- Mutate Britain
- 05.12.2008 - 07.12.2008 13.30 h - 22.00 h
Free entry @ Behind the Shutters Gallery, Cordy House
A five week exhibition of multiple media, presented by Urban Style & Hosted by Joe Rush and Wreckage International of the Mutoid Waste Company.
From the earliest flying machines to the present day, the sides of planes have been adorned with imagery, be it the insignia of the crew or a good luck charm to protect them from harm. From deeply personal messages to the down right lewd, many of these where hand painted by the flight-crews themselves.
Joe Rush and Wreckage International (of the 63rd Mutoid Waste Squadron) have presented a select crew of front line artists with titanium sections of aircraft fuselage. How will today’s new model army represent their vision of these tail talismans?
The results will form the centrepiece of a five-week exhibition. Based in the heart of Hoxton, the massive five floor gallery barracks will house sculpture, installation, street talent and performance art every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 21st November.
TRASHING THE PLACE
Mutoid Waste are also known for co creating ‘Trash City’ - an apocalyptic dream-world straight from the pages of a 2000AD comic and the talk of this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Also on display at Mutate Britain will be vehicles and sculptures from the scrap-pile art city.
In keeping with the modern penchant for frequent and unsolicited bombing campaigns, the exhibition will be launching fresh ordinance on a weekly basis throughout the five-week period. Successive launches will feature fresh hangings of selected artists with the inclusion of some very special guests in the form of performance art and DJ talent. There will also be free workshops held during the last weekend of the exhibition, and which will be targeted towards young aspiring artists based in the local community.
A notable aspect of Behind the Shutters Gallery philosophy is the availability and affordability of the art on display. The work on display will therefore be available in poster form (in limited editions and otherwise). We are also encouraging many of the artists to make use of this fantastic space to create pieces on site, and we anticipate many of the works to be site specific and collaborative in nature.
The Mutoid Waste Company are just back from Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA and will also be showcasing prints of the work they did for this famously renegade event.
- Cordy House
- 87-95 Curtain Rd
- EC2 3SB
A Brand new venue with 20,000 square feet of event space located in the heart of Shoreditch. Cordy House has 6 floors, which include a basement and two huge roof terraces.
Tube: Old Street
Phone: 07958 230 333
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