The Neoists tended to use the mediums of video, audio and live performance. They developed the concept of Apartment Festivals as a way of showing such work. These were week long events based in the living spaces of individual Neoists. The first of these was held in Montreal in September 1980. Subsequent Apartment Festivals took place in Baltimore (twice), Toronto, New York (twice), London, Ponte Nossa (Italy), Berlin and Montreal (twice more).
By the summer of 1981, the centre of Neoist activity had shifted to Baltimore (Maryland, USA) and was focused on Michael Tolson (who worked under the names Tim Ore and tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE). Tolson is self-described as a 'mad scientist/d composer/sound thinker/ thought collector/as been & not an artist'. He is best known for his Pee Dog/Poop Dog Copyright Violation, which he performed on behalf of the Church of the SubGenius in September 1983. The event made national news when Baltimore police disco vered himstark naked beating a dead dog in a railway tunnel, with an audience of 35 people watching.
The Neoist Network held its first European Training Camp in Würzburg, Germany, in june 1982. This led to the involvement of the Scottish artist Pete Horobin, who went on to organise the 8th Neoist Apartment Festival in London (1984) and the 9th Neoist Festival in Ponte Nossa, Italy (1985).
However, after a few years of frantic activity, all the members of the small British group renounced Neoism. The last big Neoist event was the 64th (sic) Apartment Festival organised by Graf Haufen and Stiletto in Berlin, december 1986. However, with the withdrawal of the British section and apathy on the part of most North Americans, Neoism appears to be a spent force.