Neo-Grotesk Realism

Utopia for feudal times

Neo-G.R. is a creative research-driven project set up to examine contemporary medievalism, in particular those which addresses digital and economic hegemonies (e.g neofeudalism, technofeudalism). Concurrent to this enquiry is an exploration of the term “grotesque” and its contradictions across fine art, design, literature etc. As a starting point Grotesque Realism (Mikhail Bakhtin’s definition of a utopian anti-feudal impulse, rooted in folk rites) will be used as a framework to imagine new possible signs, practices and theories.

Artists, coders, researchers and writers are invited to collaborate (remotely or in person): info@samfrancisread.com