the Neo-Nominalist International
circa 1974. Died circa 1976.
Young people in art, incompetent, barely literate, malcontents full
of joie de vive and nastiness, often drunk, drifting, attempting
to come to terms with the rampant metaphor sucking in the ideology
of l'art moderne. Bumbling around in pre-postmodern theory
and avant-garde fatal strategies, this menage a cinq stumble
upon what are now au courant notions such as the the attack
on the authorship (l'assaut sur l'auteur), multiple identity,
fictional authors and artists, radical dishonesty, Integrated Splinterism ,
neo-nominalism, genius, copyright and the historiographical
trap of documentation. To document F-Art, as this site does, would
be anathema to F-Art. The F-Art theorists would call such action
"proF-art", the worst insult imaginable. To such a claim,
we the authors of the website plead guilty, but we protect our identity
to prevent the F-Art thugs from hurting us. Back then the development
of artists who would ape F-Art postures caused the main actors to
dissolve the group before it became a footnote of history. And they
disappeared. There is a rather cryptic explanation of the dissolution
of the group in the document The Veritable
Split in the F-Art Group. Ah... the dreariness of Toronto in
of this website have, while keeping their head-down documented much
of the F-Art activity which is on display here. They have also,
over the years, documented activity which they believe may have
either been activity of the F-Art group under other names or activity
of possible ProF-Artists.
to believe anyone what take this crap seriously." —Vince
F-art Group was the group that stole radical dishonesty from the
technocrats and made it into a theoretical basis for Integrated Splinterism.
I, however, transformed f-art's pathetic posturing into a systematic
language of erasure. I am the premiere radical dishonestistin the
world." —John Fell.
International Necronautical Society