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About AFWFA

AFWFA Manifesto

AFWFA Public Protest

AFWFA Posters 1996–1999

AFWFA Posters 2000–2002

Horsepower

Robotic Art Dipsenser

Bobo the Chimpanzi

AFWFA Starter Kit

Interview with Matte Magazine

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AFWFA logoIn the spring of 1996, Vital 5 Productions staged a DaDa performance on the steps of the Federal Building in downtown Seattle. Reaching for the most absurd and obtuse idea we could, Artists For a Work Free America (AFWFA), was informally born and bred as one day only mock activism. A logo was created, an arsonal of posters and slogans materialized — tee shirts, propaganda, art supplies, megaphones, and clipboard petitions all bore the mark of a real movement. But, like I said, it was a DaDa performance and not meant to be taken seriously. So how AFWFA has managed to survive for over a decade instead of the proposed one afternoon is anyone’s guess. We continue to print hundreds of tee-shirts, distribute starter kits, tag walls and buildings with new posters outlining the propaganda of AFWFA, write stories, sponsor art grants and mail information all over the country. Maybe it was the “Mondays could be fun days” poster, or the “Alarm clocks kill dreams” illustration, but something in that body of absurdity, something in the hoax was real.

AFWFA is a mock organization with a nugget of truth so mysterious and compelling that we are not going to stop until we get to the bottom of it, and DaDa or not, there is nothing absurd in a hunt for the truth.spacer dotted line

AFWFA Manifesto
Words about art, robots and the importance of living.

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AFWFA Public Protest
An afternoon in front of the Federal Building, Seattle WA.
April 29, 1996

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AFWFA Posters 1995 – 1999
A series of black and white posters created by Greg Lundgren.

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AFWFA Posters 2000 – 2003
A series of black and white posters created by Greg Lundgren.

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Horsepower
An illustrated short story by Greg Lundgren published in 1996 by Vital 5 Productions.

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Bobo the Chimpanzi
An illustrated short story by Greg Lundgren published in 1998 by Vital 5 Productions.

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The Robotic Art Dispenser
A functioning example of technology working for the artist.
2001 – 2003

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AFWFA Starter Kits
Tee-shirt, posters, stories and everything you need to start your own pursuit of a work-free America.

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Interview with Matte Magazine
A long winded conversation with Greg Lundgren about art, cockroaches and changing the world, published by Matte Magazine in March of 2002.

 

 

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