The Dotmasters will be showing some new work at the show ‘Small Acts of Resistance’ which will preview on November 4th at Black Rat Projects (behind Cargo) on Rivington Street. The show will includes an installation by Swoon as well as works by Peter Kennard, Matt Small, Know Hope and Armsrock
So the Mad Pride tribe came together for the day of action in Hyde park at speakers corner yesterday. As i arrived the effigy sporting a double faced head (made during an effigy making workshop at Core arts the week before) hung from a tree. As the chill wind blew, it spun to reveal the lying eyes of both cameron and osbourne. The demonstrators sporting their new Mad pride tee shirts and holding the placards of earlier posts, listened to rallying cries of defiance and sad tales of psychiatric miss adventure. These cuts shouldn’t hurt our societies most vulnerable but it seems that those whose voices are the weakest will be the ones who pay the dearest. After poetry, call to arms and a two minute scream, the effigy was beaten with some gusto, its entrails (sausages) finally being cooked on an open fire made of its body and devoured by the crowd.
The event was important in generating a sense of unity among the displaced and medicated, in these troubled and stressful times there may not be much that separates the sane from the mad, there but for the grace of god go i.
Its been a busy week in the dot studio with preparations for the Mad Pride demo. Placards have been made for the event and 100 tee shirts for the demonstrators. I think the tee shirts will be on sale from the Mad Pride website in the near future.
Helen Soteriou from Juxtaposed visited the studio a couple of weeks ago for a chat and to take some photos, check em out at Juxtaposed here.
Mad Pride have asked me to provide the placards and design tee shirts for the demo on the 26th of October. So here’s the finished item. The papers are starting to break down the proposed cuts, and to be honest they are frightening. Why should the most vulnerable citizens pay for the mistakes of our richest ? Ah… thats right, because they have no voice or power. Glad we live in a caring society eh? Come along on the 26th and support our nations Mad people, help them get the care they deserve!