Alan's Activism is a site trying to keep up to the projects of Alan Twitchell, an artist also known as the Geoff McSmør. Alan works in the performing as well as in the fine arts. And someone wrote the following statement about him:

Goeff McSmør is an artist who works in a variety of media. By applying a wide variety of contemporary strategies, McSmør plays with the idea of the mortality of an artwork confronted with the power of a transitory appearance, which is, by being restricted in time, much more intense. His artworks are made through strict rules which can be perceived as liberating constraints. Romantic values such as ‘inspiration’, ‘genius’ and ‘authenticity’ are thereby neutralised and put into perspective. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, he presents everyday objects as well as references to texts, painting and architecture. Pompous writings and Utopian constructivist designs are juxtaposed with trivial objects. Categories are subtly reversed. His collected, altered and own works are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. The possible seems true and the truth exists, but it has many faces, as Hanna Arendt cites from Franz Kafka. With the use of appropriated materials which are borrowed from a day-to-day context, he absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal follow-up and revival of a past tradition is important as an act of meditation. He creates situations in which everyday objects are altered or detached from their natural function. By applying specific combinations and certain manipulations, different functions and/or contexts are created. Goeff McSmør currently lives and works indifferent.

After spending 8 years in arts administration Alan decided for various reasons to focus on his own projects. Alan delivers stunning performances, extravagant dramaturgical turns and spectacular directions. Have a look at the projects listed to get a better idea. Of course, this is not a complete record. Feel free to enquire.