<![CDATA[Guerrilla Zoo - News]]>Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:55:12 -0800EditMySite<![CDATA[Modern Panic VI explores the dark fringes of outsider art]]>Fri, 16 Oct 2015 02:01:43 GMThttp://www.guerrillazoo.com/news/modern-panic-vi-explores-the-dark-fringes-of-outsider-art
Guerrilla Zoo's acclaimed annual Modern Panic exhibition returns for it's sixth incarnation. Curated by James Elphick, the show features a unique collection of surreal, controversial and provocative international artists and live art practitioners who explore the dark fringes of art.

This year's exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see the work of political agitator and savage satirst, gonzo artist Ralph Steadman, who is famed for his work with Hunter S Thompson and William S Burroughs. Also exhibiting is the artist best known for his countless collaborations with Neil Gaiman (Sandman, MirrorMask), his illustration of Batman's Arkham Asylum along with his album art for countless musicians, from The Rolling Stones to Bill Laswell, the irrepressible Dave McKean.

With over 60 contributing artists, show highlights include engaging works by the phenomenal Franko B, felt provocateur Lucy Sparrow, ceramist artivist Carrie Reichardt and Mutoid Waste robotic artist Giles Walker.
Alongside are the rising insurgent upstarts, including mind-warping street artist The Krah; Danish surrealist David Dellagi; uncompromising social political artist Glenn Fitzpatrick's take on the oil industry; the futuristic insectoid mechanist works of Mike Turner; photorealistic pop artist LG White's foray into the fall of classical civilisation; Sarah Jane Jones' exceptional african child sculpture, a study which tackles poverty and hunger; and Roisin Larkin's branded body parts, a foreboding insight into the future of consumerism.

There will be a radical live art and performance programme kicking off with the Panic Ephermeral Live Art opening night on Friday 13th November. An opportunity to meet many of the exhibiting artists and to see immersive and subversive performances throughout the evening, the show includes the legendary Louis Fleischauer's Aesthetic Meat Front presenting a powerful work not for the faint of heart; a one-on-one virtual reality, fully immersive experience by Trendscendence; a performance homage to Ralph Steadman by the fiery Snake Fervor and durational installations by MisSa Blue and Glenn Fitzpatrick. Get your tickets now.

In addition, the Panic Sermons showcase a collection of riotous acts by new and ground breaking live art practitioners.  This year, over two events, there will be a diverse selection of performances involving strength, surreallism, sound, ritual and blood, featuring RE:Act!, Philip Bedwell, Emily Bee, Kayleigh O'Keefe, Des Zeederberg, Syban, Takatsuna Mukai, Eliza Soroga, Marnie Scarlet, Sebastiano Sing, Izaskun Gonzalez & Tobias Wrong.

Modern Panic VI will open its doors to the public from Saturday 14th until Sunday 22nd November, 11am - 7pm, every day. Held at Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, London E2 9EG.

All art is available to purchase at the gallery's pop-up shop.
For sales enquiries please contact shop@guerrillazoo.com

For the full line up, artist information and the events programme, please visit :



WHAT: Modern Panic VI
WHERE: Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Rd, London, E2 9EG
WHEN: Sat 14th - Sun 22nd November 2015, 11 - 7pm daily
PRICE: £3 Exhibition
WEBSITE: www.guerrillazoo.com/modern-panic-6
RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/1164061250316168
<![CDATA[Last chance to bag a signed copy of Satanic Mojo #3]]>Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:01:02 GMThttp://www.guerrillazoo.com/news/last-chance-to-bag-a-signed-copy-of-satanic-mojo-3Picture

If you enjoyed the flyer art from ‘Come To The Sabbat, Festival Of Dark Arts’ (by legendary horror movie poster artist Graham Humphreys) but didn’t manage to pick up one of Satanic Mojo's comix or posters yet then we have a treat for you…on Saturday Sept 19th from 5 - 7pm at Orbital Comics, 8 Greatt Newport Street, London WC2 8JA 

There will be a signing session for Satanic Mojo Comix & The Legend of Satanic Mojo, both of which feature Graham’s glorious artwork. Also signing will be:

Savage Pencil, one of the UK’s greatest underground comix artists and celebrated for his raw, visceral work with Sonic Youth & Lydia Lunch, Wiseblood, Slam City Skates, Sounds, The Wire.

