Multi-media shows featuring re-imagined military and industrial machinery. Think ‘War of the Worlds’.
Their site describes the festival and event performances as (IN CAPITALS !): “ARCADIA FUSE SCULPTURE, ARCHITECTURE, THEATRE, CIRCUS, ROBOTICS, ENGINEERING, LIGHTNING, MUSIC, AERIAL PERFORMANCE AND CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY INTO A PRIMAL UNITY.”
French-originated, nomadic, anarchist alternative circus at its weird and wonderful best. An archive site for the group featuring links to some of the stunts and shows from the late 1980s and 1990s.
If you saw the show live, the memories of high-wire motor-cycles, juggling chainsaws, loud, loud music and explosions will live with you forever.
Links to the main archive and Gavin Evans’ visceral photos.
Australian performer/artist/eco-activist. On the frontline of artistic eco-protest since the late 1960s. Founded the Nimbin Aquarius Foundation linking the Rainbow Region of Australia with Woodstock in the USA.
Links to his own website and a great video of him talking about his art – and masks from the ‘Dark Side’.
Chris CJ Stone is one of the UK’s most eclectic and colourful writers about the ‘underbelly’ of UK society, from paganism to the most neglected housing estates, and lots on festivals, Travellers and counter culture including the alternative King Arthur! Well worth visiting his blogs and more.
Chris Waite is sadly no longer with us. But this site offers some of his videos and poems about the early free festivals in the UK. Plus his two-parter, Looking for America, filmed with native Americans and others in Dakota.