Date(s) - 20/05/2016
Blanca Regina and Steve Beresford have been working together curating events and performing since 2011. The present a perfromace at the Ceramic House in Brighton at the cycle LANDSCAPE : ISLANDS
In 2013, they created Strange Umbrellas – a platform for music, film and art at various venues in London. In 2015 they created Unpredictable Series – a series about Free Improvisation, featuring films, exhibitions, performances, talks, publications, and workshops. They curated two exhibitions in London: ‘Art of Improvisers’ at Oto Project Space and ‘ The Art of Terry Day’ at Iklectik and other related events. http://www.unpredictable.info . In June 2016 they will be curating Alterations Festival in Cafe Oto, London.
Steve has been a central figure in the British improvising scene for over thirty years, working with the likes of Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, Christian Marclay and, of course, Alterations.
His work with Marclay has included mixed media pieces like ‘Screen Play’, ‘Ephemera’, ‘Graffiti Composition’, ‘Shuffle’, ‘Pianorama’ and ‘Everyday’. He has also written songs, scored feature films, TV shows and commercials.
Steve has worked with hundreds of people, including The Slits, Stewart Lee, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Alan Hacker, Ray Davies, Ilan Volkov, The Flying Lizards, Otomo Yoshihide, The Portsmouth Sinfonia and John Zorn.
He has an extensive discography as performer, arranger, composer and producer, and was was awarded a Paul Hamlyn award for composers in 2012.
Blanca is an artist, teacher and curator based in London. Her research and practice is heterogeneous and encompass expanded cinema, free improvisation, graphic and moving image, photography and performance art.
In 2014 she joined as lecturer the School of Music and Fine Art at the University of Kent. For several years she was a visitining research fellow at the University of the Arts, London, Chelsea College of Art and Design (2011 to 2014.)
She has performed with various artists, including Terry Day, Leafcutter John, Beresford and Matthias Kispert and curated a number of events and installations in London and internationally. Her last exhibition: ‘Expanded and Ephemera Audiovisual’ was presented at MUPO, Oaxaca, México in November 2015.
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