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Incarnation XIII – Last days & Breakfast conversation

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Its Only Bondage Was the Circling Sky
Andy Holden, with Ivy Leeson

Saturday 4th April 7-9pm
7th April-2nd May
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm
Roberts and Robbins
SVA, 4 John Street
Stroud GL5 2HA
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Breakfast discussion with Andy Holden and Guy Gormley

Saturday 2nd May 11am
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

Meet Andy Holden and hear more about his Site Festival exhibition. Guy Gormley (BRICKHOUSE) will be asking questions and encouraging discussion.
A hearty breakfast will be served with plentiful fresh coffee.

Tickets: £5 breakfast included, booking essential
You can book here

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For this two-part exhibition Andy Holden will present two collaborations which both expound on the impact of technology on the landscape and mental ecology of rural Britain; firstly with the implementation of the enclosures act in the 1830s and secondly with the introduction of broadband to the provinces at the end of the twentieth century.

The first collaboration is with Ivy Leeson (1909-2012), the grandmother of Holden’s partner George Leeson. The gallery display is centred on enlarged prints taken from the drawings she made in her late nineties after buying a laptop and teaching herself to use the internet and MS Paint. These are exhibited alongside a set of new sculptures made from re-claimed telegraph poles turned into possible vertical stanzas, recalling the repeated block forms of seminal Carl Andre works. Other elements in the ensemble include a new knitted textile wall hanging depicting the division of the village of Helpston, John Clare’s home territory, before and after the enclosure act.

The second collaboration, taking over the Brunel-designed Goods Shed, is with Secluded Brontë; a trio comprising of the legendary London improvisers the Bohman Brothers and Richard Thomas, whose conceptual scripts and object-oriented musical performances have been providing synaptic re-wirings in the public houses of London and further afield for many a year. The Goods Shed will become a set for a work-in-progress film, which loosely takes the form of a television sitcom set around the time of the Swing Riots. The film will see text broken down to the point of absurdity; spam, algorithms, high-end garden furniture, broadband, birdsong, the industrial revolution, and the life of John Clare and his descent into madness.

Andy Holden is an artist based in Bedford, UK, whose work spans a number of divergent mediums; from large scale sculpture and installation, to painting, pop music, lectures and performances, films and theatrical productions. Recent exhibitions have included Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS at Zabludowicz Collection, London and Spike Island, Bristol (2013-14), Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time at Kettles Yard Cambridge (2011), and Art Now: Andy Holden, Tate Britain, (2010). Performances: Lecture on Nesting in collaboration with his father Peter Holden for Performa 13, New York, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men at ICA London, 2012, and a tour of the UK performing at only artist-run spaces with his band The Grubby Mitts in 2014.

BRICKHOUSE is a London-based exhibitions project founded by Guy Gormley and Thomas Bush.

www.andyholdenartist.com
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LAUNCH PARTY: ANGEL FASE
April 4
SVA, 4 John Street, Stroud 9pm-3am



Top Nice siamese attaché Patchfinder has been summoned to twist the sonic fabric.

with
Nkisi
Lolina
Akilah
Vera Modena
Astrid Gnosis
Rice From Your Grave
Mixed Feelings

visual programme by §chtinter-Laroche
[motorcycle] performance by Dying Breed

RSVP essential! : site@sva.org.uk

www.topnice.org

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Copeland Book Market

with Matchstick Books, Tom Barnett and HATO Press>

Saturday 4th April 4-9pm
Duffle, 2 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA

We return to Stroud with guests including Rye Dag Holmboe, co-founder of Matchstick Books which publishes collaborations between poets and artists. He is working with Copeland’s Guy Robertson to bring together a selection of books and a discussion unpacking experimental approaches to illustration in publishing. Artist Tom Barnett, as his persona Colden Drystone, will create a site-specific performance in response to the selection of books. HATO press accompany us with drinks relating to their new publication Cooking with Scorcese and Others, a visual homage to classic films that celebrate food, featuring Goodfellas, The Breakfast Club and Babette's Feast and others.

www.copelandbookmarket.com
www.matchstickbooks.tumblr.com
www.coldendrystone.tumblr.com
www.hatopress.net / www.scorcese.hatopress.net

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TRANSPORT & ACCOMODATION: Trains every hour from London Paddington direct to Stroud town centre, 5 mins walk from venues. Camping at Stroud Slad Farm: stroudsladfarm.co.uk - email paul@stroudsladfarm.co.uk



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PREVIOUS INCARNATIONS

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2014

Incarnation 12: Contributing artists: Ben Sansbury, Lewis Teague Wright, Rob Chavasse. Performances from: Lord Tusk, Tribe of Colin, Bahamian Moor, Shold Coulder, DJ City. SVA, Stroud


2013

Incarnation 11: Installation by Mike Levitt. Performances by Nathan Cash Davidson, Danny L Harle and Jo Robertson. SVA, Stroud


2012

Incarnation 10: Performances by Edwin Burdis, Michael O’Mahony and LVL & Chan. The Yard Theatre, London

Incarnation 9: Exhibition of work by Melissa Appleton and Edwin Burdis. Svarta Hålet, Stockholm

Incarnation 8: performances by Michael O’Mahony, Edwin Burdis and Melissa Appleton and the release Brickhouse document 2. SVA, Stroud


2011

PECKHAM HOTEL: A month long program of events and exhibitions curated by BRICKHOUSE. Copeland Road, London

Incarnation 7: Two exhibitions, Family by dowling&page and Botiq by Ksenia Pedan & Ben Burgis. N/V Projects, London

Incarnation 6: Shaun McDowell The Tangled Grove. Nutbrook Studios Peckham, London

Incarnation (DARBYSHIRE) 5: Exhibitions by Loading Spaces (Lloyd Corp & N/V Projects) and LVL, performances by Henny Moan, Edwin Burdis and Michael O'Mahony. SVA, Stroud


2010

Incarnation 4: Seven short run solo exhibitions. Contributing artists; Michael O’Mahony, Aislinn Dowling, Henry Stringer, Edwin Burdis, Ocean Mimms, Tom Saunders and Josephine Rowntree. New Gallery, London

Incarnation 3: A program of exhibitions and performances. Contributing artists: Liam Fogarty, Paul B. Davis, Lloyd Corporation, Martin Creed, LVL. Edel Assanti, London

Incarnation 2: Exhibition by Liam Fogarty and the launch of BRICKHOUSE Document 1. Limoncello Gallery, London


2009

Incarnation 1: A program of thirteen short run exhibitions. Contributing artist include Seth Pick, Paul Crook, Mike Levitt, Edwin Burdis, Absalom and Bardsley, Savvas Papasava, Aislinn Dowling, Jack Day, Ocean Mimms, Oliver Hemsley, Michael Harvey and LVL. Little Russell Street, London



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