When so many revert to the safe, insipid and predictable, Mr and Mr Ford have decided to live beyond the security blanket of normality because they dare to ask “Why”, then, “Why not”. They refuse to accept societal rules just because we’re told we should. So for those that want nice, conventional, middle class, trigger free conversation and art, avoid Mr and Mr Ford, stay at home, watch TV and keep wrapping yourself in cottonwool.
Lloyd Newson, OBE
Creative Director of DV8
Spent the nineties and noughties both terrorising and titillating late night tv viewers as one half of the partnership behind Rapido TV, with shows such as Eurotrash and The Girlie Show as well as allowing Camille Paglia to take a scalpel to the penis in art in The Penis Unsheathed and Graham Norton to pull an overpackaged and overpriced rainbow flag out of the butt of gay culture in Pride Divide.
He developed and produced Channel Four’s celebrity packed party to celebrate the Coming Out of their guest of honour, Ellen DeGeneres, discovered and/or developed the early careers of Graham Norton, Eddie Izzard, Johnny Vaughan and Sara Cox and has also worked with Ice T, Sandra Bernhardt, Jean Paul Gaultier and Waldemar Januszczek.
Jason Ford is a multidisciplinary artist who
studied at New York’s School of Visual
Arts. He has recently turned his attention
back to writing after concentrating on
photography and illustration. His work
has been exhibited around the world as
well as hanging in private collections. He
has been featured in such magazines as
GT, Attitude, TimeOUT and The Guardian.
His first book, #Strangefruit was long listed for the prestigious Polari First book Prize 2021.
He is also an ambassador for Cabaret vs Cancer, a UK charity that raises money through world class cabaret and burlesque to support people and families affected by cancer.