Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Anti-homeless spikes are ‘orrible. So we done summat about them.

As far as my friends and I were concerned, this was a test bed. http://betterthanspikes.tumblr.com/ Didn’t expect all this to happen….. London Live http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2015-07-19/turning-anti-homeless-spikes-into-something-more-comfortable ITV London [awaiting clip] BBC Radio [awaiting clip] Metro: http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/18/london-artists-protest-anti-homeless-spikes-by-turning-them-into-a-bed-5302388/ Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/space-not-spikes-campaigners-launch-6089905 Little Atoms [had it first]: http://www.littleatoms.com/art-design-society/best-way-fighting-back-against-londons-anti-homeless-spikes Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/artists-launch-campaign-to-tackle-scourge-of-antihomeless-spikes-in-london-10400210.html Independent (interview) http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/space-not-spikes-protest-artist-says-hostile-architecture-is-antihuman-10409673.html Guardian Cities http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jul/20/rise-urban-playgrounds-elderly Guardian Comment is Free [over 25k […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Posters of Protest

A piece I presented for Tariq Ali’s new show on TeleSUR English about posters of protest and some inspiring activists campaigning against the School of the Americas.  

Monday, July 29th, 2013

the wealth fair state

…made in collaboration with Dr D, “BOB: or the Wealth Fair State” might be one of our most bad-taste political projects…at least this side of Christmas and the diazepam…. http://wealthfair.tumblr.com/

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Peter Kennard’s G8 Protest Posters

Peter Kennard and I have been doing a thing around the G8 this year. He had some images. I suggested sticking them on the t’interwebs, open sourcing them and then pasting them up on the street. They ended up in Enniskillen – the town nearest to where the G8 Summit was being held. Here, the […]

Monday, September 17th, 2012

brandalism [random acts]

…where I follow two men and a van around five cities in the UK across five days putting up nearly forty pieces of artwork [subversively, of course] – all as a comment on advertising, commercialism and the great white hope that is buy buy buy. More info on http://brandalism.org.uk/ Viewers outside the UK can use […]

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….

Monday, March 5th, 2012

reverend billy and the church of earthalujah [random acts]

What do you get when you cross an Elvis impersonator with an evangelical preacher and throw in a protest against corporate sponsorship of the arts? Reverend Billy, his choir and an almighty oil-covered flashmob of the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall… in multi-part harmony. Of course. This was the first Random Act I shot for Channel […]

Friday, January 27th, 2012

dr d [random acts]

It was one of those one-off phone call scenarios. Dr D, this wheatpasting vandal I know, rings up. “You still doing your telly things?” Yes. “What you doin tonight?” Erm…. I scrabbled around for a camera. “Wanna meet me at six or seven around [redacted]?” So after I convinced Emily James to come out shooting […]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

space hijackers: nhs for sale [random acts]

The second instalment of my Random Acts films for Channel 4 aired on Monday night. This one is on the Situationist-inspired anarchitect collective, the Space Hijackers. Troublemakers with a dapper cut and a razor-edged wit, they saw fit to tackle moves by the UK’s coalition government to privatise bits of the NHS. Their mode of […]