A collaboration with Michael Shamberg

Exhibition: 16th March - 1st April 2012
Open: Friday - Sunday, 1-5pm
PV: Thursday 15th March, 6-8.30pm

Film screenings will take place every Fri & Sun at 7pm
(see below for details)

Featuring works by Romeo Alaeff, Michael Bartlett, 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, Elma Hermann, Tae Hwang, Derek Jarman, Marie-France Jean, Martina Klien, Leonard Kogan, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Arnaud LeFebvre, Lau Mun Leng, Chris Marker, Mocksim, Paul Morley, Simon Morse, 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

Screening details
All screenings in the project space are FREE and commence at 7pm

15/03/12 Empire II (2007), Amos Poe, DVD, 180 min
16/03/12 Souvenir (1998), Michael Shamberg, DVD, 72 min
18/03/12 Blue (1993), Derek Jarman, 79mins
23/03/12 After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid (2002),
Yvonne Rainer, 31 min
Rainer Variations (2002), Charles Atlas, DVD, b/w, 41 min
25/03/12 NYC Weights and Measures (2006), Jem Cohen,
16mm on DVD, 6 min
Short films incl Beluga Whale (2006) and Crossing out Explosions (2005), Melody Owen, DVD, 25 min
30/03/12 Radio (2004-2011), Ruth Novacek, text by Chris Kraus,
DVD, 22 min
Once... and Believe (1996), Romeo Alaeff, DVD, 49min
01/04/12 New Order Story (1993), Paul Morley, DVD, 140 min

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Michael Shamberg bio

Born in New York in 1952, Michael Shamberg is a screenwriter, film-maker and producer. Shamberg worked at the US head-office for Factory Records where he formed a working relationship with New Order, who he met in New York in the early 1980s. He went went on to produce a large number of music videos for them including Run (Napoli), Turn, and Everything's Gone Green.

Turtle Salon @ Meter Room is dedicated to the memory of Hercules Bellville

Thanks to Hardy Tree Gallery and Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre

Yvonne Rainer 1966 Barbara Kruger 1980 Donald Smith David Blandy 2008 Louise Lawler 2012 Amos Poe Amos Poe