Bethnal Green, Amber Ablett will be curating an exhibition of book art works on a shelf of the bookshop, to introduce new audiences to art works using the book format.

The next part of the project will be exhibiting work by Luke Drozd, an artist and designer based in London.

The private view will be held on Thursday 15th December 2011 and the exhibition will run until the 21st January 2012.

LXV Books
65 Roman Road
Bethnal Green
London E2 0QN

Exhibitors:
Current:
Amber Ablett For A Days Actions the artist recorded every action she did over 24 hours and documented this in a hand drawn and bound book. Until the 14.12.11

Forthcoming:
Luke Drozd is a man who makes things in London, England. These things include sculptures, drawings, prints and posters. He is interested in the idea of letting your hands make decisions and creating associations between materials. Luke is for totems to the seriously frivolous and the courageously silly. www.lukedrozd.com

Monday, 14 November 2011

TAGO MAGO 3 PHOTOS

Facepainting




video

My Grandmother's Eggs, Layne Arlina

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

TAGO MAGO at the BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE


Last week was a busy time for [Details on Request], hosting two TAGO MAGO's in a week, here are a few pictures from TAGO MAGO at the BFI for the London Film Festival.

Liberty Rowley and Mark James
A Walk from the East End to Southend

Tim Stock
B56DR 110511A


Back Dogs
Audio Almanac


Photos from TAGO MAGO 3 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL coming soon!

Monday, 31 October 2011

SHELVE EXHIBITION


An exhibition showing the work of one of the curators of [Details on Request].



Please join us for the launch of a new book arts project between artist and curator Amber Ablett and LXV Books. We will be using a shelf in the bookshop to display a new piece of book art by a different artist each month.

LXV Books
65 Roman Road
Bethnal Green
E2OQN
The first exhibition will show a piece of work by Amber Ablett, A Days Actions, where every action completed by the artist over a 24 hour period was written down and bound into a book.

LXV Books is a small independent second hand bookshop in Bethnal Green, East London, stocking a large selection of used and second hand books, in store and online. Situated on Roman Road it is a five minute walk from Bethnal Green Underground Station.

PV: Saturday 12.11.11
3-6pm
4pm- Performance reading

Exhibition: 12.11.11-17.12.11

Opening times:
Tues-Fri 12-6pm
Saturday 11am-5pm

Friday, 28 October 2011

TOMORROW NIGHT TAGO MAGO 3


TAGO MAGO returns on the spookiest night of the year in Dalston's most intimate and secret venue for the season's ritual party.

THIS SATURDAY

Wear your freakiest for a night of dark fun, live music, DJs and performance happenings to bring you into the true spirit of this satanic night

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
29.10.11

Live...

BARON
Exquisite Kraut Psych Canterbury Fayre Rock.
From Brighton, their debut album Illegitimate Nephew has been making waves with its beautiful blend of pastoral but epic psychedelia. This is their first ever London performance is very literally your first chance to catch live what has been beguiling my stereo for some time...

http://baron.bandcamp.com/

HENRY’S PHONOGRAPH
Dirty minstrels of psych punk, they make a kind of pre-WW2 rock n roll, cut your fingers sharp rough edges and fizzy Buzzcocks melodies clash with agit prop slogans and Nuggets attitude...

www.myspace.com/henrysphonograph

And of course I will be manning the decks with DJ CHAKA KANT, where anything from Sisters of Mercy could mingle with Tina Turner, Ella Fitzgerald could find herself in a menage a trois with Iggy Pop and Dead Prez

[DETAILS on REQUEST] will be keeping you on your toes with a curation of art happenings and performances to chill your blood and arouse your darkest curiosities

http://detailsonrequest.blogspot.com/

The action starts at 8pm. Last time we filled to capacity well before the witching hour, so please consider early doors are the best bet for a garuanteed entry

THE RITUAL BEGINS…

SAT 29TH OCT HALLOWEEN NIGHT
@ SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS,
10A BRADBURY STREET, DALSTON N16 8JH
£5 ENTRY
8pm – 2am

Sunday, 23 October 2011

TAGO MAGO 3 ARTIST - LAYNE ARLINA



T.H.I.S.


