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from The Wine and Cheese Appreciation Society of Greater London

Friday 27th April 7pm-10/11pm

Property is mean - intellectual or not The free software movement (Richard Stallman, the GNU Project, the Free Software Foundation, etc.) claims that intellectual property is a bit of a contradiction in terms. They argue that information wants to be free and restricting use, distribution or development of digital goods such as software is a violation of its purposes and principles.

As these "goods" can be copied almost infinitely often one might ask: why constrain access to these goods that are already virtually a common good? But then, one also has to ask: what is it about material wealth that makes it right, without alternative even, to treat it as private property? Most proponents of open-source software and proponents of intellectual property rights reforms distinguish between "intellectual property law" and your run-of-the-mill property law; they oppose the former but appreciate the latter. On the contrary, we want to ask how well founded is the proclaimed distinction between "intellectual" and material property?

When free software was first devised against the emerging software industry it was thought of as a "legal hack": by claiming one's ownership of software one could ensure it stayed freely available and could not be appropriated. Nowadays Lawrence Lessig and the Creative Commons movement encourage everyone to act in the same spirit: musicians, authors, snapshot photographers and bloggers are all encouraged to claim copyright on their work and to specify exactly what someone is (not) allowed to do with their work. Somewhere a "legal hack" became the means to establish a more rigid copyright regime. We want to discuss whether this development is inherent in attempts to hack the law.

Finally, we want to discuss how people make money with open-source software. The curiosity of it is, that it seems to combine the idea of giving away stuff for free with successful business models. How does this work?


  On 16th March 1996 Murray Beetson, the promoter behind Dreamscape, died after losing control of his new Porsche. This tragedy sent shockwaves throughout the Rave scene

On Wednesday 15th February 2012 Limazulu Project Space is holding a special one night event, hosted by: Ed Lehan, Michael Levitt and Ben Thomson

Doors 7pm sharp

New work and research by Rumi Josephs and Matt Drage

For the past eight months, Josephs and Drage have been having conversations with each other about submission, resistance and transcendence. They have located a battleground deep in the gut and in the hidden recesses of the central nervous system—in the bodily roots of hunger and desire. They believe that the manner in which the battle is fought will determine our ability to withstand the forces of social control. Tactics include: medication, perversion, ritual and augmentation.

For their exhibition at Lima Zulu, they will set up a temporary research centre. For ten days they will be living and working in the gallery space, making sculptures, writing and conducting interviews.



7PM-8PM: Presentations from Josephs and Drage
8PM-9PM: Open discussion

7:30PM: IAIN BALL, “Philips 2013 - The Guts”: fractals, Black Swans, speculative realism, Mayannnectivity and the Age of Uncertainty

8:30PM -- BORIS JARDINE, “An ape with angel glands”: a practical guide to techniques of embaling, cryonic preservation, simian gland procurement and votive offering

6PM - 7PM - Presentations from Josephs and Drage
7PM - 8:30PM - Open discussion


  Bitcoins, Money (and Credit)

Tuesday 16th August 2011 7:00pm

Bitcoin is a virtual currency whose claim to fame is that some US politicians became aware of its use to buy drugs on the Internet. However, the Bitcoin project is much more ambitious than merely providing a somewhat anonymous way to buy stuff on the internet. Bitcoins are meant as a new currency: a new money for the Internet age. In fact, this new money is based on different principles than all modern currencies, i.e. credit money.

Because of this ambition, the project provides splendid opportunity to ask what money *is*. That is, we claim that Bitcoin reflects on various qualities of money which are usually taken for granted by addressing them as "technical challenges". In particular, the Bitcoin design is an attempt to solve the "technical" problem of how to exclude people from social wealth and how to maintain a permanent conflict of interest. Hence, we want to present how Bitcoins work and discuss what these technical innovations imply about the social conditions known as the "free market".

Furthermore, the Bitcoin protocol is an expression of scepticism against credit and credit money. For example, the total amount of currency that can ever be created is fixed to the arbitrary magnitude of 21 million. Hence, a lot of discussions about Bitcoin focus on the imminent "deflationary spiral". On the contrary, if there is time left, we want to discuss the question why all modern currencies are credit money. That is, why does capitalism lead to the development of a credit system and in the last instance credit money. Instead of discussing the advantages/disadvantages of a new gold standard we want to discuss why there is no gold standard any more.

No prior knowledge of computer science, finance or Bitcoins is necessary to participate.

Format for the evening: London's Wine and Cheese Appreciation Society present an hour long breakdown of the workings of the bitcoin phenomena, with a structured analysis of its relationship to the gold standard and modern currencies. This will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the implications and possible applications of virtual currency exchange. We're not setting a time limit to the length of discussion - if necessary we'll run till the early hours.

