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Here are September's art updates from the Lazarus Corporation. It's been a little quite because I've been on holiday for the past two weeks, but many projects have been continuing in the background.
So first of all, we'd like to mention an exhibition from some friends of ours:
Danse Macabre 2008
Danse Macabre 2008 at View From The Top, Nottingham, UK, from 29th October to 4th November 2008.Private View on Friday 31st October from 7pm to 9pm.Post Mortem in the Pit & Pendulum hostelry from 9pm until late.
Roll up, roll up, and step right this way... Let the Danse Macabre take hold of you as we lead you by the hand through the dark forest of the subconscious. But do keep up! Don't stray too far from the path, as you never know what strange fate may befall you. We have many wondrous and macabre sights for you to behold, so do draw up close as we weave our spell upon you.
Danse Macabre brings to you for the second year running an exhibition of 19 artists whose artwork draws upon the ethos of Gothic Romanticism.
The private view will incorporate a performance by Annette Foster (aka ‘Netty Page’, ‘Transgressa’) and compèred by prestidigitator Dee Christopher. Guests will be fortified by complimentary sinful cocktails served courtesy of the Pit & Pendulum and generously sponsored by Basilica Music. Choose your company carefully as you will be recorded on film for posterity by Trent House Studios and LuridTV for later amusement (wear what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law!).
Guest list applies at the private view so RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name as well as those of your companions to guarantee your places. However all are welcome to attend the Pit & Pendulum afterwards to network and socialise.
For more information on Danse Macabre and the artists involved: www.dansemacabre-art.co.uk
For directions and gallery opening times: www.viewfromthetop.co.uk
...and now back to what's happening on the Lazarus Corporation:
The Book of the Erinyes
We've recently launched a brand-new microsite for The Book of the Erinyes. This project - a limited edition handbound artist's book of manipulated photographs accompanied by text written in the style of a late 19th century apocalyptic tome transcribed by an opium addict - is something I've been planning since January.
The Book of the Erinyes website has a journal (read: blog) with RSS feed so you can keep up with the progress of the project.
Recent journal entries include:
Book Bindings and Vine Leaves
A Preview of the Text
A Movie Trailer for an Artist's Book?
Putting plans together
A Busy Few Months Ahead
The Lazarus Corporation on Facebook
If you're a Facebook regular then you really should become a fan of the Lazarus Corporation on Facebook. Signing up as a fan means you can get irregular updates about the various art projects we do sent directly to your Facebook account, which we thought you might find convenient.
The Lazarus Corporation Blog
We're getting deeper into ideas for online arts/music marketing & promotion on the Lazarus Corporation blog. Here's some quick links to a choice selection of some of the latest articles:
More on Publishing Art Books on Lulu
Using Facebook to promote your artwork (2)
Microsites for arts projects
Less Theory, More Practice
Self-publishing your art books on Lulu
Using Facebook to promote your artwork
Open planning my new artwork and freeconomics
Freeconomics and McFly
A basic strategy for music in 5 steps
take my images - they are not my art
Social Networks - Pure and Applied
Five things not to do on your artists website
a summary of freeconomic models
The future for Publishers
Underpricing your work is good
Five MySpace Mistakes for Visual Artists
resources: selling art online
How to get 1000 true fans and succeed as an artist in a long tail economy
Strategies: creating a website for your art, music or writing (part 1)
And finally, for what we'll euphemistically call "less structured discussion", there's the Lazarus Corporation Discussion Forum where interesting debate and news of good art, music, books and cinema lives side-by-side with chat, gossip and gobbledygook.
There's more artwork due soon, progress reports on the Book of the Erinyes, and a whole new spin-off site in the form of a directory of alternative culture links. We hope to see you there.
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