(image credit: Plywood Apocalypse, Joe Campbell 2014).
Launch: Living in the Future 2
Wednesday 23rd July 7-9pm
Living in the Future is a new magazine of Science Fiction, future-writing and related issues, including poetry, prose, essays and visual art. Issue 2 is themed around apocalypses and doomsday scenarios.
With contributions from:
Christina Chalmers, Garry Sykes, Ben Osborn, Verity Spott, Cécile B. Evans, Paul Ingram, Quentin S. Crisp, David Rudnick, Llew Watkins, Mat Paskins, Isabella Martin, Ellen Yeon Kim, Aimee Heinemann, Yuri Pattison, Thogdin Ripley, Philippa Snow, Dan Szor, Mimei Thompson, Brent Bellamy, Joe Campbell, Gregor Rozanski, Charissa Glidden, Amy Tighe, Chris Roaf, Liam Sparkes
Readings/presentations on the night by:
Quentin S Crisp
Living in the Future 2
Edited by Rebecca Bligh and James Hedges.
148 x 210 mm
Edition of 120
Banner Repeater is an artist led reading room and project space, situated on Platform 1, Hackney Downs railway station. Its reading room dedicated to artists’ printed material and home to Publish and be Damneds archive, provides an important bibliographic resource, somewhere that all visitors to BR can browse, alongside an ambitious exhibition programme of new art work installed in a highly visible and accessible project space.
The project is driven by its location, dedicated to developing critical art in the natural interstice the platform and incidental footfall of over 4,000 passengers a day provides. This is achieved by rush-hour opening times that attract commuters, and an open door policy maintained 6 days a week. Banner Repeater is a not-for-profit organisation and continues to be supported by the ESF Hackney Council, as well as the Arts Council England, and has been supported by the Elephant Trust, the Chelsea Arts Club Trust (2011/12 artist-led space award), and the Italian Cultural Institute. BR is also kindly supported by Greater Anglia, and was supported by National Express.
The reading room and project space is open 6 days a week:
8 - 11am tues - thurs,
8 - 6pm fri,
12 - 6pm sat,
12 - 6pm sun (during exhibitions)
Overground Network Rail from Liverpool st, Seven Sisters, Chingford - Hackney Downs - platform 1.
Overground Network Rail to Hackney Central (connects to Dalston) - short 3 minute walk left out of station and follow Amhurst road to Dalston lane - left and 200 yds under the railway bridge.
Buses - stop outside 56, 30. Buses - stop 1 minute round the corner, on Amhurst rd: 38, 55, 253, 242, 106, 276, 48.
Hackney Downs Railway Station