Houserules The Guided Tour

For the Artlicks Weekend (1-4 October) HOUSERULES is offering free guided tours by artists around the Rye Lane area in Peckham.

In the early Twenties Tristan Tzara, international promoter of Dada, travelled to Paris from Zurich to meet Andre Breton. What followed were a number of spectacles in the name of Dada.

One of those was the ‘Dada Excursion’ in the churchyard of St. Julien Le Pauvre. The event involved writers Tristan Tzara, André Breton, Philippe Soupault, as well as artist Francis Picabia. It took the form of the guided tour, but instead of leading a historical tour of the architecture and artefacts in and around the church, he guided participants around the churchyard which at the time was used as a rubbish dump.

It was not about art but about Life.

Dada = yes to life!

Participating Artists Include:

Daniella Valz-Gen, Jayne Lloyd, Ben Faga, Nadia Berri, Luis Ignacio, Victoria Burgher, Jeremy Lee, Yiman Lin, Jack Catling, Marcus Orlandi, Mirei Yazawa

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About

In Spring 2014 thirteen artists occupied and developed work in response to 20,000 sqf of a deserted office floor in East India Dock, London, under the banner of HOUSERULES.

A space for spontaneous experimentation was created for both artists and audience.

HOUSERULES has since continued, unsubscribed to a fixed location, as a nomadic occurrence appearing in unexpected places.

HOUSERULES embraces indeterminacy; bringing, but also questioning, freedom, action and play into the context of a given space. Each particular location will come with its own set of ‘house rules’ and will be the starting point for each artist’s response through his or her own artistic ‘lens’.

HOUSERULES invites artists from various disciplines to contribute. The individual works take on a variety of media, including dance/movement, film, installation, sculpture, written/spoken word and sound, all coming together to form a temporary situation of creative energy.