Tomorrow is your chance to experience life and death first hand. Not for the fainthearted, weak stomached or easily offended. This show come with a WARNING. Sense of humor a must.

Charlie Tuesday Gates presents:
D.I.Y Taxidermy LIVE
Throw The Book Away
The Book Club Oct 30th 8pm
A special treat is coming to The Book Club this Halloween. You won’t be able to believe what your seeing, hearing and eating as the 6th installment of D.I.Y Taxidermy has some surprising and disturbing twists… .

Win real life dead artwork in the bizarre but hilarious raffle: 
EAT the discarded remains as an in house chef cooks up a tasty treat during the interval.

D.I.Y Taxidermy LIVE is an interactive demonstration. Giving first hand knowledge and the confidence to take life into your own hands, proving that you can do it yourself, at home, with little more than the contents of your kitchen cupboards.  Through the medium of performance, video and story telling, you are taken deeper than ever into this seemingly dark art and mind of an artist.  

And for this night ONLY there will be an exhibition of past and present work displaying a surreal collection of assemblage sculptures and short films.

­­Gates’ use of taxidermy stems from her fascination with the natural world, of urban decay, the shifting of memories and imagination onto discarded possessions. It is also owed to a diametric repulsion of waste, particularly the waste of life. Thus the catharsis manifests. Of saving and recycling the seemingly useless and unwanted, transforming them into emotive and provocative assemblages. Twisting the natural with artificial, where beauty and death collide with nostalgia and dark humour.

This exploration of the manic and macabre is guaranteed to spark debate on the boundaries of taste, ethics and the concept of controversy in itself. Not for the faint hearted, weak stomached or easily offended.. .

Gates work has appeared on the cover of DESIGN WEEK, inside TIME OUT, THE INDEPENDENT, NOTION, BIZARRE MAGAZINE and DAZED AND CONFUSED. She has worked with DIESEL, BBC FILM, FILM LONDON, FUTURE CINEMA, LOST LCTURES, art direct as well as set design.

* All animals were found dead, donated, pet food, roadkill or refuse from a hideously wasteful food industry. Previously a vegetarian for 12 years, Charlie Tuesday Gates became a vegan after experiencing some simple facts of unseen life.

Website: www.charlietuesdaygates.co.uk
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