Salon Contemporary is offering emerging, innovative and passionate artists out there a chance to display their work in the creative hub of Notting Hill!Artist of the Week’ is a new and exciting competition, with the opportunity for one selected artist each week to have their work featured on our website in the run up to our AoW Christmas Exhibition. The winning candidate will then be offered a residency in London’s West End! We’re calling on artists from all fields including the visual arts, performance, dance, film, theatre, animation and music!


The exhibiting artists 'Artist of the Week: The Exhibition' are:
Akleria * Alyona Larinova * Dragana Jurisic * Helen Gorill

Saturday, 20 November 2010

An Interview with Akleriah

Q:  What is your signature drink?
A:our Akleriah special - pomegranate juice(double shot),  vodka(double shot), vanilla, gin(single shot), a splash of red wine(single shot), rose syrup,sprinkle of ground coffee, stir and serve in larger iced glasses.

Q:  Can you reveal a secret about your location?
A:  Akleriah is a philosophy that can't be rooted to any single location.

Q:  Where is your next travel destination?
A:  We are hoping to do an octagonal travelling performance London- Moskow-Berlin-Prague-Paris.

Q:  What are your top 3 films?
A:  In our current exploration for a performance it would be : The Savages, Orlando, Pleasantville.

Q:  What’s most played in your music collection?
A:  Our music ranges from classical to contemporary, experimental and anything in-between!

Q:  What is your favorite song lyric and who is it by?
A:  Lyrics and songs are like clothes - would you want to wear the same outfit every day of the year?

Q:  What's you best memory from University?
A:  When Akleriah was born after collaborating on a performance at London Zoo. After monkey training log was carried by Anna around the Zoo while Lenka was burning her paintbrush and dropping daffodils we took on a role of caged animals.

Q:  Where's your local 'hang out'?
A:  Southbank, at the moment, has the right mixture.

Q: Who would you most like to dress up as?
A:  A character that has never been seen before.

Q:  What makes a good performance
A:  Depth, laugh, sorrow, symbolism, cats, glitter, triangular relationships, souls, red wine, rituals.

Q:  If you could only use one word to describe yourself what would it be?
A:  Akleriah

Q:  Which Magazines do you regularly read and why?
A:  Akleriah - we telepathically Google it to each other because it's an honest reality.

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