Freee

Dave Beech, Andy Hewitt, and Mel Jordan are the three members of the Freee art collective. Freee uses manifesto, spoken choir, kiosk and bodily endorsement of slogan to attempt to form community through the declaration of agreement and disagreement. They use kiosks to assemble groups of people around ideas which are published on badges, clothing, and signage. Conceiving of publics through techniques that derive from montage: cutting, pasting, rearranging, splitting and joining, their work explores how individuals and groups can be temporarily cut out of the community and pasted into new configurations, rearranged through discursive processes of splitting and joining (disagreeing and agreeing) and then reassembled in a new totality through acts of collective publishing. They are preoccupied with the idea of ‘the collective’ and methods for us to all act more collectively within the public domain.

Artworks

Love & Anger

Knitted scarf
150x18cm
49.00

Love & Anger

Knitted scarf with the text "Love & Anger".

Citizen Ship

Interactive performance kiosk

Citizen Ship

A specially built kiosk, along with LED signage, balloons, and leaflets, is manned by the members of Freee.

Protest Drives History

Performance with banner, giclée printed photograph

Protest Drives History

An act of isolated political and philosophical declaration, photographed and later displayed on a billboard.

Revolution is Sublime

Mirror, vinyl, performance, giclée printed photograph

Revolution is Sublime

A performative act of isolated philosophical and philosophical declaration, photographed.

Various Badges

Badges

Various Badges

Various printed badges.

Various Manifestos

Printed booklets and pamphlets

Various Manifestos

Various manifestos in printed paper and card.

Various Sacrves

Knitted scarves

Various Sacrves

Various types of knitted scarves.

Solo Exhibitions

2018      In Another Place, NN Contemporary, Northampton, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017      The Housing Question, mima, Middlesbrough, UK Sounds and Words. Milton Keynes Gallery, Project Space, Milton Keynes, UK

2017      Citizen Ship, new commission City Club, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK

2017      For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet, Radar Arts, Loughborough, UK

2016      Freee-Carracci-institute, NN Contemporary, Northampton, UK

2016      Well Said, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford, UK

2016      Social Kiosk, Leicester University, Leicester, UK

2016      Public Kiosk I, York University, York, UK

2016      Cardiff with Culture: Visioning the City (Manifesto for Art), g39, Cardiff, UK

2016      Public Kiosk II (Open Letter to Engage) Engage Conference, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK

2016      Beyond Art Activism Symposium, (Manifesto for Art), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IRL.

2015      How to Change the World, 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies: Is there an Alternative? Management after critique. University Leicester.

2014      The Hell with Culture Conference (Freee to Hell with Herbert Read) Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

2014      Part of the Game nGbK, Berlin, Germany.

2013      Critical Machines, AUB Art Gallery, BeirutAm I Barbarian? 13th Istanbul BiennialAgoraphobia, TANAS, Berlin

Other Projects

Residencies and Awards

http://freee.org.uk
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