BUM BOY (1996- 1998)

 

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A series of joint works made by artists Michael Atavar, Pascal Brannan and Robert Pacitti, to explore the potential of publishing as a radical act.

 

BUM-BOY - NUMBER 1 – THE MAGAZINE - 1996

Handmade magazine exploring the potential for three artists known primarily for their live practices to collectively produce a radical queer act of publishing. Sold packaged in a clear plastic casing with free gifts inside. Handmade and independently distributed in Britain, Europe and North America. 

 

BUM-BOY - NUMBER 2 - THE CASSETTE TAPE - 1997

An open submissions audio cassette project where adverts placed in the queer press invited audio contributions from anyone who wished to participate. Entries were mixed into a running order and reproduced on audio cassette tapes. Sold packaged in a clear plastic casing with free gifts inside. Handmade and independently distributed in Britain, Europe and North America. 

 

BUM-BOY - NUMBER 3 - THE PULL OUT POSTER - 1997

Bum-boy three took the form of a large scale pull-out poster on which each of the collaborating artists worked. In line with the previous two editions the pull-out poster was sold packaged in a clear plastic casing with free gifts inside. Handmade and independently distributed in Britain, Europe and North America. 

 

BUM-BOY - NUMBER 4 - WALLPAPER FOR FREEDOM - 1997

Wallpaper for Freedom was an installation in Freedom Cafe – a large cafe, theatre and bar in London’s Soho. Bum-boy installed handmade radical wallpaper throughout the space which stayed in place for one month.

 

BUM-BOY - NUMBER 5 - THE SHOWROOM EXHIBITION - 1998

Robert Pacitti made Family Portrait – a life size photographic nude family portrait mounted onto MDF for group installation, with assosciated programme of invited gallery talks, including Catherine Ugwu. Commissioned by the Showroom Gallery, Bethnal Green, London. Funded by Arts Council England New Collaborations Fund