ICA ‘Retrospective’

Amazing 4 nights of screenings at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, where I spent part of my youth. It was such a great event, I cant thank the people who organised it enough, as it seemed to mark the end of one stage of work and beginning of another (hopefully!!). It wasn’t really a ‘retrospective’, more a selection of work done so far. But watching clips from the past to the present, it all started to make a strange kind of sense…

Anyway, here is a photo of me and David Gryn of Artprojx, discussing a cross section of my work on the Friday night:

and watching the work onscreen:

Both pics by the wonderful Sarah Lee. David asked questions to keep the night wizzing along, between clips from videos I have made in the past. The evening was unintentionally bookended by clips featuring naked penises (penes?), and the night was sold out. Afterwards we had a bit of a shindig in the bar:

Toby Amies played some great tunes, with a special emphasis on the Cramps.. much to everyone’s delight!

Above pics by courtesy of photography@thevintagedisco.com

As you can see, it was a night of the 1,000 berets…

The following day there was a great screening of ‘The Bruce Lacey Experience’ with Luke Turner of the Quietus helming a chirpy Q and A with me and Jeremy Deller:

and then followed by a couple of days with screenings of ‘The Posters Came from the Walls’. Smashing!

A big thank you to all those who attended… and it looks like we will be doing it all again soon somewhere different…