T.A.G.C./THE ANTI GROUP (UK)
The Anti-Group Communications, or T.A.G.C. are a side project of Clock DVA. Formed in the early 1980s by Adi Newton (although the idea existed as early as 1978), T.A.G.C. (originally The Anti-Group) was conceived as an open-membership experimental multimedia collective, focused on audio, visual, and textual research and production, as well as performance art and installations.
T.A.G.C. audio recordings are released on Newton's Anterior Research Recordings label. The theoretical underpinnings of these recordings, which are often primarily psychoacoustic experiments or carefully constructed aural rituals, are made explicit in the lengthy liner notes which accompany most releases.
The acronym T.A.G.C. is also intended to represent the four nucleotides that make up DNA (thymine, adenine, guanine and cytosine). Strictly speaking T.A.G.C. are not a group, but a variable collection of individuals contributing under invitation and the directorship of Adi Newton (although since the mid 1990,s T.A.G.C. has been represented solely by Adi Newton and his partner and wife Jane Radion-Newton). Underlining this basic idea lays the deeper philosophical and theoretical work of T.A.G.C. The primary concern of the project is research, development and documentation also the expanding of the connections and concepts that are explored and experimented with empirically and its theoretical possibilities and its advancement. Also the expansion of Consciousness whether via applied use of computers and audio-visual technology or via arcane systems of Magick or other Occult or esoteric sciences.
After years of silence, Adi Newton with his creative partner Jane Radion Newton re-activated T.A.G.C. for a live multimedia performance at Equinox Festival, London in June 2009.