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Dec. 14 - 31

Heaven and hell collide for a shopping ritual as The Residence bows down to a split-screen art market filled with fantastic artist editions and originals, fashionable clothes, printed matter, videos, cds, toys, objects, gifts, and gore from both sides of the universe. Satan and Santa sales staff will be on site to serve all your shopping needs and greed with prices ranging from the glory of 60p to the glamour of £666.

Featuring Cowture, Steve Rosenthal, Rachel Cattle, Declan Rooney, Peter Howell, Claire Anderson, Molly Fletcher & Tom Wilkinson (Arts Republic), Dan Holliday, Mixko, Andrew Craig, Erin Originals, Ashot Gasparyan, Clare Hansford, Claudia Feigk, Lisa Freeman, Andrew Field, Ingrid Z, Calum F. Kerr and more.

Extra Virgin



Artist Steve Rosenthal's "Extra Virgin" currently on exhibition at The Residence, has angered Catholics around the world as reported in The Gaurdian, 23/12/05:


John Hooper, Rome

A British artist has outraged Roman Catholics around the world by advertising a statuette of the Virgin Mary enveloped in a condom in a respected Jesuit weekly.The artist, Steve Rosenthal, offered readers a chance to buy "a stunning 23cm statue of the Virgin Mary standing atop a serpent, wearing a delicate veil of latex". It provided an email address at which prospective buyers could register interest.
In a front page article in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Vittorio Messori, a literary collaborator of the late pope John Paul, expressed horror at the way the sperm cup at the end of this condom had been arranged so as to sit on top of the Virgin's head, "like a grotesque cap replacing the royal crown of tradition". The Jesuit weekkly, America, which calls itself the US "national Catholic weekly", apologised in its latest issue. A spokesman told the Gaurdian: "We made a terrible mistake by publishing this. We only saw the ad in black and white, so we didn't see how serious it was."
Mr. Rosenthal, who is based in London, said last night his work had been "orchestrated" for publication coinciding with World Aids Day on December 1.
"The primary aim of the work is to highlight the Vatican's continuance of non advocation regarding the use of condoms," he said. "The description of the work was clear from both the text included and the image provided. America magazine happily accepted the insertion and billed me for $391. It has subsequently refused to accept payment."

Calum F. Kerr performing
'Santasatan's Wheel of Disinformation'

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Dec. 7 - Dec. 11

Artists Scott Groeniger and Kirsten Rae Simonsen explore the deterioration of the human domestic space and our complex symbiotic and sometimes adversarial relationship with the animal world. The show uses images of birds in various forms to allude to the disruption of constructed human-animal hierarchies as evidenced by the avian flu.

In the case of the avian flu, domesticated birds that were thought to be benign have now become a threat to human survival. Humans chose to domesticate and control chickens as "poultry," and we created the intolerable conditions under which most of these birds live. However, now, as a species, we are unable to eat these animals and must destroy them because we have allowed them to become "unusable." Essentially, our belief that we are able to domesticate and dominate birds by raising them for food is what helps the flu to spread: of course an illness will spread between animals kept in extremely tight quarters like factory farms. By crowding chickens together and treating them like commodities, we have orchestrated our own destruction. In a sense, we have created a sort of Frankenstein monster: our systematic destruction of nature has been so complete that the problem has finally gotten into our food supply.

Avian flu upsets the hierarchies we are used to.instead of humans remaining the masters of domesticated birds, they may become masters of us in a sort of ornithological Armageddon. The natural order humans have created, with humans as separate from and in control of the animal kingdom, has been turned on its head, and we have only ourselves to blame.

In this new world order, being home before dark will not protect you from the world outside. At home, even our home-cooked meals are life threatening. Be Home Before Dark addresses these problems. Why go home before dark if there is nothing there but the illusion of security? What are the limits of this assumed safety of the domestic space? What happens when the domestic space becomes the locus of evil?



