programme from the 12th January

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At Home with the Ludskis (#7) Midnight Mass Edition

December 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

For your Diary  >>>  Sat 12th Jan 2013  >>>  Late Night Multi Disciplinary Art ‘Happening’…  OR Music Art Screening Exhibition Party!   At the RIO Cinema in DALSTON, LONDON, E8 2PB, UK


Saturday 12th Jan 2013

11.30pm  Start – 2.30am finish

£6  >>> Tickets

Bar till 2.30am

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



For a second year we team up with the LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL for our unique Late Night Art Happening.


This 7th Edition of ‘At Home with the Ludskis’ Avant-Garde, plastic art, installation, live music, popcorn, intervention, painting, Total art, Post-contemporary, exhibition, screening, live performance art happening!… will also host two fascinating guest Curators:

Giulia Casalini  (Cuntemporary & One Billion Rising) &  Christine Eyene (with Paul Emmanuel)

And also a choreographer: Charlie George with Dark Island Dance. And as usual Granny Ludski.

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

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

 ‘Your event looks lovely!’  Annie Sprinkle

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

Is it impossible, Granny Ludski asked herself, to bring together artists working in many different disciplines, into one place, for one moment, to produce a meta-happening?This true cross/multi disciplinary approach to Art and exhibition making is totally absent from the British Art scene. Granny wanted to break down boundaries and avoid the herd instinct, and exhibit Art and Performance as varied as the audience and the world.


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

The ARTISTS for ‘At Home with the Ludskis’  (#7):  Midnight Mass Edition

>>>  Paul Emannuel

Curated by Christine Eyene

>>> Juliana Brustik  neju_01

>>>  Mark Flood   Mark Flood

>>>   Chen Xiaoyun

>   Josie McCoy Leeloo_XV

>>>   Ernesto Sarzale

>>>  The Centre of Attention

>Charlie George with  Dark Island Dance

& Svetlana Industries

& Alexandros Papathanasiou

>>> Pedro Reyes

>>> Joe le Tropic Le Tropic

>>> Marcel Duchamp

>>> Linnea Handsender

Gallery The Hands Curated by Linnea Hansander  with Forever Sunset by Anton Alvarez, J.B by Josefin Bergström, Untitled by Hanna Rubin

>>> Sue Frumin


>>> AND  Curated by Giulia Casalini in collaboration with CUNTemporary / ONE BILLION RISING London Art Festival

 Organisational support: Diana Georgiou / Curatorial assistant: Laura Di Nicolantonio


Videos and performances selected in support of One Billion Rising London Art Festival: a global movement to end violence against women and girls.


ALICE TATGE   Shaking is an endurance performance conceived by London-based performer and dancer Alice Tatge. The audience is forced to encounter her body in a state of fragility. This physically demanding act addresses the many bodies that suffer in silence.

AliceBorn in Italy in 1981 to American parents, Alice Tatge’s choreographic work locates itself between dance and performance art/installation. Her interest lies in the phenomenology of sense perception and the possibility of providing interactive/close encounter experiences for audience members, both in theatrical and non-theatrical environments. Her work has been shown at the Waterside Contemporary, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Barbican and ICA; Companies and choreographers she has worked for include: Punchdrunk Theatrical Experiences, Sioned Huws and the Welsh National Theatre, Xavier Le Roy & Mårten Spångberg. Tatge received an MA in Performance at Laban in 2011. Tutor in contemporary dance at Roehampton, and Birkbeck University.

VICTORIA TRINDER makes work that explores visual pleasure by heightening the awareness of the viewer. She uses the body as a conduit to evoke the meditative qualities of the making process and in so doing, questions ones’ control of subjectivity. Trinder has exhibited in the UK and internationally. She is currently studying MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in London.

URSZULA-KLUZ-KNOPEK (1985, Poland) does not call herself a photographer or a video artist or a designer or a performer. She tries to use these fields as instruments for raising complex and controversial issues. Her personal experience of being a ‘late child’ of ageing parents is for her a pretext for bringing up themes of transitoriness and death. Kluz-Knopek admires the intimate dimension of ordinariness and everydayness; she reveres the ‘here and now’, struggling with her own aspiration to understand and even stop the moment, with a simultaneous awareness of the passage of time and fear of an unreliable memory. The sensuality of her works stems from treating eroticism as a condition of existence. Kluz-Knopek talks about her own condition as a mother, partner, lover, daughter, female and brave neo-woman, who struggles with time and with society.

