Socket to me!

There's a storm brewing and everyone's invited! Electric Weekend is a series of free events celebrating the launch of b3 media's new Brixton stronghold, Electric Avenue Studios. Curated by ELECTRA co-director Lina Russell, artists' talks, screenings, and network actions will channel London's interventionalist media arts scene as vital, mappable current primed for public combustion. Apt conductors will be made of spectators participating in DIY and BYOMedia happenings like Emma Hedditch's 'Video Home, Come On', an amalgamating montage of home-movie clips to be collected on-site from willing exhibitionists. Sarai Media Lab's Cybermohalla project recreates an Indian mohalla (dense urban neighborhood) online through the diaristic expressions of working class youth in Delhi. British net art collective low-fi and veteran Rachel Baker will unveil new projects and get synaptic with each other, producing a participatory 'node drawing' stemming from Baker's forthcoming 'media arts mapping tool', which will track and visualize circuits of funding and influence for new media in the UK. This weekend, June 26 and 27, slide down to Electric Avenue Studios in Brixton, South London and land yourself in the eye of the storm: suit up and plug in. - Kevin McGarry