Our House of Common Weeds
Exhibition open 28 October – 25 November 2017, open Wed-Sat 12-6pm or by appointment.
Friday 27 October 6-9pm preview feat. performance by Alys North + afterparty 9-11pm with DJ set by Bizarro World.
Friday 29 September 7pm till late
Performances by Dean Kenning, Rachel McRae and Nicola Woodham from 8pm.
Afterparty with Digital Paganism DJ set by Dane Law 9-11pm
Installation of works from both Cycles: 22 Sep – 15 Oct, Thu-Sun 12-6pm
Thursday 21 September 7-9pm
Performance by Uma Breakdown 8pm
Installation open 22 September – 15 October, Thu-Sun 12-6pm
sybrntckmystx hack the sacred technologies of their progenitors, fantasizing within the recursive systems they constructed. Sci-fi pagan rituals graft the cybernetic to magickal, lithic to virtual and in this mangle the ancient diagrammatic technologies are rewritten to execute newly patched operations in altered states of collective mystk consciousness.
The deterritorialized magick systems upon and within which these mystx operate – sigils, automatic drawing, tarot, stone assemblages – undergo an attritional breakdown of their received functioning to form a chaotic magick of patchwork identity.Read more →
The Future is a Collective Project
Over 5 weeks between 26th September and 25th October each of the 5 artists commissioned for the exhibition, Our House of Common Weeds, will lead a public session for discussion of their research and work in progress.
The collaboratively generated discussion from each session will feed into the development of Our House of Common Weeds, 27th Oct – 26th Dec, at Res. London.Read more →
The Future is a Collective Project
Waxing gibbous moon under Sagittarius (Wednesday 2 August)
This is a participatory research group, akin to a reading group but not limited to texts. It is grounded in the question: Are we carrying the right tools to shape the future we want and need?
This session draws from the research of Wigan-based artist, Anna FC Smith, who is exploring the potency of karaoke as a space of jovial and unmediated humanity. Her current research in reference to this is on Greek Rebetiko music and its place as a popular space of expression and revellry within Greek society. We will be reading an essay by Yiannis Zaimakis called ‘Bawdy Songs and Virtuous Politics’ (2009) and listening to some Rebetiko.Read more →
Mapping the Great Dismal Swamp: Christy Hyman & Noah Angell
7 – 9pm, 6 June
FREE, booking essential
Res. are pleased to be hosting researcher Christy Hyman and artist Noah Angell in conversation regarding Hyman’s current work on the landscapes experienced by runaways from enslavement and exploitative labour on the East Coast of the United States from 1805-1840. The event will focus upon the technological methodology of Hyman’s map-making, and the underlying significance held by the Great Dismal Swamp.Read more →
Virtual Embrace Symposium
Friday 30 June 2017, 4-8pm + after-party till 11pm
Booking essential, tickets £0-5
Performances: Annabelle Craven-Jones, Elizabeth Mputu // Screenings: Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowicz, Shu Lea Cheang, Ayesha Tan Jones // Speakers: Victoria Sin, Helen Hester plus more tbc // Refreshments: #makehomebrewfemmeRead more →
Thursday January 5th 2017 6.30pm
In response to an increasing interest from creative practitioners in the traditions and medium of live action role-play (larp), and a new tendency for larp practitioners to describe their work as a form of art, this event opens the floor to discuss the effects and potential of what is emerging.Read more →
Exhibition openings and events for September Last Friday and the weekend, including Deptford X and Art Licks Weekend.Read more →
Kathy Rae Huffman Reading Room Party
Guest DJs TTB from NTS & Late Junction’s Alannah Chance
Friday 30 September 6.30pm – 12 midnight
Opening late for Deptford X we’ll have the Kathy Rae Huffman Archive Reading Room open for visitors from 6.30pm and from 8pm guest DJs playing electronic and dreamlike offerings at the donation-based Enclave Machine Party bar.Read more →
Empath Tea & ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ Group Play
Sunday 2 October 4-9pm
The Empath Group meet regularly to discuss what it means to be an ‘Empath’, how this word can frame experiences and how it can be used to construct a group identity. This two-part event is the first open, public exploration into these concerns from the group, investigating the forms in which empathy may operate.Read more →
Tuesday August 23rd, 7-9pm
Free, all welcome
Drawing on thematics from the Kathy Rae Huffman archive, the Cybernetic Mystics reading group begins an open exploration of the unorthodox spirituality of ‘cyberculture’ and its associated ideas, including technomancy, the technoccult and techgnosis.Read more →
Friday July 29 6-8pm
FREE all welcome
The Legacies of Cyberfeminism reading group facilitates a dialogue based on a selection of books and articles found in the Kathy Rae Huffman Archive.Read more →