Great art, original art, is never created in a safe middle ground. Originality is dangerous, it challenges, opposes, ridicules and subverts what it touches, and if you’re not living on the edge you’re taking up too much room.
Sometimes artists are either shoved to the edge, and sometimes they seek it out. It is a space of unsettled morals, questioning and often controversy. Author Kurt Vonnegut spoke of seeking cliffs, saying,
I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center. It is the artists’ role to pace this periphery, by force or by choice.
Surrey Hills Revolutionary Kollective is dedicated to supporting those brave enough to teeter. The movement supports local art initiatives which meet the manifesto ideals, providing emotional and financial support to creative spirits in the Surrey area.