Advancing The Garde – Ikohaus
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A little like my chess play which is unorthodox, is how I approach spreading the Avante Garde. Many in this day and computer assisted day have forgotten that the term is used to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.

Avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm. The notion of the existence of the avant-garde is considered by some to be a hallmark of modernism, as distinct from postmodernism (from Wikipedia).

So we advance on many fronts. In Australia, the government and rather large corporations are listening to my collaborative partner there, Maggie Beresford and see the value of Avant Garde, plain and simple innovation.

Using modern technology the same as how you found this blog, the East Carolina University magazine in Greenville, North Carolina was able to follow my seeds and find me for the launch of the re-issued magazine “Expressions”. I have contributed a few video’s from the website and a new work, a title for an upcoming film by Dino Wells, called “Wrong B3comes Me”.http://www.youtube.com/get_player

Avant Garde is experimental work, work that has never been seen or tried before, so of course it may be uncomfortable at first, but as the Expressions magazine works with minorities and women, going outside of the mainstream and the norm to advance man. So does the Avant Garde artist, however this time styaing at the forefront of society as it makes the pivotal change from human childhood of bickering strife and war, into adulthood.

January 15, 2009

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