IACOPO ZANON was born in Rome in 1979. While completing a degree in Literature and Cinema at La Sapienza University he worked for three years on various movies as an assistant director to Mimmo Calopresti, Francesca Archibugi jacopoand Nanni Moretti. During these years he also shot and completed the production of two small documentaries and the short-film ‘Siamo in Guerra’ (about the Italian participation in the Kosovo war), ‘Settant’anni di amicizia’ (which involves the friendship of three women who belong to the World War II generation) and ‘Già detta’, which analyses fears and anxieties of the contemporary society. During this time Iacopo Zanon also participated in a workshop conducted by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami in Turin. During this stay he also directed the short film ‘Cento metri piu’ avanti’. He then directed his fourth short film ‘La sua vita’. Zanon then directed ‘Per Elso’ short film (about work-related accidents) and the short comedy ‘François’. Iacopo Zanon collaborates with Pin up film making S.r.l., where he shot the industrial documernary ‘La mia prima parola e’ stata Auto’, the short art video ‘Una pausa nell’opera del nulla’ and ‘Sono qui’ (a documentary about an Italian language school for immigrants). He is currently working on two music videos for the Mamavegas music group.

INGRID BERTHON-MOINEIngrid Berthon-Moine is a French artist currently living and working in London. Her practice employs a variety of media including video, photography, sculpture and text to examine themes relating to gender, technology and personal biography. Her work investigates sexuality and the human body as vehicles for questioning new forms of sexual representation, challenging conventions by merging opposing visual signifiers in order to highlight absurdities and collapse cultural preconceptions.

Music curated by Dana Jade (Clit Rock)
Dana Jade was born on the island of Trinidad, spent her teenage summers in NY, and finally moved to London Town in 2002 to pursue her rock n’ roll ambitions. This unique blend of influences is evident in her music, which Time Out succinctly describes as “Attitudinal, Bluesy, Punk N Roll”. Think Grace Jones in a bar room brawl with Polly Jean Harvey, egged on by the riot grrrls of Olympia, delivered with a post- punk slap to the face! In addition to making music Dana Jade is also the founder of Clit Rock, music events to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

> …. And more Artists on the night to be confirmed.


t: +44 7425 14472

Paul Emmanuel

>HISTORY >>>   The Beautiful Art Deco, Rio Cinema, in the very beating heart of the London Art scene, sees the Ludski’s return to produce a unique exhibition/screening/happening in their ongoing tribute to Clara Ludski. Clara was 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.

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

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’ to make a late night exhibition/screening/happening with as wide a range of artists from different fields, providing startling moving image, surreal musicianship, eerie installation, seductive performance. All the Art Forms that cinema relies on will Be There!

Granny Ludski’ Based in London, UK. is an anonymous curatorial team, led by our own Art World Colonel Sanders, Granny Ludski.

Supported by:

Rio Cinema   /   Happy Ending Productions

house of o’dwyer   /   The Centre of Attention


at home with the Ludskis (#7) Midnight Mass – 12th Jan 2013

December 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

hello from London. Just want to remind you that the Ludskis will be joining forces again with the LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

to bring to the RIO CINEMA in DALSTON London our unique late nite mix of Art & Life


hope you can make it along to the Midnite Mass with me the ‘Archbishop of Art’ Granny Ludski presiding!


big kiss


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October 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

of  At home with the Ludskis

any art, any time, any place…

all the best



granny cam!

January 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Last time At Home with the Ludsis (#3) Winter Garden Edition

To see a little of what happened check out the link below

and the time before


Last Night

January 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

At Home with the Ludskis (#3) The Winter Garden Edition

Thanks to everyone who made it what it was: Amazing!








unknown woman!





The Beast by HANNA RUBIN








Dom Ludski










Angel Rose & Josh Quinton




Sing-a-long-a-GRANNY LUDSKI






Granny Ludski


Ludski line up

December 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

The following will be, At Home with the Ludskis (#3):

Winter Garden Edition

Sat 14th of Jan … 11.30pm – 2.30am…

at London’s RIO Cinema

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part of 9th London Short Film Festival


ANNE PIGALLE presents… ‘Sex and the Last Chantreuse’

Spoken word, film and song.








Calum F. Kerr


Lisa Slominski


Marina Potok


Lex Thomas


PLAZA (Ed Simpson and Oliver Herbert)


Miyuki Kasahara


Nick wild



























all in the presence of … GRANNY LUDSKI


Plus More to be confirmed…

coming soon: Anne Pigalle

December 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

FAO:  press, journalists, writers, critics, curators, agents, gallerists, artists


You are invited to:

At Home with the LudskisWinter Garden Edition (#3)’

VENUE: Rio Cinema,

107 Kingsland High Street, Hackney, London, E8 2PB, UK.

DATE:  Saturday 14th January, 2012, 11.30pm – 3.00am




t: +44 7425 14472

At Home with the Ludskis, Unit 5, 2 Millers Terrace, London, E8 2DP, UK.

