The future of Boiler Room

Boiler Room only exists because of the people participating in the events - whether in the flesh or virtually. Because of you, we've come a long way and we're going to continue growing and adding new layers to what we do, but we absolutely need to make sure that any changes we make are right for you.

We're looking for people who can help us by answering a few questions from our survey partners and offering their opinions. OK, it's a bit of a dry questionnaire but your answers are incredibly important to us. To make up for it there'll be the chance to get hold of guest list, tickets and other good things if you participate.

And of course by joining in, you'll be helping us shape our future.

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You're Living in Your Mind

Written and Directed by Hannah Perry
Music collaboration with Giles King-Ashong (drums),
Raven Bush (violin), Mica Levi (turntables), Lucy Railton (cello)
Choreography collaboration with Holly Blakey

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Urban Chaos

A particularly jittery man of the trees is sitting in the Woods
on an overturned log. He is pissed off, basically.

A little while ago he was sitting on a different log (in the same woods) and he was being generally jittery and pondering about something or another (that he now can’t remember) and as he was pondering he had absentmindedly made a model out of twigs. He took time out of his Pondering to hold the twigform up to the sunlight to admire his handywork. It looked a bit like a house or something, he thought. He isn’t a particularly handy woodsman but it wasn’t bad!

Anyway, somewhere along the way he had misplaced his piece of twig craft, bummer! He is in the woods and the trouble with the woods is that it is Virtually full of twigs, and so finding a twig sculpture in that mess is not easy. But he just couldn’t shake the feeling it held some significance.

As his eyes became weary with the strain of staring at the forest detritus he began to feel Woozy and so had a lean against a tree. As he was staring at a leaf trying to uncross his eyes he noticed something Courious made out of twigs. By this time it was sunset and the last of the days sun rays were peering through cracks in the trees. He held the twig form up to the fading sun. As he twirled it in his fingers his weary eyes began to spot resemblances to various things, a dog, a nose, a can of beer. At one point, as he twizzled it in his thumb and forefinger, he saw what appeared to be a moon rising above a tree. He then realised that he has gone cross eyed again and was in fact looking at a real tree in the distance beyond his twigform.

‘I need to go home’ he thought. As he took his first step forward he noticed something lodged in his big toe. At further inspection he realised that it was his original twig house, and it was absolutely Smashed to bits now thanks to him stepping on it.


Made in collaboration with Circuit Breaker.
Alex Rathbone (b. 1987, Middlesex) Lives and works in Glasgow. Graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2009 and is currently completing his MFA at Glasgow School of Art. He works in a mixed media style to create works that deal with a range of topics.
Circuit Breaker are an industrial band, consisting of London based brothers Peter and Edward Simpson.
www.circuitbreakerband.tumblr.com

X Woods
Adam Lewis Jacob
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X Pondering
Kuhan Vijayatharan
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X Virtually
Anna Lucia Nissen
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X Woozy
Michael O'Mahony
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X Curious
Kim Boredom
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X Smashed
Viktor Timofeev
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From February to July 2015 six artists will produce new works to exist within and contribute to Boiler Room. What comes out of these infiltrations, and how they inform our experience of this context, is yet to be seen. The project was conceived of and curated by Guy Gormley and developed in collaboration with Boiler Room and the participating artists. Design concept by Amy Preston.

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Hannah
Perry

26/02/2015
8:00PM GMT

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(b. 1984, Chester) Lives and works in London. Works in installation, print and video. She graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2009 and from The Royal Academy of Arts in 2014. Continuously generating and manipulating materials, Perry develops a sprawling network of references, carefully exploring personal memory in today’s hyper-technological society.

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Alex Rathbone

19/03/15

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Made in collaboration with Circuit Breaker.

Alex Rathbone (b. 1987, Middlesex) Lives and works in Glasgow. Graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2009 and is currently completing his MFA at Glasgow School of Art. He works in a mixed media style to create works that deal with a range of topics.

Circuit Breaker are an industrial band, consisting of London based brothers Peter and Edward Simpson.
www.circuitbreakerband.tumblr.com

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Rhys Coren

23/04/15

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(b.1983, Plymouth, Devon). Lives and works in London. He graduated in Art & Visual Culture at UWE, Bristol, and is currently completing his postgraduate program at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Working across painting, animation, sound and text, his work takes influence from music, experimental and abstract film, cartoons, poetry, people, story-telling, subculture and design. He is also the co-founder of Opening Times.

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Benedict Drew

18/06/15

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Mark Leckey

23/05/15

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(b. 1964, Birkenhead, Wirral) Lives and works in London. Graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic in 1990. Works with collage, music and video. Notable video works include Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) and Industrial Lights and Magic, for which he won the Turner Prize in 2008.

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Richard Sides
& Andrew Munks

23/07/15

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Where do we go when our dog pooing is eternal and our cultural oppression is dominated by yupster hybrids? Mobilised from Rotherham and gentrified by themselves, Euro - the joint product of Richard Sides and Andrew Munk - was the pathetic thesis of the neu-neutral, bioaesthetix immersion zone.

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