Thursday, 26 April 2012

Caged Bird Club coming to Ante-exhibition

Two members of the Caged Bird Club (Pivo and The No) will be participating in the Ante-exhibition in Shipley, West Yorkshire on the 5th and 6th of May. 

Ante is an awesome anarchist collective that organizes participatory events around May Day. In their own words, "Ante – or more to the point May Day – is when we collectively say to hell with shopping, with work, with debt, with worrying and with tv!  It’s a day when we remind ourselves that a life always promised for tomorrow is a life robbed of today." Find out more here.

It is said that history is written by the winners, so we are planning an interactive installation where we can collectively redefine what it means to be a loser. To kick it off, we will be putting up a skeleton timeline of inspirational losers. We want visitors to fill in the gaps with their local knowledge and personal histories and together we can produce a rich visual celebration demonstrating why it's better to fight and lose than to sit back and take the inevitable beating. 

We produced these cards to include in the Ante-exhibition program (a paper bag full of leaflets, love it!) to let people know who we are. They can be made into a spinning trompe l'oile card thingie. If you can't come to the exhibition, and you so should, you can download one to play with here.

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