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*SOLD OUT* TF2016 Day 1 - Private View

  • Descartes Gallery & Theatre Utopia 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom (map)

Day 1 - Private View

Free Admission.

The private view will feature an exclusive performance by:

Anthony Elliott & Wajid Yaseen - CrossingLines

‘CrossingLines’ is an improvised vocal and sound-drawing performance involving Wajid Yaseen's experiments in extended vocal techniques with Anthony Elliott's sculpture-sound-printing rheostat to explore a balance between all-gate square wave generators that allow on-off vocal input. A contrast in frequency and sound texture generated by the two performers and two systems will be suspended between the systematic and the unplanned.

www.wajidyaseen.com & www.elliottart.co.uk

Additionally, the private view will feature exclusive previews of:

Sue Fox - The Forgotten (The Unborn)

Fox will present a series of still images of babies that died pre-term, in-utero for TF2016.  These are beautiful bodies like tiny sea-shells. We do not readily see such things and push them to the back of consciousness and out of our recognition. These beings lived and died without being known. It is a calling to remember such lost beings, discarded and forgotten.

Fox is a punk buddhist artist who photographs, performs and writes about sex and death. Her first transgressive novel is entitled ‘The Visceral Tear’ and was published in November 2015 by Oneiros Books. Fox has exhibited globally in such notorious shows as ‘The Dead’, ‘Six Feet Under’, ’Flying Over Water’, ‘Encountering Corpses’ and features in a myriad of publications such as ‘Post Mortem’, ‘The New Invisibility of Death’, ‘Art & Obscenity’, ‘A Contemporary Western Book of the Dead’, ‘Pornographic Arts & the Aesthetics of Photography’ and ‘Transgressions , The Offences of Art’. Her art and philosophy are discussed in the Channel 4 series ‘Vile Bodies – Photography and the Crisis of Looking’ with Joel-Peter Witkin, Jenny Saville, Sally Mann and Andres Serrano; her works are presented in a Euro TV Arte documentary called ‘The Exposition of Death’ with Christian Boltanski and Gregor Schneider. Fox likes anything that is subversive and pushes the corporeal to its limits. Fox has performed with such artists as Ron Athey, David Hoyle, Michael Mayhew, Jeff Noon, Alexis Milne, Rosie (Lugosi) Garland, Paul Koudounaris, and Teresa Margolles. Fox is a Photography Lecturer and has been teaching since 2002 on the Film & Media B.A. Hons Degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.

www.art.mmu.ac.uk/profile/sfox

Daniel Nicolae Djamo - Territorial marking / 2015

I’m marking the area surrounding the home of my mother in Nogent-sur-Vernisson (Loiret, France) with the flag of Romania. I marked a Romanian territory in France. My mother left the country when I was 20, being one of those who left in the first waves of immigration after the acceptance in the EU. She works as a doctor and has her own private business close to Montargis, France. The sound represents my mother’s reaction to a work I had planned to do in Paris, on July 14th, 2014. I wanted to take yellow graffiti spray and transform all of the French flags from Champs Elysee into Romanian ones.

http://djamo.weebly.com

Hywel T Cardew - 016 your contribution

Cardew’s practice encompasses film, installation, photography and writing as vehicles in addressing tacit agreements of self: of repression, consumption, comparison, and competition ... how we constitute and arrange value within a society structured upon consumption and individual gain; what lies beneath all that, when all the armour is shed? - A gradual decay of one’s own sense of self and, perhaps more profoundly, the resultant decay of community. To what ends will we need to go to feel? ... Just to feel? It is all incredibly absurd - that we all chase more, never questioning what ‘more’ actually is. Sincerity & love drift further away along the strong current of nervous laughter and staring endlessly into the mirror. And so, for him, it is necessary to communicate these meditations as artworks, in the belief that art contains the power to subvert & reveal the latent.

www.hyweltcardew.com

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This is festival is for this aged 16+. It is not suitable for anyone of a sensitive nature. The festival may feature nudity, extreme body art, sexual content, loud noise, smoke and strobe. This festival will be documented. By purchasing a ticket you agree to the release and free use of your image in any documentation produced. Wheelchair users can access all events except those at DN:A due to the period features of this building. If you are a wheelchair user or have specific needs of access please email: contact@temptingfailure.com BEFORE PURCHASING A TICKET.