[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?

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).
> 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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