INSIDE OUTSIDE UNDERGROUND is collaboration between Beat magazine, Sue Webster, Anne McCloy and RED Gallery that will run over two nights in the Red Gallery basement and Arts Club in Shoreditch on the 15th and 16th of October 2015.
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Featuring a diverse programme of live music and performance, IOU will celebrate the best of the East London Underground scene with major players from within the area who work both locally and internationally.
Performers including cross-gender alternative cabaret hardcore, multifarious universal cross-cosmopolitan artists, loud loud noise and artwork visuals will join forces in an experiment in the underground with an event that will coincide with Frieze Art Fair.
Experimentation in the alternative is to be encouraged by all. Audience and performer meld as one.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE - SEXOTHEQUE DJS
Thursday 15th October 2015 - Doors open 7.30pm
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‘When I see my voice,I'm going to drop it with no reason’
BO NINGEN arrived when Taigen and Kohhei’s post-rock bands played on the same bill in early 2007. It was bad news for their previous band-mates but each had found a kindred spirit, someone else who wanted to leave ‘rock’ and the dead-end cipher ‘post’ behind and commit to something much weirder. Mon Chan and Yuki hearing the beyond-fucked-up noises of this new two-piece at the LCC Sound Art Faculty where Taigen studied, asked where to sign up. With a drummer and a second guitarist, the fundamentals were laid and the four expatriate cosmonauts were set to channel the “pure music” they had in mind. The band booked themselves into a studio on Hackney Road and disappeared. In summer 2007, after continual 12 hour jams had blurred the distinction between their limbs and their instruments, they played the first “true” Bo Ningen show at the Wilmington Arms. Musically, they channel their country’s legacy of obscure, brain-warping heavy-psych: Les Ralizes Denudés, High Rise, Sweet and Honey and Flower Travellin’ Band all traceable beneath their esoteric sound. It’s evident from the place they had all found themselves in their twenties however that they were in the mood for discovery: they regurgitated their tastes in Acid Folk and Noise and hurled them into the electric cataclysm too. Though challenging to process, any cautious, sensible listeners were saved by a weighty dose of Sabbath and Nirvana.
‘I got syphilis once in TopShop’
NO BRA New York based No Bra aka Susanne Oberbeck, known for her confrontational topless performances, was originally founded in East London in 2003 and had an underground hit with the song "Munchausen".
Her music has been used on gay porn soundtracks for films by Bruce LaBruce and Matt Lambert, as well as ballet. She has collaborated with Factory Floor's Nik Void, The Raincoats, artist Matthew Stone, and runs a regular club night called "Gay Vinyl" in New York. She has toured the UK and US with Savages, the Gossip, Patrick Wolf and others. No Bra's follow up album "Candy" was released in 2013 and included in artforum's best of lists. Most recently she appeared on Mykki Blanco's album Gay Dog Food, and is recording new music in NYC.
‘We shake it up We swear and dance’
CLASS WAR / ADAM & THE QUEERS Adam Clifford is a writer and performance artist based in London specialising in queer poetry and children’s stories. Earlier this year he stood as Class War’s parliamentary candidate for the Cities of London and Westminster in the General Election on 7 May 2015. Adam was born in Dagenham in 1979 and left school at 15 with no qualifications. After a spell at the National Youth Theatre he was awarded a scholarship by Drama Centre London where he studied acting from 1997 to 2001. A yoga teacher for many years, in 2010 he produced and starred in the erotic instructional DVD Naked Power Yoga. He published his first anthology of poems, Hung, in 2012. Hung was realised as a book, a CD on which he read his work accompanied by an original techno soundtrack, and a live performance staged at the Society Club, Soho in February 2013.In 2013 he created a second poetry collection, Android Death Queer which was performed live at the Society Club, Soho in February 2014 and at Duckie, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern in March of that year. He is a dad of two sons and has written three children’s books about the gay superhero Rainbow Man, aimed at tackling homophobia and bigotry in the playground and raising children’s spiritual awareness. Earlier this year he recorded his sixth poetry albumwith his punk band Adam & The Queers and an EP in the guise of his alter ego, Jimmy Kunt. He is currently developing new material with the designer and musician Richard Torry.
AYAKAMAY is a Japanese American Performance Artist. Exploring the interrelationship between photography and performance, the work of Ayakama combines image-making with fantastically constructed but intimate live experiences. Ayakama simultaneously appropriates traditional Japanese cultural aesthetics and creates a dialogue with contemporary American urbanity and femininity. This hybrid cultural identity is reflected in her practice as fantasy and reality intersect. The staged, costumed worlds of studio photography and videography are combined with interactive performances engaging the unpredictability of encounters with strangers and exchanges of physical senses and emotional states. She is part of the New York based art collective Ideal Glass and she has exhibited and performed in New York, London, Paris and Japan. She will be installing a mural art piece in RED Gallery during her time in London.