The July Exhibition

Posted On July 8, 2010

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This month Pogo will be exhibiting the hand made masks and photos from a demonstration. No Blood For Vanity was a demonstration on the streets of East London. It was a march of animal ghosts as a silent protest against the use of fur in fashion. I created seven different animals, each with their own unique headpiece (plaster of paris with additions like branches for horns, wires for whiskers, etc). As an alternative way of demonstrating against the horrific fur industry. The setting was imporant: Brick Lane on a Friday evening, the epicenter of what is en vogue for young chic people of East London.
I was hoping to fascinate those who are most attracted by the visual -those who wear fur for that reason. To bring people forward to ask questions about the performance, instead of having to listen to preaching and a typically negatively charged animal rights (AR)protest. It is a serious matter and requires a certain tone of voice in expression as the fur industry is truly barbaric, but usually people are only annoyed and bothered by AR demonstrations. With my alternative approach I was quite successful in having people stop of their own free will when captured by the eerie ghost situation. I was ushering the procession and at the same time giving out Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade flyers with a short explanation of what the ghost animals represented.
People were impressed visually and as a result openly considered the issue. They seemedmore willing to ask about the matter than at the demonstrations I have partaken in before. . This was a type of peaceful mentalprovocation I was hoping for.
This month Pogo will be exhibiting the hand made masks and photos from the demonstration.

The July Exhibition
No Blood For Vanity was a demonstration on the streets of East London. It was a march of animal ghosts as a silent protest against the use of fur in fashion. I created seven different animals, each with their own unique headpiece (plaster of paris with additions like branches for horns, wires for whiskers, etc). As an alternative way of demonstrating against the horrific fur industry. The setting was imporant: Brick Lane on a Friday evening, the epicenter of what is en vogue for young chic people of East London. I was hoping to fascinate those who are most attracted by the visual -those who wear fur for that reason. To bring people forward to ask questions about the performance, instead of having to listen to preaching and a typically negatively charged animal rights (AR)protest. It is a serious matter and requires a certain tone of voice in expression as the fur industry is truly barbaric, but usually people are only annoyed and bothered by AR demonstrations. With my alternative approach I was quite successful in having people stop of their own free will when captured by the eerie ghost situation. I was ushering the procession and at the same time giving out Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade flyers with a short explanation of what the ghost animals represented. People were impressed visually and as a result openly considered the issue. They seemedmore willing to ask about the matter than at the demonstrations I have partaken in before. . This was the type of peaceful mental provocation I was hoping for.

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