#aroundmidnight May25 2019 – the Ludskis 15 #Live #music #art #film #performance #latenite #RioCinema# Hackney

May 12, 2019 § Leave a comment

Join me for Sublimated Secrets – of At Home with the Ludskis (Edition 15)

At Home with the Ludskis on facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1158519564329225/

Saturday 25th of May 2019
11.30pm - 1.45am
£10 earlybird + complimentary drink

Get your early bird tickets here >



Shaun Caton – Samuel Beckett – Winnie the Pouf
Mika Hockman – DamnDirtyDuke – David Richter
Dalston Ballet – Hamauchater – Tim Stevens
Kerry Baldry – Marcus Davidson & Kam Wan
Marcus Liversedge – Anna Neil – Dan Allen
and Hayley Holden more tbc


To be considered for the August edition (no.16) of At Home with the Ludski’s please e-mail proposals to Babushka at – theludskis @ gmail.com

more info here – http://www.houseofodwyer.co/ludskis


What the **** was that! Previously At Home with the Ludskis. (no13) https://vimeo.com/133138064 #Art #film #performance #screening

July 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

The Dissident Edition, Thanks to all the Artists and Performers:
Roger Ballen, Francesco Vezzoli, George Kuchar,

Max Hattler, House of O’Dwyer, David Sherry,

Doug Fishbone, Frida Yngstrom, Paul Kindersley,

Claudia Palazzo, Juliana Brustik, Declan Jenkins,

Sue Frumin, Loulou Reloulou, #Meg&Mapes

Thanks to Rio Cinema, thecentreofattention.org.


No 14, the Supernormal edition of At with the Ludskis



Fantastic Artists, Wonderful Audience, @RioCinema and my team for #Ludskis13. #GrannyLudski Thanks You!

December 2, 2014 § Leave a comment


The 13th edition saw live work from:

Frida Yngstrom     https://www.facebook.com/friday1

Paul Kindersley    https://www.facebook.com/paulkindersley


Claudia Palazzo   https://www.facebook.com/claudia.palazzo.520


Juliana Brustik  http://julianabrustik-dance.com


Declan Jenkins

Sue frumin

and on the big screen works from…AIMA8.tif

Roger Ballen


Max Hattler


Loulou Reloulou


Doug Fishbone


house of o’dwyer

David Sherry


Francesco Vezzoli




The 14th Edition of the Ludski unique melding of Video Art and Live Performance is in production for 2015.

Send proposals / links to Curator Granny Ludski.

Like me here:   https://www.facebook.com/AtHomeWithTheLudskis

Artists for the 13th Edition of #AtHomewiththeLudskis #Art #Film #Performance

November 9, 2014 § 1 Comment

The Dissident Edition On Saturday Night 15th of November at the old Rio Cinema in Hackney


Join me and… Roger Ballen – George Kuchar – Francesco Vezzoli – Doug Fishbone – David Sherry – Max Hattler – Frida Yngström – Meg Mosley & Sarah Maple – Loulou Reloulou – House of O’Dwyer – Declan Jenkins – Cassette Boy – Paul Kindersley – Claudia Palazzo – Juliana Brustik – Sue frumin  (& more tbc)…for Art Film and Live Performance

LikeInviteShare: https://www.facebook.com/events/640499182736471David-Sherry-1-400x300

#theLudskis on twitter https://twitter.com/GrannyLudski



Coming soon – At Home with the Ludskis (no 12) at Wysing Art Centre…

August 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

Screening of Artists Moving Image old and new.