Online Booking

London Short Film Festival

‘Please join me for the 3rd Edition of my unique, Avant Garde, plastic art, installation, live music, popcorn, intervention, painting, Total art, Post-contemporary, exhibition, screening, live performance, after party happening. Expect the transcendent! Late bar till 2.30am’

Granny Ludski, Exhibition-maker

Be in no doubt, the debut of a major new addition to the exhibition landscape of East London, if not the world, continues. This is not just another gallery!

This Edition (#3) will be part of the 9th London Short Film Festival.

‘Your event looks lovely!’ Annie Sprinkle

‘FAB event’ Divine David

‘I am inimitable!’ Granny Ludski

 The Artists ‘At Home with the Ludskis’– Winter Garden Edition (#3):  

Anne Pigalle – Harriet Fleuriot – Andy Warhol – The House of O’Dwyer – Dusty Limits – Dalston Underground Studios – Mary Epworth – Ernesto Sarezale – Sue Frumin – Granny Ludski – Future Sound of Clapton: Comadisco – Hanna Rubin – Cátia Sousa – And more

Exhibition-maker Granny Ludski had understood that, a true cross multi disciplinary approach to art and exhibition making/curating was totally absent from the British Art scene.

Is it impossible, Granny Ludski asked herself, to bring together artists working in many different disciplines together, into one place, for one moment, to produce a meta-happening?

Why should it be? As such Granny Ludski and her team are embarked on a constantly scouring of all disciplines of art and creativity, to bring you an art experience that is unpredictable and like nothing else you could experience.

To set an example, Granny Ludski herself will make her first public appearance ‘At Home With The Ludskis’ by introducing her vision and performing her own special talents.

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

Further notes to editors

The Ludskis have returned to The Rio, this old, haunted, Art Deco cinema space, in the very beating heart of the art scene, to produce this unique exhibition event as a tribute to Clara Ludski.

In 1909 a Russian immigrant, Clara Ludski, founded the Kingsland Palace. This was the first electric picture house on the site on which the Rio Cinema now stands in all its distinctive Art Deco glory.

Cinemas of this age and architectural distinction exist as rare hangovers from the MODERNIST era. These pagan temples house our Dreams, our Fears, our Love, our Madness as well as our codes of Honour. Like traditional hallowed places of worship and communion they impart to us a message about how we once lived and how we should live in the future.

‘At Home with the Ludskis’ breaks away from the traditional art exhibition and the typical cinema going experience, to create something startling and thought provoking. It pushes aside the mundane as it embraces the post contemporary with passion, reminding us that Art changes the World.

Ludskis or Nudniks you decide?

  The Ludskis were bored and drained by bogus exhibitions and the banal moving image screenings of cinema and gallery. Forcing people to stand and watch tedious videos seemed mean spirited. We 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 ‘At Home with the Ludskis’ to make a curation of a late night exhibition event in the old haunted cinema in Dalston, Hackney. With a wide range of artists from different fields, providing startling moving image, surreal musicianship, eerie installation, seductive performance, ‘At home with the Ludskis’ will be a truly unique art event.

All Art Forms Will Be There!

‘At Home with the Ludskis’ has an ongoing open submission policy and operate an innovative profit share scheme. So support artists directly and BOOK NOW!

The Ludskis’ is an anonymous curatorial team, fronted by Granny Ludski (the Colonel Sanders of the Art World) based in Shacklewell London, UK.

At Home with the Ludskis’ – Winter Garden Edition (#3).

Artists’ biographies:

At Home With The Ludskis will see a special performance by Anne Pigalle, the last chanteuse, who has been the voice and the face of Chic Bohemia, worked with luminaries and influenced the music and fashion scene of today. She is the ultimate original and remains a mysterious character. We know for sure that, upon her return to England, she has mastered her craft as a multi media artist, and been apointed an honorary member by the College of Pataphysics.

