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


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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

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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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And if you would like to be considered for next time get in touch.






for all u archivists! the programme for the recent At Home with the Ludskis (no12)

September 10, 2014 § 1 Comment

at Wysing Art Centre as part of the 5th Space Time Festival: The Future.

If you didn’t make it heres what you missed.

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Thanks to all the Artists and everyone who made it happen.

no 13 coming soon.

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.

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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,,   Qila Gill

Charlotte Morman,   Nam June Paik,   Fred Stern

Ursula Mann,   Susanne Oberbeck,   Eva-Marie Elg

Sonic Youth



Didn’t make it to the March Edition (no.11) of At Home with the Ludskis? Well here are some highlights

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

If you want to get involved or keep updated you can Like the Ludskis on Facebook




An Interview with Granny Ludski #AtHomeWithTheLudskis

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!


TONIGHT – Edition 11 of At Home with the Ludskis – Twisted Sister

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!

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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 –

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

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! – LIKE me now‎ – FOLLOW me there [ –  JOIN me now.


William S. Burroughs
Genius Art Maverick


Harold Offeh
Artist –

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Missa Blue
Performance Artist –

Bim Malcomson
Artist – Trinity Laban


Antonio de la Fe
Artist –!__home/about


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


Singer / songwriter –


Pete Inkpen
Artist /Film maker –


Maciej Mariusz Miskiewicz
Composer –


Liv Fontaine & Tom Cameron
Artists –


Lily Smith
Artist –


Jack Bodimeade
Artist –


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Loulou Reloulou
fashion as erotic game, invitation to performance art play


Dinu Bodiciu

Designer –

+ Alisa Boanata

Film maker –


Sue Frumin
Performer / Film maker –

and more… curated by Granny Ludski

See you on Saturday x

Twisted Sister Edition: At Home with the Ludskis no 11 @RioCinema Sat 1st March

February 17, 2014 § 2 Comments

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Granny Ludski invites you to be:

At Home with the Ludskis (No. 11)

the Twisted Sister Edition

screening of Artists film & live performance & more

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11.30 pm – 2.00 am / £6.50 / After party till late.Late Night Cross Platform
Multi Disciplinary Art Happening with focus on moving image, the bigscreen and

RIO Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St. Dalston, London, E8 2PB

Saturday 1st March 2014 – 11.30 pm – 2.00 am / £6.50

Late Night Cross Platform Multi Disciplinary Art Happening with focus on

moving image, the big screen and performance.

‘Expect a totally surreal, totally bonkers happening across a variety of

artistic platforms.’ Time Out

Curated by Granny Ludski‘Brilliant! Such an incredible use of the cinema!
Amazing atmosphere,amazing happenings – loved seeing the Rio filled
with wildness.’Charlie Phillips, Sheffield Doc FestIs it impossible, Curator Granny
Ludski asked herself, to bring togetherartists 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 exhibiton 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’snofuture 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 somethingabout the Ludskis that suggests it should be taken a little more seriouslythan 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 data to grandma the beat goes on…’
t: +44 7425 14472
Notes to EditorsHistory >>> 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 Russianimmigrant who in 1909 founded the KINGSLAND PALACE, the first electric picturehouse on the site on which the Rio Cinema now stands.This pagan temple is a shrine to our collective Dreams, Fears, Loves, Madness andcodes of Honour. Like traditional hallowed places of worship and communion theyimpart 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 tropes 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


All the Art Forms that Cinema relies on will Be There!

Supported by:
Arts Council England
Rio Cinema
Happy Ending Productions
The Centre of Attention

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©2013 At Home with the Ludskis | 16 Clapton Terrace, Hackney, London, E5 9BW, UK.

Next Ludski Night – March 1st Twisted Sister Edition… Previously #AtHomeWithTheLudskis The 10th edition of Artists moving image and performance happening

February 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Some highligths from the Artists particpating in the 10th Edition of At Home with the Ludskis at the Rio Cinema in Hackney London.

Julie Marsh, Sue Frumin, Nam June Paik, Flange Zoo, Disinformation, Warhol, #meggy&mapes, Ming Wong, Chris Burden, Basim Magdy, Maciej Miskiewicz, Oliver de Sagazan, Frans Zwartjes, Mario Montez, Olaf breuning, Michael Clark, Charles Atlas, Jenny Holzer and house of o’dwyer.

Hope to see you all on the 1st March for Ludskis 11… the Twisted Sister edition.

Curated by Granny Ludski who asks you to support the Arts with a mere click and share.


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