Monday, 14 March 2011

Then that



A big thank you to everyone who turned up to Chelsea Arts School for If Not, Then What?... last Saturday. Our Random Slogan Generator was in full flow, creating absurd yet apposite slogans for the politically active and the politically confused alike. Below are some pics to show what went where...



The Blindfold of Goodfaith (top), worn by all voters as they make their choice on the indecipherable ballot sheet (above, left) with the Pin of Cynicism (the coloured flags hiding above VOTE HERE). All voters were subjected to at least 10 seconds of (physical) spin before making their choice.



The generation game: a selection of the RSG's stencil elements used to create each voter's hand-crafted slogan poster... Et voila! Some of the finished posters hung out to dry.


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

If not, then this?



If you're affected by government cuts or frustrated with the current political situation (ie if you have a pulse), then If Not, Then What? is for you. It's curated by Cecilia Wee and is a week-long art installation and creative-think-tank exploring possible alternatives to this mess we're in.
For their closing event (Saturday March 12) we've created the Random Slogan Generator. Maybe you've got your convictions, but you’re not a bona fide political entity until you’ve got your own slogan. But how do you decide what to say and which issue to focus on? The Random Slogan Generator does all the work for you, colliding existing slogans to create absurd, oddly perceptive new ones. Simply cast your vote on the special ballot sheet (don’t try to understand what you’re voting for, you’ll never get what you expect) and the RSG will generate your slogan and paint it onto a one-off poster for you to take away, so that you can go forth and spread the word.