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The Bad Vibes Club - Feeling Bad

21 October 2017

The Bad Vibes Club – Feeling Bad

The Bad Vibes Club is a forum for research into negative states, started by the artist Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau. As part of their current research into resentment, necropolitics and other negative political states, The Bad Vibes Club presents ‘Feeling Bad’, a day and evening of workshops and performances.

Join The Bad Vibes Club for a day of workshops by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Sophie Mallet and Hamish MacPherson. We’ll stretch out our resentment, make some bad decisions and move with our clumsiness.

In the evening, Feeling Bad gets performative with new live works by all three artists.

The event is free but booking is essential: info@cca-derry-londonderry.org.


Daytime – Workshops

Yoga and Reading Out-Loud
Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau leads a short YouTube yoga session, followed by a reading out-loud group, reading a text on resentment by Michael Ure. Bring comfortable clothes for yoga, and a mat if you have one.

Bad Moves
Bad Moves is somatic-based movement class related to Hamish MacPherson’s Doomsday is Just Not Coming performance in the evening. Participants will try to indulge in decrepitude, clumsiness and other unwelcomed movement. Bring comfortable or uncomfortable clothes.

Would you Rather with Sophie Mallett
Would you Rather is a game where the player is forced to choose between two compromised scenarios, neither ideal. Artist Sophie Mallett facilitates a reworked version of the game, along with a discussion to explore compromise and complicity.

Evening – Performances

A performance by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau with golf putting and sound, talking through the physical, emotional and aesthetic significance of fire as an instrument of power and politics.

National Anthems
In this performative talk, artist Sophie Mallett offers an insight into her ongoing research around borders, surveillance and sounds – specifically, national anthems. The work navigates a topography of competing technologies that define and confine territories, exploring the politics of control embedded in technologies of sound production and transmission.

Doomsday is Just Not Coming
Hamish MacPherson leads a guided meditation on bitterness, mediocrity and inertness. The performance provides a chance to journey through past aggravation you can’t forget, and future revenge that never seems to arrive.



11:00 – 13:00 Yoga & Reading Out Loud Group with Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Bad Moves with Hamish MacPherson
15:15 – 15:30 Tea break
15:30 – 16:45 Would you Rather with Sophie Mallett
7:30-7:45 – Fire – Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau
8:00-8:30 – National Anthems – Sophie Mallett
8:45-9:15 – Doomsday is Just Not Coming – Hamish MacPherson
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