The Catford Tapes

The Moonbow events team, who organised Up the Line in Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery. On the Catford Forum, they say they are "taking over the now empty Blockbuster Video Store in Catford to explore the politics surrounding the videocassette."

"Using art installations, soundscapes, spoken word, discussions, talks, screenings, dance, games and more, the intervention questions the impact video has made on all our lives, how it affected our behaviour and the huge environmental cost of our short lived innovations.

"We will be holding a 'Video Amnesty' allowing Lewisham residents to bring in old video cassettes[1] and players to be returned to the shelves for one last time before heading off to be completely recycled and re-emerge as something new.

There's a Teaser night April 10th from 6pm then we're open at the following times: April 12-15th, 12noon - 11pm; April 17th, 12noon - 11pm; April 19-22nd, 12noon - 11pm."

The event features a range of Brockley talent, including pianist Julian Jacobson and filmmaker Hugh Stoddart.

9 comments:

Harry Hill said...

Betamax or VHS

shonkyhonky said...

It's the retaliation (or RETAILiation) to the closure of the video store that was next to Moonbow Jakes at the time it was open. Now both are gone, and we are heading on to Catford...

Anonymous said...

Our first night kicks off with Hugh Stoddart And Julian Jacobson Present
Rewind - A Conversation About Music In Film

FREE ENTRY & LICENSED BAR

THURSDAY 12th APRIL 2012 from 7pm - FULL DETAILS BELOW

https://www.facebook.com/TapescapeCatford

Anonymous said...

Tonight's Film from 7.30 on loop
Rimini-Protokoll
(Silver Lion 41st Venice Biennale)
Ciudades Paralelas – Paralle Cities (80mins)
http://www.platform-7.com/apps/blog/rim

Tapescape Catford said...

This week at the Tapescape in Catford. Event finishes Sunday 22nd April - Don't forget we are recycling all videocassettes brought to the shop.


TUESDAY 17TH, 7.30PM
CASSETTIQUETTE
VH-ESSAY DIRECTED BY KAI CLEAR
EXT-1 INTERACTIVE AUDIO VISUAL INSTALLATIONS BY NATHAN HARMER
I LOVE VIDEOTAPE BY JONATHAN PIGRAM
MORE FILMS, AUDIO EXHIBITS AND BAR
TUNES BY DJ NOVA

THURSDAY 19TH, 7.30PM
PROVOCATION: HOW TECHNOLOGY MAKES OUR BODY ITS BUSINESS: JANE FONDA, LEISURE, AND THE EMBODIMENT OF THE GOOD CITIZEN BY ROANNA MITCHELL
HTTP://WWW.PLATFORM-7.COM/APPS/BLOG/SEARCH?Q=ROANNA
VISUAL ART RESPONSE BY DARREN SPERRING
HTTP://WWW.PLATFORM-7.COM/GALLERY#!__GALLERY/2011-EXHIBITIONS/VSTC27=DARREN-SPERRING
DANCE RESPONSE BY MELANIE SIMPSON
HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=UD4WRFWQLGU

FRIDAY 20TH (TBC) 8PM
RIOT ACT 2012 (TBC)
PERFORMANCE BY
TOM BRESOLIN & ALEXIS MILNE (TBC)
PIE N MASH FILMS – IF IT IS SAFE TO SHOW (TBC)
HTTP://WWW.PIENMASHFILMS.COM/
PRINCESS BRITANNIA - SHE KNOWS WHAT IS GOING ON (TBC)
HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PROFILE.PHP?ID=100001488826532
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY SCULPTURE
HTTP://TAPEBOX.CO.UK/

SATURDAY 21ST, 7.30PM
EXPLODING CINEMA
VHS EXPLOSION
HTTP://WWW.EXPLODINGCINEMA.ORG/

SUNDAY 22ND
THE MARATHON MAN FILM QUIZ, 3-6PM
HOSTED BY DAN CALLADINE
HTTP://DIGITAL-EXAMPLES.BLOGSPOT.CO.UK/2012/01/RETURN-OF-FERRIS-BUELLER.HTML
VJ LEPKE, 8.30PM (TBC)
AN ORIGINAL VHS VJ
HTTP://SOUNDCLOUD.COM/LEPKE-B

https://www.facebook.com/TapescapeCatford

Tapescape Catford said...

