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AMBIT11: FAKE FASHION FACTORY_ N. LAAKE, A. WICKI, A. KIENER, T. LAUER, L. BARTULOVIC

Date: Until 28 May 2017

Venue: UMLAUT¨

Illustration is seeing though someone else’s eyes. Five Swiss illustrators, former students from Lucerne’s illustration programme, created the Fake Fashion Factory at umlaut¨ space. The artists set out to expand the conventional notion of illustration by subverting ideas of fashion and identity, including the creation of quirky unwearable pieces, upgrading clothes of passers-by and remixing old wearables which are exhibited alongside books and publications from the Lucerne illustration course.

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GREG ZGLINSKI’S ANIMALS (TIERE)

Date: 27 June, 6.10 pm and 29 June 2017, 8.40 pm

Venue: EDINBURGH / Odeon Cinema 4

Swiss-based filmmaker Greg Zglinski has been invited to attend the EIFF to present the UK première of his latest film Animals – Tiere (German with English subtitles) followed by a Q&A. A collision with a sheep on a country road initiates a whole series of weird and unsettling experiences for Anna and Nick which ultimately leaves them both incapable of being certain exactly where they are: in the real world, in their own imaginations – or in someone else’s imagination.

 

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IMPROV WITH SCHMID/FAIRHALL / HIDDEN COMPOSITION

Date: 22 June 2017, 8.00 pm

Venue: Café Ort

Silvan Schmid, musician (trumpet) and composer who currently holds an Aargauer Kuratorium residency in London, will perform with the saxophonist Tapiwa Svosve from Zurich and the legendary London-based drummer Eddie Prévost in London. In Birmingham he will play with bass player Tim Fairhall. The way of listening, sound and space constitute the core of their music.

 

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VALENTINA PINI_ TONIC IMMOBILITY

Date: Until 23 June 2017

Venue: Deptford X

Tonic immobility is a state in which animals become temporarily paralysed and unresponsive to external stimuli to avoid being perceived by a predator. Valentina Pini transforms Deptford X gallery into a mutable place for zen: adapted goggles blink hypnotically on a marbled fragile surface of deckchairs. Lamp-like pillars of plaster stand, resembling the thick smoke of incense sticks. This is not a space for escapist aesthetic bewilderment, but rather a charging bay: a zone for intense medication, maximising productivity, for active passivity.

 

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CLARE KENNY - INDUSTRIAL ROMANTIC

Date: Until 8 July 2017

Venue: Touchstones Rochdale

For her first institutional solo show in the UK, Manchester-born and Switzerland-based Clare Kenny presents existing and new work in an installation that reflects the re-occurring interests in her practice. It draws not only on her childhood memories of growing up in Rochdale and her new life in Basel, but also on a collective experience shared by many.

 

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SISTERS FROM ANOTHER MISTER

Date: 29 April – 7 May 2017, PV 28 April from 6-9 pm

Venue: Chalton Gallery

Sisters From Another Mister is a joint artistic identity of Amelia Prazak (Switzerland) and Milda Lembertaitė (Lithuania). They have a free-wheeling practice employing gender play, witty sculptural forms, musical interludes and video works, in which they often feature. The idea of displacement or fragmentation of bodies: body as a humanscape, a spiritual matter, a visual geometry lies at the centre of their research. How to be physical and not just a surface?

 

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Sarah Boris_ Process space: Graphic design exposed / Practice as performance

Date: 7 April – 30 April 2017 Opening: 6 April, 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: umlaut¨

Process and practice, rather than finished products, are the focus of Sarah Boris’s exhibition. She will be present in the space throughout, surrounded by the tools of the graphic designer’s practice and continually adding to her body of work. Artists, creatives, students, teachers and printers are invited to contribute, and visitors are welcome to interact and question her about commissioning design and the key tools that inform her practice. In short, a live multi-faceted work space in mutation.

 

Umlaut Space

53 Fashion Street

E1 6PX

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Other Swiss Cultural Events

Date: ongoing

Venue: UK-wide

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