The Exploding Appendix Avant-Garde Art and Research Group + Related News and Events

The Exploding Appendix Avant-garde Art Practice and Research Group that cuppently meets on Zoom. The meet-ups start at 7.30pm regularly fortnightly on a Tuesday.
Our aim is to create a space where artists, intellectuals and others can meet to discuss ideas, issues and creative projects. Evenings tend to comprise of relaxed informal discussions about art, art projects and ideas, as well as a focal point. 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.
The meet-up runs alongside the Exploding Appendix website, 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.
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May 10, 2024

Tzadik Records Listening Session (Online and in Person 14th May 2024)

Composer John Zorn’s record label Tzadik has brought together some of the most intriguing and experimental music from musicians and composers such as Mark Degli Antoni, Mike Patton, […]
May 10, 2024
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Disrupted Rhythms Shows May 2024

Disrupted Rhythms is a collaborative multimedia project suited to an era of disrupted rhythms, economic crises, pandemics, social upheavals and global political uncertainty.  Disrupted Rhythms is a […]
May 1, 2024

Creative Rhythms for Business (BIPC, Jubilee Library – 14th May 2024 11am-1pm)

How do rhythms work for you? Do you feel like you have enough time to step back from the frantic dash of life and reflect on […]
April 12, 2024

Modernist Poetry as Forensics: A Conversation with Chrissie Dobson (Online and in Person 23rd April 2024)

Forensics is the investigative practice necessary for criminal and/or legal proceedings. Forensics is often connected to particular state apparatuses known as the criminal justice system. In […]
March 27, 2024

Breton, Surrealism and Black Humour: A Workshop (In-Person and online. 20th February 2024)

André Breton is known as the founder of Surrealism, the author of numerous manifestos of surrealism, and Nadja (1929), the semi-autobiographical novel that pioneered stream-of-consciousness writing. He was […]
March 5, 2024

Diagrams and Modern Art: A Workshop (12th March 2024)

How do diagrams relate to modern art? Are Modernist paintings and collages actually diagrams? How do we tell the difference between what is and isn’t a […]
February 2, 2024

The Typographic Imaginary in Early Modern English Literature: A Conversation with Rachel Stenner (In-Person and online. 20th February 2024)

In this interactive conversation with Rachel Stenner, we will explore interplay between the printing press and literary works. Drawing upon her concept of the Typographical Imaginary […]
February 1, 2024

Exploding Appendix Program 2024 (February to June)

Exploding Appendix is back for 2024. As always, all are welcome to our free sessions which take place every three weeks on a Tuesday.  Exploding Appendix […]
November 4, 2023

Sweetshop & Exploding Appendix Present: Artists Talk on Toussant L’Ouveture (Lewes event. 18th November 2023)

In 1934, Trinidadian revolutionary, intellectual and author of The Black Jacobins, C.LR. James wrote a play about the only successful slave revolt in history. The Haitian […]
October 31, 2023

The Oulipo and Modern Thought. A live Conversation with Dennis Duncan (In person and Online – 14th November 2023

Join us for an enlightening live conversation that delves into the intriguing realm of the Oulipo and its profound impact on modern thought. Established in 1960 […]
October 14, 2023

Exploding Appendix Presents: The Cake Tasting Society (Film Screening and Disrupted Rhythms Fundraising)

Sunday, November 12, 20236:00 PM  8:00 PM The Actors4 Prince’s St,Kemp Town,BrightonBN2 1RD TICKETS Join Exploding Appendix for an evening of film and celebration. As part of a […]
October 14, 2023

Clausewitz for Artists (In person and Online – 24th October 2023

What can artists learn from military theory? How can strategic thinking inform socially engaged art? How can we transform strategy into an artistic practice? Drawing specifically […]
August 20, 2023

The Typographic Imaginary In Early Modern English Literature: A Live Conversation with Rachel Stenner (In person and Online – 24th October 2023

POSTPONED TO NEXT YEAR In this interactive conversation with Rachel Stenner, we will explore interplay between the printing press and literary works. Drawing upon her concept […]
August 20, 2023

Cocktails as Theatre: A Live Conversation with The Society of Cocktails (Online and in Person – 3rd October 2023)

The Society of Cocktails is a trailblazing force in the realm of libations, redefining the art of drinks through a captivating lens of theatricality and immersion. […]
August 20, 2023

¬¬Sex: A Workshop on Sex Double Negativity (online and In person – 12th September 2023)

Join us as we dive into the paradoxes of sex and its puzzling ambiguities. Classical logicians tell us that a double-negative is a positive, yet in the intricate realm […]
August 20, 2023

Exploding Appendix Program 2023 (September to December)

Exploding Appendix is back for the latter half of 2023. As always, all are welcome to our free sessions which take place every three weeks on […]
July 23, 2023

Manifesto Workshop (23rd August 2023)

    From Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto to Valerie Solanas’ SCUM Manifesto, manifestos have been a playful and mobilising way to launch a mission to the world. […]
July 11, 2023

Defending Arts and Culture in Brighton: Follow up Session & Call for Collaboration. 27th July 2023.

Following the great turn out at our last panel, we are hosting another Defending Art & Culture meeting! Join us at the Phoenix Art Space (10–14 […]
June 9, 2023

Defending Art and Culture in Brighton: An emergency panel discussion and conversation (19th June 2023)

The City of Brighton and Hove is renowned for its breathtaking contributions to art and culture. The many artistic and cultural groups, events and their interplay […]
June 7, 2023

Zines (a workshop with assorted guests. Online and in person event. 13th June 2023)

Whilst the history of zines could be seen as part of a long history of home-made magazines dating back to the 1930, and an even longer […]