About Death and Glitter Dipointon
(Deconstruction, collage, assemblages, ideas terrorist) Born in second half of the last century.
Studied at UCE. Author of the graphic novella ‘Rothko Paints a Flower’ and presenter of tongue&groove, a monthly radio show on community radio featuring satire, spoken word and rock and roll.
Johnson, whose motto is ‘When in doubt quote Ballard’ lives and works in North East Somerset.
G-Lam; (Digital collage, object maker and souvenir distorter)
Studied at the UCE and currently splits her time 60-50 between being an artist and a homeless support worker. This leaves little time for anything other than eating toast and sleeping. On her days off she is drawn to the absurd, the surreal and the gluten free.
In moments of uncertainty G-Lam asks herself ‘What would Kraftwerk do?’ When not exhibiting locally and nationally she lives and works in central Birmingham.
G-Lam and Dirty adopt a playful approach to objects and materials; revelling in the nature of their fetishisation to ‘de-objectify’ and create alternative narratives. Our practice employs deconstruction to explore the figurative/theatrical in as seemingly diverse subjects as football, brutalism, household objects, crop circles, conspiracy theories and Krautrock via video, text, collage, installation and fuzzy felt.
We also like to use deconstruction and pastiche as strategies to subvert existing channels of communication, for instance advertising or public service information leaflets.
Whilst as often as not it is satire and wit that float to the top pathos is usually lurking just beneath the surface.
2017 Show Me Your Birmingham; Birmingham / PassPort Britania; London / Go Wild in the Country; Bruton Art Factory / Mayday Mayday;
Test Space, Bristol / Fringe Arts Bath/ Bad Princess; Frome 2016 Artists Toys; Berlin.