With all revolutions there must be propaganda! And for that we turn to
the artists in our society. All have donated their time and imaginations
to create something grey sweatsuit related and in doing so have helped
drive the concept further into the consciousness of the public. Please
visit their personal sites to check out their other works!
Jeremy Stewart & Simon Wilkinson – THE GREY SWEATSUIT REVOLUTION Lecture Series and Intervention Convention, hosted by The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Rumour has it that NSCAD only invited Jeremy Stewart and Simon Wilkinson to Halifax because they lost a bet with MIT. But don't listen to the haters! It was all love for the sardonic duo last February when they lectured on The Grey Sweatsuit Revolution, held a workshop and threw a party that still has the city wondering "What the bumbaclot just happened!?".
Many thanks to Gary Markle for facilitating the awesome!
The Grey Sweatsuit Revolution Lecture at NSCAD
Imagine how you would feel if you went to a lecture and all the Prof. did was talk about his sweatsuit? Pretty awesome right? Right. Well, that was the general consensus of the hundreds of art, design and fashion students that attended this lecture, all except for this one dude that was all "cottage industry" this and "cottage industry" that, he hated us.
In collaboration with the NSCAD student union, The Grey Sweatsuit Revolution threw what some would call "a really fun party". Imagine Mardi Gras on Angel Dust. Or Carnival on LSD. Now combine them all. This should give you some idea of what went on. We can't remember exactly what happened after the cloud of awesome landed but when we woke up we had all these polaroids of people in grey sweatsuits.
Jeremy Stewart & Simon Wilkinson – Power
Associates of THE GREY SWEATSUIT REVOLUTION may be coming to your town!
Taking a break from the convention circuit Simon Wilkinson and Jeremy
Stewart are sacrificing all they have to make it possible for the THE
GREY SWEATSUIT REVOLUTION to reach a broader, more corporate audience
via the culture's most precious medium, the Power Point presentation.
Having already presented in Toronto and Osaka this past Fall and with
preliminary plans laid down to visit Greenland this Winter, it looks like
the boys have got something going on! As one participant reported, "I
thought it was going to slow down but it just kept on getting better,
until I couldn't help but visualize my life completely transformed and
my body saturated with grey sweatsuit material!"
Do you want some action? Contact us for scheduling
details and guest appearances! email@example.com.
Will Munro likes to throw hugely popular dance
parties like Vaseline and Peroxide and makes a lot of things into underwear,
for us he made a wicked-hype fetish style jumpsuit!
Visit Will's site at www.willmunro.ca
to view more of his breath accelerating work.
Meaghann Evans – Grey Sweatscarf
THE GREY SWEATSUIT REVOLUTION only wants fashion to die this winter, not
you, so make sure you wrap up tight in a Meg Evans Sweatscarf! Actually,
it's a one off and I don't think Meg has time to go into mass production,
but I'm sure she wouldn't mind if you copied her prototype, as long as
you didn't wear it with a fur coat or something shitty like that, because
Meg loves animals.
West Side Stitches, Jeremy Stewart & Simon
Wilkinson – West Side Stitches Quilt Project
The Westside Stiches Couture Club is a collaborative and performative
stiching gang led by fashion artists, Will Munro and Jeremy Laing (who
used to work with Alexander McQueen). They fuck shit up.
We contributed some high grade sweatsuit material to their most recent
creation, a massive quilt comprised of 12" by 12" squares, submitted
by various local and international artists.
