EMPIRE II @ La Biennale di Venezia * Private View  12th May 2017   2pm - 10pm 

by The Editor

EMPIRE II @ La Biennale di Venezia  Private View12th May 2017   2pm - 10pm 


Exhibition Runs; 

13th May - 26th November 2017

Open dailyTuesday - Saturday10am - 6pm 



Castello 1610/A

Riva Dei Sette Martiri

Venezia 30122


EMPIRE II @ La Biennale di Venezia

Empire II 

Press & Artists Pre Launch Party > 5pm start

@ Brussels Art Week - 18th April 2017 

In association with 

John Adams & Frederic de Goldschmidt  

Quai au Bois a Bruler 19a, Brussels 1000


Empire II 

Curator & Artists Talk > 6.30pm start

@ Poppositions Art Fair - 20th April 2017

In Association with The Office Of Curating 

ING Art Center, Mont Des Arts/Kunstberg 

Place Royale/Koningsplein 9, Brussels 


Press & Artists Pre Launch Party

@ London - 25th April 2017

In Association with The Corridor Gallery 

92 White Post Lane , Hackney E9



EMPIRE II - Exhibiting The Moving Image 


Empire II is an artist led satellite project devised and curated by Vanya Balogh for 57th La Biennale di Venezia. 


This intimate, immersive film hub space will feature three chambers; beginning with an extensive library, engaging in film history and theory,  curated attentively by participating artists from their personal book collections and intended for browsing and perusing; leading further on to a single screen darkroom, a pulsating digital heart, showcasing a sequence of 115 imaginative short films programmed to play on thecontinuous loop; and on to the final imaginary space, the Virtual Reality port which will evolve over time in collaboration with various artists. 


In recent years we have seen an intense and speedy cultural migration and merging of art , architecture and moving image. As empires are built on ruins, so has digital mass evolving from the fractured analogue spectrum of our not so distant past, submerged itself into the fluid fabric of our contemporary worldview. 


Mash ups, remakes, samplings, cut-ups ; contemporary culture is profoundly fragmented and constantly recreated. What were once avant-garde strategies have now become everyday practices. The ubiquity and diversity of gadgets, cameras and screens is a particularly prominent aspect of this "softwarized" digital culture. Professional film makers are seen to use cheap digital cameras in order to create low tech DIY aesthetics, as exemplified in the Dogme 95 movement initiated by Lars Von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg. 


Empire II is a spontaneous reflex point, immersive single screen experience with a library, a hot eye that reflects on the elusiveness and temporality of the digital image, interweaving various paths, trends and approaches to film making. Ranging from animation to cold cut editing, 115 digital shorts are transported from London via Brussels to Venice, on a hard drive, to reach its final destination that is a hybrid digital canvas, a boundary between independent cinema and contemporary art.


Empire II screen will confront us with ideas on climate change, politics of attrition, immigration, narcissism, sex, despair, loss of identity, addiction, violence, false economics, digital rape, cyber crime, space travel, pollution, death and consumerism, all coexisting amongst many concurrentthemes. Focused on our present, The Age of Anxiety, whilst turning madness into metaphysics, artists respond and demonstrate their feelings, thoughts and objections to the post truth world incumbent in lies and power struggles. 


This temporary digital archive and its narrative of collection and recollection, its ability to exhibit, move and travel at high speed to any corner of the planet , defines EMPIRE II as philosophical and social space of transient, ephemeral nature. Akin to story of Maxim Gorky, a Russian airplane designed in 1933/34 by Victor Tupolev at the time when future was socialist, it was the biggest airplane in the world with a wing span about the same as a Boeing 747. A flying beast of Soviet propaganda, it had many fancy features, for example a rotary press that could turn out 10000 copies an hour, a darkroom lab for developing aerial photos, a working radio station but also and most importantly a Library and a fully functioning Cinema with a Screen that could unfold on the ground and was big enough for near 10000 people to see clearly. 


Films of the 21st Century show us brain-worlds, brain-cities and architectures of the mind. We no longer look through characters eyes and we no longer need big cinema screens; we experience their minds. This new emerging visual aesthetic is our future present and our present future compressed in data factors and algorithms. Is it also the end of the cinema as we know it?


Empire II will have its prelaunch RSVP party on Tuesday 18th April during Brussels Art Week in complicity of Frederic de Goldschmidt and John Adams. Artists will occupy a marvellous semi derelict 18th Century building in the old Fish Market and create a multiscreen experience across three floors. This event is followed by a panel discussion and talk on EMPIRE II, in association with Poppositons Art Fair, The Office of Curating & Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk.  The panel willfeature curator Vanya Balogh and participating artists with a short film screening,  live on Thursday 20th April 6.30pm until 8pm, ING Art Center, Brussels.


Empire ll will equally host a number of intermediate events during Venice Biennale with and including participating artists, filmmakers and critical speakers in form of presentations, special evening screenings and outdoor projections across Venice, talks and group discussions related to film, technology, science and art.