Summer Season 2011


12 May

lives and works
Harry Meadley
ft. Simeon Barclay, hardeep Panhal and Ingram Roeder

26th May 2011

Nina Wakeford

9th June 2011

Oliver Rafferty and William Robinson

7th July 2011

The New Deal
Holly White - Curated by Ben Vickers

21st July 2011

Michaeloswell: Graphicdesigner. Works 2001—2011: Ten Years Graphicdesign; Retrospective Designexhibition – A graphic odyssey in two languages
Michael Oswell

4th August 2011


Live Screening of Adam Curtis' New Documentary -
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

films exploring how computers have radically changed our society.

Monday, May 23rd, 30th and June 6th· 8:30pm - 11:00pm

Ginger Beer Reception @ 8.30pm

IRL Chat Room Post Screening

  Militant Cinema
25th June – 3rd July 2011

Limazulu presents “Militant Cinema”, a short season of films exploring the themes and circumstances surrounding Workerism (Operaismo), a Marxist tendency within the Italian workers movement from the 1960s. Through allegory and pastiche the films expand and illustrate the ideas contained within the movement. First, that it is the working class who are the active agent within capitalism rather than capital, which is always reactive to the movements of the working class, subjugating and oppressing their innovations. Second, that Marx should be radically re-read beginning with works such as the Grundrisse to reunderstand Marxism as a thorough going materialism. Third, that the answer is for workers within a constantly shifting class structure to unite around the abolition of the system of wage labour, rather than agitate for more equity in its mediation. Rather than pass through a period of ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’, communism could be established more immediately, through struggling for autonomy of the working class from capitalism, a capitalism whose continuation is contingent on their labour. Opposed to more traditional Leninist parties such as the PCI (Partito Comunista Italiano), workerist tactics of occupation, sabotage and the valorisation of the working class spilled into concern for the place of women’s work in the home, for ‘the social factory’ and the cooperative and hence proto-communist nature of working class life.

This eclectic group of films help trace the ideas of the movement and portray something of the social context in which it was born, promising a broad and colourful introduction to late 20th Century Italy - a site of mass insurrection, violent struggle and state repression, with a legacy that has left the Italian political landscape with permanent and bloody scars.

  Winter Season 2010/11

Your Space Is Our Business

Lloyd Corporation

Thursday 18th November 2010

The Daisies (1966) / Twilight (2008)
A film evening with a talk by Hana J

Thursday 25th November 2010

Let’s Go Outside
Curated by Iain Ball, Emily Jones and Ben Vickers

Thursday 9th December 2010

Anal Panopticon

Huw Lemmey

Thursday 16th December 2010

Your Affectionate Friend
David Buckley

Thursday 13th January 2011

Urban Film 1: Los Angeles Plays Itself

Thursday 20th January 2011

Freedom To! Power To!
Katie Schwab

Thursday 27th January 2011

Kill Joy (Act 1)
Lily Keal

Thursday 17th February 2011

The Pot Show

Thursday 10th March 2011
  Baldwin's Nigger/Take This Hammer (Double Bill)
a night of films featuring the American novelist, playwright and poet James Baldwin, including a talk by London based writer Michael Harding

Wednesday 10th November 2010

  Who are Old Forest?
Paintings by Anna Rosen and Georgina Nettell
Music by Old Forest

Tuesday 12th october 2010
  Summer Season 2010


James Whittingham

Friday 11th June 2010

Morag Keil and Manuela Gernedel

Wednesday 23th June 2010

Lawrence Westlake

Wednesday July 7th 2010


A short season of films on sex in radical politics
Organised by Huw Lemmey

Monday 12th to Sunday 25th July 2010

Richard Whitby and Jamie George

Wednesday 4th August 2010

Seth Pick

Thursday 19th August 2010

An evening of films and performance at Limazulu
Lucy Parker and Siân Robinson Davies

Wednesday 8th September 2010
  Spring Season 2010

Limazulu interview, Artlicks


Rosanna McLaughlin & Katie Schwab

4th February 2010


Richard Hards & Seth Pick

18th February 2010

Julia Gouin

28th February 2010

There Is Only The Taking Up Of Tools
Mary Hurrell, Beatrice Loft Schulz, Hania Stella-Sawicka, Ursula Wild and Rosanna Mclaughlin

18th March 2010

Roman Liska

01st April 2010

Oliver Robinson

15th April 2010
  Autumn/Winter Season 2009/10

Dan Blurton

22nd october 2009


Sam Thomson, James Stodart, Claire Baily, Neil Kilpatrick and Ellie Wright

6th Novermer 2009

Huw Lemmey

19th November 2009

Lola Wilson with Michael Harding and Steven Pank

3rd December 2009

Richard Parry

10th December 2009

Michael Levitt

7th January 2010
  Summer Season 2009

Jonathan Mainley

Alex Head, Matthew Robinson, Katie Schwab

Michael Levitt, Seth Pick, Lola Wilson, Katie Schwab and Huw Lemmey