UMLAUT! are Cosmo Wise and Sam Bardsley, a British duo based in Berlin. Their first single "Ü!" was released last month and it sounds like cloud nine pop fission K-Jazz!
DJ SALLAD EGG
Sallad Egg selects the finest ingredients, to serve a delicious concoction, to be enjoyed exclusively on the dance floor. He is sure to get your limbs in a scramble.
Open from 18.00 - 02.00
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Earl Gateshead ‘I Come From Gateshead’ 7” Launch Party
From Four Four Recordings comes Earl Gateshead and the release of his new material live at SET.
"I was born in a place called Gateshead. It's in the North of England. All I my life I've loved music. In particular Reggae music. It's a love that has completely run my life....... By most people's standards my life has been odd.........When I decided that I might like to sing to people, I thought I should sing something I knew to be true.......So I sang my life story. I've told the truth. This is it."
Open 18.00 - 23.30
Thursday, 13 June 2019
Solo Collective Hosted by Sebastian Reynolds
An evening solo, duo and trio performances in a variety of collaborative combinations, from German classical/experimental musicians, and composers: Anne Müller (cello) and Alex Stolze (violin), with British pianist and producer Sebastian Reynolds
Open from 18:00 - 22:30
EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
DALSTON & BERMONDSEY & LEWISHAM
Reading Room open appointment only - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 21st May 2019
TALK & SCREENING at The Peckham Pelican
Working-Class Arts with Maria de la O Garrido & Shonagh Short
Join us for an evening of discussion around the intricacies of contemporary working-class identity and the arts.
For the first part of the evening artists Shonagh Short and Maria de la O Garrido will discuss their current exhibtion, 'Kahoon Projects 1: Do the Twist' (10th - 30th May). The exhibition - an immersive installation based at SET BERMONDSEY - is an explosion of yellow as a site of resistance. It offers a playful invitation to navigate a physical and conceptual realm: a metaphor for the sometimes invisible social structures that at once, include, exclude, and systemise.
Garrido and Short will be discussing the ideas behind their work and the issues facing working-class artists today. They will be in conversation with the show's curators, Dr Alexandra Bickley Trott (Oxford Brookes University) and Roland Fischer-Vousden (SET).
The second part of the evening will feature a screening of found video work and found footage examining working-class culture and representation.
This event is part of Kahoon Projects, a platform to explore working-class identity in the 21st century. It is generously supported by Oxford Brookes University and Arts Council England, and kindly hosted by Nick Lee & Peckham Pelican.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event!
Please book tickets via this link
Wednesday 22nd May 2019
PERFORMANCE ART at SET DALSTON
Kahoon Performances: I/II
KAHOON PROJECTS is a platform examining the intricacies of working-class identity in the 21st century through contemporary art practice. At this event poetry, performance and music take centre stage.
With readings and performances from:
Award-winning poet who charts her father's journey from Jamaica to London's East End, Lowe's deeply personal narrative poems are often filmic in effect. Her writing cascades with sensory detail, evocations of childhood, coming-of-age, love and loss, grief and regret.
A poet, illustrator, and political activist who "writes in praise of a working-class poetics that revels in richness and strangeness".
Is an English-Nigerian poet born and raised in East London. With musicality and wit, his poetry explores race, mortality and the fallibility of faith.
is a socially engaged artist from Lancashire whose work aims to challenge the stigma associated with social housing. Using an ethnographic approach she collaborates with working-class communities to develop participatory projects, performances and interventions which explore ideas of class, gender and inequality.
