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* ''The Neo'', 10+2 numbers, ed. Monty Cantsin, Montreal, 1979-81. Last two numbers published with the title ''Organ''.
 
* ''[http://psrf.detritus.net/issues.html PhotoStatic]'', 41 numbers, ed. Lloyd Dunn, Aug 1983-Jan 1993.
 
* ''[http://psrf.detritus.net/issues.html PhotoStatic]'', 41 numbers, ed. Lloyd Dunn, Aug 1983-Jan 1993.
 
* ''[http://www.thing.de/projekte/7:9%23/smile_index.html SMILE]'', ed. Monty Cantsin, Feb 1984-95. [http://idioideo.pleintekst.nl/SMILEs.html] [http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/issue-of-smile-zine-by-karen-eliot-1988-from-borderline-grafix] [http://minxuslynxus2.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/minxus-mail-bag-snarl-aka-smile-zine-1988-w-karen-eliot-interview-from-borderline-grafix-austin-texas-usa/]
 
* ''[http://www.thing.de/projekte/7:9%23/smile_index.html SMILE]'', ed. Monty Cantsin, Feb 1984-95. [http://idioideo.pleintekst.nl/SMILEs.html] [http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/issue-of-smile-zine-by-karen-eliot-1988-from-borderline-grafix] [http://minxuslynxus2.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/minxus-mail-bag-snarl-aka-smile-zine-1988-w-karen-eliot-interview-from-borderline-grafix-austin-texas-usa/]
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* Monty Cantsin, ''Neoism Now!'', Berlin: Artcore Editions, c1987, [156] pp. [http://433rpm.blogspot.no/2009/03/white-colours-neoism-now-tape-artcore.html Audio complement], [http://ccca.concordia.ca/performance_artists/k/kantor/kantor_perf18/neoism/books_about_neoism/pages/book-004.html].
 
* Monty Cantsin, ''Neoism Now!'', Berlin: Artcore Editions, c1987, [156] pp. [http://433rpm.blogspot.no/2009/03/white-colours-neoism-now-tape-artcore.html Audio complement], [http://ccca.concordia.ca/performance_artists/k/kantor/kantor_perf18/neoism/books_about_neoism/pages/book-004.html].
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* ''How to Explain Neoism? Anthology of Pamflets 1978-1990'', ed. Monty Cantsin, New York: Neoist Front, 1990, [23] leaves.
 
* ''[http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/artstrik.htm The Art Strike Papers / Neoist Manifestos]'', eds. James Mannox (ASP) and Stewart Home (NM), Edinburgh: AK Press, 1991. A collection of essays and statements concerning the 1990-1993 Art Strike, together with manifestos mostly dating from the early to mid-1980s. [http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/neoism/neoman.htm Manifestos].
 
* ''[http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/artstrik.htm The Art Strike Papers / Neoist Manifestos]'', eds. James Mannox (ASP) and Stewart Home (NM), Edinburgh: AK Press, 1991. A collection of essays and statements concerning the 1990-1993 Art Strike, together with manifestos mostly dating from the early to mid-1980s. [http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/neoism/neoman.htm Manifestos].
 
* in ''Justified Sinners: An Archaeology of Scottish Counter-Culture, 1960-2000'', Polygon, 2002.
 
* in ''Justified Sinners: An Archaeology of Scottish Counter-Culture, 1960-2000'', Polygon, 2002.
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* Al Ackerman, [http://www.thing.de/projekte/7:9%23/ack_neoism.html "Origins of Neoism Illuminated"], ''Photostatic'' 38, Oct 1989, pp 1415-6.
 
* Al Ackerman, [http://www.thing.de/projekte/7:9%23/ack_neoism.html "Origins of Neoism Illuminated"], ''Photostatic'' 38, Oct 1989, pp 1415-6.
 
* Géza Perneczky, "Szeretettel és szabotázzsal", in Perneczky, ''A háló. Alternatív művészeti áramlatok a folyóirat-kiadványaik tükrében 1968-1988'', Budapest: Héttorony, 1991, pp 184-206. {{hu}}
 
* Géza Perneczky, "Szeretettel és szabotázzsal", in Perneczky, ''A háló. Alternatív művészeti áramlatok a folyóirat-kiadványaik tükrében 1968-1988'', Budapest: Héttorony, 1991, pp 184-206. {{hu}}
** Géza Perneczky, "With Love and Sabotage", in Perneczky, ''The Magazine Network: The Trends of Alternative Art in the Light of Their Periodicals 1968-1988'', Cologne: Soft Geometry, 1993, pp 152-173.
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** Géza Perneczky, "With Love and Sabotage", in Perneczky, ''The Magazine Network: The Trends of Alternative Art in the Light of Their Periodicals 1968-1988'', Cologne: Soft Geometry, 1993, pp 152-175.
 
* [http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/neoism/neobier.htm "Neoists"], ''Super! Bierfront'', Jul 1996.
 
* [http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/neoism/neobier.htm "Neoists"], ''Super! Bierfront'', Jul 1996.
 
* Craig J. Saper, ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=177 Networked Art]'', University of Minnesota Press, 2001, pp 49-51.
 
* Craig J. Saper, ''[http://monoskop.org/log/?p=177 Networked Art]'', University of Minnesota Press, 2001, pp 49-51.

Revision as of 18:13, 28 February 2016

Neoist Manifesto, 1979. [1]
Neoist Akademgorod.jpg

Neoism was a cultural movement influenced by Futurism, Dada, Fluxus and Punk, which emerged from the Mail Art Network in the late 1970s.

