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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Testbed1 May Events

Will Alsop set up Testbed1 to be an exciting and unique arts space. Located behind The Doodle Bar - itself undergoing major renovations and set to reopen on a permanent basis in August 2011 - Testbed1, a converted Victorian dairy warehouse, will host a series of arts events throughout the summer including an Architecture/Visual Arts Exhibition by TAKTAL, a concert by The Sonant Ensemble & The Gavin Bryars Ensemble, The Royal College of Art’s graduate show in June and an experimental art installation involving ninety naked bodies in July. The space aims to encourage both new artists and established professionals to exhibit and perform at the venue.

 Testbed1 &TAKTAL 21st May 2011

Testbed1 & TAKTAL invite you to visit and engage with the experimental art space Testbed 1, as part of the Wandsworth Arts Festival 2011. Through the construction of a series of large scale interactive installations, arts collective TAKTAL will transform Testbed 1 into a space of visual splendor. A combination of Architecture and Visual Arts, each installation will play with and manipulate spatial qualities within the Testbed 1 complex, enticing users to engage with the space and have fun. The exhibition will be a collaboration of ex-students from the Bartlett School of Architecture, Westminster School of Architecture and the Glasgow School of Art. Admission is free and the pop-up doodle bar-on-wheels will be open in the courtyard all day!.

Choral & Acoustic Concert 26th May 2011

Testbed1 invites you to a special one off collaborative concert by The Sonant Ensemble and The Gavin Bryars Ensemble. The concert will take place in the central alcove of the converted building beneath a hanging light installation, designed by Alsop himself.

Testbed1 is at 33 Parkgate Road SW11 4NP

£10 / £8 conc.
Purchased on the door or in advance via:
The Battersea Arts Centre Box Office 020 7223 2223 or

Show starts at 7.30pm