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Stammtisch - A History of ?Ethometric? Instruments
Venue: Port Mahon
82 St. Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AW
Date: Thursday 29th March 2012
Time: 8pm
Price: Free - just turn up!
Details: Join OVADA on the last Thursday of each month for a variety of free events including professional talks, film screenings, performances and discussions that form a series of regular get-togethers for people with an interest in contemporary art.
This month... Feel the force, become one with the electrons: A short history of ?Ethometric? Instruments!

Have you ever wondered how electricity could make you feel happy?
Ray Lee will demonstrate the extraordinary power of Ethometrics, the science of super-electrical re-alignment. Each Ethometric machine emits specific harmonic frequencies and through their precise manipulation the skilled operator can realign your ?super-electrical field?. You will feel happy!

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Stammtisch - Animated Short Films
Venue: Port Mahon
82 St. Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AW
Date: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Time: 8pm
Price: Free - just turn up!
Details: Join OVADA on the last Thursday of each month for a variety of free events including professional talks, film screenings, performances and discussions that form a series of regular get-togethers for people with an interest in contemporary art. This month... we are pleased to present an evening of animated short films by artists at Animation Station in Banbury. The Animation Station is an inclusive animation and digital moving image orgnisation for artists and the community - which aims to engage, excite, and excel in the visual arts in relation to new media. It recently moved from Local Authority to independent status. They have specially selected new and favourite animations and digital moving images for this event which includes work by Toby Till, Clinton Osborne and Suzanne Kennedy.

Performance Evening with Anya Liftig and Tracey Warr
Venue: 14A Osney Lane, Oxford, OX1 1LE
Date: Tuesday 7th February 2012
Time: 6:30pm
Price: Free entry with reserved ticket only
Details: Roves and roams and OVADA present:

An Evening of Performance with live artist Anya Liftig (USA) & arts
theorist Dr Tracey Warr.

Free entry only permitted with ticket reservation. Reserve yours
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OVADA and roves and roams are co-producing an evening of
performance presenting live artist Anya Liftig performing 'Produce/Procreate'.
This event will be one of several as part of Liftig's European tour.

The evening will start with a talk by editor of 'The Artists Body' and 'Live
Art Now' Dr Tracey Warr, who will provide a short critical history of durational
performance and consider its particular resonances now. Notes from the talk will be uploaded here after the talk.
The event will conclude with a Q&A session hosted by the curators.

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ANYA LIFTIG

Liftig has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally
including shows at TATE Modern, Art Basel Miami, Performance Space,
and Center for Performance Research.

Liftig?s performance work addresses themes of self-doubt, failure,
animal/human intimacy cultural hybridization, feminism and physical
comedy. Her piece, ?The Anxiety of Influence,? was a guerilla
intervention into Marina Abramovic?s The Artist is Present Retrospective
at MOMA. Liftig dressed as the elder artist and sat across from her all
day long, locked in a continuous stare for six hours.


TRACEY WARR

Dr Tracey Warr is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory at Oxford
Brookes University. She was previously Guest Professor at Bauhaus
University, Weimar. She has curated and written about a range of
international artists including James Turrell, Marina Abramovic, London
Fieldworks and Marcus Coates. Her publications include The Artist?s
Body (Phaidon, 2000) and contributions to Panic Attack!: Art in the Punk
Years (Merrell/Barbican, 2007) and Art, Lies and Videotape (Tate, 2002).
She recently curated The Culture of Rowing and Swimming in Oxford as
part of the Inspired by London 2012 Olympics programme which
included a wild swim down the Thames by 60 people and artists? rowing
workshops. She is currently curating an artists? residency programme in
a treehouse studio in the Scottish Highlands in collaboration with
London Fieldworks and a river lab project with Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas
at Modern Art Oxford in summer 2012

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This event is kindly supported by DIDCOT PLANT - local specialists in the Hire of Plant and Tools.

Stammtisch - Waterlogged!
Venue: Port Mahon
82 St. Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AW
Date: Thursday 26th January 2012
Time: 8pm
Price: Free - just turn up!
Details: Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a variety of free events including professional talks, film screenings, performances and discussions that form a series of regular get-togethers for people with an interest in contemporary art. This month...

"WATERLOGGED: Artists? Future Aquatic Biomimicry Solutions"

Tracey Warr takes a positive look at a predicted future in which water levels have risen 2-6 feet, causing 640 million climate refugees. But this is not an evening of dystopia. Instead we will look at aquatic mammals, birds, insects, plants and fish to inspire us to imagine liquid living, to find ways to go with the flow, rather than engaging in futile efforts to hold back the water.


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