Who We Are
Founded by Joseph Young in 2007 Ė The NeoFuturist Collective consists of a group of highly accomplished artists who have come together to celebrate urban noise in all itsí visual and aural forms.
Inspired by the Milan Futurists and the Art of Noises manifesto (Luigi Russolo, 1913), as well the poetics of the Dada movement, the collective are arch-modernists; united in the hope of a positive future where technology, art and humanity will unite to overcome pessimism, despondency and futile utopianism in all its spurious forms.
In an age of global warming, financial collapse and international terrorism, we ask "How can we respond to a pivotal artistic moment in 1914 - the first performance of the revolutionary noise symphony Awakening of a City. Born out of the build-up to the First World War, this most modern of works was composed for Russolo's intonarumori (or noise makers) ; only the first seven bars of the printed score remain.
In a series of ReAwakenings inspired by the original work, beginning with the launch of The Manifesto of NeoFuturism (2008) all the way through to the Concerto for Brutalist Buildings (2011) we attempt to transform the everyday language of urban sounds and visual noise (such as junk emails/the movement of capital) into performances, exhibitions and interventions that question our assumptions about the nature of beauty in a modern world of information overload.
Our latest project The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing is being produced in conjunction with Fruit for the Apocalypse and premieres on July 20th 2013 in London. See here for details...It is a solo performance installation exploring the connections between Wall Street and the local high street and how the lessons of the economic collapse of the 1930's have come back to haunt us.
Read The NeoFuturist Manifesto here.
Joseph Young: http://artofnoises.com
Author: Joseph Young
Author: Joseph Young
The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing Designed by Ernest Goldfinger in the late 1960's and built in 1972, Trellick Tower is an iconic addition to the West London skyline. Now Grade Two listed it is a classic example of the Brutalist architecture movement.¬†So I was delighted when we were invited to perform the World Premiere of "The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing"
© The NeoFuturist Collective 2008