What Do We Do and Who Are We?
The Absurd Collective is a loose collective of Edmonton-based artists. Born four years ago when we somehow got our hands on a grant to have a mixtape release party and gallery that showcased our friends' art, it has since become a passion project through which we've worked with local venues, artists, charities, and friends to share our work in a meaningful way with one another. Our artistic vision has been, since the collective's inception, one that privileges a community based, D.I.Y., and anti-capitalist approach as much as possible (and sometimes out of necessity).
Our work includes, but is not limited to, music creation and promotion, visual design, creative and non-creative writing, event planning (both gnarly and legitimate in equal measure), videography, and just about whatever any of us feels like putting our time into. More than anything it is important to us that our art and work is done freely in a way that is as unrestrained, as accessible to those around us, and honest as possible. If that means that we make less, or no money, or have to work twice as hard or get less done, then so be it. If it means that we get to be rich and do nothing, then, well, so be it.