Bellis and other members of the band have also worked collaboratively on a number of visual and performance art projects which include Theater Project for a Rock Band, a collaboration with conceptual artist, Vito Acconci at the DIA Center, New York; Mekons United, an exhibition of individual paintings and collaborative art by Bellis and other Mekons which included an accompanying book and CD and was exhibited at the Polk Museum, Lakeland, Florida and the Thread Waxing Space, New York; Pussy, King of the Pirates, a performance piece and CD in collaboration with the late author, Kathy Acker, which was performed in London and Brighton in the UK and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle in the US; OOOH (Out Of Our Heads), a touring art exhibition of collaborative work based on the Orphic myth of the singing head, and produced with grant aid from the Arts Council of England; The Art Tube, a project which utilized a functioning London subway train to create a traveling art gallery and featured work by other esteemed artists including Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, Gavin Turk and John Dunbar. Bellis’s art has been published in print form by Felix Rosenstiel’s Widow and Son Ltd. of London and has been featured in a variety of publications including the Mekons books Mekons United and Hello Cruel World, a book of illustrated Mekons lyrics; the Artists Newsletter, a UK based magazine; and the New Yorker magazine in the US. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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