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Sweet ‘n’ Sour celebrates The London Biennale 2004

Tuesday 13 July 2004 @ 291 Gallery

Fusing Spoken words, Theatrics, Visual Arts, Music and Food, Sweet ‘n’ Sour is

At 291 Gallery for a challenging and entertaining evening on Tuesday 13th July 2004 from 7pm.

A Cinematic Cabaret which celebrates in its own way, the London Biennale 2004, David Medalla’s free-form art festival, welcoming then for this new session international members of the Biennale: French video artists Geraldine Gallavardin Blandine Lamotte, French/Croat video-artist Sylvie Sepic and Cuban filmmaker Andros Barroso. As a Special Guest Mixed media artist Regine Elliott will be presenting a partial retrospective of her video work.

A few weeks before showing her work in The Foundry in August, Time based installations artist Regine Elliott will present some of her films, which were unveiled in her first solo exhibition in April at the Kingsgate art gallery. Visually strong and thought-provoking, Regine’s work is a constant research on issues of child abuse whether it is sexual, verbal, psychological or physical. Mixing various types of media and art like photography, drawings and sound, she is exploring the effects of abuse, from pain to fear, from loss of memory to split personalities; at the same time she’s questioning how child abuse affects on the political, social, cultural, religious. Alongside Regine Elliott’s pieces, will be screened other international video-artists’ films painting the hype underground youth of Havana, exploring virtuality, narration and conscience and playing with the male stereotype.

A jam session led by adventurous musicians, including percussionist Jams Reeves, guitarists Mark Wylie, Trevor Graham and experimental composer Julien Puons friends, who improvise on Geraldine Gallavardin’s video (a collage of dance and political events with strong rhythmical and political elements) and illustrator Lewis Campbell’s animated films, opens the night.

Then, going back to the old times of fairytales, myths and bedtime stories, poets, storytellers and experimental troubadours recreate with their own words and sound the magic of Wonderland. With surreal, playful, quirky and gothic performances from: original poet/dancer Aime Hansen who combines physical and visual presentation of poetry with contemporary dances inspired by “Pictures from Exhibition”; Ernesto, the founder of the late successful series of queer poetry readings- Homophone- and naughty and arty storyteller, who brought his concrete tales in different events such as The Klinker, Cabaret des Courtisans, Speakeasy and The Creative Kitchen, tells some sassy and funky stories; professional saxophonist Vasha, who have already charmed the crowds in UK House Music scene, fuses Norwegian folk music with reggae and Asian to spread his sensual, ambient sound.

After his performance at the South London Gallery, as part of the Peter Coffin’s Exhibition (Music for Plants), Mescalinaeden is bringing his own electronic-surrealistic world on stage, mixing alternative rock beats with ambient vibes. And funky poet Sundra, whose sensitive and humorous poetry combines intelligence and insight drawing inspiration from abundant diversity of London and the complexity of human emotions, will give an exclusive performance reading some poems from her first collection Star child.

At last a mysterious guest-voice will revisit the universe of traditional myths and fairytales, by reading an original story on Regine Elliot’s drawings, while they are on display.

Sweet ‘n’ Sour is a monthly art night, organized by French London-based radio presenter of art show, RT party, on Sound radio 1503AM and writer Tonny AJOUP. The night is held at 291 Gallery from 7pm on Tuesday 13th July 2004. For further information contact Tonny AJOUP (see contact details below).

Sweet ‘n’ Sour @ 291 Gallery on 13/07/04

Doors: 7pm Live Acts: 8pm

Cover: £3 (Free B4 8pm)

291 Hackney Road London E2 8NA Tel: Gallery 020 7613 5676 ask for Lisa Jensen

Nearest tube: Bethnal Green, nearest British Railways: Cambridge heath.

FFI or to perform in Sweet ‘n’ Sour contact Tonny- 07960086744 or Raj.B- 07986438394

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