ARC group

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The ARC group formed in the early 1980s. Some members of the group met at the Slade School of Art while others were studying architecture. All were interested in making site-specific art installation works mostly with recycled material, partially influenced by the DIY culture of groups such as the Mutoid Waste Company. The ARC group occupied a number of buildings in the late 1980s in London, including 108 Drummond Street in Euston and Chumley Dene in Highgate. In the summer of 1990 the ARC group built a large timber ship inside a disused church in London's East End which was included in Michael Petry's influential book on installation art.[citation needed] Influenced heavily by the Dada movement and Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau, they were attempting to create a gesamtkunstwerk.

The group exhibited in Milan, Genoa and Budapest before disbanding in the winter of 1991.

Members[edit]

Members of the ARC Group included: