22 Sep 2011
Kevin Cummins - Exemplar: Joy Division 
Proud Camden presents Exemplar: Joy Division, an exhibition of photographs of Joy Division by Kevin Cummins which runs at their Camden gallery from 6 October until 11 December 2011.

"From their semi-derelict rehearsal spaces to Curtis's magnetic onstage presence, Cummins's shots are a very rare glimpse into the brief but brilliant Joy Division years."


6 October - 11 December 2011
Proud Gallery
The Horse Hospital
Chalk Farm Road

Tel: 020 7482 3867

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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