2007
DAMP
Black & Silver
Tim Fleming
Jess Johnson & Jordan Marani
Conor O'Brien
Dell Stewart & Adam Cruickshank
Amber Wallis & Lizzie Hall
Dylan Martorell
Jake Walker & Mark Rodda
Nathan Gray
TSHDT? 004
Alter Egotism
Do You Remember What It Was?

2008
Elvis Richardson
Belle Bassin & Alasdair McLuckie
Al-Ah-Manful
Brendan Huntley
Kate Smith
Marcus Keating
Flux Capacitor
Tristan Jalleh & Saskia Pandji Sakti
Susan Jacobs
Habitat
The Changes
Grow Wild

2009
Dan Moynihan
Thomas Jeppe
Amber Wallis
Christopher Day
Akira Akira
Leah Fraser
Ry Haskings
Victory Over the Sun
Amiel Courtin-Wilson
Ash Keating
Brendan Huntley
William MacKinnon
The Edge of the Line
Helen Johnson
Charlie Sofo

AL-AH-MANFUL

ALAN TING
AMELIA BORG
ANNIE WU
EMILE ZILE
JESSICA BRENT
KIAH GM
NICHOLAS BRAUN
NIK DIMOPOULOS
ROHAN BELLTOWERS
TIMOTHY MOORE
TIN NGYUEN

SAT 28 MARCH UNTIL SAT 19 APRIL 2008

Procession arrival and opening celebration Saturday 29 March 4 - 6pm

Trough Faggot Party, a loose homosocial affair, will archive their dance event propaganda in the gallery space at Utopian Slumps. Behind the clean imagery, a cacophony of artists and designers will turn up for the party and take task to re-present the male models at the Trough in the way they see fit. Each remodel will consist of an assemblage of objects and patterns that forms their own male night club; an island of phallic minarets connected by a common thread. Accompanying the installation will be video feeds from two Dutch-based artists, Emile Zile and Annie Wu, configuring the connection to their homeland dance movement.

Beyond the surface, the exhibition explores an entangled web of relationships with no hierarchy or structure guiding their movements. Within this method of working, artists must make our own rules and get algorithmic. The danger of rule finding is that the logic is often hidden, rendering a striking auto-poeticism where countless decisions are lost in a cavalcade of images that reject a totalising aesthetic.

Acknowledging the superficiality present in a nightclub based on homo-geniety, Al-Ah-Manful speculate on whether we can get over our self image and reach towards an organic solidarity based upon new allegiances.

Al-Ah-Manful collects an assortment of artists and designers in the pursuit of meaningful allegiance.

Please visit www.utopianslumps.org/al-ah-manful.php to view the prints available for purchase from the exhibition.




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