0(image: Laura Parnes)

The Wysing Edition of At Home with the Ludskis no. 12 will be part of the 5th Space Time Festival at Wysing Art Centre, 30th August 2014


Artists included in screening programme:

Pipilotti Rist,   Babette Mangolte,   Trisha Brown

Zina Saro-Wiwa,   house of o’dwyer,   Laura Parnes

Meg Mosley,   Sarah Maple,   Ross McClure

Ingrid Berthon-Moine,  Jodi.org,   Qila Gill

Charlotte Morman,   Nam June Paik,   Fred Stern

Ursula Mann,   Susanne Oberbeck,   Eva-Marie Elg

Sonic Youth





At home with the Ludskis… no.11 Twisted Sister Edition @RioCinema Moving image art, Live Art, Music

February 23, 2014 § 1 Comment

Artists for No.11 Twisted Sister Edition March 2014 at the Rio Cinema. Artists+Performers+Music Makers we need you!

https://www.facebook.com/AtHomeWithTheLudskis – LIKE me now https://twitter.com/GrannyLudski‎ – FOLLOW me there [https://www.facebook.com/groups/557318490982456/ –  JOIN me now.


William S. Burroughs
Genius Art Maverick


Harold Offeh
Artist – http://haroldoffeh.com/Bio

image missa blue

Missa Blue
Performance Artist – http://www.missablue.net

Bim Malcomson
Artist – Trinity Laban


Antonio de la Fe
Artist – http://www.antoniodelafe.com/#!__home/about


house of o’dwyer
Artist, Film-maker, Curator


Singer / songwriter – https://www.facebook.com/skopje.etherealacoustic


Pete Inkpen
Artist /Film maker – http://peteinkpen.wordpress.com/about/


Maciej Mariusz Miskiewicz
Composer – https://www.facebook.com/maciej.m.miskiewicz


Liv Fontaine & Tom Cameron
Artists – http://www.accent-magazine.com/issue4/Liv-Fontaine


Lily Smith
Artist – http://www.ideastap.com/People/lilysmith


Jack Bodimeade
Artist – https://www.facebook.com/jack.bodimeade.7

ft. BADFOOD – http://badfoodstatement.tumblr.com

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Loulou Reloulou
fashion as erotic game, invitation to performance art play http://www.louloureloulou.com/


Dinu Bodiciu

Designer – http://www.design42day.com/news/fashion/30590/dinu-bodiciu

+ Alisa Boanata

Film maker – https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.boanta.7?fref=ts


Sue Frumin
Performer / Film maker – https://www.facebook.com/sue.frumin

and more… curated by Granny Ludski

See you on Saturday x

Moving Image Artists on the big screen + Performances! #AThomeWITHtheLUDSKIS 10th edition ROMANTIC MALADY

November 20, 2013 § Leave a comment

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A r t i s t s   A t  H o m e  w i t h  t h e  L u d s k i s



Julie Marsh  |  Nam June Paik  |  house of o’dwyer  |  Ming Wong  |  Chris Burden  | Riyuichi Sakamoto  |  Basim Magdy  |  Maciej Mariusz Miskiewicz  |  Oliver de Sagazan  |  Nam June Paik  |  Frans Zwarties  |  Andy Warhol  |  Mario Montez  |  Edie Sedgwick  |  Nico  |  Olaf Breuning  |  Michael Clark  |  Leigh Bowery  |   Charles Atlas  |  Flange Zoo  |  Sue Frumin  |  Disinformation  |  Meg Mosley,  Sarah Maples  &  Ross McClure  |  Jenny Holzer  |

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A t   H o m e   w i t h   t h e   L u d s k i s      N o .  1 0

R o m a n t I c   M a l a d y   E d I t I o n

curated by Granny Ludski

‘A truly alternative happening at this Dalston cinema space….’        Time Out







Not that Romantic stooopid! Romanticism! Ahhh! The nihilistic adolescent apocalyptic fantasy. Romanticism! the un-dead impossible to destroy wading in blood for abstract principles stoking a blood lust that could never be sated… God bothers truth deniers their kingdom on earth has come and gone the horror the horror and yet… they multiply and false prophecise  and sanctify zombic grooming of the gullible. We don’t want another sermon, we want a song , a song to dance to, a dance for the new enlightenment.








