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Reimagining Post Punk: The Buzzcocks & The Fall: Orgasm Addict Reframed, Fred Aldous, Manchester, 11th - 22nd October 2017

posted on 2021-03-28, 18:37 authored by Nigel RobinsonNigel Robinson
This collection comprises 2 projects that revisit the enduring legacy of Post Punk. Firstly Orgasm Addict Reframed 2017, a touring exhibition of works by designers invited to reinterpret The Buzzcocks iconic cover, including Robinsons Huh Uh Uh : and secondly Robinsons ongoing series of works centring round the free distribution of badges, celebrating the cultural importance of Mark E Smith & The Fall.

This item contains a project outline, 2 images of Design Manchester website, Robinsons final artwork and 7 developmental images, a print and a list of contributors to the exhibition.

This item documents the exhibition of Huh Uh Uh by Nigel Robinson, a reworking of Malcolm Garrett and Linder Sterling's iconic cover for The Buzzcocks single, which was shown as part of Orgasm Addict Reframed, an exhibition of 120 artworks by international designers invited to contribute their reinterpretations of the original artwork to mark its 40th Anniversary. This item also includes developmental stages of Robinsons artwork until its final iteration and exhibition.

The exhibition included a limited edition risograph print incorporating Robinson's artwork. Orgasm Addict Reframed was curated by the original designer Malcolm Garrett and DR.ME.

The exhibition opened at Fred Aldous and The Refuge in 2017 and toured UK venues including: Understated at Turnpike in Leigh, 20th November -14th December 2019, as a tribute to Pete Shelley, as well as numerous other venues including GF Smith Showspace, London in March 2018 and Birmingham City University as part of the Birmingham Design Festival June 2018.

Included in the silent movie played at the Buzzcocks O2 Ritz Manchester performance on 19 October 2017, viewable at the following link:

Podcast regarding exhibition:

Photography: Nigel Robinson, Malcolm Garrett. Used with permission.

Screenshot and website images used with permission courtesy of Malcolm Garrett, and Design Manchester.

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