[NetBehaviour] An Evening with V Vale from RE/Search Publications

anniea a at bram.org
Tue Feb 9 19:30:06 CET 2010


This seems like a very interesting evening, I would have loved to go there,
but I would prefer you come to assist in my performances at HTTP or at least
come by before going there at 6.30 PM?

Yours
Annie Abrahams

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 5:58 PM, info <info at furtherfield.org> wrote:

> *An Evening with V Vale from RE/Search Publications*
> Friday February 12th - 7:30 PM @ Donlon Books in Bethnal Green
>
> Phrases like 'a living legend' often get thrown around far too lightly.
> But if underground arts and culture have their figures of fame and
> notoriety, surely V Vale from RE/Search Publications
> (http://researchpubs.com) in San Francisco walks tall among them. Since
> he founded the well-known zine /Search & Destroy/ in 1977 (with money
> from Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti), Vale has tirelessly
> collected and cataloged the history of countercultural mutation and
> radical aesthetics.
>
> Since then RE/Search has published a vast array of books documenting the
> innovations of the underground, from the tattoos and scars of /Modern
> Primitives/ (1989) to the performance art and noise explored in
> /Industrial Culture Handbook/ (1983). He has unearthed vast treasures of
> previously forgotten and incredibly strange films and music, and brought
> together invaluable material on subversion, pranks, and the Burning Man
> festival. And over the past thirty years he has compiled some of the
> most fascinating interviews with interviews with avant-garde literary
> figures such as William Burroughs and JG Ballard.
>
> Come and join us for an evening of conversation with Vale exploring the
> history of RE/Search and underground culture. Vale will present a series
> of slides followed by a Q&A. He will also have copies of RE/Search
> publications (often difficult to find in the UK).
>
> DONLON BOOKS
> 210 / 3 Cambridge Heath Road / London E2 9NQ
> 0208 980 4859
> http://www.donlonbooks.co.uk
>
>
>
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Solo exhibition "If not you not me" 12 February - 20 March 2010, HTTP
Gallery, London.
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