OLIVER DE SAGAZAN – Performance for camera 2008

Thanks to all the Artists selected for At Home with the Ludskis No.10

 Romantic Malady.

If you missed this one  No.11 will be in Feburary 2014.



Thanks to our sponsors: 

Arts Council of England / Rio Cinema / The Centre of Attention




For their kind support and encouragement Granny Ludski thanks all the Artists for donating time, resources and support for the realisation of this 10th Edition.

 ‘Granny Ludski… the Colonel Sanders of the Art World.’ – Tema Celeste

Image in motion, Retrieving lost treasures, Premiering new work. The Gallery is Dead! Artists screening, performance, installation, happening and private view, all in one.







Thanks to F.O.H staff at the Rio Cinema & Owen, Nora, Max, Charles R

and special thanks to house of o’dwyer

Dom R, Kendell, Pierre C, Qila and Sue Frumin.





Flange Zoo 2 by CofA

FLANGE  ZOO – Performance

Granny Ludski by CofA


If you would like to get involved in whatever way contact theludskis @ gmail . com

photography by thecentreofattention.org

¶  Ludskis Publishing   © 2013

‘From dada to grandma…the beat goes on…’  

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Follow the Curator on twitter @GrannyLudski



Artist line up for next Ludski Night at Rio CinemaAndy Warhol / Jenny Holzer / Nam June Paik / Chris Burden / Frans Zwartjes / Olivier de Sagazan / Basim Magdy / Ming Wong / Olaf Breuning / Mario Montez / Disinformation / Loulou Reloulou / Meg Mosley / Baby Lame / Jose Campos / Julie Marsh / house of o’dwyer / Trixie Malixie /

October 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

Granny Ludski  invites you to  Screening of Artists Films

& Live Performance & More

At  Home  with  the  Ludskis      (no. 10)     Romantic   Malady   Edition

Venue:  RIO Cinema, Kingsland High St.  DALSTON, LONDON, E8 2PB, UK


Saturday 9th of Nov 2013

11.30 pm – 2.00 am    /    £6.50      /    After party till 2.30am

> Late Night Cross Platform Multi Disciplinary Art ‘Happening’ with focus on moving image and the big screen & Performance.

> ‘Expect a totally surreal, totally bonkers happening across a variety of artistic platforms.  Time Out

> info contact: theludskis@gmail.com

Avant-Garde, plastic art, installation, live music, popcorn, intervention, painting, Total art, Post-contemporary, exhibition, screening, live performance happening!


Curated by Granny Ludski.

Bringing together Artists from all over the world, at all career stages and levels of fame and from as many creative fields as possible, to create an evening of Avant Garde Art for the Movie House Screen and the Post Contemporary Age

ARTISTS dead, alive, international, local, above and beyond

Andy Warhol  /   Jenny Holzer  /  Nam June Paik  /

Chris Burden  /  Frans Zwartjes  /  Olivier de Sagazan  /

Basim Magdy  /  Ming Wong  /  Olaf Breuning  /

Mario Montez  /  Disinformation  /   Loulou Reloulou /

Meg Mosley  /  Baby Lame  /  Jose Campos  /

Julie Marsh  /  house of o’dwyer  /  Trixie Malixie  /

‘A truly alternative happening at this Dalston cinema space.’  Time Out

‘At Home with the Ludskis’ breaks away from exhibition tradition to explore an art gallery / cinema hybrid that aims to at a communal experience of Art that is thought-provoking, visually stimulating and emotionally involving. The pedestrian and mundane is pushed aside to passionately embrace the Post-Contemporary.

‘Your event looks lovely!’ Annie Sprinkle

Andy Warhol

was a highly prolific filmmaker. On the big screen we will show a number of screen tests and Mario Montez collaboration.

Jenny Holzer

was the first woman to represent the United States in the Venice Biennale in 1990 and for her pavilion she was awarded the Golden Lion that year.

Nam June Paik

is considered to be the founder of video art. He is a major influence on late 20th-century art and continue to inspire a new generation of artists.