Nov. 23 - Dec. 4

Cereinyn's images are cracked, seductive, haunted by androgenous young people. Silent and waiting, stretching time, they appear as their own mythic creatures. Gods and godesses, nymphs, trolls and satyrs inhabit Cereinyn's mind of pictures. These are her friends and her lovers, people to whom she has borne some emotional attachment. She is inside the world of the pictures herself, a participant and a character more than a voyeur. She serves for her friends a frame of reference for their identity as much as they serve her with a frame of reference for her own. But it is one that lies outside the boundaries of everyday life. She pieces together the images of her friends, creating a seamless earthy space; Each character painted the same, so as to only be uniquely defined by their grace of movement or innate expressiveness, surrounded by darkness, cracks running through the images. She suggests that there are lovely places in darkness, that from between cracks and from decay, there is new life.


Fri. Nov. 18, 8pm - 10pm, doors open at 7pm.
Sat. Nov. 19, 6pm - 8pm, doors open at 5pm.

The Residence is pleased to import two evenings of Castlefield Gallery's regular screening event for artist's film and video: Purescreen. The programme provides a platform for outstanding recent work and aims to support new and emerging practitioners and curators. Following a recent ACE award, Purescreen presents these concise listings of information to help create, promote and develop artist's film and video. With special thanks to artist Dave Griffiths.

PureScreen Playlist

1. Steven Ball - The Defenstrascope 2003 5'46"
2. Beagles & Ramsey - Dead of Night 2003 5'26"
3. Charlotte Bernstein - Untitled 2003 1'
4. Sarah Carne - You in Love? You Gonna Be 2002 2"
5. The Cartwright Brothers The Heap 3'
6. Lee Cavaliere Poet Sightings 2003 2'50"
7. Gillian Dyson After Pain and Panic 2001 3'
8. Stephen Gray - Space Soldiers Conquer the Universe 2003 5' 15"
9. Dave Griffiths & Nick Jordan - Roused By Epilepsy 2003 4'
10. Riccardo Iacono Fuzzy Lover 2003 2' 10"
11. Karin Kihlberg This Is Not About Sexuality 2003 7' 48"
12. Oliver Lamb - The Real Charlie Cheese & His Pigeon Spectacle 2003 6'
13. Elizabeth McAlpine - The film footage missed by the viewer through blinking while watching the feature film 'Don't Look Now'. 2003 7'15"
14. Pil and Galia Kollectiv - Kustom Kar Inferno 2003 4' 45"
15. Paul Rooney - I Am Not Going To America, An Audio Guide For Any Chair Lift. 2002 7'
16. Erica Scourti - Trailer Truths I 2004 1'55"
17. Graeme Stonehouse The Nelson Riddle 2002 10'


A programme of recent artist film and video co-curated by Sophia Crilly, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and Jonathan Carson and Vicki Wheeler

The expectation of the worst can govern our strongest emotions; it is a base instinct at the heart of our existence. Fear informs how we live now - whether preparing for the worst by anticipating it in our everyday lives, or indulging ourselves in it as a form of entertainment. We titillate ourselves with fear, but when faced with the real thing we are reminded of its power.

This screening event will explore cinema's manipulation of film audiences and their relationship to fear and suspense. It will investigate the effect that the unknown has upon us, whether this is in the memory 'recorded' in the stones of a building, in the movement of the ether around us or in the legacy of legend and superstition. Featuring artists: Cathy Akers, Marco Bowald & Jean-Claude Campell, Susanne Burner, Jacob Cartwright & Nick Jordan, Alexandra Dipple, Stephen Gunning, Ruth Hopwood, Mikyoung Jun Pearce, Ingrid Lindberg, Kjersti Sundland, and Alison Ward.


Curated by Lee Cavaliere

Fri. Nov. 11, 8pm - 10pm,
Sat. Nov. 12, 6pm - 8pm,

Video art is having a moment. It's the portable eye, the audience in a box, the battery-powered theatre.

