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  • Tue, 17th Jul 2018 @ 17:30 - 22:30
  • 17:30 - 22:30

Day nine 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 nine ticket or a TF18 Festival pass. Day tickets will be available on the door for £12.

DARC - Transformance

Matthews Yard: Gallery

Transformance is a radical new methodology in how live performance can be experienced, transformed and translated, employing a range of disciplines in an act of imaginative exchange between artist, witness/documenter, and a wider audience. This project aims to foster dynamic collaboration between diverse practices and to engage artists, spectators and researchers with the scope and innovation of performance documentation.

The collective will work with selected Tempting Failure artists prior to the festival in daylong processes of dialogue, performance, documentation and responses from multiple perspectives to the participating artists’ practice. DARC’s response to these practices will culminate into a live multifaceted installation.

This exhibition is FREE

Peter Eason Daniels - Cover Songs: The sound of a Record sleeve  

The Spread Eagle Pub Theatre

Yesterday by the Beatles has been credited as the most re-recorded and released song, by January 1986, 1,600 cover versions had been made. I will be playing the cover of the 45. Creating a document of the record itself. 

Cover Songs: The sound of a record sleeve is a project looking at the relationship between object and sound as well as the process of forming a document. The project itself is the process of playing and recording the sound of 45” record cover or sleeve. Creating a new soundtrack that is intrinsically linked to both the physical record, its artwork and the music on that record. 

Heidi Edström  [ingentinget] - The  Penal  Labour

Matthews Yard: Gallery

A foundation does not have to be expensive to be good, but it is worth investing in. A good foundation is essential to smooth out and conceal irregularities. And then you have something, something to continue to build on, on and on. Cover it up and create new outlines. Stare yourself blind upon the most inconsiderable details, and watch them grow beyond recognition. I’m building a wall between us. To shut me in, to shut you out, in a desperate attempt just to be like everyone else. Soon my nose will be covered by pebbles and maybe it's just as good, because it still smells piss in the town by 1 o’clock in the morning.

Robin Bale - The Mural Crown

The Spread Eagle Pub Theatre

An empty, spotlit space in the centre of the stage. In the shadows around it are some small domestic objects and home-made musical instruments. A large backdrop reads “l’etat, c’est moi” (“I am the state”). A figure is moving in the shadows, wrapped in blanket/robe scrawled with magical sigils and Dadaist graffiti, wearing a crown made in the form of a small castle. He makes small noises – scratching a drum, lightly shaking a maraca. The sounds get louder, words more coherent, snatches of sense emerge and strange instruments are played.

A disconcerting ritual is presented that physically and sonically explores a drastically unstable concept: ‘the Will of the People’. 

The  Palimpsisters  ft.  Tim  Lang,  Professor  of  Food  Policy. - Drowning  not  Waving   

7:30 pm
The Spread Eagle Pub Theatre

A dancer. A soundscapist. A professor of Food Policy. 

A cross channel swimmer’s feet encased in concrete – moving forward with difficulty – incessantly gesturing to the beats of an uplifting late 80’s, early 90’s Acid house soundtrack, interlaced with Professor Tim Lang’s continued discourse on the rise and fall of Britain’s food membership of the European Union over the past fifty years.

A pressing proclamation on Brexit’s effect on the food we consume and the free movement of people across borders. 

A generation of smiley faced ☺ optimists crushed within their lifetime. To the New millennials We can only apologise.

Sad face ☹

Uninvited  Guests  with  Oh,  The  Guilt - Breaking News: Croydon Edition

The Spread Eagle Pub Theatre

We call on people to gather with us in Croydon, to read the day's newspapers together, to speak and to listen. This is what the papers say according to you, the news at The Spread Eagle. This is your chance to get some things off your chest, to have a rant, speak truth to power and really vent your spleen. 

We will be newscasters casting out bad news, and we will exorcise the day’s concerns through the curative power of post-punk noise. 




Ticket Event time Cost
Day nine - ADV ticket 17:30 - 22:30 £10.00



Spread Eagle Pub Theatre, 39-41, Katharine St, Croydon, CR0 1NX

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