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Want to get involved? Send in your daydreams, poetry, doodles and more, and it will be incorporated into the LIVE PRESS performance at FAD office at The Other Art Fair on Sunday 13th May 2012

The performative duo Ana ?avi? and Renée O’Drobinak will be the closing FAD office with their signature LIVE PRESS performance. LIVE PRESS! is a performance of impromptu gazette-making.


The Ladies of the Press* will be celebrating publishing wares in a 70s disco inspired scenario: picture two secretaries at a themed office ‘do’, running wild with the office stationary, distributing all the bits of drawings and poetry they have been amassing from their colleagues all week. Ladies of the Press will be encouraging the public audience to send in post-its, emails, and even text messages sneaked in while the boss is not looking from a few days prior to the performance and of course on the day, all of which will be printed off at the in situ at FAD OFFICE and ready to take away at the end of Sunday. Lights off, disco ball on.

The Ladies of the Press* would like to invite you to take a second during your working day to send in your daydreams, poetry, doodles and more to be published in a zine edited and printed live during FAD’s finissage at the Other Art Fair! Email us at office@ladiesofthepress.org (when your boss is not looking, of course) so we can let your daytime ideas run loose!

What better way to celebrate the end of the fair! See you at the DIY disco Sunday, be there or be square!



FAD OFFICE | 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, Phil Nutley, Ilona Szalay and Jennifer Cluskey.

FAD OFFICE presents a fictional construct of a 1970’s magazine at this year’s  The 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 on 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).
Follows with FAD office – CLOSING PARTY bring a name badge and join the party!

For more information: Please visit |  https://fadmagazine.com/ For more information: visit FAD office’s temporary site: http://fadoffice.com/  for press enquiries e: chantelle@fademail.co.uk









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