Otherwise known as The Children of !Wowow!, they are a group of artists, fashion designers, writers and musicians, who have promoted numerous art events and parties in London and Berlin.
In 2003, !Wowow!
organised warehouse parties in Peckham.
At times club nights with 2000 people took place.
The second show by the collective in December 2004 was of paintings, film, photography and performance by recent Slade graduates for a month in the Georgian building at 251 Rye Lane, Peckham, formerly occupied by the Co-op shop, which the artists gutted and refurbished.
The artists, who curated the exhibition together, included Chloe Dewe Mathews with photographs of lidos, Matthew Stone with digital recreations of old paintings, Rachael Haines with surrealist inspired collages and Boo Saville with monkey paintings and biro drawings.
In November 2005, the Children of !Wowow!
organised a week-long event in a large warehouse in Peckham, curated by member Gareth Cadwallader, and in a number of smaller venues in the area, featuring members of the collective and also Mark McGowan.
Events included Stolen Cinema with cult films from a local rental shop, Richard Elms' play Factory Dog, and a Greasy Spoon Art Salon Breakfast presided over by Lali Chetwynd and Zoe Brown.
he week culminated with a party for 1,500 people, with 10,000 bottles of beer, 500 bottles of whiskey, and 13 live bands on stage.
The bands included The So Silage Crew, Ludes, The Long Blondes, and Ivich Lives.
The Amazing squat created its own "distinctly odd harlequin-esque fashion style", through Gareth Pughs' participation.
Hanna Hanra and Katie Shillingford edited Fashion/ Art/ Leisure, a fanzine affiliated with the group.
Matthew Stone said:
Since the Imperials left their original building in 2006, they have organised events in Dresden and also squatted a Kwik Fit Garage in Camberwell for an exhibition.
Millie Brown and Adham Faramawy have organised several art and music events.
These have included an event in March 2007 in Birmingham.
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