'100 Years'
Thursday 27th October.
18.00 - 21.00
T.H.I.S (Tottenham Hale International Studios), Mission Hall, Mitchley Road, Tottenham, N17 9HG

T.H.I.S is pleased to announce that it has managed to go a whole 12 months without closing down and thus deemed it appropriate to celebrate this fact together with the centenary of our building.


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011

VISUAL PARADIGMS PROJECT LAUNCH



VISUAL PARADIGMS PROJECT LAUNCH

15.10.11
6PM - 9PM
UNIT 61, REGENTS STUDIOS, 8 ANDREWS ROAD, LONDON, E8 4QN

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH OF VISUAL PARADIGMS, AN ONLINE, OPEN SOURCE PROJECT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS EXPLORING THE LINKS BETWEEN CONTEMPOARY ART PRACTICE AND ART WRITING. THE EXHIBITION WILL BE EXPLORING IDEAS BETWEEN COMMUNICATION, PERSONAL REACTION TO ART AND THE COMPLEXITIES OF INTERPRETING LANGUAGE. PLAYING ON THE SURREALIST GAME OF THE EXQUISTITE CORPSE SEVEN WRITERS HAVE BEEN INVITED TO PRODUCE A PIECE OF WRITING ABOUT SEVEN DIFFERENT IMAGES; FOLLOWING THE LAUNCH ON THE 15.10, ARTISTS WILL BE INVITED TO SUBMIT ORIGINAL WORKS TO THE PROJECT THAT THEY BELIEVE REFLECT OR ARE INSPIRED BY THE TEXTS. THE PROJECT WILL BE RUNNING FOR A YEAR.

COME ALONG TO THE LAUNCH TO FIND OUT MORE OR VISIT www.cargocollective.com/visualparadigms



Thursday, 6 October 2011

NATIONAL POETRY DAY- THE LADY OF SHALLOT

READ IT OUT LOUD:

On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And thro' the field the road runs by
To many-tower'd Camelot;
And up and down the people go,
Gazing where the lilies blow
Round an island there below,
The island of Shalott.

http://charon.sfsu.edu/tennyson/tennlady.html

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

TAGO MAGO 3


TAGO MAGO 3 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
ANOTHER NIGHT OF CELEBRATIONS AND SURPRISES,
IN COLLABORATION WITH PAUL HANFORD

29.10.11
8PM-2AM
SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS, 10A BRADBURY STREET,
DALSTON, LONDON, N16 8JH
£5 ON THE DOOR


THIS MONTH [DETAILS ON REQUEST] ARE PLEASED TO BE BACK AT THE SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS FOR A SECOND TIME TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN. ONCE AGAIN A FANTASTIC LINE UP OF BANDS AND RESIDENT DJs WILL BE CURATED BY PAUL HANFORD. LIVE ART, PERFORMANCES AND HAPPENINGS WILL BE CURATED BY [DETAILS ON REQUEST]. PREPARE YOURSELVES FOR A NIGHT OF PAGAN DECADENCE AS WE CONSIDER AND RESPOND TO OUR SPRING CELEBRATION IN MAY AND GUIDE YOU IN TO AUTUMN WITH A TAGO MAGO LITURGY.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

END OF THE ROAD 2011

Another weekend, another festival. This time at End Of The Road, and what a time we had.....



Tuesday, 30 August 2011

YOU ARE HUNGRY: GUIDED WALKS OF EDIBLE HACKNEY at [SPACE]

Can you feed the 2,150 urban residents, that live within 500 metres of SPACE, using the 25 hectares of land that houses them?


You Are Hungry is a proposal to investigate this question by taking a walk with Mikey Tomkins and his "Edible Map” as your guide.

The map displays the potential food that could be grown within the immediate streets, parks and grassed areas around SPACE gallery. The walk will pass through the vegetable belt of Sheep Lane, the Vineyards of Pritchard's Road, and the apiaries of Goldsmiths Row.

