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, January 16, 2008

(deviant) Artist's other projects: 8 deviant artist in exhibition “Twelve Steps Down”.

Valentina Ferrandes, Beth Collar, Hugo Sterk, Elizabeth McTernan, Gareth Barnett, William Brock Graham Hughes, Giles Hinchcliff and Matt Blackler are the deviant participants in the show:
“Twelve Steps Down” Shoreditch Town Hall, London 16th to 20th January Private view 16th January 2008 6-10 pm 25artists have been invited to produce a site-concerned work inspired by the short story “The Drowned Giant” by J.G. Ballard and by the labyrinthine, vernacular architecture of Shoreditch Town Hall’s basement The result is a stunning exhibition that exploits the dialogue between space and narrative through of Ballard’s concerns. Decay,fragility and relativity of human morality, as well as representation of body through architecture, violence and sanity are some of the conceptual directions taken by the artists.