EMPIRE II @ 57th Venice Biennale 

for further event details and info contact 

Vanya Balogh










Chart Jeffrey / Disastronaut / Audio Sushi Chart Fix / Playlist / DOGSTAR Brixton / Track listings * * Monday 22 November

by The Editor

Chart Jeffrey / Disastronaut / Audio Sushi Chart Fix / Playlist /
DOGSTAR Brixton / Track listings * * Monday 22 November

01 Black Caviar "New York, What's Happenin'" [promo]
02 Coen - Ululu - 7Wallace
03 Bonobo 'Kerala' [Ninja Tune]
04 Dimension 'UK' (MTA)
05 Various Artists '#savefabric' Sampler 1 [Fabric Records & Houndstooth]
06 Sub Focus - Nobody Knows / Love Divine - Virgin Emi
07 Crvvcks 'I Wait For You' Ft. Tiffani Juno
08 The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk) "Party Monster / I Feel It Coming"  (
2016 Republic )
09 The Alexsander 'Umbra' [Subjekt]
10 Jay Pryor 'All This' [Jay Pryor Music]
11 Zak Abel 'Unstable' (Atlantic)
12 SIGMA FEAT. BIRDY ‘FIND ME’ (Sigma VIP & Tom Zanetti & KO Kane
Remixes) 3 Beat
13 Approved Electronic Device - Living Nite Remixes - Bodytalk
14 Stillhead - Spiders EP (Brightest Dark Place)
16 Charli XCX 'After The Afterparty' ft. Lil Yachty (Remixes) [Atlantic Records]
17 Gorgon City 'Smile' ft. Elderbrook (The Magician Remix) [Capitol /
Virgin EMI]
18 Phil Gerus - Make Time EP (True Romance)
19 Sascha Sonido - The Next Level LP - MGMT

New Records... September 2016

by The Editor

Disastronaut Carnival Chart + Playlist

by The Editor

Chart Jeffrey / Disastronaut / Audio Sushi Chart Fix / Playlist /
DOGSTAR Brixton / Track listings * *  Monday 29 August

01 Stanton Warriors & AC Slater 'Dig Deeper' (Incl. Remixes) [Central Station Records]
02 ANDRSN "High Voltage" - Cr2 Records
03 Kai Wachi - $kull Team [Kannibalen]
04 Jones 'Indulge' (Jarreau Vandal Remix)
05 JAQ 'Blue Treacle' [Rank & File]
06 Jax Jones 'House Work' ft. Mike Dunn & MNEK (Carnival VIP) [Polydor]
07 Redondo 'Jack My Body' [White Label]
08 The Glitz - 'No Drama (Remixes Part 1)' - Voltage Musique Records
09 KANT - Close To The Wire - Black Butter
10 Diztortion - I'll Be There (Beenie Man Refix)
11 4b "Carnival" mad decent
12 Wiwek & Skrillex ft Elliphant - Killa - Henry Fong Remix
13 Sebastian Carter 'Shallow Waters' (White Label)
14 Dennis Bovell "Heaven" Optimo
15 Jarreau Vandal 'Small Talk' (Hear This Records)
16 Hibernate - Please Stop Runnin' (2016 redux) feat. Emily Bowmile -
Alpha Milk Recordings
17 Ishijima - 'Nagomi' - S.I.P.S Records (Future No 1 Priority)
18 Stooshe - Let It Go (White N3rd Rmx)
19 NMZ & Chris Bushnell - Back Way
20 S amm Henshaw - These Hands (GRADES Remix)
21 Iykz - Kilo
22 Sebastian Carter 'Shallow Waters' (White Label)
23 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike 'Stay A While' (Remixes) [3Beat]
24 Conducta x Faith Evans 'Love Like This' [White Label]
25 Kungs 'Don't You Know' Ft. Jamie N Commons [3Beat]
26 Danny Howard Presents 'Fire Beats Vol.1' [Nothing Else Matters]
27 Glass Animals 'Life Itself' (Roosevelt Remix) [Caroline International]
28 Lauren Ashleigh ft. Gappy Ranks - Put You Down
31 EXAMPLE "Later" (Epic Records)
32 Garreth Maher 'Ride On Time' [3 Beat]
33 Rudimental ‘Healing’ [Major Tom / Asylum]
34 Fono 'Feet On The Ground' (Polydor)
35 Sander van Doorn & Chocolate Puma 'Raise Your Hands Up' [Musical Freedom]
36 Pussy Mothers "The Number 1" EP  Optimo Music
38 Louis The Child & Icona Pop 'Weekend' (Remixes) [Black Butter Records]
39 APDW 'Dazzled' ft. Nina Miranda (The Cube Guys Remix 2k16) [Ego Music]
40 Fizzy - Test My Sound (Remix)

Bookings : JLR@Audiosushi.com / +44 07860 483 860


Disastronaut itunes:
Jeffrey Louis-Reed itunes:
club resident: www.dogstarbrixton.com 1995-2015
mixcloud: www.mixcloud.com/disastronaut
soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/disastronaut
venues: www.anticlondon.com
twitter: www.twitter.com/disastronaut

Southern Rail Sets New World Record - Over 1,000,000,000 Apologies Issued

by The Editor

Earlier today Southern Rail (Govia Thameslink Railway) became the first U.K. company to issue over a billion apologies in one Month. They also had the great honor of having their refund page - becoming the most visited page in Great Britain for the third month running.

Southern said, "We would like to thank you for your patience during the last strike which has lasted over 14 months. If your journey was not disrupted we urge you to check our compensation and refund page for more information on the enhanced [aka non-existent ] arrangement in place for the strike days. As the strike was suspended, we were able to reinstate the revised timetable for Friday 12 August. Strike compensation is not applicable for Friday 12 August."

More seriously, last Friday, it only took 5 trains to reach London from Hastings; which was a miracle. Usually, it only takes one.