Monday 30 May 2011
In June I will also be taking part in Sarah Sparkes's Chutney 5, an open air public performance art event on Camberwell Green on the 16th of June 2011.
I will be Miss Birch. Learn to sing for 50p
Join us for fresh air and un-learning on Camberwell Green, where doors that are open to the wise are also open to the foolish. Performances, interactions and interventions dissecting the institutions of learning in a class room without walls.
School, university, college - the happiest days of your life, or a recurring nightmare? ‘They’ made you go to school, you survived and now, post-compulsory education, you’re free to learn something that interests you, just as long as you can afford it.
The Chutney Preserves will remove any degree of knowledge, facilitating your unlearning and return you to a classless state of pre-educated happiness.
Lonesome Cowboys from Hell - (Tim Flitcroft, Calum F. Kerr, and various miscreants)
Frog Morris and Mark Dean Quinn
Ian Robinson & Vanessa Scully
Join Linda Barck in the naughty corner. Look and listen with Jo David as London’s lost underground languages disappear before your eyes and ears. Learn how to brain fart with Sarah Doyle. Take your windy brain for a ‘mashup’ at Rebecca Feiner’s ‘Fictitious University of the Imagination’. Share incidents from your past and celebrate your freedom in tell-tale rhymes of (un)reason and preserved memory at Charlie Fox and the Urban Bear Research Centre’s School of (D) Holmes. Rachael House invites you to make art herstory and draw a feminist for Typical Girls, a feminist gallery. Never graduated, well now you can as Miyuku Kasahara invites all to be Chutney Graduates, complete with graduation certificate and photograph. Sign up for the school of plain livin' and hard studyin' where you can experience a program of unpardonable actions until sundown with the Lonesome Cowboys from Hell (Tim Flitcroft, Calum F. Kerr, and various miscreants).
Daniel Lehan will be teaching your grandmother to suck eggs. Realise the potential of your vocal powers with Joanna McCormick- are you an angel or a warthog? Prizes and accolades for every one in Frog Morris’ and Mark Dean Quinn’s’ ‘Unwrong Quizz’, the exam with no right or wrong answers. In secret hide outs and camouflaged in the vegetation of Camberwell Green, Ian Robinson and Vanessa Scully's ‘guerrilla gardening school is looking for new recruits to train in the art of seed bombing. Shaman Liam Scully will take you on a personal journey of discovery form inside his smoke house tepee. PEPAMO invite ALL to the School re-union, creating an environment which facilitates the experience of a shared memory with a bunch of people you never knew. Jacqueline Utley with her ' Daily Report ' will collate drawings and thoughts on the theme of ‘rules for The Paper Museum at the School of Chutney’. Sinead Wheeler has producing A0-size poster facsimiles of The Little Red Schoolbook with a text about its history.
Chutney Preserves is supported by Space Station Sixty-five and Camberwell Arts
And one last thing to think about before home time:
Do you agree with the following statement - The classroom is a mirror, reflecting a society where the majority submits to the perceived superiority of the individual, institution and ultimately the Government.
In May I moved studio and am very happy to be artist in residence at Peckham Settlement! Above is a new drawing I've been working on called The Mermaid's Song. It will form part of a mini installation called Lustrous Balm for new gallery Pharmacy of Stories at London Fields E8. The opening show Hello Stranger will take place from the 4th to the 20th June 2011. You are warmly invited to attend the opening party on Saturday 4th of June from 6.30 to 9.30pm, more details can be found at www.pharmacyofstories.com