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Temporary Autonomous Art 3

October 17th to 19th 2001

Temporary Autonomous Art 3 transformed a closed-down Social Services building in Clapton Square, Hackney. Giving back to Hackney what the corrupt council have been closing down methodically for years.

There were all the usuals; photos, paintings, sculpture and films, and then some!.. More than forty artists showed work over the three days making the space positively vibrant with the tapestry of squat life. A big thank you to all the artists that participated in the last show, and words of welcome to those who want to contribute to the next.

This TAA was most notable for the washing machine room. A small room with a quadraphonic sound of a sampled and distorted spincycle turned techno soundtrack, mixed live through a washing machine door into the adjacent room.

Complete with strobe light and bubbling disco ball lighting sitting inside this room really was like going through the spin cycle! My definate winner of the 'parallel' Turner Prize.

Random comments on TAA3

"LOVE IT! Excellent stuff. High quality and everyone who drew stuff can DRAW! And the 1/32nd scale tin foil rave exhibit KICKS ASS! Inspiring."

"Found this by accident, bloody marvellous. It's one thing talking about it but making it work is a winner! Get up and go!"

"Your mum; she raaed. Ur mum, she RAAD, she really raad, ur mum raad!!!! YUR MUMRAH"

London TAA pics

Jog yer memories or see what you missed, the first batch of pics from the highly successful (if somewhat curtailed) London Temporary Autonomous Art exhibition ...

If you have pictures from the Edinburgh event, or any others for that matter, we would love to see them and publish them with the rest.

Email us at the address above.

See below for previous events

Event Archive

  • Czech this out! what happened when Random Artists headed East during Easter 2007.
  • London TAA - 16th-19th May 2007 - New North Rd
  • TAA 13 - Forbidden Arts Manchester - Temporary Autonomous Art Exhibition 11th - 14th Oct 2006
  • Bristol TAA 7 - 10 JUNE 2006 Cumberland Road, Bristol
  • TAA 9 - May 2005- Bristol
  • Firenze Italy - March 2005
  • Taa 8 October 2004 - Commercial Rd, London
  • Transfuse - Summer 2004 - Romania and Bulgaria
  • Fuse June 2004 - Mare St, Hackney, London
  • TAA 7 October 2003 - Goswell Rd, Hackney, London
  • Respect Festival Millenium Dome - July 2003
  • Czech and Poland - summer 2003
  • TAA 6 December 2002
  • Liverpool Bennale Art Festival - September 2002
  • Flowers East Summer 2002 - Richmond Rd, Hackney London
  • Cleanse Summer 2002 - Richmond Rd, Hackney London
  • TAA 5 May 2002 - Commercial St, London
  • TAA4 Feb 2002 - Farringdon Rd,London
  • TAA 3 Oct 2001 Hackney, London
  • Bright Stars Nursery July 2001- Lea Bridge Rd, Leyton, London
  • TAA 2May 2001 - Stoke Newington, London
  • The Liquid Spiral Collective Easter party and gallery space - March 2001 - London Bridge
  • TAA 1 Feb 2001 - Farringdon, London