TEA IN A THUNDER CUP PREMIERS AT THE ARMORY SHOW
Throughout 2012 Australian video artist Neil Howe collaborated with 25 artists and film makers from 14 different countries to create an art feature film titled Tea in a Thunder Cup co-ordinated via facebook by South African artist Alison Williams. See https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tea-in-a-Thunder Cup/106291689391029?fref=ts. Tea in a Thunder Cup celebrates its premier screening facilitated by Lee Wells at this years’ Armory Show in New York. The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in central Manhattan. The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.
In its fifteen years the fair has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world's leading galleries with an exceptional program of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week. Following the Armory Show, Tea in a Thunder Cup heads south of the border for a short season in Mexico City at the Ex Teresa Arte Actual Museum of Experimental Art.
The film is to be screened in 15 countries throughout the year including Australia, dates to be announced. Tea in a Thunder Cup is an odd, somewhat disturbing film that centers on a boy with an on-line imaginary friend. Well, not that the friend is all that imaginary. In fact, to some he is very real indeed. They create a virtual world between them; a safe haven where they fluctuate between game and reality. The emphasis is on art, with the combination of reality and imaginary realms at the fore, for some it promises to be an intriguing ride, for others, a challenge. Tea in a Thunder Cup; written and directed by Alison Williams, RSA. Co-Director: Neil Howe (for Australian scenes) & Danny Germansen (Denmark scenes) Filmed and co-produced in Mexico, USA, Iran, Portugal, Germany, RSA, Italy, UK, Australia, Argentina, Norway, Denmark, Israel and Sweden.
The contributing artists are Ulf Kristiansen, Richard Jochum, Christopher Borkowski, Lee Wells, Ali Ettehad, Danny Germansen, Joas Sebastian Nebe, Anders Weberg, Michael Douglas Hawk, Lizet Benrey, Larry Caveney, Bill Millett, Glenn William Church, Neil Howe, Icetrip Estevez, Victor Martinez Diaz, Germán Britch, Verena Stenke Pagnes and Andrea Pagnes, William Esdale, Alberto Guerreiro, Masha Yozefpolsky, Grant Bayman, Fritz Schultz and Alison Williams.