TF18 Day three events

TF18 Day three events

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Wednesday 11 July 2018
12:00 - 21:30
Tickets from £12
Festival, Live Music, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts

Day three of TF18

Running from 9th - 22nd July, Tempting Failure 2018 brings an international programme of noise and performance art to Croydon, South London.

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Attend this event with a TF18 Day three ticket or a TF18 Festival pass. Day tickets will be available on the door for £15.

Yoga in Black

Matthews Yard: Lounge

As part of TF18's intention to promote mental wellbeing, Yoga in Black offers Dru yoga sessions with a metal,  gothic, drone, doomjazz, dark ambient twist. Expect big sound, sound teachings: a workout for your mind, body and ears. It will be intense, magickal and fun!

Morning sessions are free to TF18 day ticket and festival pass holders, or on a pay-what-you-can donation basis.

Kieran Wakeman - Festering Under Tortured Skin

Matthews Yard: Gallery

Wakeman will be exhibiting a series of photographs/photo manipulations titled ‘Festering under Tortured Skin.’  The title relates to my struggles with Anxiety and Depression and are all self-portraits. Creating artwork for me has always acted as escapism from my depression and it’s also been a way for me to take these feelings that build up inside myself and to make them into something tangible that I can see, which from a young age helped by acting as a coping mechanism.

This exhibition is FREE.

Katarina Rasic - Memory traces on the skin

Matthews Yard: Gallery

What is a scar? Is it an experience or a memory? Does it transform us? Trying to capture the fragility of our memories, Rasic will examine the idea of the scar, both physically and mentally. Using the permanency of the tattoo and impermanency of scents combined in a ritualistic practice, Rasic invites visitors to mark her skin. Each mark will connect with another, forming a continuous line around her waist.   

Richard James Hall - AUTOS/FLECTIONS

The Front Room

The performer stands in a room, windows at the side.
Walking to the windows, the performer grabs a handful of lipsticks.
As they arrive at the window, they see their reflection.
As the performer applies their lipstick, a disembodied voice emerges.
As the voice begins its dialogue, performer and reflection kiss.
As the dialogue continues, so does the act of kissing.
As time passes, lipstick colours both lips, body and glass.
The disembodied voice. The body present. The reflection of body.
All being fragments of AUTOS in a state of reflection.


The Front Room

luxul’s performances utilise an electric viola, a smorgasbord of effects pedals and the artist’s voice to create a meditative, cacophonous and often chaotic output that is ritualistic and primal.

One of the key underlying principles of the whole endeavour is that nothing is utilised as it should be. The viola is beaten, scratched, abused but seldom ever “played”. It serves frequently simply as a microphone to amplify a voice which is screamed, roared and growled.  Each performance is improvised and created from scratch often with minimal forethought, relying primarily on the feel of the moment and atmosphere of the location.

Clive Henry and Yol - Strobed

The Front Room

short small performances in confined spaces - limited audience - total darkness - we cant see them they cant see us - or each other - until strobe light bursts triggered by noise bursts - stop start loud noise - EVERYTHING IS FRACTURED

This performance is for a small audience and will run for 10 minutes at a time.

Mother Disorder - Crystalline

The Front Room

As a response to societal pressures to be functional when neurodiverse and consequently the process of therapy for mental disorders, Crystalline questions adaptive and maladaptive trait definitions. In an environment where the value of a person is entwined with productivity and permitted mindsets are homogenised to fit within a capitalist framework, therapy can be a sanctuary; a release from life-altering attributes and an opportunity to become a part of a world that was previously inaccessible. However, are these attributes deemed inherently negative due their counter-productivity worthy of such deep personal change? Relief from the pains of mental disorders is paramount but who decides the benchmark of recovery? In Crystalline quartz crystals become an avatar to traits; alien yet organic, pointed yet static, a subject of beauty and of horror.  

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Matthews Yard & The Front Room Various locations, Croydon, CR0 1YL


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Tempting Failure

TF18 - BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART & NOISE 9th - 22nd July - Exclusive to Central Croydon, London Many moons ago, Croydon was famed for its performance spaces. The Davis, Empire, Grand and Warehouse Theatres are all sadly ghosts of the past these days, but fear not my friends, for Croydon is very much alive and kicking with more arts festivals and theatre than you can shake a stick at...and now, we have TF18; performance and noise art festival, returning this summer too. - Croydonist A showcase of over 70 artists representing 20 different countries comes to Croydon this July, each responding to the provocation of fractured bodies.  Join a multitude of events, performances, talks and more. Taking place in a host of venues including: Matthews Yard The Front Room Turf Projects The Spread Eagle Theatre Braithwaite Hall David Lean Cinema Croydon Council Chamber.   Find out more via: Schedule 9th July Shawn EscarcigaMehmet Sander 10th July Yoga in Black Kieran WakemanNiko RaesNicole Murmann 11th July Yoga in Black Kieran WakemanKatarina RasicRichard James HallluxulClive Henry and YolMother Disorder 12th July Yoga in Black Kieran WakemanArianna FerrariAshley- Louise McNaughtonSarah GlassErika Bülle 13th July Yoga in Black Kieran WakemanNatalie WeardenJoseph Morgan-SchofieldDale CornishMarie SégolèneJoseph RavenLeif Elggren 14th July Sebastian H-W Dale CornishMoa JohanssonManson XMowgli & the slate pipe banjo draggers Penelope Koliopoulou 15th July Sebastian H-W Dale CornishAngela BartramLizzie MastertonHermann Nitsch 16th July Amy Kingsmill Hermann Nitsch Nathaniel Wyrick 17th July DARCPeter Eason DanielsHeidi Edström [ingentinget]Robin BaleThe Palimpsisters ft. Tim LangUninvited Guests w/ Oh, The Guilt  18th July DARCAdam York Gregory & Gillian Jane LeesLori BaldwinANERHLOD - LEIBNIZ  19th July DARCRiver LinSarah DavisKUBOVPablo PakulaCOLDSORERocio Boliver/Thibault Delférière 20th July DARCJames JohnsonRiver Lin Thomas & Devaki MusicSarah DavisHollie Miller w/ Craig ScottLena ChenKajoli IlojakFrancesca FiniDave Phillips 21st July Orinta PranaitytėRiver LinDARCInstant Dissidence w/Young RootsNatalie RamusFrauke Requardt and Daniel OliverSarah DavisSelina BonelliHeather SincavageWeeks & WhitfordAleks SlotaJeffrey ByrdPETER BARENHermann Nitsch 22nd July Instant Dissidence w/Young RootsSecret TF18 closing party

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