Monday, 27 December 2010

New Years Eve Party @ ACF Gallery

Come one, Come all, ....... Video Games, Movie Screening, Art Instalment and whatever sounds clever in the weather :) 

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Travels: A Dam in the River Amstel

Name is derived from Amstellerdam, indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Have A Nice Day - Student Home of Tomorrow Project

See if you can spot the cool kid wearing a Solouniko/ACF piece? 

Swedish architects We Are You were recently awarded 1st price in a competition for their proposal “Have a Nice Day” for a new student residential house in . You can see more images, a video, and the architect’s description from the link below. 

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Suu~Itorīfu (スウィートリーフ) >>>>>> ACF HQ Resident # 4

Trumpet: brass instrument having 3 valves and producing up to 12 notes.
Bell: flared end part of the instrument.

Tuning slide: allows to change the tube length and then modify the pitch.
Water key: tube allowing the saliva to evacuate.
Third valve tube: segment that gets the tube longer making the pitch tone to be one tone and a half lower.
Mute: apparatus that can be placed in the bell in order to soften the sound.
Valve: mechanism that allows to change the tube length to produce different notes.
Second valve tube: segment that gets the tube longer making the pitch tone to be half a tone lower.
First valve tube: segment that gets the tube longer making the pitch tone to be one tone lower.
Mouthpiece: slim piece of a wind instrument that is placed between the lips.
Thumb rest: place to put the thumb in order to support the trumpet.
Finger button: button that actions the valve when pressed.
Little finger rest: place to put the little finger in order to support the trumpet.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Friday, 13 August 2010

Art Is Dead.........

“Art is dead. Long live Dada.” - Walter Serner

"Dada means nothing. We want to change the world with nothing.” - Richard Huelsenbeck

"I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste." - Marcel Duchamp 

"Art Comes First" - S.L, S.M, P.B.

“Art has nothing to do with taste. Art is not there to be tasted.” - Max Ernst 

 “What is generally termed reality is, to be precise, a frothy nothing.” - Hugo Ball

“We do not wish to imitate nature, we do not wish to reproduce. We want to produce. We want to produce the way a plant produces its fruit, not depict. We want to produce directly, not indirectly. Since there is not a trace of abstraction in this art we call it concrete art.” - Hans Arp 

“I wish to blur the firm boundaries which we self-certain people tend to delineate around all we can achieve.” - Hannah Hoch

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Kalliope >>>> ACF HQ Latest Resident ♯3

NT2-A Rode
Multi Pattern 1" Condenser Microphone
Gender: Feminine
Usage: Greek Mythology
Other Scripts: Καλλιοπη (Ancient Greek)
Means "beautiful voice" from Greek καλλος (kallos) "beauty" and οψ (ops) "voice". In Greek mythology she was a goddess of epic poetry and eloquence, one of the nine Muses.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Made For HQ

Vegan cookies in a cardboard box getting crushed by quotes :)

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Guerilla Art..... I'm Reloading!!!!


Ideals raised from primitive roots, such as blues music and voodoo blood, packaged neatly in bow ties and oxfords.
A fist fight in white gloves, single malt in the gutter.
We call it Sophistipunk.

The Bell-Shaped Curve

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Friday, 9 July 2010

Dada & Dadaism

Dadaism: Historical Overview.
excerpt from "The Dada Archive"
by Timothy Shipe
Curator, International Dada Archive

Contemporary art as we know it could not have come into existence without Dada. Virtually every artistic principle and device which underlies the literature, music, theater, and visual arts of our time was promoted, if not invented, by the Dadaists: the use of collage and assemblage; the application of aleatory techniques; the tapping of the artistic resources of the indigenous cultures of Africa, America, and Oceania; the extension of the notion of abstract art to literature and film; the breaking of the boundaries separating the different art forms from one another and from "everyday life"; the notion of art as performance; the expropriation of elements of popular culture; the notion of interaction or confrontation with the audience--everything which defines what we loosely call the "avant-garde."

One would be hard pressed to name an artistic movement since 1923 which does not, at least in part, trace its roots to Dada: Surrealism, Constructivism, Lettrism, THE BEAT POETS, Pop- and Op-Art, Conceptual Art, Minimalism, Punk Rock and even ACF.

But the effects of Dada are not limited to the world of the arts; its impact on contemporary life has been felt from the streets of Chicago to Madison Avenue. The style of political protest which came to the forefront in the late sixties--mock trials, Yippies, Guerrilla theater--can readily be traced back to the actions of the Dadaists in Zurich during the First World War. And commercial advertising as we know it today is indebted to the Dadaists' experiments with collage and typography; indeed, two members of the Berlin Dada group founded a "Dada Advertising Agency," and the Hanover Dadaist Kurt Schwitters designed newspaper and magazine advertisements which pioneered techniques we now take for granted.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Reality Is A Matter of Perspective - ACF Studio Exhibition

Central Saint Martins graduate Marcus Morrison-Pemberton creates art under the emotionally charged alter ego 'Dupelux'. The 'Reality is a matter of perspective' exhibition deals mainly with consumerism, engaging with specific issues like conspicuous consumption, virtual reality vs reality, branding, and identity to name but a few. Mixed media visuals from a refreshing perspective addressing engaging social and political issues also.

Marcus' artistic inspirational figures are Tobias Wong, Fredrich Hundertwasser, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. He also draws great inspiration form the works of French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard as well as other key figures in the postmodernist movement.

Please check poster for details:

There will be drinks, please RSVP and bring a friend.