Chris Burden

work is characterized by the idea that the truly important, viable art of the future would not be with objects; the things that you could simply sell and hang on your wall.  Instead art would be ephemeral and address political, social, environmental and technological change. Burden, with his shockingly simple, unforgettable, “here and now” performances shook the conventional art world and took this new art form to its extreme.

Frans Zwartjes

is a very peculiar, extraordinary filmmaker. His film all seem to exist completely disconnected from the real world. Power games; hysteria, psychosis and cruelty are among his regular themes. The oeuvre of Zwartjes, once called “the most important experimental filmmaker of his time” by American essayist Susan Sontag.

Mario Montez

In March 2010 Montez was honored by Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race: Mario is considered one of the most gifted performers of the underground period.

Basim Magdy

The work of Egyptian artist Basim Magdy uses video, painting, slide projection and installation to examine war, information systems, scientific theories and the visual vocabulary of mass media. Positioning notions of progress within systems of humour and doubt, his work is marked by paradox and shifts between demolition and renewal, ruins and reconstruction.

Ming Wong

In his videos and installations, the Berlin-based Singaporean artist Ming Wong explores the intersections of language, identity and performance.

Olivier de Sagazan

is a French artist who uses his body as a canvas in his riveting, sometimes disturbing performance art videos.

Olaf Breuning

as an artist and a person is refreshing, his work is incredibly honest and unfailingly joyous, reflecting the fact that he truly could not be doing anything but making art. His creative process is his life force and it shows. Born in Switzerland, Olaf now lives and works in New York working between film, photography, installation, sculpture, drawing or what ever medium excites him.


core repertoire consists of DJ sets, sound installations, concerts and lectures based on the creative potential of electrical noise from lightning, solar-magnetic storms, live mains electricity, Information Technology and industrial hardware, and forms of “artificial lightning” such as flash, strobe and welding systems.

Meg Mosely

Performer, film-maker, bringing her A-game to a fierce launch of her new perfume.


Julie Marsh

is a UK based documentary filmmaker and research student at London College of Communication, UAL. Her films addressing notions of place have tended to concentrate upon the social, geographical or political relationship to place.    http://julie-marsh.co.uk/

Loulou Reloulou

turns fashion into an erotic game. Her label isn’t so much a fashion line as a invitation to performance art play: she turns out huge, oversized clothes that have space for two, three – even four.


Jose Campos

Trixie Malixie

Baby Lame

Sue Frumin

Performer Writer Film-maker based in London.

The House of O’Dwyer

Artist, Film-maker, Writer & Curator working restlessly with curiosity.


‘Brilliant! Such an incredible use of the cinema! Amazing atmosphere, amazing happenings – loved seeing the Rio filled with wildness.’

Charlie Phillips, Sheffield Doc Fest

Granny Ludski invites you to ….

July 3, 2013 § 1 Comment


Granny Ludski invites you to:

At Home with the Ludskis  (no.9)  Voyage & Return Edition

Screening of Artists Films & performance & more

> Venue:  RIO Cinema, DALSTON, LONDON, E8 2PB, UK

Saturday 27th JULY 2013

11.30pm  Start – 2.30am finish

Bar till 2.30am


  • Late Night Cross Platform Multi Disciplinary Art ‘Happening’ with focus on moving image and the big screen & Performance
  • ‘Expect a totally surreal, totally bonkers happening across a variety of artistic platforms.  Time Out
  • contact: theludskis@gmail.com

Edition 9 of ‘At Home with the Ludskis’ Avant-Garde, plastic art, installation, live music, popcorn, intervention, painting, Total art, Post-contemporary, exhibition, screening, live performance happening!… curated by Granny Ludski.

Bringing together Artists from all over the world, at all career stages and levels of fame and from as many creative fields as possible to create Avant Garde Art for the Cinema!