The initial idea came from the US Mail Artists David Zack and Al Ackerman, but the fledgling movement found its focus in Montreal (Spring 1979). The Montreal group wanted to escape from 'the prison of art' and 'change the world'. With this end in mind, they presented society with an angst-ridden image of itself. Their activities are typified by Kiki Bonbon's film Flying Cats. Two men, dressed in white coats, stand on top of a tower block. They have with them a selection of cats. One at a time, the cats are picked up and thrown to their death. Throughout the film, the protagonists repeat the phrase 'the cat has no choice'.

The Neoists tended to use the mediums of video, audio and live performance. They developed the concept of Apartment Festivals as a way of showing such work. These were week long events based in the living spaces of individual Neoists. The first of these was held in Montreal in September 1980. Subsequent Apartment Festivals took place in Baltimore (twice), Toronto, New York (twice), London, Ponte Nossa (Italy), Berlin and Montreal (twice more).

By the summer of 1981, the centre of Neoist activity had shifted to Baltimore (Maryland, USA) and was focused on Michael Tolson (who worked under the names Tim Ore and tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE). Tolson is self-described as a 'mad scientist/d composer/sound thinker/ t hought collector/as been & not an artist'. He is best known for his Pee Dog/Poop Dog Copyright Violation, which he performed on behalf of the Church of the SubGenius in September 1983. The event made national news when Baltimore police discovered him stark naked beating a dead dog in a railway tunnel, with an audience of 35 people watching.

The Neoist Network held its first European Training Camp in Wurzburg, Germany, in June 1982. This led to the involvement of the Scottish artist Pete Horobin, who went on to organise the 8th Neoist Apartment Festival in London (1984) and the 9th Neoist Festival in Ponte Nossa, Italy (1985). However, after a few years of frantic activity, all the members of the small British group renounced Neoism. Another large Neoist event was the 64th (sic) Apartment Festival organised by Graf Haufen and Stiletto in Berlin, December 1986. (Stewart Home)

Pages

Works/Resources

Photo documentation
Brain in the Mail catalogue, 1979, PDF (part), JPGs (part).
APT 80 catalogue, 1980, PDF, JPGs, JPGs.
Neoist Book, 1984, PDF, Log.
A Neoist Research Project, 2010, PDF, EPUB, Log.

Publications

Catalogues
  • Brain in the Mail, Montreal: Vehicule Art, 1979, 79 pp, JPGs. [3] (English)/(French)
  • APT '80, ed. Monty Cantsin, Montreal: Monty Cantsin, 1980, [16] pp, JPGs, JPGs. Catalogue. Event.
  • The Neoist Network´s First European Training Camp, Würzburg / W - Germany, 21-27. Juni 1982, Kryptic Press, 1982, 72 pp. [4] [5] [6]
Magazines
  • The Neo, 10+2 numbers, ed. Monty Cantsin, Montreal, 1979-81. Last two numbers published with the title Organ.
  • PhotoStatic, 41 numbers, ed. Lloyd Dunn, Aug 1983-Jan 1993.
  • SMILE, ed. Monty Cantsin, Feb 1984-95. [7] [8] [9]
  • Yawn, 38 numbers, Sep 1989-Mar 1993, Log.
  • Retrofuturism, 11+6 numbers, ed. Tape-beatles, Jan 1998-Apr 1993.
  • Psrf, 2 numbers, ed. Lloyd Dunn, Oct 1997-Oct 1998.
Books
Anthologies, Source books
  • Monty Cantsin, Neoism Now!, Berlin: Artcore Editions, c1987, [156] pp. Audio complement, [10].
  • How to Explain Neoism? Anthology of Pamflets 1978-1990, ed. Monty Cantsin, New York: Neoist Front, 1990, [23] leaves.
  • The Art Strike Papers / Neoist Manifestos, eds. James Mannox (ASP) and Stewart Home (NM), Edinburgh: AK Press, 1991. A collection of essays and statements concerning the 1990-1993 Art Strike, together with manifestos mostly dating from the early to mid-1980s. Manifestos.
  • in Justified Sinners: An Archaeology of Scottish Counter-Culture, 1960-2000, Polygon, 2002.
  • A Neoist Research Project, ed. N.O. Cantsin, London: OpenMute 2010, 246 pp.
Bibliography

Literature

Books
Essays, articles, book chapters, statements
  • Stewart Home, "Neoism", ch 16 in The Assault on Culture: Utopian Currents from Lettrisme to Class War, London: Aporia Press and Unpopular Books, 1988; 2nd ed., AK Press, 1991.
  • Al Ackerman, "Origins of Neoism Illuminated", Photostatic 38, Oct 1989, pp 1415-6.
  • Géza Perneczky, "Szeretettel és szabotázzsal", in Perneczky, A háló. Alternatív művészeti áramlatok a folyóirat-kiadványaik tükrében 1968-1988, Budapest: Héttorony, 1991, pp 184-206. (Hungarian)
    • Géza Perneczky, "With Love and Sabotage", in Perneczky, The Magazine Network: The Trends of Alternative Art in the Light of Their Periodicals 1968-1988, Cologne: Soft Geometry, 1993, pp 152-175.
  • "Neoists", Super! Bierfront, Jul 1996.
  • Craig J. Saper, Networked Art, University of Minnesota Press, 2001, pp 49-51.
  • Tatiana Bazzichelli, "Multi-identity, Neoism and Luther Blissett", in Bazzichelli, Networking: The Net as Artwork, Aarhus: Aarhus University, 2008, pp 43-56.
  • Stewart Home, "Neoism", n.d.
Bibliography

Archives

Links

See also

Mail art, Fluxus


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