Tape-Cut ups (William S. Burroughs) - when you cut into the present the future leaks out.
Just as this project is expanding, repetition. Recycled information. Re-purposed information and materials. Unknown entities flowing in a steady stream.
Our most recent show opened on March 9th in The Shed, Docks Road, Galway City. Each expanded Draught member created work under the theme "If you cut through the present the Future leaks out" a quote lifted from William Bourrough’s Cut-Tape Theory. The quote allowed artist to investigate latent meanings in personal and cultural events.This was the first time we exhibited members individual work, our past projects included, large scale collaborative works in Louisiana, or community based projects in Galway. The recent exhibition showcased the incredible diversity of disciplines, and rich material knowledge of members. The opening night hosted from 20o-300 people and the exhibition held open hours throughout the month.
We set up an online crowd source Fundit campaign, and raised over our 2000 euro target. This much appreciated funding helped purchase materials, hire a photographer and create professionally printed promotional materials. In addition to our fundit campaign, we held a Bar Boot Sale in the Bierhaus Galway, selling handmade crafts, made by our expanded draught members, along with a quiz night held in the Blue note bar in Galway, hosted by Cyril Briscoe of 110th Street, Malachy Duggan, and Comedian Danny Dowling. We received sponsorship from the Roisin Dubh, the Bierhaus and a local business GYMRepair to facilitate our opening night
Détournement - Situationist International
wiki - In general it can be defined as a variation on a previous media work, in which the newly created one has a meaning that is antagonistic or antithetical to the original. The original media work that is détourned must be somewhat familiar to the target audience, so that it can appreciate the opposition of the new message. The artist or commentator making the variation can reuse only some of the characteristic elements of the originating work. The term "détournement" is borrowed from the French, the original language of the Situationist International publications. A similar term more familiar to English speakers would be "turnabout" or "derailment".