Moving through parasitic systems in Diaspore’s five part project AESTHETICS OF DISHONESTY Oct 7 – Nov 2

12 October 2017

The AESTHETICS OF DISHONESTY group project is on at London’s Diaspore, opened October 7 and running to November 2.

Happening in five parts, the project brings together a series of events, performances and installations that explore “genetic transfer, parasitic systems and the technique of camouflage,” with the schedule as follows:

Gabriel Stones presents site-specific installation exploring “fitting in, copying, structures and relationships,” Oct 7 

– Jolien van Schagen + Sinead O’Dwyer explore the relationship they have with their body “through food, object, garments & performance” in ‘Wandering Wombs,’  Oct 15

– Pop-up online radio station VVFA will feature a “series of conversations performed live between fictional characters,” Oct 21

– An evening of screenings in OPEN SOURCE, featuring Milo CreeseTom Kobialka, Alistair Small and Puck Verkade, Oct 25

– A night of live music and performances with a line up chosen by A_____Z (Anne Duffau) with Patchfinder and others at DIY Space for London, Nov 2

Visit the Diaspore website for details.**

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What comes after resistance? Acoustic Mirrors at Diaspore, Mar 29 – Apr 30

28 March 2017

The Acoustic Mirrors group exhibition is on at London’s Diaspore, opening March 29 and running to April 30.

Curated by Lou-Atessa Marcellin and Edward Hill of Friche, the show includes contributions from A—Z, Lucie Beauvert, Chroma Yoga, Friche, Rebecca Glover, Louis Henderson, Edward Hill, Lou-Atessa Marcellin, Tom McCaughan, Inês Neto dos Santos, Yuri Pattison, Rachel Pimm, The Quorum, The Restart Project, RCA School Group, Superlative TV, Chooc Ly Tan, Konstantinos Trichas, Theo Turpin and The Waggle Dancers.

The press release leaves little to be revealed, but includes fragmentary sentences that ask us to piece together and create relations between “generating flows of images no one has the stomach to digest” and “a half asleep flower [who] wakes up in a rage and throws her smartphone at the face of her inquisitor.” Ending in “Resistance is the first move, listening is the strategy, conversation comes next?” we can expect a program dedicated to fostering community and dialogue, and its place within finding answers.

Diaspore is project space commited to ideas of “ecology(ies), ecosystems and their communities” and is led by artists, scientists, chefs and other community groups, and is open to “all who wish to get involved.”

See the Diaspore website for details.**


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Federico Campagna @ RCAfe, May 25

24 May 2016

Existential philosopher and author Federico Campagna is giving a talk at RCAFE in London on May 25.

Campagna will be presenting research on the theory, practice and current relevance of esoteric knowledge, as developed in the Muslim Shi’a, Greek-Pagan, Hermetic and Italian Renaissance traditions. He will use the metaphor and structure of a Renaissance Italian garden to think about circles, inner circles, initiation and secrets ways in to things.

The Italian-born London-based writer who has published works like The Last Night: Anti-Work, Atheism, Adventure and has written extensively on forests, radical individualism and anarchism also founded writing platform Through Europe. He has collaborated previously with artists and thinkers such as Jesse Darling and Huw Lemmey in talk events and readings at exhibition openings.

The event is a part of a small festival called ‘Diaspore’ which takes place on the green of the West London Royal College Art school during May and June.

See the FB event page for more details.**

Federico Campagna, The Last Night (book cover). 2013. Courtesy Zero Books and Federico Campagna
Federico Campagna, ‘The Last Night’ (book cover). 2013. Courtesy Zero Books and Federico Campagna.


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