Joe Rush

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Joe Rush
Born 1960
Nationality British

Joe Rush (born 1960) influenced by the film Mad Max and Judge Dredd comics, is the founder of Mutoid Waste Company, a performance arts collective of artists.[1][2][3]

In 1980, Rush exhibited at The Car Breaker Gallery in Frestonia, London.[4] Throughout the eighties he built techno-industrial sculptures at parties and festivals, and then travelled across both Western and Eastern Europe to continue the work. From making a "car henge" at Glastonbury (stone circle made out of cars), he progressed to using armoured personnel carriers and fighter planes in Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

After leaving Britain for many years, Rush returned to the UK where he and his crew became involved with robotics and animation, as well as organising Mutoid Waste Company projects around the world.[5] He has had other art displayed around the country, like "X-Ray Ted Mosquito" as part of Liverpool Discovers 2011.[6]


  1. ^ Lewis, Paul (21 April 2008). "'I mutate waste, it's creative chaos'". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ "Bringing the Streets to the Saleroom: Urban Art Back at Bonhams". Huffington Post. 21 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Glastonbury festival 2011 gets ready – in pictures". The Guardian. 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Car Breaker Poster
  5. ^ Barkham, Patrick (23 March 2006). "The fun, the filth and the fury". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ Bernhardt, Colette (19 February 2011). "This week's new events". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 September 2012. Joe Rush's X-Ray Ted mosquito honours the city as the first to use x-rays and understand malaria 

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