Events

11th March 2015

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“A People’s Manifesto” will be performed to MPs and guests at the House of Commons, 11th March 2015 @ 14.30

Revolutionary artist and crooner, Joseph Young, AKA Giuseppe Marinetti of Neo Futurist Collective, shares his participatory sound art project, Revolution #10 to MPs and their guests next month at the House of Commons. The art work produced “A People’s Manifesto” asked the public 3 simple questions about democracy over a series of artist residencies. Their answers have been made into a multi-layered sound installation and performance piece. The work, which was co-commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s InTRANSIT Festival and the Brighton Digital Festival, was conceived to promote democracy among a diverse section of UK citizens; encompassing well heeled shoppers in Brighton to residents of Golborne Ward, north Kensington, one of the most deprived areas in London. The project also features soundings from citizens in Oldham, Lancashire.

The questions are:

1)       If you were elected as Prime Minister at the General Election in May 2015, what is the first thing you would say to the nation?
2)       Does democracy matter?
3)       (Complete this sentence) “We need a revolution because…”

The inspiration behind the project came from The Beatles song Revolution 9 on the White Album, which John Lennon often referred to as “the sound of protest”. The answers to the 3 questions have been recorded and layered, making a radical collage of the hopes and fears of citizens for the next 5 years.

Young says “ I wanted to counter the idea being put about by Russell Brand and others that democracy doesn’t matter and voting doesn’t count. My experience throughout this project has shown that ordinary people do passionately care about democracy and the need to protect it.”

The project website www.revolution10.uk widens participation by allowing the public to send in their own texts, images and sound recordings in response to the 3 questions, regardless of where they live.

“A People’s Manifesto” is a non party political project produced by Neo Futurist Collective and Fruit for the Apocalypse. The performance at the House of Commons has been facilitated by Caroline Lucas, MP.

12th Sept 2014

The Revolution continues…

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The revolutionary roadshow rolls into town for the Brighton Digital Festival, where Revolution #10 has been awarded one of the prestigious Arts and Tech commissions. From September 1st there will be a new website that will invite the public to answer  3 questions and to submit their sound recordings and revolutionary images.

On Sept 12th at Phoenix Gallery and Studios, the sound installation “A People’s Manifesto” will be launched along with a presentation and Q&A about the project. In addition, Joseph AKA Giuseppe will also perform “A Victory Speech”. All of the materials will be composed entirely of answers given by the public to the 3 questions.

1. If you were elected as Prime Minister at the General Election in May 2015, what is the first thing you would say to the nation?

2. Does Democracy matter?

3. (Complete this sentence) We need a revolution because…

The project then continues outside Moshimo in Bartholomew Sq. (opp the Town Hall) on Sept. 13th from 10-5pm and at The Open Market on 20th Sept.

 

26th July 2014

Launch of The Gentrification Suite

The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing, Trellick Tower, London.

On 26th July at InTRANSIT festival The Gentrification Suite will be performed live for the first time. The catalogue and CD edition will be available at the launch at a special price, as an edition of 50. The Gentrification Suite is a sumptuous and smooth political song suite in the style of Mahogonny Songspiel by Brecht/Weill, telling the story of a young man from the suburbs who comes to the big city to hang out in Dalston/Williamsburg/Mitte

Salvage City – 5pm July 26th entrance free

July 18-27th 2014

 

“You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world” (Lennon/McCartney, 1968)

REVOLUTION #10

Revolution #10 gives the public a voice in creating A People’s Manifesto to express the hopes and fears of the nation for the next 5 years, as we approach the General Election in 2015.

From 18-27th July, we will open the doors of our Campaign Hub at Goldfinger Factory, underneath the iconic Trellick Tower building in West Kensington, offering workshops and artist surgeries with our artist-in-residence and Skinny Vintage CEO, Giuseppe Marinetti as part of InTRANSIT festival.

Our manifesto will consist of sound recordings, poetry, films, photographs, books, banners and anything else we can think of to express your ideas for the nation in an evolving exhibition, accompanied by impromptu performances.

At its’ heart are 3 questions:

1) If you were elected as Prime Minister in May 2015, what would be the first thing you would say to the nation?

2) Does democracy matter?

3) We need a revolution because… (complete this sentence)

Skinny Vintage is not affiliated to any political party or movement and we will consider all views from across the political spectrum. The only thing we will not tolerate is any form of hate speech or discrimination. The artist-in-resident’s judgement will be final…

Every Saturday throughout July, Joseph and his team will be running a Campaign Stall on Golborne Road market to connect with as many people as possible, collecting interviews, drawings, writings and rants to incorporate in the exhibition.

Come and visit us at Goldfinger Factory and enjoy a Molotov Mocktail at the Redemption Bar, whilst you listen to an evolving playlist of recordings, speeches and songs on our Listening Post and browse our collection of revolutionary books in the pop-up library.

The exhibition will culminate in a performance of A Victory Speech, setting out our People’s Manifesto, performed by Giuseppe Marinetti at the Opening and Private View on July 25th between 6 and 9pm.

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May 16th 2014

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The Gentrification Suite

“Easy Listening as Art practice”

Skinny Vintage CEO Giuseppe Marinetti today released an album of songs that blend easy listening with politics. Created as part of “The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing”, this conceptual digital artwork is entitled “The Gentrification Suite”.

Track Listing:

1. Sexy Socialista Sisters

2. Who is She?

3. S.C.D.O. Sounds like Disco

4. Middle East of the End

5. Shoreditchification

Available to download at Bandcamp from May 16th 2014, accompanied by a bonus track and a beautiful PDF catalogue.

April 25th 2014

The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing
Performance Installation
Estorick Collection, London

The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing pays homage to the legacy of futurist artists Luigi Russolo and FT Marinetti, so it is appropriate that the last leg of our current UK tour is at the Estorick in London – home to the UK’s finest collection of Italian Futurist art.

The audience will be led on a sonic journey throughout the six rooms of the gallery by our narrator Giuseppe Marinetti (AKA artist Joseph Young) using wireless headphone technology from Sennheiser.

The piece is an ambitious and pertinent story of gentrification, anti-semitism and austerity and how the financial and political turmoil of the 1930’s has come back to haunt us…Don’t miss your final chance to see the performance in the UK this year.

April 25th 2014
6.30 and 8.30 pm (performance lasts 1 hour)
Tickets £10 (£8) available here.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
39a Canonbury Square
London N1 2AN

Hope to see you there…

 

February 10th 2014

Concert performance at the University of Surrey

Monday 10 February 2014

6-7pm Reception in Lewis Elton Gallery

followed by a performance at 7.30pm in Ivy Arts Centre.

Tickets: £10; £8 concession; £2 U18/students

More details here

 

Jan 13th – Feb 14th 2014

The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing (exhibition)

We are very excited to announce the commissioning of the original sound installation at the Lewis Elton Gallery in the University of Surrey and a special one-off performance to accompany the exhibition on February 10th.

University of Surrey web site has more details of the installation and performance here

November 14th 2013

Schei$e Kunst

An evening of S**t Art and excellent cabaret
Bethnal Green Working Mens Club

Tickets available here:

 

October 8th 2013

Schei$e Kunst
A Celebration of S**t Art
Bethnal Green Working Mens Club

Book Advance Tickets here

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