Date(s) - 30/09/2017
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
‘Miga’ Album Launch
Sat 30 Sep 8PM | £10 otd / £7 adv
Doors open 19.30
Unpredictable Series presents an album launch by LEAFCUTTER JOHN and BLANCA REGINA at IKLECTIK on Saturday the 30th of September 2017.
Recorded at Sonic Waterloo festival at IKLECTIK in July, the album – ‘Miga’ – is released by Unpredictable, digitally and in an edition of just 50 on pen drive.
Opening the evening at 8.30, Steve Beresford will play a solo with piano and electronics.
The event feature also the sculpture and installation by Javier Arribas ‘White Bird’ in collaboration with Blanca Regina.
This work looks at the recuperation of the myth in the digital era.
‘With friends you grow wings’ (Rumi).
At 9pm, Leafcutter and Regina will perform with light and music.
IKLECTIK’s nearest Underground station is Lambeth North tube. IKLECTIK is at Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1-7LG, near Royal Street. Nearest Underground is Lambeth North.
// Leafcutter John – leafcutterjohn.com
“Leafcutter” John Burton originally studied Painting at Norwich School of Art and Design. His first recordings reached the offices of Planet Mu Records in 1999 where its founder and Aphex Twin collaborator Mike Paradinas encouraged John’s more experimental efforts. Working with Planet Mu, John released 3 critically acclaimed albums. John is a key member of Polar Bear, a twice Mercury Music Prize-nominated band based in London.
// Blanca Regina – whiteemotion.com
Blanca Regina is an artist, teacher and curator based in London. Her research and practice is heterogeneous, encompassing expanded cinema, free improvisation, graphic and moving image, photography and performance art. She has performed with many artists, including Terry Day, Leafcutter John, Steve Beresford and Matthias Kispert, and curated numerous events and installations. Regina and Beresford have presented a series of exhibitions looking at free improvisation and the art of improvisers in London, engaging audiences with the story of free improvisation in UK and its connections to other art practices.
// Steve Beresford – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Beresford
Steve Beresford 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 Alterations. He has an extensive discography as performer, arranger, composer and producer, and was was awarded a Paul Hamlyn award for composers in 2012.
// Javier Arribas www.javierarribas.com
Javier Arribas is a visual and plastic artist. Bachelor in Arts at the University Complutense of Madrid and Doctor in Arts at the University of Valladolid. He is now working as a fine art teacher with an official position the Art Grade and Designin Soria. He has been teacher at the University of Valladolid atthe Art Communication Department and for the Centro de Formación de Profesores de la JcyL. His last proyects include (2011/2013); “Anatomical Light” Light directed in transparencies for its later digitalization. Events: “Tierra vacía”, “Todo fluye” and
“Inmersiones”, Action-Painting. “Arte en el Mercado” project with the audiovisual work “Con fecha de caducidad”. “Paseos efímeros” presented at DEARTE Artfair, Palacio de Congresos de Madrid. Solo exhibition at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Fundación Díaz-Caneja. “Alquimia”, exhibition at Centro Medinacel of Contemporary Art. Exhibition “Ventanas abiertas”, Centro Metropolitano de Diseño, Buenos Aires.
Co-director of the short film “32 Vecinos”. “Borders” presented Cracovia, Poland.