An Interview in 12 Parts. Part 1: What is Avant-garde?

Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais 2016

We are very excited to announce that throughout 2018 we are artists in residence at Exploding Appendix. For this residency we will be taking part in a year long interview which will be published monthly on the Exploding Appendix website and later will be published as a book. There will also be several screenings and some filmmaking collaborations between us and EA’s Bradley Tuck.

Here is Part 1 of our epic year-long conversation, in this first installment we discuss the nature of avant-gardism and the role of the artist:

“… We have to accept the possibility of total darkness, no purpose, no direction, no intention, no goal in order to be open, to listen, to see, to live. And it’s glorious! We exist, we create and it’s a miracle. Art’s function is about this.”- Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

Read the full text:
An Interview in 12 parts. Part 1: What is Avant-Garde?