Saturday, May 27, 2006

Quizzical Pub Photos


Thanks to everyone who came to Casstration's first Quizzical Pub Quiz. Hope you all enjoyed it. There will definitely be more to come next year, but hopefully with less heckling of the Quizmasters, and fewer inexplicable cries of 'Sidney!'.

Photos can be found via the pictures link over yonder ----------> alongside photos from the very successful Nausea show at The Round Chapel that took place last Saturday.
Enjoy!

Monday, May 22, 2006

This Friday - Quizzical Pub Quiz!

Casstration are holding an Art Pub Quiz for us all to celebrate/mourn/feel indifference towards the end of the year together.
This will be held in the upstairs room of The Castle pub on Commercial Road on Friday 26th May from 6pm. There will lots of taxing questions about art to be answered and lovely prizes to be won, all in the comfort of our local (nearest?) university Leffe imbibing establishment.

4 members maximum to a team
No encyclopedias, 'emergency' phone calls or bribes allowed!
Hope to see you there & good luck with your assessments
Beth, Jon & Charlotte

Friday, May 19, 2006

Nausea - Tommorrow Night!

Click here for a map or visit Sqrappy for more details.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

INDEX

Just a quick one:

A show of first year artist book's at Transition Gallery, Unit 25a, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road (just off Broadway Market)

Private view Friday 12th May (tonight) 6pm-8pm(long gone)

Public view Saturday 13th May 12-6pm.


If any events like this happen in the future please do send information to casstration@googlemail.com so we can put it on the blog in good time!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Film


23 Reasons to Spare New York:
Music Videos from the Art-Rock Scene


when: Thur 11 May (9pm)
where: The Griffin (93 Leonard Street, EC2, 020.7739.6719) Tube: Old Street map
price:
links: Event info





Like a mini-RESFEST for the art-rock set, this programme — curated by musician Nick Hallett — explores the re-emergence of psychedelia through music videos and documentary bits on artists including Oneida, Regina Spektor, Karen O, Black Dice, Antony and the Johnsons and Ted Leo. If there's a better-titled short than Cory Arcangel's Message My Brother Justin Left Me on My Cell from the Slayer Concert He Went to Last Week, we've yet to hear about it. (JKG)

NB: A similar selection of Hallet-selected videos, showcasing music and images from the Pacific coast, screens at Barden's Boudoir (38-44 Stoke Newington Road, N16) on Tue 9 May (8pm, £5) under the How the West May Save Us Yet banner. Lo-fi exponents Barr and the Sticks also play live.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Nausea


For more info click here

Jan Svankmajer's Shorts


(still from Darkness-Light-Darkness by Svankmajer)

I am planning a screening of Jan Svankmejer's short films and animations this week, either Tuseday 9th in the evening or Wednesday 10th at lunch time. They will be in the small 2nd year studio.

look out for posters or more blogness, and go to http://www.illumin.co.uk/svank/ to read all about his work.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Will Self talks at Tate

Will Self gives a Monique Beudert Memorial Lecture, part of a series that focuses on literary writers and their relationship with visual culture. Self is the author of four collections of short stories, the first of which, The Quantity Theory of Insanity (Bloomsbury, 1991), won the 1993 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He has also written five novels, including the forthcoming The Book of Dave (Viking, 2006) and How the Dead Live (Bloomsbury, 2000), which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Book of the Year in 2000. He is a regular television and radio broadcaster and contributes to a plethora of publications. Self discusses how visual imagery has helped shape his work.

Wednesday 10 May 2006
18.30–20.00

Tate Britain Auditorium
£10 (£8 concessions), booking recommended

Go here for more details