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Independent State

Independent State
Library Shelf Location 17.INDE
Publication Date 2009
Description Independent State is a major participatory visual art project that celebrates Frome’s reputation for independence. Foreground has commissioned three internationally renowned artists: Edwina Ashton, Matt Stokes and Bob and Roberta Smith to work with groups from Frome’s community to make significant new artworks, which will form entries into the annual Frome Carnival on 26th September 2009. Independent State explores how we define social distinctiveness and achieve self-determination as individuals and communities. The new works will take a number of different forms, from eccentric historical celebrations to major collaborative performance that will culminate as floats, performances and demonstrations in the Carnival. Carnival is one of the most distinctive features of Somerset’s cultural identity and generates huge popular audiences to witness its grass roots creativity that range from the spectacular to the eccentrically amateur. As the first carnival in the Somerset Carnival season, Frome Carnival is one of the smallest yet generates an audience of over 20,000 people in a single night.
ISBN 9780956700209
Quantity 1
Pages 64
Author Simon Morrissey
Format Paperback
Publisher Foreground
Related Artists Matt Stokes, Bob and Roberta Smith, Edwina Ashton
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keyword Participation
Language English

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