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Burma – the dirty list

September 28, 2007


The intensity of demonstrations and reprisals in Burma shows no sign of lessening and it is hard to know what we can do from so far away.  Although the Internet has provided a fantastic way of getting images out of Burma, this new connectedness has produced a very globalized form of impotence, based on a feeling of powerlessness […]

How not to do it and how to do it well (but not tell anyone!)

September 23, 2007


Back in August I posted about one aspect of the lost-o project in Ashford.  I wanted to start a debate about the quality of a piece of graffiti that had appeared on the edge of the town centre, not because it was graffiti, but because it was a bad example of the form that had gained […]

Short film night – tonight!

September 20, 2007


I’m hosting an evening of short films tonight at St Mary’s Church in Ashford, Kent, as part of the town’s second ‘Visual Arts and Architecture Festival’.   The films include work by Simon Burrill, Emily Richardson, David Hillman, Colin Baggott and Gregory Marsh, as well as a piece about Strange Cargo’s ‘Singleton Giant’ project and images from the ‘lost-o’ […]

Grunts for the arts

September 10, 2007


In protest against cuts in funding for the arts that are taking place as a direct result of the 2012 Olympics, Grunts for the Arts are staging a day of ironic and entertaining sporting events on this saturday (15th September) in Burgess Park in south London.  They promise: “Celebrity Sack Racing, Handbag Hurling and Gymnastics […]

Want to be ‘tagged’ by your employer?

September 7, 2007


“Tackling a dilemma right out of a science fiction novel, the state Senate passed legislation Thursday that would bar employers from requiring workers to have identification devices implanted under their skin.” [image by Amal Graafsta, – many thanks!] Have a look at the article here. Thanks to Wesley for the link.

youtube + free lectures from big thinkers = procrastination

September 6, 2007


Thanks to a post on the Literature Compass blog, I have found out that the European Graduate School have put lectures by Derrida, Baudrillard, Butler and Zizek up on you tube.  You can see a list of all the videos here.

Another theoretical twist?

September 6, 2007


Still digesting George Yudice’s ‘The expediency of culture’, I’ve had something of a breakthrough with my own research.  I’m working at the moment on the idea that cultural capital is the structural process through which performative force constructs cultural subjects.  I think that this opens up the space for a critical (political) position on performativity.  […]