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HUNGER’s weekend guide: Objekt, Digital Falls and more

Your culture fix for Thursday to Sunday.

London is a great place to be this weekend, with pioneering artists from all levels of the creative industry performing a selection of innovative and exciting events, screenings and exhibitions.

HUNGER have picked out the crème de la crème for all of you to enjoy.

Thursday

Objekt x Ezra Miller (Live)

One of electronic music’s freshest visionaries brings his unique productions into the live sphere this Thursday evening.

For the first time, after 8 years touring as a DJ, Objekt will perform his first live set. The performance is set to be an audio-visual performance, with the visuals developed by artist Ezra Miller. Miller works across many digital disciplines to create real-time generative art, interactive websites and immersive experiences, whose recent collaborations with electronic musicians include developing and performing visuals for Yves Tumor’s live act.

Supporting the trailblazing DJ and artist is Lia Mice and Kit Seymour.

Find out more information here.

Price £25, 19:00 – 23:00

Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, London, N1 2UD

Sandunes (Live) London

An amazing opportunity to experience dance music’s current cross-cultural explosion from one of electronic music’s most extraordinary women; Sandune. The Mumbai native presents throughout her sound groundbreaking electronica infused with her own blend of globally inspired ingredients.

Combining eclectic sensibilities with progressive electronic elements, Sandunes, (Sanaya Ardeshir) grew up in Mumbai, where her upbringing as a classical pianist and a keyboard player allowed her to create emotive beds of sound. Like her naturally occurring namesake, Sandunes plays with broad landscapes of sound.

Her sonic identity has evolved alongside her journey from pianos to production, and her performances reveal an appetite for integrating the worlds of studio and stage.

Running from 7 pm to 10 pm, this is a perfect evening of music which you won’t need to sacrifice your Friday morning for… (Or go out after, it’s up to you!)

Buy tickets here.

Price £11, 19:00 – 22:00

Location: The Pickle Factory, 13-14 The Oval, London E2 9DU

Friday

Digital Falls

Carrying on from our feature earlier this week about how high-street shops are using art in stores to attract audiences during the high-street crisis, Selfridges have just opened their new installation to coincide with London Design Festival – a first-of-its-kind AR experience instore, open to the public and can be viewed throughout September.

Digital Falls is an augmented reality artwork by digital artist Jon Emmony. Set to be the largest scale AR experience in Europe and the first-time augmented reality artwork has been seen in a retail space, the experience immerses customers in a world of underwater creatures via the accompanying Digital Falls app (available on the App Store and Google Play). The artwork reimagines the five-storey atrium space at Selfridges London as a column of water, filled with bioluminescent sea creature-like sculptures, pulsing with electrical signals that visualise the digital conversations and ideas that surround us day-to-day. The artwork encourages exploration and discovery, taking the user on a physical tour as different levels of the atrium provide different views and perspectives.

Price FREE, 08:00 – 18:00

Location: 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB

Concrete Lates: Jay Mitta, Zuli Bonaventure, Okzharp (African Utopia)

For this edition of Southbank Centre’s Concrete Lates, in collaboration with Boiler Room, is a spotlight on DJs and artists from Africa.

The line-up includes Jay Mitta, a core producer from Dar Es Salaam’s Sisso Studios and innovates with the Singeli genre that’s bubbled out of the ghettos of the Tanzanian capital.

Joining Mitta is experimental club producer ZULI from Cairo, Swiss-Congolese creator Bonaventure and Hyperdub producer Okzharp from South Africa.

Find out more information here. 

Price £12.50, 22:30 – 02:00

Location: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX; United Kingdom

Bait

The Barbican is exclusively showing Mark Jenkin’s great ‘Bait’. Dubbed one of the most original films in recent years, ‘Bait’ is a story following two Cornish brothers divided between tradition and tourism is a textured social portrait.

Shot on 16mm in stark and grainy black & white, the film feels rough-hewn, making the village tangible. Full of choice words, blunt humour and a real conversation about the future of communities, ‘Bait’ is a perfect Friday film to watch for all you culturally hungry people.

Look at tickets and times here.

Price £12, 15:40 – n/a

Location: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Saturday

Das Booty

“A banging party from the scuzzier side of the trax.”

For a big boi Saturday night look no further, notorious MOT Unit 18 is hosting booty-shaking techno, jungle, ghetto and mutant bass music in its warehouse.

Not much else we can say; the event speaks for itself.

Buy tickets here.

Price £10, 22:00 – 07:00

Location: Venue MOT Unit 18, Orion Business Centre, Surrey Canal Rd, SE14 5RT

London Trans + Pride: The March 2019

This Saturday take part in the march for trans+ liberation!

“LET’S SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE ARE PROUD OF WHO WE ARE AND THAT WE DESERVE A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE!”

Commencing from 1 pm at the assembly point (Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner), the march will be a celebration of the trans+ community, but also importantly highlighting the issues that many members face on a daily basis – transgender hate crimes have risen by 81% in the last year.

The main route of the march will be private until the day to avoid any interruptions from transphobic hate groups, but it has been announced that it will end at Soho Square where speeches will take place.

“There is great power in the image and voices of trans+ people, our very existence can inspire and change the world.”

Find out more information here.

Price FREE, 13:00 – 21:00

Location: Wellington Arch, Apsley Way, London W1J 7JZ

Summer Closing Terrace Party with Salary Boy

Officially time to say goodbye to summer *cries*, but it’s not all bad, The Prince of Wales is throwing a huge party for a respectable send-off.

12 hours of House, Disco and Techno, plus plenty of dancing and good vibes all around across 3 floors including the roof terrace.

Purchase tickets here.

Price £15, 15:00 – 03:00

Location: The Prince of Wales, 467 Brixton Road; London; SW9 8HH

Sunday

Andrea Fraser

A dosage of art-based giggles this Sunday, Andrea Fraser’s performance work is currently being shown at the Tate Modern.

Fraser’s performance satirises the way museums address their visitors, in her Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk Fraser plays the role of a fictional guide named Jane Castleton, who led visitors around the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In the video, she speaks directly to the camera as she walks through the museum. She praises the artworks in an increasingly exaggerated manner. More unusually, she discusses areas such as the toilets and shop and talks about the museum’s donors.

Fraser’s work often addresses the purpose of art institutions, the official policies and unwritten rules behind their work. She is also concerned with the different roles played by individuals within the art world. This kind of artistic practice is known as ‘institutional critique’.

Find out more information here.

Price FREE, n/a

Location: Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG

Cindy Sherman, LAST CHANCE

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It’s the last day of the renowned Cindy Sherman exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, so if you haven’t seen it yet, GO!

A major retrospective of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to present-day features around 150 works from international and private collections as well as work is never seen before.

Sherman is famous for her use of make-up, costumes, props and prosthetics to create complex and ambiguous photographic images. She invents fictitious characters, photographing herself in imaginary situations, inhabiting a world of pure appearance.

Throughout her work she has remained a spearhead in critiquing gender and identity, her seminal series Untitled Film Stills (1977–1980) being particularly important. The black-and-white photographs feature the artist as a model in various costumes and poses and portray female stereotypes found in film, television, and advertising.

Find out more information here.

Price £18, 10:00 – 18:00

Location: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE

 

Have a good weekend!

12 September 2019