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CORDY HOUSE IS OVER! > ALL HAIL THE NEW THING!

Yes, this time it is t-r-u-e. Honest. We’re handing the keys back after more than 3 happy years keeping the heart of Shoreditch burning. But we’ve no time for sobbing, because we have a new home now. See it. Know it. For it shall be greater than the sum of our parts. There’s so much to do, so much to say, that, for now we shall be doing everything and saying nothing.

Save for this one picture and this one statement from Joe Rush in the year 1984:

“BELIEVE! BELIEVE! YOU TOO CAN HEAR THE WORD! YOU TOO CAN FEEL THE POWER OF MUTATION! IF, AND ONLY IF, YOU ARE PREPARED TO FOLLOW US, AND TO FIND US… BEFORE WE MOVE.”

Cordy House shutters – CHU

CHU once again comes correct and steps up to provide a typographic optical illusion on the front of the now legendary Cordy House…

more from the graffiti wizard of walsall HERE

Dead Leg, Best Ever, Dotmaster painting at Cordy House

Well, happy new year all crew – hope the vibes were right and you didn’t kill your parents. As 2010 commits itself to the annals of history we remember the good times – Glastonbury, Newport, Chu’s World First hand painted 3D Graffiti installation, the Whitecross Street Party… and many more moments, to many to mention. Now, 2011 shows a terrifying amount of promise. Deep in the jungle something is mutating. The natives are getting restless. So much so that Bleech, Zadok, Dotmasters and Best Ever battled abominable snow conditions to add a new lick to the front of Cordy House: Teddy Baden has also been active, dreaming of dog sausage: Meanwhile we’ve had a whole heap of bombing action inside the building as part of Don’t Watch That.tv and Trailer Park events:

PS – just watched THIS short film on dontwatchthat.tv – a brilliant piece by Director Sean Dunne about the collector with the world’s largest archive of vinyl. Do watch it.

Sweatshoppe video painting Cordy House

So last month the New Yorkian digital master craftsmen Sweatshoppe paid us a visit during their tour of Europe. They brought their unique invention with them and, as this previous post points out they painted raw video art up onto the building. It’s art at the corners of technology. Future skill.

We liked them so much that are now officially part of the family – so expect more genius! But for now here’s the short video they made with a hello from your author at the start… gert lush!

SWEATSHOPPE video [email protected] Cordy House from SWEATSHOPPE on Vimeo.

MUTATE BRITAIN AND CHU PRESENT GRAFFITI CUBED

GRAFFITI CUBED

OPENS 6:30pm, THURSDAY 28TH OCTOBER

CORDY HOUSE, CURTAIN ROAD, SHOREDITCH, EC2A 3BS.


Every Saturday & Sunday 2pm – 7pm until Sunday 14th Novemeber.

This is a walk in one person experience. Shoes off, glasses on, step inside the 3rd dimension! (Glasses provided).


See you on Thursday…

Artwork by Chu… http://www.schudio.co.uk/blog

Cordy House by Mutate Britain http://www.mutatebritain.com/

Mad style alert! Sweatshoppe Video Graffiti on Cordy House

This week, as well as Chu’s 3D Graffiti we also welcome SWEATSHOPPE’s Video Graffiti to Cordy House. Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw tell us that they create works at the intersection of art, music and technology by developing software which allows them construct totally unique interactive performances that re-construct environments. So if you like seeing new ideas in action (if you don’t, please stop reading now) then keep an eye out for further details about when to catch this happening at Cordy House. Or have a look about 8 tonight when we’ll be road testing the technology:

The venerable dudes from NY in US and A are into all kinds of emerging new techniques and are clearly big fans of new. Whether it be as a dance driven electronic music performance that emphasizes sound reactive 3D video, building immersive installations, or the fabrication of guerrilla technologies to augment public space, the duo strive towards an element of popular accessibility that is so often ignored in the technocentric world of experimental media.

What with this and Chu’s piece opening soon we’re feeling fine about fluffing our feathers at the forefront of art innovation. Mutate or Die!

Brand new work at Cordy House from Chu, Dotmasters, T.wat, David Walker, Mr. E Dawe, Wreckage and more…

Woop woop, we are in full swing at the moment and Cordy House is getting bombed by selected friends. In a shocking buff Wreckage cained the last Obey piece we had clinging to the outside of the building! Go Wreckage, it’s time for new, so out with old – there’s a new work by the master Mutoid going up there this week to compliment Mr. E Door’s open hearted effort that’s opposite – pics of those on way but here are the new works from Dotmasters and T.wat: Great new pieces from T.wat – there’s more pics to come and Chu’s INCREDIBLE kitchen sink scientific Graffiti Cubed walk in experience is opening next Thursday so get on the hype!

IN RESIDENCE… STEPHEN POWERS AKA ESPO

Stephen Powers aka ESPO is in London. The crew have been cold chilling at Cordy Heights in prep for an upcoming show and its a true pleasure to host and hang out with such talent! If you don’t know his work, read on to find out more – with humour and hand styles for miles and miles, his fresh approach and dedication to graffiti ensures he is still regarded as one of the finest and his work since crossing over to public murals and community commissions alongside exhibiting work in major galleries has maintained the grade! In the words of the man himself “Adore n Endure” here are some photos and sneak peek at some of the pieces for the exhibition.

In 1984 Steve Powers started climbing rooftops in his neighborhood and painting his alias ESPO as a dues paying member of the ICY graffiti club. 25 years later he returned home to Philadelphia in the summer of 2009 to write a love letter across the same rooftops facing the Market-Frankford line. The letter, meant for one, with meaning for all, encompasses 50 walls on a 20 block stretch of market street. Drawing input, inspiration, and work from the community Powers created a letter to and from west Philly. This unprecedented public art project was a collaboration of Powers, The Mural Arts Program, and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. It required 1200 cans of spray paint, 800 gallons of bucket paint, and the skilled hands of 20 of the finest spray painters in America, who Powers put into the legendary ICY club.

Opening soon! A World First! 3D Graffiti!

We have something special cooking. Chu and Liam ‘Gwarm’ Hayhow have made the world’s first hand painted 3D Graffiti installation. Health warning! It makes pregnant women sick. First, Wreckage rolled his Dinosaur around the corner… Then we built this Chu-cube. It’s a miracle. Shoes off, glasses on, STEP INSIDE THE THIRD DIMENSION! Version 1 is pictured – and it’s going Mutate into something even betterer if that’s even possiblerer… The experience will be open to the public soon – details to come in next few days. See you soon friends.