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Moving Targets - Listen Again

As we near the end of the Moving Targets programme we take some time to review some of the events that have taken place and give you a chance to listen again...

"One institution that is welcoming a more elastic, inclusive reflection on punk is Bristol’s Arnolfini. For their summer-long Moving Targets season, the contemporary arts space is taking the unpredictable and innumerable connotations of punk and attempting to tell a story that veers away from any kind of proclaimed punk truth."
Sammy Jones, Crack Magazine


Our summer season has filled the building with colour, activity and noise. We've made fanzines about how to make changes in our communities, danced to brilliant new bands taking punk in bold new directions and explored many different sides to punk.

This eclectic selection of events all relate in some way to the idea of punk — often to its edges or margins and to punk's future — what it could mean now and how we can use it to question the world we live in.

From live radio shows in the galleries, intense DIY gigs, discussions exploring punk’s past and how to archive radical materials; each event has its own unique character yet is united through a passionate questioning of what punk could be.

Jenny Moore - You can't win them all, ladies and gentlemen: Posers

Jenny Moore produced and hosted the first live Moving Targets radio show in the galleries. 

You can’t win them all, ladies & gentlemen is a live radio show produced by artist and musician Jenny Moore. A studio audience joined Jenny to explore the outside of the outside: what happens when a subculture excludes itself? 

Bristol Archive Records and Shane Baldwin (Vice Squad) in conversation 

Founder of Bristol Archive Records Mike Darby, and former Vice Squad drummer and now punk writer Shane Baldwin shared their stories about the Bristol punk scene in the late 1970's and early 1980's. The discussion was hosted by writer, lecturer and musician Dr Peter Webb, to reveal and discover histories and stories about Bristols punk past.

Charismatic Megafauna 

Charismatic Megafauna performed on the Harbourside. A trio with drums, moves, voices and ideas, they were no-nonsense, and at the same time bizarre.

Always Expanding and Never Closed: Archiving subculture

Why do we archive? How do we (or should we) preserve a subculture or underground activity? How can we address questions and issues around the co-optation of materials from marginal or radical activity into institutional structures?

gal-dem Radio 

Online magazine gal-dem produced and hosted the second live Moving Targets radio show in the galleries.

To come...

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Saturday 05 October 2019, 14:00 to 18:00

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Looking back at this influential exhibition in which contemporary artists explored Britain’s colonial past.