Rational Rec Goes South

For one night only, Rational Rec drops into the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre for a special night of film, performance, music and sonic art. In another first, the first Rational Rec of season three will take place on a Saturday – 10 Nov 2007, in what promises to be Rational Rec’s most popular night so far with the biggest capacity ever.

Highlights of the evening include:

In the Front Room, a new work by live artist Marcia Farquhar, Up My Street. Specially commissioned by Rational Rec, Farquhar’s ‘Up My Street’ has been devised with musical histories and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in mind. Taking place in museums, galleries and site specific locations, Marcia Farquhar's performances are often concerned with the telling and retelling of stories from both private and public areas of experience.

Also in the Front Room Plus Minus ensemble performs Louis Andriessen’s iconic ‘Workers Union’.

In the Soft Space a programme of experimental film and video curated by Mike Sperlinger, Peak Project, and Sebastian Buerkner. Each of the six short videos in The Fundament goes back to basics, or touches bottom. It starts with a narrative of primordial creation, takes in a primal scene of familial confrontation and some entities rehearsing their existence backstage, a stand-up comic hitting his nadir and a short scatological odyssey, before concluding with a musically-modulated primal scream.

Including work by Steve Claydon, David Blandy, Sebastian Buerkner, Ann Course & Paul Clark, Katie Davies and Wojciech Bruszewski.

Roaming around the whole space, artist Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre will be performing a newly commissioned work: COMPANY, offering herself to the members of the audience to accompany them in any solitary pursuit they might need to undertake during the evening. One lucky winner of a draw can opt to have Lopez de la Torre walk them home.

Take part in hands-on activities and games with a riverside view, and bring your iPod to download the commissioned audio guide to London’s South Bank by London-based architect Celine Condorelli.