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
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U! yeah U! The Ludskis request your attendance 4 ‘At Home with the Ludskis 13’ at Rio Cinema: The Dissident Edition
October 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
Join us as the spell goes for something old something new something borrowed something blue…
Here’s what happened last time at the Rio Cinema.
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September 10, 2014 § 1 Comment
August 26, 2014 § Leave a comment
Screening of Artists Moving Image old and new.
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
Didn’t make it to the March Edition (no.11) of At Home with the Ludskis? Well here are some highlights https://vimeo.com/103461777
August 19, 2014 § Leave a comment
The Twisted Sister Edition
with over 30 artists including, including: William S. Burroughs, Harold Offeh, house of o’dwyer, Loulou Reloulou, Alisa Boanta, Dinu Bodiciu, Missa Blue, Pete Inkpen, BADFOOD, Jack Bodimeade, Skopje, Lilly Smith, Tatsumi Hijikata, Tom Cameron, Liv Fontaine, Antonio de la Fe, Sue Frumin, Granny Ludski and more
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March 5, 2014 § 2 Comments
If you have any questions or comments or just want me to look at a link, get in touch.
Many thanks – here are my questions – it would be really great to have your responses to all or any of them! If possible, it would be good to have any answers sometime tomorrow (Thursday) – sorry for the short notice! Thanks again!
Who are the Ludskis?
The Ludskis are my pretend family of Artists and performers and technicians. We take over the Rio Cinema for a night every three months and invite those interested in Artist’s moving image and Performance for a drink or two.
How were the Ludski events born and what made you want to help organise them?
I wanted to see Artists moving image work on the big screen And I wanted to give a platform to all the constituent elements that go in to making a film: script, sound, performance and even hair and make-up. I wanted to bring all art forms together at one time like a film does.
What does Clara Ludski, and her legacy, mean to you?
As her granddaughter I am her legacy!
Do you think the Rio is haunted by the ghost of Clara Ludski?
I think there is the ghost cat! And people talk of an evil malevolent presence; they say is the ghost of an old projectionist!
What does the Rio cinema mean to you personally?
I see it as a sacred site dedicated to the moving image for over 100 years. It is a pagan temple to moving image, where people can come to commune and have a shared experience in contrast to our increasingly atomized society.
I hope there is always a temple to moving image on this site. It is also in the heart of a very creative district and hope to reflect that rather than just showing the productions of big corporations and American imports.
Could “At Home with the Ludskis” ever happen anywhere else?
Yes. But the cinema is ideal because it has the entire infrastructure I need. A projector, screen, and stage as well as comfortable seating and a late night bar!
Who’s on the team behind the events?
Most of the work currently falls to my assistant Gary O’Dwyer, who is an artist and curator based in Hackney.
How do you choose the films/performers featured?
The best I can find. Either classic works from Artists, or works from people who may be making the classics of the future. I prefer not to survey the scene or even have a theme. I’m looking for truly anarchic, challenging, individual, exuberant, humanist and original work.
What’s been your favorite Ludski moment from everything that’s happened at the events since they’ve been running?
There are many. The havoc when we sold out it! Amazing Butoh dancer Kei Ishikawa; Falsetto opera singer Ernesto Tomisni; People running screaming from the toilets due to Brian Lobel’s performance, ‘Safe Sex’. BADFOOD immersive musical installation in the basement. Turkish musicians who just turned up and started jamming in the foyer. Moreno Solinas’ singing butt. Loulou Reloulou’s fashion-performance; Flange Zoo leading a parade from the station. Trixie Malixie playing the bricks. Yumi Hara Cawkwell & Guy Harries on stage and Bother tied together selling programmes
Recent Ludksi events seem to have moved away from what was almost Punchdrunk-style site-specific immersive theatre happening across the whole Rio building to being more like small film festivals located solely in the main cinema room. Is this shift deliberate, and are there any plans to move back to the original way of doing things?
It depends on the nature of the Artists I find, and who is available. I don’t want to put something in the basement I don’t rate highly just for the sake of it.
Can you give any details of the next event – eg. date, theme, how it’s going to be bigger and more elaborate as I think was mentioned by you at the last event?
A Fine Art performance extravaganza indeed. Im on the the look out for Artists working in any medium to submit proposals. Contact me, Granny Ludski x
Watch this screen!
March 1, 2014 § Leave a comment
curated by Granny Ludski
Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters. A bitch gotta earn a living… The Bitch got Balls. And then there’s you! Bitches be twisted. Getting all up in my grill! Fuck you and the dick you rode in on! Wrong. Getting it all wrong. Hurt my feelings. Make me wanna kill. Or get off! What do Bithches want ? Everything!
Thanks to For their kind support and encouragement Granny Ludski thanks all the Artists for donating time, resources and support for the realisation of this 11th Edition. Camille, Sue Frumin, Kendell, Qila, Matt Humphrey, house of o’dwyer & F.O.H staff at Rio
Thanks to our sponsors: Arts Council of England – Rio Cinema – theCentreofAttention.org
Lost treasures retrieved. New work Premiered. Image in motion.
Artists screening, performance, installation, happening, private view, after party, in a coconut shell.
‘Like a Talent show in a mental institution’ – Pat Grim