Garry Leach, another veteran of Brit comics, best known for his super-clean, sexy artwork on 2000ad, Miracleman (with Alan Moore), Penthouse Comics.

Billy Chainsaw, an artist inspired by W.S.Burroughs cut-up technique (also known as film critic fro Metal Hammer & Bizarre magazines)

Matt Valentine, print maker & rock musician fascinated by the Manson Family.

, Tattooist & comic artist with a fresh, fluid, psychedelic style

and not forgetting Jason Atomic, artist and curator of ‘Come To The Sabbat’

Satanic Mojo Comix features 52 pages of original comix by veterans of and newcomers to the underground comix scene.  The Legend Of Satanic Mojo folds out into an impressive A2 sized poster. Both retail for £6.66 each but will be available as a pair for only £10 at this event. If you can’t come but still want a special offer you can order them from the Etsy store using this discount code: XXX23 (23% discount, valid until Dec 31st)
<![CDATA[Come To The Sabbat! The Festival of Dark Arts arrives in London]]>Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:18:42 GMThttp://www.guerrillazoo.com/news/come-to-the-sabbat-the-festival-of-dark-arts-arrives-in-london Satanic Mojo and Guerrilla Zoo join forces to invite you to Come To The Sabbat -
A festival of dark arts delving into the influence of Black Magick, Witchcraft, Demonology and Satanism in pop culture
Over one week come witness paintings, photography, installation, film and performance works inspired by the dark side of psychedelia, The Process Church Of The Final Judgement, The Church Of Satan, Aleister Crowley & his Thelemites, LSD, Underground Comix, Black Light posters, the Manson Family, conspiracy theories, urban myths, Heavy Metal, Hammer Horror, etc.

Featured Artists

Karina Akopyan | Jason Atomic | Kid Banano
Brian Butler | Nico Claux | Billy Chainsaw
Joe Von Cobra | Aidan Cook | Grand Dame
Iluá Hauck da Silva | Jinx Dawson | Espira
DnA Factory | Dennis Franklin | Izaskun Gonzales & Tobias Wrong
Ella Guru | Barry William Hale | Henry Hate
Graham Humphreys | Shaky Kane | Andrew Labanaris
Félix Labisse | Garry Leach | Steven Johnson Leyba
Laugingindio | Manko | Steven Vincent Mitchell
Savage Pencil | James ‘Gunsho’ Quigley | Beatrice Schleyer
Kat Toronto | Matt Valentine

  Come To The Sabbat is a week long festival of ‘Dark Arts’ expanding upon artist Jason Atomic’s ongoing ‘Satanic Mojo’ project, inspired by the continuing influence on pop culture of the occult revivals of 1960s, 70s & 80s.

  The exhibition features original artwork for the Satanic Mojo Sigil by rock legend (and practicing witch) Jinx Dawson of 60s acid rock band Coven. Jinx is credited with being the person who introduced the 'Sign Of The Devil' horned hand pose to the music scene.
Alongside will be original artwork by respected horror movie poster artist Graham Humphreys who was also responsible for the Nightmare On Elm Street & Evil Dead poster campaigns and The Cramps classic “Off The Bone” LP

Further highlights include : Original art by the notorious “Vampire Of Paris” serial killer Nico Claux; Prints by ‘forgotten’ surrealist Felix Labisse inspired by his interest in witchcraft and demonology; Selected work from Satanic Mojo Comix, including submissions by 2000AD & Deadline stars Garry Leach & Shaky Kane; and the Automatic drawings by UK underground legend Savage Pencil; and many other talented artists.
Satanic Mojo takes it's name from a notoriously potent batch of black LSD that warped the minds of it’s users with insane, arcane and apocalyptic visions as the ’Summer Of love’ made way for the years of ‘Bad Craziness’ that followed. We celebrate these legendary black blotters with Black Acid Black Light psychedelic black light posters, paintings & UV installations including works by Electric Wizard cover artist Andrew Labanaris, and James ‘Gunsho’ Quigley.

