Topic: Made Possible By Squatting Exhibition is open 9th - 16th Sept -London!
Three floors of amazing archive stuff, new work, films, screenings, talks in a huge awesome building between Aldgate and Shadwell. BTO Our-chive (as below) is in there.
I've been asked to put something together for this exhibition in London in September (DIY, happening in a squatted space etc) called Made Possible By Squatting and I am sure CZ can help.
Part of what i'm showing is an archive of flyers, pictures and memories of twenty all-ages gigs which were called Big Takeover, and that were nearly all in community spaces and/or temporary and squatted spaces, between 2009 - 2012.
I'm really keen to get some audio files (incoherent, rambling, short - all would be great!) of people talking about their memories of any of the following gigs, whether you attended, played or hung out outside! I know the sound of our own voices is well cringe but only exhibition attendees will hear you, and in headphones. Record yourself or your friends on your phone or laptop, and ping it to [email protected], or via Dropbox. Any filetype is fine.
If you don't want to record yourself, written responses (post 'em in this thread if you like!) would also be brilliant, as there's an accompanying zine.
This whole this is about documentation not nostalgia, so the shitty annoying things, crap sets or weird interactions that might have happened are just as valid and important. Please consider sending something over by Sept 1st. That deadline is also the 1 year anniversary of Section 144, and it's highly likely that non-residential squatting will be illegal within a year. If that's a bummer to you, please get involved and be part of this.
Were you at any of these gigs!?
BTO 1: July 10 2009: Logic Problem (North Carolina), Mob Rules, Ironclad, Nowhere Fast, Black Time, Shitty Limits @ Arch 598, London
BTO 2: Sept 19 2009: Vogue (Holland) , Moat, Guilty Parents, Black Mamba Beat, Sex Dungeon @ Rampart Social Centre, Whitechapel
BTO 3: Oct 30th 2009: Social Circkle (Boston, MA) , The Wankys, Methodist Centre, Skiplickers, The Sceptres @ Office on Lower Clapton Road
BTO 4: April 7th 2010: Facel Vega, The Sceptres, The Love Triangle, Flats, Bird Calls @ 195 Mare Street, Hackney
BTO 5: April 23rd 2010: Deal with It, Nowhere Fast, Ark of the Covenant, Clean Slate (Tremors) @ 195 Mare Street, Hackney
BTO 6: May 13th 2010: Canadian Rifle (Chicago), No Slogan, Only Fumes and Corpses, The Human Race, Wake Up Dead @ The Drop, Hackney
BTO 7: June 9th 2010: Total abuse, Diet Pills, Woolf, @ Netil House, Hackney (this show got shut down but it still counts!)
BTO 8: July 10th 2010: Punch (California), Comadre, Hammers,Etai Keshiki, Can’t Relate @ Ratstar, Camberwell
BTO 9: July 17th 2010: The Haxan Cloak, Love Triangle, Black Mamba Beat, Roof of Hayward Gallery
BTO 10; July 31st 2010: Glam (Spain), Hygiene, Saturday’s Kids, The Lowest Form @ Ratstar, Camberwell
BTO 11: August 31st 2010: Urban Blight (Canada), Pettybone, Ripped to Shreds, The Hard Way, The Shitty Limits @ Ratstar, Camberwell
BTO 12: Sat October 9th, 2010: Coke Bust (USA), Abolition, Hoogswater, Joshua’s Song, Threshold community centre, Hackney
BTO 13: October 30th, 2010: Straight Jacket Nation (Australia), Mob Rules, No @ Woodmill Warehouse, Bermondsey
BTO 14: November 11th 2010, Warning/Warning (France), Contort, Woolf, Good Wife @ Railway Arch, Bethnal Green
BTO 15: December 11th 2010: Deal with it, Harbour, Hygiene, The Sceptres, Amateur Video on a Boat on the Thames
BTO 16: July 1st, 2011: Thou (New Orleans) Moloch, The Haxan Cloak, Diet Pills, The Old Fire Station, Stoke Newington
BTO 17: October 14th 2011: Inservibles (Mexico), Nekromantiker, The Injections @ Oliver House, Old Street
BTO 18: December 7th 2011: Total Control (Australia), Satellites of Love, Yola Fatoush, Good Throb @ Oliver House, Old Street
BTO 19; Saturday 31st March 2012: Facel Vega, Woolf, Loveover, No, at Brixton Community Base
BTO 20: Friday 29th June 2012: Black Time, Hygiene, Sauna Youth, City Yelps, Quango, @ The Others, Stoke Newington