Each walk last approximately 1 1/2 hours. There are places for five people on each walk. The walks are not lectures but will form part of a discussion about architecture, planning and foods apparent exclusion and potential inclusion. The walks will be audio recorded and with walkers permission used on a web version of the edible map.

http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/

Thursday, 25 August 2011

CYcLORAMA AT CELL PROJECT SPACE

FIVE SOLO PROJECTS
Forthcoming Programme

In September 2011 Cell Project Space will launch a new series of five individual solo commissioned projects, CYcLORAMA which will continue into 2012. Supported by The Arts Council of England, the programme aims to challenge the gallery’s position at a pivotel period of an artist’s career. Cell are making the shift to assisting artists’ projects become a reality. Not always creating a finite statement, but to establish the gallery as an exploratory space to develop knowledge that can be used in the future. A CYcLORAMA made for the theatre is a device that represents a physical interpretation of space as a 360 degree view of the sky with the viewer at the centre of it’s expanse. The project takes the aspirations of the theatrical device as a subject for ideas and working methods.

All five projects within CYcLORAMA dramatise the moving-image event to give viewers an active role in which they can construct their own experience and become aware of the elements that have contributed to it. The programme acknowledges the expanded cinema practices of the 1970’s movement, Filmaktion where artists began to explore the potential of presenting moving image breaking down the ‘fourth wall’ convention of cinematic experience by experimenting with the material qualities of film to create immersive and more expansive events. The most axiomatic characteristic of this movement is that artists did not utilise film as a tool to record a narrative but instead explored the formalistic qualities of both the material nature of the medium of film and the various phases of the production process. The evolution of the notion of expanded cinema has been affected not just by the developments in visual art discourse but also through the actual advancements in the equipment available. The transformative speed of technology has affected not just the resources artists can call upon but also the modes of distribution and display and the way the work is consumed. Moving image can be presented in a multitude of modes with the potential to become a more saturated, confrontational or passive experience for the viewer. The work in this unique series will adopt event-based performative practices to varying degrees additionally expanding usual conventions of the moving image production and presentation by incorporating sculpture, installation, cyberspace, and in some cases collaboration to present a mediated and changed point of view. Through multiple types of sensory elements and devices, spectators are forced to think about how they become implicated and destabilised.

Adjunct to the CYcLORAMA project, Cell will host a series of supportive events, under the guise of THE CYcLE CLUB, which will draw together artists, film-makers, researchers, and other interested groups to collectively explore and compare recent and past expanded moving image projects. The programme starts with a solo exhibition by JESSICA WARBOYS, VICTORY PARK TREE PAINTING, which opens 15th September 2011 and LAURA BUCKLEY's SOLO PROJECT opens 12th January 2012, continuing until 26th February, 2012 THE CYcLE CLUB, hosts a short event with gallery intervention by RICHARD BEVAN in November 4th 2011. Read further future pages .

http://www.cellprojects.org/shows-future

GREEN MAN FESTIVAL 2011

[Details on Request] spent last weekend in a field in south Wales. The weather was amazing and the music was even better...

ARTIST: LAURIE LAX at FASTNET AND DOGGER


Laurie Lax (Performitivity, Launch Event) will be showing work an exhibition titled Fastnet and Dogger, part of a series of 4 exhibitions in Bristol understanding contemporary landscapes from the perspective of 13 artists..