Breathing life back into the 80s, we will be creating a special art installation called “Kid’s Room” replicating the bedroom of a “Satanic Panic” era heavy metal fan. Named after the late Kid Banano - a Milanese punk rocker and heavy metal fan. Raised Catholic he loved heavy metal, drugs and comic books and turned to black magick. He became part of the thriving 80s London underground squat/art scene and is a perfect example of the ‘Satanic Panic’ era. On display are several artefacts from his collection and examples of his handiwork.

Come To The Sabbat contains work of a graphic, erotic and satirical nature, suitable for open minded adult intellectuals only.

Events Programme

Monday 17th Aug
The 'Ritual Opening' Private View
Official opening feat. live painting, spoken word, acoustic music
7 - 11pm | Free

Tuesday 18th Aug

'Leave Something Witchy' Live Art Drawing
Hosted by Jason Atomic with Model Manko
7 - 9pm | £10

Wednesday 19th Aug

A selection of brilliant films at Billy Chainsaw's Movie Night
The Devils Rain
by Robert Fuest plus shorts from Brian Butler’s “Night Of Pan” + preview of “The Witch Of Kings Cross"
7 - 11pm | £5

Thursday 20th Aug

Private View Launch Party for 3rd edition of Satanic Mojo + comic signing
7 - 11pm | £3 Door or Free with purchase of comic

Friday 21st Aug

A very special test screening of feature length documentary Sympathy for the Devil exploring the true story of The Process Church of The Final Judgement
7 - 10pm | £5

Saturday 22nd Aug

The classic witchcraft movie Häxan with live score by H.P.Lovesause & Thee Tentakles Ov Kutulu
7.30 - 11pm | £5

Sunday 23rd Aug

Satanic Flea Market with vintage witchy hippy fashions, comix, book & zines. Vinyl records, VHS tapes, fortune tellers, LSD blotter art, Human remains and more.
12 - 6pm | £3 Door
In the afternoon we will be featuring a special talk with occult film maker Gary Parsons (Thelema Films) presenting examples of his esoteric erotic 'Magickal Projections' and discuss British Occult cinema
3 - 4pm | £3 Door

More information about the events and to buy tickets


WHAT: Come To The Sabbat - Festival of Dark Arts

WHERE: Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Rd, London, E2 9EG
WHEN: Tues 18th - Sun 23rd August 2015,
12 - 6pm daily
PRICE: £3 Exhibition / Events Listings

WEBSITE: www.guerrillazoo.com/
<![CDATA[Be part of the London Horror Festival 2015]]>Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:01:18 GMThttp://www.guerrillazoo.com/news/be-part-of-the-london-horror-festival-2015


Calling all writers and horror fans! To celebrate our friend's The London Horror Festival's 5th year and as part of their dedication to support new work in the horror theatre world, this year the London Horror Festival and the Etcetera Theatre are teaming up to host a short playwriting competition with the guiding theme ‘It’s not what it seems …’

They are looking for unique, dark and intimate storytelling to terrify and disturb our opening night audience. They welcome entries from anyone and everyone, whether you are a first time scribe or a seasoned horror theatre pro. If you have a penchant for writing and a love for horror they can’t wait to hear from you.

Submissions are open from now until Saturday 15th August, after which the festival team will shortlist 3 plays to be staged by a professional cast and crew at The Etcetera Theatre, one of London’s top fringe venues and official home of the London Horror Festival. The plays will be performed on Monday 5th October, at the opening night of the 2015 festival.

And for one lucky writer, there will be an amazing special prize…..The overall winning play, which will be chosen and announced on the night by a special guest judge, will be automatically granted a 3 night performance slot at the Black Box Festival in January 2016, with the opportunity to stage a fully developed production of their play!

  Below are the competition requirements:
• Submissions should be between 10-15minutes long
• Plays should be written to the theme of ‘It’s not what it seems…’ and fit into the horror genre. Be imaginative with this! The more creatively this is interpreted the better!
• The play must be set in one room only
• The play must be limited to two characters.
• To give you an idea of the performance space the specs of the Etcetera are as follows:
- The stage is 5m wide x 3m70 deep.
- Two entrances are downstage left (main theatre entrance) and upstage left (to the dressing room).
- The dressing room links back to the main corridor so both entrances can be used during the performance
- We have a number of furniture items available (chairs, stools, bench, tables, sofa)
- Due to health and safety regulations, the fire exit signs have to be on so be aware the theatre can't go to complete black.
• Submission deadlines are Saturday 15th August, 2015. Entries received after this time will not be considered.
• Shortlisted plays will be announced in September.
• Plays should be submitted by email, in Word or PDF formats.

