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 <> 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
( 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

Stevphen Shukaitis
Autonomedia Editorial Collective

"Autonomy is not a fixed, essential state. Like gender, autonomy is
created through its performance, by doing/becoming; it is a political
practice. To become autonomous is to refuse authoritarian and compulsory
cultures of separation and hierarchy through embodied practices of
welcoming difference... Becoming autonomous is a political position for
it thwarts the exclusions of proprietary knowledge and jealous hoarding
of resources, and replaces the social and economic hierarchies on which
these depend with a politics of skill exchange, welcome, and
collaboration. Freely sharing these with others creates a common wealth
of knowledge and power that subverts the domination and hegemony of the
masterís rule." - subRosa Collective
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Solo exhibition "If not you not me" 12 February - 20 March 2010, HTTP Gallery, London.

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