“In the 80’s, Pigalle was asked to play the gamine, but these days, she is too challenging and too versatile an artist for that. Now a painter, photographer and poet, she performs as a kind of anti-chanteuse, offering wilfully uncomftable cabaret. L’ âmérotique examines the difference between erotica and pornography with a mix of electronica and twisted ballads. Sometimes as chilly as Iggy’s Fall in love with me, while Entrez dans la danse seems to both embrace and mock Francophilia.” CHRIS ROBERTS – UNCUT MAGAZINE

“Moody, magnificent, and with a stunning range, Anne Pigalle’s shows transport you to a world of gorgeous sensuality and vanished times. Breathtakingly good.” CHRIS SALEWICZ

“Now the release of L’Amérotica confirms Anne Pigalle as one of our best and most important talents, throughout Anne’s vocals are nothing other than superb.” ” Anne Pigalle, follows up the recent release of her brilliant album, L’Amerotica, with L’âme érotique, a selection of twenty-one erotically charged poems, each with their own musical accompaniment. The poems deal with love, sex, and soul. It’s a fabulous oeuvre, and range from the personal (“You Give Me Asthma”, “Lunch”) through the comic and the Surreal to the sexually explicit (“Saint Orgasm”, “X Amount” and “Erotica de toi”). Throughout is Anne Pigalle’s richly seductive voice that sounds intimate enough to kiss. It’s a fabulous mix, and for fans of the legendary Miss Pigalle, it is a must-have. For first timers, it’s a breathless, arousing and unforgettable introduction.” PAUL GALLAGHER – Dangerous minds.

Harriet Fleuriot is an award-winning filmmaker and performance artist, with specialist experience in online marketing & communication.
Her films have been shown at numerous international film festivals. She has also shown video work at Latitude Festival, the Big Chill Festival, Illuminate Bristol, Hackney Wicked, 2nd Birthday’s Sideshow exhibition and performed live at the Chelsea Arts Club, 93 Feet East on Brick Lane (London) and Liquid Studios in Hackney Wick.

Dusty Limits aka Dorian Black is one of the most noted figures on the ‘new cabaret’ scene, and was described by Time Out London as ‘The Trailblazer’ in its cabaret special edition. He is also a writer, director, deviser and compere. Tonight he will be performing a selection of classic cabaret songs.

Psych soul Chanteuse Mary Epworth’s music calls to mind the lushness of Holland era Beach Boys, the plugged in folk of Fairport Convention and the heavy fuzz of Flower Travellin’ Band. Mary’s harpsicord, synth and harmony laden debut album is now finished and due for release early 2012.

Tagged as “deliciously deviant”, “refreshingly surreal and slightly unsettling”, “pioneering”, “darkly humorous”, “Daliesque”, “talented and entertaining”,Ernesto Sarezale is a poet and performer, currently promoting ‘Velvet Tongue’ London’s erotic literary soirée. His critically acclaimed one-man show “In the name of the flesh” was presented before thriving audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe 2010. Ernesto has performed at a huge variety of poetry, cabaret, stand up and arts events in London, the UK and beyond (New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Barcelona, Madrid…). Erotic Award Winner for Poet of the Year 2010, Ernesto was also a runner-up at the Final of London’s first Male Tournament of Tease, the Central London Farrago Poetry Slam Champion 2006 and the winner of the Farrago Zoo Award for “Best Performance by a poet working in English and another language” in 2007 – among other. His “spine-tingling poetry recital cum performance” is captivating, sexy and disconcerting… even before he starts taking off his clothes.”

House of O’Dwyer is our resident Ludski artist. He’s based in London making films, paintings and photography.

House of O’Dwyer has set out to self consciously examine the philosophical, psychological and symbolic concepts that underpin ideas around Art. What is Art? Where is Art? Why is Art?

Cátia Sousa is a young Portuguese artist based in London, working with short film and photography. She studied Cinema at Universidade da Beira Interior in Portugal. The main focus of her work is the emotional human being that dwells with ordinary life.

Future Sound of Clapton was born on a foggy dark night in the heavily claustrophobic and chemically-charged mist of Hackney marshes. The bastard child of Disco Not Disco, Balearic Techno and Cosmic House DJs, Fumix and Marco, its birth was an “accident” that sparked a string of underground parties in East-London and many, many Monday morning hangovers. “Comadisco”, their disco party in Hackney, East London, has been steadily gaining popularity amongst spaced out geeks and cosmic goddesses since its quiet inception in 2005.

Hanna Rubin is a swedish artist that has been involved in various creative projects in Stockholm, London, Paris and Tokyo.
She has been working in many different fields from making of circus costumes to art directions for showrooms and designing of props and clothes. She started of as an interior designer in 2006, but is now also working as a stylist and costume designer for photoshoots, music videos and TV commercials.
The inspiration for her work comes form beautiful things, ugly things, future, friends and funny shapes.

Supported by: Rio Cinema; 9th London Short Film Festival; Happy Endings Productions


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December 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Sat 14th Jan 2011  11.30- 2.30 am

at the RIO Cinema


thanks to: All the Artists – Dom Ren – Camille Brooks – The Toms – Rio Cinema – Oliver

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