Thursday, November 06, 2008

F L U X U S in A B E R Y S T W Y T H

On Saturday November 28th 1968 the UK's seminal FLUXUS event happened in Aberystwyth- the Flux concert organised by Brian Lane, Rainbow Day and the Dream Machine in what was then the parish hall and is now the Castle Theatre.

40 years on almost to the day Aberystwyth will be restaging the Fluxconcert with an evening of the original Flux scores, culminating in a leaflet concert.

Using the event's original abstract face logo I have re-designed the poster for the 2008 event.

Currently I am working on providing a recreation of Brian Lane's original leaflets,
44 beautifully finished typographical works to be launched into the air from high up
in the Castle Theatre by Rich's mechanic constructions - biscuit tin catapults,tennis racket propulsions and hair dryer propelled tikka tape.

Mapping Cardiff

Dr Heike Roms, a senior lecturer at Aberystwyth commissioned me to draw a floor-sized map of Cardiff for her work at the Experimentica festival at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. The project forms part of her ongoing research into documenting and mapping Performance Art in Wales.

Visitors were invited to share their experiences of performance work in Cardiff over the last 45 years by locating them on a large walkable map of the city – and thereby contributing to a growing archive of Performance Art in Wales.

Professor Mike Pearson of the renowned Brif Gof and Andre Stitt performance artist and part of the Trace collective were amongst those who recorded their experiences on the drawing which will be exhibited in Chapter Arts Centre.

Some images from the event are below.