ACT ART 8 – CENSORED. w/ Jodie Harsh, Kelly Osbourne, Sadie Frost & Sophie Ellis Bexter. Was On Friday, July 9th. @ The Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens st, London, EC1V1NQ, 10pm - 4am
ACT ART 8 – CENSORED
Friday 9th July 2010. 8PM-4AM
@ The Islington Metal Works,
7 Torrens St, Angel, Islington, London, EC1V 1NQ
100 Artists, 1 Venue, 1 Night,
40 Films, 35 Live Shows across 10 Live Spaces, Seated Cinema, Food & Outdoor Area.
Live Art/Performance/Music PA's/Film/Video/Installation/Photography/Painting/DJ's
Limited Advance £10 Q-Jump Tickets available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/82219
Or in person from:
CLONE ZONE (Soho) Old Compton Street.
The George & Dragon, Shoreditch.
On the door: £10 b4 10pm/ £12 after
MAIN STAGE hosted by SCOTTEE
FILM screenings include:
starring David Hoyle & Ashley Ryder
Introduced on the night by Ashley Ryder.
'THE TOWN THAT BOARS ME'
starring Jodie Harsh, Kelly Osbourne, Sadie Frost & Sophie Ellis Bexter
DJ'S: PRINCESS JULIA & SCOTTEE
For more info please visit http://www.actart.co.uk/
ARTISTS confirmed so far include:
AINE PHILLIPS & MANUEL VASON
ALLAN STANLEY TAYLOR
BEN CHARLES EDWARDS
BERIVAN SAYICI & PAUL FLORIAN
INBRED HYBRID COLLECTIVE
JUSTIN ALLEN & RACHEL PARRY
KEVIN BRIAN HOWBROOK
MARIANNA & DANIEL O’REILLY
MARTIN THE ROBOT
MOUSE & TOM THE BEAR
NADIA DE CARLO
NICOLA RUBEN MONTINI (Sponsored by FIORELLA MANCINI)
OLIVER FROST & MARC MASSIVE
THOMAS JOHN BACON
VES PITTS & JOE JEFFREYS
This event addresses CENSORSHIP.
Is CENSORSHIP really appropriate?
Do individuals have the right to say whatever they wish even if this offends someone else?
Does CENSORSHIP have the effect of making art more appealing, more glamorous, and more exciting?
Is it controlling and arrogant to suggest the public needs protecting?
Is CENSORSHIP about what’s morally wrong or obscene, or is it subjective?
CENSORSHIP surrounds us, be it freedom of speech, censorship of art and culture, freedom of expression or removal of media that’s deemed to be harmful, insensitive, objectionable, embarrassing or inconvenient to those in power. Thankfully it’s extremely hard (if not impossible) for those in authority to control our personal choices and forms of expression because in order for us to be controlled we must all think the same way, which of course is never really going to happen.
Curated and produced by Oliver Frost and Marc Massive and now in its 8th year, ACT ART is an underground event that takes place twice year, merging art, fashion, pop and club culture. ACT ART programmes experimental, radical, challenging, non-mainstream work that’s sometimes difficult to watch, or be confronted with, by emerging and established artists working in all media. ACT ART offers a space for those who are willing to take risks, have something to say (be it political, confrontational, beautiful, or ugly) and where censorship is not an issue. ACT ART aims to bring different people together, brake down social barriers, steer away from the cliquey art world (and its politics) and make art more accessible and fun whilst still remaining thought provoking.