D.A.F.T. Related events & participants: THE (deviant) ART FESTIVAL in Trollhättan

Fred Lindberg started THE (deviant) ART FESTIVAL as a society and network of contemporary artists in London 2005. The thought behind these art events was to put people and ideas together rather than single pieces of art. To create a foundation for collaborations. In 1937 Hitler exhibited “Entartete Kunst”, 1962 came Fluxus events like “The Festival of Misfits” and today our Art is striving to exist in-between being singled out as a degenerate, or choosing to be a misfit.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

(deviant) Artist's other projects: PEACE CAMP at The Brick Lane Gallery

This great event in honour of Peace would of course seem a bit dull without (deviant) Art-ist's. Participants from the festival are Oliver Evelyn-Rahr, Fred Lindberg, Frog Morris, Beth Collar, Joanna Ageborn & Charlotte Young. Their visions of peace will be displayed togather with Wolgang Tillmans, Bob & Roberta Smith, Gavin Turk, Jason Schulman, Shane Bradford just to mention a few. Performing on opening night is The Fucs and of course "our very own" Shit TV crew. More specific information and pictures from the show will be posted here soon. (click image above to view larger and read info.)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Independents Biennial in Liverpool, Oliver Evelyn-Rahr

Found photographic prints, Kardamena, 2003

Working as a swimming teacher on the Greek island of Kos one summer, I chanced upon these images scattered across a street one night.

The several dozen prints had been badly kicked about, many in an irretrievable state and this selection comprises all those that I salvaged. How the prints came to be scattered I am not sure.

I believe the portraits were taken on board a small cruise ship in the town harbour with the intention of selling them back, to the tourists pictured, after the cruise. Many such boats operate out of Kardemena harbour to visit the volcanic island of Nisyros.

I find this collection fascinating because, while the portrait style is very straightforward and traditional so many of the subjects seem not to be posing. They are formal portraits of very relaxed people, captured as they were found.

Their public exhibition together in Liverpool four years later raises interesting issues about the ownership of our images, continues the narrative, by proxy, of the subjects involved and mirrors their original journey. Their presence next to each other as part of a collection, links irreversibly, otherwise separate lives and commemorates unmarked moments from the past.

Oliver Evelyn-Rahr, November 16th 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Independents Biennial in Liverpool, Fred Lindberg.

Friday, November 24, 2006

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Independents Biennial in Liverpool, Charlotte Young & Fred Lindberg

Shit TV has been screened in The Projection Gallery in Liverpool as part of the Independents Biennial in November. Of course the two Shit’s Charlotte and Fred also went there themselves to perform their show live and cover the event.

Apart from The Projection Gallery they could also be seen at The Walker Art Gallery and briefly at Tate Liverpool… before they where thrown out.

Shit TV can even now be accessed via www.greylodge.org on their pod casting site. Many thanks to the people from Greylodge for adding Shit TV to their wonderful collection of otherwise hard-to-attain music, film, texts etc. Have a look www.greylodge.org/gpc

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

(deviant) Artist's other projects:

Charlotte Young was recently involved in a performance art-cum-comedy-cum-music cabaret devised and produced by Mel Brimfield and Sally O’Reilly entitled Brown Mountain Cabaret, both an ode to and a pastiche of the Black Mountain College.


Charlotte performed in a piece devised by artist Claire Hooper wherein she played the part of the very concerned friend of an epileptic who began to fit violently as soon as Sally O’Reilly began giving a lecture on Activism.

Appart from the above: As well as filming the new series of Shit TV with Fred, Charlotte has been working on new video-performance pieces wherein she sets herself tasks and then tells the camera why she can’t perform them, or short monologues about inane or banal incidents that has recently experienced and thought the viewer might be interested to hear it. Works-in-progress can be found here : http://www.myspace.com/theartlark

The last series of Shit TV can be seen here: http://www.myspace.com/reallyshit http://shittv.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 12, 2006

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Oliver Evelyn-Rahr

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Jay & Hugo

”No Ship”, a concept of a vessel that uses an ixian field to become effectively invisible within Frank Herbert´s book, “Heretics of Dune” was the title of Jay Patel´s show at the Seven-Seven Contemporary Gallery on Broadway Market. The show held from the 21st of September to the 8th of October was the last exhibition before the major conversion of the space, and one of the largest to be held there.

Jay brought in David Farnham to become guest curator for the show. The pair selected many established East London artists as well as international artists traveling from as far as New York to take part. Also exhibiting was Hugo Sterk. His piece dealt with the realisation of a journey into a compatible art piece. The installation- sculpture displayed photographic documentation of a journey, and to the beat of a 1.2metre pendulum his images made their gradual decline into a bleach solution. Over the length of the show the erasing of the images demonstrated the separation of substance from sculpture.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

We are happy to announce that (deviant) participants Corinne and Angus got married in Newcastle recently!