AC

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Gender MALE
Occupation artist/poet
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction For A C Evans art is a way of exploring the subversive potential of the bizarre and the grotesque – yet he describes his work as essentially realistic. ‘Poetry’, he says ‘is Radar’. AC relishes the iconoclasm of Dada, the 'absolute non-conformism' of Surrealism, the insights of Existentialism, and the immediacy of Pop. He sees all these as points of departure none as a destination – we live in a post-avant-garde world of tabloid impressionism, open realism and amplified hyper-culture; the heroism of our modern life, our subtopian materialism. Born near Hampton Court in 1949, AC lived in South London until 1963 when he moved to Essex and co-founded the Neo-Surrealist Convulsionist Group in 1966. He moved back to London in 1973. His work has appeared in numerous small press magazines in the UK and abroad and his poem sequence Space Opera was made into a digital video and shown at the onedotzero3 Festival, at the ICA, London, in May 1999. The film of Space Opera has been used for the last 5 years as part of the lecture/seminar on fragmentation as part of the Craft of Writing module, a first year core unit at Falmouth University.
Interests Nihilism, Subtopia, Esoterica, Dreams, Symbolist Movement, Aestheticism, Yellow Nineties, Decadence, Cultural Seismology, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Coffee Bars, Cosmology, Tropicalia, Psychedelia, Pop, Secularism, Absurdism, Veronica Lake, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Ernst, Leonor Fini, H P Lovecraft, Art Nouveau, Marcel Duchamp, Charles Baudelaire, Antonin Artaud, Andy Warhol, Simone de Beauvoir, Style Watching, London, Vampires, Train Journeys, Existentialism, Cosmology, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Freud, Jung, Astrophysics, Weber, Durkheim, Black Humour, Convulsive Beauty, The Mass Media, Baudrillard, Greta Garbo, Poetry, Automatic Drawing, Collages, Austin Osman Spare, Mervyn Peake, Harajuku, Ziggy Stardust, Self Analysis, Nostalgia
Favorite Movies The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Pandora's Box, Fellini-Satyricon, Persona, Barbarella, Apocalypse Now, Alien, Blade Runner, Hellraiser, Crash, Strange Days, Mars Attacks!, Event Horizon, The Piano Tuner Of Earthquakes, Barb Wire, Roma, The Fifth Element, Kamikaze Girls, The Vampire Lovers, Metropolis, Mata Hari
Favorite Music Duke Ellington, Caterina Valente, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Elmore James, Etta James, Julie London, Bowie, Siouxsie, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Velvet Underground, Blondie, The Doors, Mazzy Star, Goldfrapp, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Republica, Transvision Vamp, Ute Lemper, Beth Orton, Rite Of Spring, Franz Liszt, Webern, Debussy, Messiaen, Takemitsu, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa, Boogie Woogie
Favorite Books Nova Express, The Secret Agent, Gormenghast Trilogy, Against Nature, She, Nineteen Eightyfour, Neuromancer, The Infernal Desire Machines Of Dr Hoffmann, Last And First Men, Beyond Good And Evil, A Brief History Of Time, Les Fleurs du Mal, Tales Of Mystery And Imagination, The Surrealist Manifesto, Being And Nothingness, The Haunted Screen, A Sociology of Globalization, Being And Time, Tales Of Hoffmann