The exhibition entitled "How To Build A Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later (Flow My Tears, A-ha)", Alley Cafe, Nottingham, 2nd June - 4th July 2011
Entitled "How To Build A Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later
(Flow My Tears, A-ha)".
I've been invited to exhibit work for an exhibition at Alley Cafe in Nottingham
for 1 month. This will be retrospective work of my A-ha-themed illustrations.
The title relates to the science fiction author Philip K. Dick, who recounts in the
essay entitled "How To Build A Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later"
how he wrote a novel "Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said" in which he later
"met" in real life characters from this novel, and how he recounted the story to
a priest, the priest told him that his coincidental experiences were exactly the
same as in the Book Of Acts in the Bible. http://deoxy.org/pkd_how2b
In my work, this relates to my experiences of collaborating with, and encounters
with Norwegian band A-ha.
In his novel "Flow My Tears", a celebrity wakes up to find he is completely
unknown to the outside world...
There are several layers of simulacra contained therefore within this, following
from research for my degree show. I keep thinking that my A-ha related work
will finish, (especially now they've finally retired) but similarly strange
coincidences keep occurring to me since I started illustrating their comic book
The cafe will hopefully invoke the spirit of the original Take On Me video, and
work will be for sale.
Feedback from the guys at Page45 comic shop in Nottingham was that the comic was funny, which is good, because that was its intention.
Other feedback has been that the comic is high quality print, and comments included from Facebook above. The comic is available to purchase from me at £3 plus p&p, contact me if you'd like a copy.
It is available to view only online here.