Sunday, December 17, 2006

Canal Plus at Vilma Gold: Films, performance, music

Sunday 17 December 2006, 5-8pm

Hilary Lloyd "Say directly what you want", 1993 (excerpts)

Brian Dawn Chalkley "Manifesto"

Felice Hapetzeder "Man’s World", 2006
Eileen Simpson and Ben White . ( Open Music Archive ) play
a selection of out-of-copyright early blues, jazz and folk
recordings from the archive alongside copyleft licensed
electronic remixes.

Solo performance by All Tomorrow’s Parties recording artist
Alexander Tucker

Cover art for Eileen Simpson's and Ben White's compilation
of 8 tracks from the open music archive, including three
remixes, given away during the evening. The tracks can be
downloaded here.

Brian Dawn Chalkley

Alexander Tucker

Hosted by

Vilma Gold
25b Vyner Street
E2 9DG

Canal would like to thank Rachel Williams for hosting the event and all the artists for their participation.

Friday, October 6, 2006

Canal at Between Bridges

Friday 6 October 2006, 7pm

Let’s talk
An introduction to Sister Corita
With Sasha Carrera (Director of the Corita Art Center, Los Angeles), Alex Farquharson, Elinor Jansz and Nils Norman.

Admired by Charles and Ray Eames, Buckminster Fuller and Saul Bass, Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) was one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960s, battling the political and religious establishments, transforming graphic design and encouraging the creativity of thousands of people - all while living and practicing as a Catholic nun in California.


Introduction by Sasha Carrera, Director of the Corita Art Centre,, followed by a discussion with Sasha Carrera, Alex Farquharson,and Nils Norman.

There will also be the opportunity to see Baylis Glascock's film "On Teaching and Celebration" (35 mins) (which includes: "We have no art" (1967), "Mary's Day 1964" and a birthday interview).

Refreshments at the pub afterwards.

Hosted by

Between Bridges
223 Cambridge Heath Rd
(corner of Three Colts Lane)
London E2 0EL
Bethnal Green underground


Let's talk coincides with the launch of Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita by Julie Ault (with essays by Julie Ault and Daniel Berrigan) Pb.; 128pp; Four Corners Books 2006; ISBN 0-9545025-2-3; £15.95

Between Bridges presents the exhibition Sister Corita, works from the 1960s (Oct 5 – Nov 26, 2006), spirited pop art from artist and activist nun.

Photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans

Canal would like to thank Elinor Jansz and Wolfgang Tillmans for their collaboration and support and the speakers for their participation.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Canal at 29 Vyner Street

Canal was originally based in a dedicated space on 29 Vyner Street, East London. Before the flood. Subsequently, from September 2006 onwards, it became a peripatetic organisation hosted by different venues according to the project in hand.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Gareth Jones presents: The Last of England (1987) by Derek Jarman

Tuesday 29 August 2006, 8pm

Gareth Jones introduced The Last of England with a selection of readings from Derek Jarman's book Dancing Ledge (1984). These were chosen to cover the period from the 1960s to the 1980s. The five excerpts took a personal look at: David Hockney and the Sixties; experimental Super 8 filmmaking in the Seventies; the political effect of Michael Powell and Emerich Pressburger; the arrival of AIDS in the Eighties; and the living space of a bohemian at the start of the Thatcher era.

Saturday, August 26, 2006


Saturday 26 August, 12pm – 10pm
Drinks reception from 6.30pm
PePoMo Ltd presents an event during the 2nd annual Vyner Street Festival, a community festival taking place on Saturday 26th of August:


TURBOBRUT organise one-off public manifestations, usually of a musical focus. In this case, accommodated within the context of the street festival, ALL LIVE ONE ROOM acts as a point of transferral between the festival events running parallel.

PePoMo Ltd is an umbrella company founded in 2005; the governing principle of which being the ubiquitous pursuit of a happy and interesting life.

Friday, July 28, 2006

The Publish and be Damned self-publishing archive

28 July - 13 August 2006

Opening times: Thursday to Sunday, 12pm – 6pm.

Publish and Be Damned profiles individual and experimental approaches to making and distributing the work of artists, writers and musicians outside of the commercial mainstream, encompassing DIY fanzines, magazines, critical journals, glossy periodicals, video compendiums and independent record labels. In its third year, Publish and Be Damned has again expanded to include new publications whilst also featuring participants from the last two years who have continued to make and develop their publications.
The Publish and Be Damned archive features publications from the last three fairs, and more.

The archive display and furniture is designed by Matthew Darbyshire using part of a previous design by Pablo Leon de la Barra.

For further information please see

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Raimundas Malasauskas presents: The Tale of Lost Time, an evening of films

Tuesday 18 July 2006, 8pm

* The Tale of Lost Time, (Ekran, Soviet animation, 1984, 20 min)
* The Yearfilm 1962-2001 Remix (CAC TV production, 2005, 25 min)
* A surprise film! (no more than 25 min)

More info about the Yearfilm Remix:
The So-Called Records' "Yearfilm 1962-2001" was first made in 2001 exploring the legacy of Fluxus (thus the genre of Yearfilm, as Yearboxes). The original footage is taken from the cinema-journals "Tarybu Lietuva" (Soviet Lithuania) from the 60s and 70s, stored in the Lithuanian Cinema Archive, with an intention to trace the joyous and playful in a heavily ideology-driven discourse.

In 2005, the film was remixed by an artist Aurelija Maknyte for the broadcast on CAC TV and introduced by So-Called Jim (Jim Spears, also and artist) from the New Zealand branch of the So-Called Records. In 2006 the writer Aleksandra Fomina produced a "translation" to this remix to English using lyrics of Laurie Anderson, Pink Floyd and Radiohead.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Simon Martin presents: Ways of Seeing by John Berger

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 8pm

Simon Martin showed one of the episodes of John Berger’s series Ways of Seeing following an introduction about his choice, divulging his interest in and relation to the work of John Berger.

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

The possibility of an artist-run space

Wednesday 5 July 2006, 7.30pm

The possibility of an artist-run space, a roundtable dicussion with:

Keith Wilson, Paul Noble (City Racing), Wolfgang Tillmans (Between Bridges), Alessio Antonielli (Gasworks), Richard Birkett (Whitechapel Project Space), Alexis Chan and Laurence Taylor (Parade), Claire Bishop, Anjalika Sagar (Otholith Group), Hugh Pilkington, Anthony Iles (Mute), Melanie Gilligan, Emma Heditch, Anthony Davies (Poster Studio), Maria Benjamin and Ruth Hoeflich (Guestroom) and Canal members Matt Darbyshire, Olivia Plender, Celine Condorelli, Sarah McCrory and Anna Colin.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

'Karl Holmqvist on spoken word'

Thursday 22 June 2006, 8pm

The artist Karl Holmqvist talked about the origins of his work using cut-up techniques, poetry appropriations and spoken word readings. The improvised, staccato lecture was followed by a reading of a few extracts from his book I ON A LION IN ZION published by Revolver for BMW, The IXth Baltic Triennial of International Art, CAC Vilnius (2005).

Canal thanks Blow de la Barra for making this event possible.

Friday, June 2, 2006

Canal opens

Friday 2 June 2006, 7pm - late


The Light Fantastic – dir. Ken Russell, 1960
Beehive - dir. Jim Self and Frank Moore, 1985
Screen Tests – Neil Cummings, Marysia Lewandowska, Eileen Simpson, Ben White, 2005