A.V.A.F.

Shoplifter has collaborated with A.V.A.F., Assume Vivid Astro Focus on several occasions. Shoplifter created clothing and accessories for several of a.v.a.f.'s performances. They collaborated on the exhibition Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious) at Deitch Projects in Long Island City. They further collaborated on Aimez Vous Avec Ferveur, a commissioned installation in the windows of The Modern, the restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

A.V.A.F. at Rosa de la Cruz Collection

Costumes by Shoplifter in collaboration with Edda Gudmundsdottir.
Dance by Trajal Harrell.
Rosa de la Cruz Collection, Miami
December 2004

Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious)

A.V.A.F. and Friends

May 10, 2008 — August 10, 2008
4-40 44th Drive, Long Island City

Absolutely Venomous Accurately Fallacious (Naturally Delicious), a sprawling exhibition by artistic force assume vivid astro focus at Deitch Studios, Long Island City. Deitch Studios riverfront building was transformed into an avaf demolition disco will a full performance and event schedule. The large gallery space was filled with collaborative sculpture, murals, and rugged found materials inspired by the construction sites found throughout the city and especially from Williamsburg into Long Island City.


Photo by Tom Powell and A.V.A.F. 


Photo by Tom Powell and A.V.A.F. 


Photo by Tom Powell and A.V.A.F. 


Photo by Tom Powell and A.V.A.F. 


Photo by Tom Powell and A.V.A.F. 


Photo by Tom Powell and A.V.A.F. 


Photo by Tom Powell and A.V.A.F. 


Photo by Tom Powell and A.V.A.F.