East Anglia Records House Band ft. Roza Horowitz
East Anglia Records is a music label and originator of the genre, Rhythm and Disappointment (R&D). It releases albums and mixes. Roza Horowitz is a Moscow-born painter and performer
Open from 20.00 - 23.00
Kahoon Projects consists of a series of collaborative, interdisciplinary residencies in which, for one month, two artists are paired to develop a conversation and create new work about social class. Kahoon Performances is part of the wider programme, consisting of performances, workshops and public talks, supported by Arts Council England, Oxford Brookes University, and SET
Thursday 9th May – Thursday 30th May 2019
EXHIBITION & PUBLIC TALKS at SET ALSCOT ROAD
KAHOON I/II: Do The Twist
PV Thursday 9th May 2019, 18.00 - 20.00
Oxford Brookes University and SET present KAHOON I/II: DO THE TWIST, the first exhibition brought you by Kahoon Projects. Kahoon Projects exists as a discursive space in which to explore working-class identity in the 21st century, and through the language of contemporary art. Based at SET Bermondsey, the projects are realised as a series of collaborative, interdisciplinary residencies. For each residency, over the course of one month, two artists are brought together to develop a conversation, and create new work. DO THE TWIST is the product of this first conversation with artists Shonagh Short and María de la O Garrido.
During their residency, Shonagh and Maria are exploring their experiences of the class system through different facets of abstract space, including spatial metaphor and colour. The exhibition envisions this space as a site of resistance to confront critical questions around social class and mobility.
Admission is FREE
Every Monday from 11 March - 27 May
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE @ SET LEWISHAM
Music, movement and performance project M///P are in residency till 27th May in SET's new building in South London. SET LEWISHAM is at Unit 1, Lewisham Retail Park, Loampit Vale SE13 7RZ
There are a few affordable artist studio spaces still available at SET Lewisham and also open workspace. For more info and studio applications visit us here - www.setspace.uk
M///P are holding weekly classes on Monday nights, from 7.15PM. Focusing on practical dance techniques, classs are hosted by dancer and musician Bianca Scout, and facilitated by performer Sim Gray, in association with bimonthly Movement///Possession events. M///P's aim is to improve core strength and flexibility through consistent training methods, while emphasising creativity and personal artistry within traditional forms. Classes provide a welcoming space for non binary and QTIPOC people. SET is a non profit space, so it functions as a co operative. This means we make all decisions as a group and it is essential that our events have a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
OPEN CALL FOR PERFORMERS FROM ALL DISCIPLINES!
This Spring, M///P invite members of the class to collaborate with us on an ensemble piece, that will be performed in May, featuring a live score. More details to follow. Please get in touch on email@example.com if you would like to get involved
Image by artist Natalie Kay Thatcher.
Friday 31st May - Sunday 9th June 2019
EXHIBITION at SET LEWISHAM
Fool's Paradise by Josh Wright
“People look to escape into an intensification of the conditions of ordinary life, into a deliberate aggravation of those conditions: further from nature, nearer to artifice, to abstraction, to total pollution, to well above average levels of stress, pressure, concentration and monotony - this is the ideal of popular entertainment. No one is interested in overcoming alienation; the point is to plunge into it to the point of ecstasy. That is what holidays are for.” Jean Baudrillard, taken from Cool Memories
Josh Wright's exhibition Fool’s Paradise considers the commodified aspiration and fetishism of the package holiday. Taking Casper David Friedrich’s iconic painting Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (c. 1818) as a point of departure, the artist positions the viewer as the lone wanderer trapped in the domestic dreariness of everyday routine; escaping instead into the realms of the mind.
Exhibition is open: Saturday - Sunday 12.00 - 18.00
Opening Event: Friday 31st May 18.30 - 20.30
Monday 8th July - Monday 15th July
EXHIBITION at SET LEWISHAM
Once Upon A Stage installation by Lizz Brady
"As one person enters the room, they trigger the sound of one person clapping. Two more people enter the room, and the sound of two more people begin to clap. The more people in the room, the more people are clapping. As people leave the room, the clapping resides."
Exploring ideas of dualism, 'object-oriented ontology' and Buddhism, Lizzy Brady's Once Upon A Stage shows how the mind and body are statements that cannot be divided, instead they experienced as different states of the whole