‘At Home with the Ludskis’ this July will be Artists:

Doug Aitken

Ryoji Ikeda  / Loulou Reloulou

Cory Archangel / Makiko Watanabe

William Wegman / Kei Ishikawa

Aymeric Ayral /  Joelle Taylor

The House of O’Dwyer /  Pipilotti Rist

Stefan Holderlein /  Shali Liu

Moreno Solinas /  Emie Elg

Meg Mosley /  Yoko Ono

Eleanor Clare & Kam Wan

Sue Frumin

and more…

Curated by Granny Ludski

‘At Home with the Ludskis’ breaks away from exhibition tradition to explore an art gallery / cinema hybrid that aims to at a communal experience of Art that is thought-provoking, visually stimulating and emotionally involving. The pedestrian and mundane is pushed aside to passionately embrace the Post-Contemporary.

‘Your event looks lovely!’ Annie Sprinkle

‘A truly alternative happening at this Dalston cinema space.’  Time Out

Doug Aitken

Widely known for his innovative fine art installations, Doug Aitken is at the frontier of 21st century communication. Utilizing a wide array of media and artistic approaches, Aitken’s eye leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.

Ryoji Ikeda

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.

Cory Arcangel

is a computer artist whose work is concerned with technology’s relationship to culture and the creative process. He is a founding member of BEIGE, a group of computer programmers and enthusiasts who recycle obsolete computers and video game systems to make art and music, and a member of RSG (Radical Software Group).

William Wegman

By the early 70s, Wegman’s work was being exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. In addition to solo shows with Sonnabend Gallery in Paris and New York, Situation Gallery in London and Konrad Fisher Gallery in Dusseldorf , his work was included in such seminal exhibitions as “When Attitudes Become Form,” and “Documenta V” and regularly featured in Interfunktionen, Artforum and Avalanche.

Pipilotti Rist

As an Artist she’s danced topless to the Beatles, made a chandelier from pants and filmed inside the human body.

Yoko Ono (オノ・ヨーコ )

artist and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking and for her marriage to John Lennon (1969–1980). Ono brought feminism to the forefront in her music. Lennon called her “the most famous unknown artist in the world.

Stefan Holderlein

is a video and installation artist based in Germany who collects objects, people, sounds and themes. For Hoderlein, the future means loss of things past, and this is part of his motivation for saving items from his life. http://www.warhol.org/edu_additional.aspx?id=7030

Moreno Solinas

has worked as a performer with Bonachela Dance Company (The Land of Yes and The Land of No, apprentice), DV8 Physical Theatre (restaging of To Be Straight With You), Stan Won’t Dance (creation and touring of Babel) and Earthfall (creation and touring of The Factory).Since 2007 he has created dance works in collaboration with Igor Urzelai. Moreno and Igor are amongst the founding members of BLOOM! Dance Collective,

Loulou Reloulou

performer /designer aka Lisiane Brunet is from Paris, lives in London and makes the most incredible garments. They are hard to describe but the idea is a sort of loose garment with different sleeves and neck holes incorporated. You are meant to share them with one or several people.

Kei Ishikawa

Butoh dancer…. crazy about classical ballet from when she was 4 years old until she met Daisuke Yoshimoto, Butoh master, when she was 21. She has performed in Japan and overseas as a solo and part of TENKU YORAN dance company.

Joelle Taylor

began performing as a solo poet after her band lost interest in themselves half way through a song. Never one to be described as observant, Joelle continued speaking over a non-existent backing track – and her spoken word career was born. She was 17 at the time, and by the end of the gig had procured an anarchic manager who quickly set her up to support the Pogues on tour.

Eleanor Clare & Kam Wan

Performer Singer Film-maker:  ‘the Baroque never offers us perfection or fulfilment, or the static calm of being, only the unrest of change and the tension of transience.’ Heinrich Wolffiln


Meg Mosley

Performer film-maker bringing her A-game to a fierce launch of her #partofme lip-sync music video. Megastar’s reality tv show #mylife, is currently showing at Jerwood Visual Arts Project Space. www.megmosley.co.uk

Aymeric Ayral

Film-maker based in France. 2013 MASTER 2 Ecole supérieure d’AudioVisuel – Toulouse

Shali Liu

Sound Artist based in London


The House of O’Dwyer

Artist, Film-maker, Writer & Curator.