Confirmed running order for Tapescape. Local artists listed. Our target for videocassette recycling is 3000

THIS WEEK LIVE EVENTS (FREE ENTRY)
LICENCED BAR AND ESPRESSO
CLICK ON BOLD NAME FOR MORE INFO
https://www.facebook.com/TapescapeCatford

TUESDAY 17TH, 7.30PM
CASSETTIQUETTE
VH-ESSAY DIRECTED BY KAI CLEAR (Brockley)
EXT-1 INTERACTIVE AUDIO VISUAL INSTALLATIONS BY NATHAN HARMER (Sydenham)
I LOVE VIDEOTAPE BY JONATHAN PIGRAM
MORE FILMS, AUDIO AND EXHIBITS
TUNES BY DJ NOVA (Brockley)

THURSDAY 19TH, 7.30PM
PROVOCATION: HOW TECHNOLOGY MAKES OUR BODY ITS BUSINESS: JANE FONDA, LEISURE, AND THE EMBODIMENT OF THE GOOD CITIZEN
BY ROANNA MITCHELL (Brockley)
VISUAL ART RESPONSE BY DARREN SPERRING (Anerley)
DANCE RESPONSE BY MELANIE SIMPSON (Sydenham)
POETRY RESPONSE BY RONNIE MCGRAPH (Catford)

FRIDAY 20TH (TBC) 8PM (TBC)
RIOT ACT 2012 (TBC)
PERFORMANCE BY
TOM BRESOLIN (TBC) & ALEXIS MILNE (TBC) (Peckham&Catford)
IF IT IS SAFE TO SHOW? WITH PIE N MASH FILMS (TBC)(Catford)
SHE KNOWS WHAT IS GOING ON! WITH PRINCESS BRITANNIA (TBC)(Catford)
READING OF 'THIS TOWN WILL NEVER LET US GO' BY LAWRANCE MILES: READER ALEX FITCH (Brockley)

SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE BY SCULPTURE FROM 9.30PM

SATURDAY 21ST, 7.30PM
EXPLODING CINEMA (Deptford)
VHS EXPLOSION
POETRY BY ISABEL WHITE (Sydenham)

SUNDAY 22ND
THE MARATHON MAN FILM QUIZ, 3-6PM
HOSTED BY DAN CALLADINE
HTTP://DIGITAL-EXAMPLES.BLOGSPOT.CO.UK/2012/01/RETURN-OF-FERRIS-BUELLER.HTML
VJ LEPKE, 8.30PM (Deptford)
THE RED BARON OF ORIGINAL VHS CUT-UP (DECOMPOSER)


TAPESCAPE CATFORD:
THE INTERVENTION I
WEEK ONE SAW TERRY DUFFY, RIMINI PROTOKOLL, PAUL HALLIDAY (ONGOING), HUGH STODDART AND JULIAN JACOBSON APPEARING ALONGSIDE LOCAL ARTISTS NATHAN HARMER, YEU LAI MO, JONATHAN PIGRAM AND, FROM THE JAPANESE UNDERGROUND, DJ GENNE WITH HUNDREDS COMING IN TO LOOK AROUND AND RETURN VIDEOCASSETTES FOR RECYCLING
TAPESCAPE CONCLUDES SUNDAY 22ND APRIL

Tapescape Catford said...

Jane Fonda Provocation:
How technology makes our body its business: Jane Fonda, leisure, and the embodiment of the good citizen

Thursday, 19th April 2012 (FREE ENTRY) from 7pm

https://www.facebook.com/TapescapeCatford

In this event Roanna Mitchell raises questions about the way our bodies and identities are changed through interacting with technology, and in what ways these technologies are being used to shape us into good citizens. After laying out her provocation, there will be space for discussion of the topic, also in relation to the artwork and personal experiences of the impact of technology on your body: how are you different now, with your Wii and iPad, to how you were way back, watching and handling your first video tape?

Abstract:
The entry of video recorders and tapes into households around Britain is commonly associated with the release of Jane Fonda’s Workout video in 1982. This period marks the beginning of a new relationship between technology and the body, leading from VHS exercise videos over game consoles and computers to today’s Wii fit. These technologies are advertised as entertainment and as benefitting our health. But how, really, do these technologies change the ways we experience and perceive our bodies? What political, economic and social agendas can be found underlying their marketing and sale? If communication takes place through the transmitter of the hardware rather than flesh to flesh, where does that leave the body? And how does the meaning of our interaction with these technologies change, when we view them in the context of contemporary politics and notions of the good citizen and society: from Thatcher’s 1982 statement that ‘there is no such thing as society’ to Cameron’s 2011 call for the Big Society: ‘To me, there’s one word at the heart of all this, and that is responsibility’.

Visual Art Response by Darren Sperring
Performance Response by Mel Simpson
Poetry Response by Ronnie McGrath

Tapescape Catford said...

Film Quiz (3pm) & VJ Lepke-b (8pm) closes Tapescape Catford tonight https://www.facebook.com/TapescapeCatford

Still time to return your videocassettes for recycling

Tapescape Catford said...

Catford's new 24hour Art Gallery now live with Brockley Artist Jonathan Lockwood of
https://www.facebook.com/TapescapeCatford

'This new work was inspired by a recent trip to Tibet.
I had wanted to visit Tibet since making a film about the Dalai Lama in 2000 which I was heavily influenced by'

http://14-15-77.com/project.asp?ID=35

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