Also showing are: Matthew Denniss, Robert Prideaux and Eliot Sargentson

Dates: 22-25/09/11

9 Waring House
Redcliff Hill
Bristol
BS1 6TB

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

CONRAD FRANKEL, NICHOLAS HAMILTON, THOMAS QUALMANN at ROOM GALLERY


CONRAD FRANKEL, NICHOLAS HAMILTON, THOMAS QUALMANN

Curated by Florence Woodfield

This show explores the geometry that informs human and artistic expression. The work, in different ways, accesses an alternative language of shape, mark and symbol. It also exposes the measured logic behind the process of making work.
In this show, drawing functions as a primary-making-language. Each work conceives visually of an area of consciousness that exists in the various margins of human experience. We find that it is in the most disordered chaos that order and logic present themselves; and we find the utmost humanity in the most ordered, geometric vision. This humanity exists too in the fundamentality of repetition and the repeated shape; it is the basis of the external image but is also crucial to how we conceive of ourselves and find coherence in our being. Such repetition has a quiet profundity of its own, regardless of initial linguistic or symbolic meaning. It manages to bypass the weight of formalized language and thus reveals something; from infinity to nothing.
This show marks an attempt to locate the very foundations of the image; tracing back to the amoebic beginnings of shape and structure. Most of all, this show is a homage to the artists’ ability to find quiet, measured precision in a plural practise.

Opening Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 18:00

http://www.roomartspace.co.uk/current.php

ROOM
31 Waterson Street
London
E2 8HT

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: Trouble

WE LOVE THIS:


AND HAVE WOKEN UP AFTER A NIGHT OUT FEELING SIMILAR!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION FROM PERFORMATIVITY


Karina Banks Part 2


Alice Vandeleur-Boorer Underwater Grotto

Where are you Mr Tucker?

If you are in Brighton go down to The Fishing Quarter Gallery, the exhibition runs until the 23rd August.

Artists include - Pure Evil, two blind mice, Crossie, Graham Carter, Mark Hooley, Dupenny, Aimee Pike, Lizz Lunney, Dan Purchase, Daisy Emily Warne, Sean Sims, Lydia Leith, Georgie Lister- Fell, Ryan Todd, Nicola Lindsell

More info -
Curated by Upstream Creative

Saturday, 13 August 2011

ARTLICKS ISSUE 4

Art Licks Magazine, Issue 4. Cover image 2011

Issue Four includes writing and work from:

Claire Craig

Copenhagen Place

Field

Hannah Perry

Holly Slingsby

Ian Giles

Juliana Cerqueira Leite

Pio Abad

Preston Is My Paris

Null/Void

Seecum Cheung

Simon Linington and William Mackrell

The Bun House

The Sunday Painter

AVAILABLE: http://artlicks.com/events/2146/just-released-issue-four

Friday, 12 August 2011

InsideOut and ViceVersa


The rise of outsider art and graffiti to the gallery, the thrust of fine art and illustration onto the streets, and the exploration of where the two coHere comes InsideOut and ViceVersa.

Showcasing soon to be heard of talent alongside just back from another sell-out solo show in Europe. Featuring street artists, graffiti writers, professional illustrators, painters, graphic designers, one artificist and two waifs at the capital’s freshest gallery, London West Bank.

Styles, mediums, concepts, continents, 12 countries, 30 artists, 11th August, reAction sculpture, live painting, a drink, a private view, consider yourself invited and compelled…

7pm to Midnight, RSVP to guestlist@londonwestbank.c​om

Curated by artist Louis “Masai” Michel, with consultancy from Simon Watt.

Exhibiting artists: belin, data, jaybo monk, silje kristiansen, monstieur, inkfetish, erik michel, charlie penrose, leeks, tizer, vera edwards, linda aslaksen, cosmo sarson, katrin schubert, ordu, snub 23, jim mcelvaney, the krah, louis masai michel, jack finnigan, lee ellis, danieljaemo, otto schade, simon fuek, dep, lee nutland, julian kimmings, daniel sequeria,
ec. woodard & ben slow.

The exhibition runs 12th - 25th August, everyday, 11am till 7pm.

London West Bank Gallery, 133-137 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RS.

Nearest tube Notting Hill Gate.

http://www.londonwestbank.com/

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

LONDON RIOTS: COMMENTS FROM CAMILLA BATMANGHELIDJH

COMMENT IN THE INDEPENDENT FROM THE FOUNDER OF KID'S COMPANY, WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE IN LONDON:

Shops looted, cars and buildings burnt out, young adults in hoods on the rampage.

London has woken up to street violence, and the usual narratives have emerged – punish those responsible for the violence because they are "opportunist criminals" and "disgusting thieves". The slightly more intellectually curious might blame the trouble on poor police relations or lack of policing.

