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The Exploding Appendix Avant-garde Art and Research Group (EAAARG) is a regular meet-up that meets upstairs at The Marwood, 52 Ship Street Brighton, England, BN1 1AF. The meet up start at 7.30pm regularly on a Tuesday.
Our aim is to create a space where artists, intellectuals and others can meet to discuss ideas, issues and creative projects. The evening is composed of two elements. On the one hand, evenings tend to comprise of relaxed informal discussions about art, art projects and ideas. On the other hand, we try and add something different each session. This might be a film screening, a live performance, an improvisation/creative session, a work in progress session, a reading group, a guest talk, an interview, a panel discussion, a debate, a workshop, an exhibition, live music or a party. This is all very flexible and can be built around the interests of the group.
EAAARG will run alongside the Exploding Appendix website (www.explodingappendix.com), a multimedia online magazine that produces videos, podcasts, articles, interviews and visual essays exploring ideas and culture generally, and can be used as a platform for presenting projects related to the group.
Whilst drawing upon the history of avant-gardist and counter-cultural ideas we aim to explore a wide range of issues beyond the narrow purview of conventional art discussion. We welcome people working within different disciplines, different artistic mediums and coming from very different perspectives.
Below is the schedule for November and December:
27th November 2018: (7:30pm to 10:30pm)
Dada: A Presentation and Discussion
In this meeting, Exploding Appendix’s Bradley Tuck will do a quick presentation on the early 20th Century art movement Dadaism, exploring the infamous Cabaret Voltaire and the work of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Hannah Hoch, Tristan Tzara, Max Ernst, Hugo Ball and many others. We will discuss their embrace of nonsense, irrationalism and anti-bourgeois protest and ask whether, and to what extent, Dada is still relevant today.
4th December 2018: (7:30pm to 10:30pm)
Dada Inspired Cabaret and Christmas Party
This week, building on last week’s presentation, we will be having a Christmas party with a Dadaist twist. Join us for an evening of short films, live performances, photography, music and more. If you have something that you would like to contribute message us at explodingappendix [at] gmail.com