POST: is a season of screenings of artists’ video that will seek to address and challenge this most prolific form of art. The camera, and the video itself, is among the most portable means of making and showing artworks, and the video artist has a peculiar ability to make conversation with the world while mobile within it...How far and how quickly can a camera run?
POST: will endeavour to break the back of video art, by screening challenging work from a variety of viewpoints, promoting the sky and the drain cover, feeding from contrast and the commonality of difference. It will explore the room to move, the chattiness, noise and the silence of the video art medium today.

Presenting work by: Michael Coombs, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Lee Cavaliere, Niki Sehmi, Daniel Bevan, Kate Kingston, Eleanor Lawler, Dani Marti, Biljana Jankovic, Nenad Kostic, Christopher JD, Carla Simoriah Scott, Edgar Oliveira


Presented by
Nov. 5th and 6th

Panopticon is a new work which springs from artist Andreas Constantinou's response to the prevalence of violence in contemporary society. Human conduct, as observed in the organisation of institutions and the structuring of authority and power, is explored in relation to the morals and motives which foster violence. Panopticon will first be presented as a full length theatre work at The Bonnie Bird Theatre, Laban on the 4th November followed by a two day run of performance installation at The Residence, London on the 5th and 6th of November. This is unique opportunity to encounter Constantinou's work in two contrasting contexts, providing audiences access to complex layers of experience and understanding of the work. Andreas Constantinou is a ground-breaking artist whose work covers a wide range of mediums such as time based visual, performance, installation and media art. In this new work, he presents his unique methods toward the body, movement, action and performance.

Performers: Alexandra Baybutt, Alice Tatge, Elizabeth Barker, Francesca Faraone, Gianluca Vincentini, Katy Wood, Laura Greenhalgh, Pei-Jen Tsai, Robert McNeill, Susanna Recchia


Ingrid Z performing as Wacko Jacko

Oct. 27 - 31

In celebration of Halloween, The Residence gallery becomes a haunted house inhabited by the frightening and the fabulous. Welcome to a devilish domain of tabloid terrors; Wacko Jacko, Cocaine Kate, Balloon Britney... and see what's in the stars for you with your own personal palm reading by our in-house psychic!

Lisa Freeman, We Really Love Each Other; jMiss Lala Lovette as Anna-Nichole Smith

Featuring a walk-through thriller with performers, paintings, installation and video by: Marianne, Jubal Brown, Guy Oliver, Miss Lala Lovette, Lisa Freeman, Ingrid Z, Tamara Allen-Cousins & Jessica Mistovski
And magical pyschics Marisa and Myra


Oct. 20 - 23

This first annual On The Fly Art Fair concludes an open invitation to artists to conceive, make, and display a work of art within the span of 24 hours. To ensure the spontaneous and challenging nature of the project, each artist is presented with a mystery set of compulsory gallery-issued materials to produce the final piece. The resulting exhibition will present a diversity of media and unite (or clash!) artists from contrasting levels of skill and profession. Expect the unexpected as productivity demands creativity in an emergency service gallery gang bang!

Featuring work by: Tim Shaw, Ella Golt, Cereinyn Ord, Andrea Adcock, Nick Morely, Nathaniel Mann, Miranda Lopatkin, Lisa Freeman, Stephan Walter, Ingrid Z, Phoebe Boswell, Gina Melosi, Chris Harder, Juliet Jensen, Elisabeth Gosling, Leigh Parker, Eileen Gannon, Celia Kinchington, Darren Jones, Anoushka Akel, and Dædalus.



Blair Butterfield, We Went to Brazil, 40"x40", 2005


5 Oct. - 16 Oct.

Curated by Ingrid Z

Bless your Father for you have sinned. You've been dining without a menu for your hungry heart. Demanding the divine and finding it in the absence of anything sacred. It took all the glamour in the world to burn down heaven and now its time to party.