So embrace your dark side and get writing! This is a unique opportunity to be part of the 5th year of the London Horror Festival and see your deepest, darkest stories brought to life on a London stage! Please send submissions and any enquiries to lhf@etceteratheatre.com

<![CDATA[Call for artist submissions - Modern Panic VI exhibition]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 16:58:36 GMThttp://www.guerrillazoo.com/news/call-for-artist-submissions-modern-panic-vi-exhibition
We are proud to announce artist submissions now open for the sixth instalment of the Modern Panic exhibition series.  This annual exhibition showcases international artists who delve into the provocative, controversial and surreal.  We feature internationally established artists alongside new artists and provide each with a platform to showcase there work to new audiences. Over the years we have featured many iconic artists including most recently H.R. Giger, Alejandro Jodorowsky & Charles Bronson... with very special guest artists planned for this year!

We had a huge response last year, so please be quick to get your applications in before the 17th July deadline.
Please spread the word and forward the link to all those who might be interested in exhibiting work

For more information go to - www.guerrillazoo.com/artist-submissions
or share the facebook event -

We are open to all practitioners, styles and genres of art. We also curate a live performance art events programme called Panic Sermons and will be looking for new artists to feature.

For more information on the Modern Panic series and the concept behind this provocative modern art exhibition please visit Modern Panic Series
or visit our youtube / vimeo pages for footage from previous shows.
<![CDATA[The Goblin King's Masquerade Ball 2015 Celebrating 10 years of Guerrilla Zoo]]>Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:07:09 GMThttp://www.guerrillazoo.com/news/the-goblin-kings-masquerade-ball-2015-celebrating-10-years-of-guerrilla-zoo
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Guerrilla Zoo - We are excited to announce a special collaboration between our event The Goblin King's Masquerade Ball and A Curious Invitation!

In April 2005 Guerrilla Zoo held it's first event at Corsica Studios in Elephant and Castle, South London. A motley crew of brilliant people came together and helped spark the flames for what has become a decade of wild and wonderful events. We have worked with thousands of artists, musicians, performers, crew and volunteers and would like to say a huge thank you for being part of these crazy projects, and to you our audience who have been on many a journey with us! Your support means everything to us and we are eternally grateful for helping make these events happen!
We launched our sister company last year Third Mind Productions which has gone from strength to strength and we will continue to
strive towards further spectacular events!

So, to celebrate we are putting on a bit of a GIANT PARTY with A Curious Invitation, back around our spiritual south London birthplace!  On Friday 8th May our goblin horde will decent apon the vast old theatre space, The Coronet in Elephant and Castle! Bringing a grim faerie tale world of the creatures only whispered about after dark. Featuring Live Music, Performance, hidden experiences, interactive creatures, puppetry and many out of this world one of a kind adventures. Alongside DJs, Cabaret, real live creepy crawlies, hot tubs, and other marvellous things to be announced. This is a party not to be missed! We've put up some extra special cheap super early bird tickets only available for a limited time so be quick and buy your tickets here!

Full event details will be announced very soon but check out the official event website :

Come and join the party of the year!

The Goblin King's Masquerade Ball 2015
Friday 8th May @ The Coronet, London
10pm - 4am


EMBARASSING BONUS : You can see a random selection of photos from our very early years here! You can even find some footage too if you dig around our film page!

Please let us know some of your favourite moments from the last 10 years in the comments below :)
<![CDATA[Charles Bronson and The Death of Britain's Most Notorious Prisoner]]>Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:04:10 GMThttp://www.guerrillazoo.com/news/charles-bronson-and-the-death-of-britains-most-notorious-prisoner
Guerrilla Zoo salute the demise of the Bronson with a final exhibition of his unique art works, curated by James Elphick. The Death of Bronson celebrates the art and literature of Charles Bronson.

