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Golpe de Estado de 11 de Septiembre de 1973. Courtesy Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile

Pedro Lagoa, The Archive of Destruction, 2014

Image courtesy Alexis Milne.

Image courtesy Ian Bone.

Godofredo Pereira, Objects of Violence talk, Archive of Destruction - London Branch, Gasworks, 2014.

Chooc Ly Tan, LET'S MAKE ANOTHER POSSIBLE NOW, Gasworks, 2014. Photo © Eugina Ivanissevich

Chooc Ly Tan, LET'S MAKE ANOTHER POSSIBLE NOW, Gasworks, 2014. Photo © Eugina Ivanissevich

Cult Of Rammellzee, Performance Ritual: Feral Expressways Cleanse The Oval, Gasworks, 2014. Photo © Eugina Ivanissevich

Cult Of Rammellzee, Performance Ritual: Feral Expressways Cleanse The Oval, Gasworks, 2014. Photo © Eugina Ivanissevich

The Archive of Destruction is an ongoing project by artist-in-residence Pedro Lagoa (Portugal).

The London branch of the Archive of Destruction continues in Lagoa’s temporary studio at Gasworks until 23 May 2014, and includes special events and interventions by invited guests. Alternatively, the archive can be visited Monday – Wednesday, 2.30 - 6pm or by appointment.


PAST EVENTS


CULT OF RAMMELLZEE PERFORMANCE RITUAL: FERAL EXPRESSWAYS CLEANSE THE OVAL
Alexis Milne, Tex Royale, Lu Ma Itri Oi, Eve Fainke, Tyler Dunn, Chooc Ly Tan, Leffe Crumlove, Mark Lewis, Josh Field, Ad Al, Tom Bresolin, Charles Stanton-Jones
THURSDAY 22 MAY, 7pm (gallery space)

The Cult Of Rammellzee present a performance ritual with musical collaborators Badfood and Zigteks providing the soundclash. Beginning with an audio-visual performance by artist Chooc Ly Tan, a futuristic architectural model of the Vauxhall/Oval areas surrounding Gasworks will be built and then bulldozed by sub-cult Feral Expressways in a regeneration ritual, followed by a ‘clean up’ performance by The Dysonic Hoover Boyz.

TALK: WHEN THE MODE OF THE MUSIC CHANGES THE WALLS OF THE CITY SHAKE
Ian Bone
SATURDAY 17 MAY, 3pm (Lagoa's studio, 2nd floor)

'The creative personality does not seek to shock or entertain the bourgeoisie but seeks to destroy them'.

Anarchist and activist Ian Bone proposes the question 'Does radical music and art get you on the streets or off the streets?' and will analyse the role of radical music and art in generating actions/responses.

More on Ian Bone
Ian Bone, branded in 1984 as 'The most dangerous man in Britain' by The Sunday People, is an anarchist and activist whose activities span from publishing to writing, vocal performances in punk bands, social campaigns and public protests bringing class struggles to the forefront of political discussion and action.

With 'an half brick in one hand and an incendiary pen on the other' the founder of Alarm and Class War newspapers - which brought a strong belief in direct action combined with a particular and confrontational sense of humor - helped bridge the gap between inner-city rioters and striking miners, while taking an active role in many of the major protests that took place in England during the Thatcher years.

Prolifically active from the 60s till nowadays, the creator or main instigator of the 'Bash the Rich Marches', 'Rock Against the Rich', 'Movement Against the Monarchy' or 'Vote Nobody' along countless other imaginative and subversive actions and protests, has recently turned Class War into a political party and now stands as candidate to the 2015 elections.

TALK: OBJECTS OF VIOLENCE
Godofredo Pereira
SATURDAY 10 MAY, 3pm

Looking at recent Chilean history, architect, researcher and writer Godofredo Pereira discusses the relationship between the destruction of objects and the constitution of legal and political claims.Pereira debates the possibility of understanding destruction as the investment of objects with rhetoric and political abilities by concentracting on a series of objects of violence – including a presidential palace, a millenary geoglyph and a 2km shape resembling a dagger – and how each of them foregrounds different modes of destruction.

OPENING: ARCHIVE OF DESTRUCTION- LONDON BRANCH
WEDNESDAY 23 APRIL, 6-8pm

Join Gasworks’ recent artist-in-residence Pedro Lagoa (Portugal) as he unveils the London branch of his project the Archive of Destruction.

During the evening, elements of the Archive of Destruction will be on display alongside Idea: This Is Good, a special installation performance by London-based artist Katerina Paramana (Greece).


For more information on the archive and related events please see http://archiveofdestruction.blogspot.co.uk.

For appointments and information requests please email archiveofdestruction@gmail.com