Meeting initially in the VJ world, punkvert quickly enhanced each other's tastes and accelerated their artistic knowledge like some spawning primordial soup.
Paul Blackwood, visionary artist behind the seminal UK DJ/VJ group 'Reality Check' hosted the Media Lounge at Turnmills Nightclub since the late 90s. After booking VJ and club promotor funkcutter in 2002, who swiftly became a resident, collaboration in more varied art forms became the way forward.
Punkvert have gone from promotors to VJs to live AV performers to film makers to HARDartists to musicians to running a record label and back to promotors again and all things simultameously proving that Specialisation is indeed for Insects and the only downside is that they don't have enough limbs.
Ex Gratia Recordings - 2008 to present
DIY vinyl and mp3 label featuring anarchistwood, Rude Mechanicals, Handsome Pete, Wonk Unit
The Beautiful and the Rare 2010
Erreth Sondabeng produced the Rude Mechanicals album Cyclops and the Wildebeest in the autumn of 2009 after a frenzied recording session at Shed studios in July 2009. Bivalve Productions have brought together a special show about the making of the album and how the Rudes have been affected by fame in the months since the album release in Jan uary 2010. To be screened at the Portobello Film Festival 2010
Tuli Kupferberg / Thelma Blitz Punkvert Remix 2009
Ardent fans of Tuli's Perverbs on Youtube, punkvert decided to include some of these words of wisdom in their Portbello Film Festival special event. Eventually punkvert uploadeded the mix to archive.org for Thelma and Tuli to see. Thelma broadcasted the mix on PBS in the US for a special Tuli show. Tuli passed over 12th July 2010
Deep Space Disco - 2008/9
Ben Osborne's Noise of Art performing from the Big Chill to the Southbank - Punkvert VJ with the south coast's finest, the awe inspiring Overlap, combine to create a wondrous visual backdrop using BFI cosmonaut footage
402 - 2008
Award winning AV documentary about the relationship between Treatment Rooms artist - Baroness von Reichardt and her pen pal - Texas death row inmate - John Joe Amador otherwise known as Ash. The Baroness flew to Texas in August 2007 to witness Ash's execution. Texan family and friends welcomed artist Nick Reynolds and allowed him to make Ash's death mask hours after his state ordained murder.
Flush - 2008
made with Fancy Chance, Erreth Sondabeng and Sista Kist. Sound track by The Nylon Bypass.
Nocioception - 2007-8
with Sobriety Twist - dark performance driven theatre featuring a sound track by Paul Blackwood and filming and editing by funkcutter - a season at the Edinburgh Fringe and Birminghams' Fierce Arts Festival
Tales From the Treatment Rooms - The Luis Ramirez Story - 2006
Award winning AV documentary about the relationship between Treatment Rooms artist - Baroness von Reichardt and her pen pal - Texas death row inmate - Luis Ramirez and the subsequent mosaic ceramic art wall she erected in his honour.
Larry Love's Outlaw Club - 2006-7
punkvert having been long time followers of the Word of Love were happy to supply visuals to Brixton Jamm every month. Regularly VJing for Alabama 3 Show band and their many guests, punkvert made bespoke work for Alabama 3 and Jamm displayed in both rooms. Paul Blackwood became resident lounge-core DJ and Subterfuge performers joined the ranks every month bringing some fuller flavour to our cowboys cousins down south.
Love Music Hate Racism - 2002-present
funkcutter was involved with LMHR from the start as resident VJ playing at the Manchester Carnival. Punkvert continued to perform at a range of events from small intimate BNP front line pubs in Dagenham with Roll Deep to audiences of 40000 in Trafalgar Square. Punkvert also arranged 'Love Cabaret Hate Homophobia' back in 2004 to alleviate the injustices still much apparent that attack the queer scene.
Claudia Fallah - beauty specialists showreels and website