Ken Saro-Wiwa Memorial Bus, large format digital print, part of Doing Nothing is Not an Option, Michael McMillan and Platform London, Peckham Platform, 2015
I was, like Anthony Schrag (and others I know), infuriated by the recent ArtWorks Conversation at BALTIC 39. Anthony has written a little about the pairing of Ilana Mitchell (Wunderbar and other things) and Darren O’Donnell (Mammalian Diving Reflex) today in a piece entitled The Value Rant , but his rant was not at them and not (directly) at ArtWorks or their ‘critical conversations’. … READ MORE
All this talk of “revelatory” discovery that arts and culture are exclusive makes me remember my talk at CREATEglos in July. Click the link to see the film…
Source: Art and (In)equality–a film of my provocation @CREATEglos event on 1st June 2015
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This blog post initially vented some of my concerns about cultural policy and cultural value in particular. Nearly two years old, its premise still drives much of my practice and research.
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I gave this presentation on 16th November 2015 at Durham University’s Participatory Research Hub. The event aimed to explore what happens “when participatory research meets the creative sector”. My presentation introduces dot to dot active arts, features my recent paper A View Is Always Worth It: Social Practice in Rural North East England, then reflects upon a project I collaborated on with Stevie Ronnie in 2014 – northerngame.… READ MORE
Dotto, Courtesy of The Black-E.
I asked the two questions in my title as an immediate response to a panel entitled ‘What kind of organisation do we need to develop to work with communities…?’ The problem seemed obvious; becoming increasingly apparent as the Community Arts? Learning from the Legacy of Artists’ Social Initiatives conference (part of Liverpool Biennial’s programming) progressed. … READ MORE