Theatre Collection The Alastair Snow Archive

About Alastair Snow
Alastair Snow is an artist and photographer who has had exhibitions and commissions presented at the Edinburgh Festival, Brighton Festival, Hippodrome Night Club in London, Leadmill Sheffield, Serpentine Gallery, Modern Art Oxford, Cambridge Darkroom, Glasgow Garden Festival, Royal West of England Academy and the National Review of Live Art in March 2010.

Alastair also has 30 years experience of working in the arts and with extensive knowledge of culture and planning policy across the UK, he maintains a professional career as a senior arts executive, an independent consultant and as an advocate and enabler of art and design in the public realm.

Alastair's Archive contains a wealth of material from his performances, including many photographs and props such as The Guerilla Squad masks and pieces of 'edible art' from the Edible Art Association event in 1981.
Don't Dilly Dally in the Duodenum Octetto Ironico

Festivals of Performance, South Hill Park
Alastair Snow curated the Festivals of Performance at South Hill Park Arts Centre in the 1980's. Many of the artists featured went on to appear at the National Review of Live Art and footage of their work may appear in the NRLA Video Archive.
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Festival of Performance 1983
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Festival of Performance 1984

Baron Alban
Baron Alban
Baron Alban's Plumb Line presents Alastair Snow
Baron Alban
Baron Alban performances

The Guerilla Squad
Baron Alban with Guerillas, Coate Water, Swindon 1986 photo: Paul WhiteBaron Alban devised The Guerilla Squad in 1986 as a remarkable concept in concussed percussion, sparked by the tactics of confrontation and deterrent in an uncertain age of reason. It consisted of up to 25 percussionists and amplified ironing-boards played with timpani sticks, a highly charged domestic metaphor to promote home centred society under fire and under threat. A disco version was presented at the Hippodrome Night Club in London with a sonic arrival on the Flying Phantom*, a fire tug on the Clyde at the Glasgow Garden Festival. Following the riots in Korea, the performance took on more of a militaristic identity given by a locally recruited and rehearsed company of artists, dancers, musicians and enterprising members of the general public, many new to or unfamiliar with the confrontational aspects of live art.
(Information taken from Alastair Snow's website)

L'Ironique Des Gorillas
The Guerilla Squad
The Guerilla Squad

Alastair Snow website

For further information on Alastair Snow and his work, please visit Alastair's website.
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