Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018 at 19:30-23:00
Artists: Adrena Adrena, Thomas Stone, James Alec Hardy
Address: Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG, England
Admission: N/A (£7 advance/£10 door)
Supplementary: There will be a 7” featuring music by the performing artists that will be limited to 5 individually numbered copies total. They will be given away via random draw and will only be available at this event.
About Adrena Adrena: Adrena Adrena is a collaboration between visual artist Daisy Dickinson and drummer E-Da Kazuhisa, previously the drummer of the Japanese noise band Boredoms (WEA Japan, Reprise/Warner Brothers) and currently British electronic/post-rock band Seefeel (Rephlex, Warp Records). The duo cut a raw blend of drums, noise and organic visual work, featuring in their performances an eight foot white sphere that hangs above Kazuhisa’s drum kit and which Dickinson maps videos on to. www.adrenaadrena.com
About Thomas Stone: Winner of 2015 NonClassical Records BOTB, Thomas Stone creates his immersive music using contrabassoon, samplers, loop pedals and activated percussion. Blurring the boundaries between electronic and acoustic sound production the music explores themes of ritual and presence. An enforced simplicity runs throughout the dreamlike sound world conjured from slowly evolving motifs using the lowest and highest notes possible on the contra’ accompanied by a hiss and murmur from the percussion and pulse driven samples breaking to moments of fragile beauty. www.thomasstonemusic.com
About James Alec Hardy: Represented by London’s Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, James Alec Hardy creates feedback systems as a means for negotiating ideas and simplifying complexity, which are manifested by using obsolete analogue video and audio. Sceptical of the ways in which new technology lends itself to the entrapment of minds using specialised propaganda and manipulated suggestion, Hardy creates work that subverts and repurposes old technology. Using obsolete analogue equipment, arrays of monitors are symbolic motifs, simple tribal shapes are interrupted and reconstructed, and video sequences are performative, produced by the physical manipulation of machines. Video acts as a physical and sculptural object rather than a virtual electronic portrayal of image and sound. Immediate and sensitive, it conveys his ideas directly in our age of high video literacy, functioning as the meditative stage for the mind and unravelling its own truth by suggesting that truth and narrative are, ultimately, subjective. www.jamesalechardy.com