My own view is that the police in this country do an impressive job and unjustly carry the consequences of a much wider social dysfunction. Before you take a breath of sarcasm thinking "here she goes, excusing the criminals with some sob story", I want to begin by stating two things. First, violence and looting can never be justified. Second, for those of us working at street level, we're not surprised by these events.

Twitter and Facebook have kept the perverse momentum going, transmitting invitations such as: "Bare shops are gonna get smashed up. So come, get some (free stuff!!!!) F... the feds we will send them back with OUR riot! Dead the ends and colour war for now. So If you see a brother... SALUTE! If you see a fed... SHOOT!"

If this is a war, the enemy, on the face of it, are the "lawless", the defenders are the law-abiding. An absence of morality can easily be found in the rioters and looters. How, we ask, could they attack their own community with such disregard? But the young people would reply "easily", because they feel they don't actually belong to the community. Community, they would say, has nothing to offer them. Instead, for years they have experienced themselves cut adrift from civil society's legitimate structures. Society relies on collaborative behaviour; individuals are held accountable because belonging brings personal benefit. Fear or shame of being alienated keeps most of us pro-social.

Working at street level in London, over a number of years, many of us have been concerned about large groups of young adults creating their own parallel antisocial communities with different rules. The individual is responsible for their own survival because the established community is perceived to provide nothing. Acquisition of goods through violence is justified in neighbourhoods where the notion of dog eat dog pervades and the top dog survives the best. The drug economy facilitates a parallel subculture with the drug dealer producing more fiscally efficient solutions than the social care agencies who are too under-resourced to compete.

The insidious flourishing of anti-establishment attitudes is paradoxically helped by the establishment. It grows when a child is dragged by their mother to social services screaming for help and security guards remove both; or in the shiny academies which, quietly, rid themselves of the most disturbed kids. Walk into the mental hospitals and there is nothing for the patients to do except peel the wallpaper. Go to the youth centre and you will find the staff have locked themselves up in the office because disturbed young men are dominating the space with their violent dogs. Walk on the estate stairwells with your baby in a buggy manoeuvring past the condoms, the needles, into the lift where the best outcome is that you will survive the urine stench and the worst is that you will be raped. The border police arrive at the neighbour's door to grab an "over-stayer" and his kids are screaming. British children with no legal papers have mothers surviving through prostitution and still there's not enough food on the table.

It's not one occasional attack on dignity, it's a repeated humiliation, being continuously dispossessed in a society rich with possession. Young, intelligent citizens of the ghetto seek an explanation for why they are at the receiving end of bleak Britain, condemned to a darkness where their humanity is not even valued enough to be helped. Savagery is a possibility within us all. Some of us have been lucky enough not to have to call upon it for survival; others, exhausted from failure, can justify resorting to it.

Our leaders still speak about how protecting the community is vital. The trouble is, the deal has gone sour. The community has selected who is worthy of help and who is not. In this false moral economy where the poor are described as dysfunctional, the community fails. One dimension of this failure is being acted out in the riots; the lawlessness is, suddenly, there for all to see. Less visible is the perverse insidious violence delivered through legitimate societal structures. Check out the price of failing to care.

I got a call yesterday morning. The kids gave me a run-down of what had happened in Brixton. A street party had been invaded by a group of young men out to grab. A few years ago, the kids who called me would have joined in, because they had nothing to lose. One had been permanently excluded from six schools. When he first arrived at Kids Company he cared so little that he would smash his head into a pane of glass and bite his own flesh off with rage. He'd think nothing of hurting others. After intensive social care and support he walked away when the riots began because he held more value in his membership of a community that has embraced him than a community that demanded his dark side.

It costs money to care. But it also costs money to clear up riots, savagery and antisocial behaviour. I leave it to you to do the financial and moral sums.

Camila Batmanghelidjh is founder of the charities The Place To Be and Kids Company

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/camila-batmanghelidjh-caring-costs-ndash-but-so-do-riots-2333991.html