Thursday, 25 March 2010

The Unreal God And Aspects Of His Non-existent Universe - the comic

















The Unreal God And Aspects Of his Non-Existent Universe was a fine art illustration installation for the University of Lincoln Fine Art Degree Show This Is It 2008.
This comic re-appropriates imagery from the original Take On Me video, exhibited within recreated space from the video, drawing visitors into an A-ha fan's world and the world of A-ha's iconic 1986 Take On Me comic book world.

http://www.a-n.co.uk/arts_organisers/knowledge_bank/article/435959/362344

All images copyright Helen Dearnley 2010.
No images are permitted to be downloaded, copied or reproduced from this site without express permission of the artist.



In June 2011 I was given the opportunity to exhibit work at Alley Cafe in Nottingham. For this exhibition, I printed updated copies of the comic following more recent encounters with A-ha and experiences during their final tour in 2010.
The exhibition at Alley Cafe was entitled "How To Make A Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later (Flow My Tears, A-ha)" and ran from 2nd June to 4th July 2011.
The cafe location was site specific to the work, following on from the girl reading the comic in a cafe in the original video.

Limited edition copies of this comic are available to buy @ £3 each plus p&p - contact me if you're interested!!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Helen!

    Have the guys ever see this work? It's absolutey fantastic hon, you really are talented!

    Mxx

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  2. Not yet Marie xx I plan to have copies printed - at the moment there is only one physical copy, but due to a family bereavement I've yet to find funding for that. I did take the only copy to the O2 gig, but I never had the opportunity to meet the band that night. They will probably kill me for ruining their classic video!! My favourite photo is of myself and Scott - who many mistook for Morten! - when I shared the comic with him at the Ha Ha Bar http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/magicblackbird76/?action=view&current=10838_170532123207_674273207_285491.jpg

    Eventually it would amuse me greatly to actually meet the band and have a photo taken of myself, Morten, and hopefully Magne and Pal reading the comic!! Existentialism rocks! Who knows, maybe @ RAH :-)

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  3. Morten is now the proud owner of a copy - as you know I was lucky enough to meet him in Sheffield. I have an exhibition coming up @ Alley Cafe in Nottingham June 2011 - details: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/investment/helen-dearnley-solo-art-exhibition-160

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  4. I now have copies of the comic printed and available for sale @£3 plus p+p updated for 2011.

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