24hours in the sky
Previously at the ICA - Events
8 Jul 2017
One long year after ASP2: The Sequel, ASP and the ICA are hosting ASP3: The Third.
ASP3 will, like its predecessors, feature over seventy British and international independent artist self-publishers for the one-day fair. As with the 2015 and 2016 editions, the fair will show artist self-publishers only and will continue to avoid the restrictions and market dominance that affects much of contemporary arts culture. The publications are still the art works: affordable and available, free from the fetters of the institution or gallery, the ideas, images and text are produced and published by artists who understand the restrictions and freedoms of the printed page.
24hours in the sky
In the ICA’s Lower Gallery, ASP3 presents a trio of projects that include live-publishing, improvised music, spoken word and an exhibition of printed matter and related ephemera:
ASP Assembling Project
A collaborative live-publishing project that will compile, produce, print and publish contributions from ASP3 participants for the duration of the event. The publications will be available to purchase on the day.
Music for Self-Publishing
A series of experimental music performances, recordings and audio interventions that will run for the duration of ASP3. Organised by Ruth Angel Edwards with Lord Tusk, it will result in a distinctive audio accompaniment to Nervemeter and the ASP Assembling Project to be 'published' on the ICA site as a downloadable audio file after the event. The day will include readings and performances by Emily Pope, Jasmine Nyende, Cole Denyer and Yorkson.
Ruth Angel Edwards is a multimedia artist whose work explores the communication of ideology through pop culture, drawing from mainstream and subcultural youth movements both past and present. Within these, she looks at the ways audio and visual content are used to manipulate an audience and to disseminate information. Feminism, gender, collectivity and commodification are recurring themes. Hedonism, spectacle and rebellion are deconstructed and re-formed to create communicative and insightful immersive works.
Using video, audio, sculpture, performance and printed media, subcultures are historicised, tracing their trajectories and examining the wider socio-economic environments which give rise to them. Edwards traces the complex symbiotic relationship between the underground and the mainstream, while exposing their failures and flaws as well as any under-celebrated histories and latent positive potential.
Ruth Angel Edwards studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and currently lives and works in London. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally at Arcadia Missa, Auto Italia South East, Tate Modern (London), FACT, Royal Standard (Liverpool), Human Resources, (Los Angeles) and MEYOHAS Gallery, (New York).
Lord Tusk has been producing music since the late 1990s and started DJing in the early 2000s. In 2005 he made his first release, under the alias Kamelion-Crying hands, called ULTAMENTALS 'just missing the vital organs': since then he's released many releases as Lord Tusk on various labels including Apron, Levels, Sounds of Universe/Soul Jazz, On Loop and many more.
In 2014 he started his own label, UltraWaveVisions, and released his debut album Day Trippers which was quickly followed by several more albums under different aliases. Tusk has performed and DJ'ed around the world, performing in countless festivals and social music events. In London he has worked with and curated music soundtracks for many different organisations, including the ICA, NTS and Tate Modern.
Lord Tusk says: I remain dedicated to my sound, never compromising, meaning any project I do, no matter how diverse, my signature sound will be present. My works have explored every type of electronic and dance music under so many pseudonyms that it's sometimes difficult to develop a full picture of the vast scope covered. My prolific and catalytic work in electronic music earned me the established reputation as contemporary music's busiest man.
With my music you’re either going to get in-your-face hard minimal wave, house, techno, tech house or whatever they’re calling it this week, or you’re going to get stuff that’s totally chilled without any beats. The roots of downtempo have been mostly forgotten but I try to keep them alive.
Nervemeter Magazine presents a temporary exhibition, coinciding with ASP3 at the ICA, showcasing the work done by vendors of the magazine. There will be a series of drawings by Aidee, the first ever Nervemeter vendor, Minkie, now a celebrated artist who has recently completed a degree in fine art, and the painter Brandan Quick, a long-time friend of the publication. There will also be readings of written work by vendors periodically throughout the day, including Little Jay's Prison Diary, short fiction and poems by Michael Brady of Peckham, and Aslan's accounts of being a traveler. Nervemeter are also exhibiting a range of ephemera including posters and artwork, as well as notebooks used to gather text material that was later used in various issues of the magazine.
Nervemeter Magazine is sold on the streets by homeless and vulnerably-housed people. Unlike the Big Issue, vendors do not have to buy magazines in advance to sell at a profit, and neither do they have to return any of the money they make selling them. It's free to them and they get to keep any money they make. Nervemeter is composed of work by various artists, as well as quotations curated from a range of sources; they have also been included in a number of exhibitions and events.