Auto Italia South East
|Founder||Kate Cooper, Amanda Dennis, Rachel Pimm|
|Type||Non-profit artist-run space|
|Kate Cooper, Amanda Dennis, Richard John Jones, Rachel Pimm, Aoife 'Chief' Flynn, Theo Cook, Marianne Forrest, Marleen Boschen|
Auto Italia South East is an not-for-profit artist run organisation and charity that commissions and produces new work currently co-run by Kate Cooper, Marianne Forrest and Marleen Boschen. Founded in 2007, it aims to provide a framework for developing alternative approaches to production, self-organisation and exhibition formats collaborating directly with emerging artists. Auto Italia South East are currently located on York Way, Kings Cross, North London. In 2011 the Arts Council England added Auto Italia to its list of National Portfolio Organisations
Auto Italia LIVE
In 2010 Auto Italia LIVE was launched in collaboration with LuckyPDF with five, one hour long TV episodes performed and broadcast live over the internet and to a studio audience. In September 2011 Auto Italia began a second series of TV shows again performed in front of a live audience and broadcast live online from the space. This series focuses on how television affects expectations and perceptions of culture and public spaces. Artists have been commissioned to produce new work for the shows including soap operas, factual programmes, documentary works, and human and mechanical choreography.
Participating artists include Nathan Budzinski, Benedict Drew, Francisco Pedraglio, Heather Phillipson, Eddie Peake, Andrew Kerton, Leslie Kulesh, Rachel Pimm, and Lorenzo Tebano.
in 2009 and again in 2010 Auto Italia collaborated with the music promoter and record label collective Upset the Rhythm to curate a weekend festival called Yes Way! The festival brought together artists such as Darren Banks, Justin Jaeckle, Ruth Angel Edwards, and Katie Guggenheim and musicians such Male Bonding, Roseanne Barrr, Lovvers and Graffiti Island.
Il Trasloco is an independent documentary from 1991, which tells the story of the Autonomia (or ‘refusal of work’) movement that began in Italy in the 1960s. Documenting the emptying of the unofficial headquarters of the movement, and narrated by one of its key proponents, Franco Berardi. The translation and subtitling of this film is by Federico Campagna (Through Europe) and Richard John Jones and was commissioned by Auto Italia South East.
- Rose Poole (May 2011). "Auto Italia's DIY TV". Dazed Digital. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
- "From LuckyPDF TV this is Auto Italia LIVE". thisistomorrow.info. 2010-11-29.
- "Auto Italia Live!". Mousse Magazine. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
- Amy Maguire (2011-10-14). "South East London Gallery, Auto Italia Live!". Candid Magazine Online. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
- "Auto Italia South East → Project → Yes Way!". Autoitaliasoutheast.org. 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
- "Institute of Contemporary Arts : Film : Artists’ Film Club: Il Trasloco (Moving out of the Future)". Ica.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
- Auto Italia activity guide produced for Camden Arts Centre
- This is Tomorrow interview Auto Italia
- Auto Italia South East (Website)
- Auto Italia South East (Blog)
- Auto Italia's Vimeo Page