Performing an Ollie: Oliver East on his artistic negotiations with space and place

Performing an Ollie: Oliver East on his artistic negotiations with space and place

As often as other artists have cited Oliver East on the Uncomics podcast, it was a matter of time before host Allan Haverholm sat down to talk with himself about the life and process of a walking cartoonist, poet, university lecturer, and painter of street rubbish.

Learn how skateboarding is an act of remixing architecture, about transforming space into place, and how East has made up his career as he goes along. All this, with a healthy serving of self deprecation, in this episode of the Uncomics podcast!

The galleries below only cover the works discussed in this artist talk. You are strongly encouraged to visit Oliver’s website, where you can buy his books and prints. For current updates, follow him on Twitter and Instagram!


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Works discussed

Ill architecture (2018–current)

Trains are… mint (2008-12)

Wax ever grander (2020)

Ley lines #15: Langweile (2018)

Van diagrams (2019)

Skateboarding as architecture (2020)

Take me back to Manchester (2016)

Further reading

Allan Haverholm

Allan Haverholm

Allan Haverholm is a graphic artist, independent artistic researcher, editor, curator and performer. His experimental comics practice has been exhibited across Europe and North America, and he has given talks, courses and workshops across Northern Europe. Since his 2015 abstract comic "When the last story is told", he has formulated the field of uncomics to describe and study similar multidisciplinary practices in comics and contemporary arts.

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