Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Children of the reservation

There is SO MUCH going on at the moment- lots to update you about, including the exhibition that i'm currently in in Bath, but in the meantime take a look at this, and hope to see you there on Saturday.

On June 5, starting at 2pm, Central—Reservation is hosting Children of the Reservation – an all day art and music extravaganza that brings together artist led groups from Birmingham, London and Bristol.

DAY EXCHANGE, from 2pm Free admission
Invited guest artists Mark Essen, An Endless Supply and the two Jonnys, host a series of events centred around the exchange of text, image and music.
In support of destroying what you support, by An Endless Supply
Setting up a photocopier and printing press, An Endless Supply invite you to bring along your most memorable piece of text, be it out of print publications, print editions or posters, which they will bootleg, compiling a library archive for public exchange. http://anendlesssupply.co.uk/
Record Exchange and Celebration, by Mark Essen
Mark presents a record exchange stall accompanied by contemporary journals, books, fanzines and Artist edition t-shirts. You are invited to bring and exchange records, ephemera and paraphernalia. The record exchange acts as homage to the culture of independent record shops. It will function as an exchange through a process of bartering. In turn this will become a place for contemporary beatnik cohorts to spend time deciphering and attempting to define culture through informal discourse. It is the informal discourse that becomes a celebrated. http://www.markessen.org/image/rec/
Courtyard BBQ | Performance downstairs| Live Music upstairs
And you will know us by the trail of morris men, 7pm FREE
A mesmeric clash of a Morris dancing performance trail that starts at 7pm by the fountains in the city centre & makes its way through town to Central—Reservation for 7.30pm where it will take over the ground floor. http://www.markessen.org/artwork/live/
PING PONG BAR: the two Jonnys redesigned by guests (runs throughout the evening) FREE
Seeing their London based project space’s ping pong table and cocktail bar as a social framework to take on tour, the two Jonnys have commissioned artists to redesign the elements of this social hardware for the Jonnys to then manufacture on site at Central—Reservation. Thus enabling them to transport no pre-existing artwork to Bristol, nor requiring them to return anything to London. These collaborative artworks will have drinks and balls served on them throughout the evening, and provide a social framework for future Central-Reservation events. http://www.thetwojonnys.org/
LIVE MUSIC, 8pm £3 entry / £2 adv. from Here Shop, Bristol
The Grubby Mitts supported by Sleeping States, The Balky Mule, Woodtripper + Headfall DJs
As part of their mini UK tour and recent performances at Tate Britain, The Royal Standard and The Roxy, artist Andy Holden’s band The Grubby Mitts will perform live on the first floor, with support from Bristol based bands: Sleeping States, The Balky Mule & Woodtripper.

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