Charlie is one of the highest-profile criminals, often cited by the media as 'Britain's most violent prisoner and has been featured in books, interviews, and studies in prison reform and treatment. 
For those not well versed in the life and times of Charlie, he was born 6 December 1952 in Luton.  Michael Peterson as he was first known, was first imprisoned in 1974, originally convicted at the age of 22 for armed robbery at a Post Office during which he stole £26.18. His sentence was repeatedly extended for crimes committed within prison as Charlie fought against the system. While in prison, he began making a name for himself as a loose cannon, often fighting convicts and prison officers. He also embarked on one-man rooftop protests. Regarded as a "problem prisoner", he was moved at least 120 times through Her Majesty's Prison Service.  

What was originally a seven-year term stretched out to a fourteen-year sentence that resulted in his first wife, Irene, with whom he had a son, leaving him. He was released on 30 October 1988, and began a bare-knuckle boxing career in the East End of London. His boxing promoter Paul Edmunds was unhappy with his name and suggested he change it to Charles Bronson (although it was never legally changed). He spent merely sixty-nine days as a free man before he was arrested again for suspected robbery.  He was released again on 9 November 1992, spending fifty-three days as a free man before being arrested and returned to prison for planning another robbery and continued to be a difficult inmate, instigating numerous hostage situations.

He has spent over 40 years in prison mostly in solitary confinment, spending a total of just four months and nine days out of custody since 1974. In 2008 a film was made of his life, 'Bronson' with English actor Tom Hardy in the lead role. In November 2011, when the film was screen on TV, Charlie finally got to watch it -  Watch the 'Bronson' trailer.
In 2014 he announced that he was changing his name again, this time to Charles Salvador in a mark of respect to one of his favourite artists, the late Salvador Dali and to distance himself from his existing reputation and the 'Bronson' stigma.  His art has occupied him for the past seventeen years now. His work is quite unique and is sent to and exhibited around the world. He has published fifteen books and numerous prizes for his art and poetry, including six awards from The Koestler Trust

Charlie's art is most famously recognised for the control bubbles, restraint and forced drug depictions. But his art goes way beyond the Prison/Asylum pieces synonymous with his name. Charlie also draws delicate animal portraits, cartonised creatures which betray his softer side.  He draws inspiration on a daily basis, from moving imagery as well as printed matter. Anything around him can inspire a piece of art.  Spiders are one of the subjects closely associated with Prisoner BT1314. Charlie can take the simplicity of a spider, add a line of text and make it poignant or comedy genius.  Charlie also gives this comedic tone to his Flowers. A simple idea, injected with humour, which brings pleasure to so many. He does successful characterisations of celebs as well as tribute pieces for close friends and family, when they have lost a loved one.

Charlie is passionate about many charities and donates both money and his art has raised thousands for numerous causes. Of his art he has said: "The greatest dream in my life is  would be to be accepted in the art world and to live as a free man, that's my one dream left."

Contrary to popular belief, Charlie has never harmed anyone outside of the prison walls. He has never taken a life. Charlie is still a Cat A prisoner, kept in solitary confinement conditions. He is allowed out to exercise and collect his food only.

In a hand-written statement on his website, Charlie stated that "The old me dried up...Bronson came alive in 1987. He died in 2014." He also announced that he was renouncing violence and wished to distance himself from those who sought to associate themselves with him due to his past reputation, commenting that "It’s non-violent all the way. It’s a peaceful journey from here on...Coz my heart is at peace and my mind is set on art."

The Death of Bronson is open to the public until 9th - 22nd January 2014, 11am - 6pm every day. Held at Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, London E2 9EG

\\\\\\\\\\ PRESS NOTES ///////////

Available to purchase exclusively at the exhibition.


Thursday 8th January 2015, 6pm
Public RSVP - Limited availability.

The much anticipated biography, Broadmoor, My Journey Into Hell will be launched to coincide with the show. A no holds barred account of his time behind the walls of the notorious high-security psychiatric hospital.  Never before has Charlie extensively documented his five year tenure at Broadmoor, his experiences, personal triumphs and descent into madness.


Thursday 15th January 2015.

