On 5 January 2017, the home of the Minesweeper Collective, a boat based in Deptford, sadly burned down. Thankfully no one was hurt but artists' work and studios were destroyed overnight.
Many of the Minesweeper Collective's artists have also performed at Grow, Hackney over the past few years including Mai Nguyen Tri who is organising this fundraiser to help support them. They are an amazingly creative bunch who now need to rebuild their project and we hope you'll come along to this event to show solidarity and support them.
It is a free entry with a suggested dontion of £5 and in return you'll experience performances by:
Mai & Ampers&nd
Noel & Ape
London based improvisers of industrial ambient noise, Ampersand are an improvisational sound ensemble who produce an experience of sound to envelop the audience in the act of the moment and the art of the moment. This uniquely pan-generational group utilises found objects, engineered metal, deconstructed traditional instruments and audio toys. The sound, and the experience of that sound, are imposed on all the senses, to share with the audience a charged and superlayered emotional state. Ampersand are Brian Bushell, Joseph Oldfield, Stephen Oldfield and Paul Wells. http://www.ampersand.tv/
NGUYEN TRI MAI
Nguyen Tri Mai is a Franco Vietnamese dance artist. For the last 20 years, she has drawn her inspiration from the waters, back and fro between Brittany coasts, salt marshes and the river, pools and canals of the East End of London. Mixing her Butoh dancing spirit with her passion for improvising with live music, Mai loves to express her intense movements in the moment, bring light to a space with her explosiveness. Mai has collaborated with musicians, film makers and photographers and specializes in site- specific and outdoor performances. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hackney+wicked+festival+fear+of+fluffing+german+delhi+2014 https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+white+beginning+barbara+doux
Backwater blues stripped to the bone https://soundcloud.com/thedublo https://www.facebook.com/thedublo/?fref=ts
NOEL and APE
Anarchic, Chaotic, Hypnotic, Spectacular, Poetics & Improv: Grassy Noel, Mike Walter, Paul Shearsmith, Graham MacKeachen, Keisuke Matsui https://www.facebook.com/GrassyNoelAPE/?fref=ts
ABOUT THE MINESWEEPER COLLECTIVE
a group of onnit artistic characters aiming to make their collective creative ambitions a productive reality.
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