Monday, January 30, 2012

KART 32 - hot off the press!

KART Magazine Of Multiplicity

Welcome to the 32nd issue of KART, an instant art collection in a box!

This is the first edition for 2012. Depicted on the cover is the George Maciunas Fluxus motif that he derived from an Aztec face. The Aztecs are not too far away from the Mayans which reminds us of the possible end of the world this year, predicted in their calendar as 21st December!

KART magazine is an assembling publication created to promote artistic and cultural diversity. KART is an ongoing project with no deadlines, and work is accepted on a continuing basis. KART is produced in limited editions of 40, each box containing works by 15 artists. This edition has 18 artists!

David Dellafiora (curator) January 2012

Australia: David Dellafiora • David Fielding • Robyn M Fry • Marianne Midelburg • Zoe Snyder Belgium: Thierry Tillier Germany: Angela Behrendt Uli Grohmann • Roland Halbritter • Jürgen O. Olbrich • Schoko Casna Rosso Italy: Vittore BaroniSerse Luigetti Netherlands: Magda Lagerwerf Spain: Joaquin Gómez Ukraine: TARAS USA: John M. Bennett • Stephen Perkins

Sunday, January 29, 2012

six day global happening 28/1/12

Retail Cargo Cult- Our Cart is Empty!

Retail Cargo Cult

Let not our shops stand empty!

The Shopping Centres, the Temples of Mammon, have appropriated our divine ancestral right to local shops filled with plenty.

We call on Fortuna to once more smile upon us.

With sigils of barcode and trolley bays drawn in chalk,

we invoke Mercury, God of Shopkeepers.

We who worship at the sales of Janus,

here is our sacrifice of Westfield share holders.

As it is written in the Prose Edda,

we the fallen shopper shall feast from the bottomless bargain bins of Valhalla.

Come forth John Frum from Mount Tukosmera

and shower us with white goods.

Awake Arthur from Avalon and regain your corner shop!

David Dellafiora

Field Study Retail Cargo Cult Shopper

Place this sticker on the window of a vacant shop in your town. Retail Cargo Cult will do the rest!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Call for submissions for ReSite No.4 Vol 2 & all issues beyond!

ReSite- Manual of Scores, Manifestos and Radical Actions

Call for submissions for ReSite No.4 Vol 2 & all issues beyond!

ReSite is an assembling publication where pages have an element of audience participation or interaction. ReSite is part of the tradition of Fluxus editions where anyone can perform a Fluxus action or score. In addition to this performance-based approach, ReSite taps into the rich tradition of the avant-garde with contributions of manifestos and documentation of art actions.

ReSite encourages participation by writers and musicians to produce visual scores and manifestos as well as continuing the call for contributions by conceptual artists.

Send 40 copies size 21cm x14.8cm (A5). Please leave 2cms on the left hand side for binding. Works can be double sided and can be more than one page. Copies should be flat and landscape format. Pages will be wire-bound. ReSite is an on going project. Each issue holds 20 contributions. Copy sent to all.

Send to: Field Study, P0 Box 1838 Geelong, VIC 3220 Australia

Here is a random list of influences that might inspire you:

Cornelius Cardew’s Scratch Music, Surrealist Manifesto by Andre Breton, Art-Language, An Anthology edited by La Monte Young and Jackson Mac Low, Fluxus Kits, Notations by John Cage, Grapefruit by Yoko Ono, Neoist Manifestos, Whole Earth Catalogue, Little Red School Book, Potlatch, Situationist Times, Pataphysics, Oulipo, Auto- Destructive Art Manifesto by Gustav Metzger, S.C.U.M. Manifesto by Valerie Solanas, Class War, The Book Of The Law by Aleister Crowley, Anathema of Zos by Austin Osman Spare, writings of Antonin Artaud

(Please note: Apart from Field Study Publications sent as gifts/ exchange, spare copies are also sold to institutions and artistbook collectors. Field Study is a non-profit project and all monies raised are ploughed back into the Field for future projects.)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Polaroid self-portrait for Franticham's Polaroid Madness

Geelong, Australia

Piece for Cecil Touchon's Collage Centennial

Tip Top- as Seen on TV
38X9 cm
collage in household match box.

I view collage as a form of magick. To quote Comte de Lautréamont, “Chance meeting on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella”. Many of the my collages use juxtaposition to create effect, image and text, sign and signifier. Objects are brought together with the process of making of these strange marriages left visible. My collages are not seamless , rather they create their alchemy from the raw materials of the world.

David Dellafiora

Friday, January 13, 2012

Altered Book Workshop Lara Library, Australia

Altered Book workshop at Lara Library. A project by the Youth Development Unit from the City of Greater Geelong, workshopped by David Dellafiora and 5 young artists.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012



Post Punk zines, small press publications and artefacts from the Field Study Archive

(9th – 23rd January 2012)

Geelong Library . 49 Little Malop St. Geelong VIC 3220 Australia

Displayed here are a selection of publications from alternative groups, zines by individuals, examples of network culture, visual poetry, eccentric and radical writings and disinformation produced in the UK, USA and Australia during the 80s and 90s.

These publications emerged from the DIY counter culture of the post punk era and employ tactics including anonymity, an anti-copyright stance, exploit the availability of photocopiers for self publishing and explore an anti-aesthetic and anti-consumerist visual style.

Publications, postcards and multiples by:

Association of Autonomous Astronauts . Axle . Blackshaw Press . Cactus Network . Church of the Subgenius . Classwar Karaoke . Bob Cobbing . Collective Effort . Coracle . Robin Crozier . Joe Decie . David Dellafiora & Simon Ford . Disembodied Art Gallery . Disinformation Network . Electrick Skizoo . Karen Eliot . Matthew Fuller . Global Mail . Evan Griffiths . Jim Hayes . Stewart Home . London Psychogeographical Association . Tony Lowes . Medium Sliced . Neoist Alliance . Nocturnal Emissions . Donald Parsnips . Mark Pawson. Paul Petard . Stephen Perkins. David Powell . Jamie Reid . Rubber Whammy . Smile . Slim Smith . Stefan Szczelkun . Thee Church Ov Ringo . Underground . Unpopular Books . Vile . Wack

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mail Artists its time to pull our weight!

We all know that postal costs are going up, but what we seem to be over looking is that so often we send our post under weight. In Australia the postal international letter rates for weights at the present moment are: up to 50g $2.35, over 50g up to 125g $4.70 and over 125g up to 250g is $7.05. Its easy to go just over and have to play the next rate.

I call on all mail artists to take control of your postal rates by getting a digital scale and use the post office rate book to work out your own post to its maximum rate. Also it means by buying stamps and using them at home you get real stamps rather than the print out labels. Also remember when you get a piece of mail with an unfranked stamp its good to send back into the network to support your fellow artists.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Field study Tasmania

Field Study post Box 7/1/2012

Back from Tasmania and so much wonderful post in the box, thanks to all.