Special screening of the film 'Bronson'

Trailer & Ticket Info

High Res Images Available for Press - Contact info at guerrillazoo.com


The Death of Bronson
(curated by James Elphick


Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Rd,
London, E2 9EG

Fri 9th - Thurs 22nd January 2015 

11am - 6pm daily





<![CDATA[Unmissable Strange and Surreal Performances at Modern Panic V]]>Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:58:33 GMThttp://www.guerrillazoo.com/news/unmissable-strange-and-surreal-performances-at-modern-panic-v

Over a week to go until the fifth installation of Modern Panic opens it's doors. We have an exciting live art and performance art program kicking off with our Panic Ephermeral / Live Art opening night on Friday 7th November. It will be your opportunity to meet many of the exhibiting artists and see strange and outlandish performances throughout the evening. Tickets are strictly limited so we advise purchasing in advance, no tickets will be available on the door.
Panic Ephemeral - Private View
Feat live art performances by
Twice Shy Theatre
MisSa Blue
William Frampton
Bettina Fung
Amy Kingsmill

7pm | £10 Adv

[ Live Artist Information ]
To close the exhibition on Sunday 16th November we have our wildcard event Panic Sermons, showcasing a collection of riotous acts by new and ground breaking live arts practitioners. This year we have a diverse selection of performances involving strength, surreallism, puppetry and blood. Tickets are limited so make sure you grab them before they are snapped up.

Panic Sermons - Closing Event

A collection of riotous acts by ground breaking live art practitioners

Phil Bedwell
Venus Raven
Silvia Ziranek
Twice Shy Theatre
Bang Crosby


7.30pm | £8 Adv / £10 Door

[ Event Details ]
Modern Panic V will open it's doors to the public from Saturday 8th until Sunday 16th November, 11am - 7pm every day. Held at Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, London E2 9EG
<![CDATA[See the late H.R. Giger's brilliant last sculptural works at Modern Panic V]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:32:41 GMThttp://www.guerrillazoo.com/news/see-the-late-hr-gigers-brilliant-last-sculptural-works-at-modern-panic-v
Timothy Leary once said, "Giger, you are an alien lurking inside my body, laying your futique eggs of wonder."

Renown for his monochromatic dystopian landscapes, perverse creatures and machines fused to organic beings,

H. R. Giger
is recognized as one of the world’s foremost artists of Fantastic Realism. Born in 1940 to a chemist’s family in Chur, Switzerland, he moved in 1962 to Zurich, where he studied architecture and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts. By 1964 he was producing his first artworks, mostly ink drawings and oil paintings, resulting in his first solo exhibition in 1966, followed by the publication and world-wide distribution of his first poster edition in 1969. Shortly after, he discovered the airbrush and, along with it, his own unique freehand painting style, leading to the creation of many of his most well known works, the surrealistic Biomechanical dreamscapes, which formed the cornerstone of his fame. To date, more than 20 books have been published about Giger’s art.

Giger’s most famous book, Necronomicon, published in 1977, served as the visual inspiration for director Sir Ridley Scott’s ground-breaking science-fiction thriller ALIEN.  One year later, H.R. Giger created two of the most iconic pieces of film art in motion picture history.  Labeled the ‘Derelict’ and ‘Space Jockey’ their originality and influence became landmarks in both the film and fine art worlds.
"Giger surely has one of the most original visions in late 20th-century art."
– Clive Barker
ALIEN was Giger's first high-profile film assignment, which earned him the 1980 Oscar for the Best Achievement in Visual Effects for his designs of the film's title character, including all the stages of its lifecycle, plus the film’s the extraterrestrial environments. Giger's other well-known film work includes his designs for Poltergeist II, Alien3 and Species, as well as the legendary unmade film, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s DuneHis otherworldly and often grotesque art has also graced album covers for Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Debbie Harry and Danzig.

In 2012 Sir Ridley Scott returned to the ALIEN universe with Prometheus which was motivated and dependent on the ‘Derelict’ and ‘Space Jockey’ that H.R. Giger created 24 years prior.

However, despite their impact, universal admiration and the continued interest in them, HR Giger never produced scaled versions of these classic creations.  When creating his designs for film, there was neither the time, nor need for Giger to sculpt them.

Then in 2010 Giger determined that the Alien Room in the HR Giger Museum in Gruyeres, Switzerland would be greatly enhanced by the sculptural presence of the ‘Space Jockey’ and the ‘Derelict’. To achieve this ambitious project Giger worked with one of his sculpting assistants, Jules Bloom, to produce his own scaled down models of the ‘Derelict’ and ‘Space Jockey’.

