The Alma was a pub and brewery established in 1854, the year in which The Battle of the Alma was fought in the Crimea.
On the evenings of 21st and 22nd of April 2017, The Alma reopens for one final weekend. This project creates a unique platform and brings together four diverse artists to display their works over four separate floors in this inspiring Victorian building.
ALMA is a contemporary arts event featuring powerful and moving work from leading London based creative practitioners Aoife van Linden Tol, Sean Rogg, and Gui Pondé as well as We Are Alma, a performance collective formed as a direct response to the project.
The Spatial designer Ana Lumack who is interested in conveying matters of the psychological realm into conceptual spaces will be responsible for the bridge between artists’ aesthetic intents and the audience unconscious perception.
This event presents two of the beers originally brewed on the premises replicated from the exact brewer’s 1854 recipe using a replica yeast strain and matching water content.
To attend this event it is essential to contact us by email in advance. Please tell us which evening you wish to attend, Friday 21st or Saturday 22nd April.
Please beware of uneven surfaces when moving around the building. There will be fire and smoke. For your own safety, please keep your distance from the explosive installation as instructed at all times. If the smoke becomes uncomfortable you will be allowed to leave. If you are asthmatic please inform the steward and follow their advice. Materials may be used in the installation which could stain garments.
Aoife van Linden Tol is an international artist, working with explosives fusing her interests in nature, cosmology, chemistry and physics. She creates abstract works which often examine concepts of time, density and matter as well as deep human emotions and motivations. Aoife has exhibited at the ICA, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and is currently Artist in Residence at the European Space Agency.
Sean Rogg is a British artist working in the field of video, photography and performance. He is also the founder and artistic director of the radical immersive art performance, Waldorf Project. His work has been exhibited at Bloomberg SPACE, ICA and Wapping Project in London, as well as part of TinaB Biennale in Prague, at Modern Art Oxford, Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, CCA in Tel Aviv, Galerie Mathias Güntner in Hamburg and Galleri Kleerup in Stockholm.
Gui Pondé is an emerging artist based in London recently graduated from the Goldsmiths MFA Fine Arts. His work is driven by an interest in the effect of history and cosmologies on human interaction – The fragility of our constructed perspectives towards the other.
We Are Alma are a performance arts collective inspired by the life and history of The Alma pub. They will be featuring vocals and spoken word from Sophie Williams and Mada Rahman. Bass and guitar from Oliver Wayman & Jono Trott. Water percussion by Nuno Brito, midi gloves performed by Lula Mebrahtu and live mixing from David McEwen.
Live performances by We Are Alma at 8pm and 10pm on Friday 21st April and Saturday 22nd April 2017.