Club Esther: black cube /art lust , encounters, with films, performance, posters, publications and music by guest artist
title : Club Esther / On The Rocks London 2004
Club Esther, was inspired by a series of comics published by María Campos in Spain during the 70's. Those stories had as protagonist a girl called Esther, and the title of them was: Esther y su Mundo.
Esther and her World. Of course, as not so long ago I had discovered material made by the Situationist and the notions of "detournement" and intervention in to graphic's and comics. Some how it was a natural idea, as I had always loved Esther and had used some of her images for Dark Star.
It was under this title that I started another exploration of site specific installation and almost real life sort of creation using the notions of how on the punk era, folks will make their own small clubs, by dealing with Pup owners and put up their own nights.
As we had intended to make of our artist led space, a club a performance site in many occasions, and now we where with out space since early 2003, it was a compelling need to continue with such strategies. Inspired by so many other works, more or less realistic night club initiatives, Club Esther saw its first intervention at On The Rocks in Kingsland Road in late 2003.
At the same time, Club Esther was an online project, a website ( think of that era as the era of internet exposure and online projects) The website, became very successful and sadly since lost its host has lost its site address and now is sort of floating in the net. Never the less you can access it, but I has lost the links to what made of it a sort of live journal and publication.
Names of all the artist/performers/ musicians at Club Esther
Mark Aerial Waller
Dj Princess Vampire
Spider Web (The Horrors)
Alex Lindsay ( Blood Valley)