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Thursday Scratch Nights

John Strutton with Riccardo Carbone, and Leslie Deere

Leslie Deere

Leslie Deere

Leslie Deere

MK Calling 2015: 

John Strutton with Riccardo Carbone, and Leslie Deere

Thursday 13 August / 7pm / Free


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Original Copy - John Strutton with Riccardo Carbone 

John Strutton’s work has taken the form of drawing, painting, installation, video and musical performance. Visually, the work draws on the graphic iconographies of pop, political satire and the vernacular as well as more historical references to the esoteric traditions. 

Over the past twelve years, Strutton has been making a series of drawings using an old wind-up gramophone to produce facsimiles of 7’’ records. Recently this activity has developed into a performance, with musician Riccardo Carbone, in which the emphasis will shift from the product to the process, and focus more on the ritualistic aspect of making; a kind of séance in which Carbone and Strutton attempt to give voice to the information being inscribed on the paper.



Leslie Deere

Originally from Tennessee, Deere is a London-based sound artist working with a variety of media. With a background in the performing arts as a classically trained dancer, she studied Sonic Art at Middlesex University before completing a Masters Degree in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College. Recent projects and performances include: Laserdome, KULES residency, Stoke on Trent (2014); Wild Rovers, Temporary Art Space, Southend on Sea (2014) and Sound Thought Festival, CCA, Glasgow (2014).



This event forms part of MK Calling 2015 (3 July - 6 September 2015), which presents the work of almost 70 artists, musicians and performers from Milton Keynes. Find out more

August 2015


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