LuckyPDF and pals take us through a world of iPhone TV, performing aquariums, super yachts and video libraries at Frieze Art Fair.
Working in and around Peckham, internet-art-TV producers / live-performance planners/ party poppers LuckyPDF are a young collaborative trying to change the way we experience art. Made up of Ollie Hogan, James Early, John Hill and Yuri Pattison – alongside an ever-changing array of friends and collaborators from around the world – LuckyPDF have organised performance spectaculars with Auto Italia, at Nottingham Contemporary and, most recently, at the Barbican Gallery. There, in the jungle-like environs of the Barbican’s tropical conservatory, artists included Amalia Ulman and Felix Lee, who organised a ritualistic hair-braiding event; Dominik Salter-Dvorak, Harry Sanderson and Riyo Nemeth (aka Your Body Is A Temple), who constructed a live music video out of hacked MIDI instruments and kinetic sculptures; and Callum Hill, who created and populated a survivalist shelter for self-tanning in the rainforest. Live-streaming these activities on Livestream then archiving them on Vimeo, LuckyPDF are at the forefront of the online broadcasting revolution, alongside other collectives like Boiler Room and SB.TV. Now, for Frieze Projects 2011 – selected by East London super-curator Sarah McCrory – the LuckyPDF boys will be running a live TV studio in amongst all the fun of Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park. Watch the film for a taste of what’s to come…
Text: Dean Kissick
Photography: Yuri Pattison
Concept: Dan Szor
Clothes: Rael Stone
Models: Alis, Vas, Danielle and Todd