Art, war and insanity on a grand scale
'While the thunder of the batteries rumbled in the distance, we searched for an elementary art that would, we thought, save mankind from the furious folly of these times.’ Hans Arp, founding member of the Dadaist movement.
Furious Folly takes place as night falls, in a no-man’s land on the battle front between the two lines. Disorientated, the audience find themselves immersed within an open-air collage of sound, light, music, pyrotechnics and performance.
Mark Anderson, creator of multi-media and site specific performance, leads a team of artists, who draw on the anti-war spirit of the early 20th Century Dadaist movement. Railing against the futility of the Great War and the madness of the battlefield, Furious Folly challenges the inhumanity and senselessness of conflicts past and present.
Produced by Corn Exchange Newbury and OCM. Co-commissioned by Town of Poperinge and 14-18 NOW.
Created at 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space.
Anderson has spent his professional career creating audio visual alchemy that uses light, heat, vibrations, electricity, oscillating chemicals and paraphernalia to dazzle our eyes and startle our imaginations.Richard Wilson, Artist