Club Esther: black cube /art lust , encounters, with films, performance, posters, publications and music by guest artist

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.

Somehow it was a natural idea, as I had always loved Esther's stories (anglo-colonial dreams) and had used some of her images for Dark Star.

It was under this title that I started another exploration of a site-specific installation and real life sort of creation, using the notions of how on the punk era, folks will make their own night of band's gigs at small clubs in pubs.

As some of us had intended to make of our artist led space a symbolic club as 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

Alvi Tariq
John Russell
Michael Curran
Mark Aerial Waller
Cedar Lewishon
John Cussans
Graham Dophinn
Mathew Higgs
Susan Morris
Francis Summers
Marc Hulson
Jemima Burrill
Hilda Daniel
Jeremy Ackerman
Edwin David
Edward Dorrian
Factory Magazine
Theo Cowley
Richard Crow
Thomas Galler
Evil Knievel

Douglas Park

Xerox Teens
Dirty Snow
Dj Princess Vampire
Spider Web (The Horrors)

Erich Weiss
Zoe Hussy
Pete Lewis
Alex Lindsay ( Blood Valley)
Henna Nadeem
Roma Pass
Kirsten Reynolds
Giles Round
Alex Shady