08 December, 2005

"Art is the elimination of the unecessary"*

In a calculated snub to the Turner Prize, radical art collective 'The Swords of Truth' have released video art of their latest installation 'Norman plus three' just days after the prize was awarded.

Critics have hailed it's daring conceit. "Counter to an increasingly stagnant British art scene relying on tired cliches 'The Swords of Truth' are creating genuinely engaging sometimes frightening work." applauded Brian Sewell yesterday.

As well as drawing on the work of contemporary video artists like Scott Pagano and Chris Cunningham the work also cheekily references Bacon's reworking of Velazquez' Pope portraits.

"It's a rather clever nod to the viewer that it references Pope Innocent, all part of the rich cultural background of this work".

When asked if he was planning to journey to Bagdhad to meet the controversial art group Sewell replied "I might sound like one, but I'm not a complete cunt you know."

* Pablo Picasso

6 Step to the white courtesy phone:

Blogger MadMondo shout your mess

You need a radio show you can get sacked from.

On a related topic - enjoying the Nathan Barley re-run on C4?

December 08, 2005 10:53 am

Blogger Chris shout your mess

I noticed it was on again, and then forgot to watch. As I am one of those anal types who has to watch from the start I shall wait for the DVD. I remember it as muchly enjoyable though - if quite different to the original character.

Charlie Brooker's original pieces were often so angry that it made me piss. Inspirational.

See them all compiled at

December 08, 2005 11:02 am

Blogger psmly01 shout your mess

Ahh the golden age of TVGOHOME featuring the iCunt himself. Remember those heady days Chris? I was so hot at college I managed to streamline my attendance down to one morning a week, and even then I'd be carrying my jimmy white 'Apache' cue ready for a serious pool and guiness session.....that stuff should have a warning on it 'may turn your stool black' Great days indeed...

December 08, 2005 7:58 pm

Blogger Chris shout your mess

Halcyon days indeed

"You mean I've only got four weeks to do this single project? What, and I only need to show you ideas - not specs, quotes, and print-ready artwork. You're all Nazis, where's my cue?

December 09, 2005 10:00 am

Blogger de shout your mess

Ah TVGOHOME - ruined my eyes reading that small footnote font that held all the funniest bits.

December 11, 2005 6:11 pm

Blogger Chris shout your mess

Yes de it was looking at that smallprint on the internet that ruined your eyesight. Ahem.

December 12, 2005 9:40 am


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