playgroup #3 Removal Men Tues 22 November 2016, 8-10.30pm Every few months playgroup go and see a play currently showing in London. For the third session we’ll be going to see Removal Men written by M. J Harding with Jay Millar at The Yard theatre in Hackney Wick. M.J Harding undertook a residency at Res. in the summer of 2015 during which he developed workshops around and music for Removal Men. Jay Millar is Artistic Director at The Yard. You can read about the production here. Res. have a group discount of £12 (usual price £15) for Tuesday 22 November, 8pm […]
Guest DJs TTB from NTS & Late Junction’s Alannah Chance
Friday 30 September 2016 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.
Res. are pleased to announce that for our first Desk Residency we have selected The White Pube from 19 September- 18 December 2016. Res. provides desk spaces for curators, artists and writers in an associative working environment for sharing and developing research. Each associate is provided with a subsidised desk in our shared office and free use of our meeting and event space for developing research. We have decided to offer one desk for gratis, on a 3 month basis to a selected writer or curator working locally.
CYBER INTIMACY: A reading and watching group presented by Beth Bramich and Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau of The Bad Vibes Club, Friday 16 September 2016, 7 – 9.30 pm Join Beth Bramich and Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau of The Bad Vibes Club in the Kathy Rae Huffman Archive Reading Room at Res. to read Huffman’s CYBER INTIMACY: From Net Nookie to Coffee Talk (1995) alongside a screening of excerpts of moving image works from Huffman’s programme of the same name. CYBER INTIMACY: From Net Nookie to Coffee Talk (1995) reflected on existing and potential modes of intimacy, sensuality and sex in the […]
Empath Tea & ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ Group Play
Sunday 2 October
4 – 9.30pm
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, investigating the forms in which empathy may operate.
Cybernetic Mystics – reading group
Tuesday 23 August 2016 7-9pm
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 some of its associated ideas – technomancy, the technoccult and techgnosis.
The selected readings are intended as an introduction to this broad field for us to explore together.
29 July, 6-8pm
The Legacies of Cyberfeminism reading group facilitates a dialogue based on a selection of books and articles found in the Kathy Rae Huffman Archive. Established by Goldsmiths PhD candidates Mihaela Brebenel and Dimitra Gkitsa the reading group have selected materials that consider modes and forms of imagining futures and of engaging with fictions. The aim is to address how these writings from the late 1990s and mid-2000s and their legacies can be set in conversation with contemporary exaltations and exhaustions of discourses on feminism, artistic practices, and activism.
For this last reading group, we will focus on the collaborations of subRosa collective
12 July 2016 6.30 – 9.30pm
This summer a selection of archive materials from curator Kathy Rae Huffman’s collection of rare books and catalogues held at Goldsmiths Library will be coming to Res. This screening includes work commissioned and curated by Kathy Rae Huffman with a focus upon the ritualised unfolding of the body in the ‘Bio Tech Century’.
30 June, 6-8pm
For this session short texts and catalogues (some of which are rare prints and limited copies in circulation) are brought together by concerns with how to build and sustain (cyber)feminist collaborations and networks, and how to use these to interrogate forms of artistic, domestic or other types of labour.
1 July 2016, 6pm till late
7pm – Discussion with founding editor Renee Carmichael
9.30pm DJ Set by Spacer Woman (Chooc Ly Tan)
For issue 02 Dance and Code, the browser is the stage, the design the dance floor, the music the rhythms between the codes; browsers, designs, bodies and movements. Constraints are in place, but each dance may be a bit different; each browser, like a stage, allows for certain possibilities and errors. The issue is accessed through the temporality of performing and improvising it.
Monday 20 June, 7-9pm
Every few months playgroup go and see a play currently showing in London . For the second session we’ll be going to see Phaedra(s) directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski at The Barbican. We have already booked for the group, so to join you can purchase as an individual via LIFT or the Barbican. Note they each have separate ticket allocations if you find one is sold-out.
Preview 28 June 2016 6 – 9pm
Open by appointment 29 June – 1 October 2016
This summer a selection of archive materials from curator Kathy Rae Huffman’s collection of rare books and catalogues held at Goldsmiths Library will be coming to Res. Huffman’s career spans the 1970s to present day, supporting artists to test the expressive qualities and materiality of technology including experimental video art, new media art, net.art, and cyberfeminism. In the late ‘70s she established Long Beach Museum of Art, CA USA, as a regional media art centre, working with early broadcasting technology and later produced platforms dedicated to women online, including ‘Face Settings’ an all female mailing list of media specialists of more than 100 women from twenty countries that resulted in a series of collective cooking meetings.
Thursday 5 May 2016, 7-8.30pm
Every few months playgroup will meet to discuss a play currently showing, usually in London. This is a new format and we are open to see how the group might operate. For starters we suggest reading the script alongside going to see the staging. Feel free to bring extracts of other texts and documentation of other stagings to share.