The Great Quentini, Neil Feather, Vic Hennegan
Playfulness, Respect, Honesty and Hope - My art is about instinct. Whatever disciplinary boundaries I cross are irrelevant to me. I know what I like and I go there trusting that what fascinates me is, in fact, fascinating.
My art springs from that same playful part of myself that compels me to build sand castles on a beach. Art world angst, which I've always found alienating, is neither my approach nor my goal. Ephemeral art made from readily available materials, improvised music on homemade instruments, and spectacles of buffoonery in the service of magical transformation are my goals.
I am constructing an alternate reality the way a small boy builds a model train layout. I reuse cast-off wood, plastic, metal and rubber junk and glue it all together using instructions from inner sources, a reflection of natural form, and a homage to tribal art.
I don't seek to replicate reality but rather to create a real emotional sense through gesture.
I observe the human condition and report back my findings. These reports take the form of expressive vignettes and autobiographical stories from my life. For convenience I have come to call what I do, Performance Art. A ten year old boy viewing my performance put it this way, "Don't be afraid, he's just a sacred clown"
Clowning, theater, poetic writing, animal noises, techno-primitive costumes, and improvised music, are elements that I use --but I blur the boundaries and exist across boundaries. My work is an opportunity to expand the possibility of what is possible rather than a continuation of a venerable tradition.
I make good-natured art based on my varied interests: philosophy, science, religion, myth, culture, how the brain works, film, primitive art, evolution, drugs, sex, and technological change. The world is full to the brim with greed, fear, hatred and avarice - I don't want to add to that. My message is, "Do what you love to the fullest , trust yourself, honor life and Laugh, its good for you." -- Quentin Davisv- a.k.a. The Great Quentini
Neil Feather - Sound Mechanic Neil Feather has been creating radical and unusual musical instruments for thirty years, and is increasingly known outside of Baltimore as one of the most original musical thinkers of his day. His instruments each embody uniquely clever acoustic and engineering principles, and are visually arresting. The music he plays on the instruments is equally original, embodying new principles and resulting in a nearly alien idiom of music. A founding member of THUS and THE OFFICIAL PROJECT, as well as the leader of AEROTRAIN, he has a long history of collaborative projects and solo concerts.
Vic Hennegan has been writing, recording, producing and performing electronic music for several years. As a live performer he has performed at such shows as ?The Gathering Concert Series in Philadelphia, Cyberstock of Los Angeles, Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms Dance, Soul Motion,Northern California Dance Collective and many other venues around the world. With computers, samplers, vocals and synthesizers, Hennegan’s instinctive hand creates techno-trance and ambient music in a wildly fun, uplifting spiritual experience that will take your soul on a journey to the center of ecstasy.
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