No Boundaries 2014 was heralded as an ‘open symposium on the role of culture in 21st century society accessible for established cultural leaders and for those who are discovering their leadership role’. Artists were also able to attend. The symposium also took place over two cities: Bristol and York. We were promised a wide variety of speakers, free to propose open space events, an early morning Arts Council England briefing, a disco and loads of geeky hi-tech internet streaming between venues, so I went to York.… READ MORE
Sound conference advice for all artsy shindigs in the mould of #nb2014 (No Boundaries)…… READ MORE
Crafts call out for visible mending show in Spalding shed? Answers on local postcard to dot to dot member Carol Parker…… READ MORE
Very poignant post by François Matarasso as No Boundaries conference approaches…… READ MORE
An amazing example of participatory action research done well. Engaged people voicing real concerns about their neighbourhood using data they collected. This video is also a great example of using visual arts to produce powerful public interventions via the outdoor projection vehicle called The Illuminator. Lots UK could learn here.
The project is part of the really innovative Public Science Project.… READ MORE
Here’s a short version of the presentation I gave at BALTIC 39 recently about my doctoral research project following project approval…
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Any comments more than welcome.… READ MORE
A repetitive, cyclical dance around a plant upon which mulberries don’t really grow whilst mimicking of everyday actions and chanting ‘This is the way…’ and a response to a blog post on the #culturalvalue initiative website by Daniel Allington entitled Intrinsically cultural value: a sociological perspective.
Walter Crane, Here we go round the mulberry bush, colour printed wood engraving, 1878
The art business, a trade in things that have no price, belongs to the class of practices in which the logic of the pre-capitalist economy lives on… These practices, functioning as practical negations, can only work by pretending not to be doing what they are doing.… READ MORE