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As part of REMOVALS, a series of events in which THINGS at the Café at Antenna Studios will be subtracted; on Sunday 11th of March, MONEY will be taken away, with alternative forms of value negotiated.In simple terms, this means that if you would like tea, coffee, or cake, you will need to barter – come prepared with things with which to swap them for!!
Items gained by the cafe at the end of the day will be photographed and / or exhibited at the cafe throughout the following week.
REMOVALS is a design research project by Georgina Cook ( Drumzofthesouth / Café @ Antenna Studios) which aims to test and expand on ideas related to transition, adaption and “elimination, by design,” as proposed by the Australian theorist and farmer Tony Fry.
Cafe Thing @ Antenna Studios
Bowyers Yard, Haynes Lane
Crystal Palace, London
Here’s one for the psycho-geographers!
In brief: www.mappingthepalace.co.uk (What? You can take our area but you can never take our memories.)
The project invites the public to add memories in any form (photography, words, videos, lyrics etc) to a Google map of the area (above) and/or simultaneously to a map on the wall of the Café at Antenna Studios in Crystal Palace.
These will form the basis for a series of new maps of the area. A physical map will eventually be created and anyone who contributes will receive one for free.
Mapping The Palace is a collective portrait of an area which like many parts of London, is changing rapidly.
It attempts to address issues related to this change or gentrification as many people identify it as, something which seems to be an increasing concern and conversation point for many residents of Crystal Palace.
These maps can perhaps be utilised as an alternative guide for visitors, building on the standard information related to the Park’s Dinosaurs, the Antenna, The Great Exhibition and restaurants that are usually found in area guides.
It is hoped that in making alternative maps of the area, there is a greater chance that things which may otherwise be over-looked will be highlighted, preserved and considered by others.
Notable contributions to the map thus far include the prophetic image of the closed down McDonald’s with the words “Opening Soon! Another place to eat or an estate agents,” the image of the musician Burial’s Untrue LP artwork- revealing the location in which it was taken, an image from the now non-existent Fish & Chip shop and George Harris’ collection of images which are themselves part of his own psycho-geographical book project, “Postcards from a floating world.” (www.georgeharrisphoto.co.uk)
I’m very excited about this! I saw Tanya in Paris some time ago with her side project Yult and it was outstanding. She’s extremely original! Daisy Beau who appeared at the café some time ago (and packed it out!) will be returning to support Tanya.
Grab your tickets here and early to avoid disappointment! http://www.antennastudios.co.uk/cafe-thing/tickets/
The Café Thing at Antenna Studios is proud to present JONO McCLEERY & The Dans with support from Joss Price.
Jono McCleery, a London based solo artist signed to Ninja Tune, completed his first album ‘Darkest Light’ independently in 2008 which was self-produced and funded by fans, including folk-star Vashti Bunyan and BBC radio DJs Tom Robinson and Fiona Talkington, and is now available worldwide on iTunes.
His most recent album ‘There Is’ is out now, and has been described as “Miles Davis, Massive Attack, John Martyn, Fink, and Radiohead wrapped up in one exquisitely produced album.”
Entry is £7 and as there is a very limited capacity, so it’s advised to purchase in advance!
Tickets available here:
Address: Antenna Studios, Bowyers Yard, Haynes Lane, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 3AN
Nearest Transport – Gipsy Hill BR or Crystal Palace (Overground). Served by buses 3, 122, 157, 202, 227, 249, 322, 358, 363, 410, 417 432 & 45
(pic by Nick Hopper)