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ARCADIA MISSA AT FAD OFFICE | The Other Art Fair 10th May 2012

On the opening night of The Other Art Fair, ARCADIA MISSA will be presenting an animation of their upcoming installation and programme, alongside this Journals ‘How to Sleep Faster’ Issues 1 & 2 will be available to read so come into FAD OFFICE and have a look.

Arcadia Missa is a studio, project space based in Peckham South London that was formed in 2010. Arcadia Missa seeks to experiment with and present questions to the socio-political role of visual culture, be it from the past, contemporary, analogue or digital. Focusing on investigatory practices, Arcadia Missa encourage critique and conversation between participants and consider their relationship to social and cultural forms. Key to discussion is how might creative practice form, rather than just inhabit, a social realm?




How to Sleep Faster (Winter 2011) Issue 2.


Arcadia Missa Publication; eds Tom Clark, Rozsa Farkas, Jammie Nicholas.
How to Sleep Faster 2 is the second of our biannually published journals that form the backbone of Arcadia Missa’ critical collaborative discourse on participation, post-digital visual-production and institutional subjectivity.
This issue explores moments of collapse, shift and potential in a cultural moment framed by economic, political and societal disturbance.

It features contributions from:

Joseph Waller
Katrina Palmer – Door, Handle
Lily Keal – Interview with Asta Meldal Lynge and Tom Clark
Jon Crook – Exploring Dichotomies
N55 – Manual For Land
Nick Bates & YBT
Joe Luna – Statement for YBT: Redux
Matty Mastrandrea – The Denial of Disaster/The Disaster of Denial.
Doug and Mike Starn – Big Bambu
Cicely Farrer – The Contemporary Sublime/The Rupture Series.
Lucien Murat

How To Sleep Faster (Spring 2011) Issue 1.

Arcadia Missa Publications; Tom Clark, Jammie Nicholas, Rozsa Farkas, Laura Farley. How to Sleep Faster is published as part of the collaborative discussion that form the critical direction of the gallery. and sits alongside the first two exhibitions – Sleep Faster (February)and How to Carve Totem Poles (March). It has been put together as an open ended continuation of this dialogue through which we seek to understand the contradictions / complexities that define and form our experience, existence and participation in a contemporary digital-analogue creative environment.


Asta Meldal Lynge – About a Hailstorm.
Jon Crook – Social Memory and Our Surroundings.
Katrina Sluis – Future Semantitc Web.
John Hill –  Politics and Hash Tags.
Matty Mastrandrea – Virtually Dead: The Body of Architecture.
Rozsa Farkas – On BBM and Collaboration.

Artist Features:

Russell Hill.
Raphael Julliard.
Luke Hart.
Wojciech Kosma.
Alex Sprogis.
AAR Materials.




The Other Art Fair 2012

Curated by Kay Roberts and Chantelle Purcell 

Private View – Thursday 10th May 2012 – 5pm – 9pm

Friday 11th May 2012 – 11am – 8pm

Saturday 12th May 2012 – 11am – 6pm

Sunday 13th May 2012 – 11am – 6pm


FAD OFFICE is a four day event curated by Kay Roberts and Chantelle Purcell which presents performances and talks from established artists and curators alongside emerging artists. Terry Smith, Silvia Ziranek, Michael Petry, Kay Roberts, Douglas Park, Zeitgeist Arts Projects, Will Corwin, Jack Catling, Vanessa Mitter, Arcadia Missa, Ladies of the Press, Vitrine Gallery, Francesca Goodwin from Fabelist, Victory Press and Jennifer Cluskey. (More to be announced!)

FAD OFFICE presents a fictional construct of a 1970’s magazine at this year’s Other Art Fair (2012). FAD looks to the past to re-imagine the role of the publisher in the future, using the office as a testing site to research and critique ideas that are not openly discussed today. To comment on the shifting values in art both politically and socially. FAD asks; do we need to look back in order to move forward? And what will the future hold for art?

In a hope to bridge the gap between the online and physical incarnations of FAD, FAD Office will present a curated programme of presentations with invited artists and curators from 2pm Friday & Saturday and 1pm Sunday; FAD office will also run a series of interviews with The Other Art Fair artists 2012, all of which will be documented and available online. The responsive staging of the office will take place over the four days for the public to watch – welcoming critical and collaborative discourse and exchange.

From 11am to 1pm the space will be an open forum and working office space, visitors will be free to add their comments or be interviewed. Throughout the days FAD office staff will be re-enacting performances from the seventies whilst documenting the evolving staging throughout the four days.

For more information visit FAD office’s temporary site: http://fadoffice.com/

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