I presented this paper at Art and the Urban symposium at Senate House last week. It reflects some of my PhD research.
ARTWASHING SOCIAL SPACE
Fifty years ago, Henri Lefebvre wrote that ‘Everyday life, the social territory and place of controlled consumption, of terror enforced passivity, is established and programmed … [so that] as a social territory it is easily identified, and under analysis it reveals its latent irrationality beneath an apparent rationality, incoherence beneath an ideology of coherence, and sub-systems, or disconnected territories linked together only by speech’ (1968).… READ MORE
This is the test recording of my paper given at Birkbeck (see previous blog post). It features film and a test recording of me reading from the paper. It contains bits of William Blake, Half Man Half Biscuit and a Trip to Trumpton… … READ MORE
I took part in Communalities, urbanities and artistic commonalities – a symposium at Birkbeck School of Arts on 5th June 2018. This is a transcript of my talk. I billed it as the meeting of William Blake and Half Man Half Biscuit via a trip to Trumpton. There’s a video to accompany the talk which I’ll upload soon…