Returning to his original paintings, preliminary sketches and archive photographs, Giger and Jules, painstakingly recreated these iconic movie monuments, which now are part of the HR Giger Museum’s permanent collection and are on loan in this exhibition. These two sculptures are Identical in both detail and form to the preceding artworks and an enduring testament to HR Giger’s unique vision and originality.

On 12th May 2014 at the age of 74, H.R. Giger tragically passed away.  Guerrilla Zoo are very honoured to be exhibiting the 'Derelict' and 'Space Jockey' at Modern Panic V.
  These are among the last projects that were completed by HR Giger before his untimely passing.

"A mysterious blend of erotic beauty and ferocity."
– New York Times

For more information about the show and other participating artists please visit the exhibition page.
Images courtesy of Jules Bloom

Modern Panic V curated by James Elphick

Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Rd, London, E2 9EG

Saturday 8th - Sunday 16th November 2014 

11am - 7pm daily


<![CDATA[Modern Panic returns for it's fifth year! Step into the dark side of art]]>Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:05:08 GMThttp://www.guerrillazoo.com/news/modern-panic-returns-for-its-fifth-year-step-into-the-dark-side-of-art
Guerrilla Zoo's acclaimed Modern Panic exhibition curated by James Elphick returns for it's fifth incarnation. The show features a unique collection of surreal, controversial & provocative international artists and live art's practitioners, exploring the furthest depths of the psyche and human archtypes.

This year's exhibition offers a rare opportunity to witness the work of the surrealist Swiss painter, sculptor and set designer best known for his creations for the film ALIEN -- the legendary H.R. Giger -- and features exclusive sculptures co-created with his assistant Jules K Bloom, completed before his untimely passing earlier this year.

The exhibition will also showcase work from UK-based illustrator Iain Macarthur, famed for his ability to embellish his portraits with decadent and flirtatiously geometric patterns.  The twisted and warped universe of Scabbage with his disturbing Pests of London series, felt-based provacations from Lucy Sparrow whose recent felt Cornershop exhibition landed on art headlines worldwide, and the sequined skull of Sequin Kay which took 295 hours to complete, a labour that involved individually applying 24,500 sequins and 1,010 Swarovski crystals. 

Alongside are the insurgent rising stars, including Belgian artist Simon Lejeune with his intricate futuristic machina, French artists Jean Francois Bouron and Olivier Dzo and their inked distopian reflections of society, the vivid religious iconography and prison-tattooed figurine pairings distilled from Russian artist Karina Akopyan's unusual visions and Berlin based Anne 'Blondie' Bengard who's colourful japanese influenced works pose undertones of humor and eroticism.

These and many more are part of the fifth year of Modern Panic, with further artists to be announced soon!

Friday 7th November, 
7pm - 11pm
Featuring live art performances
- Limited Tickets Available  
Featuring artists (in alphabetical order):

Karina Akopyan | Jean-Luc Almond | Rhine Bernardino
Anne 'Blondie' Bengard | Jules Bloom | James Bloomfield
Jean-Francois Bouron | Paul Micheal Browne | Christophe Richart Carrozza
Rowen Corkill | Freyja Dean | Olivier Dzo
H.R. Giger | Sandra Heeks | Orli Ivanov
Ann-Marie Johnson | Sequin Kay | Kayleigh O'Keefe
Shannon Rose Lane | Simon Lejeune | Iain Macarthur
Vort Man | Michelle Mildenhall | William Nagle
Dominic Negus | Demitri Nezis | Nihil
Scabbage | Alastair Skerman | Lucy Sparrow
Stefania Tasca | Webbo | James Wheeldon
Trystan Williams | Charlotte Wosiek | Rococo Wonderland

Phil Bedwell | Missa Blue | Bang Crosby
William Frampton | Bettina Fung | Amy Kingsmill
Venus Raven | Twice Shy Theatre | Silvia Ziranek


Friday 7th November 7pm - 11pm
Featuring live art performances
Limited Tickets Available


WHAT: Modern Panic V curated by James Elphick

Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Rd, London, E2 9EG

WHEN: Saturday 8th - Sunday 16th November 

TIMES: 11am - 7pm daily

WEBSITE:  www.guerrillazoo.com/modern-panic-5
RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/509503689152410