Fans of Live Art
Owen G. Parry
25 –27 September 2015
Live Art Development Agency, London.
Participants: LaJohn Joseph, Angel Rose, Laura Dee Milnes, Laura Gwen Miles, Gareth Cutter, Rhys Cook, Vikki Chalklin, KindergartenKop, Jayson Patterson, Megan Vaughan, Allie Carr, Jo Hauge, Matthew Maguire and Eliza Clarke
Fanaticize over a live art figure, document, group, movement or practice of your hearts desire!
What might be the fruits of relinquishing professionalism and critical cynicism in favour of more sincere, delusional, and emotionally-driven approaches of the fan?
Participants were invited to spend 3 days fanaticizing over a live art figure, document, group, movement or practice of their hearts desire. Fan-subject choices made out of irrelevance, unsound perspective, biased or flawed motives, and "horny" desires were encouraged.
Participants were led into possession by their subject, and offered a toolkit of unusual fan methods by fan experts to create their very own live art fan fictions on and through the medium of live art.
Included: stalking, romance, collecting, shrines, parody mashups, tribute acts, body modification, cosplay, roleplay, chanting, moshing and fainting!