AYAKAMAY is a Japanese American Performance Artist. Exploring the interrelationship between photography and performance, the work of Ayakama combines image-making with fantastically constructed but intimate live experiences. Ayakama simultaneously appropriates traditional Japanese cultural aesthetics and creates a dialogue with contemporary American urbanity and femininity. This hybrid cultural identity is reflected in her practice as fantasy and reality intersect. She is part of the New York based art collective Ideal Glass and she has exhibited and performed in New York, London, Paris and Japan. She will be installing a mural art piece in RED Gallery during her time in London.
JOHN BOOTH is a fashion illustrator and textile designer based in London. He trained at Central Saint Martins, where he is now an Associate Lecturer in Fashion. Booth has worked for Zandra Rhodes and John Galliano, and most recently has been designing print and consulting for Ashish. Booth’s practice encompasses collage technique, experimentation with line, embroidery and textile manipulation. He is a regular contributor to SHOWstudio.
HELEN BULLOCK is a textile designer whose self titled label uses bold colours and strong silhouettes. As a student at Central Saint Martins, Bullock found the freedom of illustration a vital part of her design process and has since become equally represented by her quirky illustration style. Her past work experiences include Ossie Clark, John Galliano. She has also worked as a freelance textile designer for Louis Vuitton and works as a visiting illustration lecturer at CSM. She is a regular contributor to SHOWstudio.
SUE WEBSTER is an internationally renowned and exhibited artist and Editor at Lunch at BEAT. She has collaborated with many music artists including PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Bo Ningen and S.C.U.M. Her work is collected by JAYZ and Beyoncé.
ANNE MCCLOY aka SOMEPRODUCT is a multidisciplinary artist working in the visual and multi-media arts, design and performance.
With the underground hit Sid Vicious is Dead which featured on Mute Records Sonic Mook Future Rock And Roll, Some Product performed alongside bands including Yeah Yeah Yeahs , Libertines and Liars and as a designer was responsible for those iconic prints Selfish Cunt and Fuck Forever for Pete Doherty and Babyshambles.
SOME PRODUCT @ THE ICA FILMED BY TIM NOBLE AND SUE WEBSTER GOLDEN JUBILEE
Sue Webster speaking of the collaboration says “I first saw Bo Ningen by accident at the Shoreditch 1-2-3-4 festival back in 2010. I had never seen anything like it – four Japanese gentlemen with hair down to their knees who played guitars with their teeth, naturally I was mesmerised.”
“After interviewing them for the music paper BEAT, I spent the next few weeks plucking long black hairs from the back of my sofa…this induced Tim and I to make ‘hair portraits’ of each member of the band, which metamorphised itself perfectly into the idea of creating an animation made entirely from their HAIR”.
HAIR was first conceived for the Venice Biennale, 2011 and then later at the CPH PIX festival 2012. It was most recently re-animated and presented as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall in June 2013.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE – SEXOTHEQUE DJS
———————————————————————————————INSIDE OUTSIDE UNDERGROUND is collaboration between Beat magazine, Sue Webster, Anne McCloy and RED Gallery that will run over two nights in the Red Gallery basement and Arts Club in Shoreditch on the 15th and 16th of October 2015.
Featuring a diverse programme of live music and performance, IOU will celebrate the best of the East London Underground scene with major players from within the area who work both locally and internationally. Performers including cross-gender alternative cabaret hardcore, multifarious universal cross-cosmopolitan artists, loud loud noise and artwork visuals will join forces in an experiment in the underground with an event that will coincide with Frieze Art Fair. Experimentation in the alternative is to be encouraged. Audience and performer as one.