A collaboration with Michael Shamberg

Exhibition: 14/04/12 – 29/04/12
Open: Friday - Sunday, 1-5pm
PV: Saturday 14th April, 7-10pm
Screening and performance event details to follow soon

Turtle Salon at Grey Area features works by Romeo Alaeff, Francis Baudevin, David Blandy, Anna Blessmann & Peter Saville, David Blandy, Robert Breer, Nick Cash, Vincent Champier, Susan Chorpenning, Jem Cohen, Ana Corbero, Natalie Curtis, Daniel Devlin, Annabelle D’Huart, Arpad Dobriban, Anna Faroqhi, Joshua Frankel, Liam Gillick, Rob Gretton, Cressida Haughton, Elma Hermann, Tae Hwang, Derek Jarman, Marie-France Jean, Martina Klien, Leonard Kogan, Barbara Kruger, Arnaud LeFebvre, Chris Marker, Paul Morley, Jane Nisselson, Ruth Novacek, Melody Owen, Anita Pain, Paige Perkins, Amos Poe, Gabrielle Porta, Yvonne Rainer, Ned Richardson, Kay Rosen, Michael Shamberg, Ali Smith, Donald Smith, Malin Ståhl, Sofia Stevi, Eiji Suzue, Susanna Thornton, Maki Umehara, Kristen Weiner, Lawrence Weiner, Ila Wingen, Sue Wrbican, Alice Zimmerman

Between March and April 2012 Turtle Salon will be hosted by Meter Room Coventry and Grey Area Brighton. A salon in two-parts, the project draws from Shamberg's sprawling network of artists, friends, projects, & places.

'In Lebanon, at the border with Israel, there is a turtle sanctuary that is the result of being a protected area during the civil war. The almost extinct Mediterranean sea turtle was allowed to flourish.This is something good that came out of the war. I have gone through my own corporeal civil war and TURTLE is my sanctuary and celebration.' Michael Shamberg


Sat 14th April: PV, 7-10pm
Empire II (2007), Amos Poe, DVD, 180 min

Sun 15th April: Turtle Salon screening 1, 7pm
Blue (1993), Derek Jarman, 79mins

Fri 20th April: Turtle Salon screening 2, 7pm
After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid (2002), Yvonne Rainer, 31 min
Short films incl Beluga Whale (2006) and Crossing out Explosions (2005), Melody Owen, 25 min
Radio (2004-2011), Ruth Novacek, text by Chris Kraus, DVD, 22 min

Sat 21st April: Exiled Writer’s Ink, 7pm
Spoken word & performances

22/04/12: Turtle Salon screening 3, 7pm
White and Black Minstrel (2007), David Blandy, DVD, 8 min
Le Giron (2009), Katia Roessel, DVD, 16 min
Believe (1996), Romeo Alaeff, DVD, 49 min

27/04/12: The Diogenes Club, 7pm
WHEN VAMPIRES KISS, See here for details: http://tiny.cc/qtimcw

28/04/12: Turtle Salon music, Doors (7pm) performances (7.30pm)
Gina Birch (The Raincoats), SPASKI, Nick Cash (ex- Fad Gadget)

29/04/12: Turtle Salon screening 4, 7pm
NYC Weights and Measures (2006), Jem Cohen, 6 min
Souvenir (1998), Michael Shamberg, DVD, 72 min