Emie Elg

Swedish Artist & Film-maker

Makikio Watanabe

is an Art Event Creator based in Tokyo and London.

Sue Frumin

Performer Writer Film-maker based in London.

‘Brilliant! Such an incredible use of the cinema! Amazing atmosphere, amazing happenings – loved seeing the Rio filled with wildness.’ Charlie Phillips, Sheffield Doc Fest

Is it impossible, Curator Granny Ludski asked herself, to bring together artists working in many different disciplines, into one place, for one moment, to produce a meta-happening? A true cross/multi disciplinary approach to Art and exhibition making is totally absent from the British Art scene. Granny Ludski smashes boundaries and avoids the herd to bring work as varied and complex as the audience and the world itself.

An intriguing event that smashes pigeonholes with risky ideas. If there’s no future for that, there’s no future for anything.     Alex Chappel

‘The saturated landscape of art, installations, performance and even fashion in the East London makes it easy to be dismissive, yet there’s something about the Ludskis that suggests it should be taken a little more seriously than the rest. The avant-garde late night exhibition combines a number of mediums – from screenings to live music – and celebrates the rich history of the Dalston Rio’s roots in Modernism. It might just be something people will be talking about for a while…’         Thrill City London

‘…from dada to grandma the beat goes on…’     Granny Ludski

Supported by Arts Council England

Rio Cinema / Happy Ending Productions / the house of o’dwyer / The Centre of Attention

e: theludskis@gmail.com

t: +44 7425 14472







Notes to Editors

History >>> the Ludskis return to the Beautiful Art Deco, Rio Cinema, in the very beating heart of the London Scene, to produce a unique exhibition/screening/happening in their ongoing tribute to Clara Ludski, a Russian immigrant, who in 1909 founded the KINGSLAND PALACE, the first electric picture house on the site on which the Rio Cinema now stands.

Like traditional hallowed places of worship and communion they impart to us a message about how we once lived and how we might live. This pagan temple is a shrine to our collective Dreams, Fears, Loves, Madness and codes of Honour.

Bored and drained by bogus exhibitions and the banal moving image screenings of cinema and gallery, Granny Ludski wanted something more vital, with quality, depth and imagination. We found ourselves in direct conflict with the academic style and scholastic didacticism of Art Academy, Gallery, Museum and Biennale. This led to the creation of ‘At Home with the Ludskis’ and the production of a late night exhibition/screening/happening with as wide a range of artists from different fields, providing, eerie installation, seductive performance, startling moving image, surreal musicianship. All the Art Forms that Cinema relies on will Be There!

for your Diary: 27th JULY – At Home with the Ludskis (no9) Voyage & Return

June 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

A t  H o m e   w i t h   t h e   L u d s k i s     (No. 9)

V o y a g e   &   R e t u r n

 Curated by Granny Ludski

Sat 27th July 2013

  Screening             Performance            Happening

Rio Cinema  

Kingsland High St,

Dalston, Hackney, London UK

11.30pm – 2.30am

£6.50 one way

    late nite lock in of Art

Artists from around the world:

Doug Aitken / Ryoji Ikeda / Aymeric Ayral / Cory Arcangel

the house of o’dwyer / Sue Frumin / William Wegman

Kei Ishikawa / Emie Elg / Loulou Reloulou / Pipilotti Rist / Yoko Ono

Meg Mosley / Makiko Watanabe / Joelle Taylor 

Stefan Hoderlein / Shali Liu / Moreno Solinas

Eleanor Clare & Kam Wan 


 ‘from dada to grandma ma ma ma, the best goes on’




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