Last Chance Café invites you into a fog-filled interior to mingle with a diverse group of laughing, lusting, desperate, seductive and masquerading characters. The oddball eye of Oggy Jordan's Medusa tries to cast a spell on you as Ella Guru's Hook Nose grimaces from the far corner. John Stark's Krull seeks an altered state of nature while Blaire Butterfield excites everyone with a fantastic mess of hair, plastic, paint and who-knows-what bursting from the canvas (We Went to Brazil). Find last chance love with the sexy lady who just crashed her car (Ali Richards, Sword Dance) or look out for the mature mama who just crashed her pigeons (Rebecca Pike, Paloma's Palomas). Beware of animal attraction in Ingrid Z's Rat Scene or the fairytale gone wrong world of Kirsten Rae Simonsen's Mouse Hole. When it comes time to wander to the loo (Rebecca Knapp, The Bathroom Problem), just steer clear of that man (Richard Forbes-Hamilton, Ross - Superheterodyne).

Installation view through smoke

In addition to this cast of portraits all gathered around Matt Ashdown's dangling Disco Crosses, Last Chance Café offers a video programme taking you on a journey through the human condition beginning with the ending of a relationship in Michael Aubtin's animation Take Me With You. From a state of loss and abandonment we look toward opportunism in nature (Lee Cavaliere, Shares), and battle with endless frustrations in David Kasdorf's 3 min. looped video portrait of "Goddamnit." Eventually we run away in search of salvation in Lucinda Luvaas' Road Trip and an outward search turns inward over identity in Charlie Phillips' My Seditious Circus 4. Finally our journey through the human condition resorts to a TV dance party with dance champion robots (Hilda Rasula, Dancemania). If this journey like most seems all too irreversible, let us consider Dawn Hannah's From A to B featuring a sex change operation in reverse (viewing available upon request).

The Could-Have-Been-So-Beautiful, abyss, disguise, desire, hope, ridicule… this is the Last Chance Café, marking the second scenario styled exhibition at East London's new gallery, The Residence.

Featuring painting, photography, video, and more by:

Blair Butterfield, Ella Guru, Rebecca Knapp,
Kirsten Rae Simonsen (USA), Rebecca Pike,
Richard Forbes-Hamilton, Michael Aubtin Madadi,
Ingrid Z, Charlie Phillips, Lee Cavaliere, David Kasdorf, Lucinda Luvaas(USA), Dawn Hannah, Matt Ashdown,
Ali Richards, Oggy Jordan, Lisa Freeman, Hilda Rasula (Canada), and John Stark.

Richard Forbes-Hamilton Kirsten Rae Simonsen Rebecca Pike Hilda Rasula Ali Richards Oggy Jordan Ella Guru
Rat Scene Oggy Jordan Rebecca Knapp Matt Ashdown Madadi

Afterparty: TrashyKashySlimeyOrangeArms
11 Oct. 9pm - 1am downstairs at Zigfrids

Miss Lala Lovette

Presenting the official afterparty companion club event to The Residence's
Last Chance Cafe exhibition.
With DJs Jo Apps and Ksaiba
Featuring performances by:
No Bra
Miss Lala Lovette

Last Chance Cafe video projections
and 15 min. of Fame soundpiece by Patrick Wolf
(A limited edition of 25 copies of 15 min. of Fame will be available for purchase from The Residence)


Sept. 20 - Oct. 1

In celebration of 2005 being the year of EU-Japan, People to People campaign, the European chapters of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association (JETAA) have coordinated a travelling exhibition of photographs. This collection consists of photographs which were submitted by JETAA members from France, Germany, Portugal. The photographs represent various experiences of Japan and show the wonderful variety of Japanese life. It is hoped that this exhibition will aid in promoting awareness and interest in Japan - to promote more connections between people of Europe and people of Japan.


Aug.23 - Sept.10

Curated by Ingrid Z
and Fan Pistor-Ettinger

This scenario styled exhibition entices visitors into a staged derelict living room where peeling walls and scattered works unite to form a haunting diorama of a past life.

Featuring drawing, painting, video, and mixed media work by:

Sian Emmison, Rachel Cattle, Steve Richards, Nina Ogden, Samantha Dear, John Vincent, Kate Tilley, Jane Anderson, Michael Pybus, Annabelle Dalby, Ruth Barenbaum, Caroline Thomson and Claire Brewster