The film 'Non-identity art' addresses the constructs and framing of art and the author over time and within 'the artworld’. Concurrently it develops a critique of representative democracy. It explores the trajectory of self negation in art up through the avante-garde and considers how an egalitarian art may manifest. Archival footage of bank bailouts, wars, Duchamp's Fountain, waving bears, Elvis and much, much more is spliced together while an automated voice recorder narrates intermittently throughout - extracts deriving from my research at the Glasgow School of Art.
avant-garde art, egalitarianism, Salon des Refusés, Ben Vautier, Yoko Ono, 4chan, primitive art, the artworld, Hans Blix, class system, alienation, division, Brian Haw, anti-war, critique, Irish banking bailout, S.O.A.D., Charlotte Young, Boris Groys, Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol. Joseph Beuys, everyone is an artist, Pierre Bourdieu, anti-capitalist art, the author, Michel Foucault, Theodor Adorno, non-identity art, self negation, gesamkunstwerk, Richard Wagner, KLF, Sisters of Mercy, Limmy, Mark McGowan, self negation, what is art?, Irish art, Dada, Situationist International, Thierry de Duve, Novalis, Romanticism,