Fashion on the phone (Stereo Sound!) – Karl Lagerfeld vs. Yves St. Laurent
Fashion on the phone (Stereo Sound!) - Karl Lagerfeld vs. Yves St. Laurent
Sent directly from the Champs d'Elysées by an anonymous source
via a jewel-encrusted carrier pigeon, this is an exclusive recording of
legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld informing his friend and collegue Yves
St. Laurent about the death of fashion. Listen in on how two of the industries
biggest names deal with the aftermath of a simple grey cotton/polyester
mix. This is an emotional rollercoaster for mature audiences only! Make
sure you're sitting down. Where were you when fashion died? We were in
Jeremy Stewart & Simon Wilkinson – Yorkville
Yorkville is where Ben Affleck hangs out when he's in Toronto. Usually
he'll eat at Sassafraz and head down to THE GREY SWEATSUIT REVOLUTION
window display to cleanse his aesthetic palate of all the Ferraris and
Prada bags he has to view throughout the evening. He says it reminds him
of the days when he was poor and him and Matt Damon were writing Good
Will Hunting and eating fried chicken all day.
Tamara Henderson – Grey Sweatsuit Fanny Pack
Throughout human history great women and men have been characterized by
their ability to indentify the problems plaguing society and, rather than
bitch and complain about them, they solved them.
Tamara Henderson is such a person. While sweatsuiters all over have been
complaining about having nowhere to put their keys Tamara was busy sewing
away just waiting to unleash her incredibly helpful creation upon this
planet we call "The Earth". Check it!
Jeremy Stewart – Subvertisements
Jeremy Stewart is wearing a grey sweatsuit right now while being a designer
and artist in Toronto. He created a new poster design for each week of
the revolution thus far. In classic culture jamming style he utilizes
the advertisements strength against itself, subverting the message, a
detournement. Suddenly the slick image becomes a criticism of the product
it was originally designed to promote via sweatsuit inspired satire.
Davida Nemeroff – Sweatsuit Shoot
A recent graduate of Ryerson University, Davida Nemeroff is full of a
raw creativity that emerges through her fine art photography. Currently
searching for authentic sumo wrestlers to model in her next shoot, the
originality of her ideas is matched only by the quality of her end product.
She took these grey sweatsuit themed shots in the recreation room of her
apartment building, a perfect setting for the comfort revolution with
its retirement home chic (http://www.afikomen.ca/).
Simon Wilkinson – Weekly Video Diaries
Simon Wilkinson is an artist/graphic designer living in Toronto, Ontario.
He has been wearing a sweatsuit for the entire spring and has recorded
and submitted weekly video diaries explaining how he feels and how he
thinks others feel about his grey sweatsuit wearing.
Sandy Plotnikoff – Grey Sweatsuit Buttons
Grey sweatsuit buttons are one of a bunch of buttons made using clothing
materials including denim, velcro, felt, corderoy, terrycloth, leather,
snaps, flannel, velvet, mesh, burlap etc. Sandy Plotnikoff is an artist
based in Toronto and online at www.laundry-line.net.
Jon Knowles with the Team Willow Army – Various
Jon comes from Oshawa, a town where they make a lot of cars. Jon makes
a lot of art. Unlike cars, his art comes in greatly varying forms and
doesn't require any gas or licensing. A recent graduate of the Nova Scotia
College of Art and Design, Jon is located in Halifax but has hopes of
touring around this summer with his latest project, a massive and as of
yet untitled, panorama. He is also busy constructing a fortified architectural
compound out of discarded copies of The Wall by Pink Floyd. Jon is a devout
grey sweatsuit supporter and has submitted pictures of himself and his
band The Armdalers playing in full sweatsuit action! He informs us that
there is more to come of this, as Halifax is quickly being taken over
by a bizarre grey sweatsuit hysteria.
Not to be forgotten, are his most excellent and accomodating roommates
and Brent who are respectable artists in their own right. Unfortunately,
we have yet to recieve bios from them. This may have something to do with
the fact that we forgot to ask. Oops! Expect more detailed info on these
artistic mystery men soon!
Alison Honey – Grecian Sweatsuit
Alison Honey says no one calls her Alison. So if you see her around in
London just say, What's up Ali? She works at the White Cube gallery. So
if you're ever in there, that would probably be a good time and place
to say that. Originally from Toronto, she received a BFA in Montreal and
studied for a year in Italy before moving to London. Her medium of concentration
is photography (www.alisonhoney.com).
She plans to return to Toronto soon with the intention of starting her