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Mutate Britain: One Foot in the Grove

Mutate Britain: One Foot in the Grove

Graffiti, robots and more in a strange art show under a London flyover

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A 15ft aardvark constructed from raw timber with a light-up robotic face and gigantic hands is climbing up one of the support pillars of the Westway, next to the body of a full-sized helicopter the front of which has been shaped into a grinning skull. Life-size rearing horse torsos made of white marble-like resin, with real horse skulls instead of heads, are mounted on the wheels of Victorian perambulators, while a man rides a clanking, hissing, fire-spitting motorised beast with stamping front legs and huge rear wheels around through the crowd as children caper about and their parents drink rum punch to the sound of militant 1970s funk. It's a bit livelier than White Cube, that's for sure.

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Good work muggins. Might try and get myself down there, looks good. Been seeing Mutoid stuff since the Lechlade festival back in the day, so would be interesting to see some of their newer stuff..... i believe they made an appearance at burning man this year, with some crazy fire breathing contraption. Cant beat a bit bit of fresh graffiti, always pushing the envelope...

Long may it remain remote from the art establishment. though there's fat chance of that if there's money to be made out of it. Look forward to getting down there and seeing it!

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