Entries Tagged as 'art'

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

brandalism

documenting this project has been a little baby of mine. i was invited by the brandalism crew on a road tour – mostly nestled in the back of a blackened van with tall ladders, buckets of paste, artwork and a clutch of hi-vis vests. they’d try to put up over thirty billboards in five cities […]

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

boris. wot a cock.

…coming soon to a London Underground carriage near you….

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

peter kennard’s haywain upsets national gallery over arms trade

Shhhhhhhhh. We may or may not have had something to do with the events that led to this diary entry in the Evening Standard: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/londoners-diary/bbcs-hanging-offence-upsets-national-gallery-7706829.html However, the Standard missed the point. It’s not just a TV stunt. It’s a TV stunt with a purpose and that is to highlight and criticise the National Gallery’s continuing […]

Monday, March 19th, 2012

burn tory, burn

The Coalition government did something very nasty tonight. They are killing the NHS. An amendment in the House of Lords seeking to delay the NHS ‘Reform’ Bill was defeated 328 votes to 213. It goes to the Commons on Wednesday where it looks likely to be passed. Nye Bevan would be turning in his grave […]

Monday, March 19th, 2012

syria anniversary calendar

On the 15th of March 2011, Syrians got proper angry. Regime. Dictator. A neo-fascist Baath party more concerned with keeping its clutches on power than on the rights of its citizens. Murderous nasty thing. So demos happened. And the previously cloaked evil that guides Bashar Al-Assad’s regime shone through the mesh. One year on, I […]

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

dow chemicals [doh chemicals]

image as thought up by me and crafted on mike cupcake‘s computer as i was schlepping about soho with a gentleman at the time. if you need an explanation, dow chemicals are one of the official sponsors of the london 2012 olympic games. in 1999, they merged with the union carbide corporation – the pesticide […]

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

shooting@earth: peter kennard and war boutique at black rat projects

here’s a short video featuring war boutique’s work at black rat projects. he and peter kennard set up a series of installations exploring the relationships between citizen, state and commerce and geopolitics as a power structure.

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Are You Being Served, Mr Assange?

with thanks to @piombo

Monday, January 10th, 2011

vivian maier: the franz kafka of street photography

the world has just uncovered a new, great street photographer. her name is vivian maier. she lived and worked in chicago as a nanny. on her days off she took photographs that rival the poetry and beauty walker evans, helen levitt and saul leiter. without further adieu, read my article in the british journal of […]

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The RCA Long Night

I’ve been doing some writing for a bunch of art students. Such as the copy you will read below. The first draft I worked off had the phrase “challenging the position of the student as consumer and the pedagogic problems that come with this new condition”. Call me a bit low-brow but I thought it […]