Entries Tagged as 'pop culture'

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

greenwash dream….

Filmed this recently…. One HDV camera and one mobile phone. It was for Stop Sweatshop Greenwash at Thanet Earth. It’s to the tune of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”. Not a bad stab for a bunch of green and labour activists in green hair and a man with an inflatable guitar eh?

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, April 1st, 2011

jonnie marbles, soho square

First met Jonnie through a strange phone call. “Hi Leah. Do you want to film a comedian who’d like to get himself kettled at the next anti-cuts demonstration?” “Does this mean I’d have to be kettled with him?” “Yes.” “Ok,” I said, knowing I had a press card that could – at the very least […]

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Understanding Politics Through Eurovision

Today we have been busy working out the lyrics to Belarus’ entry into the Eurovision Song Contest. Seems a reasonable break from looking Indian cotton farmer suicide statistics. Twenty-year-old Anastasiya Vinnikova sings the praises of her homeland with a Stalinist disco swagger. The audience nods with sycophantic gusto. “You’re my passion, do it old-fashioned / […]

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

jonnie marbles, chris coltrane and the jammy dodger

one cold winter morning comedians chris coltrane and jonnie marbles went to the conservative party offices to give chancellor george osborne a jammy dodger. why give fatty a biscuit? he came up tops in a national Tax Shirker poll.

Monday, December 6th, 2010

New Tory Solution to the Recession

The Coalition government is now spamming Britons for their credit card details. Presumably the shortfall really is that bad…. Nice one, David Spameron. [The following is from a mail found in my SPAM folder]. Rt Hon David Cameron MP 5 December 2010 20:50 Reply-To: fcaffairs@2g.cc PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE TREASURY AND MINISTER FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, […]

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Rugger Buggers

Student occupations are sweeping the United Kingdom. Disgruntled students with a deep sense of betrayal and a deeper sense of entitlement are taking over lecture theatres, meeting halls, cloisters, university wings…. At demonstrations, their ducks, dives, feints and Parthian shots at confused lines of police are as much spectacle as much as a revelation that […]

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Sky News reveals fire extinguisher suspect

On 10 November 2010, over 50,000 students and lecturers from across the United Kingdom marched in London against the coalition government’s plans to increase university fees. The march eventually reached Millbank Tower – once the Labour party’s headquarters – now home to the Conservative party. Some people managed to get to the roof. One person […]

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Woo! Press….

For those of you aware of my latest project, a documentary on Indian cotton farmer suicides, pesticides and fashion tentatively called Dirty White Gold, you’ll be aware I’ve re-edited a new taster for it. Since I put it out at the beginning of September, there’s been a little press buzz around it as well as […]

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Inside the Doctor’s Surgery: Dr D (and them billboards what he does)

Billboard vandal and drinker of tea Dr D plies his trade in a West London warehouse nestled in a landscape of railway lines, telephone poles and refrigerator graveyards. When we meet, he is ankle deep in cut-out letters, spraymount and a scattering of UK election campaign propaganda. He’s recently finished a two-storey high paste up […]