Wednesday 29 August 2018, 7.30pm
A night of 8mm and live music by the truly idiosyncratic British artist Hugh Metcalfe. An artist across many mediums, Hugh's practice has embraced live performance, improvisation, audio projects, poetry and paintings, as well as a formidable catalogue of 8mm celluloid films that he has shot himself. These pieces of micro-cinema have documented his unique world and vision(s). Individually and seen in bursts they prove to be cinematic treasures that have been produced in his own deeply poetic, philosophical and rhythmic style, that clearly synchronises with his music and artistic practices.
Hugh Metcalfe is a British musician and artist in many forms. He is best known as the promoter of The Klinker in London, a club which he has run in various venues for over 30 years. He plays guitar, violin, hi-hat and gas mask. He performs in several bands including Bicycle Clip Sex, The Small Faeces, The Cross-Dressed Quartet and Fuck Off Batman. He also performed with noted sound poet Bob Cobbing, saxophonist Lol Coxhill and dancer Jennifer Pike in Birdyak, up until Cobbing's death in 2002.